In this video we compare the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface to the Solid State Logic SSl2+ Audio Interface.
Scarlett 2i2 vs SSL2+ Conclusion
In terms of build quality, sound quality, and latency, the 2i2 and SSL2+ both offer great value. They both offer great dynamic range, plenty of volume when you need it, and practical latency at small buffer sizes. When you’re looking for an audio interface, those are the most important considerations that we consider.
The SSL2+ does offer more gain, less noise, more dynamic range, and we prefer the sound of the SSL2+ 4k Legacy mode compared to the Scarlett 2i2 Air Circuit.
The Scarlett 2i2 offers a smaller, light weight design with all of the inputs and headphone jack on the front of the unit which we believe is beneficial.
The SSL 2+ and 2i2 3rd Gen both offer high quality, high value audio interfacing for your home studio but we think the SSL2+ has enough clear benefits to recommend it over the Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface.
Scarlett 2i2 vs SSL2+ Comparison Chart
|Scarlett 2i2 AUdio Interface||SSL2+ Audio Interface|
|Price||Click for current price||Click for current price|
|Mic Gain Range||56dB||62dB|
|Mic Input Noise||-128dBu||-130.5dBu EIN|
|Max Instrument Input||+12.5dBu||+15dBu|
|Max Line Input Level||+22dBu||+24dBu|
|Monitor Dynamic Range||108dB||112dB|
|Monitor Max Output:||+ 15.5dBu||+ 12.5dBu|
|Headphone Dynamic Range||104dB||111dB|
|Headphone Max Output:||+7dBu||+10dBu|
|Class Compliant (MacOS, iOS)||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions:||175 x 47.5 x 98.8mm||234 x 70 x 157mm|
|Included Software:||Avid Pro Tools | First |
Focusrite Creative Pack
Ableton Live Lite
XLN Audio Addictive Keys
Softube Time and Tone Bundle
Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite
Focusrite Collective membership
3 month Splice Sounds subscription
|SSL Native Vocalstrip 2 |
6-month trial of SSL Native suite
NI Hybrid Keys and Komplete Start
Avid Pro Tools | First
Ableton Live Lite
1.5GB Loopmasters samples
Pricing & Specs For Scarlett 2i2 & SSL2+
- Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface: https://currentprice.io/scarlett_2i2
- Solid State Logic SSL2+ Audio Interface: https://currentprice.io/ssl2_plus
- Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone: https://currentprice.io/shure_sm7b
- XLR Cable: https://currentprice.io/xlr_cable
Topics Covered When Comparing Scarlett 2i2 vs SSL2+
- 0:00 – Introduction
- 0:30 – Price
- 0:55 – Specs
- 3:00 – Inputs & Gain Setup
- 4:35 – Air Vs 4k – Upper Frequency Lift
- 5:11 – Phantom Power & Layout
- 6:50 – Monitor, Headphones & Output
- 8:37 – Scarlett 2i2 & Shure SM7B
- 9:36 – Scarlett 2i2 Air
- 10:07 – SSL2+ & Shure SM7B
- 10:34 – SSL2+ 4k
- 11:30 – Final Thoughts
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