“The Lexicon IONIX U82S is a very nice little interface that provides a well-judged hardware feature set, good sonics, common-sense ergonomics, and a great bundled reverb plug-in”.

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Following great reviews of the Lexicon IONIX U22 and U42S, this month it’s the turn of the largest sibling of the bunch, the U82S. Sound On Sound give their verdict.

Featuring newly designed dbx 60V high-voltage, ultra-low noise mic preamps on all 8 channels, the IONIX U82S is more than equipped to provide professional recordings that keep your music sounding its best. The IONIX U82S can record eight tracks at once and includes 8 combi-jack mic/line inputs with +48V phantom power, 2 TRS balanced line outputs, 2 hi-Z instrument inputs, 2 high power 1/4" headphone outputs, S/PDIF and MIDI I/O.

“The hardware of the U82S is solidly built and immediately inspires a feeling of confidence in its robustness. I’m not normally too much of a sucker for cosmetics, but I have to say that this thing looks pretty natty parked tidily on its non-slip rubber feet under my screen”.

“The preamps are of a very similar design to those in the FW810S, and as such are clean, quiet, and quite neutral, which means that they’ll cope with the gamut of project-studio recording tasks confidently”.

“If you’re more interested in quality and usability than huge numbers o connections, there’s a great deal to recommend it”.

To read the full review, pick up the June Issue of Sound on Sound Magazine (Volume 24, Issue 12) on sale now. The Lexicon IONIX U82S is available now at £494.50 RRP. For more information go to http://www.lexiconpro.com/product.php?id=155