Chunky little thing, fits well under an A5 footprint, weighs 1kg I guess. Has latches on the combo XLRs! Rare these days.
Setup: Now, I might have cocked up here but I don't think so. I did as per the book and ran the installation disk first on my HPi3 w7/64 laptop. This took feckin' AGES to run and update and generally faff about. Then I plugged in the Audio 6. Nowt, just was not seen. I re-read the handbook about setup but it did not seem to help but clearly I had no drivers so I downloaded same from NI and ran them. Plugged in the box. Bazinga! Works. I recorded a bit of HD Radio3, soprano and orchestra, yes, very clean on headphones but in truth no different from my 2496 but then my ears!!! I then tried an SM57 and as expected the gain needed to be near max for -20ish with mic 100mm from chin, normal speech. The playback was very clean and "silent" part commendably quiet but again, no better than the ZED10/2496 setup. Is there some complex but clean music I can download from SoS please?
I then tried it on my old P4 3G EiSytems but this time I just installed the drivers. Not a problem.
Lastly I tried the full install from disc on an Asus MOBO AMD 2 core 3G running XP Pro. Same'ish install time as the HP and again no drivers found...Keep 'em on a stick with my car/house keys now!