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iD4 & iD14 MK II - Audient updated their Audio Interfaces

Dreyfus

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Hello everbody,

Audient has just release an update to their audio interface lineup:
iD4-iD14-MKII-Float-Smaller.png

Product Pages:
Audient iD4 MK II
Audient iD14 MK II

I just gathered all the data and compared Gen 1 and 2 side by side:

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(Note: errors excepted due to updating product pages.)

The THD, Noise and especially power capabilites appear to have improved quite a bit.

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Blumlein 88

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Wonder what gain levels they have on the mic pre's now?
 
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Sorry, I forgot to add that to the table.

iD4 MK I: 58 dB
iD4 MK II: 58 dB
iD14 MK I: 56 dB
iD14 MK II: 58 dB

Not much of a difference, though. Only +2 dB for the iD14. 58 dB appears to be the standard gain for this series now. Plus 10 dB digital gain in the software.

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Since I'm still on lookout for something w/ 2 combo XLR-s and a decent minijack hp out, I wonder whether ID4/ID14 do a better job, or an EVO4.
 
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Since I'm still on lookout for something w/ 2 combo XLR-s and a decent minijack hp out, I wonder whether ID4/ID14 do a better job, or an EVO4.
The iD4 and iD14 have a much better build quality and are now also technically superior to the EVO4 in pretty much every aspect.

Is it still 3 dB per volume strep? Main reason I got a Motu M2 instead.
Good question!

I would also be intersted if they have improved anything on the gain knobs. I had three different iD14s in my hands so far and all of them had very erratic gain curves past 60% on the pots. Not very convient for channal matching and fine adjustments for low sensitivity mics.

Other than that I was pretty happy with those devices in the past.
 

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The ID4 and I think ID14 in previous models used 10 db of digital gain on the preamps. I wonder if that is still the case or if it is all analog gain now? Anyone happen to know. Maybe the owners manual will tell.
 

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This is a significant upgrade in DAC THD+N output and headphone power, making it more competitive. Nice move from Audient.
 

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These figures suggest moving from about +/-8 V to +/-15 V supplies... pretty bold for bus-powered interfaces. Wouldn't be possible without Type C, I guess. Still makes me wonder what headphone out distortion performance would be like.

Any guesses as to converters? DAC wise I suspect either something ESS or a CS43198, the amount of DACs that are good for a real-life 125.5 dB(A) is somewhat limited.
 

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These figures suggest moving from about +/-8 V to +/-15 V supplies... pretty bold for bus-powered interfaces. Wouldn't be possible without Type C, I guess. Still makes me wonder what headphone out distortion performance would be like.

Any guesses as to converters? DAC wise I suspect either something ESS or a CS43198, the amount of DACs that are good for a real-life 125.5 dB(A) is somewhat limited.
Last I checked they were using Cirrus DACs on the iD44 so likely that again. AKM A/D as I recall.
 
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