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Description

Mixing in a perfect environment simply isn't an option for everyone. Even if you have excellent, high-quality studio monitors, chances are you don't have the liberty to crank up your latest mix at 3:00 AM, just when you've put the final touches on that last track. That's what's so cool about the Focusrite VRM Box. Designed to integrate with your favorite DAW, the VRM Box uses Focusrite's award-winning VRM (virtual reference monitoring) to simulate a traditional monitoring environment, right in your headphones. Now, instead of the tightly focused and exaggerated stereo separation you get from headphones, you get the sound of a traditional listening environment, complete with pro-quality studio monitors. Because the VRM Box can act either as the primary output of your DAW or inline with the S/PDIF output of your audio interface, you can use it with any DAW, even Pro Tools HD. The VRM Box hardware itself boasts a 108dB dynamic range, far outstripping conventional computer headphone outputs. What's more, the VRM Box supports up to 24-bit/192kHz digital audio over S/PDIF, so it's compatible with even the most demanding applications. Although monitoring with real studio monitors will always be ideal, a Focusrite VRM Box will make your next best option a whole lot better.

Discussions

Focusrite VRM Box

Dear Focusrite... Please release this as a plugin! Many of us already have interfaces with headphone outs...the VRM box has no DSP and simply acts as a dongle, and having it in the signal path makes little sense, especially since the SPDIF is limited only to 44.1 and 48!

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New Favorite Headphones for Mixing

...am a long time K702s user looking for a closed-design/isolating counterpart to them ;) I've been auditioning them with Focusrite's VRM Box for about 40min of time dedicated to 7520s and 20min of time dedicated to 7506s on my reference material I know well (mostly electronic music, but not limited to). I wasn't disturbed...

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Best Headphones (under $200)

...be that the low end is not plagued by room resonance... yeah!! I think it's a viable alternative to the Focusrite VRM. Another downside as of now is that there are no ASIO drivers available. (Their primary target market is unfortunately not for this purpose...) I will most likely be bugging them for a useable...

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