M-Audio ProFire 2626 by SveinKB
From a home-studio owners' point of view the ProFire 2626 by M-Audio is a great audio interface.
It features 26 in -and outputs, that can be used simultaneously.
It has 8 high-quality octave pres, S/PDIF and 2* ADAT I/O (For extra pres), two instrument jack inputs, 8 analog outputs, and two additional headphone-outputs.
The ProFire comes with a software DSP mixer that allows you to route all the ins and outs however you want, which is great, although it can be a bit difficult to understand for the newcomer.
The unit is very sturdy as it's fully metal. All the gain knobs feel great to turn as they have a good amount of resistance to them.
As mentioned, the PT2626 has 8 on-board pres, and I can't really say a single negative thing about them. They sound really good. Sure, they might not sound like 10k$ preamp, but it's all good for the price you pay for the unit.
All in all, this is a great audio interface that I would recommend to any home-studio owner who needs a good sounding, sturdy interface with plenty of I/O's.