Focusrite’s forthcoming VRM box is the logical conclusion of its Virtual Reference Monitoring philosophy; a simple, minuscule (68mm x 25mm x 68mm) box that delivers excellent audio quality and in essence, entire studios that fit in your pocket.
Its major selling points are the VRM software and the professional quality circuitry – SNR of 108dB
The principle behind VRM is that with high quality monitoring headphones, characteristics of different monitors, loudspeakers, room sizes and types and so on can all be physically modelled – allowing you to hear your mix in a variety of situations without bringing the house down and instigating a war with the neighbours.
VRM Box is simply a bus powered USB audio interface with a balanced 1/4″ jack output providing 24/48 audio quality, and a S/PDIF connector allowing upto 192kHz sample rate. Its major selling points are the VRM software and the professional quality circuitry – SNR of 108dB creates dynamic range that onboard laptop outputs can only dream of. I should get a full review soon enough, until then you can check the detailed specs at Focusrite’s site.