Came across this from one of my website perusals.
Alesis is not a brand I am familiar with, although I understand they are well established in the musician/studio arena's.
Alesis doesn't go into further detail of what is under the hood. So I wonder just how the balanced audio output is happening. With the various other connections and uses it isn't a dedicated pure audio route.
Anything that goes from digital to balanced output is worthy of investigation to me and thought some others might enjoy having a look.
c&p of bullet point;
Alesis StudioDock Pro Audio Dock for iPad features:
- The world’s first pro audio dock for iPad (NOT INCLUDED)
- Connect microphones and instruments including guitar, studio monitors, PA speakers, headphones, and MIDI controllers
- Universal device works with virtually every audio and MIDI app in the App Store; Core MIDI compliant
- Perform, craft, create and play back music in virtually any conceivable manner or location
- Video output for connection to TVs and projectors
- Inputs: two combo XLR-1/4" for use with audio gear, instruments, and computer audio
- Input channel gain controls and switchable phantom power for use with condenser microphones
- Guitar-direct switch for use with amplifier- and effects-modeling app
- Outputs: pair 1/4" and 1/4" headphone with separate volume controls
- Control: MIDI In, MIDI Out, USB MIDI, and assignable 1/4-inch footswitch input
- Package includes: StudioDock docking station for iPad, Power supply, Quick start guide