yeah i have a gen2 and have really enjoyed using it. it might not be on the level of lynx converters but it has other areas it excels. the mix software is fantastic, i got lots of free excellent plugins by owning it and i used it to recorded many friends in remote locations on a laptop which is really what it's designed for and does an exceptional job at.
pairing it with a dedicated monitor chain made it into an excellent setup.
i almost upgraded to the clarett recently with the price drops and now i'm glad i bought mics instead lol.
i have a 4 channel clarett i was hoping to use as additional pres but it seems i can't use as a stand alone pre, strangely. i guess it'll live with my remote rig
What's the particular problem you're facing with it? I had done something similar in the past (though it was older Saffire/Scarlett gen stuff that used their internal mixer software) without issue.
like you need to use software to utilize the outputs. i was hoping it could also function as just a standalone pre. i know i can still use it, but didn't wanna have to have software for multiple interfaces working simultaneously. i have other options now and it's fine. just used it to replace a sytek in my mobile rig where i have to have redundancy. the way it works, i don't think i can use it the way i was hoping is all.