The Switchcraft TTP96AS is a simple patch bay that is designed for routing purposes within a recording studio. A studio where I recently did a week long session at has a few of these in their patch bay configuration, along with a few of them from other brands as well. As stated in the name, this patch bay has 96 TT type connection points, with 48 on the bottom and 48 on the top. I like patch bays that have TT connections the best, as it's really easy to snap them in and out and they don't take up much space at all. From what I can tell, the TTP96AS is built extremely well and is a patch bay that should last a lifetime if treated properly. I didn't encounter any problems at all with the ones that we were using, and didn't hear of there ever having been a problem with them either. It's extremely important in all studios that you have a patch bay that will work at all time and make the connections you need securely and without any noise or anything else funky going on. Even though it might seem annoying to spend the extra money on better patch bay, if you are putting together a professional studio, this is definitely necessary. Switchcraft is a company that mostly makes pieces of gear of this type of nature, so they can definitely be trusted when it comes to their connections. There are definitley going to be patch bays out there that you can find for cheaper than this one, and those might be okay for smaller studios, but if you are putting together a larger or professional studio, I'd highly encourage you to get something like the Switchcraft TTP96AS, as it's an investment for the future and for making sure everything in your studio gets connected exactly as it should.