Multi-channel Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface for Mac

 

Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt is the most powerful multi-channel audio interface for Thunderbolt-based Mac workstations.  Designed for the home or professional studio running Logic Pro X or any other native based DAW, this system offers your choice of 4 different base I/O configurations with the option to expand up to 32×32 simultaneous channels per unit while still maintaining incredibly low latency.

 

True Thunderbolt Performance

Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt delivers the full potential of Thunderbolt 2 performance with the lowest latency, unmatched CPU efficiency and 2 ports for connecting additional peripherals.

Low Latency

Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt relies on Apogee’s proprietary Thunderbolt driver, written from the ground up to offer unmatched performance and efficiency. When using Logic Pro X, latency has been reduced to an astounding 1.35 ms round-trip*, allowing you to monitor through your DAW, plug-ins included, simplifying your workflow and leveraging the power of your Mac. Even when your session’s DSP demands require a higher buffer setting, Symphony I/O’s ultra-low latency means no longer having to choose between power and speed.

To accommodate different workflow preferences, Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt features optional direct hardware monitoring through Symphony Control Software with 0.6ms of latency.

* Logic Pro X at 96kHz / 32 buffer setting

 

2×6 

INPUTS

  • Analog IN: 2 balanced inputs on 2 female XLR connectors
  • AES IN: Stereo input on 1 female XLR connector
  • Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • SMUX: 4 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
  • S/PDIF Coax IN: 2 channels, up to 192 kHz on 1 RCA connector

OUTPUTS

  • Analog OUT: 6 balanced outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • AES OUT: Stereo output on 1 male XLR connector
  • Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • SMUX: 4 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
  • S/PDIF Coax OUT: 2 channels, up to 192 kHz on 1 RCA connector

8×8 

INPUTS

  • Analog IN: 8 balanced inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • *AES-EBU IN: 8 inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
    • (192k single wide compatible)
  • *Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz
    • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz
  • Coax IN: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz

OUTPUTS

  • Analog OUT: 8 balanced outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • *AES-EBU OUT: 8 outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
    • (192k single wide compatible)
  • *Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz
    • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz
  • Coax OUT: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz

16×16 

 

INPUTS

  • Analog IN: 16 balanced inputs on 2 DSUB 25-pin connectors
  • Coax IN: S/PDIF on 1 RCA connector

OUTPUTS

  • Analog OUT: 16 balanced outputs on 2 DSUB 25-pin connectors
  • Coax OUT: Supports SPDIF on 1 RCA connector

8×8 with 8 mic preamps - $4690.00

INPUTS

  • Analog Inputs
    • 8 built-in mic preamps
    • Digitally controlled, 85dB microphone preamps
    • 4 Hi-Z 1/4” instrument inputs capable of handling high level instruments
    • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invert
    • 8 balanced inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • Inserts
    • 8 balanced software assignable analog insert points
    • Return 1-8 on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • Digital Inputs
    • *AES-EBU IN: 8 inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
    • *Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
      • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
      • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
      • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • Coax IN: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz on 1 RCA connector

OUTPUTS

  • Analog Outputs
    • 8 balanced outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • Inserts
    • 8 balanced software assignable analog insert points
    • Send 1-8 on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • Digital Outputs
    • *AES-EBU OUT: 8 outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
    • *Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
      • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
      • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
      • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • Coax OUT: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz on 1 RCA connector

*Dig I/O hardware switch selects AES or Optical digital I/O format

 

Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt

$3,295.00Price
Configuration

Highlights:

  • Best AD/DA conversion of any Thunderbolt audio interface
  • Up to 32 channels of modular analog I/O with optional 8 mic preamps
  • Best per-channel value of any interface in its category
  • Choice of Thunderbolt, Pro Tools HD (Mac/PC) or Waves SoundGrid connectivity
  • Ultra-low latency performance
  • Intuitive touchscreen display and front panel control
  • Designed in California, Built in the U.S.A.

Analog to Digital:

  • THD+N: -115dB @ 22dBu (0.00020%) unweighted
  • Dynamic range: 122dB A weighted
  • Maximum input levels:
    • +4dB setting: +24dBu
    • -10dB setting: +6dBV
  • Frequency response at 44.1kHz: 1-20,000 Hz (+/- 0.05dB)
  • Input impedance: 10K

Digital to Analog:

  • THD+N: -119dB @ 21dBu (0.00014%) unweighted
  • Dynamic Range: 126dB A weighted
  • Max output levels – ∞ to +24dBu
  • Frequency response at 44.1 kHz: dc to 20kHz (+/- 0.05dB)
  • Output impedance: 25 Ohm
  • Outputs are balanced through Apogee’s proprietary Perfect Symmetry Circuitry (PSC)

Headphone Output:

  • 1 stereo 1/4″ headphone output on front panel
  • THD+N:
    • -110dB @19dBu into 600 Ohm (=80mW)
    • -101dB @14dBu into 32 Ohm (=470mW)
  • Dynamic Range: 121db A weighted
  • Output: Apogee’s proprietary Constant Current Drive™ provides smooth frequency response with any headphones

Operating System:

  • Thunderbolt: Mac OS only 10.9.5 and above
  • HD: Any Mac or PC running Pro Tools HD 9 or greater

Software Compatibility:

  • Thunderbolt: Logic Pro or any Core Audio compatible application on Mac OS X

Package Contents:

  • Symphony I/O Mk II Interface
  • Power Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Booklet

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