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Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II - 8x8 + 8 Mic Pres - Pro Tools HD

Product Description
$4,690.00
Overview Highlights

Symphony I/O Mk II is a multi-channel audio interface featuring Apogee’s newest flagship AD/DA conversion, modular I/O (up to 32 inputs and outputs), intuitive touchscreen display and optional world-class microphone preamps. Designed to deliver professional sound quality for audio recording, mixing and mastering, Symphony I/O Mk II is the ultimate music production centerpiece for any modern studio.

The new Symphony I/O Mk II comes with direct connectivity to one of three different platforms – Thunderbolt™, Pro Tools® HD or Waves SoundGrid® network.

  • 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
  • Option card slot for future platform flexibility
  • Designed in California, Built in the U.S.A.

Waves SoundGrid connectivity available Fall 2016

Input and Output Flexibility

There is a Symphony I/O Mk II solution for everyone; the home studio, project studio, commercial recording studio and scoring stage. Choose from four base I/O configurations, 2×6, 8×8, 16×16, or 8×8 with 8 mic preamps and easily expand as your studio grows. With two module slots and the capacity for up to 32 inputs and outputs of A/D & D/A conversion per unit, Symphony I/O Mk II offers the best per-channel value of any interface in its category.

Legendary Sound Quality

Apogee engineers have made it their passion to improve every new flagship product by using the latest in electrical components and designing optimized circuitry that often exceeds the expectations of the component manufacturer. This is the Apogee Advantage. Symphony I/O Mk II is the culmination of this 30 year commitment and raises the bar on all Apogee products before it with even better audio clarity and sonic transparency. In fact, when equipped with either the new 8×8 or 16×16 Mk II I/O modules, Symphony I/O Mk II outperforms all other multi-channel audio interfaces available for Pro Tools HD or Thunderbolt based systems, making it the flagship audio interface for the entire professional audio industry and the obvious choice for countless GRAMMY winning artists, producers, songwriters and engineers.

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

Connection:

  • Pro Tools HD Core card
  • Pro Tools Accel PCI card
  • Pro Tools HD Native PCI card
  • Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt
  • Pro Tools HDX PCI card

Performance:

  • 44.1kHz – 192kHz
  • Sample accurate compatibility with Pro Tools Delay Compensation

Computer:

  • Mac or PC

Control:

  • Front panel touchscreen

Compatible Software:

  • Pro Tools HD 9 or greater

 

Specifications:

 

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

Power:

  • 90-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 150W

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
  • HD: Pro Tools HD 9 or greater

Package Contents:

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

Symphony I/O Mk II Dimensions:

  • Inches: 17.75 (19 with Rack Ears) x 11.5 x 3.5
  • Centimeters: 45 (48.26 with Rack Ears) x 29.2 x 8.9

Packaging Dimensions:

Symphony I/O Chassis Box

  • Inches: 22.875 x 17.75 x 9.25
  • Centimeters: 58.1 x 45.1 x 23.5

I/O Module Box

  • Inches: 13.75 x 12.25 x 3.25
  • Centimeters: 34.9 x 31.1 x 8.3
Vendor : Apogee