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Apogee Symphony I/O MKII 8x8 Analog I/O Thunderbolt Chassis with 8 Mic Pres (Dual Slot)

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Apogee Symphony I/O MKII 8x8 Analog I/O Thunderbolt Chassis with 8 Mic Pres (Dual Slot)

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.

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

Devours Bits, Sips CPU
Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt’s custom driver includes a revolutionary Direct Memory Access (DMA) engine to more efficiently read and write data directly to Mac memory independent of the Mac CPU.

The DMA engine, running on Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt’s hardware logic chip, increases the driver’s efficiency and provides the highest resolution signal possible to the DAC stage. This implementation allows the driver to crunch an enormous amount of data at an amazing speed, while making a very light demand on your Mac CPU. You benefit with lower latency, more plug-in power, and a transparent and encompassing listening experience.

  • Best AD/DA conversion of any Thunderbolt&Trade; audio interface
  • Up to 32 channels of modular analog I/O with optional mic preamps
  • Best per-channel value of any interface in its category
  • Choice of Thunderbolt&Trade; (Mac), Pro Tools&Reg; HD (Mac/PC), Dante&Trade;+ Pro Tools&Reg; HD (Mac/PC, or Waves SoundGrid (Mac/PC) connectivity.
  • Ultra-low latency performance – 1.35 ms with Thunderbolt and Logic Pro X
  • All new, highly customizable Symphony Control software provides easy access to all I/O parameters
  • Intuitive touchscreen display and front panel control
  • Designed in California, Built in the U.S.A.

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.

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

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 connect
    • 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:

  • Thunderbolt cable (Sold separately)

Performance:

  • 44.1kHz – 192kHz
  • Latency: 1.35 ms with Logic Pro X (96 kHz / 32 buffer)

Computer:

  • Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computer, including Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac & MacBook Air
  • Operating System: Mac OS 10.9.5 or greater

Control:

  • Symphony Control app (included in software installer) and front panel touchscreen

Compatible Software:

  • Logic Pro X
  • Any Core Audio application on Mac

What's Included

  • Apogee Symphony I/O MKII Thunderbolt Chassis
  • Apogee Symphony I/O MKII 8-Channel Analog I/O Module
  • Apogee Symphony I/O 8-Channel Mic Preamp Module
  • IEC Power Cable

Warranty Period

1 Year

Authorized Reseller

Pixel Pro Audio is an authorized Apogee dealer.





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