Apogee Digital Symphony I/O MKII SoundGrid 8x8  From Apogee

Integrate Waves SoundGrid Technology into Apogee’s flagship converter system, the Symphony MKII!

Apogee Digital

$3,495.00

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How do you improve upon one of the best sounding multi-channel converters on the market? That was the goal for Apogee’s exciting new Symphony I/O MKII, which features a sleek new touch screen display, a standard Thunderbolt connection option, and further improved converter technology. Additionally, Apogee plans to add connectivity options through HD and SoundGrid expansion cards later this year, giving the Symphony system even more compatibility with a huge amount of existing systems. One of our absolute favorite improvements to the Symphony design is a quieter cooling fan. The fan on the previous model was known to have occasional noise issues when recording quieter, more intimate sources in the same room as the Symphony system, so this improvement is sure to make the lives of home-studio engineers after pro-level converter technology much easier!
 

Manufacturer's Description from Apogee

Multi-channel Audio Interface for Waves SoundGrid® Systems

Ultimate Sound Quality Meets Powerful DSP Enabled Networking

With a simple ethernet connection, Symphony I/O Mk II’s industry-leading sound quality can be easily connected to your computer, shared between multiple rooms, multiple computers and supercharged with almost infinite real-time DSP power via Waves SoundGrid servers. Symphony I/O Mk II SoundGrid integrates seamlessly with all DAWs, providing endless possibilities for setups of every size for studio, live and post production workflows.

Highlights

  • Connect Symphony I/O Mk II via Ethernet cable to computer(s) and/or SoundGrid compatible devices
  • Sync audio between multiple computers, DAWs & rooms (Mac or PC)
  • Near-zero latency recording with any SoundGrid compatible plugins*
  • Mix with near unlimited plugin power*
  • Up to 32 channels of modular analog I/O with optional 8 mic preamps per Symphony
  • Best per-channel value of any interface in its category
  • Setup and advanced control with Waves SoundGrid Studio application
  • Available as free download from Waves
  • Ideal for studio facilities, live sound, broadcast and post-production
  • Designed in California, Built in the U.S.A.

 

*Requires Waves SoundGrid server

Apogee Digital

About Manufacturer

Apogee was founded in 1985 and initially made its name designing filters. Later, Apogee's complete conversion systems pushed the envelope of digital audio quality and solved many of the early problems with digital audio technology. Apogee converters have become regarded as the reference standard for digital audio conversion. Products such as the award-winning Rosetta 800, AD16x and DA16x  have become the modern benchmark by which digital audio conversion is judged. A new generation of Apogee products including the revolutionary Symphony I/O, with its modular design and flexible connectivity,  promise to extend the Apogee legacy and further advance the art of digital audio.

Specifications

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 96 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 96 kHz

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

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: 50 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

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