Apogee SYMPHONY I/O MK II 2X6 Special Edition (Pro tools)  From Apogee

2x6 Symphony MKIIse with Apogee's most advanced converter for Pro Tools HD interfacing 

Apogee Digital

$3,295.00

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Apogee Digital Symphony Roundtable Discussion at SoundPure Studios pt 2/2

The Apogee Digital Symphony Converter is one of the only pro level multi-channel converters that offers the customization, monitor control and headphone amps, high-quality preamps, and incredible conversion all in one chassis. It’s modular design is smart, future proof, and also gives you the option of building your setup and channel count over time. In this video, experts from the SoundPure Pro Audio team get together to discuss the Digital Symphony and their experiences using it in the studio. The Apogee Digital Symphony is available for SoundPure's Try Before You Buy demo program, so you can you hear how it sounds in your studio with your gear. If you would like to know more about this converter or any of the other gear used in this video, check us out SoundPure.com or give us a call anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

Manufacturer's Description from Apogee

 

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
  • Original Symphony I/O modules are compatible with new Mk II chassis
  • Best per-channel value of any interface in its category
  • Choice of Thunderbolt, Pro Tools® HD (Mac/PC) or Waves SoundGrid® connectivity
    -Dante connectivity coming soon
  • 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.

 
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: 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

A/D

  • THD+N of -116dB @23dBu (0.00016%) unweighted
  • Dynamic range: 124 dB (A) of dynamic range
  • Maximum input levels:
    • +4dB setting: +24dBu
    • -10dB setting: +6dBV
  • Frequency response at 44.1kHz: 1-20,000 Hz (+/- 0.05dB)
  • Input impedance: 10K
 

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
 

D/A

  • THD+N of -118dB @ 22dBu (0.00013%) unweighted
  • Dynamic range: 131dB (A) dynamic range
  • Max output levels – ∞ to +24dBu
  • Frequency response at 44.1 kHz: dc to 20kHz (+/- 0.05dB)
  • Output impedance: 25 Ohm
 

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