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12 in x 8 out audio interface.
Apogee Quartet is the ultimate desktop audio interface and studio control center for professional recording on Mac and iPad. Made for the musician, producer and engineer that wants the ultimate sound quality and studio control in a compact desktop form factor, Quartet features legendary Apogee AD/DA conversion, four world-class microphone preamps, USB MIDI I/O, ESS Sabre32 DAC technology and monitor controls.
With Quartet’s 4 Combo inputs you can connect microphones, guitars, keyboards or line level devices such as external mic preamps or a mixing board. Expand your system with eight additional inputs via Quartets optical (ADAT/SMUX) digital IN. Quartet also includes eight analog outputs – six 1/4” balanced outputs for connection to speakers or outboard equipment and a separate, independently controlled 1/4” stereo headphone output. You can control up to three pairs of speakers or set Quartet up for 5.1 surround monitoring.
Soft Limit For Protection From Digital Overs
An Apogee technology first introduced in 1992 on Apogee’s AD-500 converter, Soft Limit can be heard on countless platinum selling records around the world. Once a technology exclusively reserved for Apogee’s most advanced audio converters, Soft Limit is included in Quartet and can be enabled in Apogee Maestro software.
This superior analog design prevents the digital clipping that causes distortion by instantaneously rounding off transient peaks before they hit the analog-to-digital converter. Soft Limit allows several more decibels of apparent level to be recorded while subtly providing an analog-like warmth to the sound.
A Difference You Will Hear
From the mic preamps to the AD/DA converters and the clocking, Quartet is best-in-class and cutting-edge Apogee technology. With components carefully selected in critical listening tests and a highly efficient circuit design, Quartet was built by Apogee engineers to make a difference you can hear.
Pristine, Next Generation AD/DA Converters
Quartet’s AD/DA converters are designed to deliver the purest recordings and best listening experience possible. Quartet’s efficient circuitry and state-of-the-art components provide a simplified signal path resulting in incredibly transparent recordings.
Smooth, Detailed World-Class Mic Preamps
Much like the AD/DA converters, Quartet’s mic preamps feature the latest components and offer seamless click-free transitions as the gain increases and decreases throughout the incredible range of 0-75dB. This unprecedented feature allows you to dial in the perfect level, either with the controller knob or from within software, while delivering ultra-low noise and smooth, crisp detail. Quartet’s mic pres are suitable for all dynamic, condenser or ribbon microphones, allowing you to capture any sound without compromise.
Inputs & Outputs
Quartet is equipped with 4 combination input connectors (XLR and 1/4”) for connecting microphones, guitars and keyboards or your favorite external mic preamps, compressors and EQs.
Quartet also includes 8 channels of digital input via 2 optical connections (ADAT/SMUX) for connecting an additional analog-to-digital converter such as Apogee’s Ensemble.
Quartet’s 6 balanced 1/4” TRS outputs offer an impressive range of possibilities. Listen and compare stereo mixes on up to three sets of speakers.
Quartet provides Word Clock OUT for synching an external A/D converter to Apogee’s superior clocking technology.
Quartet provides a single USB MIDI connection for your CoreMIDI compatible keyboard, synth, or DJ controller.
Exclusive Deals on Waves Plug-ins
When you purchase a qualified Apogee product you can save hundreds even thousands on Waves world class PlugIn Bundles or Individual PlugIns... you choose and Apogee and Waves provide the savings! Don’t forget, discounts can be applied to current Waves Special Deals.
Two Ways to Save Big
Waves PlugIn Bundles 35% off
Buy a qualified Apogee Product, register and receive a “WavesDiscountcode” redeemable for a 35% discount* on any Waves PlugIn Bundle you choose including, Special Bundle Deals and offers from Waves.
Waves Individual PlugIn 25% off
Buy a qualified Apogee Product, register and receive a “WavesDiscountcode”, redeemable for a 25% discount* on any Waves PlugIn including, Special PlugIn Deals and offers from Waves.
You will also receive a “WavesVouchercode”. Voucher may be redeemed for up to 50% toward any bundle or upgrade, or up to 25% toward any plugin off the price at the time of redemption*.
*Conditions and restrictions apply. See Apogee website for details. The Wavescode and $100 Voucher, cannot be combined in the same transaction.
- Max bit depth: 24-bit
- Max sampling rate: 192kHz
- Total inputs: 12
- Analog inputs: 4
- Digital inputs: 8
- Mic preamps: 4
- XLR/TRS combo jacks: 4
- XLR only jacks: 0
- 1/4” only jacks: 0
- S/PDIF in: 0
- ADAT/optical in: 8
- RCA in: No
- AES/EBU DSUB: No
- MADI: No
- Total outputs: 6
- Analog outputs: 6
- Digital outputs: 0
- XLR out: 0
- 1/4” out: 6
- S/PDIF out: 0
- ADAT/optical out: 0
- RCA out: No
- AES / EBU DSUB: No
- MADI: No
- Other Connectivity
- Connections: USB
- MIDI I/O: Yes
- Headphone output(s): 1
- Word-clock I/O: Yes
- Onboard Features
- Computer platform: Mac, iOS
- Phantom power: Yes
- Direct monitoring: Yes
- Onboard DSP: Info not available
- Metering: OLED display
- Display: Yes
- Latency control: Yes
- Monitor control: Yes
- Headphone control: Yes
- Width: Info not available
- Height: Info not available
- Depth: Info not available
- Weight: Info not available
- Rack-mountable: No
- Included software: No
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Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.