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Apogee Symphony I/O 8x8 Audio Interface with 8 Mic Preamps   

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8-input, 8-output professional audio interface with 8 mic preamps for Mac based studios.

The Symphony I/O 8x8 with 8 mic preamps empowers all that is Apogee, from legendary quality, to ultra-low latency and maximum performance. Apogee Symphony I/O is a modular multi-channel audio interface featuring premium AD/DA conversion and world-class microphone preamps. Designed to deliver professional sound quality for audio recording, mixing and mastering on a Mac, Symphony I/O is the ultimate music production centerpiece for any modern studio.

Legendary Sound Quality
Symphony I/O is the culmination of 25 years of Apogee's award-winning design experience. Using the most advanced components available, Apogee engineers created an extremely efficient circuit and power design resulting in a significant improvement in audio clarity and transparency over any previous Apogee product.

Input and Output Flexibility
This version of the Symphony I/O features 8 balanced inputs, 8 balanced outputs, as well as 8x8 AES/Optical I/O and 8 built-in mic preamps. Plenty of I/O to handle any environment from home to professional stuios. The Symphony I/O 8x8 with 8 mic preamps is also extremely versatile with multiple connectivity options to fit your needs.

Complete Compatibility
Connect Symphony I/O to any Apple workstation; MacBook, iMac or Mac Pro via USB, Pro Tools HD, Symphony PCI or Thunderbolt. Symphony I/O is simple to set up and easy to use.

FEATURES
  • 8 Inputs, 8 outputs, 8x8 AES/Optical I/O, and 8 built-in mic preamps
  • One of Apogee's best sounding interfaces ever
  • Complete compatibility with Audio Interface Modes (AIM)
  • Symphony/Thunderbolt connectivity
  • Pro Tools HD (connect directly to any Pro Tools PCIe card)
  • USB (connect to high-speed USB 2.0 port)
  • StandAlone (Analog inputs routed directly to Digital outputs)
  • Up to 32 channels of simultaneous analog and digital I/O per unit
  • Ultra-low latency performance
  • Future-proof modular architecture
  • Symphony I/O works with any Core Audio compatible application including: Logic, Pro Tools 9 and 10, Final Cut. Ableton Live

Get best in class I/O and digital conversion for your Mac based studio.

SPECIFICATIONS

Symphony I/O 8x8 Audio Interface with 8 Mic Preamps

  • Inputs
    Analog Inputs
    8 balanced inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
    8 built-in mic preamps
    Digitally controlled, 85dB microphone preamps
    4 Hi-Z 1/4" instrument inputs capable of handling high level instruments
    Inserts
    8 fully balanced 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
    *Dig I/O hardware switch selects AES or Optical digital I/O format
    Outputs
    Analog Outputs
    8 balanced outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
    Inserts
    8 fully balanced 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
    THUNDERBOLT - Direct connection to Apogee's Symphony 64|ThunderBridge
    Compatible with any Thunderbolt equipped Mac
    Audio Interface Mode: Symphony
    Connection: Symphony 64|ThunderBridge (Sold separately)
    Performance: 44.1kHz - 192kHz
    Computer: Mac Pro/Intel
    Operating System: Mac OS 10.6.8, 10.7.4 or greater
    Control: Maestro over USB
    Software: Logic Pro, Pro Tools 9 or greater, Ableton Live, Cubase, Digital Performer, Any Core Audio application
    SYMPHONY PCIe - Direct connection to Apogee's Symphony 64 PCIe card
    Compatible with any PCIe equipped MacPro
    Audio Interface Mode: Symphony
    Connection: Symphony 64 PCIe card (Sold separately)
    Performance: 44.1kHz - 192kHz
    Latency = 1.8 Milliseconds at 96kHz
    Computer: Mac Pro/Intel
    Operating System: Mac OS 10.6.8, 10.7.4 or greater
    Control: Maestro over USB
    Software: Logic Pro, Pro Tools 9 or greater, Ableton Live, Cubase, Digital Performer, Any Core Audio application
    USB - Direct connection to any Intel Mac with a USB port
    Audio Interface Mode: USB
    Connection: USB High-Speed 2.0
    Performance: 44.1kHz - 96kHz
    Computer: Any Intel based Mac
    Operating System: Mac OS 10.6.8, 10.7.4 or greater
    Control: Maestro over USB
    Software: Logic Pro, Pro Tools 9 or greater, Ableton Live, Cubase, Digital Performer, Any Core Audio application
    PRO TOOLS HD - Direct connection to Pro Tools HD and HD-X systems
    Audio Interface Mode: Pro Tools
    Connection:
    Pro Tools HD Core card
    Pro Tools Accel PCI card
    Pro Tools HD Native
    PCI card
    Pro Tools HDX PCI card
    Performance:
    44.1kHz - 192kHz
    Computer: Mac Pro/Intel
    Operating System: Mac OS 10.6.8, 10.7.4 or greater
    Control: Maestro over USB
    Software: Pro Tools HD 9 or greater
    Symphony I/O has a built-in Pro Tools HD Connector
    STANDALONE - Direct connection to any audio device with AES, Optical, SPDIF, ADAT, SMUX I/O
    Audio Interface Mode: Standalone
    Connection: Digital via AES, Optical, or S/PDIF to any digital I/O equipped interface
    Control: Symphony I/O Front panel, Maestro over USB
    Operating System (for Maestro control): Mac OS 10.6.8, 10.7.4 or greater
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