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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
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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