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Apogee SYMPHONY I/O w 8X8 AES   

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This cutting-edge recording package includes the amazing Apogee Symphony I/O Interface loaded with the 8 Analog I/O + 8 AES I/O Module. Symphony I/O ...Read More

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The best sounding interface Apogee has ever made!

This cutting-edge recording package includes the amazing Apogee Symphony I/O Interface loaded with the 8 Analog I/O + 8 AES I/O Module.

Symphony I/O builds upon the award-winning design approaches of Apogee's X-Series and Rosetta Series converters, the Big Ben master clock and the Trak2 mic preamps. It also refines and updates these proven designs with fewer but more advanced components while optimizing their performance with efficient power distribution. These enhancements allow audio to travel through less circuitry, offering lower converter latency, more accurate clocking and even more transparency and clarity in your recordings.

Analog design, the cornerstone of Apogee quality
Apogee's engineers do not merely rely on specs and data sheets when selecting converter components, they listen. Each component is auditioned and carefully selected to best reflect the characteristics of the Apogee sound. Symphony I/O's audio path design is elegant and efficient, incorporating the most advanced op amps that offer better performance than multiple parts used in previous designs.

This design improvement minimizes the audio path circuitry and maximizes sound quality. And in the tradition of the X-Series and Rosetta series, the entire audio path is DC coupled, resulting in ultra flat frequency response and extremely low phase error.

Total Flexibility: Symphony I/O is built to grow with your studio
Symphony I/O is an audio hardware platform, designed to deliver the most advanced recording technology available and the flexibility, scalability, and longevity required to power the modern studio. Modular I/O design, total software control, and direct connection to all popular DAWs make Symphony I/O a long-term sound investment.

AIM for Complete Compatibility
With a simple adjustment using the front panel encoder knobs, AIM transforms Symphony I/O into an interface optimized for the mode that's been selected.

Symphony I/O's Audio Interface Modes (AIM)
With a 2-step adjustment using a single front panel encoder knob, AIM transforms Symphony I/O into an interface optimized for the most popular audio workstation environments. This feature allows users of Logic and Pro Tools HD for example, to easily switch back and forth between the two DAWs with the click of a knob and swap of a cable. If USB is your preferred mode, connecting to Core Audio compatible apps like Digital Performer and Cubase is just as easy. And StandAlone mode calibrates Symphony I/O for simple and direct routing ideal for a variety of uses and applications including Pro Tools LE or Pro Tools M-Powered.

Simply Switch
Move between Symphony/Logic and Pro Tools HD on one workstation with ease and without compromise. Step up to a world that embraces Logic, Mac Based workstations and Pro Tools HD. Whatever platform you choose to work with the audio quality will Sound Amazing.

The Symphony I/O PC-32 connector connects directly to a Symphony 64 card or a Pro Tools HD card. When using a Logic Studio Mac based system, latency is below 1.8ms.

Compose your Symphony: Custom I/O configurations
With 5 available I/O Modules, you can choose from standard configurations or customize your own Symphony I/O.

8 Analog I/O + 8 AES I/O Module
The Apogee I/O Modules are the sound and soul of the Apogee Symphony I/O interface, and represent 25 years of Apogee research & development, and design excellence. The SIOC-A8AE module offers 8 channels of analog input and up to 8 channels of analog AND AES output simultaneously. This powerful module delivers Apogee's core competency and superior sounding digital audio recording.

FEATURES
  • Apogee Symphony I/O Interface
  • The culmination of 25 years of Apogee's design excellence and experience
  • Next generation converter quality
  • Flexible design architecture with a base unit and two I/O module slots
  • Up to 32 channels of I/O per unit
  • Future proof connectivity with PCI, USB, Ethernet and all popular digital formats
  • Refined and updated circuitry with fewer, more advanced components: Fewer components means a shorter audio path and more recording clarity and transparencyLower converter latency More efficient power distribution Enhanced C777 clocking performance
  • "Sound Amazing" remixed and remastered
  • Optional mic preamp module
  • Front panel control of headphone and output levels, and mic preamp gain (mic preamps optional)
  • AIM (Audio Interface Mode) Control let you optimize for the most popular audio workstation environments. Symphony PCIPro Tools HD PCIUSB Audio StandAlone
  • Compatibility with Logic, Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools LE and any Core Audio driven application
  • Total software control of Symphony I/O with Maestro
  • 8 Analog I/O + 8 AES I/O Module
  • The most advanced AD/DA conversion available
  • Operates 8 channels of analog inputs and up to 8 channels of analog and AES outputs simultaneously
  • 8 Analog I/O + 8 AES I/O Module
  • INPUTSAnalog IN: 8 balanced inputs, DSUB 25-pin connectors AES-EBU IN: 8 balanced channels, DSUB 25-pin connector (192k single wide compatible)ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHzSMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz over 2 Toslink connectorsSPDIF: 2 channels up to 192 kHz Coax IN: Supports SPDIF on 1 RCA connector
  • OUTPUTSAnalog OUT: 8 balanced, DSUB 25-pin connector
  • Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & SPDIF on 1 Toslink connectorADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz over 2 Toslink connectors SPDIF: 2 channels up to 192kHz Coax OUT: Supports SPDIF on 1 RCA connector

A great choice for your studio now and for years to come!

SPECIFICATIONS

SYMPHONY I/O w 8X8 AES

  • Apogee Symphony I/O Interface
    Highlights:
    A/D THD+N: -113dB @ +20dBu (0.00024%)
    D/A THD+N: -117dB @ +20dBu (0.00014%)
    D/A Dynamic Range: 129dB A weighted
    Apogee's proprietary Perfect Symmetry Circuitry (PSC)
    Software controlled AD/DA reference setting
    Variable gain input for keyboards
    Ultra low latency AD/DA conversion

    Analog to Digital:
    THD+N: -113dB @ 20dBu (0.00024%)
    Dynamic range: 120dB A weighted
    Maximum input levels:
    +4dB setting-24dBu
    -10dB setting-+6dBV
    Variable gain setting-25dB of gain
    Frequency response at 44.1kHz 1-20,000Hz (± 0.05dB)
    Input impedance: 10K

    Digital to Analog:
    THD+N: -117dB @ 20dBu (0.00014%)
    Dynamic Range: 129dB A weighted
    Max output levels-ˆž to +24dBu
    Frequency response at 44.1kHz: dc to 20kHz (± 0.05dB)
    Output impedance: 25 Î
    Outputs are balanced through Apogee's proprietary Perfect Symmetry Circuitry (PSC)
    Headphones:
    THD+N: -105dB @19dBu
    Dynamic Range: 119db A weighted
    Output impedance: 30 Î

    Power:90-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 150W
    Operating System: Mac OS only 10.58 and above

    Package Contents:
    Symphony I/O Interface
    USB Cable
    Power Cable
    Rack Ears and Bolts
    Quick Start Guide


    Packaging Sizes:
    Symphony I/O Chassis Box (LxWxD): 22.875" x 17.75" x 9.25", (58.1cm x 45.1 cm x 23.5cm)
    I/O Module Box (LxWxD): 13.75" x 12.25" x 3.25", (34.9cm x 31.1cm x 8.3cm)
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