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, 4 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 8 additional inputs via Quartets optical (ADAT/SMUX) digital IN. Quartet also includes 8 analog outputs - 6 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 3 pairs of speakers or set Quartet up for 5.1 surround monitoring.
AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz / 24-bit4 analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices8 analog outputs - 6 balanced 1/4" outs for speakers or outboard gear, 1/4" stereo headphone outputIncludes special offers on Waves plugins (available upon registration)8 digital inputs via 2 optical connections (ADAT/SMUX)Monitor control for up to 3 sets of speakers or 5.1 surroundUSB 2.0 High Speed connection to MacDirect digital connection with iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. 30-pin cable sold separately)Software control of hardware parameters including input selection and low latency monitoring
Computer: Intel Mac 1.5GHz or fasterMemory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommendedOS: 10.6.8, 10.7.5 or greaterConnection and power: Any available USB port on a MacPower: DC Power supply included
iOS version: 6 or greaterConnection: Lightning connectorDC Power supply included
iOS device compatibility:
iPod touch (5th generation), iPod touch (4th generation)iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5iPhone 4s, iPhone 4iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini
Any Mac Core Audio compatible applicationRecommended apps: Logic, GarageBand, MainStage, Final Cut, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One, Cubase, and NuendoiOS
Any iOS Core Audio compatible app. Recommended apps: GarageBand, Auria
In the box:
QuartetUSB CableLightning iOS cableUniversal Power Supply with standard 3 pin-IEC cableQuickStart GuideInstructions for download of software and complete documentation
First professional multi-channel audio interface for iPadDirect digital connection to iPod touch, iPhone, iPadWorks with GarageBand, Auria, MultiTrack and any Core Audio compliant app on iOSWorks with GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton and any Core Audio compliant app on MacLow latency monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee's Maestro software (iOS & Mac)USB 2.0 High-speed Mac audio interface
4 Analog Inputs:
Combination line (balanced +20dBu max)Mic/Instrument (+20dBu/+14dBu max)4 Microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gainSelectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invertDigital Inputs:
ADAT/SMUX Input, 8 channels, 2 Toslink connectors, 44.1kHz to 96kHzMIDI input (USB-A type connector)8 Analog Outputs:
6 Balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level1 Independent 1/4" stereo headphone outputDigital Outputs:
MIDI output (USB-A type connector)Word clock output on BNC connectorA/D and D/A conversion: 24 bit/192kHz2 top panel high-resolution OLED displaysController knob6 touchpads for direct selection of inputs and outputs3 assignable touchpads to control:Mute OutputsDim OutputsSum to MonoClear MetersEngage Speaker Set (allows monitoring of up to 3 pairs of speakers)Legendary Apogee sound qualityDesigned in California - Made in the U.S.A.
EIN: 128dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150Ohm inputMax input level: +20dBuInput impedance: 3KOhm
Max input level 14 dBuInput impedance: >2MOhm
Max input level (+4dBu ref): +20dBuMax input level (-10dBV ref): +6dBVInput impedance: 5KOhmFreq resp 20 Hz -20Khz: > +/-0.2dB (@44.1Khz)Rel. THD + N: -106dB (@ 96Khz)Dyn. Range: 114dB (A-weighted)
Max output level (+4dBu ref): +20dBuMax output level (-10dBV ref): +6dBVLine output impedance: 90 OhmMax output level headphones: 19dBuHPH output impedance 30 Ohm.Freq resp 20Hz -20 Khz: > +/- 0.05dB (@44.1Khz)Rel. THD+N : -113dB (@96Khz)Dyn Range: 123dB (A-weighted)