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Multi-channel audio interface for macOS Systems with 8x8 analog I/O, 8x8 AES/Optical I/O, and 8 mic preamps



Meet Symphony I/O Mk II
Symphony I/O Mk II is a multi-channel audio interface featuring Apogee's flagship AD/DA conversion, modular I/O (up to 32 inputs and outputs), intuitive touchscreen display and optional world-class microphone preamps. Designed to deliver professional sound quality for audio recording, mixing and mastering, Symphony I/O Mk II is the ultimate music production centerpiece for any modern studio. With its option card flexibility, Symphony I/O Mk II can provide direct connectivity to one of 4 different platforms - Thunderbolt, Pro Tools HD, Dante+ Pro Tools HD, or Waves SoundGrid network.

Legendary Sound Quality
Apogee engineers have made it their passion to improve every new flagship product by using the latest in electrical components and designing optimized circuitry that often exceeds the expectations of the component manufacturer. This is the Apogee Advantage. Symphony I/O Mk II is the culmination of this 30 year commitment and raises the bar on all Apogee products before it with even better audio clarity and sonic transparency. In fact, when equipped with either the 8-8 or 16-16 modules, Symphony I/O Mk II outperforms all other multi-channel audio interfaces available for Pro Tools HD, network or Thunderbolt based systems, making it the flagship audio interface for the entire professional audio industry and the obvious choice for countless GRAMMY winning artists, producers, songwriters and engineers.

Input and Output flexibility
There is a Symphony I/O Mk II solution for everyone; the home studio, project studio, commercial recording studio and scoring stage. Choose from four base I/O configurations, 2-6, 8-8, 16-16, or 8-8 with 8 mic preamps and easily expand as your studio grows. With two module slots and the capacity for up to 32 inputs and outputs of A/D & D/A conversion per unit, Symphony I/O Mk II offers the best per-channel value of any interface in its category.

Lowest Latency. Superior Sound Quality.
Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt delivers the full potential of Thunderbolt 2 performance with the lowest latency, unmatched CPU efficiency and 2 ports for connecting additional peripherals.

Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt relies on Apogee's proprietary Thunderbolt driver, written from the ground up to offer unmatched performance and efficiency. When using Logic Pro X, latency has been reduced to an astounding 1.35 ms round-trip, allowing you to monitor through your DAW, plug-ins included, simplifying your workflow and leveraging the power of your Mac. Even when your session's DSP demands require a higher buffer setting, Symphony I/O's ultra-low latency means no longer having to choose between power and speed.

To accommodate different workflow preferences, Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt features optional direct hardware monitoring through Symphony Control Software with 0.6ms of latency.

Devours Bits. Sips CPU.
Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt's custom driver includes a revolutionary Direct Memory Access (DMA) engine to more efficiently read and write data directly to Mac memory independent of the Mac CPU. The DMA engine, running on Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt's hardware logic chip, increases the driver's efficiency and provides the highest resolution signal possible to the DAC stage. This implementation allows the driver to crunch an enormous amount of data at an amazing speed, while making a very light demand on your Mac CPU. You benefit with lower latency, more plug-in power, and a transparent and encompassing listening experience.
  • Ultimate Sound Quality - Features Apogee's Flagship AD/DA conversion and optional mic preamps I/O Flexibility - Up to 32 channels of analog inputs and outputs per unit with optional 8 mic preamp module
  • Pro Tools HD Peripheral Port - Up to 32 bidirectional channels up to 192kHz. Route Symphony I/O module inputs or Dante Rx to Pro Tools inputs by blocks of 8 channels. Pro Tools HD outputs are routed to Dante Tx and I/O module outputs
  • Interoperable networking technology - Works seamlessly with any other Dante-powered device
  • Up to 32 bidirectional channels at 96kHz - 16 bi-directional channels at 192kHz
  • INPUTS
  • Analog IN: 8 balanced inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • 8 microphone preamps with up to 72dB of gain
  • Featuring Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture?
  • AES-EBU IN: 8 inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector - (192k single wide compatible)
  • Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
  • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz
  • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz
  • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz
  • Coax IN: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz

  • OUTPUTS
  • Analog OUT: 8 balanced outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • AES-EBU OUT: 8 outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector - (192k single wide compatible)
  • Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
  • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz
  • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz
  • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz
  • Coax OUT: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz

  • Connection: Thunderbolt
    Performance: 44.1kHz - 192kHz
    Compatibility: macOS
    Control: Apogee Control 2 Software, Front panel touch screen, Apogee Control hardware remote (sold separately)
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