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Apogee Symphony I/O MKII Thunderbolt Interface 8x8

Multi-channel audio interface featuring an intuitive touchscreen, future-proof modularity and flagship sound quality - Thunderbolt connectivity with one 8x8 analog/8x8 AES and optical I/O module
MFR# SYM2-8X8S2

Product Description

The Apogee Symphony I/O MKII Thunderbolt is the most powerful multi-channel audio interface for Thunderbolt-based Mac workstations. Designed for the home or professional studio running Logic Pro X or any other native based DAW, this system offers your choice of 4 different base I/O configurations with the option to expand up to 32×32 simultaneous channels per unit while still maintaining incredibly low latency.

True Thunderbolt Performance

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.

Low Latency

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.

8×8 Analog I/O + 8×8 AES/Optical I/O (One Included)

16 channels of I/O simultaneously.

INPUTS:

  • Analog IN: 8 balanced inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • 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

Features:

  • Best AD/DA conversion of any Thunderbolt audio interface
  • Best per-channel value of any interface in its category
  • Ultra-low latency performance
  • Intuitive touchscreen display and front panel control
  • Designed in California, Built in the USA

Product Specifications

Condition New
Width 19 in
Height 3.5 in
Chassis 19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces 2u
Digital Inputs 8
Analog Inputs 8
Input Connectors AES/EBU DB25, Analog DB25, BNC, Digital RCA, Optical
Digital Outputs 8
Analog Outputs 10
Output Connectors AES/EBU DB25, Analog DB25, BNC, Digital RCA, Optical
Computer Connection Thunderbolt
Clock I/O In, Out
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz
Digital Format ADAT, S/PDIF, SMUX

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