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Apogee Symphony I/O MkII SE - Flagship Audio Interface (Dante/HDX / 32x32 Analog)

 
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Ships with 2 16x16 Special Edition modules, with 32 analog in, 32 analog out, and dual stereo SPDIF in/out. A new standard has been set. The Symphony I/O MkII Special Edition is Apogee's best-performing conversion…ever. With a greater dynamic range and a lower total harmonic distortion, your lis... Read More

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Ships with 2 16x16 Special Edition modules, with 32 analog in, 32 analog out, and dual stereo SPDIF in/out.

A new standard has been set. The Symphony I/O MkII Special Edition is Apogee's best-performing conversion…ever. With a greater dynamic range and a lower total harmonic distortion, your listening experience will forever change.

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.

Features:

  • Best AD/DA conversion of any Thunderbolt™ audio interface
  • Up to 32 channels of modular analog I/O with optional mic preamps
  • Best per-channel value of any interface in its category
  • Choice of Thunderbolt™ (Mac), Pro Tools® HD (Mac/PC), Dante™+ Pro Tools® HD (Mac/PC, or Waves SoundGrid (Mac/PC) connectivity.
  • Ultra-low latency performance – 1.35 ms with Thunderbolt and Logic Pro X
  • Advanced Monitor Workflows featuring plug and play Atmos configuration
  • All new, highly customizable Symphony Control software provides easy access to all I/O parameters
  • Intuitive touchscreen display and front panel control
  • Designed in California, Built in the U.S.A.

With the Symphony I/O Mk II Dante + Pro Tools HD option card and a simple Ethernet cable, Symphony I/O Mk II can be easily connected and shared across post production, broadcast, live sound or recording studio networks, unleashing legendary sound quality on the world's most popular audio-over-IP solution. The Symphony I/O Mk II Dante option card also includes Pro Tools connectivity for integration of Pro Tools | HD systems into a Dante network environment. No other Dante-enabled audio interface offers this level of quality, flexibility and modularity.

The Symphony I/O Mk II Dante option card uses Audinate's Brooklyn II module which features plug-and-play media networking for up to 32 bidirectional channels at 96kHz and 16 bidirectional channels up to 192k. The system can be configured with a number of custom options ranging from 8-32 analog I/O channels. Symphony I/O MK II Dante allows up to 32 channels with Pro Tools and redundant Dante connectivity to be fitted into a single two space rack device providing the smallest footprint available with this feature set.

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

Features:

  • Best AD/DA conversion of any Thunderbolt™ audio interface
  • Up to 32 channels of modular analog I/O with optional mic preamps
  • Best per-channel value of any interface in its category
  • Choice of Thunderbolt™ (Mac), Pro Tools® HD (Mac/PC), Dante™+ Pro Tools® HD (Mac/PC, or Waves SoundGrid (Mac/PC) connectivity.
  • Ultra-low latency performance - 1.35 ms with Thunderbolt and Logic Pro X
  • Advanced Monitor Workflows featuring plug and play Atmos configuration
  • All new, highly customizable Symphony Control software provides easy access to all I/O parameters
  • Intuitive touchscreen display and front panel control
  • Designed in California, Built in the U.S.A.


Everything is under Control
Symphony Control software for macOS gives you comprehensive access to all features and functions of Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt. Set gain levels (preamp modules only), manage routing, control output levels, set calibration, set-up multiple mixers and more. And with Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt's new Monitor Workflows, you can effortlessly configure and operate your monitoring system for Dolby Atmos, Sony 360 Reality Audio and other immersive audio systems with control of up to 32 Speaker outputs. Symphony Control also features compatibility with the new Apogee Control hardware remote.

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 8x8 or 16x16 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, 2x6, 8x8, 16x16, or 8x8 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.

Ready for Immersive Audio
Mixing for Dolby Atmos and other immersive 3D formats is rapidly becoming an essential skill for the modern creator and engineer. As streaming services highlight immersive content and record companies require immersive audio deliverables, you may be asking yourself "how do I get started"? With Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt's Monitor Workflows, you'll effortlessly configure and operate your monitoring system for Dolby Atmos, Sony 360 Reality Audio and other immersive audio systems with control of up to 32 Speaker outputs.

The Magic is in the Modules
The I/O Modules are the sound and soul of Symphony I/O Mk II, and represent over 30 years of Apogee R+D and design excellence. These powerful Modules deliver Apogee's core competency: superior sounding digital audio recording. With multiple I/O and Mic Preamp modules available, you can choose from base configurations or expand to grow your studio's capabilities.

Front Panel Touchscreen
All of Symphony I/O Mk II's essential input and output settings can be accessed from the front panel touchscreen. Change your input selection, monitoring levels, mic pre gain or calibrate your Symphony I/O Mk II to match the levels of the other analog gear in your system.

A high-resolution TFT display delivers all the visual feedback critical for recording and monitoring. Without looking at your computer, Symphony I/O Mk II lets you see metering for up to 64 channels of I/O, 32 IN x 32 OUT - signal levels, polarity, muting, phantom power and Soft Limit.

Stay Cool with Dynamic Temperature
Symphony I/O Mk II features advanced controls to keep the unit running at an ideal temperature, ensuring the highest level of performance and reliability. The new temperature controls can be accessed form the touch screen and control software and are complemented by an improved fan and chassis ventilation design, which allows adequate component cooling to occur quietly.

Symphony Control Software
Symphony Control software for macOS gives you comprehensive access to all features and functions of Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt. Set gain levels (preamp modules only), manage routing, control output levels, set calibration, set-up multiple mixers and more. And with Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt's new Monitor Workflows, you can effortlessly configure and operate your monitoring system for Dolby Atmos, Sony 360 Reality Audio and other immersive audio systems with control of up to 32 Speaker outputs. Symphony Control also features compatibility with the new Apogee Control hardware remote.

Control Hardware Remote
Symphony Control also provides compatibility between Symphony I/O Mk II audio interfaces and the Apogee Control hardware remote accessory. Apogee Control gives you instant access to input and output levels using the large Symphony-inspired Control knob and 3 control knob focus buttons, plus direct access to a wide range of software functions using the 8 user-configurable hardware buttons. Apogee Control hardware remote connects directly to your Mac using the included USB cable.

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Product Specs

Analog to Digital  
THD+N -114dB @ 22dBu (0.00020%)
Dynamic range 122dB A weighted
Maximum input levels +4dB setting: +24dBu
-10dB setting: +6dBV
Frequency response at 44.1kHz 1-20,000 Hz (+/- 0.05dB)
Input impedance 10K
Digital to Analog  
THD+N -117dB @ 21dBu (0.00014%)
Dynamic Range 129dB A weighted
Max output levels – to +24dBu
Frequency response at 44.1 kHz dc to 20kHz (+/- 0.05dB)
Output impedance 25 Ohm
Note Outputs are balanced through Apogee’s proprietary Perfect Symmetry Circuitry (PSC)
Headphone Output  
Jack 1 stereo 1/4 headphone output on front panel
THD+N -110dB @19dBu into 600 Ohm (=80mW)
-101dB @14dBu into 32 Ohm (=470mW)
Dynamic Range 121db A weighted
Output Apogee’s proprietary Constant Current Drive™ provides smooth frequency response with any headphones
Power  
Requirements 90-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 150W
Operating System Thunderbolt: Mac OS only 10.9.5 and above
HD: Any Mac or PC running Pro Tools HD 9 or greater
Package Contents Symphony I/O Mk II Interface
Power Cable
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Booklet
Symphony I/O Mk II Dimensions Inches: 17.75 (19 with Rack Ears) x 11.5 x 3.5
Centimeters: 45 (48.26 with Rack Ears) x 29.2 x 8.9
Packaging Dimensions Symphony I/O Chassis Box
Inches: 22.875 x 17.75 x 9.25
Centimeters: 58.1 x 45.1 x 23.5
I/O Module Box
Inches: 13.75 x 12.25 x 3.25
Centimeters: 34.9 x 31.1 x 8.3

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