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Apogee Symphony 2x6 SE

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This is the SE version which is Apogee's best sounding converter.

The Symphony 2x6 Analog I/O + 8x8 Optical + AES I/O Module gives you two balanced analog inputs on a pair of female XLR connectors. Six analog outputs are handled by one 25-pin D-Sub. You get stereo AES in and out on another pair of XLRs. Optical in and out ports give you eight channels of 44.1-48kHz ADAT, four channels of 88.2-96kHz S/MUX, or two channels of up to 96kHz S/PDIF. If that's not enough, you also get two channels of S/PDIF coax I/O (up to 192kHz) on RCA. Analog + AES + optical + coax = 14 x 18

This is Apogee's best sounding converter.
The culmination of 30 years of Apogee's design excellence and experience
Next generation converter quality
Refined and updated circuitry with fewer, more advanced components:
Fewer components means a shorter audio path and more recording clarity and transparency
Lower 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)

Symphony I/O, the highest end
Symphony I/O builds upon the award-winning design approaches of Apogees 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/Os audio path design is elegant and efficient, incorporating the most advanced opamps 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.

Elegant and easy to use, the front panel of Symphony I/O is streamlined to present the visual
feedback you need to monitor levels, sample rate and clock status while providing the controls
required to adjust gain, output levels and select the Audio Interface Mode (AIM).
Dual multi-function encoder knobs
GUI display for adjustment of function parameters and selection of Audio Interface Mode
Assignable 10 segment peak/over metering
2 high-quality independent 1/4 headphone outputs

The rear panel tells the story of Symphony I/Os adaptable design architecture with two I/O Module
slots capable of up to 32 channels of system input and output and PCI, USB and Ethernet connectivity for
complete compatibility with popular workstations. The base unit also features essential word clock
connectors and termination, and a quiet, digitally-controlled fan to keep it all running cool.

2 I/O Module slots capable of up to 32 channels of I/O
PCI, USB and Ethernet connectivity
High-performance, temperature controlled fan

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.

What makes Symphony I/O a great choice for your studio now and for years to come:
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
Compatibility with Logic, Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools LE and any Core Audio driven application
Total software control of Symphony I/O with Maestro

Features I/O Modules Compatibility Configurations Maestro FAQs Artists Gallery
Sound Quality
Front Panel Tour
Rear Panel Tour
Total Flexibility
The All New Maestro
Advanced Software Control for Advanced I/O

Apogees software control application, Maestro, has been totally redesigned for Symphony I/O. Featuring a familiar single window, multiple tab interface for quick access to all device and system settings, the new Maestro makes routing, mic preamp adjustment, input and output calibration and low latency monitoring clear and easy to use. To reduce screen clutter, Maestro also features a minimized tool bar view with System Status display, volume controls and buttons to mute outputs and clear meters.

Speaker, headphone, and mic preamp level control
Clock source, sample rate setting
Audio Interface Mode (AIM)
Minimized tool bar view with System Status, volume controls, mute and clear meters buttons
Software controlled A/D D/A calibration
Comprehensive metering
Intuitive audio routing
4 Soft Limit settings: -2 dB, -4 dBfs, Soft Saturate and Soft Crush

A/D THD+N: -113dB @ +20dBu (0.00024%) unweighted
D/A THD+N: -117dB @ +20dBu (0.00014%) unweighted
D/A Dynamic Range: 129dB A weighted
Apogees 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 1-20,000 Hz (+/- 0.05dB)
Input impedance: 10K

Digital to Analog:
THD+N: -117dB @ 20dBu (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
Outputs are balanced through Apogee's proprietary Perfect Symmetry Circuitry (PSC)

THD+N: -105dB @19dBu
Dynamic Range: 119db A weighted
Output impedance: 30 Ohm

90-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 150W

Operating System:
Mac OS only 10.5.8 and above

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

Symphony I/O Dimensions:
Inches: 17.75" (19" with Rack Ears) x 11.5" x 3.5" (4" with feet installed)
Centimeters: 45 (48.26 with Rack Ears) x 29.2 x 8.9 (10.2 with feet installed)

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

Warranty Information

1 year

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