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Universal Audio Apollo x16 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface


The new flagship Universal Audio Apollo x16 is an 18 x 20 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading A/D and D/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, and 7.1 surround sound monitoring — all in a sleek rackmount Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC!


    • Universal Audio Apollo x16 Product Features:

      Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, this 18 x 20 interface boasts the widest dynamic range (133 dB) and lowest THD+N (-129 dB), of any integrated audio interface on the market. Plus, with all-new HEXA Core processing, you’ll get 50% more DSP for running acclaimed UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time.

      In addition to its elite-class audio conversion, Apollo x16 features selectable operating level for compatibility with professional +24 dBu gear, as well as an integrated monitor controller and built-in talkback mic.

      With thousands of chart-topping songs and hundreds of Grammy-winning albums under their belt, Apollo interfaces are no strangers to tracking stellar-sounding records. To improve on the previous generation Apollo interface’s class-leading audio conversion, UA engineers obsessively auditioned the latest A/D and D/A converters — ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192 kHz converters with all-new analog circuitry for an ultra-pristine signal path.

    • Universal Audio Apollo x16 Technical Specifications:

      18 x 20 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 KHz conversion


      HEXA Core Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size


      Surround monitor controller up to 7.1 format


      Includes Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-in bundle featuring UA 610-B Tube Preamp; Legacy Pultec EQ, LA-2A, and 1176 compressors; Marshall Plexi Classic; Ampeg SVT-VR Classic and more


      UAD-2 HEXA Core processing onboard for additional mixing horsepower for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, and other major DAWs


      Combine up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and 6 total UAD devices; backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 via optional adapter


      Selectable +24 dBu operation for easy compatibility with professional mixing consoles and tape machines


      Convenient front panel monitoring functions including Alt Speakers, Talkback mic, and assignable Dim or Mono


      Uncompromising UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality

    • Universal Audio Apollo x16 System Requirements:

      Compatibility: Mac / Windows | Connectivity: Thunderbolt 3 (Backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 2 via adaptor) | Host Ports: 2 | SHARC DSP: Hexa (6) | Unison Mic Preamps: 8 | Unison Hi-Z Inputs: 0 | Digital I/O: 2 AES/EBU | Monitor Outputs: 2 XLR | Headphone Outputs: N/A | Monitor Modes: Stereo up to 7.1 | Alt Speakers: Yes | Built-in Talkback Mic: Yes | Included UAD Plugins: 16

      ** Please note, system requirements may change. For the most recent system requirements please visit the manufacturer's official product listing **