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Product Code: SIOC-A8X8

Apogee Symphony I/O 8x8 Professional Audio Interface

Symphony is Apogee's flagship modular audio interface. This unit comes loaded with One 8 x 8 Analog I/O card, it sounds fantastic.  Symphony I/O builds upon the award-winning design approaches of Apogee's 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. 

Please Note that Symphony comes standard with USB. If you want to use Thunderbolt or PCIe please add the appropriate card to this system.


    • Apogee Symphony I/O 8X8 PRODUCT FEATURES:

      The best sounding Apogee converters and mic preamps ever

      The new enhancements allow audio to travel through less circuitry, offering lower converter latency, more accurate clocking and even more transparency and clarity in your recordings.

      - The culmination of 25 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
      - Big Ben built-in with enhanced C777 clocking performance
      - 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 Apogee's 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.

      *As of July 2010, Symphony I/O will replace AD-16X, 
      DA-16X and Rosetta 800

      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/O's 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.

      8 mic preamp module (Optional) 

      The 8-Channel Mic Preamp Module turns Symphony I/O into an all-in-one interface that lets you make incredible recordings anywhere. With 8 world-class microphone preamps and 8 channels of premium AD/DA conversion you have the most portable, professional recording rig ever.
      How does it work?>

      8-Channel Mic Preamp Module Highlights:

      - Upgrades functionality of existing Symphony I/O line inputs
      - 8 Mic Preamps
      - 4 Hi-Z instrument inputs
      - 8 software assignable inserts
      - 85 dB of gain
      - Best cost per channel value of any high-end audio interface available
      - Ultra low noise
      - Completely controllable via Maestro software

      Key Features:

      - Direct connection to Apogee's Symphony 64|ThunderBridge 
      Compatible with any Thunderbolt equipped Mac

      - Direct connection to Apogee's Symphony 64 PCIe card 
      Compatible with any PCIe equipped MacPro

      - Direct connection to any Intel Mac with a USB port

      - Direct connection to Pro Tools HD and HD-X systems

      - Direct connection to any audio device with AES, Optical, SPDIF, ADAT, SMUX I/O
    • Apogee Symphony I/O 8X8 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Highlights:
      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
      Apogee's 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)

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

      Power:
      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
    • Apogee Symphony I/O 8X8 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

      Mac OS only 10.5.8 and above
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