Universal Audio Apollo FireWire Audio Interface With Quad Core DSP
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Universal Audio have re-designed their original Firewire Apollo interface with the introduction of the black-face Thunderbolt Apollo's. The Apollo Firewire features a quad-core internal UAD-2, and maintains the original silver-face aesthetic and I/O. The Apollo Firewire is compatible with the Apollo Thunderbolt expansion card too. Apollo FireWire is one of the world’s most popular professional audio interfaces — delivering the sound, feel, and flow of analog recording to music creators everywhere.
Audio Interface Sample rates up to 192 kHz at 24-bit word length 18 x 24 simultaneous input/output channels: Eight channels of analog-to-digital conversion via mic, line, or high-impedance inputs 14 channels of digital-to-analog conversion via: Eight mono line outputs Stereo monitor outputs Two stereo headphone outputs 10 channels of digital I/O via: Eight channels ADAT Optical I/O with S/MUX for high sample rates Two channels coaxial S/PDIF I/O with sample rate conversion Two FireWire 800 ports for daisy-chaining other FireWire devices Microphone Preamplifiers Four high-resolution, ultra-transparent, digitally-controlled analog mic preamps Unison™ technology for deep integration with UAD preamp and pedal plug-ins Front panel and software control of all preamp parameters Switchable low cut filter, 48V phantom power, 20 dB pad, polarity inversion, and stereo linking Monitoring Stereo monitor outputs (independent of eight line outputs) Digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs maintains highest fidelity Front panel control of monitor levels and muting Two stereo headphone outputs with independent mix buses Independent front panel analog volume controls for headphone outputs Front panel pre-fader metering of monitor bus levels S/PDIF outputs can be set to mirror the monitor outputs Onboard UAD-2 Processing QUAD model featuring four SHARC processors Realtime UAD Processing on all of Apollo’s analog and digital inputs Same features and functionality as other UAD-2 products when used with DAW Can be combined with other UAD-2 devices for increased mixing DSP Complete UAD Powered Plug-Ins library is available online
Console application: Enables Realtime UAD Powered Plug-Ins processing DSP mixer for realtime monitoring and tracking Remote control of all Apollo features and functionality
Console Recall plug-in: Saves Apollo configurations inside DAW sessions for easy recal Enables control of all front panel parameters from within the DAW VST, RTAS, and Audio Units plug-in formats
UAD Meter & Control Panel application: Configures global UAD-2 and Powered Plug-Ins settings and monitors system usage
Universal Audio Apollo FireWire TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
System I/O Complement Microphone Inputs 4 High-Impedance Inputs 2 Analog Line Inputs 8 Analog Line Outputs 8 Analog Monitor Outputs 2 (1 stereo pair) Headphone Outputs 2 stereo (independent mix buses) ADAT Up to 8 channels via dual I/O ports with S/MUX S/PDIF 1 stereo input, 1 stereo output FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) Dual ports Thunderbolt (via Option Card) Dual ports Word Clock 1 input, 1 output A/D – D/A Conversion Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 A/D Bits Per Sample 24 Simultaneous A/D conversion 8 channels Simultaneous D/A conversion 14 channels Analog Round-Trip Latency 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate Analog Round-Trip Latency with four serial UAD-2 plug-ins via Console application 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate Analog I/O
Microphone Inputs 1 – 4 Jack Type XLR Female Phantom Power +48V, Switchable Dynamic Range 118 dB (A–weighting) Signal-to-Noise Ratio 118 dB (A–weighting) Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –110 dB Hi–Z Inputs Jack Type ¼” Male (Mono TS plug required) Dynamic Range 117 dB (A–weighting) Signal-to-Noise Ratio 117 dB (A–weighting) Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –103 dB Line Inputs 1 – 4 Jack Type ¼”Male TRS Balanced Dynamic Range 117 dB (A–weighting) Signal-to-Noise Ratio 117 dB (A–weighting) Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –107 dB Line Inputs 5 – 8 Jack Type ¼” Male TRS Balanced Dynamic Range 117 dB (A–weighting) Signal-to-Noise Ratio 117 dB (A–weighting) Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –107 d Line Outputs 1 – 8 Jack Type ¼” Male TRS Balanced Dynamic Range 118 dB (A–weighting) Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio 118 dB (A–weighting) Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –106 dB Monitor Outputs 1 – 2 Jack Type ¼” Male TRS Balanced Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB Dynamic Range 115 dB (A–weighting) Signal-to-Noise Ratio 114 dB (A–weighting) Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –103 dB Stereo Headphone Outputs 1 & 2 Jack Type ¼” Male TRS Stereo/Unbalanced Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB Digital I/O S/PDIF Jack Type Phono (RCA) Format IEC958 ADAT Jack Type Optical TOSLINK JIS F05 Format ADAT Digital “Lightpipe” with S/MUX Channel Assignments @ 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz Port 1 = Channels 1 – 8, Port 2 = 1 – 8 (mirrored) Channel Assignments @ 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz Port 1 = Channels 1 – 4, Port 2 = Channels 5 – 8 Channel Assignments @ 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz Port 1 = Channels 1 – 2, Port 2 = Channels 3 – 4 Word Clock Jack Type BNC Lock Range ±0.5% of any supported sample rate Word Clock Input Termination 75 Ohms, switchable Synchronization Sources Internal, Word Clock, S/PDIF, ADAT Electrical Power Supplies External AC to DC Power Supply Brick, Internal DC to DC Power Supply AC Connector Type IEC Male AC Requirements 100V – 240V AC, 50 – 60 Hz DC Connector Type XLR 4-Pin Locking Male (Neutrik P/N NC4MDM3-H) DC Requirements 12 VDC, ±5% Maximum Power Consumption 6.5 amperes Mechanical Dimensions Width 19” Height 1.75” (1U rack space) Depth, Chassis Only 12.125” Depth, Including Knob & Jack Protrusions 13.5” Shipping Box (Width x Depth x Height) 24” x 17” x 8” Weight Shipping Weight (with box & accessories) 18 pounds Weight (bare unit) 9.1 pounds
Universal Audio Apollo FireWire SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
System Requirements FireWire Systems
UAD Powered Plug-Ins version 8
(Win) Windows 7 64-Bit Edition w/SP1 (Mac) OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, 10.9.x Mavericks, or 10.10.x Yosemite Available FireWire 800 port* 4 gigabytes available disk space Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
*On Windows systems, a qualified PCIe-to-FireWire adapter card is required. Please visit the UA product support page for further information.