Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II - Audio Interface (8x8)

BH #APSYM28X8S2 • MFR #SYM2-8X8S2
Apogee Electronics
Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II - Audio Interface (8x8)
Key Features
  • Symphony I/O Mk II - Chassis
  • 8X8S2 - Analog/Digital In/Out Module
  • 8 Channels of Analog & Digital I/O
  • Front-Panel Touchscreen w/ TFT Display
The 8x8 version of the Symphony I/O Mk II - Audio Interface from Apogee Electronics consists of the Symphony I/O Chassis outfitted with the 8x8 Mk II - Analog/Digital In/Out Module. The front-panel touch screen offers convenient access to nearly every setting including sample rate, clock source, headphone & speaker output levels, meters for all I/O and section navigation, as well as input levels, digital I/O, and configuration settings. The rear panel provides access to the additional I/O Module slot for adding another optional I/O card, while the two Thunderbolt connectors ensure compatibility with newer Mac computers. Also included are Wordclock I/O connectors & termination, an option card slot, and a quiet digitally controlled fan to keep everything running cool.
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Expected availability: 7-14 business days
$3,495.00

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Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II - Audio Interface (8x8)

Apogee Electronics Symphony Overview

The 8x8 version of the Symphony I/O Mk II - Audio Interface from Apogee Electronics consists of the Symphony I/O Chassis outfitted with the 8x8 Mk II - Analog/Digital In/Out Module. The front-panel touch screen offers convenient access to nearly every setting including sample rate, clock source, headphone & speaker output levels, meters for all I/O and section navigation, as well as input levels, digital I/O, and configuration settings. The rear panel provides access to the additional I/O Module slot for adding another optional I/O card, while the two Thunderbolt connectors ensure compatibility with newer Mac computers. Also included are Wordclock I/O connectors & termination, an option card slot, and a quiet digitally controlled fan to keep everything running cool.

The 8x8 Mk II module offers any combination of 8 x 8 analog input and output, and 8 x 8 AES/EBU or optical digital input and output. The module occupies one of the two slots available on the chassis. The A/D circuit has been refined to offer a streamlined circuit design, resulting in the most transparent signal path to the A/D stage possible. A dual-sum A/D stage is utilized where two conversion stages are summed for each analog channel, offering the lowest distortion and the greatest dynamic range of any A/D converter Apogee has ever designed.

The D/A section has been optimized with a more powerful and robust output driver that is capable of driving virtually any input without a decrease in performance, regardless of the load presented by the connected gear. The analog inputs and outputs are offered on DB25 connectors and require optional breakout cables, available in various configurations to suit individual requirements.

Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II Chassis (Thunderbolt)

The Symphony I/O Mk II from Apogee Electronics is an advanced, flexible multi-channel audio interface featuring the newest flagship AD/DA conversion, modular I/O (up to 32 inputs and outputs), and an intuitive touchscreen display. The chassis provides two I/O Module slots for a variety of digital audio conversion options that form the interface side of the Symphony I/O Mk II. The front-panel touch screen offers convenient access to nearly every setting including sample rate, clock source, headphone & speaker output levels, meters for all I/O and section navigation, as well as input levels, digital I/O, and configuration settings.

The rear panel provides access to the two I/O Module slots that are capable of a combined thirty-two channels of input and output, while the two Thunderbolt connectors ensure compatibility with newer Mac computers. Also included are Wordclock I/O connectors & termination, an option card slot, and a quiet digitally-controlled fan to keep everything running cool.

The Symphony I/O Mk II features a single ultra-high-fidelity DAC and headphone amplifier  with Apogee's Constant Current Drive technology, which was first introduced in the Apogee Groove. The headphone amplifier dynamically compensates for non-linearities of any connected headphones, providing massive power while maintaining extremely low distortion and linear frequency response.

The optional five I/O Modules allow the user to choose from standard configurations, or customize the following – channel count, analog to digital input, digital to analog output, microphone preamps (requires an analog card), and digital I/O.

Note:
Note! This is the Symphony I/O chassis only.
  • Legendary AD/DA conversion
  • Up to 32 channels of modular analog I/O with optional 8 mic preamps
  • Ultra-low latency performance
  • Intuitive touchscreen display and front panel control
  • Option card slot for future platform flexibility
  • Dynamic Temperature Control
  • Designed in California, built in the U.S.A.
     
UPC: 805676301525

Apogee Electronics 8x8 Mk II Module - 16-Channel Analog and AES/Optical I/O Module for Symphony I/O Mk II

The 8x8 Mk II Module from Apogee is a 16-channel module for the Symphony I/O that allows for any combination of 8 x 8 analog input and output, and 8 x 8 AES/EBU or optical digital input and output. The module occupies one of the two slots available on the chassis. The A/D circuit has been refined to offer a streamlined circuit design, resulting in the most transparent signal path to the A/D stage possible. A dual-sum A/D stage is utilized where two conversion stages are summed for each analog channel, offering the lowest distortion and the greatest dynamic range of any A/D converter Apogee has ever designed.

The D/A section has been optimized with a more powerful and robust output driver that is capable of driving virtually any input without a decrease in performance, regardless of the load presented by the connected gear. The analog and AES inputs and outputs are offered on DB25 connectors and require optional breakout cables, available in various configurations to suit individual requirements.

Note:
Requires Symphony I/O Mk II Chassis with available card slot.
8 x 8 channels of analog input/output with 8 x 8 channels of AES/EBU or optical digital input/output, available simultaneously up to a total of 16 channels
Optical digital supports ADAT, SMUX, and S/PDIF
S/PDIF input and output up to 192 kHz on RCA coaxial that replaces two input channels and mirrors two output channels
Ultra-low latency AD and DA conversion
Rear-panel digital I/O hardware switch selects AES or optical digital I/O format
UPC: 805676301532

Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II Chassis (Thunderbolt) Specs

Analog to Digital
ADCTHD+N: -114 dB @ 22 dBu (0.00020%)
Dynamic Range: 122 dB (A weighted)
Maximum Input Levels:
+4 dB Setting: +24 dBu
-10dB Setting: +6 dBV
Frequency Response at 44.1 kHz: 1 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.05 dB)
Input impedance: 10 kOhms
Digital to Analog
DACTHD+N: -117 dB @ 21 dBu (0.00014%)
Dynamic Range: 129 dB (A weighted)
Max Output Levels: -∞ to +24 dBu
Frequency Response at 44.1 kHz: DC to 20 kHz (±0.05 dB)
Output Impedance: 25 Ohms
Outputs are balanced through Apogee's proprietary Perfect Symmetry Circuitry (PSC)
Headphone Output
HeadphoneStereo Headphone Output (Front Panel): 1/4" / 6.35 mm
THD+N:
-110 dB @ 19 dBu into 600 Ohm (=80 mW)
-101 dB @ 14 dBu into 32 Ohm (=470 mW)
Dynamic Range: 121 dB (A weighted)
Output: Apogee's proprietary Constant Current Drive provides smooth frequency response with any headphones
System Requirements
System RequirementsComputer: Thunderbolt-equipped Mac
Memory: 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended
OS X 10.9.5 or greater
Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
General Specifications
Power90 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 150 W
Dimensions (W x D x H)Without Rack Ears: 17.8 x 11.5 x 3.5" / 450.9 x 292.1 x 88.9 mm
With Rack Ears: 19.0 x 11.5 x 3.5" / 482.6 x 292.1 x 88.9 mm
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight18.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.8 x 17.9 x 9.9"

Apogee Electronics 8x8 Mk II Module - 16-Channel Analog and AES/Optical I/O Module for Symphony I/O Mk II Specs

ADC24-bit
DAC24-bit
Sample Rates44.1 to 192 kHz
Analog In1 x 25-pin D-Sub; 8 channels
Requires optional breakout cable
Analog Outputs1 x 25-pin D-Sub; 8 channels
Requires optional breakout cable
AES In/Out1 x 25-pin D-Sub for AES/EBU input and output
8 channels of input and output
Requires optional breakout cable
Digital Input Connectors1 x RCA; coaxial S/PDIF; 2 channels
2 x TOSLINK; optical ADAT, S/PDIF, or SMUX
ADAT: 8 channels, 44.1 - 48 kHz
S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz
SMUX: 8 channels, 88.2 - 96 kHz
Digital Output Connectors1 x RCA; coaxial S/PDIF; 2 channels
2 x TOSLINK; optical ADAT, S/PDIF, or SMUX
ADAT: 8 channels, 44.1 - 48 kHz
S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz
SMUX: 8 channels, 88.2 - 96 kHz
Word ClockOn chassis
Power RequirementsFrom chassis
Dimensions (WxDxH)Fits slot on chassis
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.2 x 12.4 x 3.6"
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