Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II HD 16x16 - Multi-Channel Audio Interface for Pro Tools HD

Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II HD 16x16 - Multi-Channel Audio Interface for Pro Tools HD

Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II HD 16x16 - Multi-Channel Audio Interface for Pro Tools HD

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Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II HD 16x16 - Multi-Channel Audio Interface for Pro Tools HD

Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II HD 16x16 - Multi-Channel Audio Interface for Pro Tools HD

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  • Pro Tools HDX, HD Native, Core/Accel
  • Symphony I/O Mk II - Chassis
  • 16X16S2 - Analog In/Out Digital
  • HD Option Card
  • 16 Channels of Analog Inputs/Outputs
  • Front-Panel Touchscreen with TFT Display
  • Multi-Function Control Knob
  • Headphone Output
  • Dynamic Temperature-Controlled Fan
  • Mac, Windows
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  • 1Description

The Symphony I/O Mk II HD 16x16 from Apogee Electronics is designed for the Pro Tools HD user who needs to connect directly to a Pro Tools HDX, Pro Tools HD Native, or Pro Tools Core/Accel system. The interface can be utilized alongside, or in place of Avid or Digidesign interfaces, and appears and functions in Pro Tools HD the same if it were a separate Avid HD I/O interface. The system consists of the Symphony I/O Chassis outfitted with the 16x16 Mk II - Analog In/Out Digital Module and the HD Option Card.

The front-panel touchscreen offers convenient access to nearly every setting including sample rate, clock source, headphone and 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. Also included are Wordclock I/O connectors and termination, the HD Option Card, and a quiet, digitally controlled fan to keep everything running cool.

The 16x16 Mk II Module offers sixteen channels of analog input and sixteen channels of analog output for the Symphony I/O Mk II. Additionally, two channels of coaxial S/PDIF input and output are also provided. 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.

  • 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
  • 16x16 Mk II Module - Analog Input/Output Module for Symphony I/O Mk II

    The 16x16 Mk II Module from Apogee is a sixteen-channel analog input and sixteen-channel analog output module for the Symphony I/O Mk II. The module occupies one of the two slots available on the chassis. Additionally, two-channel coaxial S/PDIF input and output is also provided. 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.

    Note: Requires Symphony I/O Mk II Chassis with available card slot.

    Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog module for the Symphony I/O Mk II system
    Sixteen channels of balanced analog input and sixteen channels of balanced analog output
    Two channels of coaxial S/PDIF input and output
    Ultra-low latency conversion
    Entire audio path is DC coupled, resulting in ultra flat frequency response and extremely low phase error
    UPC: 805676301549
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • AC Power Cable
  • Rack Ears and Bolts
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • HD Option Card
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  • 1Description
  • Symphony I/O Mk II Chassis (Thunderbolt)
    Analog to Digital
    ADC THD+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
    DAC THD+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
    Headphone Stereo 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 Requirements Computer: 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
    Power 90 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
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.8 x 17.9 x 9.9"
  • 16x16 Mk II Module - Analog Input/Output Module for Symphony I/O Mk II
    ADC 24-bit
    DAC 24-bit
    Sample Rates 44.1 to 192 kHz
    Analog Inputs 2 x 25-pin D-Sub; 16 x channels total
    Requires optional breakout cable
    Analog Outputs 2 x 25-pin D-Sub; 16 x channels total
    Requires optional breakout cable
    Digital Input Connectors 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
    Digital Output Connectors 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
    Word Clock On chassis
    Power Requirements From chassis
    Dimensions (WxDxH) Fits slot on chassis

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