Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II SoundGrid Chassis with 8x8 Analog I/O, 8x8 Digital I/O, and 8 Microphone Preamps

Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II SoundGrid Chassis with 8x8 Analog I/O, 8x8 Digital I/O, and 8 Microphone Preamps

Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II SoundGrid Chassis with 8x8 Analog I/O, 8x8 Digital I/O, and 8 Microphone Preamps

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Product Highlights

  • Ethernet Interface Connectivity
  • Ultra-Low Latency
  • DB25 Analog I/O and 1/4" Hi-Z Inputs
  • 8 x Mic Pres, Multi-Format Digital I/O
  • Compatible with SoundGrid Servers
  • Control via SoundGrid Studio App
  • Stereo 1/4" Headphone Jack
  • Color Touchscreen Display
  • Large Front-Panel Control
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Apogee Electronics SYM2-8X8+8MP-SG overview

  • 1Description

The Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II SoundGrid Chassis with 8x8 Analog I/O, 8x8 Digital I/O, and 8 Microphone Preamps is a SoundGrid-compatible audio interface designed to deliver flexible inputs and outputs and Ethernet connectivity to computers and SoundGrid devices for recording and mixing engineers in broadcast, post-production, studio, and live stage applications. The included I/O card provide eight channels of analog inputs and outputs via DB25 connectors, eight channels of AES/EBU and optical digital I/O, and stereo S/PDIF. Additionally, the A8MP card grants you eight high-gain microphone preamplifiers, four 1/4" Hi-Z inputs, and eight insert sends and returns.
 

Its RJ45 port and BNC word clock I/O ensure simple hook-up of SoundGrid compatible devices, and the stereo 1/4" headphone jack enables efficient and consistent monitoring with headphones of varied impedances. Ultra-low latency operation allows for A/D and D/A conversion without distracting delay. Connect a SoundGrid server (available separately) to record and mix with your SoundGrid-compatible plug-ins without taxing your computer's CPU. Configure and control the Symphony via the free SoundGrid Studio app or utilize the color touchscreen display and large rotary control on the front panel.

  • Symphony I/O Mk II SoundGrid Chassis (No I/O Modules)

    The Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II SoundGrid Chassis is a SoundGrid-compatible audio interface chassis designed to provide Ethernet connectivity to computers and SoundGrid devices for recording and mixing engineers in broadcast, post-production, studio, and live stage applications. It features an RJ45 port in the pre-installed SoundGrid option card and BNC word clock I/O. A stereo 1/4" headphone jack enables quick and effective monitoring with a variety of headphone impedances.

    Ultra-low latency ensures proper timing in signal conversion and routing, even when connected to your Waves SoundGrid server and recording with your SoundGrid-compatible plug-ins. Configure and control the chassis via the free SoundGrid Studio app or utilize the color touchscreen display and large rotary control on the front panel. Install multiple I/O cards (available separately) for up to thirty-two channels of analog inputs and outputs.

    The Symphony I/O Mk II is made in the USA and ships with a power cable.

    Pre-installed SoundGrid option card allows Ethernet connectivity to your computer, a network switch, and/or SoundGrid-compatible devices
    Sync audio between multiple computers, DAWs, and rooms
    Ultra-low-latency performance
    Near-zero-latency recording with any SoundGrid-compatible plug-ins (requires SoundGrid server)
    Compatible with Waves SoundGrid servers
    Setup and advanced control via Waves SoundGrid Studio application
    Stereo 1/4" headphone jack features Apogee's proprietary Constant Current Drive for smooth frequency response with any headphones
    Easy-to-use color touchscreen display
    Large front-panel control for quick adjustment of selected parameter
    Supports multiple I/O cards for up to 32 channels of analog inputs and outputs
    BNC word clock I/O for synchronizing external equipment
    Designed in California, made in the USA
    UPC: 805676302140
  • 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
  • A8MP - Microphone Preamp Module for Symphony I/O

    The A8MP from Apogee is a module for the company's Symphony system that enhances the system's analog input by adding 8 microphone preamps. Additionally, up to 4 instrument inputs can be connected directly to the module and twin D-Sub connectors deliver 8 fully balanced inserts points.

    Microphones do not connect directly to the Mic Preamp Module. They must be connected to the analog inputs of an analog I/O Module that has been installed in slot 1 of the Symphony chassis. The microphone preamps are then enabled in the Maestro software. Phantom power can also be enabled individually from the software.

    Eight digitally controlled, 85dB microphone preamps
    Upgrades functionality of Analog I/O Module by adding microphone preamps to the existing line inputs
    Creates a direct connection between the Mic Preamp Module and the Analog I/O Module by inserting a microphone preamp stage before the line inputs
    Phantom power individually switchable (via Maestro)
    Four Hi-Z 1/4" instrument inputs capable of handling high level instruments
    Eight fully balanced insert points on 25-pin D-Sub connectors
    UPC: 805676300788
  • Symphony I/O Mk II SoundGrid Chassis (No I/O Modules)
    Interface Connector 1 x RJ45 port (SoundGrid interface)
    Word Clock I/O 1 x BNC word clock input
    1 x BNC word clock output
    Outputs 1 x 1/4" TRS headphone jack
    Dynamic Range 121 dBA
    THD+N -110 dB @ 19 dBu into 600 Ohms (= 80 mW)
    -101 dB @ 14 dBu into 32 Ohms (= 470 mW)
    Power Requirement 90 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 150 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 19.0 x 3.5 x 11.5" / 48.3 x 8.9 x 29.2 cm (with rack ears)
    Weight 14 lb / 6.4 kg
    Country of Manufacture United States of America
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.0 x 18.1 x 9.9"
  • 8x8 Mk II Module - 16-Channel Analog and AES/Optical I/O Module for Symphony I/O Mk II
    ADC 24-bit
    DAC 24-bit
    Sample Rates 44.1 to 192 kHz
    Analog In 1 x 25-pin D-Sub; 8 channels
    Requires optional breakout cable
    Analog Outputs 1 x 25-pin D-Sub; 8 channels
    Requires optional breakout cable
    AES In/Out 1 x 25-pin D-Sub for AES/EBU input and output
    8 channels of input and output
    Requires optional breakout cable
    Digital Input Connectors 1 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 Connectors 1 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 Clock On chassis
    Power Requirements From chassis
    Dimensions (WxDxH) Fits slot on chassis
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.2 x 12.4 x 3.6"
  • A8MP - Microphone Preamp Module for Symphony I/O
    ADC 24-bit
    DAC 24-bit
    Sample Rates Up to 192kHz
    Analog In 4 x 1/4" TS phone
    1 x 25-pin D-Sub Insert Returns (requires optional breakout cable)
    Input Impedance 10kΩ
    Maximum Input Level +4dB setting: +24dBu
    -10dB setting: +6dBV
    Analog Outputs 1 x 25-pin D-Sub Insert Sends (requires optional breakout cable)
    Output Impedance 25Ω
    Maximum Output Level ∞ to +24dBu
    Digital Input Connectors No
    Digital Output Connectors No
    Dynamic Range A/D: 120dB, A-weighted
    D/A: 129dB, A-weighted
    THD + N A/D: -113dB @ 20dBu (0.00024%)
    D/A: -117dB @ 20dBu (0.00014%)
    Frequency Response A/D: 1Hz to 20kHz (+/-0.05dB)@ 44.1kHz
    D/A: DC to 20kHz (+/-0.05dB)@ 44.1kHz
    Word Clock On chassis
    Power Requirements From chassis
    Dimensions (WxDxH) Fits slot on chassis
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.2 x 13.7 x 3.6"

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