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Apogee Electronics Symphony Desktop 10x14 USB Audio Interface

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Apogee Electronics Symphony Desktop 10x14 USB Audio Interface
Key Features
  • Symphony Sound Quality in Desktop Format
  • Preamp Emulation, Hardware DSP, Plug-Ins
  • Easy Operation with Color Touchscreen
  • Two Stepped-Gain Preamps with 75 dB Gain
Merging the sound quality of the rackmount Symphony I/O Mk II with the simplicity of the Duet and Quartet, the Apogee Electronics Symphony Desktop offers musicians and producers premium Apogee fidelity, flexible I/O, and powerful plug-in processing in a travel-friendly form factor.
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Apogee Electronics SYMPHONY DESKTOP Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2General Features
  • 3Flexible I/O
  • 4Included Apogee FX Plug-Ins
  • 5Included Mic Preamp Emulations
  • 6Flexible Plug-In Workflows

Merging the sound quality of the rackmount Symphony I/O Mk II with the simplicity of the Duet and Quartet, the Apogee Electronics Symphony Desktop offers musicians and producers premium Apogee fidelity, flexible I/O, and powerful plug-in processing in a travel-friendly form factor.

With emulations of vintage British and American mic preamps, DSP/native Apogee FX plug-ins, and multiple zero-latency plug-in workflows, the Symphony Desktop puts you in complete control of your tone. Thanks to its color touchscreen and large control knob, the Symphony Desktop provides easy operation and comprehensive visual feedback.

Record mic-, line-, or instrument-level signals through the variable-impedance, high-gain preamps and use the monitor outputs and assignable headphone jacks for listening to the main mix or an alternate source. Expand your setup by connecting external digital equipment to the optical TOSLINK ports, which support 8-channel ADAT or 2-channel S/PDIF protocols.

General Features
  • Sound quality of rackmount Symphony I/O Mk II in a compact desktop format
  • Easy operation via color touchscreen and large control knob
  • Simultaneous Channels of Audio: 10 in and 14 out
  • A/D and D/A resolution up to 24-bit / 192 kHz
  • Built-In DSP: FPGA processing of Apogee FX Rack plug-ins
  • Print, Monitor, and DualPath Link: Flexible, zero-latency plug-in workflows
  • Apogee Alloy mic preamp emulation including British Solid State and 50's American Tube
  • Two independent ultralow impedance headphone outputs with individual routing and dual-sum ESS DACs
  • Software control via Symphony Desktop Control application
  • Compatible with macOS and Windows computers running Quad Core i7 or later processors
  • Works with iPad Pro running iOS 13
Flexible I/O
  • Two stepped-gain mic preamps with up to 75 dB of gain and variable impedance
  • XLR-1/4" combo mic/line inputs
  • 1/4" Hi-Z input with variable impedance
  • 1/4" monitor outputs
  • 1/4" and 3.5mm assignable headphone outputs
  • Optical TOSLINK ports for ADAT or S/PDIF digital I/O
  • USB Type-C and USB Type-A ports
Included Apogee FX Plug-Ins
  • Symphony ECS Channel Strip: EQ, compressor, and saturation tuned by Bob Clearmountain (includes native and hardware DSP versions)
  • Symphony Reverb (includes native version)
  • Pultec EQP-1A, Pultec MEQ-5, and Mod EQ-6 equalizers (hardware DSP versions)
  • Opto 3-A and Mod Comp compressors (hardware DSP versions)
Included Mic Preamp Emulations
  • British Solid State: Class-A console sound inspired by the Marinair round can input transformer and discrete transistor design of the Class-A Neve 1066 mic preamp
  • American Tube: lush, vintage-style tone inspired by a 1950s Ampex 601 preamp that was restored and modded for lower noise and greater dynamic range
Flexible Plug-In Workflows
Symphony ECS gives you the full range of Apogee workflow options. For zero latency tracking, you can print through it as you record or set up a DualPath Link for monitoring and print later when you mix. Or simply use Symphony ECS as a native plug-in in your DAW, no Apogee hardware required.
UPC: 805676003689

Apogee Electronics SYMPHONY DESKTOP Specs

Form FactorDesktop
Display Touchscreen
Channels of I/OAnalog:
2 Input / 6 Output at 192 kHz
8 Input / 8 Output at 48 kHz
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps2 Preamps
Input Level Adjustment1 x Knob
Expansion SlotsNone
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim RangeMic Inputs:
Up to +75 dB
High-Pass FilterNone
Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced Mic/Line Input
1 x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output (Front Panel)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power48 V, Selectable On/Off (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Digital Audio I/O1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT / S/PDIF Input
1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT / S/PDIF Output
Host Connection / USB1 x USB-C
Host Connection ProtocolUSB 2.0
USB (Non-Host)1 x USB-A (Update)
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
Frequency ResponseA/D Converters:
10 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.2 dB (at 44.1 kHz)
D/A Converters:
10 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.05 dB (at 44.1 kHz)
Maximum Input LevelMic Inputs:
+20 dBu
Hi-Z Inputs:
+14 dBu
A/D Converters:
+20 dBu (+4 dBu)
+6 dBV (-10 dBV)
Maximum Output LevelD/A Converters:
+20 dBu (+4 dBu)
+6 dBV (-10 dBV)
Headphone Output Power520 mW into 30 Ohms (Max)
90 mW into 600 Ohms (Max)
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
150 to 4000 Ohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
220 Kilohms
470 Kilohms
20 Megohms
A/D Converters:
4 Kilohms
D/A Converters:
50 Ohms
Headphone Outputs:
0.5 Ohms
Dynamic RangeA/D Converters:
123 dB (A-Weighted)
D/A Converters:
129 dB (A-Weighted)
Headphone Outputs:
128 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+NA/D Converters:
-113 dB
D/A Converters:
-114 dB
Headphone Outputs:
-111 dB (600-Ohm Load)
EINMic Inputs:
129 dB (150-Ohm Source, +60 dB Gain)
Digital Audio
Sample RatesUp to 192 kHz
Sample Rate ConversionNone
Bit Depths24-Bit
Sync SourcesADAT, Internal, S/PDIF
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card SlotNone
OS CompatibilityiOS 13
macOS 10.14.6 or Later
Windows 10.2004 or Later
*As of November, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Included SoftwareNone
Compatible Software (Not Included)Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Included Plug-InsPreamp & Channel Strip:
Symphony ECS Channel Strip
Reverb & Room:
Clearmountain's Spaces
Opto 3-A
Mod Comp
Pultec EQP-1A
Pultec MEQ-5
Mod EQ-6
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-InsProprietary
Processor RequirementIntel Core i7
RAM Requirements4 GB, 8 GB Recommended
Mobile Device CompatibilityiPad Pro (with USB-C)
Required HardwareAvailable USB-A Port
USB Cable (Included)
Internet ConnectionRequired for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter9 to 16 VDC (Included)
Power Consumption30 W
Anti-Theft FeaturesNone
CertificationsCE, FCC
*as per Manufacturer
Dimensions8 x 4.75 x 2.5" / 20.3 x 12.06 x 6.3 cm
Weight1.8 lb / 0.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.475 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.5 x 10.2 x 4.6"

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