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Apogee Electronics Duet 3 Ultracompact 2x4 USB-C Audio Interface

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Apogee Electronics Duet 3 Ultracompact 2x4 USB-C Audio Interface
Key Features
  • Musicians, Producers, Songwriters
  • USB-C Connectivity
  • 2 Mic / Line / Hi-Z Preamps
  • 1 Headphone Out, 2 Line/Monitor Outs
Designed to be the audiophile-quality centerpiece of a mobile recording setup, the Apogee Electronics Duet 3 is a 2x4 USB-C audio interface bringing Apogee's legendary sonic performance and intuitive operability to an ultracompact, elegant, and durable form factor for musicians, producers, and songwriters in pursuit of their best sound no matter where they are. While the low-profile exterior combines an aluminum base with a Gorilla Glass top to make it durable and attractive, the internals boast built-in hardware DSP to power the optional Symphony ECS Channel Strip plug-in for signal sculpting and polishing without bogging down your computer or iOS device.
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Apogee Electronics DUET 3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Creative Control
  • 3Complete Connections
  • 4High-Grade Conversion and Preamps
  • 5Built-In Hardware DSP
  • 6USB-C Interface
  • 7Solid Build Quality
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Designed to be the audiophile-quality centerpiece of a mobile recording setup, the Apogee Electronics Duet 3 is a 2x4 USB-C audio interface bringing Apogee's legendary sonic performance and intuitive operability to an ultracompact, elegant, and durable form factor for musicians, producers, and songwriters in pursuit of their best sound no matter where they are. While the low-profile exterior combines an aluminum base with a Gorilla Glass top to make it durable and attractive, the internals boast built-in hardware DSP to power the optional Symphony ECS Channel Strip plug-in for signal sculpting and polishing without bogging down your computer or iOS device.

It features two world-class microphone preamps with phantom power and plenty of gain to ensure robust amplification even for low-output ribbons and classic dynamics such as the Shure SM7B. It can also accept line-level signals or direct connections from instruments such as electric guitar and bass. With two balanced analog 1/4" TRS line/monitor outputs and a stereo 3.5mm headphone output, the Duet 3 can feed a set of monitors and your favorite headphones at the same time. The main and headphone outputs are independently addressable, giving the flexibility to route separate mixes to an artist in the studio, a performer onstage, or a house PA system.

Creative Control
  • Compact, portable design and intuitive user interface make the unit a perfect studio control center for a Mac computer, a PC sporting Windows 10, or an iOS device
  • Single large controller knob for easy access to level adjustments
Complete Connections
  • Connect two microphones, instruments, keyboards, or line inputs
  • Monitor and mix in stereo through speakers and headphones
  • Onboard 3.5mm headphone port with 0-ohm output
  • Breakout cable provides two balanced mic/line inputs, two unbalanced 1/4" Hi-Z inputs, and two balanced 1/4" outputs
  • Includes USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables for easy hookup to a variety of host devices
  • Custom docking station available separately
High-Grade Conversion and Preamps
  • World-class Apogee conversion and mic preamps
  • Phantom power and up to 65 dB of gain
  • Suitable for all dynamic, condenser, and ribbon microphones
  • Converters designed to deliver unadulterated recordings and a stellar listening experience
Built-In Hardware DSP
  • Internal hardware DSP for powering Apogee plug-ins without burdening your CPU
  • Optional Symphony ECS Channel Strip plug-in brings a vintage-modeled 3-band EQ, Bob-Clearmountain-tuned compressor, and analog saturation from subtle gain to warm crush
  • Eliminates monitoring latency when recording
USB-C Interface
  • USB high-speed connectivity
  • Compatible with macOS, iOS (via USB-C or separately available Apple Camera Connection Kit), and Windows 10
  • Bus powered via USB-C connection
  • Secondary USB-C port for optional external power supply
Solid Build Quality
  • Designed in California
  • Built in the USA
  • Low-profile industrial design
  • Sturdy construction with aluminum base and Gorilla Glass top and knob cover
  • Backlit encoder is bearing assisted for smooth operation 
  • Includes foam-lined nylon hard case for travel
UPC: 805676302768

Apogee Electronics DUET 3 Specs

Key Specs
Channels of I/O
Analog:
2 Inputs / 4 Outputs
Maximum Sampling Rate
192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
2 Preamps
Analog Audio I/O
2x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic/Line Input (on Included Breakout Cable)
2x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Hi-Z Input (on Included Breakout Cable)
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output (on Included Breakout Cable)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Host Connection
1x USB-C
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.15
Windows 10
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included) or USB Bus Power
Channels of I/O
Analog:
2 Inputs / 4 Outputs
Built-In DSP
Yes
Maximum Sampling Rate
192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
2 Preamps
Built-In Microphone
No
Input Level Adjustment
1x Knob
Expansion Slots
No
Signal Processing
Pad
No
Gain/Trim Range
Up to 65 dB
High-Pass Filter
No
Solo/Mute
No
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O
2x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic/Line Input (on Included Breakout Cable)
2x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Hi-Z Input (on Included Breakout Cable)
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output (on Included Breakout Cable)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power
48 V
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
1x USB-C
Host Connection Protocol
USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
USB (Non-Host)
1x USB-C (Power Input)
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
MIDI I/O
No
Other I/O
1x Proprietary/Apogee Breakout Cable In/Out
Performance
Impedance
Headphone Outputs:
0 Ohms
Digital Audio
Sample Rates
Up to 192 kHz
Sample Rate Conversion
No
Bit Depths
24-Bit
Latency
Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring
Sync Sources
Internal
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card Slot
No
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.15
Windows 10
Included Software
No
Included Plug-Ins
No
Required Hardware
Available USB-A Port or USB-C Port
Internet Connection
Required for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Power
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included) or USB Bus Power
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.9 x 7.5 x 1.1"

Apogee Electronics DUET 3 Reviews

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Will it work with usb-a ports using a usb-c to ...

Will it work with usb-a ports using a usb-c to usb-a adapter?
Asked by: Andre
Yes the Apogee Duet come with a USB-C to USB-C cable. You will not need to purchase an additional adapter.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2021-10-12

To clarify, can I use this to output sound to ...

To clarify, can I use this to output sound to speaker monitors? Second, will will it work with an Apple laptop M1 Pro?
Asked by: Danny
Yes the Apogee Duet 3 comes with a breakout cable to connect to active monitors and yes it is compatible with Apple Macbook M1 Pro models.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2023-01-04

Does it work with M1 iPad Pro?

Does it work with M1 iPad Pro?
Asked by: Kyle
Yes it will.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2022-05-26

1) Will it work out of the box with the New ...

1) Will it work out of the box with the New MacBook Pro M1 Max ? 2) without buying the dock, you don't get xlr inputs correct ?
Asked by: Joel
Apogee does not yet specify compatibility between the Apogee Electronics Duet 3 Ultracompact 2x4 USB Type-C Audio Interface and the Apple M1 products. You are still able to get XLR inputs on the Apogee Electronics Duet 3 Ultracompact 2x4 USB Type-C Audio Interface without the accessory dock via the breakout cable included with purchase.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2021-11-22

Does it have two separate headphone outputs with ...

Does it have two separate headphone outputs with the dock?
Asked by: Rawd
The dock has one dedicated 1/4" TRS unbalanced headphone output and it also has two 1/4" TRS balanced line/monitor outputs.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-07-06
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