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

BH #APDUET3 • MFR #DUET 3
Apogee Electronics
Apogee Electronics Duet 3 Ultracompact 2x4 USB Type-C Audio Interface
Key Features
  • Musicians, Producers, Songwriters
  • USB Type-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 Type-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 Type-C Interface
  • 7Solid Build Quality

Designed to be the audiophile-quality centerpiece of a mobile recording setup, the Apogee Electronics Duet 3 is a 2x4 USB Type-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 Type-C and USB Type-C to USB Type-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 Type-C Interface
  • USB high-speed connectivity
  • Compatible with macOS, iOS (via USB Type-C or separately available Apple Camera Connection Kit), and Windows 10
  • Bus powered via USB Type-C connection
  • Secondary USB Type-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

Form FactorDesktop
Display2 x Multi-Segment LED Meter
Channels of I/OAnalog:
2 Inputs / 4 Output
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps2 Preamps
Input Level Adjustment1 x Knob
Expansion SlotsNone
Signal Processing
PadNone
Gain/Trim RangeUp to 65 dB
High-Pass FilterNone
Solo/MuteNone
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic/Line Input (on Included Breakout Cable)
2 x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Hi-Z Input (on Included Breakout Cable)
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output (on Included Breakout Cable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power48 V
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-C
Host Connection ProtocolUSB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen 1
USB (Non-Host)1 x USB Type-C (Power Input)
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
MIDI I/ONone
Other I/O1 x Proprietary/Apogee Breakout Cable In/Out
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Performance
ImpedanceHeadphone Outputs:
0 Ohms
Digital Audio
Sample RatesUp to 192 kHz
Sample Rate ConversionNone
Bit Depths24-Bit
LatencyZero-Latency Direct Monitoring
Sync SourcesInternal
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card SlotNone
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.15
Windows 10
iOS
*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-InsNone
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-InsProprietary
Required HardwareAvailable USB Port or USB Type-C Port
Internet ConnectionRequired for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Power
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included) or USB Bus Power
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 7.5 x 1.1"

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