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Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II Connect Series Pro Tools Audio Interface with 8 Microphone Preamps and 8x8 Analog/Digital I/O

BH #APS2C8X8MPPH • MFR #SYM2-CONNECT-8X8MP-PTHD
Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II Connect Series Pro Tools Audio Interface with 8 Microphone Preamps and 8x8 Analog/Digital I/O
Key Features
  • Pro-Level Producers and Engineers
  • For Pro Tools HD / HDX / HD Native
  • 8 Mic/Line Inputs with 72 dB Gain
  • 1 Headphone Out, 8 Line Outputs
The Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II Connect Series Pro Tools Audio Interface with 8 Microphone Preamps and 8x8 Analog/Digital I/O brings high-performance A/D and D/A conversion, eight high-gain mic preamps, and eight channels of analog and digital I/O to your Pro Tools HD, HDX, or HD Native system. Its premium sonic performance, sample-accurate delay compensation, Mini-DigiLink connectivity, and BNC loop sync and wordclock I/O make it a solid choice for pro-level producers as well as engineers in broadcast, post-production, studio, and live stage applications.
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Apogee Electronics SYM2-CONNECT-8X8MP-PTHD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture
  • 3Transparent Conversion
  • 4Flexible I/O
  • 5For Pro Tools HD, HDX, and Ultimate Systems
  • 6Connect Series Highlights

The Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Mk II Connect Series Pro Tools Audio Interface with 8 Microphone Preamps and 8x8 Analog/Digital I/O brings high-performance A/D and D/A conversion, eight high-gain mic preamps, and eight channels of analog and digital I/O to your Pro Tools HD, HDX, or HD Native system. Its premium sonic performance, sample-accurate delay compensation, Mini-DigiLink connectivity, and BNC loop sync and wordclock I/O make it a solid choice for pro-level producers as well as engineers in broadcast, post-production, studio, and live stage applications.

By utilizing Apogee's Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture, the interface delivers up to 72 dB of gain in 1 dB increments while maintaining ultralow noise, virtually nonexistent distortion, and noiseless gain adjustment. Its analog I/O includes eight channels of balanced inputs and outputs on DB25 connectors. Additional DB25, TOSLINK optical, and RCA coaxial jacks provide connectivity for AES/EBU, ADAT, and S/PDIF digital inputs and outputs. The Symphony I/O Mk II features an ultrahigh-fidelity DAC and headphone amplifier with Apogee's Constant Current Drive technology, which dynamically compensates for nonlinearities in any connected headphones, to provide massive power while maintaining extremely low distortion and linear frequency response.

Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture

Apogee's Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture introduces a mic preamp circuit that is dynamically optimized at different gain settings to provide superior bandwidth, ultralow noise, and nonexistent distortion across an expansive gain range of 0 to 72 dB. Digitally controlled analog switches shift the gears of the circuit at each gain setting to ensure the best sound and performance.

Transparent Conversion

The Connect Series module offers high-performance AD/DA conversion designed for extreme audio clarity and sonic transparency at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution.

Flexible I/O

  • Eight balanced analog inputs and outputs at up to 192 kHz via DB25 connectors
  • Eight microphone preamps with up to 72 dB of gain
  • Eight AES/EBU inputs and outputs (192 kHz single-wide compatible) via DB25 connector
  • TOSLINK optical inputs and outputs support ADAT, SMUX, and S/PDIF (8x8 ADAT at 44.1 or 48 kHz, 8x8 SMUX at 88.2 or 96 kHz, 2x2 S/PDIF at up to 96 kHz)
  • Coaxial input and output for 2x2 S/PDIF at up to 192 kHz

For Pro Tools HD, HDX, and Ultimate Systems

  • Preinstalled HD option card allows Mini-DigiLink connectivity to your Pro Tools HDX/Ultimate, HD Native, or Core/Accel system on Mac or Windows
  • Emulates Avid HD I/O
  • Ultralow-latency performance
  • Sample-accurate delay compensation
  • Stereo 1/4" headphone jack features Apogee's proprietary Constant Current Drive for smooth frequency response with any headphones
  • Supports multiple I/O cards (one slot loaded, one slot empty)
  • BNC loop sync I/O for synchronizing multiple Pro Tools HD audio interfaces
  • BNC wordclock I/O for synchronizing external digital equipment
  • Internal power supply and rear-panel cooling fan

Connect Series Highlights

  • Up to 72 dB of gain in 1 dB increments
  • Noiseless gain adjustment
  • +26 dBu maximum input level
  • Improved common-mode noise rejection and EMI suppression for optimal performance
  • Switchable impedance (2.4 or 10 kilohms) to support passive mic splitting in live sound applications
  • Control all mic preamps from Symphony I/O’s front-panel color touchscreen and large knob, the optional Apogee hardware remote control, or in the Apogee control software
  • Simplified and optimized signal path with fewer components and higher channel count

Apogee Electronics SYM2-CONNECT-8X8MP-PTHD Specs

Form FactorRackmount (Rack-Mountable with Included Hardware)
Display1 x Color Touchscreen
Channels of I/OAnalog:
8 Inputs / 8 Outputs
Digital:
8 Inputs / 8 Outputs
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps8 Preamps
Input Level Adjustment1 x Knob
Expansion Slots1 x I/O Slot
PadNone
Gain/Trim RangeMic Inputs:
0 to +72 dB (in 1 dB Steps)
High-Pass Filter80 Hz
Solo/MuteNone
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O1 x DB-25 25-Pin Balanced Mic/Line Input
1 x DB-25 25-Pin Balanced Line Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output (Front Panel)
Phantom Power48 V, Selectable On/Off (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Digital Audio I/O1 x DB-25 AES3 In/Out
2 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Input (S/MUX Support)
2 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Output (S/MUX Support)
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Input
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Output
Host Connection / USB1 x DigiLink Mini (Avid Proprietary)
USB (Non-Host)1 x USB Type-B (Update)
Sync I/O1 x BNC Loop Sync Input
1 x BNC Loop Sync Output
1 x BNC Word Clock Input
1 x BNC Word Clock Output
Network I/ONone
MIDI I/ONone
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Performance
Frequency ResponseA/D Converters:
1 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.05 dB (at 44.1 kHz)
Maximum Input LevelA/D Converters:
+26 dBu (+4 dBu)
+6 dBV (-10 dBV)
Maximum Output LevelD/A Converters:
+24 dBu
ImpedanceA/D Converters:
2.4 Kilohms
10 Kilohms
D/A Converters:
50 Ohms
Dynamic RangeA/D Converters:
122 dB (A-Weighted)
D/A Converters:
126 dB (A-Weighted)
Headphone Outputs:
121 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+NA/D Converters:
-115 dB / 0.0002% (at +22 dBu)
D/A Converters:
-119 dB / 0.00014%
Headphone Outputs:
-110 dB (+19 dBu Input, 600-Ohm Load)
-101 dB (+14 dBu Input, 32-Ohm Load)
Digital Audio
Sample RatesUp to 192 kHz
Sample Rate ConversionNone
Bit Depths24-Bit
Sync SourcesADAT, AES3, Internal, Loop Sync, S/PDIF, Word Clock
Memory Card SlotNone
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS
Windows
Included SoftwareNone
Compatible Software (Not Included)Pro Tools HD 9 or Later
Pro Tools Ultimate
Included Plug-InsNone
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-InsProprietary
Mobile Device CompatibilityNone
Required HardwareAvailable DigiLink Mini Port
Internet ConnectionRequired for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Power
Power RequirementsAC Input
AC Input Power90 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption150 W
Physical
Rackmount Size2 RU (with Included Hardware)
Dimensions19 x 3.5 x 11.5" / 48.3 x 8.9 x 29.2 cm (with Rack Ears)

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