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The 2x6 version of the Apogee Electronics Symphony consists of the Symphony I/O Chassis outfitted with the 2x6 Analog I/O, 8x8 Optical I/O, AES I/O Module.
The chassis provides two module slots. The front panel of chassis presents the visual feedback needed to monitor levels, sample rate and clock status, along with the controls required to adjust gain and output levels.
The converter has multiple connectivity options that include direct connection to a Symphony 64 PCIe card, a USB equipped Intel Mac, or to Avid's Pro Tools HD and HD-X systems. With the addition of the optional Symphony 64/Thunderbridge interface, the system acquires direct connectivity to any Thunderbolt equipped Mac computer. Additionally, the unit can function in a standalone operation.
The analog and AES I/O on the A8x8 module, and the sends and returns on the microphone preamp module require optional breakout cables, which are available in various configurations to suit individual requirements.
Symphony I/O Chassis
The Symphony I/O Chassis from Apogee provides two I/O Module slots for a variety of digital audio conversion options that form the interface side of the Symphony I/O. Elegant and easy to use, the front panel of Symphony I/O Chassis presents the visual feedback needed to monitor levels, sample rate and clock status, along with the controls required to adjust gain, output levels ,and select the Audio Interface Mode (AIM).
The rear panel provides access to the two I/O Module slots that are capable of a combined thirty-two channels of input and output. PCI, USB and Ethernet connectivity ensures complete compatibility with popular workstations, while the panel also includes Wordclock I/O connectors and termination, LoopSynch I/O connectors, and a quiet digitally-controlled fan to keep everything running cool.
The Audio Interface Mode (AIM) allows the system to be optimized for the most popular audio workstation environments, including Symphony PCI, Pro Tools HD PCI, USB audio, or to function as a standalone converter. With a two-step adjustment using a single front panel encoder knob, the interface can be easily switched back and forth between the preferred modes.
The optional five I/O Modules allow the user to choose from standard configurations, or customize the following - channel count, analog to digital input, digital to analog output, microphone preamps (requires an analog card) and digital I/O.
Two input/output module slots
USB 2.0 connector
Two Symphony PC-32 ports for direct connection to Symphony 64 PCI card and Pro Tools core card
Wordclock I/O and LoopSync I/O
Wordclock termination switch
Sixteen, 10-segment meters
Two multi-function encoder knobs
OLED GUI provides function selection and function adjustment and Audio Interface Mode (AIM) selection
Two 1/4" headphone outputs
7-segment sample rate display
Clock source display
Meter source display
High-performance, temperature controlled fan
2x6 Analog I/O + 8x8 Optical + AES I/O Module for Symphony I/O
The 2x6 Analog I/O + 8x8 Optical + AES I/O Module from Apogee is a two analog input, six analog output and digital I/O module for use with the Symphony chassis.
The I/O module also features two channels of coaxial S/PDIF input and output, two channels of AES/EBU I/O, and eight channels of ADAT Lightpipe I/O, with support for SMUX higher rate audio.
Note: Requires Symphony I/O rack with available card slot.
Two balanced inputs on female XLR connectors
Six balanced outputs on a 25-pin D-sub connector
Two channels of up to 192 kHz coaxial S/PDIF input and output
Two channels of AES/EBU input and output
Eight/four channels of ADAT Lightpipe input and output (44.1-48/88.2-96 kHz)
Connect microphones via external microphone preamps
Connect guitars via DI boxes or external mic preamps