Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Audio Interface (8x8+8MP)

Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Audio Interface (8x8+8MP)

Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Audio Interface (8x8+8MP)

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  • Apogee Electronics Symphony I/O Chassis
  • 8 x 8 Analog and Digital I/O, 8x8 AES/Optical
  • A8MP - Microphone Preamp Module
  • Direct Connect to Symphony 64 PCIe Card
  • Direct Connect to Intel Mac via USB
  • Direct Connect to Pro Tools HD/HD-X
  • Standalone
  • Optional Thunderbolt Connectivity
  • Includes USB Cable
  • Includes Rack Ears and Bolts
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  • 1Description

The 8x8+8MP version of the Apogee Electronics Symphony consists of the Symphony I/O Chassis outfitted with the 8 x 8 Analog and Digital I/O, 8x8 AES/Optical Module as well as the A8MP - Microphone Preamp 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
    Ethernet connector
    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
  • A8X8 - 16 Channel Analog and AES/Optical Input/Output Module for Symphony I/O

    The A8X8 from Apogee is a 16-channel module for the Symphony I/O that allows for any combination of 8 x 8 analog input and output, and 8 x 8 AES/EBU or optical digital input and output. The module occupies one of the two slots available on the chassis and represents 25 years of Apogee research and design excellence.

    Refined and updated circuitry with fewer, more advanced components allows for a shorter audio path, resulting in more clarity and transparency and a more efficient power distribution. The module features enhanced C777 clocking performance and lower converter latency.

    The analog and AES I/O require optional breakout cables, available in various configurations to suit individual requirements.

    8 x 8 channels of analog input/output with 8 x 8 channels of AES/EBU or optical digital input/output, available simultaneously up to a total of 16 channels
    Optical digital supports ADAT, SMUX, and S/PDIF
    S/PDIF input and output up to 192 kHz on RCA coaxial that replaces two input channels and mirrors two output channels
    Ultra low latency AD and DA conversion
    Rear panel Dig I/O hardware switch selects AES or optical digital I/O format
    UPC: 805676300818
  • A8MP - Microphone Preamp Module for Symphony I/O

    The A8MP from Apogee is a module for the company's Symphony system that enhances the system's analog input by adding 8 microphone preamps. Additionally, up to 4 instrument inputs can be connected directly to the module and twin D-Sub connectors deliver 8 fully balanced inserts points.

    Microphones do not connect directly to the Mic Preamp Module. They must be connected to the analog inputs of an analog I/O Module that has been installed in slot 1 of the Symphony chassis. The microphone preamps are then enabled in the Maestro software. Phantom power can also be enabled individually from the software.

    Eight digitally controlled, 85dB microphone preamps
    Upgrades functionality of Analog I/O Module by adding microphone preamps to the existing line inputs
    Creates a direct connection between the Mic Preamp Module and the Analog I/O Module by inserting a microphone preamp stage before the line inputs
    Phantom power individually switchable (via Maestro)
    Four Hi-Z 1/4" instrument inputs capable of handling high level instruments
    Eight fully balanced insert points on 25-pin D-Sub connectors
    UPC: 805676300788
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • AC Power Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Rack Ears and Bolts
  • One (1) Year Warranty
  • One (1) Year Warranty
  • One (1) Year Warranty

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  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Symphony I/O Chassis
    Connectors 2 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
    2 x Symphony I/O PC-32 Ports
    1 x Ethernet
    1 x USB
    2 x BNC Wordclock I/O
    2 x BNC LoopSync I/O
    Headphones THD+N: -105dB @ 19dBu
    Dynamic Range: 119dB, A-weighted
    Output Impedance: 30Ω
    Power Requirements 90~240VAC, 50/60Hz, 150W
    System Requirements Mac OS X 10.5.8 and above
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 11.5 x 3.5" (483 x 292 x 89mm)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.1 x 9.9 x 23.1"
  • A8X8 - 16 Channel Analog and AES/Optical Input/Output Module for Symphony I/O
    ADC 24-bit
    DAC 24-bit
    Sample Rates Up to 192kHz
    Analog In 1 x 25-pin D-Sub (requires optional breakout cable)
    Input Impedance 10kΩ
    Maximum Input Level 24 dBu
    Analog Outputs 1 x 25-pin D-Sub (requires optional breakout cable)
    Output Impedance 25Ω
    Maximum Output Level ∞ to +24dBu
    Digital Input Connectors 1 x 25-pin D-Sub (requires optional breakout cable) shared with output
    1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
    2 x TOSLink optical ADAT or S/PDIF
    Digital Output Connectors 1 x 25-pin D-Sub (requires optional breakout cable) shared with output
    1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
    2 x TOSLink optical ADAT or S/PDIF
    Dynamic Range A/D: 120 dB A-weighted
    D/A: 129 dB A-weighted
    THD + N -113dB @ 20 dBu (0.00024%)
    D/A: -117dB @ 20 dBu (0.00014%)
    Frequency Response A/D: 1 Hz to 20 kHz (+/-0.05 dB) @ 44.1 kHz
    D/A: DC to 20 kHz (+/-0.05 dB) @ 44.1 kHz
    Word Clock On chassis
    Power Requirements From chassis
    Dimensions (WxDxH) Fits slot on chassis
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.7 x 12.2 x 3.3"
  • A8MP - Microphone Preamp Module for Symphony I/O
    ADC 24-bit
    DAC 24-bit
    Sample Rates Up to 192kHz
    Analog In 4 x 1/4" TS phone
    1 x 25-pin D-Sub Insert Returns (requires optional breakout cable)
    Input Impedance 10kΩ
    Maximum Input Level +4dB setting: +24dBu
    -10dB setting: +6dBV
    Analog Outputs 1 x 25-pin D-Sub Insert Sends (requires optional breakout cable)
    Output Impedance 25Ω
    Maximum Output Level ∞ to +24dBu
    Digital Input Connectors No
    Digital Output Connectors No
    Dynamic Range A/D: 120dB, A-weighted
    D/A: 129dB, A-weighted
    THD + N A/D: -113dB @ 20dBu (0.00024%)
    D/A: -117dB @ 20dBu (0.00014%)
    Frequency Response A/D: 1Hz to 20kHz (+/-0.05dB)@ 44.1kHz
    D/A: DC to 20kHz (+/-0.05dB)@ 44.1kHz
    Word Clock On chassis
    Power Requirements From chassis
    Dimensions (WxDxH) Fits slot on chassis
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.2 x 13.7 x 3.6"

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