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Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt

Multi-channel Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface for Mac

 

Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt is the most powerful multi-channel audio interface for Thunderbolt-based Mac workstations.  Designed for the home or professional studio running Logic Pro X or any other native based DAW, this system offers your choice of 4 different base I/O configurations with the option to expand up to 32×32 simultaneous channels per unit while still maintaining incredibly low latency.

 

True Thunderbolt Performance

Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt delivers the full potential of Thunderbolt 2 performance with the lowest latency, unmatched CPU efficiency and 2 ports for connecting additional peripherals.

Low Latency

Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt relies on Apogee’s proprietary Thunderbolt driver, written from the ground up to offer unmatched performance and efficiency. When using Logic Pro X, latency has been reduced to an astounding 1.35 ms round-trip*, allowing you to monitor through your DAW, plug-ins included, simplifying your workflow and leveraging the power of your Mac. Even when your session’s DSP demands require a higher buffer setting, Symphony I/O’s ultra-low latency means no longer having to choose between power and speed.

To accommodate different workflow preferences, Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt features optional direct hardware monitoring through Apogee’s Maestro 2 App with 0.6ms of latency.

* Logic Pro X at 96kHz / 32 buffer setting

 

Symphony I/O Mk II is a multi-channel audio interface featuring Apogee’s newest flagship AD/DA conversion, modular I/O (up to 32 inputs and outputs), intuitive touchscreen display and optional world-class microphone preamps. Designed to deliver professional sound quality for audio recording, mixing and mastering, Symphony I/O Mk II is the ultimate music production centerpiece for any modern studio.

The new Symphony I/O Mk II comes with direct connectivity to one of three different platforms – Thunderbolt™, Pro Tools® HD or Waves SoundGrid® network.

 

  • Best AD/DA conversion of any Thunderbolt™ audio interface
  • Up to 32 channels of modular analog I/O with optional 8 mic preamps
  • Original Symphony I/O modules are compatible with new Mk II chassis
  • Best per-channel value of any interface in its category
  • Choice of Thunderbolt or Pro Tools® HD (Mac/PC) connectivity
    -Waves SoundGrid® and Dante connectivity coming soon
  • Ultra-low latency performance – 1.35 ms with Thunderbolt and Logic Pro X
  • All new, highly customizable Symphony Control software provides easy access to all I/O parameters
  • Intuitive touchscreen display and front panel control
  • Designed in California, Built in the U.S.A.

 

16 channels of I/O simultaneously

 

 

 

INPUTS

  • Analog Inputs
    • 8 built-in mic preamps
    • Digitally controlled, 85dB microphone preamps
    • 4 Hi-Z 1/4” instrument inputs capable of handling high-level instruments
    • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invert
    • 8 balanced inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • Inserts
    • 8 balanced software assignable analog insert points
    • Return 1-8 on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • Digital Inputs
    • *AES-EBU IN: 8 inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
    • *Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
      • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
      • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
      • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • Coax IN: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz on 1 RCA connector

OUTPUTS

  • Analog Outputs
    • 8 balanced outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • Inserts
    • 8 balanced software assignable analog insert points
    • Send 1-8 on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • Digital Outputs
    • *AES-EBU OUT: 8 outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
    • *Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
      • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
      • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
      • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • Coax OUT: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz on 1 RCA connector
 

*Dig I/O hardware switch selects AES or Optical digital I/O format

 

Connection: 

  • Thunderbolt cable (Sold separately)

Performance:

  • 44.1kHz – 192kHz
  • Latency: 1.35 ms with Logic Pro X (96 kHz / 32 buffer)

Computer: 

  • Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computer, including Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac & MacBook Air
  • Operating System: Mac OS 10.9.5 or greater

Control:

  • Maestro app (included in software installer) and front panel touchscreen

Compatible Software:

  • Logic Pro X
  • Any Core Audio application on Mac