Apogee Symphony Desktop Interface

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Apogee Symphony Desktop Interface

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  • $1,495.00
  • $1,295.00
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$77.66/mo with 18-month Financing

Description & Specs

Symphony Desktop for Mac, iPad Pro and Windows packs the legendary sound quality of Apogee’s rack-mount Symphony I/O Mk II into an elegant and inspiring 10×10 audio interface that sits on your desk and fits in your bag. With Symphony Desktop, musicians and producers are empowered to record, overdub and mix with the music industry’s most respected AD/DA converters and mic preamps. By combining superior performance, with new features like mic preamp emulation, the Symphony ECS Channel Strip and Clearmountain’s Spaces reverb plugins, ultra low latency recording with hardware DSP and Apogee native FX plugins, Symphony Desktop will amplify your creativity in your studio or on the go and give your recordings the Apogee sound quality Advantage.

Faithfully Capture Every Nuance
A/D CONVERSION – Like Symphony I/O Mk II, Symphony Desktop’s analog-to-digital converter stage features ultra-low distortion, high-slew rate, fully differential analog op-amps plus a cutting edge A/D converter in a performance-enhancing dual-sum configuration. Create with the confidence that every nuance of your analog input is faithfully reproduced in the digital domain.

A Widescreen Window Into Your Mix
D/A CONVERSION – The digital-to-analog stage of Symphony Desktop features brand new technology that provides uncompromising Symphony DAC performance in a portable product, including a robust ultra-low distortion, high-current, fully balanced output driver. Regardless of downstream connections, Symphony Desktop delivers a transparent, widescreen window into the sonic landscape of your mix.

Superior Performance + Vintage Emulations
PREAMPS – At the core of the input stage, are Symphony Desktop’s mic preamps offering up to 75dB of gain. The preamp design features Apogee’s unique Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture which ensures ultra-low noise and distortion regardless of the source, from pounding kick drum to delicate fingerpicking on an acoustic guitar. With variable impedance settings on both mic and instrument inputs, Symphony Desktop optimizes the input stage to better match your specific devices, for deep lows and clear highs. Selectable Apogee Alloy preamp emulations add character, attitude and maybe a bit of grit to your recordings.

Two High Powered Headphone Outputs
Symphony Desktop has two completely independent ultra low impedance headphone outputs, individually routable, both equipped with dual-sum ESS DACs. Output power range is tailored to the expected type of headphones: the front panel output can drive virtually any headphones, while the rear panel output is specifically tailored for high-efficiency headphones.

Dial in the Warmth and Tone of Iconic Analog Preamps
Apogee Alloy Preamp emulation combines analog circuitry and DSP processing to create the richest, most authentic preamp modeling available in an audio interface. Critical aspects of the model such as input impedance, transient profile and distortion characteristics are first implemented in the analog domain, followed by precise and accurate refinement in DSP, for a hybrid result that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

British Solid State – Class A Console Sound
Inspired by the Marinar “Round can” input transformer and discrete transistor design of our Class A Neve 1066 mic preamp, this emulation gives you the sonic weight and smooth transient response of the hardware. Push the level for increased width and punch.


American Tube – Lush, 50s Tone
Symphony Desktop’s AP-57 mic preamp gives you the lush, larger-than-life sounds of a 50s era Ampex 601 preamp, carefully restored and modded for lower noise and greater dynamic range. We’ve captured the harmonic warmth, richness and high-end sheen of the hardware, plus the “gently overcooked” sound of the overloading circuit.

Premium Native and Hardware DSP Plugins
Obsessively crafted by the same team that designs all Apogee hardware and software products, Apogee FX and FX Rack plugins offer superior sound quality, and full bandwidth performance (44.1 to 192.kHz) for all DAWs on your Mac. From visually modern interfaces that allow you to precisely shape and contour your sound to meticulously modeled vintage hardware that is so accurate it has been endorsed by the hardware manufacturer, Apogee plugins will quickly find their way into your daily recording tool kit.

Features
  • Most affordable Symphony series interface ever
  • Cutting edge components and circuit design deliver flagship sound quality
  • Up to 24bit/192kHz digital audio
  • 2 Advanced Stepped Gain mic preamps
  • FET instrument input with electric guitar tube amp characteristics
  • Apogee Alloy Mic Preamp emulation (Analog processing + DSP modeling)
  • Built-in hardware DSP processing of Apogee FX plugins
  • Flexible, zero latency plugin workflows: Print, Monitor and DualPath Link workflows
  • Dynamic touch screen display for comprehensive hardware control
  • 2 fully balanced 1/4″ outputs
  • 2 assignable headphone outputs: 1 x 1/4″, 1 x 1/8”
  • 10 IN x 14 OUT simultaneous channels of audio
  • MIDI over USB
  • Digital I/O: 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT,S/PDIF)
  • USB 2.0 over USB Type C connector


A/D Conversion
  • Max input level (+4dBu ref/Mic): +20dBu
  • Max input level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
  • Input impedance: 4KOhm
  • Freq resp 10 Hz -20Khz: > +/-0.2dB (@44.1Khz)
  • Rel. THD + N: -113dB
  • Dyn. Range: 123dB (A-weighted)


D/A Conversion
  • Max output level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
  • Max output level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
  • Line output impedance: 50 Ohm
  • Freq resp 10Hz -20 Khz: > +/- 0.05dB (@44.1Khz)
  • Rel. THD+N : -114dB
  • Dyn Range: 129dB (A-weighted)
  • Headphone Max output level:— 520mW into 30 Ohm — 90mW into 600 Ohm
  • Headphone Rel THD+N: -111 dB with 600 Ohm load
  • Headphone Dyn Range: 128dB (A-weighted)


Preamps
  • Gain: Up to 75 dB and advanced stepped gain circuit design
  • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and polarity invert
  • EIN: 129dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150 Ohm input
  • Max input level: +20dBu
  • Input impedance: 150 – 4K Ohm (default)
  • Max Hi-Z input level: 14dBu
  • Hi-Z input impedance: 220k/470k/>20M Ohm


Compatibility
  • macOS: 10.13 High Sierra or later
  • iOS/iPad pro: iOS 13
  • PC: Windows 10 Anniversary update or later
  • Included Plugins
  • Clearmountain's Spaces - macOS, Windows 10 - Native only
  • Symphony ECS Channel Strip - macOS, Windows 10 - Native and Hardware DSP



Included Preamp Emulations
  • AP-66 - British Solid State
  • AP-57 - 50s American Tube

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