ApogeeDuet 2 Audio Interface (iOS / MAC)

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Apogee Duet 2

The Apogee Duet 2 is a compact and portable audio interface for Macs and iPads. Designed to achieve maximal sound quality alongside optimal efficiency, the interface boasts pristine AD/DA conversion, two microphone preamps, USB MIDI connectivity, and ESS Sabre32 DAC technology. Combined, these features afford a formidable, low latency performance beloved by some of the world’s most prominent engineers and producers. Duet’s combination inputs allow for the connection of just about any line-level source, including microphones, keyboards, guitars, external preamps, or mixing consoles. Additionally, the interface features two 1/4” balanced outputs for speaker or outboard connectivity, and an independent 1/4” headphone output. 

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Duet 2 Features

  • 2 analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices
  • 4 analog outputs - 2 balanced 1/4” outs for speakers or outboard gear, 1/4” stereo headphone output
  • USB 2.0 High Speed connection to Mac
  • Includes reverbs, compressors, equalizers, level maximizer and effects
  • Direct digital connection with iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Lightning and 30-pin cable sold separately)
  • Software control of hardware parameters including input selection and low latency monitoring

iOS Device Compatibility

  • iPod touch (5th generation)
  • iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s, iPhone 4 (with optional 30-pin adapter)
  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad (3rd generation)
  • iPad 2 (with optional 30-pin adapter)
  • iPad mini


  • Mac: Any Mac Core Audio compatible application
  • Recommended apps: Logic, GarageBand, MainStage, Final Cut, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One, Cubase, and Nuendo
  • iOS: Any


  • USB 2.0

Analog Input

  • 1 x XLR microphone (on breakout cable)
  • 1 x 1/4" TS phone instrument (on breakout cable)

Analog Output

  • 2 x balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level
  • 1 x independent 1/4" (3.5 mm) stereo headphone output

Digital Input

  • None

Digital Output

  • None


  • Yes

Headphone Output

  • Yes

A/D Conversion

  • Max Input Level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
  • Max Input Level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
  • Input Impedance: 5KOhm
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz -20Khz: > +/-0.2dB (@44.1Khz)
  • Relative THD + N: -106dB (@ 96Khz)
  • Dynamic Range: 114dB (A-weighted)

D/A Conversion

  • Max Output Level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
  • Max Output Level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
  • Line Output Impedance: 90 Ohm
  • Max Output Level Headphones: 19dBu
  • HPH Output Impedance 30 Ohm.
  • Frequency Response 20Hz -20 Khz: > +/- 0.05dB (@44.1Khz)
  • Relative THD+N : -113dB (@96Khz)
  • Dynamic Range: 123dB (A-weighted)

Power Requirements

  • USB bus powered

System Requirements

  • Mac OS
  • Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
  • OS: 10.6.8, 10.7.5 or greater
  • Any available USB port on a Mac
  • USB bus powered; DC power optional (DC power supply included)
  • iOS Version: 6 or greater
  • Lightning dock connector or 30-pin with optional adapter
  • DC power required for iOS (DC power supply included)
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