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Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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Apogee Ensemble

Conceived with both personal and professional studios in mind, the Apogee Ensemble boasts its manufacturer’s renowned AD/DA conversion conversion technology, eight powerful mic preamps, monitor controls like talkback, two front panel guitar I/Os, dual headphone outs, and added digital connectivity bringing its total I/Os to 30 x 34. 

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Ensemble Features

  • 8 Mic preamps with up to 75 dB of gain and Advanced Stepped Gain circuit
  • Thunderbolt connectivity for ultra-low latency (1.1ms round trip with Logic Pro X)
  • Front panel Guitar I/O with Class A JFET inputs, dual mode re-amp outputs
  • Talkback functionality with built-in mic and control button
  • 2 PurePower headphone outputs
  • 10 separately assignable analog inputs
  • 16 analog outputs of premium Apogee conversion
  • Core Audio optimized DMA engine frees up Mac CPU for plugins and software instruments

Analog Inputs

  • 4 Combi mic/line/instrument inputs - 2 1/4” balanced analog inserts
  • 4 XLR mic/line inputs
  • 2 1/4” hi-z guitar/instrument inputs

Digital Inputs

  • Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
  • ADAT: 16 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
  • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
  • S/PDIF: 4 channels, up to 96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
  • Coax IN: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz on 1 RCA connector Word clock input on BNC connector

Analog Outputs

  • 2 1/4” balanced monitor outputs
  • 8 balanced outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector 2 independent 1/4” stereo headphone outputs 2 1/4” dual-mode guitar/instrument outputs

Digital Outputs

  • Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
  • ADAT: 16 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
  • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
  • S/PDIF: 4 channels, up to 96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
  • Coax OUT: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz on 1 RCA connector Word clock Output on BNC connector

Power and Technical Specifications

  • Word clock input on BNC connector
  • Built-in Microphone: Mono omnidirectional condensor capsule
  • Mic Preamps: Eight Mic Preamps with gain Up to 75dB and advanced stepped gain circuit design
  • Selectable 48V phantom power, hi-pass filter, Soft Limit¨ and polarity invert
  • EIN: 129dB (unweighted) @ 60dB, 150 ohm input, Max Input Level: +20dBu, Input Impedance: 3k Ohm
  • Hi-Z: Max Input Level: 14dBu, Input Impedance: >2M Ohm
  • Insert I/O: (Balanced) max level: 20dBu
  • Guitar (re-amp out): (Impedance balanced) max level: 14dBu
  • Word clock Output on BNC connector
  • Connections: Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • Max Audio Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
  • A/D Conversion: Max Input Level: (+4dBu ref): +20dBu, Max Input Level: (-10dBV ref): +6dBv
  • Input Impedance: 5kOhm
  • Frequency Response @ 44.1kHz sample rate 10 - 20kHz: +/- 0.2dB
  • Relative THD + N: -110dB
  • Dynamic Range: 119dB (A-weighted)
  • D/A Conversion: Max Output Level: (+4dBu ref): +20dBu, Max Output Level: (-10dBV ref): +6dBv
  • Line Output Impedance: 90 Ohm
  • Frequency Response @44.1kHz sample rate 10-20kHz: +/- 0.05dB
  • Rel THD + N: -114dB
  • Dyn Range: 123dB (A-weighted)
  • Headphone max output level: 19dBu
  • Rel THD + N into 600 Ohm: -109dB
  • Dyn Range: 120dB (A-weighted)
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 19" x 12.125" x 1.73"
  • Weight 11.15 lb.
  • Power: AC IN 100-240V, 50-60 HZ, 65W MAX

System Requirements

  • Computer: Thunderbolt-equipped Mac (iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Pro)
  • Memory: 2GB RAM minimum, 4GB recommended
  • OS: 10.9.3 or greater
  • Connection: Any available Thunderbolt port on a Mac

In The Box

  • Ensemble
  • 3-pin IEC power cable
  • Rubber feet
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Booklet
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