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Universal Audio Apollo 16
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Universal Audio Apollo 16 Audio Interface

The Universal Audio Apollo 16 is an elegant update to UA’s premium audio interface — delivering enhanced sound with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording.

Perfect for professional studios, this 18 x 20 Thunderbolt 2 interface offers twice the analog connectivity of the Apollo 8/8p — making it ideal for pairing with mixing consoles and outboard processors. Built on genuine UA analog design and next-generation A/D and D/A conversion, Apollo 16 also features powerful UAD-2 QUAD Core processing, letting you run the full library of UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time. With sonic performance that surpasses anything in its class, Apollo 16 rivals modular converters costing twice the price, in a sleek, powerful new package.

The key to its analog sound is onboard UAD-2 QUAD DSP Processing, which powers the UAD plug-ins while reducing the strain on your host computer. Apollo 16 comes bundled with “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” suite of UAD plug-ins. From there, you can choose from a vast and expanding collection of plug-ins in the UA Online Store. Unique among 16 channel converters, Apollo 16 features a dedicated Monitor knob right on the front panel. This knob is also controllable from software, a connected Apollo Twin, or can be bypassed for connecting the Monitor outputs to an external monitor controller. Standard interface settings like Clock Source, Sample Rate, and Host connectivity are displayed at all times as well. Thanks to Apollo Expanded software, users of Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo 8, Apollo 8p, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces can combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as your studio grows. Apollo Expanded also provides seamless integration with previous generation Apollos over Thunderbolt.

The Apollo 16 interface places all the most commonly used recording and monitoring features right on the front panel, for fast, direct access. Similarly, its rear panel provides all the dedicated, high-quality I/O needed for a typical production studio

Universal Audio Apollo 16 Audio Interface Features

  • Next-generation Apollo A/D and D/A conversion for professional music production
  • 16 x 16 analog I/O via DB-25 connectors — ideal for pairing with mixing consoles, outboard preamps, etc.
  • Onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core DSP allows Realtime UAD Processing
  • 18 x 20 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface for Mac with powerful Console 2.0 software control
  • Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD devices total over Thunderbolt (Mac)
  • Includes “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-in bundle
  • World class UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality

Universal Audio Apollo 16 Audio Interface Specifications

  • System Requirements - UAD Powered Plug-Ins version 8.6
    • Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
    • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, or 10.11 El Capitan
    • 6 gigabytes available storage
    • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
    • Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
    • Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
  • System
    • I/O Complement
      • Analog Line Inputs 16
      • Analog Line Outputs 16 (not including monitor outputs)
      • Analog Monitor Outputs Two (one stereo pair)
      • AES/EBU Two (Thunderbolt 1 compatible)
      • Thunderbolt 2 ports Two (Thunderbolt 1 compatible)
      • Word Clock One input, one output
    • A/D – D/A Conversion
      • Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
      • Bit Depth Per Sample 24
      • Simultaneous A/D conversion 16 channels
      • Simultaneous D/A conversion 18 channels
      • Analog Round-Trip Latency 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate
      • Analog Round-Trip Latency with four serial UAD-2 plug-ins via Console application 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate
  • Analog I/O
    • Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
    • Line Inputs 1 – 16
      • Connector Type Two Female DB25, Tascam wiring
      • Dynamic Range 119 dB (A–weighting)
      • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 119 dB (A–weighting)
      • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –112.5 dB @ -1 dBFS
      • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR) 75 dB (10’ cable)
      • Input Impedance 10K Ohms
      • Input Reference Level +4 dBu (fixed)
      • Maximum Input Level (+4 dBu setting) +20.2 dBu
      • Maximum Input Level (-10 dBV setting) +6.2 dBV (unbalanced)
    • Line Outputs 1 – 16
      • Connector TypeTwo Female DB25, Tascam wiring
      • Dynamic Range 126 dB (A–weighting)
      • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 126 dB (A–weighting)
      • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –118 dBFS @ -1 dBFS
      • Stereo Level Balance ±0.01 dB
      • Output Impedance 100 Ohms
      • Maximum Output Level +20.2 dBu
    • Monitor Outputs 1 – 2
      • Connector Type XLR Male
      • Dynamic Range 124 dB (A–weighting)
      • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 123 dB (A–weighting)
      • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –117 dBFS
      • Stereo Level Balance ±0.01 dB
      • Output Impedance 100 Ohms
      • Maximum Output Level +20.2 dBu
  • Digital I/O
    • AES/EBU
      • Connector Type XLR
      • Format IEC 60958 Type I
    • MADI (Not Implemented)
      • Connector Type Dual Optical SC-Plug (ISO/IEC 9314-3)
    • Word Clock
      • Connector Type BNC
      • Lock Range ±0.5% of any supported sample rate
      • Word Clock Input Termination 75 Ohms, switchable
    • Synchronization Sources
      • Internal, Word Clock, AES/EBU
  • Electrical
    • Power Supplies External AC to DC Power Supply, Level V compliant
    • AC Input Connector Type IEC Male
    • AC Requirements 100V – 240V AC, 50 – 60 Hz
    • DC Connector Type XLR 4-Pin Locking Male (Neutrik P/N NC4MDM3-H)
    • DC Requirements 12 VDC, ±5%
    • Maximum Power Consumption 50 Watts
  • Dimensions: 19"(W) x 1.75"(H) x 13.5"(D)
  • Weight: 18lsb (including all accessories)

Universal Audio Apollo 16 Audio Interface Includes

  • Apollo 16 mkII Audio Interface Unit
  • External Power Supply
  • AC Power Cable (IEC)
  • Getting Started URL Card
  • Set of (4) Rack-Mount Screws
  • Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle
  • One Year Warranty

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Average Customer Review 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 | Write a review!

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ONE TO RULE THEM ALL April 21, 2014
Reviewer: KC from CA United States  
Pristine A/D D/A...yeah there are no mic pres but if you are going to dish this kind of money, you should already have a pretty good front end to your tracking signal chain.

I strap this thing straight to my Dangerous 2Bus LT during mix down and eventually push it to my UA 2192 for the final A/D.

There are time when I do use the Apollo 16 for the 2bus A/D but I mostly use my UA 2192.

The Apollo is CLEAN, pristine, and CLEAR. The imaging on these convertors sound great, even more so with an Antelope Isochrone clocking it.

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