Apogee Symphony I/O MKII 8x8 Thunderbolt System

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Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II
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Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II 8x8 Thunderbolt

The Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II 8x8 Thunderbolt Configuration is a modular multi-channel audio interface featuring flagship-quality, premium AD/DA conversion. The Symphony I/O Mk II 8x8 Thunderbolt offers connectivity of 8x8 Analog I/O + 8x8 AES/EBU Digital I/O, for a total of 16 simultaneous channels.

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.

Front Panel Touchscreen with Comprehensive Control
All of Symphony I/O Mk II’s essential input and output settings can be accessed from the front panel touchscreen. Change your input selection, monitoring levels, mic pre gain or calibrate your Symphony I/O Mk II to match the levels of the other analog gear in your system. A high-resolution TFT display delivers all the visual feedback critical for recording and monitoring. Without looking at your computer, Symphony I/O Mk II lets you see metering for up to 64 channels of I/O, 32 IN x 32 OUT - signal levels, polarity, muting, phantom power and Soft Limit.

Dynamic Temperature Control
Symphony I/O Mk II features advanced controls to keep the unit running at an ideal temperature, ensuring the highest level of performance and reliability. The new temperature controls are complemented by an improved fan and chassis ventilation design, which allows adequate component cooling to occur quietly.

Input and Output Flexibility
There is a Symphony I/O Mk II solution for everyone; the home studio, project studio, commercial recording studio and scoring stage. Choose from four base I/O configurations, 2x6, 8x8, 16x16, or 8x8 with 8 mic preamps and easily expand as your studio grows. With two module slots and the capacity for up to 32 inputs and outputs of A/D & D/A conversion per unit, Symphony I/O Mk II offers the best per-channel value of any interface in its category.

Legendary Sound Quality
Apogee engineers have made it their passion to improve every new flagship product by using the latest in electrical components and designing optimized circuitry that often exceeds the expectations of the component manufacturer. This is the Apogee Advantage. Symphony I/O Mk II is the culmination of this 30 year commitment and raises the bar on all Apogee products before it with even better audio clarity and sonic transparency. In fact, when equipped with either the new 8x8 or 16x16 Mk II I/O modules, Symphony I/O Mk II outperforms all other multi-channel audio interfaces available for Pro Tools HD or Thunderbolt based systems, making it the flagship audio interface for the entire professional audio industry and the obvious choice for countless GRAMMY winning artists, producers, songwriters and engineers.Connectivity
The new Symphony I/O Mk II comes with direct connectivity to one of three different platforms – Thunderbolt (MAC), Pro Tools HD (MAC or PC) or Waves SoundGrid network (MAC or PC):

  • Thunderbolt - (default configuration and included with both HD and SoundGrid configurations) For connecting to a Thunderbolt equipped Mac running Logic Pro X or any other Core Audio compatible DAW. Up to 32 simultaneous inputs and outputs per unit/system and latency as low as 1.35 ms in Logic Pro X (96kHz / 32 buffer).
  • Pro Tools HD - For connecting to an existing Pro Tools HD Accel, HD Native or HDX system via Digilink connector. Up to 1 Symphony I/O Mk II unit connected to each HD Digilink port (max. 32x32 per unit).
  • Waves SoundGrid Network - Connect to the Waves SoundGrid System for studio, live and post production audio networking with real-time DSP for Waves and SoundGrid compatible third-party plugins.

Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II 8x8 Thunderbolt Features

  • Best AD/DA conversion of any Thunderbolt™ audio interface
  • Up to 32 channels of modular analog I/O with optional 8 mic preamps
  • Best per-channel value of any interface in its category
  • Choice of Thunderbolt, Pro Tools® HD (Mac/PC) or Waves SoundGrid® connectivity
  • Ultra-low latency performance
  • Intuitive touchscreen display and front panel control
  • Designed in California, Built in the U.S.A.
    • Analog IN: 8 balanced inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
    • AES-EBU IN: 8 inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
    • (192k single wide compatible)
    • Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz
    • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz
    • Coax IN: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz
    • Analog OUT: 8 balanced outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
    • AES-EBU OUT: 8 outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
    • (192k single wide compatible)
    • Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz
    • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz
    • Coax OUT: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz

Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II 8x8 Thunderbolt Specifications

  • Analog to Digital:
    • THD+N: -114dB @ 22dBu (0.00020%)
    • Dynamic range: 122dB A weighted
    • Maximum input levels:
    • +4dB setting: +24dBu
    • -10dB setting: +6dBV
    • Frequency response at 44.1kHz: 1-20,000 Hz (+/- 0.05dB)
    • Input impedance: 10K
  • Digital to Analog:
    • THD+N: -117dB @ 21dBu (0.00014%)
    • Dynamic Range: 129dB A weighted
    • Max output levels – ∞ to +24dBu
    • Frequency response at 44.1 kHz: dc to 20kHz (+/- 0.05dB)
    • Output impedance: 25 Ohm
    • Outputs are balanced through Apogee’s proprietary Perfect Symmetry Circuitry (PSC)
    • Headphone Output: 1 stereo 1/4″ headphone output on front panel
  • THD+N:
    • -110dB @19dBu into 600 Ohm (=80mW)
    • -101dB @14dBu into 32 Ohm (=470mW)
    • Dynamic Range: 121db A weighted
    • Output: Apogee’s proprietary Constant Current Drive™ provides smooth frequency response with any headphones
  • Power:
    • Voltage: 90-240VAC
    • Frequency: 50-60Hz
    • Wattage: 150W
  • Operating System:
    • Thunderbolt: Mac OS only 10.9.5 and above
    • HD: Any Mac or PC running Pro Tools HD 9 or greater
  • Symphony I/O Mk II Dimensions:
    • Inches: 17.75 (19 with Rack Ears) x 11.5 x 3.5
    • Centimeters: 45 (48.26 with Rack Ears) x 29.2 x 8.9
  • Packaging Dimensions:
    • Symphony I/O Chassis Box
    • Inches: 22.875 x 17.75 x 9.25
    • Centimeters: 58.1 x 45.1 x 23.5
  • I/O Module Box
    • Inches: 13.75 x 12.25 x 3.25
    • Centimeters: 34.9 x 31.1 x 8.3

Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II 8x8 Thunderbolt Includes

  • Symphony I/O Mk II Interface
  • Symphony 8x8 Mk II AD/DA Card
  • Power Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Booklet
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Special Note

Thunderbolt cable is not included

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  • 5

    Posted by Lamont Lively on Mar 28th 2015

    Coming from a Fireface 800 to An Apogee Symphony system has been night and day for me. The mix has a certain depth and clarity that allows me to hear everything when coupled with my focal monitors. I hear decibels at a time. The expandability is another thing that sold me. I've gotten nothing but praise mix wise since purchasing.

  • 5

    Posted by KC on Jan 21st 2015

    I had the Apollo 16 prior to the Symphony and I have to say, "Wow!" Instantly, a tighter low end with slightly more open highs. I wouldn't say it was night/day but it was definitely noticeable.

    I also have a Burl B2 ADC and I prefer the Symphony for pop/EDM music.

    Also with it's flexibility, this is a home run!