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Apogee ONE for iPad & Mac

Headphone amplifier and 24-bit, 96kHz D/A Converter
for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac
Price: $349

Make your music Sound Amazing

Apogee ONE is a portable studio quality headphone amp and DAC for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Mac. Connect ONE to your Apple device, connect your headphones or powered speakers to ONE and experience a whole new world of detail, dimension and clarity in your music.

What is a DAC and why is it important?

If you’re a music lover and you want the best listening experience you should know that the key ingredient in the quality of your sound is the digital-to-analog converter or DAC. A DAC takes the digital information on your computer or mobile devices and translates it into analog sound you can hear through your headphones and speakers.

Not all DACs are created equal

It’s similar to language translation, would you trust Google to translate an entire story from one language to another? Probably not. Without professional translation (a language specialist) much of the subtlety, detail and meaning could be lost or misinterpreted. It’s similar when translating digital information into analog sound. Your computer or mobile device can do it but not as effectively as a dedicated DAC.


Connect to iPhone, iPad or Mac & your speakers or headphones

Great for iTunes, streaming radio
& HD audio

Listen to iTunes and streaming radio

ONE is ideal for listening to music or watching movies in your iTunes library. And If you enjoy “Mastered for iTunes” recordings ONE will deliver every bit of detail in these higher quality files.

Streaming radio services like iTunesPandora and Spotify add incredible variety to your playlist and ONE adds amazing sound quality to your listening experience.

Listen to 24-bit/96kHz HD audio

If you are a discerning audiophile with a collection of HD tracks, ONE is a great way to listen to the .WAV, .AIFF and .FLAC files in your library. With 24-bit resolution and up to 96kHz sample rate output capability ONE can play your HD music at its full mastering quality.

Check out the HD audio library on

Professionals record, mix
& master with Apogee

Since 1985 professionals have trusted Apogee to record, mix and master the performances of the world’s most successful artists. Apogee has perfected the process of capturing and converting digital information into dynamic, detailed and intimate analog sound that puts you right there in the studio. Now you can experience the same quality when listening to music on an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac.

Pros have used Apogee to make the records of these artists:
Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, John Fogerty, No Doubt, Lady Gaga, Steve Aoki, Katy Perry, Jay Z, Maroon 5, Eric Clapton, Diplo, Akon, Pink, Beyonce, Randy Newman


Did you know?

ONE is also an all-in-one studio-quality recording interface. Capture your voice and guitar with ONE and GarageBand on your iPad or Mac.



Apogee ONE
Connecting to a Stereo System

In this tutorial we will show you how to connect ONE to your home stereo system for the ultimate iTunes listening experience.

5 tips to make your iTunes library sound better

Just about everyone has an iTunes library or listens to a streaming music service of some sort, Here are some tips on improving the sound quality of your digital music library.


System Requirements

Mac OS:

  • Computer: Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
  • OS: 10.6.8 or greater
  • Connection and power: Any available USB port on a Mac
  • USB bus powered; DC power optional
    (DC power supply included)



  • iOS version: 5.1.1 or greater
  • Connection: Lightning connector
  • Power supply or two AA batteries required
    (Batteries not included)

iOS device compatibility:

  • iPod touch (5th generation), iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s, iPhone 4
  • iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad
  • iPad mini


Compatible Software:

  • 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 iOS Core Audio compatible app. Recommended apps: GarageBand, Auria

In the box:

  • ONE
  • Breakout cable with:
    • 1 XLR Mic input
    • 1 1/4” Instrument input
  • Microphone stand clip
  • USB cable
  • Lightning iOS cable
  • Universal power supply with NA, EU, UK, AU, JP
  • QuickStart guide


  • First studio quality audio interface and microphone for iPad
  • New circuitry, mic capsule and upgraded sound quality
  • Redesigned die cast aluminum chassis
  • Direct digital connection to iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
  • Works with GarageBand, MultiTrack, Spotify; Any Core Audio compatible app on iOS
  • Works with GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, iTunes; Any Core Audio compatible app on Mac
  • Low latency monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee’s Maestro software (iOS & Mac)
  • DC power supplies charge to iPod touch, iPhone or iPad
  • Optional battery operation for remote recording on iPad (2 AA batteries not included)
  • USB 2.0 audio with 24-bit/96kHz A/D and D/A conversion
  • Built-in omnidirectional condenser microphone (mic stand adapter included)
  • 2 Analog Inputs:
    • XLR microphone and 1/4” instrument connector on breakout cable
    • Built-in omnidirectional condenser microphone
    • 2 simultaneous inputs (instrument + built-in or external mic)
    • Mic preamp with up to 62dB of gain
  • 2 Analog Outputs:
    • 1 1/8” stereo output for headphones or powered speakers
  • A/D and D/A conversion: 24 bit/96kHz
  • Legendary Apogee sound quality
  • Designed in California – Made in the U.S.A.

Technical Specifications:

Mic Input:

  • 0 to 62dB gain
  • 14dBu max input level


  • 0 to 45 dB gain
  • 14dBu max input level

Headphone out:

  • 14dBu max (3.9V RMS)

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