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Symphony I/O Mk II | Connect Series

Featuring up to 32 channels of premium mic preamps per unit for Dante, Pro Tools HD and Thunderbolt systems

Legendary Sound Quality. Complete Flexibility. Incredible Value.

The Symphony I/O Mk II 8×8 MP and Symphony I/O Mk II 16 MP Connect series audio interfaces deliver Symphony-quality sound with robust, high-performance AD/DA converters and Apogee’s Advanced Step Gain Architecture™ mic preamps at unprecedented prices. Using cutting edge components and a simplified, optimized analog circuit design, Apogee engineers are able to place more AD/DA converters and mic preamps on a single module board. The result is a single Symphony I/O Mk II with up 32 mic preamps at an unprecedented price for Symphony Quality and an extremely competitive price for the market. With industry leading sound quality and scalable, high density I/O configurations for Dante®, Pro Tools® HD and Thunderbolt® systems, the Symphony Connect series is the ideal choice for broadcast, live sound, education, post, house of worship and recording studio facilities.

Symphony I/O Mk II Connect Series Highlights

• New Symphony analog input with Advanced Stepped Gain mic preamp and Industry leading A/D Conversion
Mic pre:
— Up to 72 dB of gain in 1 dB increments, noiseless gain adjustment
— +26 dBu maximum input level
— Improved Common mode noise rejection and EMI suppression for optimal performance
— Switchable impedance (2.4k/10k ohms) to support passive mic splitting in Live sound applications
• Control all mic preamps from Symphony I/O’s front-panel, the optional Apogee hardware remote control, or in Apogee control software
• Simplified and optimized signal path – fewer components, higher channel count, same flagship audio quality
• Available in configurations of 8, 16, 24, or 32 flagship mic preamps per unit
• Connect to Dante, Pro Tools HD, and Thunderbolt systems

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Professional Solutions

With its I/O flexibility, interface connection options and superior sound quality, the Symphony I/O Mk II Connect series is ideal for any demanding professional environment.

BROADCAST

EDUCATION

HOUSE OF WORSHIP

LIVE SOUND

POST PRODUCTION

STUDIO RECORDING

Superior Converter and Mic Preamp Design

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 commitment and raises the bar on all Apogee products before it with even better audio clarity and sonic transparency. 

Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture Mic Preamps

Apogee has taken a high-end design approach to the mic preamps in the Connect Series I/O modules to achieve the best performance of any audio interface. With Apogee’s Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture™ Connect Series interfaces feature a mic preamp circuit that is dynamically optimized at different gain settings to provide superior bandwidth, ultra low noise and nonexistent distortion across an expansive gain range of 0-72 dB.

The Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture™ functions a bit like a finely tuned race car with many gears: optimal circuit performance (low noise and low distortion) is maintained regardless of the gain required. Digitally-controlled analog switches “shift the gears” of the circuit at each gain setting to ensure the best sound and performance. Other mic pres struggle at the extremes of gain – they are essentially “two-gear” circuits.

TEC-Awards

Connections and Configurations

Best Cost-Per-Channel Value

32 IN + 32 Mic Pres + AES/Optical OUT
Thunderbolt

$12,285

Base model: Symphony I/O Mk II Connect 16 MP Thunderbolt
Expansion module: Connect 16 MP

Base Models

Connect 8x8 Mic Pre

8×8 MP

$5790

8×8 Analog I/O + 8 Mic Pre + AES/Optical I/O

INPUTS

  • Analog IN: 8 balanced inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • 8 microphone preamps with up to 72dB of gain
    • Featuring Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture
  • *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

OUTPUTS

  • 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

* Hardware switch selects AES or Optical digital input format

Connection:

  • Thunderbolt cable (Sold separately)

Performance:

  • 44.1kHz – 192kHz
  • Latency: 1.35 ms with Logic Pro X (96 kHz / 32 buffer)

Computer:

  • Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computer
  • Operating System: Mac OS 10.9.5 or greater

Control:

  • Apogee Control for Symphony I/O Mk II
    • macOS 10.12 or greater
  • Front panel touchscreen

8×8 MP

$6290

8×8 Analog I/O + 8 Mic Pre + AES/Optical I/O

INPUTS

  • Analog IN: 8 balanced inputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • 8 microphone preamps with up to 72dB of gain
    • Featuring Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture
  • *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

OUTPUTS

  • 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

* Hardware switch selects AES or Optical digital input format

Connection:

  • Pro Tools HD Core card
  • Pro Tools Accel PCI card
  • Pro Tools HD Native PCI card
  • Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt
  • Pro Tools HDX PCI card

Performance:

  • 44.1kHz – 192kHz
  • Sample accurate compatibility with Pro Tools Delay Compensation

Computer:

  • Mac or PC
    Dante requires ethernet port or adapter

Control:

  • Apogee Network Control software
    • macOS 10.14 or greater
    • Windows 10
  • Front panel touchscreen

Compatible Software:

  • Pro Tools HD 9 or greater

Connect 16 Mic Pre

16 MP

$6790

16 Analog IN + 16 Mic Pre + AES/Optical OUT

INPUTS

  • Analog IN: 16 balanced inputs on 2 DSUB 25-pin connectors
  • 16 microphone preamps with up to 72dB of gain
    • Featuring Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture
  • Coax IN: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz

OUTPUTS

  • AES-EBU OUT: 16 outputs on DSUB 25-pin connector
    • (192k single wide compatible)
  • Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 16 channels 44.1-48 kHz
    • SMUX: 16 channels 88.2-96 kHz
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz
  • Coax OUT: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz

Connection:

  • Thunderbolt cable (Sold separately)

Performance:

  • 44.1kHz – 192kHz
  • Latency: 1.35 ms with Logic Pro X (96 kHz / 32 buffer)

Computer:

  • Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computer
  • Operating System: Mac OS 10.9.5 or greater

Control:

  • Apogee Control for Symphony I/O Mk II
    • macOS 10.12 or greater
  • Front panel touchscreen

Compatible Software:

  • Logic Pro X
  • Any Core Audio application on Mac

16 MP

$7290

16 Analog IN + 16 Mic Pre + AES/Optical OUT

INPUTS

  • Analog IN: 16 balanced inputs on 2 DSUB 25-pin connectors
  • 16 microphone preamps with up to 72dB of gain
    • Featuring Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture
  • Coax IN: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz

OUTPUTS

  • AES-EBU OUT: 16 outputs on DSUB 25-pin connector
    • (192k single wide compatible)
  • Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 16 channels 44.1-48 kHz
    • SMUX: 16 channels 88.2-96 kHz
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz
  • Coax OUT: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz

Connection:

  • Pro Tools HD Core card
    Pro Tools Accel PCI card
    Pro Tools HD Native PCI card
    Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt
    Pro Tools HDX PCI card

Performance:

  • 44.1kHz – 192kHz
  • Sample accurate compatibility with Pro Tools Delay Compensation

Computer:

  • Mac or PC
  • Dante requires ethernet port or adapter

Control:

  • Apogee Network Control software
    • macOS 10.14 or greater
    • Windows 10
  • Front panel touchscreen

Compatible Software:

  • Pro Tools HD 9 or greater

The Magic is in the Modules

The I/O Modules are the sound and soul of Symphony I/O Mk II, and represent over 30 years of Apogee R&D and design excellence. These powerful Modules deliver Apogee’s core competency: superior sounding digital audio recording. With multiple I/O and Mic Preamp modules available, you can choose from base configurations or expand to grow your studio’s capabilities.

Connect Series Modules

8x8 Mic Pres + AES/Optical I/O

$4,495

16 Mic Pres + AES/Optical I/O

$5,495

Expand Your Connect Series Configuration

16x16 I/O + 16 Mic Pres + AES/Optical I/O
Thunderbolt

$10,285

Base model: Symphony I/O Mk II Connect 8×8 MP Thunderbolt
Expansion module: Connect 8×8 MP

24x8 I/O + 24 Mic Pres + AES/Optical I/O
Thunderbolt

$11,285

Base model: Symphony I/O Mk II Connect 8×8 MP Thunderbolt
Expansion module: Connect 16 MP

32 IN + 32 Mic Pres + AES/Optical OUT
Thunderbolt

$12,285

Base model: Symphony I/O Mk II Connect 16 MP Thunderbolt
Expansion module: Connect 16 MP

16x16 I/O + 16 Mic Pres + AES/Optical I/O
Dante + Pro Tools HD

$10,785

Base model: Symphony I/O Mk II Connect 8×8 MP Dante + Pro Tools HD
Expansion module: Connect 8×8 MP

24x8 I/O + 24 Mic Pres + AES/Optical I/O
Dante + Pro Tools HD

$11,785

Base model: Symphony I/O Mk II Connect 8×8 MP Dante + Pro Tools HD
Expansion module: Connect 16 MP

32 IN + 32 Mic Pres + AES/Optical OUT
Dante + Pro Tools HD

$12,785

Base model: Symphony I/O Mk II Connect 16 MP Dante + Pro Tools HD
Expansion module: Connect 16 MP

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