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Apogee Announces Symphony I/O Release 4.2 and I/O Modules

April 18, 2012

Apogee has made Release 4.2 available for download on the Apogee website. Release 4.2 provides X-Series and Rosetta Series converters compatibility with OS X Lion, Maestro 2 and Symphony I/O. Release 4.2 also offers the following features for Symphony I/O:

   Support for X-Symphony equipped legacy interfaces (AD-16X, DA-16X, Rosetta 800, Rosetta 200) on OS X Lion and Maestro 2.
   Support for Avid HDX PCIe card
   In Pro Tools HD audio interface mode, Symphony I/O now emulates an Avid HD I/O. Pro Tools v8.1 or greater is required.
   Support for the new Apogee 16x16 Analog I/O Module
   In Symphony audio interface mode, Loop sync may be disabled (for "star" clock configurations, essential when using Symphony I/O with legacy Apogee interfaces).
 
Before updating, please carefully review the Release Notes for both Legacy Interfaces (AD-16X, DA-16X, Rosetta 800, Rosetta 200) as well as Symphony I/O.
 

Apogee Electronics is pleased to announce the new 8x8 Analog I/O + 8x8 AES/Optical I/O and the 16x16 Analog I/O Modules for Symphony I/O, Apogee’s flagship audio interface, will begin shipping and made available worldwide at the end of April 2012. The two new Modules join the current line up which includes the 8 Mic Preamp, 16 Analog IN + 16 Optical OUT, and the 16 Analog OUT + 16 Optical IN Modules. Collectively these five Modules represent 25 years of Apogee research and development, delivering the companies best sounding audio conversion and microphone preamp technology ever available.

The introduction of the 8x8 Analog I/O + 8x8 AES/Optical I/O Module will mark the end of both the 8 Analog I/O + 8 AES I/O and 8 Analog I/O + 8 Optical I/O Modules. In addition to 8 channels of Apogee’s premium AD/DA conversion, the new module introduces both AES and Optical connections on a single module with the ability to select one digital format at a time and toggle between them using a hardware switch, a feature that had not been possible with the first generation of Symphony I/O Modules.   

Symphony I/O’s modular design allows for any two I/O Modules to be installed at one time, giving audio engineers multiple I/O configurations to choose from. With two 16x16 Analog I/O Modules installed into a single Symphony I/O chassis, 32 channels of analog recording and monitoring is possible, a feature not available in any other converter on the market.

INPUTS:
   Analog IN: 8 balanced inputs, 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
   AES-EBU IN: 8 balanced channels, DSUB 25-pin connector (192k single wide compatible)*
   Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & SPDIF on 1 Toslink connector*
                       Coax IN: 2 channels of SPDIF, up to 192 kHz ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz
                       SMUX: 8 channels, 88.2-96 kHz over 2 Toslink connectors
                       SPDIF: 2 channels up to 96 kHz 

OUTPUTS:
   Analog OUT: 8 balanced outputs, 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
   AES-EBU OUT: 8 balanced channels, DSUB 25-pin connector (192k single wide compatible)*
   Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & SPDIF on 1 Toslink connector*
                       ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz
                       SMUX: 8 channels, 88.2-96 kHz over 2 Toslink connectors
                       SPDIF: 2 channels up to 96 kHz
   Coax IN: 2 channels of SPDIF, up to 192 kHz
*Dig I/O hardware switch selects AES or Optical digital I/O format

Availability: End of April 2012 
Price: $1995 USD

INPUTS:
   Analog IN: 16 balanced inputs, 2 DSUB 25-pin connectors
   Coax IN: Supports SPDIF on 1 RCA connector.  
 
OUTPUTS:
   Analog OUT: 16 balanced outputs, 2 DSUB 25-pin connectors
   Coax OUT: Supports SPDIF on 1 RCA connector.

Availability: End of April 2012 Price: $3495 USD

 
Available I/O Modules as of April 2012
   8x8 Analog I/O + 8x8 AES/Optical I/O Module
   16x16 Analog I/O Module
   16 Analog IN + 16 Optical OUT
   16 Analog OUT + 16 Optical IN
   8 Mic Preamp
 
To-be-released I/O Modules
   2x4 Analog I/O Module
 
Discontinued I/O Modules
   8 Analog I/O + 8 AES I/O Module
   8 Analog I/O + 8 Optical I/O Module
  
 
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