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4-in/8-out USB 2.0 Audio Interface

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Quick Overview

4 In / 8 Out USB 2.0 Audio Interface, 24-Bit / 192 kHz, Professional Studio Recording, 4 Mic Inputs With Phantom Power, High quality mic preamps.

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Apogee Quartet For iPad & Mac Product Description

A difference you will hear

 

From the mic preamps to the AD/DA converters and the clocking, Quartet is best-in-class and cutting-edge Apogee technology. With components carefully selected in critical listening tests and a highly efficient circuit design, Quartet was built by Apogee engineers to make a difference you can hear.

 

Pristine, next generation AD/DA converters

 

Quartet’s AD/DA converters are designed to deliver the purest recordings and best listening experience possible. Quartet’s efficient circuitry and state-of-the-art components provide a simplified signal path resulting in incredibly transparent recordings.

 

Smooth, detailed world-class mic preamps

 

Much like the AD/DA converters, Quartet’s mic preamps feature the latest components and offer seamless click-free transitions as the gain increases and decreases throughout the incredible range of 0-75dB. This unprecedented feature allows you to dial in the perfect level, either with the controller knob or from within software, while delivering ultra-low noise and smooth, crisp detail. Quartet’s mic pres are suitable for all dynamic, condenser or ribbon microphones, allowing you to capture any sound without compromise.

 

Soft Limit for protection from digital overs

 

An Apogee technology first introduced in 1992 on Apogee’s AD-500 converter, Soft Limit can be heard on countless platinum selling records around the world. Once a technology exclusively reserved for Apogee’s most advanced audio converters, Soft Limit is included in Quartet and can be enabled in Apogee Maestro software.

This superior analog design prevents the digital clipping that causes distortion by instantaneously rounding off transient peaks before they hit the analog-to-digital converter. Soft Limit allows several more decibels of apparent level to be recorded while subtly providing an analog-like warmth to the sound.

 

Features:

 

  • First professional multi-channel audio interface for iPad
  • Direct digital connection to iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
  • Works with GarageBand, Auria, MultiTrack and any Core Audio compliant app on iOS
  • Works with GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton and any Core Audio compliant app on Mac
  • Low latency monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee’s Maestro software (iOS & Mac)
  • USB 2.0 High-speed Mac audio interface
  • 4 Analog Inputs:
    • Combination line (balanced +20dBu max)
    • Mic/Instrument (+20dBu/+14dBu max)
    • 4 Microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain
    • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invert
  • Digital Inputs:
    • ADAT/SMUX Input, 8 channels, 2 Toslink connectors, 44.1kHz to 96kHz
    • MIDI input (USB-A type connector)
  • 8 Analog Outputs:
    • 6 Balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level
    • 1 Independent 1/4” stereo headphone output
  • Digital Outputs:
    • MIDI output (USB-A type connector)
    • Word clock output on BNC connector
  • A/D and D/A conversion: 24 bit/192kHz
  • 2 top panel high-resolution OLED displays
  • Controller knob
  • 6 touchpads for direct selection of inputs and outputs
  • 3 assignable touchpads to control:
    • Mute Outputs
    • Dim Outputs
    • Sum to Mono
    • Clear Meters
    • Engage Speaker Set (allows monitoring of up to 3 pairs of speakers)
  • Legendary Apogee sound quality
  • Designed in California – Made in the U.S.A.

System Requirements

Mac OS:

  • Computer: Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
  • OS: 10.6.8, 10.7.5 or greater
  • Connection and power: Any available USB port on a Mac
  • Power: DC Power supply included

 

iOS:

 

  • iOS version: 6 or greater
  • Connection: Lightning connector
  • DC Power supply included

 

iOS device compatibility:

 

  • iPod touch (5th generation), iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s, iPhone 4
  • iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2
  • iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, 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:

  • Quartet
  • USB Cable
  • Lightning iOS cable
  • Universal Power Supply with standard 3 pin-IEC cable
  • QuickStart Guide
  • Instructions for download of software and complete documentation

 

Specs:

 

Mic Pre:

 

  • EIN: 128dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150Ohm input
  • Max input level: +20dBu
  • Input impedance: 3KOhm

 

Hi-Z:

 

  • Max input level 14 dBu
  • Input impedance: >2MOhm

 

A/D conversion:

 

  • Max input level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
  • Max input level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
  • Input impedance: 5KOhm
  • Freq resp 20 Hz -20Khz: > +/-0.2dB (@44.1Khz)
  • Rel. THD + N: -106dB (@ 96Khz)
  • Dyn. Range: 114dB (A-weighted)

 

D/A conversion:

 

  • Max output level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
  • Max output level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
  • Line output impedance: 90 Ohm
  • Max output level headphones: 19dBu
  • HPH output impedance 30 Ohm.
  • Freq resp 20Hz -20 Khz: > +/- 0.05dB (@44.1Khz)
  • Rel. THD+N : -113dB (@96Khz)
  • Dyn Range: 123dB (A-weighted)

Apogee Quartet For iPad & Mac Additional Information

SKU QUARTET-IOS-MAC
Brand Apogee
Condition New
Colour Silver
Input / Output 4 In / 8 Out
Type iOS Audio Interface, USB 2.0 Audio Interface
Compatibility Mac, iOS Device
Bit Depth 24-Bit
Max Sample Rate 192 kHz
Application Professional Studio Recording
Other Connections 48v Phantom Power, MIDI In / Out
EAN 805676301136

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