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Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt


30X34 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface with WAVES Gold Plugin Bundle

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Apogee Ensemble is the first Thunderbolt 2 audio interface to offer superior sound quality, the lowest latency performance and the most comprehensive studio functionality all in one box. Made for the professional home or commercial studio, Ensemble features legendary Apogee AD/DA conversion, 8 Advanced Stepped Gain™ mic preamps, monitor controller functionality including talkback, front panel Guitar I/O, two headphone outputs and digital connectivity for a total of 30 x 34 I/O.

Now, Ensemble includes the industry’s most popular plugin bundle, Waves Gold – an $800 value comprising 35 essential plugins that bring a wealth of mixing and mastering power to your studio. Ensemble’s Core Audio optimized DMA engine, custom audio driver and Thunderbolt 2 connection combined with the powerful processing of your Mac allow you to utilize more plugins and virtual instruments with the lowest latency performance of any native system. You can connect up to four Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt units from a single Thunderbolt port on your Mac for a total of 40 analog inputs with 32 mic preamps and 8 instrument preamps. A multi-unit Ensemble Thunderbolt system is ideal for tracking any live performance that demands a high channel count, incredibly low latency and unsurpassed performance.

Main Features:
• 8 Mic preamps with up to 75 dB of gain and Advanced Stepped Gain circuit
• Thunderbolt connectivity for ultra-low latency (1.1ms round trip with Logic Pro X)
• Front panel Guitar I/O with Class A JFET inputs, dual mode re-amp outputs
• Includes Waves Gold Bundle (reg. $800) – 35 audio plugins
• Talkback functionality with built-in mic and control button
• 2 PurePower headphone outputs
• 10 separately assignable analog inputs
• 16 analog outputs of premium Apogee conversion
• Core Audio optimized DMA engine frees up Mac CPU for plugins and software instruments

Specifications:

System Requirements:
Mac OS:
• Computer: Thunderbolt-equipped Mac (iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Pro)
• Memory: 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB recommended
• OS: 10.9.3 or greater
• Connection: Any available Thunderbolt port on a Mac
• Compatible Software: Any Mac Core Audio compatible application Recommended apps: Logic Pro, Pro Tools, GarageBand, MainStage, Final Cut, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One, Cubase, and Nuendo

In the box:
• Ensemble
• 3-pin IEC power cable
• Rubber feet
• Quick Start Guide
• Warranty Booklet

General Info:
• Dimensions: 19” X 12.125” X 1.73”
• Weight: 11.15 lbs.
• AC IN 100-240V, 50-60 HZ, 65W MAX

Analog Inputs:
• 4 Combi mic/line/instrument inputs
• 2 1/4″ balanced analog inserts
• 4 XLR mic/line inputs
• 2 1/4″ hi-z guitar/instrument inputs with Class-A JFET input stage

Digital Inputs:
• Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
• ADAT: 16 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
• SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
• S/PDIF: 4 channels, up to 96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
• Coax IN: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz on 1 RCA connector
• Word clock input on BNC connector

Built-in Microphone:
• Mono omnidirectional condensor capsule on front panel

Mic Preamps:
• 8 Mic preamps
• Gain: Up to 75 dB and advanced stepped gain circuit design
• Selectable 48v phantom power, hi-pass filter, Soft Limit ̈ and polarity invert
• EIN: 129dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150Ohm input
• Max input level: +20dBu
• Input impedance: 3K Ohm

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

Analog Outputs:
• 2 1/4″ balanced monitor outputs
• 8 balanced outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
• 2 independent 1/4″ stereo headphone outputs
• 2 1/4″ dual-mode guitar/instrument outputs

Digital Outputs:
• Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
• ADAT: 16 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
• SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
• S/PDIF: 4 channels, up to 96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
• Coax OUT: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz on 1 RCA connector
• Word clock output on BNC connector

A/D conversion:
• Max input level (+4dBu ref/Mic): +20dBu
• Max input level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
• Input impedance: 5KOhm
• Freq resp 10 Hz -20Khz: > +/-0.2dB (@44.1Khz)
• el. THD + N: -110dB (@ 96Khz)
• Dyn. Range: 119dB (A-weighted)

D/A conversion:
• Max output level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
• Max output level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
• Line output impedance: 90 Ohm
• Freq resp 10Hz -20 Khz: > +/- 0.05dB (@44.1Khz)
• Rel. THD+N : -114dB (@96Khz)
• Dyn Range: 123dB (A-weighted)
• Front panel Guitar Output: impedance balanced/max level 14 dBu
• Headphone Max output level: 19dBu
• Headphone Rel THD + N into 600 Ohm: -109dB
• Headphone Dyn Range: 120dB (A-weighted)

$2,495.00
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