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Apogee Quartet

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The Ultimate Desktop Audio Interface and Studio Control for Mac and iPad

12 IN x 8 OUT USB Audio Interface and studio control center for iPad, iPhone and Mac

Apogee Quartet is the ultimate desktop audio interface and studio control center for professional recording on Mac and iPad. Made for the musician, producer and engineer that wants the ultimate sound quality and studio control in a compact desktop form factor, Quartet features legendary Apogee AD/DA conversion, 4 world-class microphone preamps, USB MIDI I/O, ESS Sabre32 DAC technology and monitor controls.

When you buy and register your Apogee Quartet, you have access to incredible prices on any Waves audio plugins you want. Registered Apogee Quartet customers will receive a discount code good for 25% off a single plugin or 35% off any Waves bundle plus an additional $100 voucher* that can be used towards their next Waves plugin purchase. Take advantage of Quartet’s low latency USB connection and powerful native Mac processing to join the ranks of top engineers and producers who count on Waves and Apogee to deliver hit after hit.

With Quartet’s 4 Combo inputs you can connect microphones, guitars, keyboards or line level devices such as external mic preamps or a mixing board. Expand your system with 8 additional inputs via Quartets optical (ADAT/SMUX) digital IN. Quartet also includes 8 analog outputs – 6 1/4” balanced outputs for connection to speakers or outboard equipment and a separate, independently controlled 1/4” stereo headphone output. You can control up to 3 pairs of speakers or set Quartet up for 5.1 surround monitoring.

Apogee Quartet Highlights

  • AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz / 24-bit.
  • 4 analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices.
  • 8 analog outputs – 6 balanced 1/4” outs for speakers or outboard gear, 1/4” stereo headphone output.
  • Includes special offers on Waves plugins (available upon registration)
  • 8 digital inputs via 2 optical connections (ADAT/SMUX).
  • Monitor control for up to 3 sets of speakers or 5.1 surround.
  • USB 2.0 High Speed connection to Mac.
  • Direct digital connection with iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. 30-pin cable sold separately).
  • Software control of hardware parameters including input selection and low latency monitoring.

 

 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.

 

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

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.

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)

 

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