Musikmesse 2012: Universal Audio (UA) has announced worldwide shipment of Apollo, a high-resolution audio interface that combines UA’s analog design heritage with UAD Powered Plug-Ins for a complete recording system for Mac and Windows*.
“Apollo is the culmination of 10 years of analog and digital audio development here at UA,” said Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio founder. “In many ways, it’s brought the analog and digital sides of our company together. With Apollo, we’re delivering the sound, feel, and flow of analog recording with all the conveniences of modern digital equipment, including next-generation Thunderbolt technology.”
|Analog Inputs||4 x XLR, 8 x TRS, 2 x hi-Z 1/4″|
|Analog Outputs||10 x TRS, 2 x 1/4″ headphone|
|Digital Inputs||1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF, 2 x ADAT|
|Digital Outputs||1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF, 2 x ADAT|
|Sync In/Out||2 x BNC Word Clock|
|Connectivity||2 x FireWire 800, optional Thunderbolt card|
|Sample Rate||44.1, 48, 88,2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz|
|Input Level||Max input level, minimum gain with pad, Mic: 23.9 dBV Line: 18dBV|
|Gain Range||Mic: +10 to +65 dB, Line: +10 to +65dB, Hi-Z: +10 to +65dB|
|Output Level||Line: 18dBV, Monitor: 18dBV, Headphones: 80 mW|
|Output Impedance||Line: 600 Ohms, Monitor: 600 Ohms, Headphones: 12 Ohms|
|Output Dynamic Range||Line: 118 dB (A-weighting), Monitor: 115 dB (A-weighting), Headphones: 113 dB (A-weighting)|
|Output THD + N||Line: -106 dB, Monitor: -103 dB, Headphones: -101 dB|
|Output Signal to Noise Ratio||Line: 118 dB (A-weighting), Monitor: 114 dB (A-weighting), Headphones: 113 dB (A-weighting)|
|Crosstalk||Analog Inputs 1 – 8: >120 dB|
|Frequency Response||Analog Inputs, Line Outputs, Monitor, Headphone: 20Hz – 20kHz, ±0.1 dB|
|Power Consumption||6.5 amperes|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||19 x 1.75 x 13.5″ (483 x 44 x 343 mm) (1U 19″ rack mount, including protrusions)|
|Weight||9.1 lb (4.1 kg)|
The Apollo High-Resolution Audio Interface is now available in both DUO CORE and QUAD CORE processing formats with estimated street prices of $1,999 (DUO processing model) and $2,499 (QUAD processing model). Apollo’s Thunderbolt Option Card will be shipping in Summer 2012, with pricing TBD.
*Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7; Windows 7 support coming Summer 2012.