The Apogee Duet is a compact USB audio and MIDI interface and DAC designed for iOS devices. With two analogue inputs, four analogue outputs, the legendary Apogee AD/DA conversion and a vast range of connectivity options, the Apogee Duet is the perfect addition to any small home studio or travelling musician’s arsenal.
The compact nature of the Duet is due to its use of a breakout cable for its connectivity. The breakout cable includes two combination XLR/jack connectors for external microphone and instrument inputs and two 1/4” balanced jacks for dual stereo outputs. There is also a Apogee Breakout Box, sold separately, which comes with a two meter cable and enables you to extend your inputs and outputs away from your recording station , allowing for a more comfortable recording environment.
In addition, there is an independently controlled ¼” stereo jack headphone output, allowing for monitoring of pre-fade mixes when DJing or click tracks when recording. The Apogee Duet also provides MIDI connectivity via a USB MIDI connection for control over your synth, keyboard or DJ controller. Various hardware parameters can be software controlled when using the Duet with the Apogee Maestro app on iPhone or iPad.
The Apogee Duet gives a lot of band for your buck.
For such a lightweight, ultra-portable device, this audio interface contains some truly astonishing power. The digital to analogue conversion is handled by the onboard ESS Sabre32 32-bit Hyperstreem DAC chip with Time Domian Jitter Eliminator. This means clock inconsistencies from incoming digital signals are removed and the subsequent analogue output maintains the quality of the original signal. In addition, this technology expands dynamic range and provides high quality audio with low distortion.
Other features of the Apogee Duet include a high resolution OLED display for input/output meters, two assignable touchpads, a multifunction controller knob for function select and input/output level control, an input for the breakout cable and a USB connection for Mac USB, iOS Lightning and iOS 30-pin cables.
"Handsome, great sounding, easy to use, with a very attractive on-board display — what's not to like about the Duet 2? The honest answer is — nothing."- Sound On Sound
"The Duet 2 sounds incredible. In fact, the Duet 2 is actually great just as a headphone amp, for listening through higher-end open-backed and closed-back headphones for monitoring or just enjoying music."- PC Mag
"For the small home studio, songwriter, or mobile recording setup the Duet is a first-rate interface that brings Apogee quality at an affordable price."- Recording Mag
- Portable USB audio and MIDI interface for iPad, iPhone and Mac.
- 2 analog inputs and 4 analogue outputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power
- Works with Maestro app for iOS and Mac, as well as other music apps like Garageband.
- Software control of hardware parameters including input selection and low latency monitoring
- iOS 7 & OS X Mavericks compatible. Works with OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Works with iOS 7 on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch. Charges iOS devices while on mains power.
iOS device compatibility
In the box
2 analog inputs
4 analog outputs
Two assignable top panel touch pads to control:
EIN: 128dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150Ohm input
Max input level: +20dBu
Input impedance: 3KOhm
Max input level 14 dBu
Input impedance: >2MOhm
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)
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)