Apogee Duet Audio Interface for iPad & Mac
2 In x 4 Out USB audio interface for iPad & Mac
The Apogee Duet is the newest ultra-portable USB audio and MIDI interface from Apogee. It features two analogue inputs and four analogue outputs on a breakout cable, as well as the legendary Apogee AD/DA conversion, OLED display metering, a mutlifunctioning control knob and 24bit/96kHz audio quality.
DAC designed for iOS devices, the Apogee Duet is a compressed USB audio and MIDI interface. Any lesser home studio or road musician’s arsenal is immediately improved by the Apogee Duet thanks to the now near-mythical Apogee AD/DA conversion, two analogue inputs, four analogue outputs and a wide range of connectivity choices.
Monitoring of pre-fade mixes when DJing or click tracks when recording is enabled by an autonomously controlled ¼” stereo jack headphone output. A USB MIDI connection for manipulation of synth, keyboard or DJ controller provides the Apogee Duet with MIDI connectivity. The Apogee Maestro app on iPhone or iPad means you can exercise software control of various hardware parameters using the Duet.
This audio interface comprises some truly astounding power, given its incredible weight and ultra-portability. The on-board ESS Sabre 32-bit Hyperstreem DAC chip with Time Domain Jitter Eliminator bears the burden of digital to analogue conversion. Clock inconsistencies from incoming digital signals are extricated in this manner - the subsequent analogue output upholds the quality of the original signal. High quality audio with low distortion and an increased dynamic range are also delivered by this technology.
A breakout cable enables improved connectivity and lends the Duet its compact nature. Two combination XLR/jack connectors for external microphone and instrument inputs and two ¼” balanced jacks for dual stereo outputs are included in this cable.
A high resolution OLED display for input/output meters, a multifunction controller knob for function select and input/output level control, two assignable touchpads, an input for breakout cable and a USB connection for Mac USB, iOS Lightning and iOS 30-pin cables are the Apogee Duet’s other key features.
"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)