Apogee Element 24 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

10 IN x 12 OUT Thunderbolt Audio I/O Box for Mac

Element 24 is perfect for the independent musician recording with 1 or 2 inputs at a time who wants the best possible sound quality, lowest latency and high quality performance.

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The Apogee Elements 24 Thunderbolt Audio I/O Box amalgamates the best of ground-breaking Apogee equipment such as the Symphony I/O MKII, Ensemble and Groove with refined hardware features and advanced software control. The Apogee Elements 24 is ideal for any independent musician recording with one or two inputs at a time, delivering ultra-low latency audio performance, high-quality AD/DA conversion and versatile connectivity, at an unmatched price.

Premium A/D conversion is a prerequisite for capturing every subtlety of a digital recording. Apogee's Element series interfaces provide high-quality Apogee A/D conversion that diminishes noise and amplifies signal quality, creating tracks that sound brilliant and sit perfectly in a mix. You'll hear increased clarity in every track and virtual instrument. Tracks will blend more harmoniously, making precision adjustments and achieving the perfect mix balance easier.

Apogee's Element Thunderbolt driver features impressive low-latency round-trip performance (1.41ms), along with unfaltering stability. This proprietary driver also uses less CPU power thanks to Apogee's Direct Memory Access (DMA) technology. The DMA implementation in the Element series allows the user to run more plug-ins and monitor through DAW at low buffer settings. You don’t have to choose between speed and power with Apogee Element interfaces.

  • 10 IN x 12 OUT Thunderbolt Audio I/O box
  • AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz/24-bit
  • 2 analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices
    • 2 combination inputs
    • Gain: Up to 75 dB and advanced stepped gain circuit design
    • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and polarity invert
    • EIN: 129dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150Ohm input
    • Max input level: +20dBu
    • Input impedance: 3K Ohm
  • 4 analog outputs
    • 2 balanced L/R XLR outputs
    • 1 1/4” stereo headphone output
  • Single port Thunderbolt connectivity to Mac for ultra-low latency performance
    • 1.41ms round-trip at 96kHz with a 32 buffer setting
  • Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • SMUX: 4 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 192 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
  • Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • SMUX: 4 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 192 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
  • Word Clock IN/OUT via BNC connections for syncing with other digital audio gear
  • Apogee Control Software for Mac provides all control of hardware parameters including input gain, output level and low latency monitoring
  • Apogee Control Mobile App provides wireless remote control of hardware via iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  • Works with Apogee Control desktop hardware remote control (Sold separately)
  • Multi-Unit Thunderbolt support – Connect any two Element audio I/O boxes directly to Thunderbolt ports on your computer
  • Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt expander – Connect any Element to the second port on an Ensemble
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Specification

Weights and Dimensions

  • 9.75” x 5.5” X 1.75″
  • 24.5cm x 14cm X  4.5cm
  • 2.5lbs
  • 1.14kg

 

System Requirements

Mac OS:

  • Computer: Thunderbolt-equipped Mac (iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Pro)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB recommended
  • OS: 10.10 or greater
  • Connection: Any available Thunderbolt port*
  • Power: DC Power supply included

*Thunderbolt cable not included

 

Compatible Software:

  • Any Mac Core Audio compatible application
  • Recommended apps: Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, GarageBand, MainStage, Final Cut, Digital Performer, Studio One, Cubase, and Nuendo

 

Mic Preamps:

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

 

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)
  • Rel. THD + N: -110dB
  • 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
  • Dyn Range: 123dB (A-weighted)
  • Headphone Max output level:
    • 560mW into 30 Ohm
    • 90mW into 600 Ohm
  • Headphone THD+N: -107 dB with 600 Ohm load @ 19 dBu
  • Headphone Dyn Range: 117dB a-weighted
  • Element 24
  • Universal Power Supply with standard 3 pin-IEC cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Booklet