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Apogee Element 46 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

12 IN x 14 OUT Thunderbolt Audio I/O Box for Mac
Part No: APO0058

Element 46 is great for any collaborating musician recording at home, on the go or in a small project studio. With 4 analog inputs (including 4 world-class mic preamps), 2 headphone outputs and stereo speaker outputs, Element 46 is the perfect upgrade from an entry level audio interface.

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Element 46 is ideal for any collaborating musician recording on the go, at home or in a small project studio. With four analogue inputs (including four world-class mic preamps), two headphone outputs and stereo speaker outputs, Element 46 is the perfect upgrade from an entry level audio interface.

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.

Features

  • 12 IN x 14 OUT Audio I/O box
  • 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
    • 4 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
  • 6 analog outputs
    • 2 balanced L/R XLR outputs
    • 2 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

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

Weights and Dimensions

  • 11.5” x 5.5” x 1.75″
  • 29.5cm x 14cm x 4.5cm
  • 2.95lbs
  • 1.34kg

 

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:

  • 4 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

What's in the box

  • Element 46
  • Universal Power Supply with standard 3 pin-IEC cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Booklet

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