Apogee tell us that their Symphony PCI-X Card is now shipping worldwide through authorized dealers and distributors. Utilizing the same driver as the PCI-Express version, the PCI-X card is specifically designed for Macintoshâ€™s earlier G5 computers. Now with PCI-X, more G5 users can experience the high performance and low latency Symphony delivers.
Apogeeâ€™s Symphony PCI-X card is a digital computer interface that is based on the
PCI-X architecture in Appleâ€™s PowerMac G5 computers. Controlled by Apogeeâ€™s Maestro software, Symphony features 32 channels of digital I/O on a single PCI-X card format. With support for sample rates up to 192 kHz, Symphony can be used as a digital router or patch-bay when connected to external converters or other digital outboard equipment. Software drivers for Symphony feature extensive routing capabilities and very low latency performance. Symphony connects directly to Apogeeâ€™s Rosetta and AD-16X and DA-16X converters via the X-Symphony option card, which installs in the slot of the converter itself.
With the ability to have three cards installed at one time in a PowerMac G5, Symphony is the only connectivity solution that offers high-end professional users the capability to employ up to 192 channels of audio simultaneously in a single computer, more than enough for even the biggest scoring sessions. Symphony PCI-X at a glance:
32 channels of 24-bit 192K Digital I/O
32 channel bi-directional connector
Connects directly to Apogeeâ€™s Rosetta 800, Rosetta 200 and AD-16X and DA-16X converters via the X-Symphony option card
Compatibility with other Macintosh based audio software
Apogeeâ€™s Maestro Software for advanced control and routing
Compatibility with any Core Audio application