Apogee's Lux New Symphony IO

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Apogee's Lux New Symphony IO
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 Apogee today announced their updated Symphony system - which is a new rackmount case that will house up to two of the myriad IO modules. This now allows you to configure a system which will be tailored to their specific requirements.

Symphony I/O’s base chassis can accommodate up to 2 I/O modules, creating any combination of analog and digital I/O with USB 2.0, Symphony and Avid’s Pro Tools connectivity. The new Maestro 2 offers integral control of Symphony I/O with clean and clear software interface that makes workflow easy by removing the guesswork from routing, mic pre adjustment, input and output calibration and hardware control. Lastly, connect Symphony I/O to the Symphony 64 PCI or Symphony Mobile Express/34 card for ultra low latency with Apple Logic, and all Apple Core Audio applications. 

Symphony I/O

  • The latest in Apogee conversion and clocking technologies
  • Current I/O Modules include:
    • 8 Analog I/O + 8 Optical I/O
    • 8 Analog I/O + 8 AES I/O
    • 8 Mic Preamp
    • 16 Analog IN + 16 Optical OUT
    • 16 Analog OUT + 16 Optical IN
  • Audio Interface Mode (AIM): Easily configure Symphony I/O from the front panel for these modes:
    • Symphony (connect to Symphony PCIe card or Symphony Mobile Express/34 card for ultra low latency use with Logic or any Core Audio application)
    • Pro Tools HD (connect directly to Pro Tools PCIe card)
    • USB (connect to high-speed USB 2.0 port)
    • StandAlone (I/O inputs routed directly to I/O outputs)
  • Front panel control including two encoder knobs for selectable input gain and output level adjustment and sixteen (16) high-resolution meters, audio system and clocking indication
  • Two (2) studio quality headphone outputs
  • Four (4) word clock connections
  • Future proof with Ethernet and USB computer connectivity to be available with a future firmware update.
  • Available with feet for desktop use or rack ears for rack mounting
Pricing information TBC.
Units are to be made available over the rest of the year as follows:

Release 1 - August 2010

  • Symphony I/O Chassis
  • 8 Analog I/O + 8 Optical I/O Module
  • 8 Analog I/O + 8 AES I/O Module
  • Connectivity for up to 2 I/O Modules per Symphony I/O Chassis
  • Symphony System Audio Interface Mode
  • One Symphony I/O connected to one Symphony 64 PCI card
  • Maestro 2

Release 2 - September 2010

  • Pro Tools HD Audio Interface Mode - One Symphony I/O, up to 32 channels
  • Connection to Symphony Mobile - One Symphony I/O, up to 32 channels
  • StandAlone Audio Interface Mode*
  • Maestro StandAlone Routing
  • Support for 64-bit kernel*

Release 3 - October 2010

  • Up to four Symphony I/Os connected to one Symphony 64 PCI card (32 channels per port) or Pro Tools HD 2*
  • Mic Preamp I/O Module
  • 16 Analog In + 16 Optical Out I/O Module
  • 16 Analog Out + 16 Optical In I/O Module
  • Legacy support for X-Symphony equipped X-Series and Rosetta Series converters connected to one Symphony 64 PCI card in addition to one Symphony I/O (32 channels per port)*
  • UV22HR

Release 4 - November 2010

  • USB Audio Interface Mode*
    • Low-latency Mixer enabled in Maestro 2




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