Apogee Launches Duet 2

All-new, 2 in x 4 out USB audio interface for Mac      31/03/11
Apogee Launches Duet 2


Apogee Electronics have annouced Duet 2 which they describe as the next generation of the world's most popular and respected portable recording interface. Here's their press release with the details...

Duet 2 is built upon 25 years of Apogee Research and Development. Using cutting-edge components and a state-of-the-art user interface, Duet 2 is the most advanced portable recording design available. A full-color OLED display is only the beginning. Duet 2 features balanced outputs, independent speaker and headphone outputs, configurable touch pads and what many thought impossible, improved sound quality. Duet 2 can record from sampling rates of 44.1 to 192kHz.
Duet 2 is based upon the unprecedented research which made Apogee's flagship interface, Symphony I/O, a reality and the finest I/O in the world. Duet 2 with USB connectivity features extremely low latency, higher sampling rates and incredible sound quality.
No matter where your creativity takes you, Duet 2 is the best solution for recording music to a Mac. With a new breakout cable design and optional breakout box, Duet 2 is even more streamlined than the original. Duet 2 will transform your Mac into a professional recording studio. World-class microphones are completely at home, sounding absolutely amazing when connected to Duet 2's Mic-Pres. When it's time to mix, Duet 2's output quality lets you hear your recordings with incredible detail as you put the finishing touches on your musical projects like a pro. Duet 2 sounds so amazing, you won't want to listen to your iTunes library without it.
"We are very excited to announce Duet 2," says Apogee CEO and Co-Founder Betty Bennett. "Apogee's Duet completely changed personal recording and Duet 2 continues in the same tradition which is so central to Apogee; elegant design and amazing sound."
Duet 2 Highlights
  • Completely redesigned mic preamps and converters
  • 4 outputs, Independent speaker and headphone outs
  • Balanced outputs
  • USB 2.0 high speed connectivity
  • 24-bit/192kHz recording
  • Full color OLED display
  • Configurable touch pads
  • Maestro 2 software
  • Breakout box (sold separately)
  • Redesigned Breakout Cable
  • Soft Limit
Features & Specs
  • USB 2.0 Mac audio interface
  • 2 Combination Line/Mic/Instrument inputs
  • 2 Balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level
  • 1 Independent 1/4" stereo headphone output
  • 2 Microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain
  • A/D and D/A Conversion at 24-bit/192kHz
  • Top panel high resolution OLED display
  • Multi-function controller knob
  • Two assignable top panel touch pads:
    • Mute speakers, headphones or all outputs
    • Assign headphone to outputs 1-2,3-4 or low latency mixer
    • Dim speakers, headphones or all outputs
    • Sum to mono speakers, headphones or all outputs
  • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invert
Pricing and Availability:
Price: $595 USD
Availability: April 2011
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