Apogee Electronics Symphony 64 ThunderBridge Ships

64 channel Thunderbolt interface for Symphony I/O is now available Worldwide      12/07/13
Apogee Electronics Symphony 64 ThunderBridge Ships


Apogee Electronics has announced that the Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge, a 64 channel interface for connecting Apogee's Symphony I/O to any Thunderbolt equipped Mac computer, is now available worldwide.  They say that, for the first time, the award winning sound quality of Symphony I/O can be paired with the blistering speed and bandwidth of Intel's ThunderBolt technology for unparalleled studio power.  Here's the full details in Apogee's own words...

Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge connects Apogee's flagship audio interface, Symphony I/O, to any Thunderbolt™ equipped Mac for true Thunderbolt compatibility and performance. Capable of up to 64 channels of input and output at sample rates up to 192kHz, Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge delivers impressive channel counts at unprecedented speeds for a latency and hassle free recording experience that meets the requirements of the most demanding professional audio I/O applications.

Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge features two Thunderbolt ports for taking advantage of the Thunderbolt protocols ability to daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices. This allows for devices such as hard drives and DisplayPort monitors to be connected in series with Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge to the Mac via a single Thunderbolt port.

Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge will also connect Apogee's X-Symphony equipped AD-16X, DA-16X and Rosetta Series converters to Thunderbolt Macs for legacy compatibility. Existing users of these devices will simply need to update to the most current software/firmware available on Apogee's website before connecting to Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge. 

Symphony 64 | ThunderBridge Highlights

  • Connects up to 64 channels of Apogee I/O to any Thunderbolt-equipped Mac
  • Operates at sample rates from 44.1-192 kHz
  • Compatible with Symphony I/O and X-Symphony-equipped Rosetta 800, 200, AD16X and DA16X.
  • Latency = 1.8 ms at 96kHz/32 buffer
  • 2 Thunderbolt™ ports for connecting additional peripherals
  • 2 PC-32 ports for connection to Apogee interfaces
  • DC Input - 12V DC 30W (power supply included)
  • Status LEDs to verify proper system configuration at a glance
  • Works with any Core Audio compatible application on Mac including: Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton Live
  • Certified by Intel
  • Made in the U.S.A.


System Requirements

  • Audio Interfaces: Apogee Symphony I/O, X-Symphony-equipped Rosetta Series or X Series interface
  • Computer: Thunderbolt-enabled Mac computer, including MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac
  • Thunderbolt™ cable
  • Mac OS: 10.7 or later
  • Power: DC Power supply included


Pricing and Availability:
$995
Now Available Worldwide

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4 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Funkdefino    Said...

Awesome! A large silver box so you can connect a larger silver box.

I guess it's a way of keeping current users happy they can at least upgrade to a New Mac Pro when it comes out.

Would be nice though if they updated the current "Symphony" to have Thunderbolt built in, so you wouldn't need the extra "silver box" if you bought one new.

Guess that goes against logic right? Why would you need "undesired silver box" if we include it in "desired silver box".

12-Jul-13 01:05 PM


cocteau    Said...

Sad that for $1k they couldn't make it an internal card with a bunch of other digital IO ( DB25 AES + word clock + adat etc )

I had such high hopes for the Symphony ...

12-Jul-13 10:47 PM


Christopher Simmons    Said...

Still, for 64 channels of high quality I/O, access to direct inline highspeed storage, it's a pretty nice solution for those of us who actually need this kind of power.

13-Jul-13 02:47 PM


cocteau    Said...

I agree it is a wonder tool -

But when I look at using to UAD apollo 16s or 2 Symphony's ... UAD seems to have the best bang for the buck ... ( yes it is a little less flexible, but you get the DSPs , and cost much less )

13-Jul-13 06:20 PM


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