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Apogee Quartet
12x8 USB Audio/MIDI Interface for iOS & Mac


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The Apogee Quartet for iPad & Mac is a professional USB audio interface designed to deliver the ultimate desktop recording experience to the iPad and Mac-based studio. Featuring 4 inputs and 8 outputs of Apogee’s industry-leading AD/DA conversion technology as well as 4 world-class mic preamps, Quartet bridges the gap between the 2-channel Apogee Duet and Apogee's flagship interface, Symphony I/O.

Quartet for iPad and Mac features special circuitry designed to deliver professional performance for iPad use along with low latency USB 2.0 performance for Mac. Quartet's MIDI I/O connector lets you connect and power a Core MIDI compatible keyboard/controller while using Duet with your iPad or iOS device.

Now compatible with Windows
Apogee ONE, Duet, & Quarter USB Audio Interfaces are now compatible with Windows as well.

Apogee Quartet Includes:

  • Quartet multichannel audio interface for iPad &Mac
  • USB Cable
  • Lighting iOS cable
  • Universal Power Supply with standard 3-pin IEC cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Maestro control software for iOS and Mac

Apogee Quartet Features:

  • First professional multi-channel audio interface for iPad
  • Direct digital connection to iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
  • Works with GarageBand, Auria, MultiTrack and any Core Audio compliant app on iOS
  • Works with GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton and any Core Audio compliant app on Mac
  • Low latency monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee’s Maestro software (iOS & Mac)
  • MIDI input/output (USB-A type connector)
  • DC power supplies charge to iPod touch, iPhone or iPad
  • USB 2.0 audio with 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A conversion
  • 4 Analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power
  • ADAT/SMUX digital Inputs
  • Monitor control - up to 3 speaker sets
  • 1 Independent 1/4” stereo headphone output
  • QuickTouch pads for input/output selection and advanced control
  • Legendary Apogee sound quality
  • Designed in California - Made in the U.S.A.

Apogee Quartet Specifications:

  • System Requirements: 
    • Mac OS:
      • Computer: Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
      • Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
      • OS: 10.6.8, 10.7.4 or greater
      • Connection and power: Any available USB port on a Mac
      • Power: DC Power supply included  
    • iOS:
      • iOS version: 6 or later 
      • Connection:  Lightning connector 
      • DC Power supply included 
      • iOS device compatibility:
        • iPod touch (5th gen), iPod Touch (4th gen)
        • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c,iPhone 5
        • iPhone 4s, iPhone 4
        • iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th gen), iPad (3rdgen), iPad 2
        • iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 
  • Compatible Software:
    • Mac:
      • Any Mac CoreAudio compatible application
      • Recommended apps: Logic, GarageBand, MainStage, Final Cut, ProTools, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One, Cubase, and Nuendo
    • iOS:
      • Any iOS Core Audio compatible app. Recommended apps: GarageBand, Auria
  • Hardware: 
    • 4 Analog Inputs:
      • Combination line (balanced +20dBu max)
      • Mic/Instrument (+20dBu/+14dBu max)
      • 4 Microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain
      • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invert  
    • Digital Inputs:
      • ADAT/SMUX Input, 8 channels, 2 Toslink connectors, 44.1 kHz to 96 kHz
      • MIDI input (USB-A type connector) 
    • 8 Analog Outputs:
      • 6 Balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level
      • 1 Independent 1/4” stereo headphone output  
    • Digital Outputs:
      • MIDI output (USB-A type connector)
      • Word clock output on BNC connector
      • A/D and D/A conversion: 24 bit/192kHz
    • 2 top panel high-resolution OLED displays
    • Controller knob
    • 6 touchpads for direct selection of inputs and outputs 
    • 3 assignable touchpads to control:
      • Mute Outputs
      • Dim Outputs
      • Sum to Mono
      • Clear Meters
      • Engage Speaker Set (allows monitoring of up to 3 pairs of speakers) 
    • Mic Pre:
      • EIN: 128dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150 Ohm input
      • Max input level: +20dBu
      • Input impedance: 3 kOhm 
    • Hi-Z:
      • Max input level 14 dBu
      • Input impedance: >2MOhm  
    • A/D conversion:
      • Max input level (+4dBu ref):+20dBu
      • Max input level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
      • Input impedance: 5 kOhm
      • Freq resp 20 Hz -20 kHz: > +/-0.2dB (@ 44.1 kHz)
      • Rel. THD + N: -106dB (@ 96 kHz)
      • Dyn. Range: 114dB (A-weighted)  
    • D/A conversion:
      • Max output level (+4dBu ref):+20dBu
      • Max output level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
      • Line output impedance: 90 Ohm
      • Max output level headphones: 19dBu
      • HPH output impedance 30 Ohm.
      • Freq resp 20Hz -20 kHz: > +/- 0.05dB (@ 44.1 kHz)
      • Rel. THD+N : -113dB (@ 96 kHz)
      • Dyn Range: 123dB (A-weighted)

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