Apogee Duet, 2 In / 4 Out Audio Interface For Mac, PC & iOS

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  • AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz / 24-bit.
  • 2 analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices.
  • 4 analog outputs – 2 balanced 1/4” mono outputs for speakers or outboard gear, 1/4” stereo headphone output.
  • USB 2.0 High Speed connection to Mac or Windows PC
  • Direct digital connection to iPad and iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Lightning and 30-pin cable sold separately).
Warranty:  1 Year
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Ultra Portable High-Spec Audio Interface

Apogee Duet sets the industry standard for portable professional audio recording. Made for the musician, producer and engineer that wants the ultimate sound quality and elegant simplicity, Duet features legendary Apogee AD/DA conversion, 2 world-class microphone preamps, USB MIDI I/O and ESS Sabre32 DAC technology.

With Duet’s 2 combo inputs you can connect microphones, guitars, keyboards or line level devices such as external mic preamps or a mixing board. Duet also includes 4 analog outputs – 2 1/4” balanced outputs for connection to speakers or outboard equipment and a separate, independently controlled 1/4” stereo headphone output.

Apogee is an award-winning industry leader in digital recording technology with over 25 years of experience. Preferred by recording pros around the world, Apogee products like Duet, Ensemble and Symphony I/O have been instrumental in creating countless GRAMMY® and OSCAR® winning recordings and have set the industry standard in professional recording for over two decades. Duet is built solidly on this reputation.

A difference you will hear
From the mic preamps to the AD/DA converters and the clocking, Duet is best-in-class and cutting-edge Apogee technology. With components carefully selected in critical listening tests and a highly efficient circuit design, Duet was built by Apogee engineers to make a difference you can hear.

Pristine, next generation AD/DA converters
Duet’s AD/DA converters are designed to deliver the purest recordings and best listening experience possible. Duet’s efficient circuitry and state-of-the-art components provide a simplified signal path resulting in incredibly transparent recordings.

Smooth, detailed world-class mic preamps
Much like the AD/DA converters, Duet’s mic preamps feature the latest components and offer seamless click-free transitions as the gain increases and decreases throughout the incredible range of 0-75dB. This unprecedented feature allows you to dial in the perfect level, either with the controller knob or from within software, while delivering ultra-low noise and smooth, crisp detail. Duet’s mic pres are suitable for all dynamic, condenser or ribbon microphones, allowing you to capture any sound without compromise.

Soft Limit – Protection from digital overs
An Apogee technology first introduced in 1992 on Apogee’s AD-500 converter, Soft Limit can be heard on countless platinum selling records around the world. Once a technology exclusively reserved for Apogee’s most advanced audio converters, Soft Limit is included in Duet and can be enabled in Apogee Maestro software.

This superior analog design prevents the digital clipping that causes distortion by instantaneously rounding off transient peaks before they hit the analog-to-digital converter. Soft Limit allows several more decibels of apparent level to be recorded while subtly providing an analog-like warmth to the sound.

Access all control functions and settings with Maestro, Apogee’s comprehensive software control application. Maestro features a single window interface with quick access to all Apogee device settings. Select your input type, enable Soft Limit on mic and instrument inputs, and use the mixer for low latency monitoring. Maestro lets you easily configure your Apogee interface to fit your workflow.

Maestro is included in the Duet software installer for Mac/PC. If you’re connecting Duet to an iPhone or iPad (iOS cable sold separately), Maestro is available for free from the App store.

Apogee hardware control is integrated directly into Logic Pro X
If you are using an Apogee interface, you can adjust hardware input parameters directly from the Mixer view in Logic Pro X, including mic pre gain, input type selection, 48V phantom power and more. This simplified user experience helps you focus on a single session window when recording, and offers comprehensive visibility and control of input parameters.

Control Apogee hardware and Logic Pro X from an iOS device
Apogee hardware input controls are also accessible through the Logic Remote App on iPhone or iPad, enabling Apogee users to wirelessly adjust their input levels and settings from anywhere in the studio. Drummers can adjust mic pres without having to get up from behind the kit, engineers can do a line check while still setting up mics, and home musicians recording themselves can switch between a microphone and directly connected instrument without having to be in front of their computers.

  • USB 2.0 audio interface for Mac, PC or iOS
  • 2 analog inputs:
  • Combination Line (balanced +20dBu max)
  • Mic/Instrument (+20dBu/+14dBu max)
  • 2 Microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain
  • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invert
  • 4 analog outputs:
  • 2 Balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level
  • 1 Independent 1/4” stereo headphone output
  • A/D and D/A conversion at 24-bit/192kHz
  • MIDI connection (Core MIDI compatible; USB-A type connector)
  • Controller knob selects function, sets input and output level
  • Top panel high resolution OLED display
  • Two assignable top panel touch pads to control:
  • Mute speakers, headphones or all outputs
  • Dim speakers, headphones or all outputs
  • Sum to mono speakers, headphones or all outputs
  • Assign headphones to outputs 1-2, 3-4 or low latency mixer
  • Clear Meters
  • Apogee’s Maestro app (included in Mac and PC installer) for advanced control
  • Available for free from the App store, if connecting to iOS (cable sold separately)
  • Legendary Apogee sound quality
  • Designed in California – Made in the U.S.A.
System requirements Mac OS Computer: Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
OS: 10.6.8, 10.7.5 or greater
Connection and power: Any available USB port on a Mac
(USB bus powered; DC power optional)
System requirements PC OS: Windows 10 Enterprise, Pro or Home Editions (64-bit)
– Anniversary Update or greater
Driver: Apogee Maestro & Apogee USB ASIO driver
Computer: Windows PC with Intel Core i3 processor or greater
Memory: 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB Recommended
Connection: USB port on computer
Power: External power supply (included)
System requirements iOS

iOS version: 6 or greater
Connection: 30-pin or Lightning connector (sold separately)
DC power required (DC power supply included)

iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7,
iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5,
iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad (4th generation), iPod touch (6th generation), iPad touch (5th generation)

Compatible software

Mac
Any Mac Core Audio compatible application
Recommended apps: Logic, GarageBand, MainStage, Final Cut, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One, Cubase, and Nuendo

Windows
Any ASIO compatible application or DAW
Recommended apps: Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Studio One, Cubase

iOS
Any iOS Core Audio compatible application
Recommended apps: GarageBand, Music Memos, Auria

In the box

Duet

Breakout Cable with: 2 Combination Line/Mic/Instrument Inputs 2 Balanced Line Outputs

USB Cable (Lightning and 30-pin cables sold separately)

Universal Power Adapter for US, UK and EU

Quick Start Guide

Hardware spec

Mic Pre:
EIN: 128dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150Ohm input
Max input level: +20dBu
Input impedance: 3KOhm

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: 5KOhm
Freq resp 20 Hz -20Khz: > +/-0.2dB (@44.1Khz)
Rel. THD + N: -106dB (@ 96Khz)
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 (@44.1Khz)
Rel. THD+N : -113dB (@96Khz)
Dyn Range: 123dB (A-weighted)

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Apogee Duet, 2 In / 4 Out Audio Interface For Mac, PC & iOS

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