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Apogee Ensemble 30x34 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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The all new Apogee Ensemble 30x34 is the first Thunderbolt 2 audio interface to offer superior sound quality, the lowest latency performance and the most comprehensive studio functionality all in one boxThunderbolt Audio Interface

Apogee Ensemble 30x34 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Acclaimed Innovations with Groundbreaking New Features

The all new Apogee Ensemble is the first Thunderbolt 2 audio interface tooffer superior sound quality, the lowest latency performance and themost comprehensive studio functionality all in one box. Ensembleincludes 8 Advanced Stepped Gain™ mic preamps, monitor controllerfunctionality including talkback, front panel Guitar I/O, two headphoneoutputs and digital connectivity for a total of 30 x 34 I/O. Blendingacclaimed innovations, groundbreaking new features and an effortlessuser interface, Ensemble empowers you to capture inspiration
when creative lightning strikes.

Launchedin 2007, the first Ensemble re-defined the possibilities of thepersonal studio interface, setting new standards of quality, simplicityand value. Winningthat year’s TEC Award for Digital Audio Technology,Ensemble went on to become the preferred interface for thousands ofhit-making producers, engineers and artists. Now, with 30 years ofdigital audio expertise and the latest technological innovations, Apogeehas re-built Ensemble to introduce the next generation of musiccreation technology.

Highlights Include:

  • Thunderbolt 2 Mac audio interface
  • 8 Mic preamps with up to 75 dB of gain and Advanced Stepped Gain circuit
  • 2 front panel Guitar I/O channels with class A JFET inputs, dual mode re-amp outputs
  • 16 analogue outputs of premium Apogee conversion
  • Proprietary Thunderbolt audio driver and ESS Sabre3 2 DAC offer full 32-bit playback
    • Groundbreaking low latency performance (1.1 ms roun d trip @ 96kHz/32 buffer)
    • Core Audio-optimised hardware DMA Engine frees your Mac CPU
  • 2 high-resolution OLED displays show levels and settings
  • Input select buttons and controller knob for selection of parameters and settings
  • 4 assignable buttons to control:
    • Talkback mic (built-in or external)
    • Output settings such as speaker set selection, mute , dim, sum to mono
  • Complete input/output control with Apogee’s Maestro software
  • AD/DA conversion for recording up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Works with Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton and any Core A udio compliant app on Mac
  • Designed in California – Assembled in the U.S.A.

Apogee Ensemble 30x34 Specifications

System Requirements

Mac OS:

  • Computer: Thunderbolt-equipped Mac (iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Pro)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB recommended
  • OS: 10.9.3 or greater
  • Connection: Any available Thunderbolt port on a Mac

Compatible Software:

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

In the box:

  • Ensemble
  • 3-pin IEC power cable
  • Rubber feet
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Booklet

Features:

  • Thunderbolt 2 Mac audio interface
  • Analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) for recording up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Proprietary Thunderbolt audio driver and ESS Sabre32 DAC offer full 32-bit playback
    • Groundbreaking low latency performance
    • Core Audio-optimized hardware engine frees your Mac CPU
  • 2 high-resolution OLED displays show levels and settings
  • Input select buttons and controller knob for convenient selection of parameters and settings
  • 4 assignable buttons to control:
    • Talkback mic (built-in or external)
    • Output settings such as speaker set selection, mute, dim, sum tomono Complete input/output control with Apogee’s Maestro software
  • Works with Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton and any Core Audio compliant app on Mac
  • Designed in California – Assembled in the U.S.A.

General Info:

  • Dimensions: 19” X 12.125” X 1.73”
  • Weight: 11.15 lbs.
  • AC IN 100-240V, 50-60 HZ, 65W MAX

Analog Inputs:

  • 4 Combi mic/line/instrument inputs
    • 2 1/4″ balanced analog inserts
  • 4 XLR mic/line inputs
  • 2 1/4″ hi-z guitar/instrument inputs with Class-A JFET input stage

Digital Inputs:

  • Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 16 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
    • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
    • S/PDIF: 4 channels, up to 96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
  • Coax IN: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz on 1 RCA connector
  • Word clock input on BNC connector

Built-in Microphone:

  • Mono omnidirectional condensor capsule on front panel

Mic Preamps:

  • 8 Mic preamps
  • Gain: Up to 75 dB and advanced stepped gain circuit design
  • Selectable 48v phantom power, hi-pass filter, Soft Limit ̈ and polarity invert
  • EIN: 129dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150Ohm input
  • Max input level: +20dBu
  • Input impedance: 3K Ohm

Hi-Z:

  • Max input level 14 dBu
  • Input impedance: >2MOhm

Analog Outputs:

  • 2 1/4″ balanced monitor outputs
  • 8 balanced outputs on 1 DSUB 25-pin connector
  • 2 independent 1/4″ stereo headphone outputs
  • 2 1/4″ dual-mode guitar/instrument outputs

Digital Outputs:

  • Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 16 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
    • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
    • S/PDIF: 4 channels, up to 96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
  • Coax OUT: 2 channels of S/PDIF, up to 192 kHz on 1 RCA connector
  • Word clock output on BNC connector

A/D conversion:

  • Max input level (+4dBu ref/Mic): +20dBu
  • Max input level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
  • Input impedance: 5KOhm
  • Freq resp 10 Hz -20Khz: > +/-0.2dB (@44.1Khz)
  • Rel. THD + N: -110dB (@ 96Khz)
  • Dyn. Range: 119dB (A-weighted)

D/A conversion:

  • Max output level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
  • Max output level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
  • Line output impedance: 90 Ohm
  • Freq resp 10Hz -20 Khz: > +/- 0.05dB (@44.1Khz)
  • Rel. THD+N : -114dB (@96Khz)
  • Dyn Range: 123dB (A-weighted)
  • Front panel Guitar Output: impedance balanced/max level 14 dBu
  • Headphone Max output level: 19dBu
  • Headphone Rel THD + N into 600 Ohm: -109dB
  • Headphone Dyn Range: 120dB (A-weighted)