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Apogee Quartet USB Audio Interface, New

No ordinary USB interface, the Apogee Quartet gives your Mac 4 world-class mic preamps, pristine A/D and D/A conversion, high-resolution metering, and more. Rate and review this product
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An Awesome Apogee Front End for Your Mac or iOS Recording Studio

When two preamps isn't enough and eight is too many, consider meeting in the middle of the I/O road with the Apogee Quartet USB audio interface. This 4-in/8-out audio interface is a welcome compromise between Apogee's other desktop recording choices, offering Mac- and iOS-based musicians and producers an easy way to connect up to four microphones, keyboards, instruments, or line inputs. A quartet of mic preamps, superior AD/DA conversion technology, high-res metering, iOS control software, and a must-touch controller knob round out the package.

Apogee gives you an informative overview of the Quartet:


The Hub of Your Studio

It's up to you to decide how much I/O you need, but chances are that the Quartet's four ins and eight outs are all that you'll use for most applications. With this one-knob audio interface, you can plug in up to four key pieces of gear, connect a MIDI controller, and then expand with up to eight digital inputs via Lightpipe. Monitor and mix in stereo with as many as three sets of speakers or in 5.1 surround.

4 World-Class Mic Pres and 192 kHz Converters

Four built-in microphone preamplifiers give your recordings a professional boost, with the detailed sound and low noise that Apogee is known for. With the Quartet's mic pres in tow, you're in for pristine audio capture no matter what kind of mic you use. And high-end 192 kHz/24-bit AD/DA converters make sure that your audio sounds awesome.

Luxe Yet Minimal Design

Intuitive to use, the Apogee Quartet features QuickTouch pads for selecting inputs and outputs, dual color screens that display critical I/O info, and a single prominent controller knob for driving all parameters. A smart wedge design keeps the front panel at the ideal 45-degree tilt so you don't have to lean over the interface to see what's what.

In the box, you get a 2-meter USB cable, universal power supply with standard 3 pin-IEC cable, QuickStart Guide, and a Lightning iOS cable.

Manage Your Quartet from Afar with Maestro

Make the most of Maestro control software for iOS, which lets you access all Quartet hardware parameters from the touch screen on your iPad or iOS device. With Maestro's help, you can do all your tweaking, monitoring, and mixing at a comfortable distance. Moreover, when hooked up to an external power source, the Quartet provides a direct digital connection so you can charge up your iPad while you record.

Plays Nicely with Your Mac's DAW

Apogee's Quartet is compatible with any Core Audio-compatible application, including Ableton Live, Apple Final Cut, Apple GarageBand, Apple Logic, Avid Pro Tools 9 and 10, MOTU Digital Performer, PreSonus Studio One, Steinberg Cubase, and Steinberg Nuendo.

Stevie Ann shows how professional sounding recording with the Apogee Quartet can be:


Features:

- USB audio interface for Mac, iPad, and iOS devices
- 4 analog inputs with mic preamps
- 192 kHz/24-bit AD/DA conversion
- Monitor control with up to 3 speaker sets
- ADAT/SMUX digital Inputs
- 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
- 2 top-panel, high-resolution OLED displays
- Controller knob
- 6 touchpads for direct selection of inputs and outputs
- 3 assignable touchpads
- Works with any Core Audio-compatible application, including Logic, Pro Tools 9 and 10, Final Cut, and Ableton Live
- Ships with a 2-meter USB cable, universal power supply with standard 3 pin-IEC cable, QuickStart Guide, and Lightning iOS cable
- Backed by Apogee's 1-year warranty

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- 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)

System Requirements:

- 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: Any available USB port on a Mac
- Power: DC Power supply included

In the box:
- Quartet
- 2 meter USB Cable
- Universal Power Supply with standard 3 pin-IEC cable
- QuickStart Guide
- Instructions for download of software and complete documentation
- Lightning iOS cable

Compatible Software:
- Quartet works with any Core Audio compatible application including:
- Logic
- Pro Tools 9 and 10
- Final Cut
- Ableton Live
- GarageBand
- Studio One
- Cubase
- Digital Performer
- Nuendo
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 9 x 6 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 310-584-9394

Product Description

The Apogee Quartet is a professional USB audio interface designed to deliver the ultimate desktop recording experience to the 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 the 8-channel Apogee Ensemble.

All the I/O you need with room to grow

Connect up to 4 microphones, instruments, keyboards or line inputs. Plug in your MIDI controller or keyboard. Expand with up to 8 digital inputs. Monitor and mix it all in stereo, with up to 3 sets of speakers or in 5.1 surround. Quartet is the center of the modern studio and will help you take the performance and sound quality of your projects to the next level.

Simple, powerful and easy to work with

With its ergonomic, angular design and intuitive user interface, Quartet is inspiring, easy to use and in perfect harmony with your workspace. Dual full-color screens for critical input and output details, QuickTouch pads for easy I/O selection, and a single controller knob to conduct it all, make Quartet the perfect studio control center for your Mac.

Why Apogee Quartet is the best choice for your studio

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. Quartet is built solidly on this reputation.

Pro I/O meets iOS - Apogee. The first to make professional recording on iPad a reality.

Apogee pioneered studio-quality recording on iPad with JAM, the first digital guitar input and MiC the first professional digital microphone for iPad. JAM was featured in Apple's iPad 2, GarageBand launch video. Now with ONE, Duet and Quartet, Apogee is the first to introduce professional multi-track recording interfaces to the world of iPad and iOS. These products complete this amazing platform by offering musicians, producers and engineers professional tools for music recording, production and listening.

Superior sound quality

For almost 30 years, Apogee has been setting the standard in digital audio recording technology with award-winning products.

Maestro control software for iOS

Apogee ONE, Duet and Quartet are the first audio interfaces to feature software control made for iPad and iOS devices. Apogee's Maestro lets you access all hardware parameters and monitor with a low latency mixer.

Direct digital connection to iPad

Apogee ONE, Duet and Quartet for iPad and Mac feature special circuitry that makes a direct digital connection to iPad and iOS devices and is certified by Apple's MFi (Made for iOS) program.

DC power charges iPad

In audio, adequate power is essential for excellent sound quality. With a direct digital connection and an external power source, ONE, Duet and Quartet are able to charge your iPad while you record so your work will not be interrupted.

Features:

- Best-in-class sound quality with Apogee AD/DA converters
- 4 Analog Inputs with world-class mic preamps
- Monitor control - up to 3 speaker sets
- USB 2.0 High-speed Mac audio interface
- ADAT/SMUX digital Inputs
- 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
- 2 top panel high-resolution OLED displays
- Controller knob
- 6 touchpads for direct selection of inputs and outputs
- 3 assignable touchpads
- Quartet works with any Core Audio compatible application including: Logic, Pro Tools 9 and 10, Final Cut. Ableton Live
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Lightning cable included, 30-pin cable not included
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