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Advanced new features. Better performance. Better sound quality.

Building on the amazing success of the Duet, Apogee incorporated customer feedback and added in advanced new features to create an even better sounding audio interface. The Duet 2 is now the ultimate solution for capturing music with your Mac. With Duet 2, make studio quality recordings of vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, and anything musical. And because Duet 2 is portable you can take it anywhere your creativity takes you. When it's time to mix, Duet 2's output quality lets you hear your recordings with incredible detail and dimension allowing you to put the finishing touches on your musical project like a pro. Duet 2 sounds so amazing you won’t want to listen to your iTunes library without it.

Better sound quality. A difference you will hear.
Using the very latest technology, Apogee engineers rebuilt Duet to achieve a difference you can hear. From the mic preamps to the AD/DA converters, Duet 2 offers the best of everything Apogee, allowing you to capture your audio with even more clarity and dimension than the original Duet. This is professional sound quality you can take anywhere.

Smooth, detailed world-class mic preamps
The Duet 2 mic preamps feature a new design, all new components and 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 while delivering ultra-low noise and smooth, crisp detail. Most importantly, the Duet 2 mic preamps are optimized for any sound source, so no matter what you are recording you’ll capture every detail.

Pristine, next generation AD/DA converters
Much like the mic preamps, the Duet 2 AD/DA converters are an all-new design and deliver the purest recordings and best listening experience possible. This totally new design takes the personal studio to the next level with state-of-the-art components and next-generation conversion.


Full Color OLED Display
New to Duet 2 is a full color OLED display. This high resolution screen is the main control center for Duet 2, delivering visual feedback for multiple functions including metering, numeric value for input and output levels, input grouping, and phase, muting, phantom power and Soft Limit indication. With this display you know the status of any input and output at any given moment without having to refer to Maestro or your recording software.


Configurable Touchpads
Duet 2 also introduces configurable touchpads. The 2 touchpads, located on either side of the encoder knob, allow you to quickly access output functions such as “Mute Outputs”, “Dim Outputs”, “Sum to Mono” or “Toggle Headphone Source”. Each are assignable using a drop-down menu within Apogee’s new Maestro 2. This unique feature allows you to select the function you want and access it directly from Duet 2 without having to look at software.


Redesigned Breakout Cable
Duet 2’s new breakout cable is greatly streamlined with 2 combination mic/instrument connectors (XLR and 1/4”) built into a single connector and 2 balanced 1/4” connectors for speakers. The elegant single cable-to-junction design allows for easy cable management and the locking connection to Duet 2 is robust and stylish.


Made for the Mac, Core Audio compatible
Designed exclusively for the Mac, Duet 2 is the perfect centerpiece for any personal, Mac-based studio. Duet 2 is also Core Audio compatible making it ideal for other music creation applications like Pro Tools, Ableton Live and Studio One.


All new Maestro 2 control software
Duet 2 not only benefits from Symphony I/O’s sound quality development, it has been integrated into the completely redesigned Maestro 2 as well. This full version update features a new look and familiar single window, multiple tab interface for quick access to all device and system settings.

It also includes touchpad assignment, Soft Limit selection, output assignments, dim and mute output selection, sample rate selection and an improved low latency mixer. Now all Duet 2 parameters and functions are packaged into a single window design for the most streamlined and user-friendly experience.


Soft Limit for 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 now available in Duet.

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.


4 analog outputs - Separate headphone and speaker outs
In response to a lot of customer feedback, Duet 2 includes 4 analog outputs. Stereo headphones or left & right mono speaker outs can be assigned in pairs to output 1-2 or 3-4 or the low latency mixer and each can be placed in stereo, mono, muted or dimmed modes.

It is now possible for a DJ to monitor a separate mix in headphones while sending a house mix to the club, a live performer to send a click track to in-ear monitors while sending a backing track to front-of-house, and a recording engineer to send a headphone mix to the performer while dedicating the main outputs to studio monitors.


Multi-function Controller Knob
Along with its sleek aluminum chassis, the multi-function controller knob is one of the most recognizable features of Duet’s design. This central control feature allows you to quickly and easily toggle thru Duet 2's inputs and outputs and set levels while looking at Duet 2’s dynamic OLED display.

Apogee Duet for iPad & Mac Audio Interface Features:

  • USB 2.0 Mac audio interface
    2 analog inputs: Combination Line (balanced +20dBu max)
    Mic/Instrument (+14dBu max)
    4 analog outputs:
    Balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level
    1 Independent 1/4” stereo headphone output
    2 Microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain
    A/D and D/A conversion at 24-bit/192kHz
    Top panel high resolution OLED display
    Multi-function controller knob
    Two assignable top panel touchpads:
    Mute speakers, headphones or all outputs
    Assign headphones to outputs 1-2, 3-4 or low latency mixer
    Dim speakers, headphones or all outputs
    Sum to mono speakers, headphones or all outputs
    Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invert


Apogee Duet for iPad & Mac Audio Interface Specifications:

  • 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: 10.6.4 or greater
    Connection and Power: USB, powered by any available USB port on the computer (DC power optional)
    In the box:
    Duet 2
    Breakout Cable with:
    2 Combination Line/Mic/Instrument Inputs
    2 Balanced Line Outputs
    2 Meter USB Cable
    Universal Power Adapter for US, UK and EU
    Quick Start Guide
    Software download and installation instructions
    Compatible Software:
    Duet 2 works with any Core Audio compatible application including:
    Logic
    GarageBand
    MainStage
    Soundtrack Pro
    Final Cut
    Pro Tools 9 and 10
    Ableton Live
    Cubase
    Digital Performer
    Nuendo


Apogee Duet for iPad & Mac Audio Interface

Hardware warranty:

APOGEE ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants this product to be free of defects in material and manufacture under normal use for a period of 12 months. The term of this warranty begins on the date of sale to the purchaser. Units returned for warranty repair to Apogee or an authorized Apogee warranty repair facility will be repaired or replaced at the manufacturer's option, free of charge.

All units returned to Apogee or an authorized Apogee repair facility must be prepaid, insured and properly packaged. Apogee reserves the right to change or improve design at any time without prior notice. Design changes are not implemented retrospectively, and the incorporation of design changes into future units does not imply the availability of an upgrade to existing units.

This warranty is void if Apogee determines, in its sole business judgment, the defect to be the result of abuse, neglect, alteration or attempted repair by unauthorized personnel.

The warranties set forth above are in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and Apogee specifically disclaims any and all implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. The buyer acknowledges and agrees that in no event shall the company be held liable for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, or for injury, loss or damage sustained by any person or property, that may result from this product failing to operate correctly at any time.

USA: Some states do not allow for the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for incidental or consequential damage, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.

Software warranty:

Limited Warranty. Apogee Electronics warrants for a period of ninety (90) days from your date of purchase that (i) the media on which the Software is recorded will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use, and (ii) the Software as provided by Apogee Electronics will substantially conform to Apogee's published specifications for the Software.

Apogee Electronics' entire liability and your sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of the foregoing limited warranty will be, at Apogee Electronics' option, replacement of the media, refund of the purchase price or repair or replacement of the Software.

THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE ONLY WARRANTY PROVIDED BY APOGEE ELECTRONICS AND ITS LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE AND ACCOMPANYING WRITTEN MATERIALS. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION

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