FREE 2-3 Day Standard Ground Shipping (edit) Get Details

More Info About Free 2-Day Standard Ground Shipping

Close Window
Special offer, see PDF for details

Apogee Duet for Mac and iOS  

Item #: 
1420245513918
  • Write a Review

Apogee Duet sets the industry standard for portable professional audio recording on Mac and iPad. Made for the musician, producer and engineer that wants the ultimate sound quality and elegant simplic... Read More

Price:
$5950.00
Add to Wish List
  • Apogee Waves Discount

    When you purchase a qualified Apogee product you can save hundreds even thousands on Waves world class Plug-In Bundles or Individual Plug-Ins. See PDF for details.See Details

    Offer expires 12/31/16

    Download Rebate
GC Gear Card
Special Financing Offers
Learn More
 
FREE STORE PICK UP Available Today Denver, CO (5.5  mi) Change Pick Up Store


,
SUN:11AM-7PM
MON-FRI:10AM-9PM
SAT:10AM-8PM
  • Pro Coverage Eligible
  • Free Shipping
  • Not Returnable

QUESTIONS? CONNECT WITH AN EXPERT INSTANTLY.

  • Chat Now
  • Call 866-498-7882
Overview

Apogee Duet sets the industry standard for portable professional audio recording on Mac and iPad. Made for the musician, producer and engineer that wants the ultimate sound quality and elegant simplicity, Duet features legendary Apogee AD/DA conversion, two world-class microphone preamps, USB MIDI I/O and ESS Sabre32 DAC technology. With Duet’s two combo inputs you can connect microphones, guitars, keyboards or line level devices such as external mic preamps or a mixing board. Duet also includes four analog outputs – two 1/4” balanced outputs for connection to speakers or outboard equipment and a separate, independently controlled 1/4” stereo headphone output.

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.

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.

Breakout Cable
Duet’s breakout cable includes 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 is robust and stylish.

Full Color OLED Display
The high resolution OLED screen built into Duet’s top is the main control center for Duet, 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.


Exclusive Deals on Waves Plug-ins
When you purchase a qualified Apogee product you can save hundreds even thousands on Waves world class Plug­In Bundles or Individual Plug­Ins... you choose and Apogee and Waves provide the savings! Don’t forget, discounts can be applied to current Waves Special Deals.

Two Ways to Save Big

Waves Plug­In Bundles 35% off
Buy a qualified Apogee Product, register and receive a “Waves­Discount­code” redeemable for a 35% discount* on any Waves Plug­In Bundle you choose including, Special Bundle Deals and offers from Waves. 

or...

Waves Individual Plug­In 25% off
Buy a qualified Apogee Product, register and receive a “Waves­Discount­code”, redeemable for a 25% discount* on any Waves Plug­In including, Special Plug­In Deals and offers from Waves. 
and...

$100 Voucher
You will also receive a “Waves­Voucher­code”. Voucher may be redeemed for up to 50% toward any bundle or upgrade, or up to 25% toward any plugin off the price at the time of redemption*.

*Conditions and restrictions apply. See A​pogee website ​for details. The Waves­code and $100 Voucher, cannot be combined in the same transaction.

Features Audio Quality
  • Max bit depth: 24-bit
  • Max sampling rate: 192kHz
  • Inputs
  • Total inputs: 2
  • Analog inputs: 2
  • Digital inputs: 0
  • Mic preamps: 2
  • XLR/TRS combo jacks: 2
  • XLR only jacks: 0
  • 1/4” only jacks: 0
  • S/PDIF in: 0
  • ADAT/optical in: 0
  • RCA in: No
  • AES/EBU DSUB: No
  • MADI: No
  • Outputs 
  • Total outputs: 2
  • Analog outputs: 2
  • Digital outputs: 2
  • XLR out: 0
  • 1/4” out: 2
  • S/PDIF out: 0
  • ADAT/optical out: 0
  • RCA out: No
  • AES / EBU DSUB: No
  • MADI: No
  • Other Connectivity
  • Connections: USB
  • MIDI I/O: Yes
  • Headphone output(s): 1
  • Word-clock I/O: No
  • Onboard Features
  • Computer platform: Mac, iOS
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Direct monitoring: No
  • Onboard DSP: Info not available
  • Metering: OLED display
  • Display: No
  • Latency control: Info not available
  • Monitor control: Yes
  • Headphone control: Yes
  • Other
  • Width: 9"
  • Height: 5"
  • Depth: 8"
  • Weight: 3.5 lb.
  • Rack-mountable: No
  • Included software: No
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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


GUITAR CENTER'S PRO COVERAGE
Pro Coverage gives you added warranty protection for your new gear. Stepping in where the manufacturer's "normal wear and tear" coverage ends, our Pro Coverage program offers you upgraded coverage if your product ever fails Read More.

Pro Coverage includes
  • Accidental damage protection (new gear only)
  • Expedited repair
  • Free shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% coverage for commercial use
  • Extended return period
  • Extended price protection
  • No lemon guarantee
  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to three years from date of purchase
  • Repair authorization-toll-free by phone or via the web
  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
ApogeeDuet for Mac and iOS
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (3)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Professional recording (3)

Reviewed by 6 customers

Displaying reviews 1-6

Back to Top

 
5.0

The best of the best

By Sutil

from San Diego, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Apogee Duet for Mac and iOS:

    Obviously the first reviewer must've gotten an old version or something.... mine came with both a lightning cable and an older apple connector... so, no idea what he is talking about....

    This is the best of the best right here... not UA Apollo or anything else.... the AD DA converters here are the golden standard.... buy it! You won''t regret it

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Excellent...but...

    By Blake

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • NO iOS cable (lightning or 30 pin)

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Apogee Duet for Mac and iOS:

    Superb build/sound quality...but c'mon, why call it an iOS/iPad/Mac duet and NOT include a iOS cable?!? To forewarn anyone, you need to buy Apogee's own breakout cable to lightning/30 pin separately from Apogee ($40) which is a nuisance if you are hoping to immediately start sketching or recording on an iPad pro, etc....and now you have to wait a week to get it. :(

     
    5.0

    Excellent Interface

    By Jungle

    from Montezuma, Costa Rica

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Compatible
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Apogee Duet for Mac and iOS:

    Top notch recording input and output interface that is easy to use and set up. Apogee has one of the best reputations in the recording gear biz and this interface does not cut corners. The sound quality is simply amazing.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW, just WOW

    By jiagap

    from SW Washington State

    Pros

    • Converters Great
    • Easy
    • Intuitive
    • Preamps Clear Powerful

    Cons

    • None to Date

    Best Uses

    • Home Recording
    • Listening enjoyment

    Comments about Apogee Duet for Mac and iOS:

    I had been using the Focusrite Saffire and was beginning to think my Mackie 824s were dying. Well, with the Apogee Duet they have resurrected. Clarity and deep base.

    The recording of my guitar sounded better than in the studio. Midi connected with ease.

    This product is very intuitive and makes sense. Nothing complicated, just pristine input and output.

    I am very impressed in a good way with this product. Yes, expensive, but my oh my, very perceivable upgrade from the Saffire.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent

    By DAVID

    from Sacramento, ca

    Site Member

    Comments about Apogee Duet for Mac and iOS:

    As a newbie to recording I was pleased that the Apogee was intuitive to use. It is an excellent product and is built like a tank. Attractive and nonintrusive. Great product/

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Duet 2 Review

    By Wil

    from Milwaukee, WI

    Site Member

    Comments about Apogee Duet for Mac and iOS:

    Apogee Duet 2 has aided me in my goals and journey to become an artist of quality. The sound is superb as always and is very compatible with my macbook pro. Its interface is clean and easy to view and work with. Also the customer support is excellent in my experience. Thanks for letting me share!

    Displaying reviews 1-6

    Back to Top

    You are changing the Ship-To country.

    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.