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This cutting-edge recording package includes the amazing Apogee Symphony I/O Interface loaded with the 8 Analog I/O + 8 AES I/O Module.

Symphony I/O builds upon the award-winning design approaches of Apogee's X-Series and Rosetta Series converters, the Big Ben master clock and the Trak2 mic preamps. It also refines and updates these proven designs with fewer but more advanced components while optimizing their performance with efficient power distribution. These enhancements allow audio to travel through less circuitry, offering lower converter latency, more accurate clocking and even more transparency and clarity in your recordings.

Analog design, the cornerstone of Apogee quality
Apogee's engineers do not merely rely on specs and data sheets when selecting converter components, they listen. Each component is auditioned and carefully selected to best reflect the characteristics of the Apogee sound. Symphony I/O's audio path design is elegant and efficient, incorporating the most advanced op amps that offer better performance than multiple parts used in previous designs.

This design improvement minimizes the audio path circuitry and maximizes sound quality. And in the tradition of the X-Series and Rosetta series, the entire audio path is DC coupled, resulting in ultra flat frequency response and extremely low phase error.

Total Flexibility: Symphony I/O is built to grow with your studio
Symphony I/O is an audio hardware platform, designed to deliver the most advanced recording technology available and the flexibility, scalability, and longevity required to power the modern studio. Modular I/O design, total software control, and direct connection to all popular DAWs make Symphony I/O a long-term sound investment.

AIM for Complete Compatibility
With a simple adjustment using the front panel encoder knobs, AIM transforms Symphony I/O into an interface optimized for the mode that's been selected.

Symphony I/O's Audio Interface Modes (AIM)
With a 2-step adjustment using a single front panel encoder knob, AIM transforms Symphony I/O into an interface optimized for the most popular audio workstation environments. This feature allows users of Logic and Pro Tools HD for example, to easily switch back and forth between the two DAWs with the click of a knob and swap of a cable. If USB is your preferred mode, connecting to Core Audio compatible apps like Digital Performer and Cubase is just as easy. And StandAlone mode calibrates Symphony I/O for simple and direct routing ideal for a variety of uses and applications including Pro Tools LE or Pro Tools M-Powered.

Simply Switch
Move between Symphony/Logic and Pro Tools HD on one workstation with ease and without compromise. Step up to a world that embraces Logic, Mac Based workstations and Pro Tools HD. Whatever platform you choose to work with the audio quality will Sound Amazing.

The Symphony I/O PC-32 connector connects directly to a Symphony 64 card or a Pro Tools HD card. When using a Logic Studio Mac based system, latency is below 1.8ms.

Compose your Symphony: Custom I/O configurations
With 5 available I/O Modules, you can choose from standard configurations or customize your own Symphony I/O.

8 Analog I/O + 8 AES I/O Module
The Apogee I/O Modules are the sound and soul of the Apogee Symphony I/O interface, and represent 25 years of Apogee research & development, and design excellence. The SIOC-A8AE module offers 8 channels of analog input and up to 8 channels of analog AND AES output simultaneously. This powerful module delivers Apogee's core competency and superior sounding digital audio recording.


Apogee Symphony I/O Interface
The culmination of 25 years of Apogee's design excellence and experience
Next generation converter quality
Flexible design architecture with a base unit and two I/O module slots
Up to 32 channels of I/O per unit
Future proof connectivity with PCI, USB, Ethernet and all popular digital formats
Refined and updated circuitry with fewer, more advanced components:
Fewer components means a shorter audio path and more recording clarity and transparency
Lower converter latency
More efficient power distribution
Enhanced C777 clocking performance

"Sound Amazing" remixed and remastered
Optional mic preamp module
Front panel control of headphone and output levels, and mic preamp gain (mic preamps optional)
AIM (Audio Interface Mode) Control let you optimize for the most popular audio workstation environments.
Symphony PCI
Pro Tools HD PCI
USB Audio

Compatibility with Logic, Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools LE and any Core Audio driven application
Total software control of Symphony I/O with Maestro

8 Analog I/O + 8 AES I/O Module
The most advanced AD/DA conversion available
Operates 8 channels of analog inputs and up to 8 channels of analog and AES outputs simultaneously
8 Analog I/O + 8 AES I/O Module
Analog IN: 8 balanced inputs, DSUB 25-pin connectors
AES-EBU IN: 8 balanced channels, DSUB 25-pin connector (192k single wide compatible)
ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz
SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz over 2 Toslink connectors
SPDIF: 2 channels up to 192 kHz
Coax IN: Supports SPDIF on 1 RCA connector

Analog OUT: 8 balanced, DSUB 25-pin connector

Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & SPDIF on 1 Toslink connector
ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz
SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz over 2 Toslink connectors
SPDIF: 2 channels up to 192kHz
Coax OUT: Supports SPDIF on 1 RCA connector

Apogee Symphony I/O Interface
A/D THD+N: -113dB @ +20dBu (0.00024%)
D/A THD+N: -117dB @ +20dBu (0.00014%)
D/A Dynamic Range: 129dB A weighted
Apogee's proprietary Perfect Symmetry Circuitry (PSC)
Software controlled AD/DA reference setting
Variable gain input for keyboards
Ultra low latency AD/DA conversion

Analog to Digital:
THD+N: -113dB @ 20dBu (0.00024%)
Dynamic range: 120dB A weighted
Maximum input levels:
+4dB setting-24dBu
-10dB setting-+6dBV
Variable gain setting-25dB of gain
Frequency response at 44.1kHz 1-20,000Hz (± 0.05dB)
Input impedance: 10K

Digital to Analog:
THD+N: -117dB @ 20dBu (0.00014%)
Dynamic Range: 129dB A weighted
Max output levels-ˆž to +24dBu
Frequency response at 44.1kHz: dc to 20kHz (± 0.05dB)
Output impedance: 25 Î
Outputs are balanced through Apogee's proprietary Perfect Symmetry Circuitry (PSC)
THD+N: -105dB @19dBu
Dynamic Range: 119db A weighted
Output impedance: 30 Î

Power:90-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 150W
Operating System: Mac OS only 10.58 and above

Package Contents:
Symphony I/O Interface
USB Cable
Power Cable
Rack Ears and Bolts
Quick Start Guide

Packaging Sizes:
Symphony I/O Chassis Box (LxWxD): 22.875" x 17.75" x 9.25", (58.1cm x 45.1 cm x 23.5cm)
I/O Module Box (LxWxD): 13.75" x 12.25" x 3.25", (34.9cm x 31.1cm x 8.3cm)
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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.


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