Apogee Element 88 Thundebolt Audio Interface

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ELEMENT 88
ADK-APG-1329-00113
Apogee Electronics
Mac & Win
Availability: In stock
$1,495.00

12 IN x 14 OUT Thunderbolt Audio I/O Box for Mac

Element 46 is great for any collaborating musician recording at home, on the go or in a small project studio. With 4 analog inputs (including 4 world-class mic preamps), 2 headphone outputs and stereo speaker outputs, Element 46 is the perfect upgrade from an entry level audio interface.

Highlights

12 IN x 14 OUT Audio I/O box

AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz/24-bit

Hardware DSP runs Apogee FX Rack plugins

DualPath link workflow for zero latency recording with Apogee FX Plugins

4 analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices

4 combination inputs

Gain: Up to 75 dB and advanced stepped gain circuit design

Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and polarity invert

EIN: 129dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150Ohm input

Max input level: +20dBu

Input impedance: 3K Ohm

6 analog outputs

2 balanced L/R XLR outputs

2 1/4” stereo headphone output

Single port Thunderbolt connectivity to Mac for ultra-low latency performance

1.41ms round-trip at 96kHz with a 32 buffer setting

Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF

ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector

SMUX: 4 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector

S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector

Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF

ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector

SMUX: 4 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector

S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 192 kHz on 1 Toslink connector

Word Clock IN/OUT via BNC connections for syncing with other digital audio gear

Apogee Control Software for Mac provides all control of hardware parameters including input gain, output level and low latency monitoring

Apogee Control Mobile App provides wireless remote control of hardware via iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Works with Apogee Control desktop hardware remote control (Sold separately)

Multi-Unit Thunderbolt support – Connect any two Element audio I/O boxes directly to Thunderbolt ports on your computer

Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt expander – Connect any Element to the second port on an Ensemble


Element 88 Highlights

  • 16 IN x 16 OUT Thunderbolt Audio I/O box
  • AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz/24-bit
  • 8 analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices
    • 4 combination inputs
    • 4 XLR inputs
  • 8 analog outputs
    • 2 balanced L/R XLR outputs
    • 2 balanced 1/4 outputs
    • 2 1/4 stereo headphone output
  • Single port Thunderbolt connectivity to Mac for ultra-low latency performance
    • 1.41ms round-trip at 96kHz with a 32 buffer setting
  • Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • SMUX: 4 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
  • Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • SMUX: 4 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
  • Word Clock IN/OUT via BNC connections for syncing with other digital audio gear
  • Apogee Control Software for Mac provides all control of hardware parameters including input gain, output level and low latency monitoring
  • Apogee Control Mobile App provides wireless remote control of hardware via iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  • Works with Apogee Control desktop hardware remote control (Sold separately)
  • Multi-Unit Thunderbolt support Connect any two Element audio I/O boxes directly to Thunderbolt ports on your computer
  • Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt expander Connect any Element to the second port on an Ensemble

Element 88 with included rack ears

Weights and Dimensions

  • 13.5 x 5.5 X 1.75
  • 35cm x 14cm X  4.5cm
  • 3.5lbs
  • 1.6kg

System Requirements

Mac OS:

  • Computer: Thunderbolt-equipped Mac (iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Pro)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB recommended
  • OS: 10.10 or greater
  • Connection: Any available Thunderbolt port*
  • Power: DC Power supply included

*Thunderbolt cable not included

Compatible Software:

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

In the box:

  • Element 88
  • Universal Power Supply with standard 3 pin-IEC cable
  • Rack ears and mounting screws
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Booklet

Mic Preamps:

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

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
  • 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
  • Dyn Range: 123dB (A-weighted)
  • Headphone Max output level:
    • 560mW into 30 Ohm
    • 90mW into 600 Ohm
  • Headphone THD+N: -107 dB with 600 Ohm load @ 19 dBu
  • Headphone Dyn Range: 117dB a-weighted
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