Apogee Element 46

Thunderbolt Audio Interface

  • 12 In x 14 out Thunderbolt I/O audio interface
  • AD/DA Conversion for recordings with up to 192 kHz/ 24 bit
  • 4 Analogue inputs with high-quality microphone preamplifiers and switchable 48V phantom power for the connection of microphones, instruments or line signal sources
  • 4 Combo inputs
  • 6 Analogue outputs
  • Two balanced L/R XLR outputs
  • Two 1/4" stereo headphone outputs
  • Single port Thunderbolt connector for Mac for almost latency-free performance
  • 1.41 ms Round-trip latency at 96 kHz with set 32 buffer
  • Optical in: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
  • ADAT: 8 Channels with 44.1 - 48 kHz via single Toslink connection
  • SMUX: 4 Channels with 88.2 - 96 kHz via single Toslink connection
  • S/PDIF: 2 Channels with up to 192 kHz via single Toslink connection
  • Optical out: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
  • ADAT: 8 Channels with 44.1-48 kHz via single Toslink connection
  • SMUX: 4 Channels with 88.2-96 kHz via single Toslink connection
  • S/PDIF: 2 Channels with up to 192 kHz via single Toslink connection
  • Word clock in/ out (BNC) for synchronisation with other digital audio devices
  • Apogee control software for Mac provides full control over hardware parameters such as input gain, output level, and low latency monitoring
  • Apogee control mobile app provides remote control of the hardware via iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  • Supports the Apogee control hardware remote (available, Art. 399527, not included)
  • Cascading two elements of the Element series or one Element and one Ensemble Thunderbolt device
  • Supports multiple Thunderbolt connections
  • Connect any two Element audio interfaces to the Thunderbolt sockets of your Mac
  • Including: Element 46, universal power adapter with standard 3-pin IEC cable, quick start guide, warranty booklet (Thunderbolt cable not included)

System requirements:

  • Mac with Thunderbolt port (iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro)
  • Min. 4 GB of RAM, 8 GB recommended
  • Mac OS 10.10 or later
  • Power supply: External power supply

Compatible software:

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

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 12x14
Number of Mic Inputs 4
Number of Line Inputs 4
Number of Instrument Inputs 4
Number of Line Outputs 2
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom Power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 1
AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI Connectors No
Word Clock 1xIn, 1xOut
Max. Samplerate 192 kHz
Max. Resolution in Bit 24 bit
Bus-Powered No
Incl. Power Supply Yes
Windows Thunderbolt driver No
Thunderbolt Version 2
Width in mm 295 mm
Depth in mm 140 mm
Height in mm 45 mm

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Game changer !
KilltechRec, 27.03.2019
I choosed Apogee because i wanted something targeted for Apple computer, which is exactly what Apogee do. I've never recorded more music since i've made that choice.

Two things motivated my purchase;

1) It is a very transportable unit, if you fancy moving to a rehearsal room for recording or something like that, it is most likely that you'll find what you want here.
2) The controller was given away for free with the purchase.

After using the unit a lot ( more than fifty recordings i think), i can tell that the controller is very useful if not mandatory. Another thing is that there's no on\off switch (4 stars in features for that). A way around this i found is unplugging the thunderbolt cord in order for the unit to "turn off". But in the long-run i think you should just unplug it electrically if you don't use it.

To sum it up ;

GREAT unit. Probably the best audio related purchase i've made in the last ten years. I noticed immediately the difference with my old hardware the first time i tried it.
The management software is clear and well-thought.
The unit itself seems very solid and the components are of visible quality.
That's of course not the most important thing ;
the quality of my recordings improved greatly, in clarity, in warmth.
I recommend strongly to any digital friendly user.
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Apogee Element 46

Thunderbolt Audio Interface 12 In x 14 out Thunderbolt I/O audio interface, AD/DA Conversion for recordings with up to 192 kHz/ 24 bit, 4 Analogue inputs with high-quality microphone preamplifiers...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 12x14
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Inputs: 4
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Outputs: 2
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: No
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 295 mm
  • Depth in mm: 140 mm
  • Height in mm: 45 mm
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Thunderbolt Audio Interface 10 IN x 12 OUT Thunderbolt I/O audio interface, AD/DA Conversion for recordings with up to 192 kHz / 24-bit, 2 Analogue inputs with high-quality microphone preamplifiers...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 10x12
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Inputs: 2
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outputs: 2
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 1
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: No
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 245 mm
  • Depth in mm: 140 mm
  • Height in mm: 45 mm
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Apogee Element 88

Thunderbolt Audio Interface 16 In x 16 out Thunderbolt I/O audio interface, AD/DA Conversion for recordings with up to 192 kHz/24-bit, 8 Analogue inputs with high-quality microphone preamplifiers...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 16x16
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 8
  • Number of Line Inputs: 4
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Outputs: 4
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: No
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 350 mm
  • Depth in mm: 140 mm
  • Height in mm: 45 mm
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