Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt Audio Interface 24 Bit / 192 kHz

  • Total of 30 inputs and 34 outputs (analogue and digital added)
  • Very low latency thanks to special 32-Bit driver technology, which also relieves the CPU of the computer
  • AppESS Sabre32 DAC with 32-Bit Playback Engine
  • Microphone preamp with up to 75 dB stepped gain, 48 V phantom power and soft limit
  • Built-in condensation microphone with ball characteristics for recording and talkback function
  • 4 Assignable buttons for talkback or output settings such as selection, mute, dim and sum to mono
  • 2 High-resolution OLED displays
  • 2 Rotary knobs
  • 10 Buttons for input selection
  • 10 Analogue inputs- 4x Mic/Line/Instrument
  • 4x Mic and 2x Guitar Hi-Z with Direct Out for looping to the amp
  • Channel 1 and 2 with insert send/return 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Balanced 6.3 mm jack main outputs
  • Balanced outputs 3-10 per Sub-D cable
  • 2 Stereo headphone outputs with controller 6.3 mm jack - can be assigned independently
  • S/PDIF coax input/output
  • Wordclock BNC input/output
  • 2 Optical inputs/outputs for ADAT (16 channels)
  • SMUX (8 channels) and S/PDIF (4 channels)
  • 2 Thunderbolt 2 connections
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.9.3 or higher
  • Control all input and output parameters with the Apogee Control Software iOS app
  • Optionally expandable with Apogee Control Hardware (optionally available under Article Nr 399527), Apogee Element Interface or another Apogee Ensemble (all not included)
  • Format: 19" / 1U

Attention: No Thunderbolt cable included.

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 28x32
Number of Mic Inputs 8
Number of Line Inputs 8
Number of Instrument Inputs 6
Number of Line Outputs 10
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom Power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 1
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 482 mm
Depth in mm 30,8 mm
Height in mm 44 mm
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Apogee Ensemble. Wowwwww
Raj, 29.08.2015
Purchased this product early this year and i love it. Just works. Recorded vocal, guitar and drums so far. Using it with my mac mini. Running Logic Pro and never had any issue. This is a great and a great product. It has got all features i need to record. I fully recommend it.
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Auf Apogee ist einfach Verlass
Thorsten333, 25.01.2019
Ich nutze das Apogee Ensemble Thunderbold in meinem privatem Studio, bin kein Profi Musiker. Ich nehme damit Musik (Gesang, vorwiegend akustische Instrumente) auf, oder schleife externe Hardware ein.
Mir gefällt am Apogee:
a) die super einfache Installation mit OSX
b) die einfache und übersichtliche Bedienung
c) in diesem Fall, die verbesserte Flexibilität durch die Plug Ins (dazu später etwas mehr)
d) die Qualität klanglich (die besten Interfaces kommen von Apogee; hatte schon "Duet", "Quartet" und das Flagschiff "Symphony"); Den direkten Vergleich mit den Universal Audio Interfaces entscheidet Apogee für sich
e) die Qualität der Verarbeitung, hier genügt der Satz: "Designed in California, build in America"! Alle Potis und Knöpfe sitzen bombenfest und wirken sehr stabil
f) die Stabilität der Verbindung zu OSX
g) die super geringe Latenz
h) die vielfältigen Anschlussmöglichkeiten auf der Rückseite
Die Preamps benutze ich nicht (obwohl diese auch sehr sauber und dynamisch auflösen), hier vertraue ich auf den Röhren Channel-Strip mit Kompressor/EQ von Avalon, VT 737SP, der für mich einzige Preamp, in Verbindung mit Kompressor/EQ, der eine akustische Gitarre nach meinen Vorstellungen wiedergibt, auch in Sachen Kompression, nämlich so natürlich wie möglich.
Die Plug Ins sind eine tolle Bereicherung. Hier habe ich auf das sehr schöne Eventide Bundle vertraut und benutze davon vor allem das tolle ?T Verb?, eine von Tony Visconti mit erarbeitete Ausführung, in der u.a. Mikrofone in verscheidenen Räumen der Hansa Studios in platziert werden können. Jedes Mikro kann dann auch klanglich getrennt bearbeitet werden. Für mich das beste Reverb Plug In bisher. Ansonsten baue ich noch etwas Delay ein, oder eine Bandmaschine. Rack FX ist sehr übersichtlich aufgebaut und es gibt auch die allbekannten Simulationen von Pultec & Co., die ich aber noch nicht getestet habe. Sie klingen aber vielversprechend und wurden von Bob Clearmountain mit entwickelt. CPU-entlastend sind die Plug Ins, in Verbindung mit dem Apogee, das ist ein großer Pluspunkt.
Übrigens gefällt mir auch der ökologisch- soziale Anspruch von Apogee, die dafür auch schon mehrfach ausgezeichnet wurden! Ich bleibe Apogee treu!
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Excellent !
Sergiosergio01, 25.03.2015
Pas de latence, préamplis excellents, Logiciel Maestro facile, manipulations intuitives, cette carte est une réussite. Evidemment c'est cher, mais à l'écoute des préamplis, on ne regrette pas. Je dirais même que si on cumule le prix d'une carte concurente de bonne facture et sans préamp avec celui de 8 préamplis de qualité comparable, finalement, c'est la solution actuelle la moins onéreuse pour celui qui veut une bonne carte et 8 bons préamplis. Utilisée avec Logic X, je n'ai pas rencontré de souci ni d'installation, ni d'utilisation. J'ai testé les connexions adat qui ont fonctionnés sans parametrage préalables. Je reviendrai plus tard enrichir mon évaluation, quand j'aurai vraiment tout testé.
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Was für ein tolles Teil...
Christian1640, 03.08.2015
Durch das Interface ist mein Arbeitstag wieder fröhlich geworden! Im Ernst!
Die Einbindung von Logic ist einfach Klasse: so niedrige Latenzen wie noch nie (super beim Einspielen von Gitarren + Vox), geniale Entlastung der CPU schafft mehr Platz für Plug-Ins. Nix wackelt, -echte Kraftmaschine.
Einzig die Verteilung der analogen Ausgänge ist etwas seltsam: Monitoring nur bei 2 Stereo-Pärchen switchbar, bei 5.1 nix mehr obwohl 8 analoge Outputs.
Aber dafür klingen die Wandler echt wahnsinnig gut!
Würde ich sofort wieder kaufen...
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