Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo

2x6 Desktop Thunderbolt Audio Interface

  • With 2x SHARC DSP for running the UAD plug-ins without burdening the CPU of the host computer
  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz
  • Unison technology for the modelling of classic preamps on a tube and transistor basis, guitar amps and stomp boxes
  • Integrated talkback microphone
  • Monitoring functions such as monitor remote control and controls for mono, mute, DIM and ALT monitors
  • 2x Unison microphone/line combo inputs XLR/jack 6.3 mm
  • 2 Line outputs jack 6.3 mm
  • Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output, jack 6.3 mm
  • 2 Digitally controlled analogue monitor outputs, jack 6.3 mm
  • Optical digital input S/PDIF/ADAT
  • Thunderbolt connector
  • Power supply connection 12 V DC
  • Realtime Analog Classics Plugin bundle included
  • For Mac OS and Windows

Note: Thunderbolt cable not included

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 10x6
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 2
Number of Instrument Inputs 1
Number of Line Outputs 4
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
MIDI Connectors No
Word Clock No
Max. Samplerate 192 kHz
Max. Resolution in Bit 24 bit
Bus-Powered No
Incl. Power Supply Yes
Windows Thunderbolt driver Yes
Thunderbolt Version 2
Width in mm 160 mm
Depth in mm 149 mm
Height in mm 66 mm

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Fantastic all in all !
Deplicant, 11.01.2019
I'll try to make it short and useful but there is so much to say !

First of all the build quality is purely off the charts. If we except the slightly too stiff and clicky face buttons, the whole device is made of metal, the connections are extremely solid (the power socket even has a lock system to avoid accidental removal) and the main knob is just great.

The handling is great, connections are easy to access, the UAD control panel is very straight forward and switching between headphone/speaker is easy and fast. My only negative feeling is going towards the face buttons, honestly not very clear in their function, and some of them I just never really figured out what the hell they do.

Soundwise it is as good as it can possibly get, with zero noise whatsoever, and the analog sound processing clearing shows when recording/listening to voices or instruments such as guitars. In the case of purely electronic music, it will only really make a difference with analog synth, but the amount of connection might not be enough if you have several hardware synthesisers.

Overall a fabulous piece of gear.
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Great desktop audio interface
J106, 16.12.2017
I've had this unit for a month or so, and I'm liking it so far. Here are my thoughts on it.

PROS

1) Sounds great.
2) The buttons on the hardware are well laid out, the user experience is good.
3) No Duet-style breakout-cable.
3) The whole ecosystem (hardware, console, plug-ins, unison) seems good.
4) Haven't had any issues so far, seems very stable.

CONS

1) The price is quite high, and one could get by on a cheaper audio interface.
2) The UAD plug-ins can be quite heavy on resources.
3) The plug-ins are expensive when there isn't a campaign going on/you don't have discount vouchers.

The pros far outweigh the cons, so I can only recommend getting this if you've been thinking about it. It costs a bit more than many other audio interfaces, but you are not going to regret investing in it. Solid performance and ecosystem.
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  • Number of Line Inputs: 2
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 1
  • Number of Line Outputs: 4
  • 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
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 160 mm
  • Depth in mm: 149 mm
  • Height in mm: 66 mm
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  • Headphone Outs: 1
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  • 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: No
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  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
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  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
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  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 1
  • Number of Line Outputs: 4
  • 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
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: No
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  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
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  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: Yes
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  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
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  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
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  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: Yes
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  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
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  • 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: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 3
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
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  • Height in mm: 44 mm
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  • 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: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 3
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  • Number of Mic Inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • 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: Yes
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  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 308 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
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  • Recording / Playback Channels: 18x24
  • Number of microphone inputs: 4
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 4
  • Number of instrument inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 10
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Headphone Outputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outputs: 10
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • ADAT Connectors: 2
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Misc. Connectors: No
  • Other Connectors: Thunderbolt optional (Art. 354261)
  • MIDI Interface: No
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • max. Samplerate in kHz: 192 kHz
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Firewire Version: 800
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 308 mm
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  • Number of Mic Inputs: 0
  • Number of Line Inputs: 16
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 0
  • Number of Line Outputs: 18
  • Headphone Outs: 0
  • Phantom Power: No
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 0
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 1
  • 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: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 3
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 308 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
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