Universal Audio Apollo x8p

18x22 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz
  • Compatible with Thunderbolt 2 with optional Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter (not included)
  • Support for surround formats up to 7.1 with speaker calibration and downmix
  • Dual crystal clocking for low-jitter environment and pure, artifact-free recording and stable stereo imaging
  • 6-Core SHARC DSP for internal UAD real-time processing
  • 8 Unison microphone amplifiers
  • 8 Microphone/line combo inputs: XLR + 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Hi-Z inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 8x Line inputs: Sub-D25
  • 2 Monitor outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 8x Line outputs: Sub-D25
  • 2 ADAT inputs and outputs
  • BNC Word clock input and output
  • 2 Stereo headphone connections: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Thunderbolt 3 sockets
  • 48V Phantom power
  • PAD
  • Low cut
  • Phase reverse
  • Switch for monitor switching
  • Dim or mono assignable function button
  • LED meter
  • Integrated talkback microphone
  • Support for surround formats up to 7.1 with speaker calibration and downmix
  • Dual crystal clocking for low-jitter environment and pure, artifact-free recording and stable stereo imaging
  • For Mac / Windows
  • Up to 4 Apollos cascadable with Thunderbolt connection
  • Build: 19" / 1 U
  • Includes external power supply and Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 18x22
Number of Mic Inputs 8
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 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 Yes
Thunderbolt Version 3
Width in mm 483 mm
Depth in mm 308 mm
Height in mm 44 mm

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paolofromitaly, 04.01.2020
I use it as my main audio interface for mixing, but I bought it for occasional recordings, with the intention to record through the UA unison plugins. The console application gives great flexibility. The only thing that left me wishing is that it has 6 DSPs: It might be enough to record, but in my opinion this unit should have had 8 DSPs. I always end up running out of processing. For that I had to buy a UAD satellite.
Agreed, price-wise the interface is not on the cheap side, plus adding DSP power requires to shell out for even more. But then consider this: every now and again, I use other brands of plugins, and invariably when I replace that with a UA plugin it just works better 99% of time. So if you only need inputs to record, I reckon you have options with other products. But if you also care to get world-class sounding plugins there is no doubt you need to go UA products.
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JustinF67, 27.12.2019
Completely useless so far. It seems as though Apollo's need a firmware upgrade to work on PC's and these upgrades can only be installed via Mac - so if you don't have one, tough luck! You couldn't make this up!
From everything I've read online, these units are superb - if you have a Mac. They forgot to let the user update the firmware with a PC making it 1000% useless.

Thomann Comment: You need a firmware update to use the interface on PC's!
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  • 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: 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: Yes
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  • Ethernet: 0
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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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  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
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  • MIDI Connectors: No
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  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
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  • Phantom Power: Yes
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  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
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  • Ethernet: 0
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  • MIDI 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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  • Depth in mm: 308 mm
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  • Phantom Power: No
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
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  • AES/EBU Connectors: 1
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  • Ethernet: 0
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  • 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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  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Headphone Outputs: 2
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  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Headphone Outs: 2
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  • S/PDIF Connectors: 1
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  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
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  • Max. Resolution in bit: 24 bit
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  • Incl. power supply: Yes
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  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
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  • Ethernet: 0
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  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
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