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UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO X16 18X20 AUDIO INTERFACE
$4,629

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Universal Audio Apollo x16 Rack-Mountable Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with Real-Time UAD Processing.


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Description

The Universal Audio Apollo x16 is a rack-mountable Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with real-time UAD processing designed for high-resolution recording and mixing for musicians, producers, and audio engineers in mobile production rigs and studios of any size. Delivering the sound, feel, and flow of analog recording with low noise and wide dynamic range, the interface combines versatile inputs and outputs, a robust plug-in bundle, and 50% more DSP than earlier Apollos. Additionally, its switchable headroom setting facilitates proper level-matching with a variety of audio equipment.

Designed to perform a central role in a modern studio, the Apollo x16 offers digital resolutions up to 24-bit / 192 kHz, plus an array of analog and digital I/O. The interface features 16 channels of analog line-level inputs and outputs via DB25 connectors. Digital I/O ports include 2-channel AES/EBU via XLR. Wordclock I/O is provided on BNC jacks.

The built-in HEXA Core processing utilizes six DSP chips to enable monitoring and recording audio using classic analog emulations with near-zero latency. The included Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle empowers you with 16 plug-ins ranging from compressors and EQs to virtual guitar/bass amps and time-based processors. The included Console application provides control and recall of all interface and UAD plug-in settings including channel-strip presets, drag-and-drop functionality, and dynamically resizable windows. Core Audio and Windows drivers ensure compatibility with all major DAWs, including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more.

The Apollo x16 offers a comprehensive monitor section with talkback functionality and front-panel controls, as well as input and output metering capabilities. In addition to the dedicated stereo monitor feed via XLR, the DB25 outputs may be used for connection to power amps, active monitors, or an analog mixer. A total of four Apollos and six total UAD devices can be combined, allowing Thunderbolt users the ability to expand their I/O and DSP. The two Thunderbolt 3 ports are backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 via a qualified adapter (available separately).

General Features 

Track, overdub, and mix with high-resolution A/D-D/A conversion and DSP-powered plug-ins
Selectable operating level of +20 dBu or +24 dBu
Integrated talkback mic for easy communication and slate functionality
Built-in multichannel monitor controller with assignable dim or mono mode
Comprehensive front-panel metering
Occupies 1 RU of rack space

Versatile I/O 

18 x 20 audio interface with analog and digital I/O
16 x 16 analog line-level I/O via DB25 connectors
Stereo XLR monitor outputs with dedicated level control
Line outputs may be used for alternate monitor outputs
XLR 3-pin sockets for AES/EBU I/O
BNC word clock I/O with selectable 75-Ohm termination

Expandable 

Combine up to four Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and six total UAD devices for expanded I/O and DSP
Backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 via qualified adapter (available separately)

Powered Plug-Ins 

Includes Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle
  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp
  • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
  • Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
  • Fairchild 670 Compressor (Legacy)
  • Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Raw Distortion
  • Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • Precision Reflection Engine (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • Precision Delay Mod (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • Precision Delay Mod L (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler

Technical Specifications

Computer Connections
Thunderbolt Ports 2 x Thunderbolt 3
System Requirements
Mac System Requirements Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt 3 port
Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt 1 or 2 port plus qualified Thunderbolt adapter (available separately)
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or 10.11 El Capitan
macOS 10.12 Sierra or 10.13 High Sierra
Thunderbolt 3 cable (available separately)
6 GB available storage
Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
Quad-Core i7 or faster processor recommended
**Mac Pro (late 2013 black cylinder model) compatibility for Apollo X coming Q4 2018
Windows System Requirements Computer with available Thunderbolt 3 via USB Type-C port
Windows 10 with Anniversary Update (64-Bit Edition)
Thunderbolt 3 cable (available separately)
6 GB available storage
Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
Compatible VST, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
Quad-Core i7 or faster processor recommended
A/D - D/A Conversions
Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz
Bit Depth 24-bit
I/O
Analog Inputs 2 x DB25 line (8 channels per connector)
Analog Outputs 2 x DB25 line (8 channels per connector)
2 x XLR monitor
Digital Inputs 1 x XLR 3-pin female (AES/EBU, IEC 60958 Type I format)
Digital Outputs 1 x XLR 3-pin male (AES/EBU, IEC 60958 Type I format)
Word Clock 1 x BNC 75-Ohm input
1 x BNC 75-Ohm output
Performance
Frequency Response Line Inputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.05 dB)
Line Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.02 dB)
Monitor Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.02 dB)
Dynamic Range Line Inputs: 124 dBA
Line Outputs: 127 dBA
Monitor Outputs: 133 dBA
Headroom +24 dBu or +20 dBu (switchable)
THD + N Line Inputs: -115 dB (0.000180%), 1 kHz at 23 dBu
Line Outputs: -123 dB (0.000068%), 1 kHz at -1 dBFS
Monitor Outputs: -129 dB (0.000037%), 1 kHz at -1 dBFS
Maximum Input Level Line Inputs at +4 dBu Reference Level: 24 dBu, balanced
Line Inputs at -10 dBV Reference Level: 6.2 dBV (8.4 dBu), balanced
Maximum Output Level Line Outputs at +4 dBu Reference Level: 24 dBu (21.8 dBV)
Line Outputs at -10 dBV Reference Level: 10 dBV (12.2 dBu)
Monitor Outputs at +4 dBu Reference Level: 24 dBu (21.8 dBV)
Monitor Outputs at -10 dBV Reference Level: 10 dBV (12.2 dBu)
Input Impedance Line Inputs: 10 kOhms
Output Impedance Line Outputs: 100 Ohms
Monitor Outputs: 100 Ohms
Lock Range Word Clock: ± 4% of any supported sample rate
Latency 1.1 ms at 96 kHz sample rate (round trip)
Power Requirements
Power Supply External AC-to-DC power supply, Level VI compliant
AC Input Connector: IEC male
Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
DC Input Connector: XLR 4-pin locking male
Voltage: 12 VDC, 6 A
Power Consumption Typical: 30 W
Maximum: 72 W
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D) 19.0 x 1.8 x 12.1" / 48.3 x 4.5 x 30.8 cm (chassis only)
19.0 x 1.8 x 13.5" / 48.3 x 4.5 x 34.3 cm (including knobs and jack protrusions)
Weight 9 lb / 4.1 kg

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