APOGEE DUET 3

Apogee Electronics Duet 3 Ultracompact 2x4 USB Type-C Audio Interface
$773.00

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Designed to be the audiophile-quality centerpiece of a mobile recording setup, the Apogee Electronics Duet 3is a 2x4 USB Type-C audio interface bringing Apogee's legendary sonic performance and intuitive operability to an ultracompact, elegant, and durable form factor for musicians, producers, and songwriters in pursuit of their best sound no matter where they are. While the low-profile exterior combines an aluminum base with a Gorilla Glass top to make it durable and attractive, the internals boast built-in hardware DSP to power the optional Symphony ECS Channel Strip plug-in for signal sculpting and polishing without bogging down your computer or iOS device.

 

It features two world-class microphone preamps with phantom power and plenty of gain to ensure robust amplification even for low-output ribbons and classic dynamics such as the Shure SM7B. It can also accept line-level signals or direct connections from instruments such as electric guitar and bass. With two balanced analog 1/4" TRS line/monitor outputs and a stereo 3.5mm headphone output, the Duet 3 can feed a set of monitors and your favorite headphones at the same time. The main and headphone outputs are independently addressable, giving the flexibility to route separate mixes to an artist in the studio, a performer onstage, or a house PA system.

Creative Control

  • Compact, portable design and intuitive user interface make the unit a perfect studio control center for a Mac computer, a PC sporting Windows 10, or an iOS device
  • Single large controller knob for easy access to level adjustments

Complete Connections

  • Connect two microphones, instruments, keyboards, or line inputs
  • Monitor and mix in stereo through speakers and headphones
  • Onboard 3.5mm headphone port with 0-ohm output
  • Breakout cable provides two balanced mic/line inputs, two unbalanced 1/4" Hi-Z inputs, and two balanced 1/4" outputs
  • Includes USB Type-C and USB Type-C to USB Type-A cables for easy hookup to a variety of host devices
  • Custom docking station available separately

High-Grade Conversion and Preamps

  • World-class Apogee conversion and mic preamps
  • Phantom power and up to 65 dB of gain
  • Suitable for all dynamic, condenser, and ribbon microphones
  • Converters designed to deliver unadulterated recordings and a stellar listening experience

Built-In Hardware DSP

  • Internal hardware DSP for powering Apogee plug-ins without burdening your CPU
  • Optional Symphony ECS Channel Strip plug-in brings a vintage-modeled 3-band EQ, Bob-Clearmountain-tuned compressor, and analog saturation from subtle gain to warm crush
  • Eliminates monitoring latency when recording

USB Type-C Interface

  • USB high-speed connectivity
  • Compatible with macOS, iOS (via USB Type-C or separately available Apple Camera Connection Kit), and Windows 10
  • Bus powered via USB Type-C connection
  • Secondary USB Type-C port for optional external power supply

Solid Build Quality

  • Designed in California
  • Built in the USA
  • Low-profile industrial design
  • Sturdy construction with aluminum base and Gorilla Glass top and knob cover
  • Backlit encoder is bearing assisted for smooth operation 
  • Includes foam-lined nylon hard case for travel

In the Box:

  • Apogee Electronics Duet 3 Ultracompact 2x4 USB Type-C Audio Interface
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-A Cable
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • Breakout Cable
  • Travel Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
Form Factor Mobile
Display 2 x Multi-Segment LED Meter
Channels of I/O Analog:
2 Inputs / 4 Outputs
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps 2
Input Level Adjustment 1 x Knob
Solo/Mute None
Pad None
High-Pass Filter None
Expansion Slots None
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O 2 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic/Line Input (on Included Breakout Cable)
2 x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Hi-Z Input (on Included Breakout Cable)
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output (on Included Breakout Cable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power +48 V
Digital Audio I/O None
Host Connection / USB 1 x USB Type-C
USB (Non-Host) 1 x USB Type-C (Power Input)
Sync I/O None
Network I/O None
MIDI I/O None
Other I/O 1 x Proprietary/Apogee Breakout Cable In/Out
Wireless Connectivity None
Memory Card Slot None
Performance
Gain/Trim Range Up to 65 dB 
Impedance Headphone Outputs:
0 Ohms 
Digital Audio
Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz 
Sample Rate Conversion None
Bit Depths 24-Bit
Latency Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring
Sync Sources Internal
Compatibility
OS Compatibility macOS 10.15
Windows 10
iOS
Included Software None
Compatible Software (Not Included) Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Included Plug-Ins None
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-Ins Proprietary
Required Hardware Available USB Port or USB Type-C Port 
Internet Connection Required for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Power
Power Requirements AC/DC Power Adapter (Not Included) or USB Bus Power
More Information
Price $773.00
Vendor Item Number DUET 3
Special Order 1
Coming Qty 0
Manufacturer Apogee
UOM 1
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