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Apogee Quartet 12in x 8out USB Audio Interface for Mac/iOS


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About: Apogee Quartet 12in x 8out USB Audio Interface for Mac/iOS

Apogee Quartet is the ultimate desktop audio interface and studio control center for professional recording on Mac and iPad. Made for the musician, producer and engineer that wants the ultimate sound quality and studio control in a compact desktop form factor, Quartet features legendary Apogee AD/DA conversion, 4 world-class microphone preamps, USB MIDI I/O, ESS Sabre32 DAC technology and monitor controls.

When you buy and register your Apogee Quartet, you have access to incredible prices on any Waves audio plugins you want. Registered Apogee Quartet customers will receive a discount code good for 25% off a single plugin or 35% off any Waves bundle plus an additional $100 voucher* that can be used towards their next Waves plugin purchase. Take advantage of Quartet’s low latency USB connection and powerful native Mac processing to join the ranks of top engineers and producers who count on Waves and Apogee to deliver hit after hit.

With Quartet’s 4 Combo inputs you can connect microphones, guitars, keyboards or line level devices such as external mic preamps or a mixing board. Expand your system with 8 additional inputs via Quartets optical (ADAT/SMUX) digital IN. Quartet also includes 8 analog outputs – 6 1/4” balanced outputs for connection to speakers or outboard equipment and a separate, independently controlled 1/4” stereo headphone output. You can control up to 3 pairs of speakers or set Quartet up for 5.1 surround monitoring.

Apogee Quartet Highlights

  • AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz / 24-bit.
  • 4 analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices.
  • 8 analog outputs – 6 balanced 1/4” outs for speakers or outboard gear, 1/4” stereo headphone output.
  • Includes special offers on Waves plugins (available upon registration)
  • 8 digital inputs via 2 optical connections (ADAT/SMUX).
  • Monitor control for up to 3 sets of speakers or 5.1 surround.
  • USB 2.0 High Speed connection to Mac.
  • Direct digital connection with iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. 30-pin cable sold separately).
  • Software control of hardware parameters including input selection and low latency monitoring.


  • First professional multi-channel audio interface for iPad
  • Direct digital connection to iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
  • Works with GarageBand, Auria, MultiTrack and any Core Audio compliant app on iOS
  • Works with GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton and any Core Audio compliant app on Mac
  • Low latency monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee’s Maestro software (iOS & Mac)
  • USB 2.0 High-speed Mac audio interface
  • 4 Analog Inputs:
    • Combination line (balanced +20dBu max)
    • Mic/Instrument (+20dBu/+14dBu max)
    • 4 Microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain
    • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invert
  • Digital Inputs:
    • ADAT/SMUX Input, 8 channels, 2 Toslink connectors, 44.1kHz to 96kHz
    • MIDI input (USB-A type connector)
  • 8 Analog Outputs:
    • 6 Balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level
    • 1 Independent 1/4” stereo headphone output
  • Digital Outputs:
    • MIDI output (USB-A type connector)
    • Word clock output on BNC connector
  • A/D and D/A conversion: 24 bit/192kHz
  • 2 top panel high-resolution OLED displays
  • Controller knob
  • 6 touchpads for direct selection of inputs and outputs
  • 3 assignable touchpads to control:
    • Mute Outputs
    • Dim Outputs
    • Sum to Mono
    • Clear Meters
    • Engage Speaker Set (allows monitoring of up to 3 pairs of speakers)
  • Legendary Apogee sound quality
  • Designed in California – Made in the U.S.A.
  • Mic Pre:
    • EIN: 128dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150Ohm input
    • Max input level: +20dBu
    • Input impedance: 3KOhm
  • Hi-Z:
    • Max input level 14 dBu
    • Input impedance: >2MOhm
  • A/D conversion:
    • Max input level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
    • Max input level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
    • Input impedance: 5KOhm
    • Freq resp 20 Hz -20Khz: > +/-0.2dB (@44.1Khz)
    • Rel. THD + N: -106dB (@ 96Khz)
    • Dyn. Range: 114dB (A-weighted)
  • D/A conversion:
    • Max output level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
    • Max output level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
    • Line output impedance: 90 Ohm
    • Max output level headphones: 19dBu
    • HPH output impedance 30 Ohm.
    • Freq resp 20Hz -20 Khz: > +/- 0.05dB (@44.1Khz)
    • Rel. THD+N : -113dB (@96Khz)
    • Dyn Range: 123dB (A-weighted)

System Requirements
Mac OS:

  • Computer: Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
  • OS: 10.6.8, 10.7.5 or greater
  • Connection and power: Any available USB port on a Mac
  • Power: DC Power supply included


  • iOS version: 6 or greater
  • Connection: Lightning connector
  • DC Power supply included

iOS device compatibility:

  • iPod touch (5th generation), iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s, iPhone 4
  • iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2
  • iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini

Compatible Software:


  • Any Mac Core Audio compatible application
  • Recommended apps: Logic, GarageBand, MainStage, Final Cut, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One, Cubase, and Nuendo


  • Any iOS Core Audio compatible app. Recommended apps: GarageBand, Auria

In the box:

  • Quartet
  • USB Cable
  • Lightning iOS cable
  • Universal Power Supply with standard 3 pin-IEC cable
  • QuickStart Guide
  • Instructions for download of software and complete documentation

UPC: 805676301136 is a Canadian authorized Apogee retailer.

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