Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II - 8 x 8 Thunderbolt

Multichannel Thunderbolt Audio Interface with 8x8 Analog I/O and 8x8 AES/Optical I/O - Mac
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Apogee's Next-gen Audio Interface

Since 1985, Apogee has been developing the finest pro audio technology, including the famous X-series and Rosetta series converters, the Big Ben master clock, the Trak2 mic preamps, the Symphony PCI protocol, and Symphony I/O. Now, they put all that experience into their state-of-the-art next-generation multichannel audio interface. Symphony I/O Mk II boasts Apogee's latest flagship AD/DA conversion, as well as ultra-flexible modular I/O that offers up to 32 inputs and outputs and a fast, user-friendly touchscreen display. If your audio production requirements put you on technology's cutting edge, you'll want to equip your studio with Apogee's Symphony I/O Mk II.

Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt at a Glance:
  • Harness the power and speed of Apogee Thunderbolt
  • A system that fits your present and future needs
  • Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt 8 x 8 features flexible modular I/O
Harness the power and speed of Apogee Thunderbolt

Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt fortifies your studio with the refined power of Apogee's latest state-of-the-art multichannel audio interface for Thunderbolt-based Mac workstations. Whether you work in your personal project studio or a professional recording facility running any native DAW, Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt gives you the flexibility of four base I/O configurations, and you'll have the option to expand your system up to 32 concurrent channels per unit - all with ultra-low 1.35mS latency!

A system that fits your present and future needs

Available in several different configurations, Symphony I/O has you covered whether you're running a home studio, a project studio, a scoring stage, or a world-class commercial facility. Apogee offers four basic I/O schemes: 2 x 6, 8 x 8, 16 x 16, or 8 x 8 with eight mic preamps. And it's easy to expand your setup as your needs grow. Featuring two module slots, your Symphony I/O Mk II system can accommodate up to 32 inputs and outputs of A/D and D/A conversion per unit. At Sweetwater, we're impressed with the Symphony I/O Mk II. Cutting-edge performance and flexibility, and amazing value - exactly what we expect from Apogee.

Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt 8 x 8 features flexible modular I/O

Analog and Digital Inputs:

  • Analog In - eight balanced inputs on one 25-pin D-Sub connector
  • AES-EBU In - eight inputs on one 25-pin D-Sub connector
  • Optical In - supports ADAT, SMUX, and S/PDIF:
    • ADAT - eight channels; 44.1kHz-48kHz on one TOSlink connector
    • SMUX - eight channels; 88.2kHz-96kHz on two TOSlink connectors
    • S/PDIF - two channels; up to 96kHz on one TOSlink connector
  • S/PDIF Coaxial In - two channels; up to 192kHz on one RCA connector

Analog and Digital Outputs:

  • Analog Out - eight balanced outputs on one 25-pin D-Sub connector
  • AES-EBU Out - eight outputs on one 25-pin D-Sub connector
  • Optical Out - supports ADAT, SMUX, and S/PDIF:
    • ADAT - eight channels; 44.1kHz-48kHz on one TOSlink connector
    • SMUX - eight channels; 88.2kHz-96kHz on two TOSlink connectors
    • S/PDIF - two channels; up to 96kHz on one TOSlink connector
  • S/PDIF Coaxial Out - two channels; up to 192kHz on on RCA connector
Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II Thunderbolt Interface Features:
  • Apogee's next-gen multichannel audio interface
  • Class-leading AD/DA conversion for Thunderbolt audio interfaces
  • Ultra-low 1.35mS latency
  • Flexible modular I/O
  • User-friendly 4.3" TFT touchscreen display and front-panel controls
  • Easy to expand your setup as your needs grow
  • Outstanding per-channel value
Step up to the state-of-the-art with Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II!

Additional Media

Audio Interface Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity Thunderbolt
Simultaneous I/O 16 x 16
A/D Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Analog Inputs 1 x 25-pin D-Sub
Analog Outputs 1 x 25-pin D-Sub
Digital Inputs 1 x AES (1 x 25-pin D-Sub)
Digital Outputs 8 x AES (1 x 25-pin D-Sub), S/MUX, ADAT, S/PDIF (Optical), S/PDIF (Coax)
Clock I/O 1 x Word Clock (In/Out via BNC)
Manufacturer Part Number SYM2-8X8S2

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