My Sweetwater Sales rep (Ben Porter) has been telling me about the Symphony IO since it first arrived on the scene. Of course it has always been out of my price reach. I started with Apogee Duet 1st Gen and was impressed, then the Ensemble and it too was awesome, then the price dropped on Apogee and I took the plunge.
THIS unit is light years ahead of anything I have ever heard. The Symphony IO coupled with my Focal Twin Be6's now give my studio that truly professional sound - NO BS!! I am hearing highs that I knew existed but could discern. And my low end immediately tightened up!! truly!!! I have been struggling with bass in my room - I have pretty great bass trapping and all but even with my ensemble - the bass always sounded...flappy, not tight and certainly nowhere close to what pro studios sound like? Well not any more - immediate gratification in the low end…in fact throughout the entire sound spectrum – I ran some XTZ Room analysis to compare and I can see from the graphs a huge difference.
Look, I wish I could tell you all that this sucks so you would not buy it and thus reduce my competition, but that would be a lie and just wrong. In fact I wish more people would buy a unit like this so I could quit hear crappy mixes J It’s simple! If you want your mixes to sound like LA or NY or Nashville – you need to make the investment – period and investing in the Symphony IO is a step in the right direction.
I have said it time and time again, THANK YOU Ben Porter – I actually cried (just a tad) when I put up Kansas, Blackeyed Peas, Aerosmith, Muse up and OH MY GOD it’s was the most pleasing thing I had ever heard!