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Apogee - Element 88 (16x16 Thunderbolt Audio Interface)

16 IN x 16 OUT Thunderbolt Audio I/O for Mac

Apogee's Element 88 is a Thunderbolt audio I/O box made for creating music on your Mac. Element 88 takes the best of cutting-edge Apogee gear like Symphony I/O Mk II, Ensemble Thunderbolt and Groove and puts it into a simple form factor.

With streamlined hardware features and advanced software control, Element 88 delivers the best sound quality of any 8 IN x 8 OUT audio interface under $1,500. Ideal for the producer, engineer or musician, Element 88 gives you all the I/O you need to record drums or a full band.

Features

  • 16 IN x 16 OUT Audio I/O box
  • AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz/24-bit
  • 8 analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices
    • 4 combination inputs
    • 4 XLR inputs
  • 8 analog outputs
    • 2 balanced L/R XLR outputs
    • 2 balanced 1/4” outputs
    • 2 1/4” stereo headphone outputs
  • Single port Thunderbolt connectivity to Mac for ultra-low latency performance
    • 1.41ms round-trip at 96kHz with a 32 buffer setting
  • Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 192 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
  • Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
    • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
    • SMUX: 8 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 2 Toslink connectors
    • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 192 kHz on 1 Toslink connector

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System Requirements

Mac OS

  • Computer: Thunderbolt-equipped Mac (iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Pro)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB recommended
  • OS: 10.10 or greater
  • Connection: Any available Thunderbolt port*
  • Power: DC Power supply included

*Thunderbolt cable not included*

Compatible Software:

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

In the box

  • Element 88
  • Universal Power Supply with standard 3 pin-IEC cable
  • Rack ears and mounting screws
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Booklet

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