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.
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.
iOS iOS version 6 or greater
iOS Device Compatibility
iPod touch iPod touch (5th generation), iPod touch (4th generation)
iPhone 6 iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5
iPhone 4 iPhone 4s, iPhone 4
iPad Air iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2
iPad mini iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini
iOS Connection Lightning connector
Power DC Power supply included
Software Any iOS Core Audio compatible app.
Recommended iOS apps GarageBand, Auria
Mac OS::Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
Mac OS 10.6.8, 10.7.5 or greater
Memory 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
Connection Any available USB port on a Mac
Power DC Power supply included
Software Any Mac Core Audio compatible application
Recommended Mac apps Logic, GarageBand, MainStage, Final Cut, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One, Cubase, and Nuendo
In the box
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
Description USB 2.0 High-speed Mac audio interface. First professional multi-channel audio interface for iPad
Inputs 4 x Analog Combination Mic/Instrument inputs (+20dBu/+14dBu max)
Microphone preamps 4 x Microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain
Input Features Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invert
Digital Inputs ADAT/SMUX Input, 8 channels, 2 Toslink connectors, 44.1kHz to 96kHz
MIDI Connection MIDI input/output (USB-A type connector)
Outputs 8 x Analog Outputs via 6 x Balanced line outputs (+20 dBu maximum output level) and 1 x Independent 1/4” stereo headphone output
Digital Outputs Word clock output on BNC connector
A/D and D/A conversion 24 bit/192kHz
Front Panel Features Controller knob, 6 x touchpads for direct selection of inputs and outputs
Display 2 x top panel high-resolution OLED displays
Assignable Controllers 3 x 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)
Mic Pre EIN: 128dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150Ohm input
Max input level +20dBu
Input impedance 3KOhm
Hi-Z Max input level 14 dBu
Hi-Z Input impedance >2MOhm
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)
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)
|Manufacturer Product Code||APO0009|