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The Swiss Army Knife of ADA converters - Reviews Apogee Symphony I/O

What characteristics have motivated your choice?

Flexibility of use, simplicity and sound quality

For what purpose?
Main / I converter 16 O for tracking and monitoring

What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard, ...)? I use interface with two cards that gives me 16 I / O analog and 16 digital I / O (8x AES / EBU, ADAT 8x).
2012 OEM, USB connection or Thunderbolt iMac on Cubase / Protools

Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? I used to stand alone as well as in the main listening configuratrion taken multitrack DAW with exterior preamps

Highly flexible system that provides the ability to adapt to any system. Choose the type of cards according to your config, only pay for what you actually need (pre, number of input / output). Lets be configured up to 32 I / O with a single unit! Can also work with the new map / ProTools HD interface native thunderbolt.

The sound of the converters is not quite clear (if you want absolute transparency rather see side Mytek) but the quality and are made of excellent quality with a light color that personally suits me very well.


The drivers are stable? Yes, very few crashes

Are they often updated? Periodically, we receive notification of updates as soon as new drivers are available

What software do you use most often? Cubase, ProTools

What you get lag? <10ms

How many tracks you get record / playback simultaneously? 16 simultaneous tracks obtained so far


The installation is done it without problems? Absolutely

Have you experienced any incompatibilities? Not so far

The general configuration is easy? A breeze

The manual is clear and sufficient? Manual easy to use online and made regular days


How long have you use it? About 2 years

What is the particular feature you like best and least? The +: flexibility (see above). The -: from the price of the cards, I'm still looking ...

Have you tried many other models before buying it? RME converters and Focurite

How would you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice? ...
It's expensive, but I would do this choice hesitate san