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Old 12-31-2014, 01:02 PM
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Default Re: Apogee Quartet vs UA Apollo Twin

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what additional I/O options does the Twin have over the Quartet? To my understanding, the Quartet has double to mic pres, as well as the 8ch ADAT option, like the Twin.. The Quartet even has a second optical in. Does this act as a stereo (two channel) S/PDIF input?
Only Thunderbolt.
Twin has 2 micpres, 4 Line OUTs, 8 ADAT INs
Quartet has 4 micpres, 6 Line OUTs, 8 ADAT INs, MIDI in, Wordclock OUT

The 2nd ADAT Ins on the Quartet is for higher sample rates from 88.2-96KHz.
In this case ADAT 1 Ins are for Channel 1-4, ADAT 2 Ins are for Channel 5-8.
At sample rates from 44.1-48KHz all 8 Channels come in via the ADAT 1 INs.
Unfortunately none of both offers SPDIF INs.

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The Quartet's industry standard converters and higher quality micpres than the Twin are definitely a plus
+1

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The only only advantage to the Twin, that I can see, is the dedicated UA plugs and the unison tech.
+1

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Or knowledge of another interface that excels at this price range?
This one is brand new, Thunderbolt or USB connected (both), very high
audio quality, many features and I/Os...a modern 003R plus even more features
4 micpres, 8 separate ANALOG LINE INs, 8 ANALOG LINE OUTs, 2 separate MASTER OUTs,
2 separate MONITOR OUTs, SPDIF IN/OUT, 16 ADAT INs/OUTs (2x8), WORDCLOCK IN/OUT/
THROUGH, USB 2, Thunderbolt, Ethernet, DSP Mixer+Onboard FX

MOTU 1248
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/1248


Another cool piece of gear is the RME UCX.
Very good quality but only 2 micpres, 8 ANALOG Ins, 6 ANALOG OUTs, 8 ADAT INs/OUTs,
WORDCLOCK IN/OUT, SPDIF IN/OUT, USB 2, FIREWIRE
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FirefaceUCX

IMO the new MOTU is a very interesting product which offers a lot for the price
and got a very high class sound quality. Itīs very new because there are not many reviews yet.

This is another MOTU Thunderbolt audio interface in the price range of the Apollo Twin which
many people use successfully.
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/828x


Hope it will give you some help and inspiration.

Once again all the the best and a musical 2015 to you,

VRW



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