The Element Series from Apogee are a range of world-class, MacOS only Thunderbolt Audio I/O boxes. The Elements are housed in an elegant and simple yet rugged enclosure, perfectly suited for any studio environment, be it in-home or professional. Cutting-edge Apogee technology such as Symphony I/O Mk II and Ensemble Thunderbolt are included as standard in this series. The streamlined interface means routing is easy and kept to minimum while the included Element Control software takes care of the details. Connect any two Elements to a Thunderbolt port on your computer to instantly increase the number of Analogue I/O available with seamless integration. Every Element has the following aspects in common:
The finest Apogee AD/DA conversion can be found in every Element, minimizing unwanted noise and recording in excellent signal quality, up to 192kHz/24-Bit. Each channel of an Element features an Apogee Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture preamp, an analogue circuit based preamp designed to dynamically optimize across a gain range of 0-75dB and offering low distortion and fine detail. Synchronisation of the AD/DA conversion is handled by Apogee superior built-in clocking technology, providing professional level Word Clock IN and OUT. A 1.41ms round-trip combined with Direct Memory Access (DMA) technology guarantees low-latency operation and rock-solid stability. Element Control Software for Mac enables all hardware parameters to be adjusted. This includes Input Gain, Output Level and Low-Latency Monitoring.
The Apogee Element 88 Thunderbolt Audio Interface I/O Box is a 16 In x 16 Out audio box with 4 Analogue combination inputs and 4 XLR inputs featuring high-quality mic preamps and 48V phantom power. There are also Optical In/Outs supporting ADAT, SMUT and S/PDIF.
The main features of the Apogee Element 88 Thunderbolt Audio Interface I/O Box include:
- 16 In x 16 Out Thunderbolt Audio I/O Box
- 192kHz/24-Bit AD/DA Conversion
- 4x Combination Analogue Inputs with 48V Phantom Power
- 4x XLR Inputs with 48V Phantom Power
- 8x Analogue Outputs (2x Balanced L/R XLR, 2x Balanced ¼” and 2x ¼” Stereo Headphone)
- Optical In/Out Supporting ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
- Word Clock In/Out via BNC
- Element Control Software
- Apogee Control Compatible
- Multi-Unit Thunderbolt Support for Connecting Element Boxes Together