"Apogee's claim that the SE is their best sounding converter to date is not unfounded."
The Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II 2×6 Special Edition module receives a brilliant review in the latest issue of Tape Op magazine. Designed specifically for mastering engineers whose critical work demands ultimate sonic performance, 2×6 SE takes advantage of the latest advancements in digital and analog audio technology to offer inputs with 124 dB (A) of dynamic range, THD+N of -116dB and outputs with 131dB (A) dynamic range and an astonishingly low THD+N of -118dB.
"The new Special Edition 2×6 I/O Module for Symphony I/O Mk II offers the highest quality AD/DA in the Symphony line. The module can be added to existing Symphony Mk II audio interfaces or purchased pre-installed in a Mk II chassis. I won't rehash details on other Symphony products, but this Special Edition is a legitimate standalone mastering converter."
"Versus my favourite musical converter, I was genuinely disheartened by how much I preferred the Apogee. My converter seemed to have extra low end while the Symphony was smooth at the bottom. I believe the Symphony had a touch more in the upper midrange, but I would describe it as focused and clear rather than forward or strident."
"Now they are back for mastering types, and we should rejoice! Apogee's claim that the SE is their best sounding converter to date is not unfounded. Though you might find a converter you like more than this new Symphony, it would be for personal reasons. I can't find a single thing wrong with the sound quality of this unit. Bravo to everyone who contributed to the research, development, and implementation of this!"
The full review can be found in Issue #128 of Tape Op or by clicking here. The Apogee Symphony I/O MkII 2x6SE is available as a complete Thunderbolt or Pro Tools HD system priced at £2669 RRP inc VAT or as an expansion module for existing Symphony systems priced at £1699 RRP inc VAT.
Apogee is distributed in the UK/ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/apogee.