At this years AES, Apogee Electronics unveiled Symphony 64, a 64 channel, 24bit/192kHz PCI Express card made to interface Apogee’s X-Series and Rosetta Series converters directly to Apple’s Mac Pro.
Next Generation Workstation
The Symphony System excels on several levels, the award-winning sound quality of Apogee’s AD&DA Converters, the groundbreaking power of Apple’s Mac Pro, and the stability and ultra low latency performance of the Symphony 64 card. This combination provides a flexible, stable, high-end solution for customers seeking a workstation compatible with any Core Audio application. And, because Symphony utilizes the power of the Mac Pro for plug-in processing, customers are spared the expense of a high priced DSP card.
Symphony 64 at a glance:
* 64 channels of 24-bit 192kHz Digital I/O per card
* Up to 128 channels of I/O per Mac Pro
* Near zero latency performance
* Connects directly to Apogee’s X-Series and Rosetta Series converters via the X- Symphony option card
* Apogee’s VBus – 64 channels (per card) of virtual routing between Core Audio applications
* Apogee’s SBus – 32 channels of 192kHz digital audio networking between Symphony equipped Mac computers
* Apogee’s Maestro Software for advanced control and routing
* Compatibility with any Core Audio application
Symphony 64 PCIe Card, Availability: October 2008, MSRP: $995*
Apogee is offering an upgrade program to customers who have purchased a Symphony 32 card 60 days prior to the release of Symphony 64 on October 3, 2008. All that qualify for the program can upgrade directly thru Apogee for $295.