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Apogee Quartet 12 IN x 8 OUT USB Audio Interface for Mac and PC


The Ultimate Desktop Audio Interface

Apogee Quartet is the ultimate desktop audio interface and studio control center for professional recording. Made for the musician, producer and engineer that wants the ultimate sound quality and studio control in a compact desktop form factor, Quartet features legendary Apogee AD/DA conversion, 4 world-class microphone preamps, USB MIDI I/O, ESS Sabre32 DAC technology and monitor controls.

With Quartet’s 4 Combo inputs you can connect microphones, guitars, keyboards or line level devices such as external mic preamps or a mixing board. Expand your system with 8 additional inputs via Quartets optical (ADAT/SMUX) digital IN. Quartet also includes 8 analog outputs – 6 1/4” balanced outputs for connection to speakers or outboard equipment and a separate, independently controlled 1/4” stereo headphone output. You can control up to 3 pairs of speakers or set Quartet up for 5.1 surround 

Apogee Quartet Highlights

  • AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz / 24-bit.
  • 4 analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices.
  • 8 analog outputs – 6 balanced 1/4” outs for speakers or outboard gear, 1/4” stereo headphone output.
  • 8 digital inputs via 2 optical connections (ADAT/SMUX).
  • Monitor control for up to 3 sets of speakers or 5.1 surround.
  • USB 2.0 High Speed connection to Mac or PC.
  • Direct digital connection with iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. 30-pin cable sold separately).
  • Software control of hardware parameters including input selection and low latency monitoring.

      System Requirements

      Mac OS:

      • Computer: Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
      • Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
      • OS: 10.6.8, 10.7.5 or greater
      • Connection and power: Any available USB port on a Mac
      • Power: DC Power supply included


      • OS: Windows 10 Enterprise, Pro or Home Editions (64-bit) 
        – Anniversary Update or greater
      • Driver: Apogee Maestro & Apogee USB ASIO driver
      • Computer: Windows PC with Intel Core i3 processor or greater
      • Memory: 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB Recommended
      • Connection: USB port on computer
      • Power: External power supply (included)


      • iOS version: 6 or greater
      • Connection: Lightning connector
      • DC Power supply included

      iOS device compatibility:

      • iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7,
      • iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5,
      • iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad (4th generation), iPod touch (6th generation), iPad touch (5th generation)

      Compatible Software:

      • Mac
        • Any Mac Core Audio compatible application or DAW
        • Recommended apps: Logic, GarageBand, MainStage, Final Cut, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One, Cubase, and Nuendo
      • Windows
        • Any ASIO compatible application or DAW
        • Recommended apps: Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Studio One, Cubase
      • iOS
        • Any iOS Core Audio compatible app.
        • Recommended apps: GarageBand, Music Memos, Auria

      In the box:

      • Quartet
      • USB Cable (Lightning and 30-pin cables sold separately)
      • Universal Power Supply with standard 3 pin-IEC cable
      • QuickStart Guide
      • Instructions for download of software and complete documentation


      • USB 2.0 High-speed Mac audio interface
      • A/D and D/A conversion: 24 bit/192kHz
      • 4 Analog Inputs:
        • Combination line (balanced +20dBu max)
        • Mic/Instrument (+20dBu/+14dBu max)
        • 4 Microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain
        • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invert
      • Digital Inputs:
        • ADAT/SMUX Input, 8 channels, 2 Toslink connectors, 44.1kHz to 96kHz
        • MIDI input (USB-A type connector)
      • 8 Analog Outputs:
        • 6 Balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level
        • 1 Independent 1/4” stereo headphone output
      • Digital Outputs:
        • MIDI output (USB-A type connector)
        • Word clock output on BNC connector
      • 2 top panel high-resolution OLED displays
      • Controller knob
      • 6 touchpads for direct selection of inputs and outputs
      • 3 assignable touchpads to control:
        • Mute Outputs
        • Dim Outputs
        • Sum to Mono
        • Clear Meters
        • Engage Speaker Set (allows monitoring of up to 3 pairs of speakers)
      • Low latency monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee’s Maestro software
      • Legendary Apogee sound quality
      • Designed in California – Made in the U.S.A.

      Mic Pre:

      • EIN: 128dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150Ohm input
      • Max input level: +20dBu
      • Input impedance: 3KOhm


      • Max input level 14 dBu
      • Input impedance: >2MOhm

      A/D conversion:

      • Max input level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
      • Max input level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
      • Input impedance: 5KOhm
      • Freq resp 20 Hz -20Khz: > +/-0.2dB (@44.1Khz)
      • Rel. THD + N: -106dB (@ 96Khz)
      • Dyn. Range: 114dB (A-weighted)

      D/A conversion:

      • Max output level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
      • Max output level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
      • Line output impedance: 90 Ohm
      • Max output level headphones: 19dBu
      • HPH output impedance 30 Ohm.
      • Freq resp 20Hz -20 Khz: > +/- 0.05dB (@44.1Khz)
      • Rel. THD+N : -113dB (@96Khz)
      • Dyn Range: 123dB (A-weighted)

      Brand: Apogee


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