Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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5.0

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Universal Audio Apollo Twin is a revolutionary interface with blazing fast connectivity and friendly desktop simplicity. Get it from Sam Ash at the lowest possible price with fast, free delivery.

If you want to learn more, check out the Apollo Twin manual under our "More Info" tab

The Universal Audio Apollo Twin sets a new standard for desktop audio interfaces. It combines innovative mic preamp technology and audio conversion with access to the full-range of real-time UAD Powered Plug-ins, resulting in recordings with detail, depth and clarity that you’ve probably not witnessed before. When you integrate superior hardware design with world-class processing tools your recording and mixing session quality and performance is greatly elevated. Now, with the Universal Audio Apollo Twin you can have that power and ability in a small, elegant desktop unit, with the unbelievable speed you get from Thunderbolt connectivity.

UAD-2 Duo onboard means Dual SHARC chip processors to help run more plugins, lower latency and to lighten your computers workload.

Features:
  • DUO DSP processing version

  • Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface with world-class 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion

  • Realtime UAD Processing for tracking through vintage Compressors, EQs, Tape Machines, Mic Preamps, and Guitar Amp plug-ins with near-zero (sub-2ms) latency

  • Thunderbolt connection for blazing-fast PCIe speed and rock-solid performance on modern Macs

  • New Unison™ technology offers stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preamps

  • 2 premium mic/line preamps; 2 line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output

  • 2 digitally controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levels

  • Up to 8 channels of additional digital input via Optical connection

  • Uncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build quality

  • Includes "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle:
   Legacy editions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler
   1176LN Limiting Amplifier
   Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer
   Softube Amp Room Essentials
   610-B Tube Preamp, and more

  • Runs UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Audio Units, VST, RTAS & AAX 64 in all major DAWs

  • Requires Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or 10.9 Mavericks

Things You Will Get:

    Apollo Twin DUO 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface
    "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD Plug-in Bundle
    AC Adapter
    Owner's Manual
Interface Type Thunderbolt
Mic Preamps 2
Audio Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Analog Inputs Rear XLR/TRS x 2, Front Hi-Z x 1
Analog Outputs Monitor L&R, Line x 2, Headphone
Digital Inputs 8
Digital Outputs 2
Built-in DSP Yes
Optical I/O Yes
Phantom Power Yes
Dimensions 6.5 x 1.5 x 6 inches (WxHxD)
Weight .
Series Apollo Twin
Model Apollo Twin DUO

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Universal AudioApollo Twin DUO 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface
 
5.0

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5.0

Amazing little interface

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from Indianapolis, IN

Staff Reviewer

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        Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

        simple to set up. Fantastic, clear, low noise. Stepping up into Apollo just improved my sound going in and coming out. This Guy is such a powerful little interface. If you're looking to upgrade and get into a new interface definitely give this guy a look. This is a real hands on product review from Andy@ Sam Ash Indianapolis

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        5.0

        Perfect interface for Mac

        By 

        from Columbus, OH

        Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

        The UA Apollo Twin DUO is perhaps the easiest interface to use that offers the users the maximum amount of capabilities. Not only does it compliment Mac machines in functionality, it is also supremely visually appealing. Thunderbolt ready, like most Apple products, the DUO is ready to roll out of the box. Does require Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or 10.9 Mavericks so be sure to keep that in mind. If you're looking for the perfect recording compliment to your new Mac, this is it.

        This is a real hands on product review from Christian @ Sam Ash Columbus.

         
        5.0

        The ultimate Mac interface

        By 

        from Southern California

        Staff Reviewer

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        • Features
        • Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Studio

          Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

          The Apollo twin provides you with a thunder bolt interface for a fast connection. It has 2 mic preamps with 8 total inputs. The simple design offers you only the features you need such as phantom power, optical in and out, and built in DSP. This is a real hands-on product review from David @ Sam Ash Ontario.

           
          5.0

          Love the UA stuff!

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          from White Plains, NY

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Big Monitor Knob
          • build well
          • Compact
          • Expandable
          • Great sound
          • Plug-ins

          Cons

          • Lack Of Built In Inputs

          Best Uses

          • Live Sound Recording
          • Mobile Recording
          • Small studios

          Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

          Universal Audio has really been putting out some great stuff recently. This piece is such a cool piece of gear for a project studio. Not only do you get a quality interface, but you also get access to UA's AWESOME plug-ins. It's kinda a bummer that this only has 2 mic inputs, but it's pretty incredible that it's expandable via ADAT. In general I really like this piece for smaller studios and mobile rigs. It's quality and it's built well. And the Big knob is the best! ;)

          This is a real hands on product review from Chris O'Neil @ Sam Ash White Plains

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          5.0

          Top of the line

          By 

          from Cincinnati,OH

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Ease of Use
          • Features
          • Functions
          • Sound
          • Speed

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

            absolutely the best i've used for clarity and speed. This is a great twin interface and top of the line all the way. I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

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            5.0

            Best 2 channel interface

            By 

            from Canoga Park, CA

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                  Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

                  This is super powerful for a tiny unit. It's portable and it's easy to set up. The mic pres are really, really good, better than anything you'd get inside another interface.

                  This is a real hands-on review from Josh @ Sam Ash, Canoga Park, CA.

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                  5.0

                  Amazing small interface!

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                  from Queens, NY

                  Staff Reviewer

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                        Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

                        The Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface is deceiving for it's size. You may look at it and think it's smaller and therefore not as good as some of the cheaper larger units, but that's wrong. And the plugins on this unit are amazingly awesme as well.

                        "This is a real hands on product review from Scott @ Sam Ash Queens"

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                        5.0

                        The Apollo in a more compact package!

                        By 

                        from King of Prussia

                        Staff Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Portable
                        • Sounds Great

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Recording
                          • Producers
                          • Singer Songwriters

                          Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

                          The Universal Audio Apollo-now in a more compact format for those who don't need a lot of I/O! This smaller Apollo still packs a punch. The chassis is solid and durable! The mic preamps sound amazing! There are 4 line outputs for monitors and auxiliary mixes. There is an optical port for expanding your inputs. There are 2 sharc chips that allow you to track and mix with your Universal Audio plug ins in real time, taking the load off of your CPU. This is a real hands on product review from Ryan@ Sam Ash King of Prussia.

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                          5.0

                          Compact Powerhouse

                          By 

                          from Springfield

                          Staff Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Dual Processor
                          • Great Plug Ins
                          • Nice Converters
                          • Thunderbolt

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Recording
                            • Mobile Recording
                            • Pro Voice Overs

                            Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

                            If you want a compact interface with a built in processor for plug ins and the speed of Thunderbolt, this is your answer! At just $899.99 you get a lot of high quality software plugins and a fabulous interface.

                             
                            5.0

                            Apollo because its' out of this world!

                            By 

                            from Ontario, CA

                            Staff Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Affordable
                            • Easy to use
                            • Great sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Recording

                              Comments about Universal Audio Apollo Twin DUO 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface:

                              That was a lame title right?....

                              I am a guitar player first and have NEVER been happy with my guitar sound until last night when I ran it through my studio monitors instead the headphones for the first time. I was blown away!! The comp/limiter and reverb sims are incredible. The signal routing flexibility is amazing.

                              The math is simple. You can either pay thousands of dollars (maybe 10's of thousands) on high end gear and/or studio time OR you can buy the "expensive" little interface that literally does it all.

                              A hands on reviewer, Sam Ash #41

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