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Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface w/Realtime UAD-2 Core Processing

The Worlds Most Popular desktop audio interface for mac and windows offers next-generation conversion with a sound that evokes the glory days of analog recording.


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Delivering enhanced audio conversion with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording, the Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII is built upon UA's 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship. Universal Audio has taken the original Apollo Twin platform and enhanced it to produce a desktop interface that is closer in quality to the Apollo rack interfaces. The Apollo Twin MkII features two Unison-enabled mic preamps, redesigned A/D and D/A conversion, and improved monitor functionality.

Unison-Enabled Mic Preamps

The Apollo Twin MkII features two Unison-enabled mic preamps, allowing you access to exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, SSL, API, Manley, and Universal Audio. An Apollo exclusive, Unison technology faithfully replicates the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres. The integration between Apollo's mic preamps and its onboard UAD-2 QUAD or DUO Core DSP Acceleration reconfigures the Apollo interface's impedance so you can tap into the classic sounds of the world's most recorded mic preamps.

A/D and D/A Conversion

Improving upon the original Apollo Twin's renowned audio quality, the Apollo Twin MkII's completely redesigned A/D and D/A conversion gives you increased dynamic range and ultra-low total harmonic distortion. Derived from UA's flagship Apollo rack interfaces, experience the same technology that be heard on hundreds of hit records in your own home or studio.

Improved Monitor Functionality

Whereas the original Apollo Twin offered limited monitor control physically, the Apollo Twin MkII has expanded on its monitor functionality and provides more control from the interface itself. Universal Audio has added a Monitor mode which provides access to controls such as TALK (thanks to a built-in talkback microphone), DIM (reduces monitor output volume level), ALT (switches the main monitor mix to an alternate set of outputs), MONO (sums the left and right signals of the stereo monitor mix into a mono signal) and MUTE (mutes the monitor outputs).

Avialble With AD-2 QUAD, DUO, and SOLO Core Processing

In addition to the popular UAD-2 SOLO and DUO Core models, Apollo Twin MkII is available in an ultra-powerful UAD-2 QUAD Core model, allowing more plug-in horsepower for running the most complex and convincing analog emulations on the market.

*Apollo Twin MkII includes the "Realtime Analog Classics" UAD plug-in bundle.
Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Bundle:
  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
  • UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
  • Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifer (Legacy)
  • Raw Distortion
  • Softube Amp Room Half-Stack (Softube Amp Room Essentials)
  • Softube Bass Amp Room 8x10 (Softube Amp Room Essentials)
  • Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • Precision Reflection Engine (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • Precision Delay Mod (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • Precision Delay Mod L (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler


  • - 2x6 Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac and Windows
  • - Next-generation 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion
  • - 2 premium Unison mic/line preamps
  • - 2 line outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output
  • - Up to 8 channels of additional digital input via Optical TOSLINK connection
  • - Improved monitor functionality including monitor remote functions and Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT monitor controls

Get your universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface w/Realtime UAD-2 Core Processing today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct!  

Things You Will Get:

  • Apollo Twin MkII Thunderbolt Audio Interface
  • Power Supply
  • Realtime Analog Classics Bundle

I would buy another one too


Man this is the best interface I have ever bought the quality of my music is amazing



Product arrived on time and in Excellent condition


The product arrived the exact day as expected and in perfect conditions. Thanks Sam Ash!



I would buy this product Again and again


Superb interface, the talkback is jus perfect, the sound from this thing, quad is definitely the way to go, I regiments buying this, I consider it to be the best desktop interface of all time, trust me, with every penny, dime and nickel.



Flying Solo is fine with me!


I already had an Apollo Duo Thunderbolt so I already knew what a great product it was, but they even improved the ADA conversion more to full transparency in the mkII. I did take a downgrade on the DSP to the Solo mainly because I'm in the demoing stages of mainly a rock ensemble music bed and that is plenty of DSP. But I bought an iMac Pro and this mkii matches the Space Grey look and I will be adding a UAD OCTO satellite for more DSP shortly as I move towards mixing phase. I'm very happy with the spot on plugins and the less colored DA on the mkii, and great service provided by Sam Ash A+!

Dietrick Hardwick

Pensacola, Fl


easy to use interface


The beauty of this interface, in addition to its sound quality, is how easy it is to use.

W. S.

Pittsboro, NC


Super good!


I'm using my apollo twin and is perfect! It was easy buying by samash by web. Thanks so much i also bought my taylor guitar there.

Alvaro Gonzales

Lima Perú


Apollo thunderbolt


Apollo upped the ante on the new Twin's. The converters are great and these are the best interfaces under a grand! Another really great thing....they have built in processors so when use use UA plugins, they do not bog down your computer like other formats tend to do.

Lee @ Sam Ash Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH


Best Interface Around!


Look no further, you have would the best one! This is the one to get. Great sound and quality, easy to use with no frills. What else do you need! I would recommend to a friend.


sam ash nyc


Crazily remarkable


Universal Audio makes great products and the new MkII of the Apollo Twin line blew me away. The new converters that have been implemented in it gave me a whole new tone that I didn't know I was looking for. The built in talkback feature makes things incredibly easy while I'm in the control room and my vocalist is in the booth. Thanks to Universal Audio I have obtained a new sound and new way of looking at interfaces in general.

Drew Hammerjohn

Indianapolis, IN


Amazing interface


This year Universal Audio updated their Apollo Twin models and the improvements are greatly appreciated. Instead of getting an Apollo Twin for a PC and one for a MAC, the new thunderbolt/usb 3.1 system now lets you use the interface for both systems. The new models now also come in a quad core version which makes recording even easy and allows for more workload to be taken off the computer and into the interface. A must have.


Edison, NJ

Apollo Twin MkII Desktop 2x6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface w/Realtime UAD-2 Core Processing

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Included Software Realtime Analog Classics Bundle
Outputs 2 line outputs; headphone output
Compatible File Type VST, RTAS, AU, AAX 64 format
Inputs 2 premium Unison mic/line preamps; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input; Built-in talkback mic
Series Twin
Model MKII
Thunderbolt Yes
Audio Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Optical I/O Yes
Warranty Info:

One Year Parts and Labor Warranty

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