Apogee Quartet 12-Channel USB Audio Interface for iPad / Mac / iOS - 4 Analog Inputs (Discontinued)

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$1,595
Apogee Quartet 12-Channel USB Audio Interface

Gearank Recommendation

The Quartet appeared on our recommended list for USB Audio Interfaces from November 2016 until January 2019.

Overview

The Apogee Quartet is a USB audio interface specifically designed for Mac and iOS devices, featuring four analog combo XLR/TRS inputs, four Apogee preamps, a Lightpipe input for expanding to 12 inputs, and it has a versatile set of eight output ports.

Still, the main selling point of this interface is its premium quality AD/DA conversion at 24-bit/192kHz, which compliments Apple's popular smartphones, tablets and computers really well.

All these features are packed into a desktop-friendly angled form factor with an intuitive interface that include an OLED display, assignable touch pads and a single main knob.

Specifications

  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/192kHz
  • Simultaneous I/O: 12 x 8
  • Inputs: 4 x XLR/TRS Combo, 1 x Lightpipe
  • Outputs: 6 x 1/4". 2 x XLR, 2 x Stereo, 1 x 1/4" Stereo 5.1 Monitor
  • Computer Connectivity: USB 2.0
  • MIDI: USB
  • 4 x Apogee mic preamps
  • Phantom Power: +48V
  • Zero latency monitoring
  • Bundled Software: Tracktion 4
You can find highly rated alternatives in our guides to The Best iPad Audio Interfaces and The Best USB Audio Interfaces.