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Apogee Element 88 – 16×16 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

$1,495.00 $1,295.00

Thunderbolt Audio Interface with 8 Analog Inputs, 8 Mic Preamps, 2 Balanced XLR Outputs, 8 x 8 ADAT Optical I/O, 2 Stereo Headphone Outputs, and Word Clock I/O – Mac

Available on backorder

Product Descriptions

Apogee’s Streamlined 16 x 16 Thunderbolt Interface

If you record music to a Mac, the Apogee Element 88 is for you. The Element 88 is a 16-in/16-out audio interface that takes the best of cutting-edge Apogee gear and packs it into a streamlined, cost-effective unit. The Element 88 gives you eight balanced front-panel analog inputs, two rear-panel XLR outputs plus two balanced 1/4″ outputs, two stereo headphone outs, and word clock I/O. Eight of Apogee’s world-class mic preamps are onboard, with selectable phantom power. For expansion flexibility, optical I/O is also provided with ADAT (8 x 8), SMUX (8 x 8), and S/PDIF (2 x 2) compatibility. Apogee’s Element Control software gives you remote control of your hardware on your Mac and wireless control via iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Superior conversion for tracks that blend harmoniously

Microphone preamps that can do it all

State-of-the-art Apogee clocking

Ultra-low latency Thunderbolt connectivity

Value-priced expand-ability for your Ensemble Thunderbolt

Apogee Element 88 Features:

  • 16-in/16-out Thunderbolt audio interface for Mac computers
  • Up to 24-bit/192kHz AD/DA conversion for recording
  • 4 front-panel mic/line/instrument inputs on combi connectors
  • 4 front-panel mic/line inputs on XLR connectors
  • 8 world-class Apogee mic preamps, selectable phantom power
  • 8 analog outputs: 2 balanced rear-panel XLR outputs and 2 balanced 1/4″ outputs
  • 2 x 1/4″ stereo headphone outputs
  • Single-port Thunderbolt connectivity with 1.41ms round-trip latency at 96kHz (with buffer setting 32)
  • Optical In — supports ADAT, SMUX, and S/PDIF: ADAT — 8 channels, 44.1kHz-48kHz on 1 TOSlink connector; SMUX — 8 channels, 88.2kHz-96kHz on 2 TOSlink connectors; S/PDIF — 2 channels, up to 192kHz on 1 TOSlink connector
  • Optical Out — supports ADAT, SMUX, and S/PDIF: ADAT — 8 channels, 44.1kHz-48kHz on 1 TOSlink connector; SMUX — 8 channels, 88.2kHz-96kHz on 2 TOSlink connectors; S/PDIF — 2 channels, up to 192kHz on 1 TOSlink connector
  • Word clock I/O (BNC connectors) for sync with other digital audio gear
  • Element Control Software for Mac provides control of hardware parameters, including Input gain, Output level, and low-latency monitoring
  • Element Control Mobile App for wireless remote control via iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  • Compatible with optional Apogee Control hardware remote control
  • Multi-unit Thunderbolt support for connection of any 2 Element units to your Mac
  • Connect any Element-series interface to your Ensemble Thunderbolt for Ensemble-quality I/O at an incredible price
  • Direct monitoring feature in Logic Pro X eliminates recording latency

Specifications

Weight 13 lbs
Dimensions 24 x 16 x 8 in