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Old 30th March 2011
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Apogee duet 2

Apogee DUET 2





Completely redesigned mic preamps and converters
4 outputs, Independent speaker and headphone outs
Balanced speaker outputs
USB 2.0 high speed connectivity
24-bit/192kHz recording
Full color OLED display
Configurable touch pads
Maestro 2 software
Breakout box (sold separately)
Redesigned Breakout Cable
Soft Limit



Breakout Box Accessory
Available as a separate accessory for Duet 2 is a solidly built, aluminum breakout box with 2 1/4” instrument inputs, 2 XLR microphone inputs and 2 balanced XLR outputs. The breakout box features studio-quality I/O connectors and includes a 2 meter cable for connection to and from Duet 2

Last edited by digigem; 30th March 2011 at 06:11 PM.. Reason: Accessory added
Old 30th March 2011
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SOLD! Hope it's released soon.
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Will this work with an ipad?
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Will this work with an ipad?


No , but will do 24bit 192k heh
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nice! I like the balanced outputs. that was much needed. I hope the rest of it is as good or better then the duet one.

whats the point of the breakout box? Its just adding instrument level right?

I have my own pres so I dont think I need this. its still the same 2 outputs that need to be used by my speakers anyways....?
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Link or it didn't happen.
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Link or it didn't happen.
Official Apogee site?
USB Audio Interfaces, FireWire Audio Interfaces, AD/DA Converters > Apogee Electronics

;-)))
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interesting

still don't think it's that much worth it to upgrade from the 1st generation to the 2nd. if i were to upgrade, i'd prob get the ensemble or something with more out's. till then, sticking with my 1st gen duet
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Looks great. Apogee site is slow as heck right now.
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Nice.....

I really wish Apogee or RME would make a true 4 balanced analog in/4 balanced analog out unit in a sub $1000 price range.

That is what I was really hoping for with this announcement. I guess it wouldn't be called the Duet though.
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price?
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price?
$595 according to the Apogee site.

Says it's available in April.
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Looks very nice, I can't wait to hear what the sound quality differences are. Until then, I'm hanging on to my original Duet...

But this begs the question, what will they call the second gen "One"? The One 2?
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I'm surprised that it doesn't have a thunderbolt port.
and only usb 2.0, is that wierd, or am I on crack?
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Will these ever be designed to work with a PC?
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Any real info as to whether this works with the iPad? I don't see why it wouldn't since it can run on external power.
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PC

Apogee is best buds with Apple, so probably not going to see this work with pcs.
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So why no midi I/O?
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If they could have added at least two more inputs to be able to run a stereo source (synth) plus a microphone. As is, one has to carry an external mixer.

And again no PC support. I work on both Mac and PC, having to buy two interfaces is annoying, I therefore probably buy a RME Babyface with more inputs, more or less equal quality, PC and Mac support and MIDI.
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Any real info as to whether this works with the iPad? I don't see why it wouldn't since it can run on external power.
Nick at Apogee just informed me that they haven't tested Duet 2 with the iPad yet.

I believe the only way to connect it would be with the Camera Connection Kit.
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i'm aroused.
i hope to see it soon.
the extremely big turnoff is USB.
USB sucks so hard.

so i'm not sure i would buy it.
no, i'm pretty sure i won't buy it.
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i'm aroused.
i hope to see it soon.
the extremely big turnoff is USB.
USB sucks so hard.

so i'm not sure i would buy it.
no, i'm pretty sure i won't buy it.
What's wrong with USB?
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Apogee seems to be cranking stuff out lately...but there's still a huge hole between the Duet and the Ensemble. Offer a Quartet for $750ish and I'd JUMP.
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Apogee seems to be cranking stuff out lately...but there's still a huge hole between the Duet and the Ensemble. Offer a Quartet for $750ish and I'd JUMP.
nah, let's just jump to the Septet. No out there has a 7 channel interface and it would be a pro audio first.
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I just purchased a Apogee Duet last month and a month later they come out with the 2nd one. i just saw this and called Guitar Center right away.

luckily they said i could return it and cop the new one after paying the difference in balance b/c i got one of those 3 year warranty's for 89.99.
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USB is unstable, slow, and depends on the processor while firewire has its own bus
(i don't know what that means, i just read it somewhere).
the problem is that you can lose data during the transmission if you processor is fairly loaded.
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USB is unstable, slow, and depends on the processor while firewire has its own bus
(i don't know what that means, i just read it somewhere).
the problem is that you can lose data during the transmission if you processor is fairly loaded.
You just have to wait and see the what performance is like before making conclusions. Apogee are claiming "improved low latency performance" with the Duet 2 (according to the promo video).

For comparison Focusrite is claiming latency is just as low on their new USB based 24/96 Scarlett range as the Firewire based Saffire range. Besides I've never lost audio data from using a USB interface for many years now.
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No buspowered operation like in the DUET1? Sorry, that's a dealbreaker...
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Looks like the Apogee Duet 2 will be around Β£399 in the UK.

http://www.musicmatter.co.uk/apogee-duet-2
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yeah, latency is a big concern, but it's not the point.
data loss if your computer is busy is.

whatever. so the big in&out difference is the now outputs and headphones are on 2 separate DACS?
this is not for me.

i'm a tad bit disappointed by apogee, they seems more toys-oriented now.
this is far far far away from the spirit that brought the original duet to us.
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