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UA Apollo 16B Thunderbolt 2

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Apollo 16. Flagship Apollo Conversion
for Professional Studios.
The new Apollo 16 is an elegant update to UA’s premium audio interface — delivering enhanced sound with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording. Perfect for professional studios, this 18 x 20 Thunderbolt 2 interface offers twice the analog connectivity of the Apollo 8/8p — making it ideal for pairing with mixing consoles and outboard processors. Built on genuine UA analog design and next-generation A/D and D/A conversion, Apollo 16 also features powerful UAD-2 QUAD Core processing, letting you run the full library of UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time. With sonic performance that surpasses anything in its class, Apollo 16 rivals modular converters costing twice the price, in a sleek, powerful new package.

Key Features

  • Next-generation Apollo A/D and D/A conversion for professional music production
  • 16 x 16 analog I/O via DB-25 connectors — ideal for pairing with mixing consoles, outboard preamps, etc.
  • Onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core DSP allows Realtime UAD Processing
  • 18 x 20 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface for Mac with powerful Console 2.0 software control
  • Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD devices total over Thunderbolt (Mac)
  • Includes “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-in bundle
  • World class UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
Apollo 16. Features & Specs.
Audio Interface
  • Sample rates up to 192 kHz at 24-bit word length
  • 16 x 18 simultaneous input/output channels:
    • 16 channels of analog-to-digital conversion via line inputs on dual DB25 connectors
    • 18 channels of digital-to-analog conversion:
      • 16 line outputs via dual DB25 connectors
      • Stereo monitor outputs via dual XLR connectors
  • Adjustable reference levels for all analog I/O (+4 dBu or -10 dBV)
  • Two channels of AES/EBU digital I/O with optional sample rate conversion on input
  • Front panel pre-fader metering of analog signal input or output levels
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports for daisy-chaining other Thunderbolt devices
  • Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD devices total over Thunderbolt (Mac)
Monitoring
  • Independently-addressable stereo monitor outputs (in addition to 16 line outputs)
  • Digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs maintains highest fidelity
  • Front panel control of monitor levels and muting
  • Front panel pre-fader metering of monitor bus levels
  • Digital AES/EBU outputs can mirror the analog monitor outputs
UAD-2 QUAD Inside
  • Four SHARC® DSP processors
  • Realtime UAD Processing on all of Apollo 16’s analog and AES/EBU inputs
  • Same features and functionality as other UAD-2 products when used with DAW
  • Can be combined with other UAD-2 devices for increased mixing DSP
  • Complete UAD Powered Plug-Ins library is available online
Software
  • Console application:
    • Analog-style control interface for realtime monitoring and tracking
    • Enables Realtime UAD Powered Plug-Ins processing
    • Remote control of Apollo 16 mkII features and functionality
    • Virtual I/O for routing DAW tracks through Console
  • Console Recall plug-in:
    • Saves Apollo configurations inside DAW sessions for easy recal
    • Convenient access to Console’s monitor controls via DAW plug-in
    • VST, RTAS, AAX 64, and Audio Units plug-in formats
  • UAD Meter & Control Panel application:
    • Configures global UAD-2 and Powered Plug-Ins settings and monitors system usage
  • Other
    • Easy firmware updates
    • 1U rack-mountable form factor
    • One year warranty includes parts and labor

 

System Requirements

 

Thunderbolt Systems

UAD Powered Plug-Ins version 8.5

  • Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.10 Yosemite, or 10.11 El Capitan
  • 6 gigabytes available storage
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
  • Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)

For additional compatibility information, visit www.uaudio.com/support

 

Specifications

Note: All specifications are typical performance unless otherwise noted, tested under the following conditions: 48 kHz internal sample rate, 24-bit sample depth, 20 kHz measurement bandwidth, with balanced output.

System
  • I/O Complement
    • Analog Line Inputs 16
    • Analog Line Outputs 16 (not including monitor outputs)
    • Analog Monitor Outputs Two (one stereo pair)
    • AES/EBU Two (Thunderbolt 1 compatible)
    • Thunderbolt 2 ports Two (Thunderbolt 1 compatible)
    • Word Clock One input, one output
  • A/D – D/A Conversion
    • Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
    • Bit Depth Per Sample 24
    • Simultaneous A/D conversion 16 channels
    • Simultaneous D/A conversion 18 channels
    • Analog Round-Trip Latency 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate
    • Analog Round-Trip Latency with four serial UAD-2 plug-ins via Console application 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate
Analog I/O
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
  • Line Inputs 1 – 16
    • Connector Type Two Female DB25, Tascam wiring
    • Dynamic Range 119 dB (A–weighting)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 119 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –112.5 dB @ -1 dBFS
    • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR) 75 dB (10’ cable)
    • Input Impedance 10K Ohms
    • Input Reference Level +4 dBu (fixed)
    • Maximum Input Level (+4 dBu setting) +20.2 dBu
    • Maximum Input Level (-10 dBV setting) +6.2 dBV (unbalanced)
  • Line Outputs 1 – 16
    • Connector TypeTwo Female DB25, Tascam wiring
    • Dynamic Range 126 dB (A–weighting)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 126 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –118 dBFS @ -1 dBFS
    • Stereo Level Balance ±0.01 dB
    • Output Impedance 100 Ohms
    • Maximum Output Level +20.2 dBu
  • Monitor Outputs 1 – 2
    • Connector Type XLR Male
    • Dynamic Range 124 dB (A–weighting)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio 123 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –117 dBFS
    • Stereo Level Balance ±0.01 dB
    • Output Impedance 100 Ohms
    • Maximum Output Level +20.2 dBu
Digital I/O
    • AES/EBU
      • Connector Type XLR
      • Format IEC 60958 Type I
    • MADI (Not Implemented)
      • Connector Type Dual Optical SC-Plug (ISO/IEC 9314-3)
    • Word Clock
      • Connector Type BNC
      • Lock Range ±0.5% of any supported sample rate
      • Word Clock Input Termination 75 Ohms, switchable
    • Synchronization Sources
      • Internal, Word Clock, AES/EBU
Electrical
      • Power Supplies External AC to DC Power Supply, Level V compliant
      • AC Input Connector Type IEC Male
      • AC Requirements 100V – 240V AC, 50 – 60 Hz
      • DC Connector Type XLR 4-Pin Locking Male (Neutrik P/N NC4MDM3-H)
      • DC Requirements 12 VDC, ±5%
      • Maximum Power Consumption 50 Watts
Mechanical
    • Dimensions
      • Width 19”
      • Height 1.75” (1U rack space)
      • Depth, Chassis Only 12.125”
      • Depth, Including Knob & Jack Protrusions 13.5”
      • Shipping Box (Width x Depth x Height) 24” x 17” x 8”
    • Weight
      • Shipping Weight (with box & accessories) 18 pounds
      • Weight (bare unit) 8.7 pounds
    • Package Contents
      • Apollo 16 mkII Audio Interface Unit
      • External Power Supply
      • AC Power Cable (IEC)
      • Getting Started URL Card
      • Set of (4) Rack-Mount Screws

Product Videos

Introducing the Apollo Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interfaces 05:16

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