Quartet Specifications

Apogee Quartet PCI Boards

System Requirements

Mac OS:

  • Computer: Intel Mac 1.5GHz or faster
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM minimum, 4 GB recommended
  • OS: 10.6.8, 10.7.5 or greater
  • Connection and power: Any available USB port on a Mac
  • Power: DC Power supply included

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iOS:

  • iOS version: 6 or greater
  • Connection: Lightning connector
  • DC Power supply included

iOS device compatibility:

  • iPod touch (5th generation), iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s, iPhone 4
  • iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2
  • iPad mini

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Compatible Software:

  • Mac
    • Any Mac Core Audio compatible application
    • Recommended apps: Logic, GarageBand, MainStage, Final Cut, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Studio One, Cubase, and Nuendo
  • iOS
    • Any iOS Core Audio compatible app. Recommended apps: GarageBand, Auria

In the box:

  • Quartet
  • USB Cable
  • Lightning iOS cable
  • Universal Power Supply with standard 3 pin-IEC cable
  • QuickStart Guide
  • Instructions for download of software and complete documentation

Features:

  • First professional multi-channel audio interface for iPad
  • Direct digital connection to iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
  • Works with GarageBand, Auria, MultiTrack and any Core Audio compliant app on iOS
  • Works with GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton and any Core Audio compliant app on Mac
  • Low latency monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee’s Maestro software (iOS & Mac)
  • USB 2.0 High-speed Mac audio interface
  • 4 Analog Inputs:
    • Combination line (balanced +20dBu max)
    • Mic/Instrument (+20dBu/+14dBu max)
    • 4 Microphone preamps with up to 75dB of gain
    • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and phase invert
  • Digital Inputs:
    • ADAT/SMUX Input, 8 channels, 2 Toslink connectors, 44.1kHz to 96kHz
    • MIDI input (USB-A type connector)
  • 8 Analog Outputs:
    • 6 Balanced line outputs, +20 dBu maximum output level
    • 1 Independent 1/4” stereo headphone output
  • Digital Outputs:
    • MIDI output (USB-A type connector)
    • Word clock output on BNC connector
  • A/D and D/A conversion: 24 bit/192kHz
  • 2 top panel high-resolution OLED displays
  • Controller knob
  • 6 touchpads for direct selection of inputs and outputs
  • 3 assignable touchpads to control:
    • Mute Outputs
    • Dim Outputs
    • Sum to Mono
    • Clear Meters
    • Engage Speaker Set (allows monitoring of up to 3 pairs of speakers)
  • Legendary Apogee sound quality
  • Designed in California – Made in the U.S.A.

Mic Pre:

  • EIN: 128dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150Ohm input
  • Max input level: +20dBu
  • Input impedance: 3KOhm

Hi-Z:

  • Max input level 14 dBu
  • Input impedance: >2MOhm

A/D conversion:

  • Max input level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
  • Max input level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
  • Input impedance: 5KOhm
  • Freq resp 20 Hz -20Khz: > +/-0.2dB (@44.1Khz)
  • Rel. THD + N: -106dB (@ 96Khz)
  • Dyn. Range: 114dB (A-weighted)

D/A conversion:

  • Max output level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
  • Max output level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
  • Line output impedance: 90 Ohm
  • Max output level headphones: 19dBu
  • HPH output impedance 30 Ohm.
  • Freq resp 20Hz -20 Khz: > +/- 0.05dB (@44.1Khz)
  • Rel. THD+N : -113dB (@96Khz)
  • Dyn Range: 123dB (A-weighted)
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