Universal Audio Apollo x8p Rack-Mountable Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with Real-Time UAD Processing

$3,199.99

Key Features
  • 2 High-Speed Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • Up to 24-Bit / 192 kHz Resolution
  • HEXA Core Processing with 6 DSP Chips
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The Universal Audio Apollo x8p is a rack-mountable Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with real-time UAD processing designed for high-resolution recording and mixing for musicians, producers, and audio engineers in mobile production rigs and studios of any size. Delivering the sound, feel, and flow of analog recording with low noise and wide dynamic range, the interface combines versatile inputs and outputs, a robust plug-in bundle, and 50% more DSP than earlier Apollos. Additionally, its switchable headroom setting facilitates proper level-matching with a variety of audio equipment.

Designed to perform a central role in a modern studio, the Apollo x8p offers digital resolutions up to 24-bit / 192 kHz, plus an array of analog and digital I/O. The interface features eight XLR-1/4″ combo inputs connected to microphone preamps with Unison integration (for UAD emulations of classic analog preamps), two 1/4″ Hi-Z inputs, and a DB25 for eight line-level inputs. Each mic preamp boasts a switchable low-cut filter, 48V phantom power, pad, polarity inversion, and stereo linking. Digital I/O ports include 8-channel ADAT with support for S/MUX. Word clock I/O is provided on BNC jacks.

The built-in HEXA Core processing utilizes six DSP chips to enable monitoring and recording audio using classic analog emulations with near-zero latency. The included Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle empowers you with 16 plug-ins ranging from compressors and EQs to virtual guitar/bass amps and time-based processors. The included Console application provides control and recall of all interface and UAD plug-in settings including channel-strip presets, drag-and-drop functionality, and dynamically resizable windows. Core Audio and Windows drivers ensure compatibility with all major DAWs, including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, and more.

The Apollo x8p offers a comprehensive monitor section with talkback functionality and dedicated front-panel controls for Alt Speakers, Dim, and Mono functions, as well as input and output metering capabilities. In addition to the dedicated stereo monitor feed and dual headphone outputs, the DB25 8-channel output may be used for connection to power amps, active monitors, or an analog mixer. A total of four Apollos and six total UAD devices can be combined, allowing Thunderbolt users the ability to expand their I/O and DSP. The two Thunderbolt 3 ports are backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 via a qualified adapter (available separately).

General Features

Track, overdub, and mix with high-resolution A/D-D/A conversion and DSP-powered plug-ins
Selectable operating level of +20 dBu or +24 dBu
Integrated talkback and cues for easy communication and slate functionality
Built-in multichannel monitor controller with assignable dim or mono mode
Comprehensive front-panel metering and controls
Occupies 1 RU of rack space

Versatile I/O

18 x 22 audio interface with eight Unison-enabled microphone preamps, providing emulations of classic analog preamps with near-zero latency
Two front-panel 1/4″ Hi-Z inputs for direct connection of guitars, basses, or keyboards
Eight XLR-1/4″ combo jacks offer access to mic and line inputs
8 x 8 analog line-level I/O via DB25 connectors
Stereo 1/4″ monitor output and two independent 1/4″ headphone outputs, each with dedicated level control
Line outputs may be used for alternate monitor outputs
TOSLINK optical ports for ADAT I/O (supports S/MUX)
BNC word clock I/O with selectable 75-Ohm termination

Expandable

Combine up to four Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and six total UAD devices for expanded I/O and DSP
Backward compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 via qualified adapter (available separately)

Powered Plug-Ins

Includes Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle
  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp
  • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
  • Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
  • Fairchild 670 Compressor (Legacy)
  • Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Raw Distortion
  • Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • Precision Reflection Engine (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • Precision Delay Mod (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • Precision Delay Mod L (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler
SPECS

Universal Audio Apollo X8P Specs Connectivity Host Connection 1 x USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3) Analog I/O 2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TS Hi-Z Input 8 x Combo XLR / 1/4" Input 1 x DB25 8-Channel Input 2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Headphone Output 2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Monitor Output 1 x DB25 8-Channel Output Digital I/O 1 x BNC (Word Clock) Input 1 x BNC (Word Clock) Output 2 x TOSLINK / ADAT, S/MUX, S/PDIF Input 2 x TOSLINK / ADAT, S/MUX, S/PDIF Output MIDI I/O None Performance Frequency Response Headphone Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.05 dB Hi-Z Inputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.04 dB Line Inputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.04 dB Line Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.07 dB Mic Inputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.05 dB Monitor Outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.06 dB Gain Range Inputs: +10 to +65 dB Max Input Level Hi-Z Inputs: +12.4 dBu Line Inputs: +24 dBu Mic Inputs: +26 dBu (Pad On) Max Output Level Line Outputs: +24 dBu Monitor Outputs: +24 dBu Headphone Output Power 150 mW into 300 Ohms Dynamic Range Outputs: 125 dBA Hi-Z Inputs: 121 dBA Line Inputs: 123 dBA Line Outputs: 27 dBA Mic Inputs: 122 dBA Monitor Outputs: 129 dBA Impedance Hi-Z Inputs: 1 MOhm Line Inputs: 10 kOhms Line Outputs: 100 Ohms Mic Inputs: 5.5 kOhms Monitor Outputs: 100 Ohms Word Clock: 75 Ohms THD+N Headphone Outputs: -102 dB (0.0008%) Hi-Z Inputs: -111 dB (0.00028%) Line Inputs: -113 dB (0.00022%) Line Outputs: -119 dB (0.00011%) Mic Inputs: -114 dB (0.0002%) Monitor Outputs: -118 dB (0.00012%) Digital Audio Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz Bit Depth 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion) Latency 1.1 ms at 96 kHz (Input to Output) Compatibility OS Compatibility macOS 10.10 macOS 10.11 macOS 10.12 macOS 10.13 Windows 10 Processor Requirement Intel Core i7 Storage Requirements 6 GB Required Hardware Available Thunderbolt 3 Port Thunderbolt 3 Cable (Not Included) Available Thunderbolt 3 Port Thunderbolt Cable (Not Included) Internet Connection Required for Registration and Software/Driver Download Power AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC at 50/60 Hz AC/DC Power Adapter 12 VDC at 6 A (Included) Power Consumption 30 W (Typical) 72 W (Maximum) General Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C Physical Dimensions 19 x 1.8 x 13.5" / 48.3 x 4.5 x 34.3 cm Weight 9.0 lb / 4.1 kg Packaging Info Package Weight 14.5 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.1 x 16.6 x 6.8"

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Universal Audio Apollo x8p Rack-Mountable Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with Real-Time UAD Processing External Power Supply IEC Power Cable 4 x Rackmount Screws Limited 1-Year Warranty

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