All user reviews of 4/5 for the Apogee Duet 2
Apogee Duet 2 Review - The Duet at its Apogee?
About four years ago, Apogee launched a digital audio FireWire interface called Duet that offered two analog ins and outs. In the meantime, competitors have brought out some very interesting products, especially RME with its attractive Babyface. The brand with the violet logo couldn't keep its arms crossed so they launched an improved version 2. The verdict?
sw80's review"Upgrade from the original"
The sound is really good, and the unit is very easy to use. This unit does have phantom power and it is Bus Powered. The audio output types are 2 TRS, 1 ¼ headphone jack. If you have a bunch of different audio you need to get into your computer at the same time or you want it to be hooked up at the same time then this interface is not for you. It is a simple interface and it works just like that, simple! It is on the higher priced side of interfaces for such a small unit though.
The 2 mic preamps are really good. and they can capture some great sound from your source or instrument in stereo. With this interface it all depends on which Mac you will be using with it. If your computer does not have the requirements with the OS then you will have major driver issues with this interface.
This interface is small but powerful, you can pack it with you and take it anywhere you need it to go which is a huge plus for my setup which I try to keep pretty small. The display on the front of the Duet 2 doesn’t really have too much just some LED’s that let you see the input and output levels of what you have going through it. The quality of the Duet 2 is great, and it is small. If you can overlook the price you will be 100 percent happy with this purchase.
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Bess82's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good stuff!"
The card design is very functional e sublime (eg you press the big button to change the line / headphone / input etc.), very handy!
The drivers are on my iMac i7, 8 gigabytes of RAM, not always very stable. Disconnects the map alone, the computer recognizes it more. I am obliged to the disconnected and reconnected, sometimes repeatedly.
In six months I had a single update, not very effective.
Easy installation / quick
Config no prob
The manual is primarily on the internet and with Maestro software
I use it for 6 months. I would say the sound is simply stunning, extremely clear and well known with an atmosphere of Apogee. I had a lot of sound cards before, nothing compares. Here I feel my speakers, KRK Rockit, sing the tracks I play, the sound is addictive. Difficult to move on after the Apogee.
The two lower wholesale are: the number of inputs and outputs (2)
the price. I think it is very expensive for a card with only 2 inputs / outputs.
I would do this but with more choices of entry, the Apogee Ensemble for example, the day the budget will be there ...
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