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Overview
Apollo 16. The New Standard in Professional High-Resolution Audio Recording.

Apollo 16 is Universal Audio’s flagship 24-bit/192 kHz audio interface, delivering world-class conversion with 16 x 16 analog I/O — twice the analog connectivity of the original Apollo model. This uncompromising FireWire/Thunderbolt-ready interface combines superior sound and flexible routing with powerful onboard UAD-2 QUAD processing. So you can track audio in real time through the full range of classic UAD analog emulation plug-ins — from Neve, Studer, Manley, Lexicon and more** — on both Mac and Windows 7.*

Key Features
  • UA’s flagship Thunderbolt/FireWire audio interface for Mac and Windows 7*
  • 16 x 16 analog I/O via DB-25 connectors — ideal for mixing consoles, outboard preamps, etc.
  • Realtime UAD-2 QUAD processing for low-latency (sub-2ms) tracking and mixing w/ UAD Powered Plug-Ins**
  • Thunderbolt Option Card for next-generation connectivity to compatible Macs 
  • Four stereo Cue mixes with fully assignable outputs
  • Multi-unit cascading over MADI merges two Apollo 16 units for 32 x 32 analog I/O
  • PT Mode allows easy insertion of outboard analog hardware in Pro Tools**
  • Virtual I/O feature for Realtime UAD Processing of virtual instruments and DAW tracks
  • Includes dedicated XLR monitor outs and stereo AES-EBU digital I/O
  • Includes “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” plug-in bundle.
  • Full recall of interface settings in DAW sessions via Console Recall plug-in (VST, RTAS, AU, AAX 64)
  • Full compatibility with UAD-2 DSP Accelerator systems
  • Flex Routing offers assignable headphone outputs, selectable pre/post Aux sends, headphone bus routing.


World-Class 24-bit/192 kHz Conversion
Apollo 16 brings a true “no compromise” approach to every aspect of its audio signal path. Building upon decades of UA hardware expertise, it features meticulous analog circuit design, top-end converters, and DC-coupled outputs — providing the lowest THD and highest dynamic range of any converter in its class. Specifically, the Apollo 16’s deep, wide soundstage, and its exceptionally open and transparent sound, makes it the ideal centerpiece for professional recording studios.

Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for
Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering
With its standard UAD-2 QUAD processing onboard, Apollo 16 allows recording in real time through UAD Powered Plug-Ins — with as low as sub-2ms latency — so you can monitor, audition, and “print” audio through stunning analog emulations from Ampex, Lexicon, Manley, Neve, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more.** Better still, Apollo 16's Realtime UAD Processing is also available during mixing and mastering, so that music producers can employ UAD plug-ins (VST, RTAS, AU, AAX 64) throughout the creative process.


High-speed Thunderbolt
Connection to your Mac

Apollo 16 offers compatibility with Thunderbolt technology on Macs via a user-installable dual-port Thunderbolt Option Card. Thunderbolt provides greater UAD plug-in instances, improved performance at high sample rates, and reduced UAD plug-in latency. Because Thunderbolt offers many times the bandwidth of FireWire, it allows studios to connect numerous devices in series with the Apollo interface — including hard drives, processors, and additional computer monitors — all with fast, flawless performance.


Hardware Design and Workflow

Apollo 16 boasts straightforward 16 x 16 analog I/O via convenient DB-25 connections — perfect for pairing with mixing consoles, outboard processors, cue/headphone systems, and more. Two Apollo 16 units can be cascaded over MADI for an expanded system with eight UAD processors and 32 x 32 simultaneous analog I/O, capable of handling large professional mixes. The Apollo 16’s enhanced routing capabilities includes four stereo Cue mixes with individually assignable outputs, and a “Virtual I/O” feature that allows Realtime UAD Processing of DAW tracks and virtual instruments.

Apollo 16 boasts numerous design details that give you a fast, natural workflow. Its Monitor outputs are digitally controlled analog, so you don't lose audio resolution when you adjust gain. More than 195 high-visibility LEDs provide full input and output metering, and with zero “hot spots” or light bleed. Finally, standalone operation means that you can use Apollo’s audio connections, and last-used DSP mixer settings, even without a computer connected.

Console Application and Console Recall Plug-In
The Console application is Apollo’s software control interface. Its intuitive, analog console-style design provides “realtime” tracking and monitoring with UAD Powered Plug-Ins — a feature not found in any other interface. Complete Apollo Console setups can be saved as presets, or even saved within your sessions using the Console Recall plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS, AAX 64). This enables hardware recall of all Apollo settings, even months and years after you last opened your session.


Deeper Integration with Pro Tools,
Logic, Cubase and More
Apollo 16’s Core Audio and ASIO drivers ensure compatibility with all major DAWs, including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, and more. The included Console application and companion Console Recall plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS, AAX 64) provide control and recall of all interface and Realtime UAD plug-in settings within your DAW sessions, even months and years later. A new “PT Mode” ensures that Pro Tools can take advantage of all 16 analog inputs/outputs for hardware inserts — and maximizes analog I/O in a multi-unit setup.

 

* Requires Windows 7 64-bit edition operating system and a qualified PCIe-to-FireWire adaptor. Thunderbolt option is Mac-only.
** All trademarks are recognized as property of their respective owners. Individual UAD Powered Plug-Ins sold separately.

Hardware
Apollo 16. Front & Rear Panels.

The Apollo 16 interface places all the most commonly used recording and monitoring features right on the front panel, for fast, direct access. Similarly, its rear panel provides all the dedicated, high-quality I/O needed for a typical production studio.

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Basic Setup

This diagram illustrates a basic Apollo 16 system. In this example, only analog devices are connected; digital I/O is not used.

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Key points for this example:

  • Either FireWire port can be used for the host computer connection
  • The Monitor outputs are connected to powered monitors (or an amp+speaker system)
  • DB25 audio snakes are used for connections to line-level audio gear
  • Although this example uses XLR connectors, DB25 snakes that terminate to XLR, TRS, or other DB25 connectors can be used

 

Thunderbolt Setup

This diagram illustrates how Apollo 16 can be connected to a host computer with the Thunderbolt Option Card.


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Key points for this example:

  • The Thunderbolt Option Card (not included) must be installed in Apollo 16 to connect via Thunderbolt
  • Either Thunderbolt port can be used for the host computer connection
  • A UAD-2 PCIe card in an external Thunderbolt expansion chassis is daisy-chained to second port in Thunderbolt Option Card
  • Monitors with AES/EBU input are connected to AES/EBU output
  • The “AES/EBU Mirrors Monitor 1-2” option is enabled in Console Settings so Apollo 16’s front panel MONITOR knob can control the volume level of the speakers with AES/EBU input
  • An external FireWire 800 device is connected to Apollo 16 (the Thunderbolt Option Card enables Apollo 16 to behave as a FireWire 800 hub)
  • Either FireWire port can be used for the external FireWire hard drive connection

 

Multi-Unit Setup – FireWire Host Connection

This diagram illustrates how two Apollo 16 units are connected together into an aggregated interface for 32 simultaneous analog inputs and 32 simultaneous analog outputs using FireWire to connect to the host computer.

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Key points for this example:

  • One unit is designated as the “Monitor” (the master unit – where monitor connections are made)
  • One unit is the “Expander” (the slave unit – with higher numbered I/O)
  • The Monitor unit is connected to the host computer via FireWire 800(either FW port can be used for this connection)
  • One FireWire 800 cable must be connected between the Expander and Monitor units(either FireWire port can be used for this connection)
  • One MADI cable must be connected from the MADI OUT of Expander unit to the MADI IN of Monitor unit

     

 

Multi-Unit Setup – Thunderbolt Host Connection

This diagram illustrates how two Apollo 16 units are connected together into an aggregated interface for 32 simultaneous analog inputs and 32 simultaneous analog outputs.

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Key points for this example:

  • Both units require the Thunderbolt Option Card to be installed
  • One unit is designated as the “Monitor” (the master unit – where monitor connections are made)
  • One unit is the “Expander” (the slave unit – with higher numbered I/O)
  • The Monitor unit must be connected to the host computer via the Thunderbolt Option Card(either Thunderbolt port can be used)
  • One Thunderbolt cable must be connected between the Expander and Monitor units(either Thunderbolt port can be used)
  • One MADI cable must be connected from the MADI OUT of Expander unit to the MADI IN of Monitor unit

Software
Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle

 

With the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, you not only get legendary compressors such as the Fairchild 670 Legacy and EQs like the Pultec EQP-1A Legacy, but also stunning guitar and bass amp emulations from Softube, as well as UA’s landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in.
UA 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ
The 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in will impart your tracks with the same legendary warmth and character of the classic hardware unit used to track everyone from Duke Ellington to Coldplay. By emulating the entire signal path, including tube amplifiers, transformers, and circuit nonlinearities, the 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in injects glowing detail and saturation to any signal — whether you’re re-amping or tracking through the 610-B via Universal Audio’s breakthrough Unison™ technology — the first and only way to truly emulate classic analog mic preamp gain stage “sweet spots,” and component-level behaviors at the input stage.

Softube Amp Room Essentials
Featuring two plug-ins — the Amp Room Half-Stack and the Bass Amp Room 8x10 — Amp Room Essentials gives you guitar and bass tones that can deliver the goods in any genre. Based on a vintage British half-stack, Amp Room Half-Stack yields legendary slabs of molten distortion while Bass Amp Room 8x10 offers powerful tones and features like a blend-able DI. Both plug-ins tout adjustable mic placement for fine-tuning your tones whether you’re recording in real-time or re-amping.
Fairchild 670 (Legacy)
The world’s most coveted compressor, the classic Fairchild 670 tube limiter will give your tracks and mixes unmistakable tube warmth and character. Whether you’re looking for subtle compression on a lead vocal, or grittier textures that can work on guitars, bass, or a drum bus, the Fairchild 670 plug-in will add a classic “glow” to anything you run through it.
UA Precision Enhancer Hz
Expertly dial-in your music’s low-end frequencies with the Precision Enhancer Hz plug-in. Able to yield exacting results with minimal adjustment, the Precision Enhancer Hz can add weight to kick drum samples, fatten up a synth bass, or simply make the low-end of your tracks more audible on smaller speakers.

1176SE/LN Classic Limiting Amplifiers (Legacy)
Get classic, ultra-fast FET compression from the world’s most recognized compressor. The 1176 will impart punch, presence, and character as well as its signature distortion overtones on drums, vocals, guitars, and bass. The 1176SE and its later LN version have graced countless recordings, from Led Zeppelin, the White Stripes, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Pultec Pro Equalizers (Legacy)
Universal Audio’s Pultec Pro Legacy plug-in combines the Pultec MEQ-5 Midrange Equalizer and the Pultec EQP-1A Program Equalizer, two of the most sought-after hardware EQs, into a single plug-in. The MEQ-5 EQ section allows you to boost and cut midrange bands with the same silky smoothness and personality of the original hardware while the EQP-1A imparts warm analog character to a single track or an entire mix — even when bypassed.
Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
With its gentle, program dependent optical compression and meticulously designed tube amplifier, the LA-2A is the go-to compressor for professional mixers around the world — especially for vocals. Incredibly easy-to-use Peak Reduction and Gain controls gives you the ideal optical compression sound for vocals, bass, drums and more.
CS-1 Precision Channel
Featuring the EX-1 EQ/Compressor, the DM-1 and DL-1L Delay Modulators, and the RS-1 Reflection Engine, the CS-1 Channel Strip provides all the tools you need for recording and mixing in one simple plug-in. With a unique smoothing algorithm for all controls and DSP conserving bypass switches built-in, the CS-1 packs a whopping punch into a small package.
RealVerb Pro
RealVerb Pro is a flexible, natural sounding reverb that is based on our own unique set of algorithms. Allowing you to design the room just as you hear it, the RealVerb Pro goes beyond the barriers of simply big/small or dark/bright, giving you our trademark, distortion-free, smoothing diffusion control and ultra-long reverb tail.

 


FAQ
Apollo 16. Basics and FAQ.

What is Apollo 16?

Apollo 16 is UA’s flagship audio interface, with 16 channels of analog inputs/outputs and Realtime UAD Processing. Apollo 16’s onboard UAD-2 QUAD processor allows it to run the full library of UAD-2 plug-ins — both in real time and in standard UAD-2 mode (inside your DAW). Apollo 16 connects to modern Macs and Windows 7 PCs via FireWire 800. A Thunderbolt Option Card (sold separately) allows Apollo 16 to connect to the latest generation of Macs via Thunderbolt.

How does Apollo 16 compare to the original Apollo?

The original Apollo was hailed as a breakthrough for its exceedingly open, natural sound quality. Apollo 16 uses the same A/D and D/A converters as the original Apollo, but offers 2X the analog connectivity via professional DB-25 connectors. The Apollo 16 also features slightly revised analog circuitry, including DC-coupled outputs. And the Apollo 16 is available with UAD-2 QUAD processing only, whereas the original Apollo is available with either UAD-2 DUO or UAD-2 QUAD processing onboard.

Does Apollo 16 work on Windows 7?

Yes, Apollo 16 is Mac and Windows 7 compatible, 64-bit compatible, and works with many different DAW applications. Windows 8 is not currently qualified, but initial reports are that UAD/Apollo software does work.

Which interface makes the most sense for me, the original Apollo or Apollo 16?

It really comes down to the kind of work you are doing, the gear you have, and the connectivity you want. Both products offer class-leading sound quality, sub-2ms tracking with UAD Powered Plug-Ins, and multiple connectivity options (FireWire 800 and/or Thunderbolt).

You can think of the original Apollo like a “swiss army knife,” with four clean, ultra-transparent mic preamps, two instrument inputs, two headphone outputs with individual control, and rear-panel connections including ADAT S/MUX & S/PDIF — so it’s got everything most songwriters/producers/remixers need to record great music, all in a single box.

Apollo 16 features 16 x 16 analog inputs/outputs via DB-25 connections, but doesn’t have mic preamps, headphone outputs, or direct instrument (Hi-Z) inputs — so it’s ideal for project and professional studios that already have an investment in outboard equipment like mic pres, cue/headphone amps, summing mixers, and/or a mixing console.

What are UAD Powered Plug-Ins?

UAD Powered Plug-Ins offer warm sonic qualities and character not found in other audio plug-ins. Our software engineering group includes some of the world’s leading DSP authorities, who undertake thorough physical modeling of classic audio hardware. This process means that we essentially “rebuild” classic analog gear in the digital world. So UAD plug-ins not only sound like the original vintage hardware; they behave like the original devices, at even the most extreme settings.

How many plug-ins can I run on Apollo 16?

The number varies depending on your system and how it’s configured. For a complete breakdown of UAD Powered Plug-Ins instance counts, check out the UAD Instance Chart.

What plug-ins ship with the Apollo and how do I add more plug-ins?

Apollo 16 ships with the Analog Classics bundle, which includes Legacy versions of the 1176LN, 1176SE, Teletronix LA-2A, Pultec EQP-1A & UA RealVerb (a $400 value). The UA online store has a growing library of plug-ins from brands including Studer, Lexicon, Manley, dbx, SSL, Neve, Roland and many more. So you can audition and purchase plug-ins as you go.

How does recording UAD Powered Plug-Ins on input differ from mixing with UAD plug-ins in the DAW?

Apollo’s included Console application is a virtual mixing console that enables you to insert UAD plug-ins as you record into your DAW (this is what we call "Realtime UAD Processing"). The Console application also has many powerful routing and monitoring capabilities that make collaborative recording sessions more seamless. Mixing and mastering with UAD plug-ins is the same as with any other UAD DSP Accelerator system. Simply pull up a plug-in in your DAW on the track you need, and you’re good to go.

Will multi-tracking with UAD Powered Plug-Ins cause the inputs to lose phase coherency?

Apollo has input delay compensation to ensure that all inputs are phase-aligned. You can initiate input delay compensation from the Settings menu of the Console application. This feature ensures that all of your inputs are phase-aligned when recording multi-channel material like drums, or when using multi-micing techniques. If you are not recording multi-channel material, turn input delay compensation off.

I already own a UAD-2 PCIe card and/or UAD-2 Satellite FireWire unit. Can I add Apollo 16 to that system?

Yes, Apollo 16 works just like any other UAD-2 device, whereby you can add Apollo 16 to a “group,” and the plug-ins will be authorized for all UAD devices in the group (including Apollo 16). Groups can contain up to four devices.

Can I combine two Apollo 16 interfaces together in the same computer?

Yes, you can cascade two Apollo 16 interfaces on a qualified Mac or Windows 7 computer, giving you a professional system with 32 x 32 channels of analog I/O, plus dedicated XLR monitor outs. One of the cool features of Apollo 16 is that two units can work together via MADI as a single system — integrating a single Monitor section, four Cue mixes, and two Aux buses of both units via the Console application.

I notice Apollo 16 has MADI I/O. Can I connect Apollo 16 to other MADI devices?

No, Apollo 16 cannot be used as a converter or processor with other MADI devices. Apollo 16's MADI I/O is used exclusively for routing audio between multiple Apollo 16 units when they are cascaded in a multi-unit configuration (see above).

Can I use an original Apollo and an Apollo 16 together in the same computer?

No, combining the original Apollo and the Apollo 16 in a single system is not supported. It is therefore better to build a system with two Apollo 16s, or two original Apollo units. You should not “mix and match” Apollo and Apollo 16 devices.

Can I get low-latency UAD plug-in performance with virtual instruments?

As of UAD software v7.0, both Apollo and Apollo 16 have a feature called Virtual I/O. This feature allows you to route the output of a virtual (software) instrument, or any other DAW track, directly into Apollo’s Console application — adding Realtime UAD plug-ins to these sources. Virtual I/O reduces the inherent latency associated with UAD plug-ins inserted on a virtual instrument or other track in the DAW.

How many UAD plug-ins can I use on Virtual I/O channels?

Each Virtual I/O channel in Console has four insert slots for UAD plug-ins, just like the analog and digital inputs. Virtual I/O channels are subject to the same UAD DSP constraints as other inputs in the Apollo Console software. There are other details on this feature, which you can read about in the owner’s manual.

Is Pro Tools 11 AAX support available?

Yes. Read more here

What are the advantages of using Thunderbolt as opposed to FireWire?

Thunderbolt provides greater UAD plug-in instances, improved performance at higher sample rates, and reduced UAD plug-in latency in the DAW versus Apollo 16's standard FireWire connection.

How do I add Thunderbolt to Apollo 16?

Apollo or Apollo 16 can be upgraded with the Thunderbolt Option Card for $499 MAP USD. The update is very simple; just remove two screws on the back of Apollo unit, remove the blank plate, insert the card, and replace the two screws.

What if I want/need to add UAD plug-in processing power to an Apollo 16 that has the Thunderbolt Option Card installed?

In this scenario, we recommend adding a UAD-2 PCIe card to the system via a Sonnet or Magma PCIe-to-Thunderbolt chassis. This will give you the lowest possible latencies and maximum performance.

Got questions? Contact us at info@uaudio.com to find out more.


Features & Specs
Apollo 16. Features.
Key Features
  • UA’s flagship FireWire/Thunderbolt-ready audio interface for Mac and Windows 7*
  • 16 x 16 analog I/O via DB-25 connectors — ideal for mixing consoles, outboard preamps, etc.
  • Realtime UAD-2 QUAD processing for low-latency (sub-2ms) tracking and mixing w/ UAD Powered Plug-Ins**
  • Thunderbolt Option Card for next-generation connectivity to compatible Macs (sold separately)
  • Four stereo Cue mixes with fully assignable outputs
  • Multi-unit cascading over MADI merges two Apollo 16 units for 32 x 32 analog I/O
  • PT Mode allows easy insertion of outboard analog hardware in Pro Tools**
  • Virtual I/O feature for Realtime UAD Processing of virtual instruments and DAW tracks
  • Includes dedicated XLR monitor outs and stereo AES-EBU digital I/O
  • Includes “Analog Classics” plug-ins, featuring Legacy versions of the LA-2A Classic Audio Leveler, 1176LN Limiting Amplifier, and Pultec EQP-1A EQ
  • Full recall of interface settings in DAW sessions via Console Recall plug-in (VST/RTAS/AU)
  • Full compatibility with UAD-2 DSP Accelerator systems

* Requires Windows 7 64-bit edition operating system and a qualified PCIe-to-FireWire adaptor. Thunderbolt option is Mac-only.
** All trademarks are recognized as property of their respective owners. Individual UAD Powered Plug-Ins sold separately.

 

System Requirements

For information about Apple Mac Pro (Late 2013) compatibility, click here.

  • (Win) Windows 7 64-Bit Edition w/SP1
  • (Mac) OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion or 10.9.x Mavericks
  • 2 gigabytes available disk space
  • Available PCI Express (PCIe) slot for each UAD-2 card
  • Available FireWire 800 port* for UAD-2 Satellite, Apollo, or Apollo 16
  • 1024 x 800 minimum display resolution
  • Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
  • Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host application software

*On Windows systems, Apollo, Apollo 16, and UAD-2 Satellite, a compatible PCIe to FireWire adapter card is required. See the product support pages for details: Apollo | UAD-2 Satellite

Operating systems not listed above are untested. Although untested operating systems may work, they are not supported by UA. Prior UAD software for older operating systems and discontinued UAD products is available in the UAD software archives.

 

Specifications

Note: See the Apollo 16 Hardware Manual for complete hardware information.

System

  • I/O Complement
    • Analog Line Inputs  16
    • Analog Line Outputs  16
    • Analog Monitor Outputs  Two (one stereo pair)
    • AES/EBU  One stereo input, one stereo output
    • FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b)  Dual ports
    • Thunderbolt (via Thunderbolt Option Card)  Dual ports
    • Word Clock  One input, one output
    • MADI Optical Ports  One input, one output
  • A/D – D/A Conversion
    • Supported Sample Rates (kHz)  44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
    • A/D Bits 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 up to four serial UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Console application  1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate

Analog I/O

  • Analog Inputs 1 – 16
    • Dynamic Range  119.25 dB (A–weighting)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio  119.25 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise  -112 dB @ -1 dBFS
    • Common-Mode Rejection Ratio  -75 dB
    • Frequency Response  20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.05 dB
    • Channel Separation (Crosstalk)  -138 dB
    • Input Impedance  10 Kilohms
    • Gain Settings  +4 dBu or -10 dBV (reference level is selectable in pairs)
    • Max Input Voltage (Reference Level @ +4 dBu, Balanced)  20.22 dBu
      (18 dBV, 7.94 VRMS, 0 dBFS)
    • Max Input Voltage (Reference Level @ -10 dBV, Balanced)  14.22 dBu
      (12 dBV, 3.98 VRMS, 0 dBFS)
    • Max Input Voltage (Reference Level @ -10 dBV, Single-Ended)  8.22 dBu
      (6 dBV, 2 VRMS, 0 dBFS)
    • Stereo Level Balance  ±0.01 dB
    • Connector Type  Two Female DB25, Tascam wiring
  • Analog Outputs 1 – 16
    • Dynamic Range  118.5 dB (A–weighting)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio  118.2 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise  -107.5 dB @ -1 dBFS
    • Connector Type  Two Female DB25, Tascam wiring
  • Monitor Outputs 1 – 2
    • Dynamic Range  115 dB (A–weighting)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio  115 dB (A–weighting)
    • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise  -105.5 dB @ -1 dBFS
    • Gain Range (Monitor Knob)  -INF to 0 dBFS
    • Connector Type  Two Male Balanced XLR (pin 2 hot)
  • All Analog Outputs
    • Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.05 dB
    • Channel Separation (Crosstalk) -120 dB
    • Output Impedance 600 Ohms
    • Stereo Level Balance ±0.01 dB
    • Gain Settings +4 dBu or -10 dBV (reference level is selectable in pairs)
    • Max Output Voltage (Reference Level @ +4 dBu, Balanced) 20.22 dBu
      (18 dBV, 7.94 VRMS, 0 dBFS)
    • Max Output Voltage (Reference Level @ -10 dBV, Balanced) 14.22 dBu
      (12 dBV, 3.98 VRMS, 0 dBFS)
    • Max Output Voltage (Reference Level @ -10 dBV, Single-Ended) 8.22 dBu
      (6 dBV, 2 VRMS, 0 dBFS)

Digital I/O

  • AES/EBU
    • Connector Type  XLR
    • Format  IEC 60958 Type I
  • MADI
    • Connector Type  Dual Optical SC-Plug (ISO/IEC 9314-3)
    • Format  AES10
    • Supported Modes @ Sample Rates of 88.2 kHz and Higher  Standard, Legacy
  • 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 Brick (Internal DC to DC Power Supply) 
  • AC 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  40 Watts (55 Watts when bus powering external Thunderbolt peripheral)

Mechanical

  • Dimensions
    • Width  19”
    • Height  1.75” (1U rack space)
    • Depth, Chassis Only  12.125”
    • Depth, Including Knob & Jack Protrusions  13.75”
    • 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 Audio Interface
    • External Power Supply
    • Apollo 16 Hardware Manual
    • 15’ FireWire 800 cable
    • (2) IEC AC Power Cables (USA & Europe)
    • Set of (4) Rack-Mount Screws
    • Universal Audio Product Catalog

Docs

Apollo Hardware Manual

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

Apollo Software Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf