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Today, Apogee Electronics Corporation began shipping Symphony, a multi-channel PCI Express card designed specifically for use with Apple's Macintosh computers.

Apogee's Symphony PCI Express card is a digital computer interface that is based on the PCI-Express architecture in Apple's PowerMac G5 computers. Controlled by Apogee's Maestro software, Symphony features 32 channels of digital I/O on a single PCI-Express card format. And supports sample rates up to 192 kHz. Symphony connects directly to Apogee's Rosetta and AD-16X and DA-16X series converters via the X-Symphony option card, which installs in the slot of the converter itself.

With the ability to install three cards in Apple's G5, Symphony is the only connectivity solution that offers high end, professional users the capability to utilize up to 192 channels of audio simultaneously in a single computer, providing more than enough I/O for even the biggest scoring sessions.

"We are pleased to be able to ship Symphony, an exciting step forward in native I/O capability," says Betty Bennett Co-Founder and CEO of Apogee. "Symphony makes very high channel, high quality recording with Apogee converters a reality and offers this breakthrough at a lower cost per channel than any other option."

Symphony at a glance:

  • 32 channels of 24-bit 192K Digital I/O
  • Single 32 channel PC32 bi-directional connector
  • Direct connectivity to Apogee's Rosetta 800, Rosetta 200 and AD-16X and DA-16X converters via the X-Symphony option card
  • Compatibility with any CoreAudio software application
  • Apogee's Maestro Software for advanced control and routing
  • Availability: Now Shipping


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