Apogee Element 46
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Apogee Element 46

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Audio I/O Box for Mac

Apogee Element 46 is great for any collaborating musician recording at home, on the go or in a small project studio.

With 4 analog inputs (including 4 world-class mic preamps), 2 headphone outputs and stereo speaker outputs, Element 46 is the perfect upgrade from an entry level audio interface.

Element 46 Highlights

  • 12 IN x 14 OUT Thunderbolt Audio I/O box
  • AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz/24-bit
  • 4 analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices
  • 4 combination inputs
  • 6 analog outputs
  • 2 balanced L/R XLR outputs
  • 2 1/4” stereo headphone output
  • Single port Thunderbolt connectivity to Mac for ultra-low latency performance
  • 1.41ms round-trip at 96kHz with a 32 buffer setting
  • Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
  • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
  • SMUX: 4 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
  • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 192 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
  • Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
  • ADAT: 8 channels 44.1-48 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
  • SMUX: 4 channels 88.2-96 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
  • S/PDIF: 2 channels, up to 192 kHz on 1 Toslink connector
  • Word Clock IN/OUT via BNC connections for syncing with other digital audio gear
  • Apogee Control Software for Mac provides all control of hardware parameters including input gain, output level and low latency monitoring
  • Apogee Control Mobile App provides wireless remote control of hardware via iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  • Works with Apogee Control desktop hardware remote control (Sold separately)
  • Multi-Unit Thunderbolt support – Connect any two Element audio I/O boxes directly to Thunderbolt ports on your computer
  • Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt expander – Connect any Element to the second port on an Ensemble

    System Requirements

    Mac OS:

    • Computer: Thunderbolt-equipped Mac (iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Pro)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB recommended
    • OS: 10.10 or greater
    • Connection: Any available Thunderbolt port*
    • Power: DC Power supply included

    *Thunderbolt cable not included

    Compatible Software:

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

    In the box:

    • Element 46
    • Universal Power Supply with standard 3 pin-IEC cable
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty Booklet

    Mic Preamps:

    • 4 Mic preamps
    • Gain: Up to 75 dB and advanced stepped gain circuit design
    • Selectable 48v phantom power, Soft Limit and polarity invert
    • EIN: 129dB (un-weighted) @ 60dB, 150Ohm input
    • Max input level: +20dBu
    • Input impedance: 3K Ohm

    A/D conversion:

    • Max input level (+4dBu ref/Mic): +20dBu
    • Max input level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
    • Input impedance: 5KOhm
    • Freq resp 10 Hz -20Khz: > +/-0.2dB (@44.1Khz)
    • Rel. THD + N: -110dB
    • Dyn. Range: 119dB (A-weighted)

    D/A conversion:

    • Max output level (+4dBu ref): +20dBu
    • Max output level (-10dBV ref): +6dBV
    • Line output impedance: 90 Ohm
    • Freq resp 10Hz -20 Khz: > +/- 0.05dB (@44.1Khz)
    • Rel. THD+N : -114dB
    • Dyn Range: 123dB (A-weighted)
    • Headphone Max output level:
      • 560mW into 30 Ohm
      • 90mW into 600 Ohm
    • Headphone THD+N: -107 dB with 600 Ohm load @ 19 dBu
    • Headphone Dyn Range: 117dB a-weighted