Even though there are two Symphony ports on the rear panel of Symphony I/O, only the ‘MAIN’ port can be connected to Symphony 64 or the Pro Tools HD Core card. Therefore Symphony I/O cannot be connected to Symphony and Pro Tools HD at the same time, whether it be one Mac Pro or two. Functionality for Symphony I/O’s ‘THRU’ port has not been enabled.
Yes. Symphony I/O features upgraded components with a shorter conversion path resulting in lower converter latency, more accurate clocking and even more transparency and clarity in recordings.
USB 2.0 offers the same great performance as FireWire with up to 16 channels at 96kHz. Also, with Symphony I/O connected to the USB bus, this allows for FireWire external hard drives to be connected to the FireWire bus eliminating any conflict between the two.
Any Apogee product that includes microphone inputs with 48v phantom power is designed to handle loads up to a complete short, or 14.1 mA. This will properly power any microphone.
Symphony I/O is compatible with the Pro Tools HD Native PCIe card while running in Symphony I/O’s Pro Tools HD Audio Interface Mode.