If you are working with a 5.1 surround sound mix and would like to use Quartet as the main monitor controller, you would connect your 6 speakers to Quartet’s 6 outputs depending on how you have the surround sound outputs set up in your DAW. For example, in Logic, it defaults to:

Output 1-  Left

Output 2- Right

Output 3- Left Surround

Output 4- Right Surround

Output 5- Center

Output 6- LFE


These settings can be changed in your DAW. Once you have your 6 speakers connected to your Quartet, launch ‘Apogee Maestro’ from your Applications folder and go to the ‘Output’ tab and scroll all the way to the right. You will see an output control knob with a speaker icon next to it. Click on the drop-down menu and select 5.1. Once this is selected, you will be controlling the level of all 6 outputs simultaneously with Quartet’s volume knob. Muting the output will also mute all 6 outputs. If you want to change it back to the default setting for working with Stereo, go to the same drop-down menu and select Stereo.