Tour The UAD Apollo X Thunderbolt Audio Interface - NAMM 2019

Four models of DSP-powered, Thunderbolt-equipped audio interface make up Universal Audio's flagship range. Here's a product specialist to show you around them.  

The new flagship Thunderbolt 3 audio interfaces from Universal Audio feature elite-class A/D and D/A conversion, new HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, Dual-Crystal clocking, Unison mic preamps, +24dBu operation, surround sound monitoring, and more. All in a sleek, expandable Thunderbolt 3 package for Mac and PC. We caught up with the team at NAMM 2019 for a detailed look at these powerful new interfaces.

Tom from Universal Audio explains the design decisions that went into the Apollo x6, x8, x8P and x16. The largest model's features include:

  • 18 x 20 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac and Windows
  • Flagship conversion with 133 dB D/A dynamic range
  • 16 channels of analog I/O via DB-25 connectors
  • HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing
  • 7.1 Surround Sound monitoring

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