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Apogee Duet 2 Now In Stock! The Best Just Got Better.

Published: Wed August 17, 2011  News Feed

Apogee's Duet is the most respected portable audio interface ever and has been instrumental in the creation of numerous GRAMMY winning records. Apogee Duet 2 builds on the incredible success of its predecessor by incorporating customer feedback, adding new advanced features and delivering even better sound quality than the original.

The successor to the massively popular Apogee Duet is back in stock (for now!). Bringing a better performance, better sound quality and packed with new advanced features, Apogee Duet 2 includes a complete redesign of mic preamps and converters, a full colour OLED display, configurable touchpad's and USB 2.0 connectivity in comparison to the original Duet's Firewire port.

If you're looking to make studio quality recordings on the move, or wanting to turn your Mac into a pro recording studio, Duet 2 is your best bet. It's portability means you can record anything musical on the go, as well as giving you the ability to mix and hear your recordings with incredible detail thanks to the 4 balanced outs (including headphone) and its independent speaker.

Explore Apogee's Duet 2 capabilities with the video below, or scroll a little further take a look at our comparison chart to examine the differences between Duet 1 and Duet 2. (It'll help justify the difference in price!)

Apogee One and Duet 2: What's the difference?

Features Duet
Duet 2
Computer Connectivity FireWire 400 USB 2.0 High Speed
Sound Quality 1st Generation 2nd Generation
Roundtrip Latency Performance 32 buffer @ 96kHz = 4.6 ms
64 buffer @ 44.1kHz = 7.23 ms
32 buffer @ 96kHz = 3.6 ms
64 buffer @ 44.1kHz = 5.8 ms
Power FireWire Bus Power USB Bus Power (DC power optional)
Sample Rate 24-bit/44.1-96kHz 24-bit/44.1-192.kHz
Input Channels 2 2
Output Channels 2 4 (Stereo headphone out & L/R speaker outs)
Speaker Outputs Unbalanced Balanced
Independent Headphone Out  
Microphone Preamps 2 2
Microphone Preamps Gain up to 75dB up to 75dB
Line Level Inout    
OLED Display  
Metering LED Segments Full Color OLED
Breakout Cable Design 2 XLR In, 2 1/4" In, 1 1/4" Out 2 Combi In, 2 1/4" Out
Maestro Version Maestro 1 Maestro 2
Phantom Power    
Phase Invert    
Soft Limit  
Group Inputs    
Mute Outputs    
Sum to Mono  
Dim Outputs  
Toggle Headphone Source  
Core Audio Compatible    

Apogee Duet 2 Artists

Duet 2 Panel Tour

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