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Thanks! that's one out of three
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I have the first Duet, and I'm still happy with it.

Will the breakout box work with the first Duet?
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I wonder how big of a step down the conversion is from the Symphony? This is making me reconsider my Babyface purchase

If the conversion is good enough, I don't care about the lack of digital I/O. That's what I'd want SPDIF for anyway is to use my Lavry Blue/Black.

Good news on being able to bypass the preamp.
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Am I the only one who's still missing the digital i/o? RME's Babyface has adat/spdif and the awesome TotalMix software in the same price range and 10ins/12outs (even it isn't looking that stylish )
So Apogee tries to beat the RME duet copy with a more stylish successor but less features?
Many of us speculate that they don't have digital I/O because then it could be used without a Mac. Again, that's just speculation.
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Yeah, I had initially read the release as 4-in/4-out and was immediately going for my wallet, then re-read and was disappointed.

I'm willing to pay the premium for Apogee quality, I don't need an Ensemble, but I need more than a Duet (I have one and love it, but if I'm going to upgrade I'd be upgrading for more inputs.)
I pretty read it the same way at first, just got really excited. 4 channels would be great.....as far as a new generation goes, so what, they made great products. Steven Wilson from Porcupine Tree is still rocking the Apogee Trak2.

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I do hope the sound quality is significantly better than the Duet 1. Not that it was bad but I think the rme babyface is better: not as colored but more detailed. I have heard from some users that the babyface actually sounds better than the fireface 400/UC although rme claims they sound identical.
Has anyone had experience with both the babyface and fireface 400?
Ups, that's a bit off topic... . Anyhow I'm looking forward to the new Duet:-).
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Many of us speculate that they don't have digital I/O because then it could be used without a Mac. Again, that's just speculation.
Ahh, this would explain that. But come on, we live in a digital world in 2011. Every shappy china-made audio interface toy has a digital I/O today. And for the price of 600$ a professional interface should have this, too. Maybe I'm too demanding...
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Maybe and hopefully Duet 2 is MADE IN USA?
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Maybe and hopefully Duet 2 is MADE IN USA?
Why wouldn't it be? Duet #1 is made in USA........
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Maybe and hopefully Duet 2 is MADE IN USA?
Why would that make it sound even better?
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Maybe and hopefully Duet 2 is MADE IN USA?
Duet 2 was designed and Made in the USA.

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Looks great, I listened to the vid through my DUET (1).

I'm sure many will welcome USB2.0 connectivity.

I'm still holding out for MIKE, when is that going to be available?
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No buspowered operation like in the DUET1? Sorry, that's a dealbreaker...
on the spec sheet it says "USB Bus Power (DC Power optional)"
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REAL 4 outputs?

hmm.

i love it.

i already love mu duet 1

but after every sign "4 outputs" there is headphones note.

is it true 4 outs or just two mirrored with separate volume control?

will those 4 outs b avalible in DAW as "duet2 out 1-2" and "duet2 out 3-4" ???

Makes me wonder also how related these converters are to the converters in symphony?
if 8io is $2000, 2 is $500?
am i looking right at this simple math?
leaves almost $200 for digital pre amp and body.... and how much does the digital preamp costs to manufacture....?

All that being said, al im asking could we possibly be looking @ portable symphony here?
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I'm not sure if this is possible, but couldn't you use the built in spdif on all macs as a digital input side by side the duet?
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not sure why i would ever want that?
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I do hope the sound quality is significantly better than the Duet 1. Not that it was bad but I think the rme babyface is better: not as colored but more detailed. I have heard from some users that the babyface actually sounds better than the fireface 400/UC although rme claims they sound identical.
Has anyone had experience with both the babyface and fireface 400?
Ups, that's a bit off topic... . Anyhow I'm looking forward to the new Duet:-).
The Duet is ANYTHING but colored.

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The Duet is ANYTHING but colored.

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I think the old duet sounds like the signal is slightly compressed.
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I think it sounds as open and detailed as can be. If it has a fault it's a lack of the "solid" bottom that I hear from the Rosetta series and the new Avid IOs.

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Maybe when this hits the shelves the old one still drop in price. I think I'll snag one of those for the firewire alone .

Is that crazy? I feel like apogee should have given us a duet 2 with thunderbolt I/O.

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No Digital I/O is a big miss. Many folks need a 2 i/o basically for most tracking, but the ability to use an ADAT I/O along with it is a must for folks that do the occasional Drum Tracking. The Babyface has this. 10 I/O is plenty for most project home studios especially with so many Drum Replacement Plugins on the market.
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FWIW, since PT9 allows me to use any interface I've kept my eye on what is available, and this and the MOTU audio express are looking nice for a small portable interface. I think this one is pulling me away from the MOTU.
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Maybe when this hits the shelves the old one still drop in price. I think I'll snag one of those for the firewire alone .

Is that crazy? I feel like apogee should have given us a duet 2 with thunderbolt I/O.

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Gonna be selling my Duet, which is only about a month old, never even registered, as new with box....

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yeah, latency is a big concern, but it's not the point.
data loss if your computer is busy is.

whatever. so the big in&out difference is the now outputs and headphones are on 2 separate DACS?
this is not for me.

i'm a tad bit disappointed by apogee, they seems more toys-oriented now.
this is far far far away from the spirit that brought the original duet to us.
nothing wrong with USB on a MAC. Never losing data even at 100% CPU.
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The reason I wouldn't buy the duet is lack of midi and adat IO.
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Still no thoughts about 4 outputs?
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I kinda want one. Nothing to do with my mastering studio but for my own stuff I like to track in my living room (acoustic guitar mainly, big open room with wood floors, sounds great). Current setup is Okava MK012's (Joly modded)->Duet 1->Macbook->Reaper. I wonder how much better the Duet 2 sounds over the Duet 1. Hmmmmmm, who wants to buy a Duet 1?
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Still no thoughts about 4 outputs?
The web page states that the heaphones are independent from the main outputs (1&2 + 3&4)
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