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Apogee Sympthony MKI upgrade over RME UFX? Audio Interfaces
Old 25th November 2017
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Apogee Sympthony MKI upgrade over RME UFX?

Hi chaps,

I am currently using a RME UFX which I am basically happy with.
However, I know there is better converters out there.
Main purpose is recording electronic music such as drumachines, synthesizers, effects and the likes.
I want to add a Nicearizer soon for analog summing.

Now I am offered a Apogee Sympthony 16x16 MKI for quite a bargain and am wondering if this would give me a justified upgrade over the RME UFX.
I know specs are different with no direct-USB recording on the Apogee but therefor 16 I/Os instead 12 on the RME.

thankfull for every opinion

Old 25th November 2017
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Yes, go for the Apogee
Old 26th November 2017
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Some people complained about the noise of Symphony´s fans... Check that out before making the jump... (deal breaker for me actually)
Old 26th November 2017
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fan noise wouldn't be too much of an issue for me.. its in a rack anyways.
just asking for the straight conversion here
Old 26th November 2017
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If it's a single card slot 16x16 board, then the fans won't rev up. It's only when you fill both slots with different boards that the temps rise and fans become audible. I have the single 16x16 card and the fans are never louder than a whisper where you have to put your ear really close to the unit to hear it. The unit sounds amazing, go for it.
Old 9th June 2018
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Yes, confirmed. No loud fan noise with one card per chassis, at least in the Symphony Mk1 generation.
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