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Apollo twin mkii VS apollo x6 that much better?
Old 12th October 2019
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Apollo twin mkii VS apollo x6 that much better?

hi I'm know about to purchase one of these two.... I've changed my whole system to MAC MINI 2018 i7 64gb ram and I have a hard time to decide
between twin Mk2 (TB2)
Apollo X6 (TB3)
does the 1200$ difference worth it?
if not I could buy mkii and get plugins with that money...
if u have both please share your experience
Old 13th October 2019
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Old 13th October 2019
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Do you need more inputs and outputs than the twin has to offer?
Old 13th October 2019
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You should consider the Arrow. It's Thunderbolt 3 so it will plug into your new mac without an adapter. Seems like the differences are pretty stark! Do you need the I/O on the X6? That's really the question. Answer that and you'll know.

Steve
Old 13th October 2019
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Originally Posted by thismercifulfate View Post
Do you need more inputs and outputs than the twin has to offer?

I need 4 mono 1 STEREO for my synth and 1 mic In witch is why I was looking at these
option

option 1
twin mk2 (used) +behringer 8200 (adat) for estra in for my synth

option 2
Apollo 8 mk2 ( same price as above and all the function in one box)
TB2

option 3
apollo x6 (new)
twice the price of a used Apollo mk2
with all the io's & functions I need...
TB3

thats why I want to be sure that price tag deference is justifiable...
Old 13th October 2019
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Is sound quality any importance? I only ask because x6 is a step up from the twin (although both are great sounding).

To answer your question though, if I were in your shoes I’d get the x6..seems like it checks all your boxes. I’ve learned that it’s better to have more IO than less. You’ll appreciate the flexibility down the line. Trust me
Old 13th October 2019
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Shameless plug, but I have a brand new x6 listed in the classifieds here I’m selling for a good price. PM me if interested.
Old 15th October 2019
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Shameless plug, but I have a brand new x6 listed in the classifieds here I’m selling for a good price. PM me if interested.
Where are the classifieds? Im selling an entire home studio worth over $4k for only $2k
Old 15th October 2019
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Where are the classifieds? Im selling an entire home studio worth over $4k for only $2k
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/gear...r-classifieds/
Old 16th October 2019
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Or... up at the top of every. single. page.
Old 16th October 2019
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Old 16th October 2019
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Originally Posted by Dan Eriksson View Post
Yep, UA just announced that they will be announcing a new Apollo Twin. OP might want to wait until Oct 22nd make a decision.
Old 17th October 2019
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Originally Posted by BrentA View Post
Yep, UA just announced that they will be announcing a new Apollo Twin. OP might want to wait until Oct 22nd make a decision.
Any ideas what Twin X / MkIII will bring? TB3? Maybe bus-power like Arrow?

This is nice timing as I'm bout to downsize from a Fireface 802 and was thinking a Twin duo might fit the bill... but I was looking into saving a bit going used.

RME has been great but I just don't need something so big anymore.

Last edited by atx89; 17th October 2019 at 01:47 AM.. Reason: backstory
Old 17th October 2019
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Any ideas what Twin X / MkIII will bring? TB3? Maybe bus-power like Arrow?

This is nice timing as I'm bout to downsize from a Fireface 802 and was thinking a Twin duo might fit the bill... but I was looking into saving a bit going used.

RME has been great but I just don't need something so big anymore.
I have the original Babyface which I purchased in 2009 and use with my secondary set up. Works great but looking for an upgrade. The new Twin could be the ticket.

Here's hoping for improved specs, TB3 and 6 DSP chips. Slightly more IO would be nice too.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by BrentA View Post
Yep, UA just announced that they will be announcing a new Apollo Twin. OP might want to wait until Oct 22nd make a decision.
I was about to pull the trigger on x6
but now I'm gonna wait to see what UA is announcing (@[email protected])
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