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Symphony I/O and G5 compatibility
Old 31st December 2010
  #1
Gear Head
 

Symphony I/O and G5 compatibility

Hi All:

Will the new Symphony I/O run with my G5/10.5.8/PTHD 8.0.1?

I'm moving my HD3 Accel over from a G4 to a G5 DP2.7 GHz. I have PCI Accel cards not PCIe, making this the "best" PPC Mac I can get that will accept my cards.The Apogee website contradicts itself with this: "Connection: Pro Tools HD PCI card" And this: "Computer: Mac Pro/Intel" Mac Pro/Intel has only PCIe slots. I contacted Apogee and am waiting for a response. Meanwhile, does anybody have a definitive answer?

Thanks and Happy New Year!
Old 31st December 2010
  #2
Lives for gear
 

It's running on my PCI G5 PTHD
Old 31st December 2010
  #3
Lives for gear
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Capturemic View Post
Hi All:

Will the new Symphony I/O run with my G5/10.5.8/PTHD 8.0.1?

I'm moving my HD3 Accel over from a G4 to a G5 DP2.7 GHz. I have PCI Accel cards not PCIe, making this the "best" PPC Mac I can get that will accept my cards.The Apogee website contradicts itself with this: "Connection: Pro Tools HD PCI card" And this: "Computer: Mac Pro/Intel" Mac Pro/Intel has only PCIe slots. I contacted Apogee and am waiting for a response. Meanwhile, does anybody have a definitive answer?

Thanks and Happy New Year!
The quick answer is that the Symphony I/O should work fine plugged into a PTHD accel card. However, you will need some sort of Intel Mac with OS 10.6.3+/10.5.8+ to perform firmware updates and configure for stand alone mode (if you need that functionality). One of the next firmware updates from Apogee is supposed to support Symphony I/O control from PTHD.

Simply, the Intel Mac requirement from Apogee applies to Maestro control and firmware updating, and using the I/O with the Symphony64 card.
Old 31st December 2010
  #4
Gear Head
 

Some good info, thanks

Hi Kats

That's pretty unequivocal. Have you done any firmware updates while running w/ the G5?
Old 31st December 2010
  #5
Lives for gear
 

No I haven't, sorry. But I do know you can make changes to the unit with a laptop etc. It does not need to be connected to the host computer once the changes have been made for them to stAy in place.
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