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The flagship Apollo x16 allows music producers, project, and post-production studios to track, overdub, and mix with new world-beating A/D and D/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, Dual-Crystal clocking, and 7.1 surround sound monitoring* — all in a sleek rackmount Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac or PC. Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, this 18 x 20 interface boasts the widest dynamic range (133 dB) and lowest THD+N (-129 dB), of any integrated audio interface on the market. Plus, with all-new HEXA Core processing, you’ll get 50% more DSP for running acclaimed UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time.


Universal Audio Announces New Apollo X Thunderbolt 3 Interfaces for Mac and Windows

Universal Audio Apollo x16 Features: • 18-in/20-out Thunderbolt 3 audio interface for Mac* or PC, with onboard UAD-2 HEXA Core processing • 6-core HEXA Core offers 50% more processing power than previous Apollos • Upgraded elite-class AD/DA conversion supplies an ultra-pristine signal path with 133dB dynamic range and -129dB THD+N • 7.1 surround monitoring support for engineers working...

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Evaluating AD/DA loops by means of Audio Diffmaker

List of results updated with recent tests: Universal Audio Apollo x16 and x6, Focusrite Clarett 4Pre, Universal audio Apollo 8, Antelope Discrete 4 and Orion 32HD, TC Electronics Impact Twin to Antelope Discrete 4 (unsynchronized), Metric Halo ULN-8 3d, ZOD Audio modded Ross Martin Audio AES8 into Metric Halo ULN-8 3d, ZOD Audio modded...

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SPL IRON mastering compressor by Brainworx

Here is a nice comparison with the hardware: Funky - SPL Iron Hardware (HQ) Funky - SPL Iron Plug-in (HQ) Rock - SPL Iron Hardware (HQ) Rock - SPL Iron Plug-in (HQ) Universal Audio Apollo X16 converters as well as a SSL Matrix were used. Courtesy of: Plugin Alliance SPL Iron Test :: Bonedo (German)

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