For Barry, I appreciate that you understand and value a small company that doesn’t try to all-things-to-all-people in Metric Halo. Sometimes I get sent a piece of gear to review that I think I don’t really need, and then once it’s in use at my studio, I don’t know how I lived without it. Vintage King co-founder Michael Nehra shares some of his love, knowledge, and practical advice for diving into the world of vintage audio gear, and then takes us behind the scenes for a walk through WestGrooving , Feb 7, Any other opinions between the two?

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Apogee Products- Audio Interfaces for iPad, Mac and PC

AnaMod was founded in by two long-time It’s sounding great right now and maybe I will keep it. Black ElkFeb 7, The Mini-DAC is softer, more rounded and a better fit for the system.

Shop for Apogee Products and Accessories. Studio-quality guitar interface and foot pedal controller for Mac. DreadnoughtFeb 7, Hi justin2net, Glad you’re taking a step to evaluate for yourself.

Mac and iOS application for low latency monitoring and control of Apogee audio interfaces. Using the headphone amp on the Mini-DAC is a pleasure while checking mixes-great sound with a big volume control up front.

What do you think separates the two? I wish everyone would make exactly what I want, but Ask an Apogee Expert. Jim Williams has spent much of his 56 years working with some of the biggest names in the music business, including Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin and Stevie Wonder. The Benchmark was probably more resolving, harder edged but my amp and speakers ATC are quite open and honest in a gentle way and it was just too much information to be enjoyable.


I’m sure they understand that they do not have the distribution channels in place to handle consumer gear. I’m glad I did.

Apogee Mini-DAC vs. Benchmark DAC-1 USB

Professional Stereo Audio Interface for Mac. In all, this unit which I will own soon! Products for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch. Apogee products for Mac and PC.

You just plug your digital signal into the corresponding input on the back; plug your headphones in front, or plug an amp, console, or powered speakers into the rear XLR outs; set the select knob to the proper input; and adjust the level control to suit.

Frank, thanks for minidca info on the Benchmark. Apogee products for Mac.

I was gonna complain that the XLR outputs and headphone levels are both controlled by the front-panel level control High-quality lavalier microphone for iPhone Perfect speech intelligibility apogwe the ME 2 clip-on microphone Top-quality external signal converter from Apogee Easy operation, free apps included. Minjdac dropped me a line asking if I’d like to review their Mini-DAC after I found myself in love with and keeping their Rosetta see review last issue.


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For the record, I’ve been a;ogee with both the Apogee and the Benchmark gear but, due to my need for recording 8 channels at one time, I’ve settled for a Presonus FireStudio, which I’ve found sufficient – but likely not for the pros – for digital playback. Allen Farmelo, who also collected opinions from several other well-known engineers, leads with his review, and F.

It’s reassuring to have something that can handle so many types of inputs and allows you to monitor them accurately, helping you to make the great recordings you need to make.

Vinyl-AddictFeb 7, I have to agree with Barry on this one; the Bay Area Audio Society just held a session about the advantages of using a computer-based music server and Firewire to send music to a DAC.

Every now and then, a product comes along that sets a new bar for sound quality, features, and price. Yes, my password is: