Reviews and Problems with Apogee Duet2 USB Audio Interface
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Great Sound - VERY QUIRKY UNIT
Anna Brown "book wizard", amazon.com
7 January 2012
Summary: I would agree with all the other reviews here that the unit really does sound amazing! I use this unit strictly as a D/A because it really does make that much of a difference. I primarily use the Focusrite ISA One as my single Mic Pre. Whenever I need to do stereo recordings, (rare), I then use the Duet 2 as my Pre. It does well here too, but the ISA does give me better tone as a Pre. I honestly think its the combination of the two -- but I digress.
Totally changed the way I record and listen to music
Orion Burdick, amazon.com
28 December 2011
Summary: This beautiful device has exceeded my expectations in a huge way. I can now record anywhere using my mid-2011 Macbook Air, rather than being stuck in my garage studio. In my studio I use a PC with an Apogee AD16x for A/D conversion, with high-end outboard preamps (Neve 1272, Grace 201, and Telefunken V72), and vintage mics.
Summary: As you must've already read in many other glowing reviews, this review too will state the obvious that you will truly HEAR THE DIFFERENCE in the sound quality once you run your guitar tone or vocals through the Duet 2. The ad da converter and the limiter does an exceptional job at smoothening the audio input and enriching its overall sound and quality. You will be happy with how much better your tone, and textures sound.
Summary: My first impressions were that it was a very small improvement over it's predecessor, but after a few weeks of using the Duet 2 I've really got to say that it's better in every way then the Original. I really like how much louder it is. I can crank everything up without worrying about noise at all. I mainly record Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, and Saxophone and I love how it doesn't color my recordings at all. I get a truly revealing sound through this little guy.
Summary: Apogee is a company that I respect but i give 2 stars because I'm having a problem. I was so exited about having apogee A/D converters for under $600 dollar. The Duet2 works good but the problem is that I'm having problems with my computer to recognize the interface. I already update my computer and install the maestro software 3 times and every time i turn on my computer the Duet 2 just dont start and im not the only one having this problem, the Meastro software just...
Don't waste time comparing the duet with other products
31 July 2011
Summary: I am a producer and sounddesigner for electronic dance music. I am NOT a mastering engineer or gearslut. I am mainly working in Logic & Ableton and have a MB Pro i7 (latest gen), 8 gb ram and OSx 10.6.8. I have bought the Duet for my mobile setup. + Installation: No problems encountered. Im glad they didnt waste money on a cd. + Overall Performance: I have no problem running big logic projects with a 64 samples buffer. Crackles at 32 samples!
Summary: See my unboxing video here: [...] Just want to let you guys know that I am very impressed and happy with this DAC/Headphones amp. It's sound is very revealing and not a hint of harshness like some modern DACs. The headphones out has plenty of kick to drive my Beyer T1 (600 Ohms). I am pairing it with my new Sony MDR-7520 Professional headphones. Match made in heaven for a mobile DAC. Did I mention it is USB Bus Powered? Yeah, no power supply needed.