Previously, we have compared the Apogee One with Apogee Duet. Their ports cause the major difference between them, besides the material of their casing. And they both are great. This time, on this article, we are going to a comparison between Apogee One and Apogee Duet 2. Unlike the Apogee Duet, which uses FireWire port, Apogee Duet 2 is based upon high-speed USB 2.0. Quite funnily, while the One stands around US$ 350, the Duet 2 sits beyond US$ 1,100. So it is almost like comparing an ant with a giant. But the giant doesn’t necessarily always win, right? Let us see who wins this time! Take a look : Apogee One Vs Duet.
The Apogee One is an audio interface for iPad and Mac that works on the USB port. The maximum record and playback rate on this device is 24-bit / 96-kHz, even though there is a belief that older/cheaper USB models are limited at 48 kHz for optimum performance. We have stated in the previous article that the sound quality is pretty decent here, and the latency is still low enough not to mess with the recordings. The Apogee One may have derived its name from the single input channel available on the model. There is a built-in omnidirectional condenser microphone, with mic stand adapter included, within the One.
The Apogee Duet 2 is an audio interface for iPad and Mac that establishes itself on high-speed USB 2.0, offering maximum record/playback rate of 24-bit / 192-kHz. The gap is real here if we compare the Duet 2 with the One. The sound quality on Duet 2 is obviously sharper and more detailed by a significant degree. The latency on Duet 2 is lower, even lower than the Duet’s FireWire. This model has two inputs and four outputs consisting of the stereo headphone out and L/R speaker outs. Apogee Duet 2 features a beautiful, full-color OLED display and a metallic design.
Apogee One Vs Duet 2
|Apogee One||Apogee Duet 2|
|Key features||- First studio quality audio interface and microphone for iPad
- USB 2.0 audio with 24-bit/96kHz A/D and D/A conversion and direct digital connection to iPod touch, iPhone, iPad
- Low latency monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee's Maestro software (iOS and Mac)
- Built-in omnidirectional condenser microphone (mic stand adapter included)||- USB 2, 0 audio with 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A conversion
- 2 Analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power
- 4 outputs, Independent speaker and headphone outs
- Full color OLED display
- Apogee Soft Limit Technology|
|Customer ratings*||4.2 out of 5.0 stars||4.0 out of 5.0 stars|
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Given the prices, these two products are suitable for different needs. For simplicity, practicality, and budget-friendliness, you may find the Apogee One to be sufficient without having to spend too much. Meanwhile, the Apogee Duet 2 is a premium, luxurius device that is great only when you have some extra chunks of money.