Apogee One Vs Duet

Currently trying to decide on Apogee One versus Apogee Duet? The Duet is an audio interface designed to work with Apple’s devices (iPads and Macs) very much recommended by many musicians all around the world because of its performance. Unfortunately, its price is… quite expensive, with a label of US$ 649. And not-so-recently, Apogee released a much cheaper alternative named One. And so it becomes a question: should we go straight with One, or save for Duet? See also : Apogee MIC 96K Vs Apogee One.

Apogee One Vs Duet

Quoted from Apogee’s official statement, the One is a fine choice if you don’t need stereo inputs. As implied by their names, the One only has a single input channel, while the Duet has two. It can be the only thing that gives you a decision if you desperately need dual channels. But, if you can work around by having only one channel, then we must continue our analysis.

The One’s sound quality is the same as the Duet. However, Apogee One uses USB while Apogee Duet uses FireWire. So, the One is limited at maximum 48 kHz rate while the Duet can reach 96 kHz. The difference? Quite noticeable, but still acceptable. Also, still because of their ports, the One will likely has higher latency than the Duet, but the issue is not big enough to deal mess. So, you indeed get better performance from the Duet, but you can get a good one from the One. But, but, but; I would say that Apogee Duet is very much more durable than Apogee One due to the metallic casing (the One uses plastic material) and a better connector design.

Apogee One Vs Duet

Apogee OneApogee Duet
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)- First professional stereo audio interface for iPad - Direct digital connection to iPod touch, iPhone, iPad - Low latency monitoring, complete input/output control with Apogee's Maestro software (iOS and Mac) - 2 Analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power - USB 2.0 audio with 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A conversion

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Here goes the bottom line. If you currently can’t wait for an audio interface, Apogee One will do you well and satisfyingly. But, you may need to replace it after some time. If you can save some more bucks, then Apogee Duet will be an excellent bet.

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