Universal Audio Apollo X
Until now, UA’s Apollo series of DSP-packing audio interfaces topped out at four processing cores. The Apollo X line breaks that barrier, with a 50% increase thanks to new Hexa processing – in other words, six cores. These 19” rackable beauties hook up via Thunderbolt 3 and now feature improved conversion (UA call it “Elite- Class”), Surround Sound monitoring, and switchable +24dBu operation (for increased headroom). The models are: Apollo x6 (16 inputs x 22 outputs, two Unison mic preamps, £1800), Apollo x8 (18 x 24, four Unison pres, £2250). Apollo x8p (18x22, eight Unison pres, £2700), Apollo x16 (18x20, 16-channel analogue I/O, £3150).
Core blimey! UA put a hex on their Apollo line with new 6-core DSP