For over a dozen years, Apogee Electronics has set the standards in digital audio. From the first high-definition filter designs to the latest high-end, high-resolution, high sample-rate converters, Apogee has led the field. The only problem has been that the comprehensive feature sets and extremely high quality of Apogee equipment has limited its accessibility to the growing project studio market.
At last there´s a solution to the problem - Apogee´s new Solution Series: conversion products tailor-made for the project studio owner at a price you can easily justify. Now you can afford to bring world-class audio quality to your digital recordings: just install an Apogee converter in front of your DAT recorder, MDM or DAW, or on the output of your analog console.
The challenge we set for our engineering department was straightforward: design a new, affordable line of conversion products for the project studio owner, without compromising the quality. No way would we consider reducing the quality to meet a price: and we didn´t have to.
The first product in the Solution Series line is the Rosetta AD, a 24-bit analog to digital converter with all the most common digital interfaces included as standard. The Rosetta Stone, discovered by Napoleon´s soldiers in Egypt in the 18th century, provided the key to translating the mysterious hieroglyphs of the Ancient Egyptians. In the same way, Apogee´s RosettaÊAD is the key to flawless translation of analog signals into multiple digital formats.
The feature set of the Rosetta AD has been carefully tailored to project studio requirements. You won´t pay for extensive features you´ll never use: we carefully researched exactly what facilities you need and expect from an outboard A/D converterÉ and deliver them in an affordable, compact, 1U rack-mount package.
The Rosetta AD features analog inputs operating at pro or consumer levels, balanced or unbalanced. The highest quality Apogee 24-bit conversion, at 44.1 and 48 kHz sample rates (standard version) or 44.1<96 kHz (high-density version), feeds two AES/EBU outputs so you can feed two machines at once. In addition, ADAT, TDIF, and S/PDIF coax/optical interfaces are all built-in!
Apogee´s renowned Soft Limit¨ technology allows you to record at the maximum level without overs, while our new high-resolution UV22HR¨ process allows you to generate flawless 16- and 20-bit masters retaining as much of the original 24-bit resolution as possible. Apogee´s exacting analog and digital design assures top audio performance without compromise, including excellent stereo imaging and transparent sound.
The panel of the Rosetta AD is designed for quick and easy operation. Every function has its own control, clearly labeled to avoid confusion. The metering features easy-to-read bar-graph LEDs with oversize over indicators and you can determine how many consecutive digital full-scale samples constitute an over.
Try the Rosetta AD at your Apogee dealer today. You´ll find it the perfect tool for translating analog signals to digital without compromise. The quality of our converters is the foundation of our reputation. We simply made it easier to own one.