Review: Universal Audio Apollo

20th Jul 2012 | 09:45

Review: Universal Audio Apollo

A confident landing on planet audio interface. We find out what happens when you put UAD DSP power into a multichannel FireWire device

The Universal Audio Apollo shows its quality straight out of the box: from the reliably solid casing, through the 'click' of the relays when switching preamp functions, to the stepped front panel controls with level indicator LED rings.

Though only 1U in height, the Apollo is rack-hoggingly deep, so if you want to go mobile make sure the rack case is suitably proportioned to allow clearance for the XLRs and 1/4-inch plugs at the rear. Interface sockets, particularly 1/4-inch jacks, can often feel unnervingly wobbly, but UA has used premium connectors, allaying any fears about long-term wear and tear.

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