apogee duet vs duet 2

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by sotorious, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    whats the diff any pros or cons to either? seems like 1 is firewire while 2 is usb.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2004
  3. macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2011
    North Carolina
    Some more ins and outs and metering. Apogee compare it on their website...look it up.

    I'm sure USB is okay these days...
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    Yea I just saw that a 2 was out. Are the A/D converters pretty good on this? I know apogee makes one of the best converters.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2008
    big difference even listening to music for me. Depends if you're an audiophile or not. DAC improvement was worth it for me
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    I am just used to controlling everything from a box and and i feel like it will get annoying to keep having to press in the button to switch between modes, but if the quality is that much better i wouldnt mind it.

    I was also looking into getting an SM7B and needed at least 75db of clean gain, and they were saying this one, while my focusrite saffire 6 usb only has 60.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2011
    It has 75. I'm about to get that mic too, and people have commented on how well they work together due to the quality of the preamp.
  8. alq, Sep 8, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2011

    macrumors member

    May 6, 2011
    I had the Duet1, now I'm using the Duet2.
    Everything works just great as it should.
    The main difference is indeed the second stereo output, which makes it a perfect interface for DJing.

  9. macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2010
    I found the sound to be hyped but clear. If I didn't have problems with it on Lion, I probably would have kept it.

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