9 Replies Latest reply: May 17, 2012 4:13 AM by wave-twister
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Hey Guys,

 

Does anyone know if the Apogee Duet 2 is going to in stock anytime soon eg Musician's Friend and if Apple going to have them for sale?

 

Regards


Recording Interface, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • 1. Re: Apogee Duet 2
    AussieDJ Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)

    I hear they run on USB instead of FIREWIRE. Unfortunately USB is a very unstable speed, whereas FIREWIRE is very stable 400mbps. I'm a little skepticle of them actually. I have the Duet 1 siting right next to me now & it is sweet!

     

    But yeah, I guess gotta hear them first.

  • 2. Re: Apogee Duet 2
    Classified_EX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah true that. That's the only thing that I don't like about the new one. They should have at least given us a choice between FIREWIRE800 & FIREWIRE400 and not to USB.

  • 3. Re: Apogee Duet 2
    AussieDJ Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)

    Totally agree. I just spent hours with another user with problems with ANY usb audio, usb mics, etc, because all USB ports run off 1 bus, and if you have a few USB connections in fighting for bandwidth & power then problems be just too much.

     

    At least firewire is 400mbps but a clean consistent 400mbps.

     

    USB is up to 480mbps, and, effective rate reaches at 40MBps or 320Mbps for bulk transfer on a USB 2.0 hard drive with no one else is sharing the bus.

     

    Why would anybody want that? Plus that's another USB port that I can't use. The firewire is great, because you have all the USB to play with.

     

    I just don't understand why Apogee would do this to us.

  • 4. Re: Apogee Duet 2
    Classified_EX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yup. I would trust most of my audio/visual equipment to firewire. Including Mixer and other stuff because they are great and reliable with a very consistent speed.

     

    I was reading about the new Duet 2 and I thought it was great until my eyes reached the part that said USB2.0.

     

    FIREWIRE can provide enough power for the device therefore it wouldn't need an external power supply like on the new one.

     

    But I like the 2in - 4out and OLED Display.

  • 5. Re: Apogee Duet 2
    AussieDJ Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)

    I just emailed Apogee about this issue, so I'll wait & see what their response is.

  • 6. Re: Apogee Duet 2
    Mark Stockwell Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    I have both the Apogee Duet 1 & 2. What I can tell you is that so far, the USB Duet 2 is substantially better. Lower latency, and much less trouble. The Firewire Duet works fine if that's all you have hooked into your Mac. But I've got 4 or 5 hard disks chained together and my MacBook Pro only has a single Firewire port.

     

    It worked fine if I unplugged all of my hard drives and only used the Duet, but daisy-chained into one of my Firewire disks, every so often the Duet would lose its connection and I'd have to reboot.

     

    No such problems with the Duet 2. The USB version has been working like a dream.

     

    And.

     

    I'm hoping to be able to use it with my iPad.

  • 7. Re: Apogee Duet 2
    BijuSharman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi my Apogee Duet 2 (USB)....gets automatically muted....sometimes in Itunes...some other times in logic...I have imac...running on Lion 10.7.2..any body faced similar issue?

  • 8. Re: Apogee Duet 2
    BijuSharman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For the benefit of any one who faced the above issue I mentioned, there is a quick work around for the problem. Disable the Assignments in APOGEE Maestro 2 as the below screen...The auto mute problem gets resolved.

     

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  • 9. Re: Apogee Duet 2
    wave-twister Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have had the the same issue, but seems apogee have fixed it with May 2012 software and new firmware! THAT IS AWESOME!!! Try it