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Apogee Element 46 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

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The Apogee Element 46 is a Thunderbolt audio I/O box for Mac which takes the best of Apogee gear like Symphony I/O Mk II, Ensemble Thunderbolt and Groove and puts it into a simple form factor. With streamlined hardware features and advanced software control, the Element series delivers ultimate recording quality and performance at unprecedented prices.

Apogee Element 46 Thunderbolt Audio Interface Features

  • 12 IN x 14 OUT Audio I/O box
  • AD/DA conversion for recording up to 192kHz/24-bit
  • 4 analog inputs with world-class mic preamps and selectable 48v phantom power for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices
  • 2 balanced L/R XLR outputs
  • 2 1/4” stereo headphone output
  • Single port Thunderbolt connectivity to Mac for ultra-low latency performance
  • Optical IN: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
  • Optical OUT: Supports ADAT, SMUX & S/PDIF
  • Word Clock IN/OUT via BNC connections for syncing with other digital audio gear
  • Element Control Software for Mac provides all control of hardware parameters including input gain, output level and low latency monitoring
  • Element Control Mobile App provides wireless remote control of hardware via iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
  • Works with Apogee Control – Optional desktop hardware remote control (Sold separately)
  • Multi-Unit Thunderbolt support – Connect any two Element audio I/O boxes directly to Thunderbolt ports on your computer 
Analog to Digital Conversion
A high-quality A/D converter is critical for capturing every detail of your recordings into your computer. The Element series features some of the best Apogee A/D conversion. Recording through an Element ensures you will minimize unwanted noise and maximize the signal quality. Your tracks will sound amazing and mixing your project will be easier.

Microphone Preamps
Whether you are recording powerful drums, dynamic vocals or delicate strings, you need a premium mic preamp to capture the finest details of the performance. The Element Series mic preamps feature Apogee’s Advanced Stepped Gain Architecture™. This analog circuit is designed to dynamically optimize across a gain range of 0-75dB to provide superior bandwidth and low distortion.

Digital to Analog Conversion
With a high-quality D/A converter, you will hear more definition in each track and virtual instrument. This clarity makes it easier for you to make precise adjustments and achieve the ideal balance when mixing your music. When you listen to your sessions through an Element, tracks will blend more harmoniously and mixing will be easier. The high end will sound crisp and clear and the low end will be tight and well defined.

Clocking
An audio interface relies on a clock source like an orchestra relies on a conductor. A digital audio clock provides a timing signal to all the parts of a digital audio system so that each part of the AD/DA process may be synchronized. Element has its own built-in clock source and provides professional Word Clock IN and OUT for syncing with other digital audio gear. Use Element as the master clock to take advantage of Apogee’s superior built-in clocking technology.

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Phone:  (310) 584-9394 Warranty:  1 Year

Product Specifications

Apogee Element 46 Thunderbolt Audio Interface Specifications
  • System Requirements Mac OS:
    • Computer: Thunderbolt-equipped Mac (iMac, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Pro)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB recommended
    • OS: 10.10 or greater
    • Connection: Any available Thunderbolt port*
    • Power: DC Power supply included
    • *Thunderbolt cable not included

Customer Reviews

Review: David, dxsonnier@gmail.com Submitted: 8/29/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Exceeds Expectations!
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A few of things that stand out about this product are: 1. size: this unit is space friendly. It fits nicely under my monitor and actually looks kind of cool, not a bulky eyesore' 2. Sturdy casing: It has a sturdy outer shell with a little weight to it, a very nice feature in my opinion. 3. Plug & Play functionality: There is no firmware you have to load separately. Super convenient! 4. PRICE: Most important feature of all. For the price, Apogee deserves big props for making such a good product affordable, compared to other products of similar functions for twice the price. Bottom line, this thing looks, sounds and works great, but doesn't dig into your wallet. This product totally exceeded my expectations to the point where I have officially changed brands in regards to audio interfaces.

Review: jacque Submitted: 7/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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doesnt come with thunderbolt cable

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same converters and tech as the ensemble which many pros use and its 3x more than the element so get the element if you can, it will beat the apollo, clarett and whatever else in this price range +$1,000 I'm monitoring through hs8's, will upgrade to adam s2v's soon.

Review: Richard Submitted: 12/14/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Very happy with it

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I spent months on forums and reading reviews trying to decide upon an interface. I feel like I made a good decision. The quality of the headphone amp sealed the deal- listening to ALAC files through my studio cans is enough to make me misty eyed. Integration with Logic has also been trouble free. I don't think you can go wrong with this product.

Review: Texas Strat house Submitted: 11/7/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Best option available for Mac users hand down

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American musical supply was great at helping us pick the element 46 and related controller. We will continue to be a customer for life as they always treat us very well indeed. As for this product it's absolutely amazing and easy to setup and the best sounding option we have ever used to track live sessions. Thank you AMS and thank you Apogee both.

Review: Post No Bills Audio Submitted: 8/22/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Does what it is supposed to do.

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Does what I expect it to do. The initial setup takes patience. But good interface once you jump through unnecessary hoops.

Review: Albert P Dees Submitted: 11/28/2016

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Worth every single penny

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Went from an Audient id14 to the new Apogee Element 46 and all I can say is great job Apogee!

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