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Universal Audio Apollo X6 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

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The sleek rackmount Apollo x6 Thunderbolt 3 is an audio interface for your Mac** or PC. Apollo x6 allows music producers and post-production studios to track, overdub, and mix with new world-beating A/D and D/A conversion, HEXA Core UAD plug-in processing, and 5.1 surround sound monitoring*.

Apollo x6 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface Features

  • 16 x 22 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 KHz conversion 
  • Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
  • Record through 2 Unison-enabled mic/line preamps — giving you fully authentic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, and more**
  • Surround monitor controller up to 5.1 format*
  • Includes “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-in bundle featuring UA 610-B Tube Preamp Legacy Pultec EQ, LA-2A, and 1176 compressors; Marshall Plexi Classic; Ampeg SVT-VR Classic and more
  • UAD HEXA Core processing onboard for additional mixing horsepower for Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton, and other major DAWs
  • Combine up to 4 Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos and 6 total UAD devices; backward-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 via optional adapter 
  • Selectable +24 dBu operation for easy compatibility with professional mixing consoles and tape machines
  • Convenient front panel monitoring functions including Alt Speakers, Talkback mic, and assignable Dim or Mono
  • Uncompromising UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality
  • Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers 
*Surround Sound Support for Apollo X Coming Q4 2018.
**Mac Pro (Late 2013 “black cylinder” model) compatibility for Apollo X coming Q4 2018.

Built upon UA’s 60-year heritage of audio craftsmanship, this 16 x 22 interface distinguishes itself with two Unison™-enabled mic preamps, providing authentic emulations of preamps from Neve, API, Manley, Helios, SSL and more, plus all-new HEXA Core processing — yielding 50% more DSP for running UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time.

In addition to its elite-class audio conversion, Apollo x6 features selectable operating level for compatibility with professional +24 dBu gear, as well as an integrated monitor controller and built-in talkback mic.

  • Experience elite-class A/D and D/A conversion nearing the widest dynamic range and lowest signal to noise available — at any price 
  • Track and mix with powerful HEXA Core processing, featuring 6 UAD DSP chips for running more award-winning UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time 
  • Record with near-zero latency through preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, Fender, and more using Unison™ technology*
  • Easily connect to pro-level studio gear with switchable +24 / +20 dBu headroom settings
  • Work in surround formats up to 5.1*, complete with speaker calibration and fold-down
  • Integrated talkback and built-in cues for easy communication and slating takes
*Surround Sound Support for Apollo X Coming Q4 2018.
**Mac Pro (Late 2013 “black cylinder” model) compatibility for Apollo X coming Q4 2018.

Elite-Class A/D and D/A Conversion
With thousands of chart-topping songs and hundreds of Grammy-winning albums under their belt, Apollo interfaces are no strangers to tracking stellar-sounding records. To improve on the previous generation Apollo interfaces’ class-leading audio conversion, UA engineers obsessively auditioned the latest A/D and D/A converters — ultimately pairing elite-class 24-bit/192 kHz converters with all-new analog circuitry for an ultra-pristine signal path.

With 129 dB dynamic range and 128 dB THD+N, Apollo x6’s open, natural sound quality rivals any dedicated high-end converter on the market — regardless of price — and is the perfect starting point for applying UAD processing.

Realtime UAD HEXA Core Processing
Apollo x6 features HEXA Core processing, with six DSP chips and 50% more UAD plug-in processing power than previous Apollos. This lets you run more UAD plug-ins, whether you’re tracking in real time with channel strips from Neve, Manley, or API, or running high UAD plug-in counts when mixing in your DAW.

From the tube warmth of Pultec EQs on guitars to the musical tube limiting of the LA-2A on vocals, or the pump of a genuine 1176 or Fairchild 670 tube compressor on drums, your recordings will take a giant leap forward with a rich, three-dimensional analog sound that UAD plug-ins provide.

Unison™ Technology: The Genuine Sound of Neve, API, & Manley Preamps
Perfect for electronic musicians and post production professionals who don’t require tons of mic inputs, Apollo x6 features two Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track through exacting mic preamp emulations from Neve, API, Manley, SSL, and Universal Audio.** A Universal Audio exclusive, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic pres — including their input impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and the component-level circuit behaviors of the original hardware.

The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo’s mic preamps and its onboard Realtime UAD Processing.

A Full Suite of Classic Analog Processing Onboard
A hallmark feature of Apollo is its Realtime UAD Processing, letting you run the full library of UAD plug-ins with near-zero latency. Apollo x6 includes the Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, so you can record and mix with the world’s only authentic Teletronix LA-2A, 1176LN, and Fairchild compressors, the Unison-enabled UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ, and guitar and bass amps from Marshall and Ampeg.

Access the World of UAD Powered Plug-Ins
Going beyond the included Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-ins, Apollo x6 lets you tap into the full UAD Powered Plug-In library of name-brand vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines, channel strips, and more — at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software’s buffer size and without taxing your computer’s CPU.

With exclusive emulations from Neve, Studer, Manley, API, Ampex, SSL, Lexicon, Fender, and more,** it’s like having a studio full of iconic analog gear, in a single rack space. And unlike competing interfaces, these award-winning DSP-powered plug-ins are also available in your DAW for mixing.

Surround Sound Monitoring* and +24dBu Operation
With comprehensive 5.1 surround monitoring support, Apollo x6 is a boon for engineers and producers working on audio and music for video games, television, and the web. In addition, Apollo x6 offers selectable +24 dBu operation for out-of-the-box compatibility with professional mixing consoles and other high-end pro audio equipment.

Build a Networked Studio System Over Thunderbolt
Apollo x6 offers 16 x 22 simultaneous inputs/outputs (6 x 6 analog I/O) and two built-in Thunderbolt 3 ports, which are backwards-compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 Macs via adapter (sold separately). This allows users of any Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin or Apollo rackmount audio interfaces to easily combine up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding fast, high-bandwidth I/O and DSP as your studio grows.

Included in the Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle:
  • UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ 
  • Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar Amp
  • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp
  • UA 1176LN Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • UA 1176SE Limiting Amplifier (Legacy)
  • Pultec EQP-1A EQ (Legacy)
  • Pultec Pro EQ (Legacy)
  • Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier (Legacy)
  • Fairchild 670 Compressor (Legacy)
  • Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Raw Distortion
  • Precision Channel Strip (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • Precision Reflection Engine (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • Precision Delay Mod (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • Precision Delay Mod L (Precision Mix Rack Collection)
  • RealVerb Pro Custom Room Modeler 
**Apollo x6 includes the “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-in bundle. Other UAD plug-ins sold separately at www.uaudio.com. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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Review: Kenny Barnes Submitted: 7/25/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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I have the x6 and it's a nice step up from my MKII. The added chips for DSP helps you concentrate on making music and not so much about using up DSP. The upgraded converters are noticeable as soon as you run audio through it. Nice investment. Glad I pulled the trigger on this.

Review: Masada Submitted: 5/8/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Sounds incredible! Lives up to the hype!

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As a owner of the silver face Apollo I was sceptical of the claims of a noticeable Sonic difference.(the silver face still sounds incredible!) But the new x6 really does make the classic silver face sound dull in comparison.The x6s are more detailed, sound stage is wider and transients are improved.(To my ears)...This card even improved the quality of my krk 10 3s ..Which never sound all that great to me.(They were just loud) The x6 made them more useful In my studio.I actually use them to reference mixes now! All I can say is Great job UA... my wallet is yours for the foreseeable future...( Hands over my credit card) SMH, ?? Also thank you A.M.S for Your convenient payment plan .I was able to take a chance on this card.Whereas without your payment plan I wouldn't have been able to afford this incredible Card. Thanks again!

Review: Steve Submitted: 5/7/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Absolute Monster

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I was an early adopter of the Apollo Series and had the FireWire version within a short amount of time of when they initially came out. It’s hard to put into words the leap the x series is over the first and second generation Apollo is. The fidelity, headroom and clarity of this unit compared to the first two generations is flat out amazing- and I loved the first two versions of the Apollo. The UAD plugs sound that much better as a result, as well as the Unison pres. This thing is a total home run. I have also noticed a large difference in the quality of the preamps. Just outstanding work all the way around. Five stars amost isn’t enough.

Review: Fred Yancey Submitted: 4/27/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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I love this gear

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It has changed the way I record music.

Review: eric l jones, jones7548@yahoo.com Submitted: 4/26/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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The Logical Next Step For You

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This is an amazing unit that has a lot of power! I've used UAD Apollo Twin MkII's, this thing can do a lot more plugins and the sound quality is really good! I switched over from The Presonus Quantum, which is a really great thunderbolt interface. The Apollo x6 had a noticeable difference in sound quality! I didn't think it was going to make much of a difference just from playing music or sessions through it, but its really something to be experienced! 6 Cores for DSP is a lot, I still want to add a satellite or something similar in the future, but man if UAD's plugins don't sound down right amazing. Order one!

Review: Greg P Submitted: 3/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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You can't go wrong with this baby!!!!!! By far one of the best investments i have made to my studio.

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a true game changer.....I love the build and sound quality of this unit and plus its thunder bolt 3....

Review: mike Submitted: 3/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Well worth every penny

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Great quality will build a great performance

Review: Brian Williams Submitted: 1/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Worth every penny spent. Universal Audio definitely lives up to its own standard with the Apollo x6!

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Easily the most innovative, yet simple interface I have ever owned. In addition, the sound quality is unmatched!

Review: Bernie Submitted: 10/4/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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I love this thing !!

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I sounds great and very user friendly,,,,

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