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Apogee Duet vs Audient ID 22 USB interface

Posted: 14 Mar 2018 06:31
by CharlieF
Hey team,

As the title suggests I'm after some feedback thoughts on the apogee duet professional versus the Audien ID 22

I'm in the market to purchase a USB interface to simply rip Vinyl to digital and also record my mixes from my dj mixer

I have a macbook pro that I would be recording from the usb interface into

Very keen to hear your thoughts!

Kind Regards,
Charlie

Re: Apogee Duet vs Audient ID 22 USB interface

Posted: 18 Mar 2018 14:36
by rich12
Never heard the Audient and haven't heard the current Duet. Previously, however, I owned the original firewire Duet. I briefly used it for recording LPs, but the Korg MR-1000 DSD recorder was definitely superior, so I archived my LPs with that. To my ears, the Duet had some typical solid state colorations, especially in the treble (roughness) and lower midrange (thin, not fully fleshed out). It did, however, have glorious midrange reproduction. Note that I was using super high end audio equipment for recording and playback. With lesser equipment, the differences between the Duet and Korg would likely have been more subtle and perhaps inaudible. Since I am biased by that experience, I would suggest the Audient...and if you purchase it from Sweetwater or B&H Photo, you can return it if you don't like it. Better yet, buy/try both and return the one you like least.

Re: Apogee Duet vs Audient ID 22 USB interface

Posted: 21 Jan 2019 17:35
by jvcforce
I got my Apogee Duet Firewire a few years ago.
It was used unit, ant it had become a cheaper because Apogee dropped support for newer MAC OS.
It still works with MAC OS X Sierra (ver. 10.12), I mainly use with my retired, old white plastic Macbook with Firewire 400 port.
I like the unit a lot.
I used it as a Hi-Res audio playback device, with iTunes (yes, iTunes can play Hi-res audio files.) It has a relay switch inside, so when you change sample rate (for instance), it mutes potentially damaging clicking noise.