Universal Audio Apollo 16 Thunderbolt 2

SGD 4,405.00

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Apollo 16. Flagship Apollo Conversion for Professional Studios.

The new Apollo 16 is an elegant update to UA’s premium audio interface — delivering enhanced sound with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording. Perfect for professional studios, this 18 x 20 Thunderbolt 2 interface offers twice the analog connectivity of the Apollo 8/8p — making it ideal for pairing with mixing consoles and outboard processors. Built on genuine UA analog design and next-generation A/D and D/A conversion, Apollo 16 also features powerful UAD-2 QUAD Core processing, letting you run the full library of UAD Powered Plug-Ins in real time. With sonic performance that surpasses anything in its class, Apollo 16 rivals modular converters costing twice the price, in a sleek, powerful new package.

Key Features

Next-generation Apollo A/D and D/A conversion for professional music production

16 x 16 analog I/O via DB-25 connectors — ideal for pairing with mixing consoles, outboard preamps, etc.

Onboard UAD-2 QUAD Core DSP allows Realtime UAD Processing

18 x 20 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface for Mac with powerful Console 2.0 software control

Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD devices total over Thunderbolt (Mac)

Includes “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” UAD plug-in bundle

World class UA analog design, superior components, and premium build quality

World-Class Sound with Superior Apollo A/D and D/A Conversion

The original Apollo, introduced in 2012, quickly became a gold standard among modern music producers and engineers — it now counts many of the world’s top artists as users. Apollo 16 improves upon the original Apollo’s sound quality with completely redesigned, class-leading A/D and D/A conversion — giving you increased dynamic range and even lower THD. Building upon a 50-year legacy of circuit design, UA engineers started with obsessive auditioning of the latest converters, pairing them with completely redesigned analog circuitry. Confirmed by extensive double-blind listening tests, the result is 2 dB better A/D and 8 dB better D/A dynamic range versus the original Apollo — making Apollo 16 the measurable class leader.

Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for Tracking, Mixing, and Mastering

Imagine having a classic analog studio, in single rack space. Apollo 16 lets you record through UAD Powered Plug-Ins — including vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines and more — at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software buffer size. With award-winning UAD plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more,* Apollo 16 serves up authentic analog tone and warmth.

The key to its analog sound is onboard UAD-2 QUAD DSP Processing, which powers the UAD plug-ins while reducing the strain on your host computer.

Apollo 16 comes bundled with “Realtime Analog Classics Plus” suite of UAD plug-ins. From there, you can choose from a vast and expanding collection of plug-ins in the UA Online Store.

Features & Specs.

Audio Interface

Sample rates up to 192 kHz at 24-bit word length
16 x 18 simultaneous input/output channels:
16 channels of analog-to-digital conversion via line inputs on dual DB25 connectors
18 channels of digital-to-analog conversion:
16 line outputs via dual DB25 connectors
Stereo monitor outputs via dual XLR connectors
Adjustable reference levels for all analog I/O (+4 dBu or -10 dBV)
Two channels of AES/EBU digital I/O with optional sample rate conversion on input
Front panel pre-fader metering of analog signal input or output levels
Two Thunderbolt 2 ports for daisy-chaining other Thunderbolt devices
Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD devices total over Thunderbolt (Mac)


Independently-addressable stereo monitor outputs (in addition to 16 line outputs)
Digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs maintains highest fidelity
Front panel control of monitor levels and muting
Front panel pre-fader metering of monitor bus levels
Digital AES/EBU outputs can mirror the analog monitor outputs
UAD-2 QUAD Inside
Four SHARC® DSP processors
Realtime UAD Processing on all of Apollo 16’s analog and AES/EBU inputs
Same features and functionality as other UAD-2 products when used with DAW
Can be combined with other UAD-2 devices for increased mixing DSP
Complete UAD Powered Plug-Ins library is available online


Console application:
Analog-style control interface for realtime monitoring and tracking
Enables Realtime UAD Powered Plug-Ins processing
Remote control of Apollo 16 mkII features and functionality
Virtual I/O for routing DAW tracks through Console
Console Recall plug-in:
Saves Apollo configurations inside DAW sessions for easy recal
Convenient access to Console’s monitor controls via DAW plug-in
VST, RTAS, AAX 64, and Audio Units plug-in formats
UAD Meter & Control Panel application:
Configures global UAD-2 and Powered Plug-Ins settings and monitors system usage


I/O Complement

Analog Line Inputs 16
Analog Line Outputs 16 (not including monitor outputs)
Analog Monitor Outputs Two (one stereo pair)
AES/EBU Two (Thunderbolt 1 compatible)
Thunderbolt 2 ports Two (Thunderbolt 1 compatible)
Word Clock One input, one output

A/D – D/A Conversion

Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
Bit Depth Per Sample 24
Simultaneous A/D conversion 16 channels
Simultaneous D/A conversion 18 channels
Analog Round-Trip Latency 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate
Analog Round-Trip Latency with four serial UAD-2 plug-ins via Console application 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate

Analog I/O

Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
Line Inputs 1 – 16
Connector Type Two Female DB25, Tascam wiring
Dynamic Range 119 dB (A–weighting)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 119 dB (A–weighting)
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –112.5 dB @ -1 dBFS
Common-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR) 75 dB (10’ cable)
Input Impedance 10K Ohms
Input Reference Level +4 dBu (fixed)
Maximum Input Level (+4 dBu setting) +20.2 dBu
Maximum Input Level (-10 dBV setting) +6.2 dBV (unbalanced)
Line Outputs 1 – 16
Connector TypeTwo Female DB25, Tascam wiring
Dynamic Range 126 dB (A–weighting)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 126 dB (A–weighting)
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –118 dBFS @ -1 dBFS
Stereo Level Balance ±0.01 dB
Output Impedance 100 Ohms
Maximum Output Level +20.2 dBu
Monitor Outputs 1 – 2
Connector Type XLR Male
Dynamic Range 124 dB (A–weighting)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 123 dB (A–weighting)
Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise –117 dBFS
Stereo Level Balance ±0.01 dB
Output Impedance 100 Ohms
Maximum Output Level +20.2 dBu

Digital I/O

Connector Type XLR
Format IEC 60958 Type I
MADI (Not Implemented)
Connector Type Dual Optical SC-Plug (ISO/IEC 9314-3)
Word Clock
Connector Type BNC
Lock Range ±0.5% of any supported sample rate
Word Clock Input Termination 75 Ohms, switchable
Synchronization Sources
Internal, Word Clock, AES/EBU


Power Supplies External AC to DC Power Supply, Level V compliant
AC Input Connector Type IEC Male
AC Requirements 100V – 240V AC, 50 – 60 Hz
DC Connector Type XLR 4-Pin Locking Male (Neutrik P/N NC4MDM3-H)
DC Requirements 12 VDC, ±5%
Maximum Power Consumption 50 Watts


Width 19”
Height 1.75” (1U rack space)
Depth, Chassis Only 12.125”
Depth, Including Knob & Jack Protrusions 13.5”
Shipping Box (Width x Depth x Height) 24” x 17” x 8”


Shipping Weight (with box & accessories) 18 pounds
Weight (bare unit) 8.7 pounds

Package Contents

Apollo 16 mkII Audio Interface Unit
External Power Supply
AC Power Cable (IEC)
Getting Started URL Card
Set of (4) Rack-Mount Screws

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