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Apollo X16 Thunderbolt Mk3 Audio Interface

24-Bit/192 kHz, Pristine A/D/A Conversion. The Best Specs in The Business

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Cian Hodge

The Universal Audio Apollo x16 is a truly world class audio interface packed with the very best features in sound quality and processing. 

UA have 60 years of audio knowledge and thousands of chart-topping record experience packed into their flagship rackmount X series. This 18x20 interface boasts completely new and future-proof A/D and D/A conversion and HEXA Core processing. The Apollo challenges to be the very best at any price for professional recording.

Compatible with Mac and PC.

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Sample rate and bit depth

The Apollo x16 uses 24-bit/192 kHz A/D/A converters with newly designed analog circuitry to deliver optimum audio quality between 129 dB dynamic range and -118 dB. This has some of the lowest signal-to-noise ratio of any interface ever created.

You’ll have as close to zero latency possible in your signal path using Thunderbolt connectivity and real time processing. Guaranteed to cut out tracking lag and attain 50% more DSP performance when running multiple UAD plug-ins. 

There’s plenty of versatility too with switchable +24 and +20 dBu headroom settings. This allows you to connect with varying pro-level studio gear when needed. You can also work in 7.1 surround sound using speaker calibration, to get the most authentic listening experience. Integrated talkback allows for built-in cues and easy communication.

If you need more I/O’s, combine with up to four more Thunderbolt-equipped Apollos. The x16 benefits from backwards compatibility with Thunderbolt 1 and 2. 

Surround Monitoring and Dual-Crystal Clocking

With comprehensive 5.1 surround monitoring support, Apollo x16 is a boon for engineers and producers working on audio and music for video games, television, and the web. In addition, Apollo x16 offers selectable +24 dBu operation for out-of-the-box compatibility with professional mixing consoles and other high-end pro audio equipment.

The Apollo X series also introduces new Dual-Crystal clocking —featuring dedicated crystal oscillators for 44.1/88.2/176.4 kHz and 48/96/192 kHz sample rates —resulting in stunningly low jitter, measured at less than 10 picoseconds at all sample rates. This translates into pure, artifact-free recordings and solid stereo imaging you can trust.


Expect a huge 129 dB dynamic range headroom and a natural, crisp voicing. Included is the Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle plug-in for a huge array of tonal options. Featuring Marshall Plexi Ampeg, Pultec and Fairchild modelling EQ. You can get stuck in with plenty of effects too, such as expertly programmed compression, distortion, reverb and delay.

Your recordings will improve greatly with the rich, three-dimensional analog sound provided by the likes of Pulteq EQ for guitars and a Fairchild 670 tube compressor on drums. 

The Apollo x16 is compatible with all major DAWs, such as Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase and Ableton.


  • 16 x 18  (16 x 18 analog I/O) Thunderbolt  3  audio  interface  with  class-leading  24-bit/192  KHz  conversion 
  • HEXA  Core  Realtime  UAD  Processing  for  tracking  through  UAD  plug-ins  at  near-zero  latency,  regardless  of  audio  buffer  size 
  • Surround  monitor  controller  up  to  7.1  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-2  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 

Includes the UAD Powered Plug-Ins Bundle

  • UA 610-B (Unison)
  • 1176LN Legacy
  • 1176SE Legacy
  • Ampeg SVT-VR Classic (Unison)
  • Fairchild 670 Legacy
  • Marshall Plexi Classic (Unison)
  • Precision Channel Strip
  • Precision Reflection Engine
  • Precision Enhancer Hz
  • Precision Delay Mod
  • Precision Delay Mod L
  • Pultec EQP-1A Legacy
  • Pultec-Pro Legacy
  • Teletronix LA-2A Legacy
  • Raw Distortion (Unison)
  • RealVerb Pro
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