Apollo

Apollo provides unsurpassed processing power and a control surface with displays, touch screens and light-emitting knobs which detail function and status. Apollo utilises Bluefin2, the next generation of Bluefin HDSP, which provides unrivalled resources of up to 1020 channel processing paths, 128 program busses, 96 IFB/Track outputs and 48 auxes. With single and dual fader options, Apollo can squeeze in more faders into a single footprint that any other console, and its integrated router provides total network flexibility. Apollo’s I/O functions are performed by the Hydra2 network, which uses high capacity 8192² cross-point routers and a variety of I/O units.


Features

All Apollo consoles feature:

  • 12 dual layers of faders.
  • 6 bands fully parametric EQ / filters on each channel, group and main path.
  • 2 x compressor / limiters, 1 x expander / gate, and sidechain EQ / filters on each channel, group and main path.
  • 4 independent simultaneous post fader, pre fader or pre EQ track / IFB sends per channel / group path.
  • Comprehensive monitoring and metering. User splits and independent monitoring for multiple operators.
  • Independent DSP, routing and control processing.
  • Integral 8192x8192 router with up to 512 audio channels per Hydra2 port. Fully integrable with any Hydra2 network.
  • Extensive range of Hydra2 I/O available.
  • Copper or fibre connectivity.
  • Highly resilient, comprehensive redundancy and fully hot-pluggable.
  • Low power consumption and heat generation.

Technical Specification

Surface measurements
  • End Profile measurements
  • Typical Surface Measurements

Rack Layout
Bussing Structure
  • 1020 freely assignable channel processing paths
  • Up to 16 x stereo or 5.1 surround main outputs from a Mains/Group pool of 128 resources
  • Up to 48 x mono, stereo or 5.1 surround audio groups froma Mains/Group pool of 128 resources
  • 96 x multi-track busses for IFB or recording
  • 48 x auxiliary busses
  • All channels and groups can have up to 4 x Direct or Mix Minus Outputs
  • 3 x independent user sections, each with independent APFL and monitoring systems
Channel Facilities
  • All channels and groups have 6-band parametric EQ, each with variable response
  • All channels and groups have full dynamics processing (Compressor/Limiter and Expander/Gate) plus secondary Compressor/Limiter
  • Side Chain EQ/Filters have 2-band parametric EQ, each with variable response
  • 256 x Inserts
  • 1728 mono legs of delay, each up to 2.73 seconds, giving a total of 78 minutes delay
  • Direct Outputs can be pre-EQ, pre-fader or post-fader
  • 12 layers, each with its own A and B paths
Networking
  • Integral 8192² router
  • 32 + 32 router connections
  • All I/O provided over Hydra2 network via a range of Hydra2 I/O boxes
  • Cat5e or fibre connectivity
Resilience
  • Highly resilient – all modules are hot-pluggable with automatic redundant PSU, DSP, Control processor, Router module, I/O Expansion module
  • Independent DSP operation ensures audio continuity in the event of a PC or control reset
  • Low power consumption and heat generation

System Specification

AES3 Inputs
  • Formats Supported
    • AES/EBU (AES3) 24-bit Also suitable for use with SPDIF (IEC958 Type 2) signals
  • Interface
    • 110 Ohm transformer balanced, 0.2V-7.0V Pk-Pk 75 Ohm unbalanced (BNC), 0.3V-1.2V Pk-Pk
    • 75 Ohm unbalanced (BNC), 0.3V-1.2V Pk-Pk
  • Sample Rate Conversion
    • 24-Bit switchable on all AES inputs
  • SRC THD+N
    • -117dB @ 1kHz, 0.00014%
AES3 Outputs
  • Formats Supported
    • AES/EBU (AES3) 24-bit
  • Interface
    • 110 Ohm transformer balanced 4V
    • Pk-Pk (nominal) into 110 Ohm load
    • 75 Ohm unbalanced 1V Pk-Pk (nominal) into 75 Ohm load (BNC)
Analogue Inputs
  • Analogue – Digital Conversion
    • 24-Bit
  • Input
    • Electronically Balanced
  • Input Impedance
    • 2k Ohms for Mic gains
    • 10k Ohms for Line gains
  • Sensitivity
    • +18 / -78dB on Mic/Line Inputs
  • Equivalent Input Noise
    • -127dB (150 Ohm Source)
  • Distortion
    • -1dBFS @ 1kHz – Better than 0.003%
    • -20dBFS @ 1kHz – Better than 0.006%
    • -60dBFS @ 1kHz – Better than 0.3%
  • Frequency Response
    • 20Hz to 20kHz +/- 0.5dB on Mic/Line Inputs
  • Input CMR (Common Mode Rejection)
    • >75 dB (Typical 85dB) on Mic/Line Inputs
Analogue Outputs
  • Digital – Analogue Conversion
    • 24-Bit
  • Output Balance
    • Electronically Balanced, 20Hz to 20kHz, Better than -35dB, typically -45dB
  • Output Impedance
    • <40 Ohms
  • Distortion
    • -1dBFS @ 1kHz – Better than 0.006%
    • -20dBFS @ 1kHz – Better than 0.003%
    • -60dBFS @ 1kHz – Better than 0.3%
  • Frequency Response
    • 20Hz to 20kHz +/- 0.25dB
Performance
  • Digital to Digital (AES3) Distortion
    • -1dBFS, 20Hz to 10kHz - Better than 0.0001%
  • Digital to Digital (AES3 with SRC) Distortion
    • -1dBFS, 20Hz to 10kHz - Better than 0.0002%
  • Frequency Response (Analogue Input to Output)
    • 20Hz to 20kHz +/- 0.5dB
Synchronization
  • NTSC/PAL Video
  • Tri-Level
  • TTL Wordclock (48kHz)
  • AES/EBU Digital input (48kHz)
  • Internal Crystal Reference
  • The system can be pre-set with up to four external sync sources, plus internal, such that if the 1st source fails, it will automatically switch to the 2nd and so on.

Apollo Movie