Universal Audio Apollo X16

18×20 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with Realtime UAD Hexa Core processor, class-leading audio conversion and Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle.


The Universal Audio Apollo X16 is an 18×20 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with Realtime UAD Hexa Core processor, 7.1 surround monitoring and Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle.

The Universal Audio Apollo X16 includes new and improved 24-bit/192kHz audio converters augmented by an all-new analogue circuitry for an ultra pristine signal path. Thanks to its impressive 133dB dynamic range and a THD+N of -129dB, the Apollo X16 offers better performance than any audio interface in any class.

The Apollo x16 also features a new UAD Hexa Core processing with six DSP chips for 50% more UAD plug-in processing power than with previous Apollo interfaces, ideal whether you’re tracking or mixing larger sessions.

The new Apollo X16 will provide comprehensive surround monitoring support up to 7.1 for engineers and producers working in broadcast, video games and the web. In addition it also boasts selectable +24dBu operation, ensuring compatibility with professional mixing consoles and high-end pro audio equipment.

The Apollo X16 includes two Thunderbolt 3 ports which lets you daisy-chain up to 4 Apollo interfaces or a total of six UAD-2 devices. Thunderbolt 3 is backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and 2 meaning that you can connect your Apollo X16 to any Thunderbolt-ready mac using a dedicated adapter sold separately.

Plug-ins included in the Realtime Analog Classics Plus bundle:

UA 610-B Tube Preamp & EQ


Ampeg SVT-VR Classic Bass Amp

Marshall Plexi Classic Guitar 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


Augment your UAD Plug-in Arsenal at a fraction of the price by selecting one of our custom bundles. Add the interface to your basket and select the bundle of your choice on the pop-up screen.

Universal Audio Apollo X16 Main Features:

18 x 20 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface with class-leading 24-bit/192 KHz conversion
Real-time UAD HEXA Core Processing for tracking through UAD plug-ins at near-zero latency, regardless of audio buffer size
Surround monitor controller up to 7.1 format (available in Q4)
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; backwards-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 analogue design, superior components, and premium build quality
Free, industry-leading technical support — on the phone and online — from knowledgeable audio engineers.


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