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NEW! Focusrite Forte USB DAC Interface for Mac & Windows - Apogee Duet 2 alternative?

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You guys know I love my Apogee Duet 2 as a Dac and a headphones amp for road use. The biggest concern for most people with the Duet 2 is the lack of Windows support. When I saw the Forte Press Release I thought this may be the perfect alternative to the Duet 2. I just got it today so stay tuned for my unboxing. Take a look at the details. I'll report back on how it sounds.

http://us.focusrite.com/usb-audio-interfaces/forte

 

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post #2 of 19
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Just unboxed.  Listening on the UE6000.

 


Edited by HiFiGuy528 - 10/5/12 at 7:18am
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post #3 of 19
That Logitech UE6000 just made it to the Inner Fidelity Wall of Fame for closed backs, retiring the Shure 840s.

How are they (DAC & Phones) both?
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SUBBED! Update? Hoping that the DAC specs sound as good as they look. 


Edited by devgru - 10/7/12 at 7:47pm
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hello.. i'm going to buy forte or duet2.... what you think about forte? who is better? duet2 or forte?

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I have both. Honestly they're virtually indistinguishable on SQ. I personally prefer the RME Babyface for the EQ and drivers, but it can't drive HD650 and the like.

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and forte how works with mac?

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Both are very good sounding.  I would go Forte because it has TRS outputs on the unit, no breakout cable needed.  It is also Windows friendly.

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thank you, forte is my favorite,


Edited by Orsonprimo - 12/6/12 at 4:49pm
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I bought forte to day, sound is great,but... i do not understand why if I have a guitar and a microphone connected,when i record the guitar, the program records the voice on the guitar..im using logic.can anyone help me?

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I wish I know Logic to help you.  Maybe the guys at http://www.gearslutz.com/board/ can?

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ok thanks, to day i have found the solution, now it works great.

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I gave up the idea of buying the Babyface because of the lack of a built in headphone amp (digital volume control instead) and the weak headphone output.

Does the Forte sport a decent headphone amp ? Is the headphone output powerful enough to be able to drive most headphones (let's say up to 60 ohms).

 

Thanks in advance, this could be my dream audio interface.

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Originally Posted by cheul View Post

I gave up the idea of buying the Babyface because of the lack of a built in headphone amp (digital volume control instead) and the weak headphone output.

Does the Forte sport a decent headphone amp ? Is the headphone output powerful enough to be able to drive most headphones (let's say up to 60 ohms).

 

Thanks in advance, this could be my dream audio interface.


It has two headphone amps, but it's limited to powering those two opamps with bus-power.

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It has a good amp, but is volume limited unless powered by 5v DC.  I used a battery pack that charges iPads.

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