Apogee Big Ben (No Longer Available)

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the Apogee Big Ben is no longer available. This page is for your reference only - we just don't have any more.

Why We Love This Product!

Talk About an Icon... This Baby Belongs in Your Rig!

Big Ben belongs in pro studios, the way Big Ben belongs on the London skyline. Some pieces of gear/architecture/whatever are just too good at what they do. And in clock terms, the Big Ben is about as iconic as it gets (Apogee's and London's, of course). But we're going to avoid the London reference and go on about the Apogee Big Ben right here, right now... because you're a gearhead and that's what you want to know about. So if you know anything, know this: the Big Ben is CRAZY-stable. And the sonic difference it can make in your studio is RIDICULOUS. Don't think you need a clock? Think again. This may be the one piece of gear that launches you from pro setup to pro sound. No joke.

See? The deal is this. Jitter can take away the clarity from your recordings. And your digital gear is... plain, simple... going to have jitter issues. Unless, of course, you have a proper master clock dishing it out and keeping everything in sync. The Apogee Big Ben is arguably the most stable master clock on the entire planet, no doubt. Your imaging? Awesome. Studio rig, live sound rig... doesn't matter. The Apogee Big Ben is a real difference-maker. Just Google it, check out the reviews... or get your ear on it. This is it.

Apogee Big Ben Master Clock Features at a Glance:
  • AES, S/PDIF, Optical I/O - Word Clock/Video In - 6 Word Clock Outs
  • Optional Firewire connection to facilitate clocking and format conversion with other Firewire devices
  • Real-time format conversion between all digital formats
  • Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) using Apogee's C777 Clock Technology up to 192kHz
  • Adaptive Loop Filtering (ALF) to optimize clock performance and minimize jitter
  • Fail-safe lock to external sources (Sure Lock) and Word Clock termination sensing


4.5 based on 2 ratings

Dead-on Clock

Written by Alan from San Diego
September 30, 2010
Music Background: Recording, Professional Musician
I love my big ben. It solved all of my cracking/popping problems happening between all my digital gear when I put it in. The reason I give it four stars instead of five is because the front panel controls are not "first time is a breeze" simple. It takes some button-pushing or (gasp) reading of the manual. But once it's set, it's set and you're good to go. Definitely recommend highly.
See Also: Master Clocks , Apogee , Apogee Synchronizers

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