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Apogee Mini-Me: no longer available!
« on: August 20, 2007, 06:07:49 PM »
Saw this in another thread...

Sorry but the Mini-ME was discontinued as of July 27th. I was talking about the Mini-MP.

...and didn't see it posted anywhere else at TS.  I think it deserves its own thread.  Also found this on Apogee's Mini-Me page:

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As of July 25th, 2007, Mini-Me is no longer available.
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Re: Apogee Mini-Me: no longer available!
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 07:01:15 PM »
Hopefully a new shorter version is coming out!  I email apogee to see what info they will give me.Here is hoping........OOK
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Re: Apogee Mini-Me: no longer available!
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007, 09:57:25 PM »
now how long until they stop service on mini-me's? 
ala ad1000 etc
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Re: Apogee Mini-Me: no longer available!
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2007, 01:33:01 AM »
Not neccesarily a shorter version needed.  They just need to put the controls on what are now the sides and all would be swell.  I'd pick up another MP if they did it.

Hopefully a new shorter version is coming out!  I email apogee to see what info they will give me.Here is hoping........OOK

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Re: Apogee Mini-Me: no longer available!
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2007, 01:47:44 PM »
Ok so here is the deal with the minime.  I just got off the phone with Tony at apogee.  He told me that the mininme is 6 years old and it is time for a redesign.  He reports that several of the parts used in the minime are getting hard to come by.  He states this has somewhat forced the end of the minime as we know it.  He would not commit to when a new product is coming out, but stated the 2 channel market is a huge market and apogee will certainly be in that market.  He stated that there is nothing currently in development, which kinda burst my bubble.  I asked him about dsd, and he is not impressed by it and states Apogee will likely not go in that direction.  As far as support Apogee will continue to support any repairs needed for the minime, but did not say how long(ala ad1000).  I am sure it will be for a few years yet.  I thanked him and told him I am looking forward to a new product.
He kinda chuckled and that was it. 

This whole thing is just weird.

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Re: Apogee Mini-Me: no longer available!
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2007, 12:44:38 PM »
while this is certainly unfortunate, maybe this will help bring the used price of these things back up... can't believe how cheap I've seen some of these for in the yard sale... There's no way I'd ever sell mine if the best I can hope for is a mod UA5 trade or ~500 bucks.

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Re: Apogee Mini-Me: no longer available!
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2007, 02:07:14 PM »
Yeah, but their Mini MP is just as good from the specs. I guess it was their replacement.

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Re: Apogee Mini-Me: no longer available!
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2007, 02:44:44 PM »
Yeah, but their Mini MP is just as good from the specs. I guess it was their replacement.

no, the MiniMP is not a replacement for the MiniMe, nor do I think it was ever intended to be.  the MiniMP is a pre-amp only, and has no A/D converter.

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Re: Apogee Mini-Me: no longer available!
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2007, 03:36:43 PM »
I guess they are looking to make more money.  :-\  b/c now you have to buy the Mini DAC to use in conjunction with the Mini MP. Maybe they are just putting better components into each of the units? who knows.

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Re: Apogee Mini-Me: no longer available!
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2007, 03:38:10 PM »
Nope, the DAC is a digital>analog converter.  The mini-me was an ADC analog>digital converter with preamps. Makes you wonder though if it will be an all in one box, or just an ADC, that they replace it with. 
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Re: Apogee Mini-Me: no longer available!
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2007, 03:51:56 PM »
Nope, the DAC is a digital>analog converter.  The mini-me was an ADC analog>digital converter with preamps. Makes you wonder though if it will be an all in one box, or just an ADC, that they replace it with. 

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Re: Apogee Mini-Me: no longer available!
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2007, 03:56:12 PM »
Funny timing...

Apogee's FireWire Option Card for Mini-Me and Mini-DAC Now Shipping
March 20, 2007

Apogee Electronics Corporation announced today that its FireWire option card for the Mini-Me and Mini-DAC is now shipping worldwide through authorized dealers and distributors. The new FireWire option card allows professionals to connect their Mini-Me and/or Mini-DAC to their DAW at sampling rates up to 96kHz or 192kHz, respectively. The FireWire option card also allows for the aggregation of multiple units for those who want to expand beyond two channels.

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Re: Apogee Mini-Me: no longer available!
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2007, 10:58:21 PM »
Funny timing...

Apogee's FireWire Option Card for Mini-Me and Mini-DAC Now Shipping
March 20, 2007

Apogee Electronics Corporation announced today that its FireWire option card for the Mini-Me and Mini-DAC is now shipping worldwide through authorized dealers and distributors. The new FireWire option card allows professionals to connect their Mini-Me and/or Mini-DAC to their DAW at sampling rates up to 96kHz or 192kHz, respectively. The FireWire option card also allows for the aggregation of multiple units for those who want to expand beyond two channels.

Funny in that it took them 5 years to release the Firewire option that was advertised as a future option almost immediatly after the Mini-ME was released back in 2002. And then they drop the Mini-ME altogether.
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Re: Apogee Mini-Me: no longer available!
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2007, 04:07:46 PM »
http://www.apogeedigital.com/products/duet.php?section=specs

Looks like there is a replacement of sorts.  I wonder if it will work without being hooked to a computer...

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Re: Apogee Mini-Me: no longer available!
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2007, 05:51:56 PM »
It's bus powered via firewire.  Breakout cable has xlr and 1/4"ins, and I believe 1/4" out.  Not to useful for us unless folks want to go back to lugging the laptop in the field.  Uuuuuhhg, only reason I bring a laptop to gigs is to surf ts  :P

 

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