Drawmer’s M-Clock Plus.Las Vegas, NV (March 17, 2008)–TransAudio Group has introduced Drawmer’s M-Clock Plus, an AES Grade 1 master clock generator. M-Clock Plus supports clock rates from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz and additionally incorporates dual sample rate converters, allowing material to be re-sampled and synchronized to the selected high-precision clock.
In addition to its precision internal word clocks, M-Clock Plus can synchronize to an external word clock input or retrieve the clock from an AES audio signal via an AES11 input. The unit offers 10 word clock outputs, eight on the rear connector panel, plus two at the front for easy access when the unit is rackmounted. The exact frequency of the selected internal or external clock is measured and displayed with an accuracy of 2ppm.
Access to the two sample rate converters is via selectable AES, S/PDIF or TOSLINK inputs, with simultaneous AES, S/PDIF and TOSLINK outputs, enabling a wide range of format conversion, as well as sample rate conversion possibilities. Sample rate converter #1 has a selectable AES, S/PDIF or TOSLINK input on the front panel for easy access. The inclusion of automatic dither generation with user selectable 16- or 24-bit word length is especially valuable for 16-bit word lengths at low signal levels.
“The Drawmer M-Clock Plus is really a ‘complete’ digital resource combining many things in one,” said Brad Lunde, president of TransAudio Group. “A 10-output precision clock to 192 kHz with two sample rate converters for two simultaneous but different rates at once, dithering for lower word lengths, it can solve a wide range of digital problems in one unit.”