Gentofte, Denmark (August 16, 2010)–NTP Technology has launched the DAD AX24 192 PHD, the latest version of its AX24 8-channel AD/DA audio converter.
“The key new feature of the NTP DAD AX24 192 PHD is an interface connecting directly to Avid Pro Tools digital audio workstations,” explains NTP Technology sales director, Mikael Vest. “Supporting sampling rates of 44.1 up to 192 kHz, it is ideal for use where the highest possible recording quality is needed. An optional high-quality microphone preamplifier makes it the world’s most transparent microphone preamplifier with integral analog-to-digital conversion.”
Available with eight analog inputs or eight analog outputs channels, or both, NTP’s DAD AX24 192 PHD is operated via the DADman control application, which runs on Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. The DADman application is said to be capable of handling 128 channels and can be automated from Avid Pro Tools, emulating the Avid Pro Tools PRE, or via EuCon for operation from the Euphonix MC-Pro and 5-MC hardware controllers.
Designed for music recording as well as mastering and monitoring in DSD, the NTP DAD AX24 192 PHD offers A/D and D/A conversion in PCM at up to 384 kHz sampling rate, DSD at 64 frame/s or 128 frame/s and 352.8 kHz DXD. The optional microphone preamplifier incorporates analog gain in 3 dB steps as well as digital gain with 0.25 dB precision. Dynamic range is between 118 and 121 dB and the preamp equivalent noise floor is -130 dB. The AX24 192 PHD is remote-controllable via RS-422, USB or Ethernet. Preamp parameters can be represented on the channel strip of industry-standard audio production consoles and workstations. MADI output can be configured to operate in loop-through mode, connecting multiple converters to a single data output. The interface can be set to access any configuration of 64 MADI channels in blocks of eight consecutive channels. The AX24 192 PHD can be synchronized to incoming AES 11, Word Clock, Super clock or video (PAL, NTSC, SECAM). An integral phase-locked-loop circuit reportedly is able to correct for minor variations in external sync timing.