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Converters Syncs and Clocks

Buyer���s Guide


Features: Two-channel 24-bit /192-kHz A/D D/A; 1RU; Sample Rate Converter performs all functions independently, simultaneously with three separate signal paths. External A/D and D/A sync inputs accept AES, Video Black signals. Engineered by DaySequerra.

Price: $1,499.

Contact: Audio Technology, Inc. | 856-719-9900 |

Core Sound HeadLine 24/192

Features: Portable DAC, Headphone/Line Amp, Source Selector; three digital inputs (two coax, one Toslink); one pair stereo Line inputs; 1/4-inch stereo headphone output (30 and 600 Ohm); 16- and 24-bit words; Sample rates: 44.1 – 192 KS/s; powered by two 9V batteries or AC; 10.5 Ounces.

Price: $399.

Contact: Core Sound | 201-801-0812 |

Lynx Aurora 8/FW

Features: Eight-channel converter; A/D and D/A conversion at sample rates up to 192 kHz; FireWire interface; low-jitter SynchroLock Word Clock; dual wire capable; uncompressed and unequalized audio; 117 dB dynamic range; -108 dB THD+N; 1RU; no fan; interfaces also available for ProTools|HDR, ADAT, AES/EBU.

Price: $2,295.

Contact: Lynx Studio Technology | 949-515-8265 |

Videoquip DAC-2

Features: Low noise D/A converter; two-channel; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz sample rates; 24-bit; AES3, S/PDIF inputs; balanced XLR outputs; sync output; signal lock indicator; output gain controls; one-half rackspace.

Price: $895.

Contact: Videoquip Research Ltd. | 888-293-1071 |

Weiss ADC2

Features: Two-channel converter; 24-bit; Mic/Line inputs; 44.1 – 192 kHz sampling, internal/external sync (AES / WSYNC); 1 dB stepped attenuator; bar graph; optional FireWire I/O; digital input; digital compressor/limiter; POW-R dithering.

Price $ 6,500; $7,090 w/ Firewire.

Contact: Weiss Digital Audio | +41 44 940 20 06 |

Benchmark Media ADC1 USB

Features: Two-channel A/D Converter; 24-bit; 192 kHz; native USB interface operates at up to 96 kHz/24 bit without special drivers; compatible with Windows, Mac OS X; five digital outputs (one XLR, two Coax, one optical, one USB); ultra-low distortion (0.0003-percent) for transparent recording; Wide Dynamic Range > 120 dB A-Weighted; UltraLock low-jitter clock locks to AES, S/PDIF, WC or Super-clock; nine-segment LED meters with peak-hold indicators; matched input gain stages support levels from -14 dBu to +29 dBu (at 0 dBFS).

Price: $1,775.

Contact: Benchmark Media Systems | 800-262-4675 |

Apogee Digital AD and DA16X

Features: 24-bit converters; AD16X features 16 channels of A/D conversion; DA16X features 16 channels of D/A conversion; both operate from 44.1 – 192 kHz sample rates; both feature Big Ben’s C777 clocking technology, connectivity to AES, ADAT inputs, outputs; X card slot for optional FireWire, Apogee Symphony interface cards.

Price: $3,495.

Contact: Apogee Digital | 310-584-9394 |

SM Pro Audio ADDA 192-S

Features: Two-channel; 24-bit/192-kHz AD/DA conversion; Vectron Clock (extremely low jitter); 2 x channel Mic/Line pre-amp; 48 volt phantom power; internal, external S/PDIF Sync; S/PDIF optical and coaxial I/O; analog monitor outputs; zero latency hardware monitoring, headphone amplifier.

Price: $499.

Contact: Kaysound Imports | 514-633-8877 |


Features: Digital converter; pair of API signature 312 mic preamps API 2520 op amps; 20-segment LED metering on both analog and digital sections; Mic and Line inputs; polarity; phantom power; input pad; 2:1 and Mic/Line switches; six sample rate choices; external Super Clock input; multiple A2D units can be slaved together Insert point provided between Analog and Digital sections.

Price: $1,995.

Contact: API Audio | 301-776-7879 |

Digital Audio Denmark AX24

Features: User-configurable conversion system field upgradeable from 24-bit/48-kHz to 24-bit/192-kHz to full blown DXD, all within the same modular chassis; 224 different configuration from two – eight analog Line or Mic input and output channels; 24-bit PCM sample rates up to 384 kHz DXD sample rate; DSD sample rates: 64 and 128 fs; digital I/O: MADI, AES3, S/PDIF, TDIF and ProTools; digital DSD formats compatible with MADI, SDIF-3; integrated mic pre with analog gain; full remote controllable via RS-422; USB or Ethernet; work stations.

Price: Contact Manufacturer.

Contact: Digital Audio Denmark | +45 72 20 35 55 |

Digidesign 192 I/O

Features: A/D, D/A, real-time sample rate converter; 16 channel – 32 simultaneous inputs and outputs; 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz sample rates; 24-bit; eight-channel AES/EBU, TDIF, ADAT; two-channel AES/EBU, S/PDIF; eight-channel card option bay; Loop Sync input/output; Word Clock input/output; soft-clip limiter; expansion – legacy peripheral port.

Price: $3,995.

Contact: Digidesign | 800-333-2137 |

Lucid 88192

Features: A/D – D/A multi-format converter; eight channels of AES/EBU, eight channels of SMUX2 ADAT digital audio to and from the host at sample rates up to 192 kHz.

Price: $ 3,199.

Contact: Lucid Audio/Symetrix | 425-778-7728 |

Lavry Black AD10

Features: 24-bit analog-to-digital converter; Tube & Transformer Digital Alias-Free Emulation; +4 dBu XLR and -10 dBV 1/4-inch TRS inputs; ultra-stable internal and external clock; 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz sample rates; Dynamics >117dB 20 – 20 kHz, 0.0009 THD+N 20 – 20 kHz.

Price: $1,480.

Contact: Lavry Black | 360-598-9757 |

Sonifex RB-ADDA2

Features: A/D and D/A Converter; two-channel; 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96,
176.4, 192 kHz; 16-, 20- and 24-bit depth; Analog I/O; XLR & phono; Digital I/O AES; SPDIF; TOSlink; Clock in AES & BNC; Front panel push button control.

Price: $1,509.

Contact: Independent Audio | 207-773-2424 |

Grimm Audio CC1

Features: Master clock with 16 Word Clock outputs in two separate sample rate groups; one AES3 reclocker; can optionally slave to Word Clock or AES3; lowest jitter.

Price: $1,950.

Contact: Eelco Grimm | +31 (0)30 236 9829 |

Prism Sound ADA-8XR

Features: Combined A/D-D/A converter; eight-channel; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz sample rates; 2.8224, 5.6448 MHz sample rates; 16, 24-bit; choice of I/O; peak limiter; noise shaping; word clock; Superclock; DSD-compatible.

Price: Starts at $11,200.

Contact: Prism Sound at 973-983-9577,

Universal Audio 2192 Master Audio Interface

Features: Low-jitter internal clock source; 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz sampling rates; DC-coupled, fully dual-differential, matched-FET, all discrete Class-A analog signal path; no capacitors, digital processing in the signal; two-channel ADAT S-MUX I/O for 44.1 – 48 kHz transmission of 44.1 – 192 kHz audio; two-channel transformer-coupled AES/EBU I/O (44.1kHz – 192kHz); support for single, dual wire AES/EBU at 96, 192 kHz rates; 2 channel transformer-coupled S/PDIF I/O (44.1 kHz – 192 kHz); realtime transcoding between digital formats; independent digital, analog output routing; four parallel 75 ohm BNC Word Clock outputs for jitter-free and reflection-free clock distribution; two separate 75 ohm BNC Word Clock inputs capable of synchronizing to 1x house clocks while running at higher 2x and 4x sample rates.

Price: $3,599.

Contact: Universal Audio | 831-440-1176 |

Antelope Isochrone 10M Atomic Master Clock

Features: Rubidium Atomic Reference Generator; 2RU; Designed specifically for use with the Isochrone line of crystal based master clocks; 100,000 times better stability than crystal clocks; (8) 10 Mhz BNC outputs.

Price: $5,995.

Contact: Antelope Audio | 415-869-9661 |