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Focusrite Expands ISA Range

A new edition of the ISA 828 plus a pair of new optional cards bolster the ISA range.

New York, NY (January 28, 2020)—At the NAMM Show, a number of new products were added to the Focusrite ISA range.

New features in the eight-channel Focusrite ISA 828 MkII include a new switching power supply, reportedly providing more efficient and cooler operation, and there’s also a new, optional ISA ADN8 eight-channel card that provides A-D conversion to Dante, ADAT Optical and AES3 at sampling rates of up to 24-bit/192kHz. The unit still sports the same transformer-based input stage, based around a Lundahl LL1538 transformer, as its predecessor. The front panel, too, remains unchanged, with six-step metering on each channel, and front-panel instrument inputs for channels 1-4.

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The Focusrite ISA ADN8 card additionally offers primary and secondary RJ45 Dante output ports, an AES59-configured DB25 connector for AES3 output, and a pair of TOSLINK connectors for ADAT output. Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows synchronization with external devices.

The final new introduction is the ISA ADN2, an optional two-channel 24-bit/192kHz A-D card that provides A-D conversion for the ISA One mic preamp and DI. The card offers primary and secondary RJ45 Dante output ports, an XLR connector for AES3 output, a TOSLINK connector for ADAT output and RCA connector for S/PDIF output. Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows synchronization with many external devices.

The ISA 828 MkII unit runs $2,699.99, while the ISA ADN2 card goes for $499.99 and the ISA ADN8 card is $659.99.

Focusrite • http://pro.focusrite.com

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