BUYERS GUIDE

Converters, Clocks, and Syncs
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Lynx Studio Technology Aurora 8/Aurora 16

Features: Combined A/D-D/A unit; eight or 16 channels; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz; onboard 32-channel digital mixer; SynchroLock antijitter technology.

Price: Aurora 16 - $3,295; Aurora 8 - $2,195.

Contact: Lynx Studio Technology at

949-515-8265, www.lynxstudio.com.

Weiss Engineering ADC2

Features: Analog to digital converter; two-channel; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz sample rates; 24-bit; 48V phantom power; onboard digital peak limiter; POW-R dithering; clock input.

Price: $6,500.

Contact: Weiss Engineering at

41-44-940-2006, www.weiss.ch.

Sonifex RB-ADDA2

Features: Combined A/D-D/A unit; 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz sample rates; word clock.

Price: $1,289.

Contact: Sonifex/Independent Audio at

217-773-2424, www.independentaudio.com.

TC Electronic Konnekt 8

Features: Analog to digital converter; IMPACT mic preamps; FireWire port; linkable; Jitter Elimination Technology; headphone output; ships with Steinberg Cubase LE.

Price: $375.

Contact: TC Electronic at 818-665-4900, www.tcelectronic.com.

SM Pro Audio ADDA 192-S

Features: Combined A/D-D/A unit; two-channel; 24-bit/192 kHz; 48V phantom power; 20 dB pad; headphone amp. Price: $499.

Contact: SM Pro Audio/Kaysound at

514-633-8877, www.smproaudio.com.

Benchmark Media Systems ADC1 Converter

Features: Analog to digital converter; two-channel; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz sample rates; 24-bit; AES, ADAT outputs; UltraLock anti-jitter technology; clock input.

Price: $1,775.

Contact: Benchmark Media Systems at

800-262-4675, www.benchmarkmedia.com.

MOTU 8pre

Features: Analog to digital converter; eight-channel; 24-bit; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz sample rates; 24-bit; 48V phantom power; 20 dB pad; FireWire port; monitor output.

Price: $595.

Contact: MOTU at 617-576-2760, www.motu.com.

CEDAR ADA

Features: Combined A/D-D/A unit; two-channel; 24-bit/96 kHz.

Price: $1,175.

Contact: CEDAR/Independent Audio at

217-773-2424, www.independentaudio.com.

Lavry Engineering Blue 4496 Converter

Features: Modular A/D-D/A; up to eight channels; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz sample rates; 32 – 100 kHz Varispeed; double or single wire configurations.

Prices: two-channel A/D module - $868,

two-channel D/A module - $840, basic chassis - $485.

Contact: Lavry Engineering at

206-381-5891, www.lavryengineering.com.

Lucid GENx6-96 Studio Sync Generator

Features: Clock/sync generator; six outputs; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz sample rates; word clock; Superclock.

Price: $499.

Contact: Lucid at 425-742-1518, www.lucidaudio.com.

Drawmer M-Clock Master Clock

Features: Master clock generator; up to eight outputs; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz; word clock, Superclock; onboard sample rate converter.

Price: $1,500.

Contact: Drawmer/TransAudio Group at

702-365-5155, www.transaudiogroup.com.

Prism Sound ADA-8XR

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

Price: starts at $11,200.

Contact: Prism Sound at 973-983-9577, www.prismsound.com.

API A2D

Features: Analog-to-digital converter; two-channel; 24-bit; up to 96 kHz sample rate; API 312 mic preamps.

Price: $1,995.

Contact: API Audio at 301-776-7879,

www.apiaudio.com.

Digital Audio Denmark AX24

Features: Modular combined A/D-D/A unit; up to eight channels; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.8 kHz; DSD, DXD-compatible.

Price: $6,000.

Contact: Digital Audio Denmark/

Las Vegas Pro Audio at 702-273-0731, www.lasvegasproaudio.com.

Videoquip DAC2

Features: Digital to analog converter; two-channel; 24-bit; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz sample rates; word clock.

Price: $895.

Contact: Videoquip at 888-293-1071, www.videoquip.com.

Grimm Audio CC1 Master Clock

Features: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz sample rates; word clock, SuperClock; AES/EBU.

Price: $1,750.

Contact: Grimm Audio at 31-030-236-9829, www.grimmaudio.com.

Digidesign Sync I/O

Features: Master clock generator; up to 192 kHz; word clock; Superclock; bi-phase; LTC, VITC, blackburst; MTC; Windows, Mac. Price: $2,095.

Contact: Digidesign at 800-333-2137, www.Digidesign.com.

Apogee Electronics Big Ben Master Digital Clock

Features: Master clock; 24-bit; up to 192 kHz sample rate; six programmable word clock outputs; format conversion; varispeed mode; pull-up/pull-down.

Price: $1,495.

Contact: Apogee Electronics at 310-584-9394, www.apogeedigital.com.

Mytek 8X192-ADDA

Features: Combined A/D-D/A unit; eight-channel; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz sample rates; 16, 24-bit; choice of I/O; word clock; onboard clock generator; summing bus.

Price: $3,495.

Contact: Mytek at 646-613-1822, www.mytekdigital.com.

Universal Audio 2192 Master Audio Interface

Features: Combined A/D-D/A unit; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz sample rates; 24-bit; word clock; ADAT I/O; format conversion; SMUX. Price: $2,795

Contact: Universal Audio at 866-823-1176, www.uaudio.com.

Crane Song HEDD

Features: Analog to digital converter/multiprocessor; 16, 20, 24-bit; redither; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz sample rates; 'Triode,” “Pentode” tube emulation; word clock.

Price: $3,495.

Contact: Crane Song at 715-398-3627, www.cranesong.com.