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The Mix 2000 AES New Products Guide

Digital Converters ADC DA 4050 4-Channel SRC Single module compatible with NV4000 Series rack frames, two 2-channel AES inputs and outputs, 20-bit resolution.

Digital ConvertersADC DA 4050 4-Channel SRCSingle module compatible with NV4000 Series rack frames, two 2-channel AES inputs and outputs, 20-bit resolution. Handles an input sample rate from 8-56 kHz. Output sample rate may be locked to onboard crystal oscillator or externally referenced to AES, word clock or video.

Aphex Model 1788 A/D OptionSince its introduction two years ago, the Model 1788 remote controlled 8-channel mic preamp has been used by top recording artists in studios and on tour. Diverse installations include TV soaps, the U.S. Congress and the latest Broadway musical, Seussical. The 24-bit digital option for the 1788 has been upgraded to offer 96kHz sampling rate. The TDIF and Toslink outputs will continue to work up to 48kHz and the higher rate will be only available on the AES3 output.

ART DI/OApplied Research and Technology’s DI/O (Model #110) puts analog-to-digital conversion where it should be – outside the computer. With clean, accurate conversion up to 96k, it is stunning! Its built-in 12AX7 vacuum tube enables the unit to warm up already recorded tracks. The unit features high-resolution, 2-channel 24-bit S/PDIF digital I/O, switchable 44.1/48/88.2/96kHz sampling rates, a hand-selected, dual-triode 12AX7 tube with variable tube character control and 1/4-inch stereo analog ins/outs.

ATI DM200 Digital MonitorThe Audio Technologies Inc. DM200 Digital Monitor accepts loop-thru AES/EBU-format digital audio data via 110-ohm XLR and 75-ohm BNC and RCA connectors. A 24-bit, 96kHz D/A converter feeds stereo headphone drivers, balanced audio line outputs and a stereo LED meter. DM200: $599.

ATI DMM100/DMM100-BATDigital Match-MakerThe Audio Technologies Inc. DMM100 accepts serial digital NRZ signals such as AES/EBU digital audio from either of a 110-ohm balanced XLR input, a 75-ohm BNC or RCA input or a TosLink optical fiber. The DMM100 provides reshaped outputs to simultaneously drive a 110-ohm balanced XLR line, 75-ohm BNC or RCA cables and a TosLink optical fiber. All inputs and outputs are transformer-coupled and floating to provide maximum isolation and ground loop elimination. DMM100: $259; DMM100-BAT: $299.

Benchmark DAC2408Benchmark’s new ultra-high-performance 24-bit, 192kHz DAC redefines the state of the art. Dynamic range exceeds 122 dB, and THD+N is better than -110 dB. A multistage PLL VCXO ensures that jitter-induced artifacts never exceed -138 dB. The unit supports single or dual cable interfaces, at sample rates from 28 to 200 kHz. Features include input routing, 2, 4, 6 and 8-channel modes, bit scope, meters and status display.

Benchmark Media Systems DDA1626The DDA1626 is a dual six-in, eight-out Power DA for digital audio. Inputs include 2 XLRs, 2 BNCs, 1 Toslink, and 1 internal source. Each DA has 4 XLR and 4 BNC outputs. In addition there is a Toslink output on section A. Features include signal presence LEDs and front panel BNC monitor outputs. Options include AGC, cable equalization and digital audio “black” generation. The 1-RU DDA1626 runs on international power and lists for $995.

Cirrus Logic CS43122 DACThe CS43122 is a high-performance, stereo D/A converter, which provides 24-bit conversion and supports sample rates up to 192 kHz. This latest Crystal audio DAC from Cirrus Logic achieves the highest dynamic range performance in the industry – 122 dB – and delivers excellent sound quality, enabling state-of-the-art audio performance. The CS43122 further strengthens Cirrus Logic’s position as the worldwide leading provider of audio chips and is available in a 28-pin SOIC package, priced at $7.25 in OEM quantities.

dB Technologies M-AD820dB Technologies introduces the newest plug-in module to the expandable dB44-96 system frame – the M-AD820, a 2-channel analog-to-digital converter. The multichannel unit offers 44.1, 48, 88.2 or 96kHz sampling frequencies, and a choice of 2, 4, 6 or 8 channels. The expandable dB44-96 system frame may be ordered with a variety of plug-in modules, which also includes the m-DA824 (2-channel D-to-A module) and the M-DD1-2-1, a single-double wire AES translator.

dB Technologies M-AD824dB Technologies will profile the dB44-96 Multi-Channel Conversion System – its latest model of 96kHz/24-bit converter. The expandable frame may be ordered with a variety of plug-in modules; the newest is the M-AD824: a 2-channel analog-to-digital converter. The following configuration is a self-contained, dual-channel single- or double-wire conversion system: the M-DA824 (2-channel D-to-A module), the M-AD824, the M-DD1-2 and M-DD2-1 (the single/double and double/single wire AES translator).

Harrison Digital ConverterHarrison’s Digital Converter provides up to 448 channels of analog/digital signal conversion with MADI interface housed in a 12U enclosure. Each cost-effective unit houses eight dedicated converter cards, which can be mixed within the system for custom configurations. Twenty-eight AES pairs or 56 balanced analog signals per card with built-in SRC on AES receiver card. Audio signal interface is via 25-pin D-type connector. External AES/EBU and TTL reference standard.

Otari Corporation FS-96Format and Sample Rate Converter. Handles all common digital audio formats and sample rates up to 96 kHz. Bi-directional conversion.

Peavey MM-8802The new MM-8802 is a single-rackspace, 24-bit product featuring a new interface, front panel control features and a CAT5 cable interface with an 80-foot capacity. The MM-8802’s analog circuits are now controllable from within the MediaMatrix[TM] software. The I/O includes eight line inputs and outputs, as well as eight 10-volt control ports and eight TTL logic outputs. The front panel input and output meters, fault and status LEDs are also new features.

Prism Sound ADA-8A modular multichannel digital processor, initially offered in 8-channel, 24/96 A-D-A configuration with AES I/O. Standard features include premium-quality 8-channel synchronous sampling rate conversion and SNS noise-shaping. Options include a direct Pro Tools interface, additional AES I/O card for 2-wire on all channels; 24-bit TDIF interface; more to be announced at the show.

Sonic Sense Sonic AK2K+The Sonic AK2K+ is a 2-channel, portable (12VDC), compact 8x5x1.75-inch (WxDxH) 24-bit, 96kHz analog-to-digital converter. Multiple 16-, 20- and 24-bit outputs on single or dual wire AES/EBU and S/PDIF. 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz sampling rates, balanced input and variable input sensitivity calibration. Digital through for word-length reduction and format conversion, 9-segment digital meters, DAT-compatible and all controls on recessed front panel.

Swissonic AD8The Swissonic AD8 is an 8-channel, 24-bit/96kHz analog-to-digital converter with mic/line inputs and built-in preamps including phantom power. Clocking can be internal from word clock. Choice of output formats available: ADAT Lightpipe, AES/EBU, mLAN via a switchable output module. Get ’em all! $1,499; AD8 S/MUX, $159; AD8 AES/EBU, $359.