CRANE SONG EGRET
This 8-channel D/A converter with a stereo mixer has level; cue send; and pan, solo and mute control on each channel. Egret has a master level control, master cue send control and headphone out. Each channel has a TRS insert and direct balanced outputs. The DACs support up to 192k with bypassable sample rate converters on each channel. The converters can be used independently at different sample rates. Expected release: winter 2005. AES booth: #865.
LAVRY STEREO DA
The Stereo DA features a built-in, digitally controlled attenuator, crystal-based jitter reduction and sample rate converter, high-drive headphone amplifier and stereo/mono switch.
LYNX LT-ADAT EXPANSION CARD
This full-function ADAT interface provides up to 16 channels of high-performance ADAT Lightpipe I/O in a Lynx Aurora 8 or 16. At 48 kHz, LT-ADAT’s I/O channel capacity is 16. Higher sample rates are supported via S/MUX. Channel routing is controlled from Aurora via Lynx AES16, MIDI or infrared devices. The LT-ADAT clock can be slaved to Aurora or Lightpipe optical signal, with Aurora’s SynchroLock technology providing high levels of jitter immunity. Retail: $249. AES booth: #842.
SONIC STUDIO TD-302 FIREWIRE INTERFACE
This portable, ultra-fidelity FireWire audio interface provides not only an intimate connection between Sonic Studio’s OS X applications for improved fidelity and transparency, but also acts as a best-of-breed Core Audio interface for all your audio production needs. The Model 302 includes stereo analog and digital I/O, plus DSP-based effects, routing, real-time headphone and line-level monitoring, and FreeFlight. Price: $3,495. AES booth: #272.