C777 Clocking used by Big Ben
The AD-16X uses Apogee's C777 clocking technology. Famous for keeping Big Ben on time, the C777 utilizes an entirely digital process that Apogee has developed with the most advanced Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) technology and DSP-based digital filtering. With a stable, crystal based digital PLL handling the clocking, the AD-16X is able to intelligently manipulate incoming signals and adapt to them accordingly, resulting in unprecedented jitter attenuation and an astonishing and noticeable difference in sound quality.
Advanced Option Routing
With version 2 firmware, both digital inputs and analog outputs may be routed in conjunction with an installed X-Option card. Please see page 7 for details.
With it's wide array of standard and optional digital outputs, the AD-16X can be connected to virtually any digital system. The AD-16X includes AES and ADAT Optical digital outputs as standard, while either the X-HD or X-FireWire cards may be installed for connectivity to Pro Tools HD or any FireWire equipped computer.
Soft Limit is an analog peak limiter that instantaneously and gracefully controls transient peaks, thereby allowing an additional 4-6 dB of headroom. Short of purchasing a very expensive stand-alone compressor/limiter, there is currently no product on the market that handles this process better than
UV22HR is Apogee s industry standard technology for reducing the word-length of a high-resolution digital signal to 16 bits. UV22HR is also being employed to produce dramatically improved internet and computer audio content without increased file sizes or data rates. It is estimated that 8 out of 10 hit records are mastered using Apogee's UV22HR technology.
16 channels of premium 24-bit AD conversion
Sample rates up to 192k
16 channels of AES, ADAT/SMUX Output
Word Clock I/O
Optional HD card for direct connection to ProTools HD
Optional S800 FireWire card capable of sample rates up to 192k, compatible with OS X/Windows XP and all popular DAW's
All option cards (X-FireWire and X-HD) facilitate connection of multiple units
"Soft Limit" for maximum digital level without overs (can be applied to a single channel or all channels)
"UV22HR" for superior dither of high resolution audio to 16-bit (can be applied to a channel pair or all channels) Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) using Big Ben's C777 Clock Technology up to 192kHz
Adaptive Loop Filtering (ALF) for optimum clock performance and minimum jitter
Support for AES double wire and SMUX formats
Post A/D conversion level monitoring
Intuitive front panel calibration
Word Clock termination switch
Analog in 1-8 Balanced, DSUB 25pin connector
Analog in 9-16 Balanced, DSUB 25pin connector
WC in: BNC 75 ohm with switchable termination
AES-EBU out x 8, transformer balanced, DSUB 25pin connector (192k single wide compatible)
Optical: toslink x 4, supporting ADAT and SMUX protocol
WC out: BNC 75 ohm
One x-type card can be installed, for Firewire, HD and or other future format connectivity