The Burl B2 Bomber ADC (Analog/Digital Converter) from BURL Audio is the most significant piece of audio gear in your studio, and you don't even own it yet. With Dante capabilities
You've spent a fortune on great mics, great mic pres, and a kick ass DAW, but unfortunately you are missing one key component; an ADC with an audio path worthy of your recordings.
Open up your best mic pre and look inside. You will see high quality components like tubes, large transformers and high quality capacitors. Open up your ADC and you will find cheap 10 cent capacitors and run-of-the-mill 25 cent op-amps, even when you've spent a lot of money on your interface. Most DAW hardware interfaces are designed for interconnectivity with little attention to the analog audio path, or even the conversion, let alone the tone.
The B2 Bomber is designed for great specifications, but more importantly, it is designed to give you the ultimate in recording tone. For years now people have been trying to figure out why their digital recordings dont have the warmth and feel of analog tape recordings. We try using tube mic pres and great compressors, but there is still something missing. There is still that blurriness, that graininess and lack of depth that comes with digital recordings.
BURL Audio has solved this problem by designing an analog audio path that is complimentary to your mic pre and to the analog to digital process. By using a revolutionary hybrid circuit with a proprietary transformer, the BURL AUDIO BX1, and a discrete class-A, zero feedback, zero capacitor signal path, we have achieved dynamic and tonal balance.
Using a B2 Bomber in the studio is like taking the governor off of your recordings. And, the B2 is not just for tracking. Mix down and mastering were the main focus of the B2's layout and design. With 30 segment peak amplitude and RMS metering, the B2 lets you know exactly how hot you are running your signal which is critical for mastering. The attenuator settings on the front easily allow you to change input headroom giving you the ability to hit the front end hotter or colder depending on what the material calls for. And don't be afraid to run the B2 Bomber hot, it only sounds better. Couple that with an extremely low jitter clock source, and you have the B2 Bomber ADC, the most significant piece of gear in your studio.
The attenuator settings on the front easily allow you to change input headroom giving you the ability to hit the front end hotter or colder depending on what the material calls for. And don't be afraid to run the B2 Bomber hot, it only sounds better. Couple that with an extremely low jitter clock source, and you have the B2 Bomber ADC, the most significant piece of gear in your studio.
Burl Audio with DANTE:
The future is now. Now you have a universal digital audio link that works with every computer and every audio device. You can access any ADC or DAC from any workstation in your studio. That is, if they have DANTE.
Finally a high speed, high channel-count, low latency, long run length, digital link that is networkable. Until now digital audio routing was limited by point-to-point digital links that were either proprietary or based on standards that were written over 25 years ago and use old technology with limited run lengths.
The audio world has been waiting on a modern technology standard, and while others debated, Audinate acted and delivered. Pro audio, film and broadcast have all embraced Audinate's DANTE as the de-facto standard for audio over Ethernet.
Imagine the possibilities when all audio devices can be networked. Large facilities with multiple control rooms and studios can have easy access to each other. Imagine one control room runs out of outboard gear for a mix. No problem, route audio to the AD/DA in the next control room, utilizing its outboard gear. Need to use two studio main rooms with one control room Easy, one DAW has total access to the other studio's AD/DA. The band wants to monitor in the lounge Again, that is no problem, all over standard CAT5e or CAT6 through a gigabit switch. How about simple 2 channel monitoring of a mix-down on a laptop With DANTE'S virtual sound card and an Ethernet jack, also not a problem.
Dante is what makes this all possible and now Burl Audio has embraced this technology. The B80 Mothership, the B2 Bomber ADC and the B2 Bomber DAC are now all Dante compatible.
Now you can run multiple B2 Bombers or a B80 Mothership from a laptop or any computer with just an Ethernet jack. Not only that, but any digital gear, including mixing consoles with Dante, can now directly interface with the B80 Mothership and the B2 Bombers.
Burl Audio prides itself on not only building the best sounding AD/DA converters but also on delivering high channel counts with only the most reliable, proven digital formats. Now with multiple Motherships and Dante, up to 128 channel IO is not a problem. And, those channels can be routed to any other DAW or device on the system.
There are many audio brands coming up with a multitude of ways to use Dante. Burl Audio can speak to them all and they all can have THE BURL SOUND.
You are only limited by your imagination. But have faith, the future rocks.
44.1k Hz to 192k Hz, 24 bit, 2 channel ADCProprietary, high definition, BURL Audio BX1 transformer inputAll class A, discrete transistors signal path with zero feedback, zero capsAudiophile quality 6 position attenuator with standard headroom settingsHigh definition metering with simultaneous RMS and peak indicationDante, 2 AES, SPDIF and Toslink outputBNC word clock input with two outputs of extremely low jitter clockFrequency response at 48kHz sample rate is 12Hz to 22kHz, +/- 0.1dBFrequency response at 96kHz sample rate is 15Hz to 46kHz, +/- 0.1dBFrequency response at 192kHz sample rate is 18Hz to 94kHz, +/- 0.1dB120dB Dynamic Range (A- weighted), 117dB (no weighting)-100dB THD+N (+4dBU = -18dBFS)-94dB THD+N (+21dBU = -1dBFs)