500ADAT is an ADAT Expander with built-in 8-slot 500 Series rack, high-performance A/D Conversion, and discrete analogue summing mixer.
The 500ADAT is the best way to expand your ADAT equipped audio interface and enjoy the sonic possibilities of the 500 series format as your very own customisable analogue front-end for recording.
500ADAT combines cutting-edge digital performance with tried-and-tested ADAT. Utilising high-end converters with 121dB (unweighted) signal-to-noise ratio and ultra-low jitter (<0.5 picoseconds) internal clocking ensures that every subtle nuance of your analogue signal is captured perfectly and sent via ADAT to an interface of your choice.
500 Series Possibilities
500ADAT combines a high-current 8-slot 500 series chassis with digital conversion and ADAT - a powerful and accessible way to get your favourite analogue 500 series preamps, compressors, and EQs into your tracking and mixing digital workflow.
ADAT, SMUX II/IV Expander
Transform your ADAT-equipped audio interface into an analogue powerhouse by adding up to 8 channels of expansion at up to 96kHz or 4 channels of expansion at 192kHz - whilst utilising the 500 series standard.
Zero-Latency Artist Mixer
Move away from clunky software mixers and get your hands back onto the mix by using 500ADAT's two aux busses to create pristine-sounding analogue artist mixes that can be blended with DAW playback, and sent to your musicians with zero-latency.
Discrete Summing Mixer
Give your mix the final bit of analogue character and send instrument groups and stems back-through your 500 series modules and into the discrete analogue summing mixer to be sent back into your DAW.
8in/8out ADAT Interface
Ultra low-latency ADAT Interface with SMUXII/IV transport.8 channels at 44.1-96kHz, 4 channels at 192kHz.High-performance AD/DA conversion
ADCs = 121dB (unweighted) signal-to-noise ratio and - 112dB THD+N.DACs = 127dB (unweighted) signal-to-noise and -115dB THD+N.0dBFs = 26.5dBu for huge headroom when recording and the ability to drive modules for a wider range of effects.
Master reference-quality internal clock
Capable of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, and 192kHz operation.Sub 0.5 picoseconds of jitter.Dedicated Word Clock Input and Output via BNC.External sync options using Word Clock BNC, or ADAT.
Analogue summing mixer
8-into-2 analogue summing mixer with 26.5dBu of headroom and dedicated balanced 1/4" jack outputs.CAST link port for increased expandability when used with Cranborne Audio 500R8 (sold separately).
Zero-latency artist mixer
Zero-latency analogue artist mixer with physical level/pan controls per channel and Aux Input blend controls.2 high-power headphone outputs with independent blend and level controls
High-current 8-slot 500 series rack
<250mA current per-slot with headroom.XLR inputs, XLR line outputs, TRS Inserts (pre-ADC) per 500 series slot.Module source switching options to send Analogue, ADAT or external CAST signals through your favourite 500 series modules.Module bypass switches per-slot allowing 500ADAT to be used without 500 series modules inserted.
CAST ports per channel for relocating analogue I/O around studio using passive or active CAST breakout boxes via standard shielded Cat 5 (boxes coming soon).
24v, 5 amp external locking power supply
power supply for improved analogue audio performance and heat dissipation.
Designed, Engineered, and Manufactured In The UK
Each and every 500ADAT is extensively tested by a team of dedicated engineers to ensure reliability and consistency.
Manufacturer Part Number : 500ADAT