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Prism Sound ADA-8XR-16AD-FW
16 Channel AD w/Firewire

The Prism Sound Dream ADA-8XR converter provides eight channels of high-quality 24-bit, 192kHz A/D AND D/A conversion, allied with a wealth of sophisticated features for the most exacting applications in sound recording, mastering and broadcast. The Prism Sound ADA-8XR is ideal for location recording, stereo and surround mixing, mastering and monitoring, or as a flexible companion for your DAW or MDM. The ADA-8XR takes the philosophy of the widely-acclaimed Prism Sound converter range a stage further: For the first time, the same goals of ultimate sound quality and versatility have been realised in a multi-channel, 192kHz-capable format.
  • Eight channels of high-quality 24-bit, 192kHz, A/D AND D/A conversion (or 16 channels of A/D or D/A) Flexible digital interfacing options:

  • o AES3 - 2-speed or 2-wire, also handles S/PDIF
    o FireWire - for direct connection to DAW software on PC or Mac
    o Pro Tools|HD - direct connection of up to 32 inputs and outputs per card
    o Pro Tools|24 MIX - direct connection in place of 888|IO
    o DSD - for SACD production, with SDIF2/3 and optional MAC-DSD (Cat5) interface; also allows sample-rate-conversion between any PCM rates
  • Built-in Prism Sound 'SNS' noise-shapers for ultimate 16-bit & 20-bit reductions
  • Built-in Prism Sound 'MR-X' word-mapping for lossless recording up to 24-bit, 96kHz on standard DA-88 or ADAT MDMs, or other 16 or 20-bit media
  • Built-in Prism Sound 'DRE' function gives 24-bit performance on 16-bit media WITHOUT sacrificing tracks
  • Stereo monitor, with headphones and analogue AND digital line outputs, can monitor any input or output pair, or a panned stereo mix of all eight channels
  • Electronically balanced, transformerless, galvanically isolated XLR analogue inputs and outputs ensure freedom from noise pick-up and crosstalk, with software-controlled balance and line-up
  • Ultimate Prism Sound clock-stability and jitter-rejection for crystal-clear imaging, with independent multiple PLLs for A/D and D/A paths
  • Prism Sound 'Over-killer' selectable on analogue inputs: the best-sounding gentle limiting for louder masters - with no 'overs'
  • Intuitive user interface, provides fast access to all I/O and processing functions; with continuous display of all settings
  • Versatile eight-channel LED bargraph / status monitor can access all points in A/D or D/A signal paths
  • Expandable DSP 'processing' module in each path
  • All signal processing functions can be also be carried out in 'D-D' mode, including conversion between different interface formats
  • Modular construction allows upgrading of all input and output cards (INCLUDING A/D, D/A, and DSP boards); no need to worry about future converter advances or new interface standards
  • Internet-upgradeable software - loads from your PC or Mac into 'flash' memory inside the ADA-8XR;
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    For more information about the ADA-8XR-16AD-FW, please visit the website of Prism Sound
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