Prism Sound ADA8XR AD/DA AES-PTHDX

Modular AD/DA Converter with 8 analog I/O, 8 digital AES/EBU I/O and ProTools HDx card

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  • Independent paths allow for different sample rates being sent and received simultaneously.
  • Accurate, ultra detailed A/D and D/A conversion.
  • Modular design allows for the flexibility of having either an 8 input/8 output, 16 input OR 16 output converter. With digital I/O cards for AES, Firewire and Pro Tools HDX also available.
  • The ADA-8XR works flawlessly as a master clock for your entire system providing rock solid stability and jitter rejection for crystal clear imaging.
  • No external clock source can improve the performance of the ADA-8XR.
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Prism Sound ADA8XR AD/DA AES-PTHDX

Modular AD/DA Converter with 8 analog I/O, 8 digital AES/EBU I/O and ProTools HDx card

The Pinnacle of audio performance, the ADA-8XR has found itself home in some of the world’s most iconic recording facilities (Metropolis, British Grove etc) and utilised in high profile projects including Star Wars & Lord of the Rings.
With a lifespan of over 20 years in the industry, this British designed and engineered convertor embodies Prism Sound’s no compromise approach to audio.

Conversion

The ADA-8XR offers accurate, ultra detailed A/D and D/A conversion providing complete focus of sound to ensure you’re not distracted by colouration while allowing every nuance of a performance to be heard.

Modular Design

Modular design allows for the flexibility of having either an 8 input/8 output, 16 input OR 16 output converter. With digital I/O cards for AES, Firewire and Pro Tools HDX also available.

Clocking and Synchronisation

The ADA-8XR works flawlessly as a master clock for your entire system providing rock solid stability and jitter rejection for crystal clear imaging. No external clock source can improve the performance of the ADA-8XR.

Multi-Sample Rate Compatibility

Independent paths allow for different sample rates being sent and received simultaneously.

I/O Modules

The ADA-8XR is a modular system and this provides great flexibility when creating systems with larger numbers of channels. Whether you need just a few channels of high-quality conversion or large a multi-track setup, the ADA-8XR is the natural choice. Using combinations of the basic system options and the range of digital interfaces you can build the system that perfectly matches your requirements.

Applications

The ADA-8XR is the audio industries converter of choice in the most exacting applications in music and sound recording, mastering, broadcast and post-production. Offering the cleanest and most transparent conversion available, the ADA-8XR has found a home in some of the most iconic recording facilities worldwide. Ideal for producers, engineers and songwriters wanting to produce the very best results when recording, tracking & overdubbing, mixing to stereo or surround, mastering and monitoring. The ADA-8XR is perfect for recording vocal, single instruments, drums or orchestra and is just as much at home providing multiple outputs for external analogue summing. It is in use in the top studios around the world as well as being used in numerous film soundtracks.

Design Philosophy

The ADA-8XR takes the philosophy of the widely-acclaimed Prism Sound converter range a stage further: Now, the goals of ultimate sound quality, unbeatable performance and un-matched versatility have been realised in a modular multi-channel, 24-bit 192kHz-capable format. The ADA-8XR provides A/D and D/A conversion and the essential digital interfaces with a stereo monitor mix output in digital and analogue formats.

Clocking & Synchronization

Unlike most other converter systems, the ADA-8XR is ideal as a master clock for your entire system, whether running from its precision internal reference or from an external source. No external clock source can improve the performance or influence the sound of the ADA-8XR. In addition, the ADA-8XR can run in Pro Tools Loop Sync mode, or lock to AES3, AES11 or Wordclock. The ADA-8XR delivers your recordings with perfect transparency, whatever the setup.


Specifications

PHYSICAL

Dimensions W: 483mm D: 390mm H: 88mm (2U)
Power: 90-125/180-250VAC, 50/60Hz, 60W
Module slots: 2 x Analogue I/O module slots
2 x Digital I/O module slots
Utility slot (monitor, sync,RS232/485/MIDI)
1 x internal DSP expansion slot

MONITOR

Two-channel, analogue and digital outputs.
ANALOGUE OUTPUTS
Format Electronically balanced, RCA/phono sockets
Output impedance 50 Ohm
Headroom 0dBFS=+15,+18,+21, or +24dBu
Absolute gain accuracy +/-0.05dB
THD+N (997Hz, -1dBFS) -101dB (0.0009%)
Dynamic range (997Hz, -60dBFS) 105dB
Channel separation 1kHz >120dB
HEADPHONE OUTPUT
Format 6.3mm stereo jack
Output impedance 115 Ohm
Max Sensitivity 4.7Vp-p
DIGITAL OUTPUT
AES3-ID / S/PDIF, 24bits

METERS

8-ch bargraph with peak hold; 2-channel readout; Assignable ‘Alert’ function
Overload indicator threshold 1 sample full scale or -0.05dBFS

DSP

‘ENCODE’ FOR DIGITAL OUTPUTS
Prism Sound Super Noise Shaping (SNS) TPDF dither, plus 4 curve shapes
Intelligent ‘auto-dither-defeat’ system
Prism Sound ‘MR-X’ bit-mapping 20-bit/24-bit/hi-rate on 16-bit tracks
24-bit/hi-rate on 20-bit tracks
Prism Sound ‘DRE’ 20-bit dynamic range on 16-bit tracks
24-bit dynamic range on 20-bit tracks
– without loss of tracks
‘DECODE’ FOR DIGITAL INPUTS
Prism Sound ‘MR-X’ bit-mapping as above

SYNCHRONIZATION

Multi-stage, auto-ranging PLL per Path
Ultra-high-precision mode (+/- 0.15%)
Jitter rejection corner frequency ~80Hz
Jitter rejection slope 60dB / decade
Jitter attenuation >60dB above 700Hz
High-precision mode (+/- 6.0%)
Internal 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz +/-25ppm
Each path can be separately synchronized. Path sampling rate can be frequency-locked to a different reference frequency, for example: 96kHz path locked to 48kHz Worldclock.

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