Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 16-Channel A/D & FireWire

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The Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 16-Channel A/D & FireWire is a 24-bit / 192 kHz modular audio interface offering flexible inputs and outputs, versatile clocking, and configurable routing for demanding music and film production scenarios. It includes two I/O modules, a FireWire interface card, a utility module for 16 balanced analog line-level inputs via XLR 3-pin jacks, eight channels of digital I/O via two FireWire 400 ports, a 1/4″ stereo headphone output, and more. With selectable input limiters, adjustable levels, and low distortion and noise, it delivers high-quality audio performance that is easily customized using the onboard display and comprehensive controls.

Prism Sound ADA-8XR Frame Audio Interface Chassis (No I/O Modules)

The Prism Sound ADA-8XR Frame is a rack-mountable 2 RU audio interface chassis designed to deliver versatile clocking and configurability for producers, musicians, and audio engineers in home, project, and commercial studios. Its modular design yields flexible I/O arrangements thanks to four I/O module slots—two analog and two digital. A variety of modules (available separately) can be installed for access to multichannel analog/digital inputs and outputs as well as Pro Tools or FireWire workstation connectivity.

The ADA-8XR Frame supports resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz, and can clock internally or to external AES3, AES11, word clock, or Pro Tools Loop Sync. The built-in Utility Module provides stereo analog RCA and digital BNC audio outputs, BNC word clock and XLR AES11 sync I/O, and a DB9 serial communications port. Additionally, the front panel has a 1/4″ stereo headphone output along with assignable 8-channel bargraph meters. An onboard display and comprehensive controls enable efficient adjustment of parameters, which can be quickly stored and recalled via factory and user presets. The ADA-8XR Frame comes with no I/O modules, ready for custom configurations.

  • Modular architecture accommodates special configurations and provides future-proofing with individually upgradeable A/D conversion, D/A conversion, DSP, digital interfacing, and utility hardware
  • Supports sample rates up to 192 kHz
  • 2-channel monitor section follows channel pairs or a mix of all channels
  • 8-channel assignable bargraph meter array with over-detection
  • Renowned Prism Sound jitter-rejecting PLL technology and low-jitter master clock
  • Flexible synchronization options including sync to AES11, word clock, or video sync
  • Flexible routing allows creation of digital-to-digital processing paths for processing or format conversion
  • SNS noise-shapers preserves dynamic quality during 16-/20-bit transfers
  • MR-X bit-splitting allows extended bit depths and sample rates on 16-bit media
  • DRE (Dynamic Range Enhancement) enables 24-bit performance on 16-bit stereo media without sacrificing tracks
  • Optional DSP expansion facility for extended processing features including synchronous sample-rate conversion
  • Comprehensive store system for fast-access factory and user presets
  • Unique “Access button” layout combines the flexibility of menus with the speed of dedicated controls
  • Internet-upgradeable software loads from your computer into flash memory inside the ADA-8XR
  • Rack-mountable enclosure occupies 2 RU of rack space

Prism Sound 8C-AD 8-Channel A/D Module for ADA-8XR Interface

The Prism Sound 8C-AD is an 8-channel A/D module offering uncompromising analog-to-digital conversion for producers, musicians, and audio engineers using a Prism Sound Dream ADA-8XR audio interface in a variety of studio environments. Exhibiting low noise, minimal distortion, and high dynamic range, it features eight balanced XLR 3-pin female inputs, which accept line-level signals and feed them to 24-bit/192 kHz A/D converters.

Input level and trim are adjustable per channel for precise calibration and gain optimization. Prism Sound’s Overkiller limiters are individually selectable for each of the eight inputs, allowing protection against clipping on a channel-by-channel basis. The 8C-AD easily installs into an analog I/O slot of a Dream ADA-8XR (available separately).

  • Adds eight analog line-level inputs to your Prism Sound Dream ADA-8XR audio interface
  • Supports resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz
  • Selectable per-channel Overkiller limiters utilize automatic threshold configuration according to the specified input level, and catch fast transients to minimize A/D clipping
  • Input level (0.5 dBu increments) and trim (0.05 dBu increments) are adjustable via the host ADA-8XR’s menu system
  • Eight balanced XLR 3-pin female input jacks

Prism Sound 8C-FW 8-Channel FireWire I/O Module for ADA-8XR Interface

The Prism Sound 8C-FW is an 8-channel FireWire I/O module offering flexible digital input and output configurations for producers, musicians, and audio engineers using a Prism Sound Dream ADA-8XR audio interface in a variety of studio environments. With selectable configurations, it supports up to eight channels of I/O at up to 96 kHz or up to four channels of I/O at 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz. Two 6-pin FireWire 400 (1394a) ports enable proper connectivity with computers equipped with 4- or 6-pin FireWire 400. The 8C-FW easily installs into the upper or lower digital I/O slot of a Dream ADA-8XR (available separately) and is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows systems.

  • Eight channels of digital audio I/O at sample rates up to 96 kHz
  • Four channels of digital audio I/O at 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz
  • Functions as a Core Audio device under Mac OS X (multiple FireWire modules are not supported by Mac OS X)
  • Functions as a WDM and ASIO compliant device under Windows XP and later (multiple FireWire modules are supported by Windows)
  • Compatible with 4- or 6-pin FireWire 400 (1394a) ports
  • Supports multiple I/O configurations—8-in / 8-out, 2-in / 8-out, 8-in / 2-out, or 4-in / 4-out
  • Easily installs in either digital I/O slot (DIO1 or DIO2) of an ADA-8XR (available separately)