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ATI Audio Inc MCDA-208/WC106 - Studio Master Clock

B&H # ATMCDA208106 Mfr # MCDA-208/WC106
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This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.

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You Pay: $2,384.95
Product Highlights
  • Master Clock or Wordclock DA
  • Dual 1 x 4 AES Distribution Amplifier
  • 1 x 6 Wordclock Distribution Amplifier
  • Full Status Display/Signal Monitoring
  • Divide-Down Ultra-Low Jitter Clock
  • Switchable Input Termination
  • Switchable Input Re-Clocking
  • Dedicated XLR and BNC Connectors
  • Internal Power Supply

The MCDA-208/WC106 from ATI is an integrated solution containing an ultra-low jitter studio master clock generator, two 1 x 4 AES/EBU digital audio distribution amplifiers, and one 1 x 6 clock distribution amplifier. All audio connections are made directly to the unit's built-in XLR and BNC connectors, and no special breakout cables are required. Housed in a rugged 2U rack-mount enclosure, the unit is simple and straightforward to operate.

When used as a studio master clock, the unit generates a single stable clock reference that assures a trouble-free digital workflow throughout any digital facility. The output clock format can be either Wordclock or Super Wordclock, and is available on all six of the individually isolated BNC outputs. The clock generator output can also be routed to either or both AES/EBU XLR output groups.

The MCDA can also function as a 1 x 6 clock distribution amplifier when an external source clock is preferred. It can accept an AES3 audio signal or AES Wordclock as an input, and will output either Wordclock or Super Wordclock from its six BNC output connectors. These reference clock signals can also be routed to either or both AES/EBU XLR output groups. The unit can also derive a Frame Clock from the AES/EBU signal input at AES Input 1, available for routing to all XLR and BNC outputs.

The clock distribution amplifier has both input and loop-thru outputs to allow downstream equipment to be fed from the input reference signal. The clock generator section provides automatic switchover in the event of the external clock failure. Alarm LEDs indicate faults occurring on any input, regardless of the position of the source monitor selector, and a front panel lock switch protects all settings. The unit retains all of its settings even if power is removed.

Switchable for use as master clock source or 1 x 6 clock distribution amplifier
Accepts AES3 and AES11 Wordclock inputs
Independent dual 1 x 4 AES/EBU distribution amplifiers
Generates standard sample rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kHz
Displays input sample rates of 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz
Divide-Down ultra-low jitter clock with exceptional stability
Full diagnostics for all inputs and operating conditions
Loop-thru inputs for AES External Sync and Wordclock
Switchable input termination, individual for all inputs
Six isolated 75Ω BNC Wordclock outputs
Eight isolated AES/EBU 110Ω XLR outputs
Flexible signal routing system
Automatic and manual external sync and internal generator functions
Switchable input re-clocking on all AES/EBU inputs
Automatic Input Equalization for long input lines
Front panel control locking system
Quiet, internal linear power supply
Rugged 2U chassis
Inputs 2 x XLR AES/EBU
1 x XLR Sync
1 x BNC Wordclock
Input Level XLR: 200mVp-p minimum
BNC: 100mVp-p minimum
Input Impedance XLR: 110Ω
BNC: 75Ω 1
Please Note:

Input terminations may be switched in or out via front panel control

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Sync 22kHz to 216kHz
Outputs 8 x XLR AES/EBU
1 x XLR Loop-Thru
6 x BNC Wordclock
1 x BNC Wordclock Loop-Thru
Output Level AES/EBU: 5Vp-p loaded at 110Ω
Wordclock: 2Vp-p loaded
Output Impedance AES/EBU: 110Ω
Wordclock: 75Ω, unbalanced
Jitter <300 picoseconds
Delay <25 nanoseconds (propagation)
Indicators Input Fault - AES 1, AES 2,AES External Sync, Wordclock
Clock Source Select - AES External Sync, External Word Clock In, Internal, By Priority
Input Termination - Terminated or Off
Output Clock Format - Wordclock or Super Wordclock
Sample Rate - 32, 44.1, 48. 88.2, 96, 176.4 or 192kHz
Word Length - 16 Bits, 18 Bits, 20 Bits, 24 Bits
Digital Errors - Bi-Phase Parity, Validity, Non-Linear PCM, DTS-CD Signal
Input Re-Clocking - On and Off
Mode - Pro and Consumer
Input EQ - Locked and Enabled
Source Monitor and Control - AES 1, AES 2, AES 3, AES 4, AES External Sync, Wordclock
Power Requirement 115~230VAC +/-10%, 50/60Hz, 10VA (internal supply)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 8.5 x 3.5" (483 x 216 x 89mm)
Weight 9 lb (4.1kg)
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