The Antelope Eclipse 384 Stereo AD/DA Converter is a mixing and mastering audio interface. The converter uses two oven-controlled low-jitter 64-bit Trinity-level master clocks to simultaneously sync up to four digital sources such as a CD recorder or another digital audio converter to common time. The converter is housed in a 2 rack-unit chassis and can convert analog to digital and digital to analog at up to 384 kHz sample rate. Audio can be transferred to the computer through the high-speed USB interface. To eliminate digital crosstalk, the device uses separate analog and digital power supplies.
For monitoring, the device includes a separate D/A converter. This allows you to use the main D/A converter to play backing tracks, the main A/D converter to record to different devices, and the monitor D/A converter to listen to the recording. The monitor controller uses gold-plated relay attenuators to stereo balance the outputs within 0.05 dB accuracy.
For outputs, the unit includes three sets of switchable stereo analog balanced outputs, an LFE bass management system with subwoofer output, two separate headphone outputs, and two cue outputs. The cue outputs feature an integrated talkback circuit so that the engineer can communicate with the musicians. The converter allows you to save and name up to five presets so you can easily recall any combination of the device's settings.
- The converter has a main A/D converter up to 384 kHz sample rate, a Burr-Brown D/A chip up to 384 kHz, and a separate monitoring D/A converter
- The converter uses an internal oven to maintain a constant temperature in the converter's two 64-bit DSP Trinity clock oscillators. The constant temperature of the oscillator enhances dynamics, details, and the stereo image of the conversion
- The interface features a multi-function display that shows the main volume level, the converter sample rate, and the current source input