Antelope Zen Studio Portable USB Audio Interface

Antelope Zen Studio Portable USB Audio Interface

Antelope Zen Studio Portable USB Audio Interface

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Product Highlights

  • Up to 24 Simultaneous 24-bit 192 kHz I/O
  • 12x Class-A Microphone Preamps with +48V
  • Parallel DSP and Effect Processing
  • Built-In Carrying Handle
  • 1x Stereo Monitor Output Pair
  • 2x Assignable Headphone Outputs
  • 2x Word Clock BNC Connectors
  • 4x ADAT Connectors
  • 2x SPDIF RCA Connectors
  • Zero Latency USB Interface
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The Antelope Audio Zen Studio Portable Audio Interface is a USB 2.0 interface designed for professional audio recording applications. The unit includes a built-in carrying handle and is small enough to fit within a backpack or gear bag for easy transport. A front panel LCD and rotary knob provide visual feedback and physical control over the device.

For inputs, the interface features 12 Class-A microphone pre-amplifiers with phantom power using combination XLR and 1/4" TRS connectors. Eight of the preamps can be used for either microphones or line level inputs. Four of the inputs can be used for microphones, line level, or instrument inputs. External effect units can be connected through two TRS inserts. An additional eight analog inputs are available over DSUB-25 connector. The unit also accepts an additional 8 channels of digital audio inputs via two side mounted ADAT inputs. The interface also includes an SPDIF digital input.

For outputs the unit features two 1/4" TRS connectors for stereo monitoring, eight outputs via DSUB-connector, eight digital outputs via two side mounted ADAT digital outputs, and an SPDIF digital output. The front panel of the interface features two independently assignable headphone outputs. The unit can handle a total of 38 inputs and 32 outputs simultaneously. At 24-bit 192 kHz resolution, the unit can handle a total I/O count of 24 simultaneous channels.

For external clocking, the interface features both Word clock in and Word clock out connectors. The unit features a specially designed USB 2.0 chip to provide minimal latency while recording to a computer.

For signal processing, the interface comes with a parallel DSP engine based on a custom FPGA design that enables simultaneous routing and processing of multiple channels and effects through a desktop control application.

Provides parallel effect signal processing over multiple simultaneous channels
Custom USB 2.0 Chip
Provides minimal latency while recording to a computer
Expands the digital I/O of the interface by 16 channels
Word Clock BNC Connectors
Enables external clocking to other devices from 32 to 192 kHz
Antelope Clocking
Improves clocking stability and reduces jitter for better stereo imaging, accuracy, and dynamics
DSUB25 Connectors
Provides additional eight analog inputs and eight analog outputs
In the Box
Antelope Zen Studio Portable USB Audio Interface
  • DC Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Analog Inputs 4x mic/line Instrument or XLR combos on the front
    8x mic/line on XLR combos on the rear
    8x lines on DB25 (8 channels)
    2x inserts on TRS (inputs 1, 2)
    Digital Inputs 2x ADAT
    1x SPDIF
    Word Clock 1x input at 75 Ω 3 Vpp on BNC 32 - 192 kHz
    Analog Output 8x lines on DB25 (8 channels)
    1x stereo monitor out on TRS (2 channels)
    2x stereo headphone outs on TRS (4 channels)
    Digital Output 2x ADAT
    1x S/PDIF
    USB Input USB 2.0 Hi Speed; data stream up to 480 Mbits/192 kHz, 24 channels I/O, type B
    Word Clock 1x outputs at 75 Ω 3 Vpp on BNC 32 - 192 kHz
    Dynamic Range D/A: 118 dB
    A/D: 118 dB
    THD + N D/A: -98 dB
    A/D: -105 dB
    Mic Preamp
    Gain 0, 10 to 65 dB
    THD + N -108 dB
    System 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
    64-bit DDS
    Oven controlled crystal oscillator
    Stability < ±0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 148.1°F (64.5°C)
    Drift < 1 ppm per year
    Calibration < ±0.001 ppm
    Sample Rates 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
    Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
    Power Supply Universal input 18 VDC
    Power Consumption 25 W max
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.80 x 1.80 x 5.80" (418 x 45 x 145 mm)
    Weight 4.41 lb (2.00 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.1 x 13.6 x 4.4"
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