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Blackmagic Design Fairlight Audio Interface

BH #BLFAI • MFR #DV/RFL/AUDIF
Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design Fairlight Audio Interface
Key Features
  • For Postproduction Engineers
  • Proprietary Fairlight Host Connectivity
  • Inputs: 2 Mic/Hi-Z Pres, 8 Line, 20 AES
  • Outputs: 12 Line, 24 AES
Expand the I/O of your DaVinci Resolve 17 system with the Blackmagic Design Fairlight Audio Interface, a 1 RU rackmount unit packed with analog and digital connections, preamps for mics and instruments, sample rate conversion, and sync at any standard frame rate. Equipped with 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converters, extensive synchronization and control I/O, it exhibits high-grade sonic performance. The Fairlight Audio Interface is optimal for professional postproduction engineers in commercial studios and mixing stages.
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Blackmagic Design DV/RFL/AUDIF Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2For DaVinci Resolve 17 Systems
  • 310 Analog Inputs
  • 412 Analog Outputs
  • 520x24 Digital I/O
  • 6Synchronization I/O
  • 7Timecode and Control I/O
  • 8Internal Power Supply

Expand the I/O of your DaVinci Resolve 17 system with the Blackmagic Design Fairlight Audio Interface, a 1 RU rackmount unit packed with analog and digital connections, preamps for mics and instruments, sample rate conversion, and sync at any standard frame rate. Equipped with 24-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converters, extensive synchronization and control I/O, it exhibits high-grade sonic performance. The Fairlight Audio Interface is optimal for professional postproduction engineers in commercial studios and mixing stages.

It features two high-gain mic/instrument preamps with switchable phantom power, an 8-channel DB25 line input, and 20 AES digital inputs, allowing it to accommodate a variety of analog and digital sources. Outputs include 12 channels of analog line-level outs and 24 AES digital channels to serve complex setups. The interface is also outfitted with BNC ports for wordclock and video sync I/O, timecode and GPIO inputs and outputs on a DB25 connector, and RS-422 machine control ports.

Note:
The Fairlight Audio Interface requires a Fairlight Audio Accelerator PCIe card (available separately).

For DaVinci Resolve 17 Systems

The Fairlight Audio Interface connects to the Fairlight Audio Accelerator PCIe card (required and available separately) with the supplied proprietary cable. It adds analog and digital connections, preamps for mics and instruments, sample rate conversion, and sync at any standard frame rate to your DaVince Resolve 17 system.

10 Analog Inputs

The interface features two remote-controlled XLR/TRS microphone/instrument inputs with 48V phantom power and up to +71.5 dB of gain, perfect for clean recording of dynamic mics, studio condensers, and electric instruments. There are also eight +24 dBu balanced analog inputs on a DB25 connector. The front panel of the interface sports multi-segment meters for easy viewing of audio levels.

12 Analog Outputs

With eight line outputs on a DB25 connector and four line outs on 1/4" jacks, the Fairlight Audio Interface can provide +24 dBu analog signal to your mixer or dedicated recording system. All analog outputs are balanced and feature mute protection.

20x24 Digital I/O

The front panel offers RCA coaxial ports for stereo AES or S/PDIF input and output. The other digital audio connections for transformer-coupled AES inputs 3-20 and AES outputs 3-24 are on the rear. Sample rate conversion is available on digital inputs 1-2.

Synchronization I/O

  • 75-ohm BNC reference input for Tri-Sync or Black Burst
  • 75-ohm BNC reference loop out for Tri-Sync or Black Burst
  • 75-ohm BNC wordclock input
  • 75-ohm BNC wordclock regenerated output
  • Syncs to all common frame rates and formats including HD Tri-level sync, video sync, word clock, and AES/EBU

Timecode and Control I/O

  • RS-422 9-pin machine control input
  • RS-422 9-pin machine control output
  • DB25 connector to handle GPI and GPO connections for cough and On-Air control as well as timecode input and output with regeneration

Internal Power Supply

The Fairlight Audio Interface incorporates an internal power supply with an IEC C14 mains input. It is automatically powered on/off only when the Fairlight Audio Accelerator is powered on/off.

Blackmagic Design DV/RFL/AUDIF Specs

Form FactorRackmount (Rack-Mountable with Included Hardware)
Display12 x Multi-Segment LED Meter
Channels of I/OAnalog:
10 Inputs / 12 Outputs
Digital:
20 Inputs / 24 Outputs
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps2 Preamps
Input Level Adjustment2 x via Software
Expansion SlotsNone
PadNone
Gain/Trim RangeMic Inputs:
+21.5 to +71.5 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
+0 to +50 dB
High-Pass FilterNone
Solo/MuteNone
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
1 x DB-25 25-Pin Balanced Line/8-Channel Input (AES 59/Tascam Pinout)
1 x DB-25 25-Pin Balanced Line/8-Channel Output (AES 59/Tascam Pinout)
4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output
Phantom Power48 V, Selectable On/Off
Digital Audio I/O1 x RCA Coaxial AES3 / S/PDIF Input
1 x RCA Coaxial AES3 / S/PDIF Output
2 x DB-25 AES3 In/Out (AES 59/Tascam Pinout)
Host Connection / USB1 x DVI-D (DL) (Blackmagic Design Fairlight Proprietary)
USB (Non-Host)None
Sync I/O1 x BNC Word Clock Input
1 x BNC Word Clock Output
1 x BNC Video Sync Input
1 x BNC Video Sync Out/Thru
Network I/ONone
MIDI I/O1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
Other I/O1 x DB-25 25-Pin GPIO In/Out
1 x DE-9/DB-9 9-Pin Control Input
1 x DE-9/DB-9 9-Pin Control Output
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Performance
Frequency ResponseInputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.05 dB
Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.05/-0.5 dB
Maximum Input LevelMic Inputs:
+2.5 dBu
Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
+24 dBu
Maximum Output LevelAnalog Outputs:
+24 dBu
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
2 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
> 1 Megohm
Line Inputs:
15 Kilohms
Analog Outputs:
50 Ohms
BNC Inputs:
75 Ohms
BNC Inputs:
75 Ohms
Dynamic RangeCombo XLR-1/4" Inputs:
108 dB (Unweighted, Min Gain)
DB-25 Inputs:
110 dB (Unweighted)
Outputs:
109 dB (Unweighted)
THD+NCombo XLR-1/4" Inputs:
0.001% (Unweighted, 1 kHz, Min Gain, at -1 dBFS)
DB-25 Inputs:
0.001% (Unweighted, 1 kHz)
Outputs:
0.002%
EINMic Inputs:
-127 dBu (150-Ohm Source, +40 dB Gain)
Digital Audio
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 / 96 / 192 kHz
Sample Rate ConversionOn S/PDIF Inputs
Bit Depths24-Bit
Sync SourcesAES3, Internal, S/PDIF, Word Clock
Memory Card SlotNone
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.15 or Later
Windows 10 (64-Bit, Only)
Included SoftwareNone
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-InsProprietary
Mobile Device CompatibilityNone
Power
Power RequirementsAC Input
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption40 W
Physical
Rackmount Size1 RU
Operating Humidity0 to 90%
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Dimensions18.97 x 11 x 1.74" / 48.18 x 27.9 x 4.42 cm
Weight9.0 lb / 4.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.435 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.3 x 8.2 x 4.9"

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