Antelope Goliath HD - HDX USB 3.0 Thunderbolt MADI Audio Interface

Antelope Goliath HD - HDX USB 3.0 Thunderbolt MADI Audio Interface

Antelope Goliath HD - HDX USB 3.0 Thunderbolt MADI Audio Interface

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Product Highlights

  • 64-Channel I/O via HDX, Thunderbolt, USB 3.0
  • 16 Class-A Mic Preamps
  • Mastering-Grade Monitor Outputs
  • Library of FPGA Real-Time FXs
  • HDX Audio Simultaneous Streaming
  • HDX and Delay Compensation
  • Supports AES, MADI, ADAT, S/PDIF
  • 64-Bit Acoustically Focused Clocking
  • Control via Desktop and Mobile Apps
  • Windows, Mac OS X
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  • 1Description

With 16 Class-A mic preamps, extensive analog & digital connectivity and an array of integrated hardware-based FPGA effects, the Goliath HD from Antelope is an HDX, Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, and MADI audio interface designed to function as the hub of your studio or live recording setup. The I/O offers up to 64 channels (32 analog inputs and outputs) of I/O, 24-bit/192 kHz AD/DA conversion, a mastering-grade monitor output with an impressive 132 dB of dynamic range, and additional connectivity via ADAT, S/PDIF, AES/EBU, and DB25 connectors.

The Goliath HD allows engineers to accommodate producers who come to the session with their laptop, by integrating their projects into the studio's existing HD setup with simultaneous streaming of audio via HDX and low-latency Thunderbolt Gen2 or USB 3.0 modes. It also features proprietary HDX Delay Compensation technology, which ensures analog and digital sources are sample-accurate when they arrive in Pro Tools HD's timeline. Precise clocking is provided by Antelope's 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology which provides for low jitter, natural and detailed sound, and 129 dB of dynamic range.

The Goliath HD is equipped with a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chip, which allows for the creation of low-latency mixes, routing, and FX modeling. The unit comes with a library of classic hardware EQs, compressors, and the AuraVerb reverb. It opens a variety of creative options such as monitor-mixing with reverb, tracking through modeled vintage EQ & compression and routing to external gear in real time.

Other features include two independent headphone outputs, four instrument DI inputs, two transformer reamp outputs, a mute button, a mono button, and a talkback button. All functions on the unit can be accessed from a high-resolution touchscreen control display, with multichannel metering, easy access to preferences, presets, and clocking modes. The interface is fully controllable via an intuitive OS X- and Windows-compatible desktop app or from a smartphone or tablet via the iOS and Android apps. For complex and large-scale setups, all features are also accessible from multiple computers in the same network.

The Goliath HD features quiet operation.

Pro Tools HD Native Integration
  • Simultaneous streaming of 24-bit/192 kHz audio via HDX, USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, MADI, ADAT, S/PDIF, AES/EBU
  • Proprietary HDX Delay Compensation – any analog or digital source arrives sample-accurate in the Pro Tools HD's timeline
  • Two HDX mini port for up to 64 channels of I/O
  • USB 3.0 port for up to 64 channels of I/O
  • Thunderbolt port for up to 64 channels of I/O
  • Two MADI ports – compatible with MADI-to-Dante Bridge 
  • Two ADAT ports for up to 16 channels of I/O
  • S/PDIF port for 2 channels of I/O
  • AES/EBU port for 8 channels of I/O
Analog I/O
  • 16 x Accusonic, Class-A mic preamps with phantom power and dedicated volume knobs on front panel
  • 32 x analog inputs with 124 dB dynamic range
  • 32 x analog outputs with 129 dB dynamic range
  • 4 x front-panel Hi-Z, instrument DI inputs 
  • 2 x front-panel reamp outputs
  • 2 x insert points
  • Mastering-grade monitor output DAC with 132 dB dynamic range
  • Two headphone outs
Real-Time FPGA FX
  • Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) engine offers massive modeling capabilities that provides low-latency FX/mixes/routing
  • Library of authentically modeled classic studio hardware, EQs, and compressors
  • Includes AuraVerb reverb
Pristine AD/DA Conversion
  • ESS-powered audiophile-grade conversion – high-end converters allow dynamic range boosted up to 129 dB
Accurate Clocking
  • Powered by Antelope’s 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter-management technology
  • Word clock input, atomic clock input, and two word clock outputs – supports loop sync
  • Goliath HD can be used as a master clock for two other units via two word clock outs, and can be synched to Antelope's 10MX Rubidium Atomic Clock for optimum sound accuracy
Other Features
  • Responsive touchscreen with enhanced monitor and level indicators offers multichannel metering, easy access to preferences, presets, and clocking modes, for HD Native interfacing
  • Talkback button
  • Full session saving presets let you quickly save, load, and share any routing, monitoring, and FX settings
  • Quiet operation
Software Control
  • Fully controllable routing, mixing, real-time effects processing via intuitive OS X- and Windows-compatible desktop app
  • iOS / Android mobile app gives you full control of mic preamps from a smartphone or tablet
  • Goliath HD allows for fast device control via multiple computers in complex and large-scale setups  
UPC: 853744004441
In the Box
Antelope Goliath HD - HDX USB 3.0 Thunderbolt MADI Audio Interface
  • AEC Power Cord
  • USB Cable
  • Cleaning Cloth
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Analog Inputs 16 × mic / line-level on XLR combos
    2 x DB25 (16 channels)
    4 x Hi-Z 1/4" TRS
    2 x inserts on 1/4" TRS (dedicated for inputs 1, 2)
    Analog Outputs 4 x DB25 (32 channels)
    1 x 1/4" TRS stereo pair of monitor outputs
    2 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone outputs
    2 x 1/4" TRS reamp outs
    Mic Preamps Gain: 0, 10 to 65 dB
    THD+N: -112 dB
    Digital Inputs 2 × ADAT (16 channels)
    1 x S/PDIF
    1 × AES/EBU (8 channels)
    2 × MADI
    Digital Outputs 2 × ADAT (16 channels)
    1 x S/PDIF
    1 × AES/EBU
    2 x MADI
    USB I/O 1 x USB 3.0 Super-Speed, Type-B connector
    Thunderbolt I/O 1 x Thunderbolt Gen2
    HDX Connectivity 2 x mini HDX connectors for direct Pro Tools connection
    32 x channels I/O each (total of 64 channels)
    A/D and D/A Conversion D/A Monitor Converter
    Dynamic Range: 132 dB
    THD+N: -108 dB

    D/A Converters
    Dynamic Range: 129 dB
    THD+N: -120 dB

    A/D Converter
    Dynamic Range: 124 dB
    THD+N: -112 dB
    Word Clock I/O Word Clock Input
    1 x BNC input at 75 Ohms, 3 V p-p

    Atomic Clock Input
    1 x 10M BNC input at 75 Ohms, 1 V p-p

    Word Clock Outputs
    2 x BNC outputs at 75 Ohms, 3 V p-p
    Clocking System 4th generation acoustically focused clocking
    64-bit DDS
    Oven-controlled crystal oscillator
    Clocking Stability < ± 0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 148.1°F / 64.5°C
    Clock Aging < 1 ppm per year
    Clock 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 AC universal input: 95 to 245 V
    Power Consumption 50 W, maximum
    Windows System Requirements Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
    Intel or AMD equivalent CPU, 2.0 GHz (minimum)
    4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
    512 MB of drive space
    1 x USB 3.0 port
    Required USB bandwidth: 80% to 90%

    Internet connection required for product activation

    Mac System Requirements OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 (Sierra recommended)
    Intel Core 2 Duo (minimum), Intel Core i3 (recommended)
    4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
    512 MB of drive space
    1 x USB 3.0 port
    1 x Thunderbolt/USB Type-C port

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    Dimensions (W x H x D) 19 x 3.2 x 11" / 48.3 x 8.1 x 27.9 cm
    Weight 15 lb / 6.8 kg (approximately)
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