Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 16-Channel D/A & FireWire

BH #PRADA8X16DAF • MFR #ADA-8XR-16DA-FW
Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 16-Channel D/A & FireWire
Key Features
  • Modular Design for Flexible I/O Setups
  • Up to 24-Bit / 192 kHz Resolution
  • 16 x Balanced Analog Outputs via XLR
  • 8-Channel Digital I/O via FireWire 400
The Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 16-Channel D/A & FireWire is a 24-bit / 192 kHz modular audio interface offering flexible inputs and outputs, versatile clocking, and configurable routing for demanding music and film production scenarios. It includes two I/O modules, a FireWire interface card, a utility module for 16 balanced analog line-level outputs via XLR 3-pin jacks, eight channels of digital I/O via two FireWire 400 ports, a 1/4" stereo headphone output, and more. With wide dynamic range, adjustable levels, and low distortion and noise, it delivers high-quality audio performance that is easily customized using the onboard display and comprehensive controls.
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Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 16-Channel D/A & FireWire

Prism Sound ADA-8XR Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Prism Sound ADA-8XR Frame Audio Interface Chassis (No I/O Modules)
  • 3Prism Sound 8C-DA 8-Channel D/A Module for ADA-8XR Interface
  • 4Prism Sound 8C-FW 8-Channel FireWire I/O Module for ADA-8XR Interface

The Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 16-Channel D/A & FireWire is a 24-bit / 192 kHz modular audio interface offering flexible inputs and outputs, versatile clocking, and configurable routing for demanding music and film production scenarios. It includes two I/O modules, a FireWire interface card, a utility module for 16 balanced analog line-level outputs via XLR 3-pin jacks, eight channels of digital I/O via two FireWire 400 ports, a 1/4" stereo headphone output, and more. With wide dynamic range, adjustable levels, and low distortion and noise, it delivers high-quality audio performance that is easily customized using the onboard display and comprehensive controls.

Prism Sound ADA-8XR Frame Audio Interface Chassis (No I/O Modules)

The Prism Sound ADA-8XR Frame is a rack-mountable 2 RU audio interface chassis designed to deliver versatile clocking and configurability for producers, musicians, and audio engineers in home, project, and commercial studios. Its modular design yields flexible I/O arrangements thanks to four I/O module slots—two analog and two digital. A variety of modules (available separately) can be installed for access to multichannel analog/digital inputs and outputs as well as Pro Tools or FireWire workstation connectivity.

The ADA-8XR Frame supports resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz, and can clock internally or to external AES3, AES11, word clock, or Pro Tools Loop Sync. The built-in Utility Module provides stereo analog RCA and digital BNC audio outputs, BNC word clock and XLR AES11 sync I/O, and a DB9 serial communications port. Additionally, the front panel has a 1/4" stereo headphone output along with assignable 8-channel bargraph meters. An onboard display and comprehensive controls enable efficient adjustment of parameters, which can be quickly stored and recalled via factory and user presets. The ADA-8XR Frame comes with no I/O modules, ready for custom configurations.

Modular architecture accommodates special configurations and provides future-proofing with individually upgradeable A/D conversion, D/A conversion, DSP, digital interfacing, and utility hardware
Supports sample rates up to 192 kHz
2-channel monitor section follows channel pairs or a mix of all channels
8-channel assignable bargraph meter array with over-detection
Renowned Prism Sound jitter-rejecting PLL technology and low-jitter master clock
Flexible synchronization options including sync to AES11, word clock, or video sync
Flexible routing allows creation of digital-to-digital processing paths for processing or format conversion
SNS noise-shapers preserves dynamic quality during 16-/20-bit transfers
MR-X bit-splitting allows extended bit depths and sample rates on 16-bit media
DRE (Dynamic Range Enhancement) enables 24-bit performance on 16-bit stereo media without sacrificing tracks
Optional DSP expansion facility for extended processing features including synchronous sample-rate conversion
Comprehensive store system for fast-access factory and user presets
Unique "Access button" layout combines the flexibility of menus with the speed of dedicated controls
Internet-upgradeable software loads from your computer into flash memory inside the ADA-8XR
Rack-mountable enclosure occupies 2 RU of rack space
UPC: 669014270986

Prism Sound 8C-DA 8-Channel D/A Module for ADA-8XR Interface

The Prism Sound 8C-DA is an 8-channel D/A module offering uncompromising digital-to-analog conversion for producers, musicians, and audio engineers using a Prism Sound Dream ADA-8XR audio interface in a variety of studio environments. Exhibiting low noise, minimal distortion, and high dynamic range, it features 24-bit/192 kHz D/A converters, which feed analog line level to eight balanced XLR 3-pin male outputs.

For precise calibration and gain optimization, each channel offers output level adjustments in 0.5 dBu increments and output trim tweaks in 0.05 dBu steps. The 8C-DA easily installs into an analog I/O slot of a Dream ADA-8XR (available separately).

Adds eight analog line-level outputs to your Prism Sound Dream ADA-8XR audio interface
Supports resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz
Output level (0.5 dBu increments) and trim (0.05 dBu increments) are adjustable via the host ADA-8XR's menu system
Eight balanced XLR 3-pin male input jacks
UPC: 669014270511

Prism Sound 8C-FW 8-Channel FireWire I/O Module for ADA-8XR Interface

The Prism Sound 8C-FW is an 8-channel FireWire I/O module offering flexible digital input and output configurations for producers, musicians, and audio engineers using a Prism Sound Dream ADA-8XR audio interface in a variety of studio environments. With selectable configurations, it supports up to eight channels of I/O at up to 96 kHz or up to four channels of I/O at 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz. Two 6-pin FireWire 400 (1394a) ports enable proper connectivity with computers equipped with 4- or 6-pin FireWire 400. The 8C-FW easily installs into the upper or lower digital I/O slot of a Dream ADA-8XR (available separately) and is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows systems.

Eight channels of digital audio I/O at sample rates up to 96 kHz
Four channels of digital audio I/O at 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz
Functions as a Core Audio device under Mac OS X (multiple FireWire modules are not supported by Mac OS X)
Functions as a WDM and ASIO compliant device under Windows XP and later (multiple FireWire modules are supported by Windows)
Compatible with 4- or 6-pin FireWire 400 (1394a) ports
Supports multiple I/O configurations—8-in / 8-out, 2-in / 8-out, 8-in / 2-out, or 4-in / 4-out
Easily installs in either digital I/O slot (DIO1 or DIO2) of an ADA-8XR (available separately)
UPC: 669014270535

Prism Sound ADA-8XR Frame Audio Interface Chassis (No I/O Modules) Specs

Interface
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic PreampsNone
Expansion Slots2 x Analog I/O Slot
2 x Digital I/O Slot
1 x Utility Slot
1 x Internal DSP Slot
Connectivity
Analog I/O1 x Stereo RCA Balanced Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Digital I/O1 x BNC AES-3id / S/PDIF Output
1 x BNC Input (Sync, Video Sync, Word Clock)
1 x BNC Output (Word Clock)
1 x XLR 3-Pin Female AES11 Input (Sync)
1 x XLR 3-Pin Male AES11 Output (Sync)
1 x DE-9/DB-9 RS-232 / RS-485 In/Out (MIDI)
MIDI I/ONone
Performance
Dynamic RangeUnbalanced Outputs:
105 dB (-60 dBFS, 1 kHz )
ImpedanceRCA Outputs:
50 Ohms
1/4" Outputs:
115 Ohms
XLR Outputs:
110 Ohms
BNC Sync Outputs:
75 Ohms
XLR Mic Inputs:
110 Ohms
BNC Sync Inputs:
75 Ohms
THD+NUnbalanced Outputs:
-101 dB / 0.0009% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)
Channel SeparationUnbalanced Outputs:
>120 dB (1 kHz)
Digital Audio
dBFS Reference Level+15 / +18 / +21 / +24 dBu = 0 dBFS (Selectable)
Sample RatesUp to 192 kHz
Bit DepthUp to 24-Bit
Word Clock
Accuracy: ±25 ppm
Jitter Suppression: >60 dB (above 700 Hz)
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS
Windows
Power
AC Input Power90 to 125 VAC, 50/60 Hz
180 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption60 W
Physical
Dimensions19 x 15.4 x 3.5" / 483 x 390 x 88 mm
Weight16.5 lb / 7.5 kg

Prism Sound 8C-DA 8-Channel D/A Module for ADA-8XR Interface Specs

Outputs8 x XLR 3-pin male (balanced)
Output Impedance50 Ohms
Input Range+5 to +24 dBu in 1 dBu steps, trims in 0.05 dBu steps
Gain Accuracy±0.05 dB
BalanceOutput Balance: 54 dB
THD + N-102 dB (0.0007%) at 997 Hz, -1 dBFS
Dynamic Range108 dB at 997 Hz, -60 dBFS
Intermodulation Distortion (SMPTE)< -94 dB (60 Hz at -3 dBFS, 7 kHz at -12 dBFS)
SpuriousMaximum Aharmonic Spurium: < -130 dBFS (997 Hz at -1 dBFS)
Frequency Response44.1 kHz: 5 Hz to 20.8 kHz (-0.05 dB), 1.4 Hz to 22 kHz (-3 dB)
48 kHz: 5.1 Hz to 22.6 kHz (-0.05 dB), 1.4 Hz to 23.9 kHz (-3 dB)
96 kHz: 5.1 Hz to 38.9 kHz (-0.05 dB), 1.4 Hz to 47.4 kHz (-3 dB)
192 kHz: 5.2 Hz to 37.2 kHz (-0.05 dB), 1.4 Hz to 74.4 kHz (-3 dB)
Passband Ripple<0.005 dB
Inter-Channel Differential Phase<0.02°
Channel Separation1 kHz: >115 dB
20 Hz to 20 kHz: >110 dB
Latency44.1 kHz: 49.5 samples / 1.12 ms
48 kHz: 49.5 samples / 1.03 ms
96 kHz: 49.5 samples / 0.52 ms
192 kHz: 49.5 samples / 0.26 ms
Dimensions (W x D x H)7.9 x 7.1 x 1.2" / 20 x 18 x 3 cm
Weight0.7 lb / 0.3 kg

Prism Sound 8C-FW 8-Channel FireWire I/O Module for ADA-8XR Interface Specs

Interface
Channels of I/O8 Input / 8 Output at 48/96 kHz
4 Input / 4 Output at 176.4/192 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic PreampsNone
Connectivity
Host Connection2 x FireWire 6-Pin (FireWire 400)
MIDI I/ONone
Digital Audio
Sample RatesUp to 192 kHz
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.3.7 or Later
Windows XP or Later
Processor RequirementMac:
700 MHz PowerPC G4
PC:
900 MHz Intel Pentium
RAM Requirements256 MB
Minimum Display Resolution800 x 600
Required HardwareAvailable FireWire 400 Port
Physical
Dimensions4.3 x 6.7 x 1.6" / 11 x 17 x 4 cm
Weight0.2 lb / 0.1 kg
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