Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 16-Channel D/A for Pro Tools HDX

Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 16-Channel D/A for Pro Tools HDX

Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 16-Channel D/A for Pro Tools HDX

Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 16-Channel D/A for Pro Tools HDX

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  • Modular Design for Flexible I/O Setups
  • Up to 24-Bit / 192 kHz Resolution
  • 16 x Balanced Analog Outputs via XLR
  • DigiLink Mini Ports for Pro Tools HDX
  • 1/4" Stereo Headphone Output
  • Versatile Clocking & Routing Options
  • Low Distortion & Noise
  • Adjustable Output Levels
  • Onboard Display & Comprehensive Controls
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Prism Sound ADA-8XR overview

  • 1Description

The Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 16-Channel D/A for Pro Tools HDX 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 Pro Tools HDX interface card, and a utility module for 16 balanced analog line-level outputs via XLR 3-pin jacks, a 1/4" stereo headphone output, and more. Two DigiLink Mini ports enable compatible connectivity to Pro Tools HDX systems. 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 8C-PTHDX Pro Tools HDX I/O Module for ADA-8XR Interface

    The Prism Sound 8C-PTHDX is a Pro Tools HDX 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 and Pro Tools HD software. It emulates one Avid HD I/O, and supports eight channels of I/O at up to 192 kHz or 16 channels in or out at up to 192 kHz. Two DigiLink Mini ports ensure compatible connectivity with Avid HDX and HD Native cards. The 8C-PTHDX easily installs into the upper or lower digital I/O slot of a Dream ADA-8XR (available separately).

    Supports eight channels of I/O at sample rates up to 192 kHz or 16 channels of inputs or outputs at up to 192 kHz
    Emulates one Avid HD I/O interface
    Allows remote control of ADA-8XR interface settings via Pro Tools HD software (available separately)
    Supports daisy-chaining multiple interfaces
    Easily installs in either digital I/O slot (DIO1 or DIO2) of an ADA-8XR (available separately)
    UPC: 669014270566
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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • ADA-8XR Frame Audio Interface Chassis (No I/O Modules)
    Outputs 1 x RCA analog stereo pair (electronically balanced)
    1 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone jack
    1 x BNC digital stereo output (AES-3id or S/PDIF)
    Module Slot 2 x analog I/O module slots
    2 x digital I/O module slots
    1 x utility slot
    1 x internal DSP expansion slot
    Sync I/O 1 x BNC input (word clock, AES, or video in)
    1 x BNC output (word clock)
    1 x XLR 3-pin female input (AES11)
    1 x XLR 3-pin male output (AES11)
    Serial Communication 1 x DB9 male connector (RS-232, RS485, MIDI)
    Input Impedance XLR: 110 Ohms
    BNC (Sync): 75 Ohms
    Output Impedance RCA: 50 Ohms
    1/4": 115 Ohms
    XLR: 110 Ohms
    BNC (Sync): 75 Ohms
    Headroom RCA: 0 dBFS = +15 dBu, +18 dBu, +21 dBu, or +24 dBu
    Gain Accuracy RCA: 0.05 dB
    THD + N RCA: -101 dB (0.0009%) at 997 Hz, -1 dBFS
    Dynamic Range RCA: 105 dB at 997 Hz, -60 dBFS
    Channel Separation RCA: >120 dB at 1 kHz
    Sensitivity 1/4": 4.7 Vp-p
    Bit Depth Up to 24-bit
    Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz
    Clock Precision Ultra-High-Precision Mode: 0.15%
    High-Precision Mode: 6%
    Internal: 25 ppm
    Jitter Rejection Filter Corner Frequency: 80 Hz (approximately)
    Slope: 60 dB/decade
    Attenuation: >60 dB above 700 Hz
    DSP Super Noise Shaping (SNS): TPDF dither plus 4 curve shapes, intelligent "auto-dither-defeat" system
    MR-X Bit-Mapping: 20-bit/24-bit/hi-rate on 16-bit tracks, 24-bit/hi-rate on 20-bit tracks
    DRE: 20-bit dynamic range on 16-bit tracks, 24-bit dynamic range on 20-bit tracks
    Meters Overload Indicator Threshold: 1 sample full scale or -0.05 dBFS
    Power Requirement 90 to 125 VAC or 180 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 60 W
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 19.0 x 15.4 x 3.5" / 483 x 390 x 88 mm
    Weight 16.5 lb / 7.5 kg
  • 8C-DA 8-Channel D/A Module for ADA-8XR Interface
    Outputs 8 x XLR 3-pin male (balanced)
    Output Impedance 50 Ohms
    Input Range +5 to +24 dBu in 1 dBu steps, trims in 0.05 dBu steps
    Gain Accuracy 0.05 dB
    Balance Output Balance: 54 dB
    THD + N -102 dB (0.0007%) at 997 Hz, -1 dBFS
    Dynamic Range 108 dB at 997 Hz, -60 dBFS
    Intermodulation Distortion (SMPTE) < -94 dB (60 Hz at -3 dBFS, 7 kHz at -12 dBFS)
    Spurious Maximum Aharmonic Spurium: < -130 dBFS (997 Hz at -1 dBFS)
    Frequency Response 44.1 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 Separation 1 kHz: >115 dB
    20 Hz to 20 kHz: >110 dB
    Latency 44.1 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
    Weight 0.7 lb / 0.3 kg
  • 8C-PTHDX Pro Tools HDX I/O Module for ADA-8XR Interface
    I/O Connections 2 x DigiLink Mini
    Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.3 x 6.7 x 1.6" / 11 x 17 x 4 cm
    Weight 0.2 lb / 0.1 kg

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