Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 8-Channel A/D-D/A & FireWire for Pro Tools HD

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Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 8-Channel A/D-D/A & FireWire for Pro Tools HD
Key Features
  • Modular Design for Flexible I/O Setups
  • Up to 24-Bit / 192 kHz Resolution
  • 8-Channel Balanced Analog I/O via XLR
  • 8-Channel Digital I/O via FireWire 400
The Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 8-Channel A/D-D/A & FireWire for Pro Tools HD 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, FireWire and Pro Tools HD interface cards, a utility module for eight balanced analog line-level inputs and 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. Two DigiLink ports enable compatible connectivity to Pro Tools HD systems. With selectable input limiters, adjustable levels, and low distortion and noise, this audio interface 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 8-Channel A/D-D/A & FireWire for Pro Tools HD

Prism Sound ADA-8XR Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Prism Sound ADA-8XR Frame Audio Interface Chassis (No I/O Modules)
  • 3Prism Sound 8C-AD 8-Channel A/D Module for ADA-8XR Interface
  • 4Prism Sound 8C-DA 8-Channel D/A Module for ADA-8XR Interface
  • 5Prism Sound 8C-FW 8-Channel FireWire I/O Module for ADA-8XR Interface
  • 6Prism Sound 8C-PTHD Pro Tools HD I/O Module for ADA-8XR Interface

The Prism Sound ADA-8XR Audio Interface with 8-Channel A/D-D/A & FireWire for Pro Tools HD 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, FireWire and Pro Tools HD interface cards, a utility module for eight balanced analog line-level inputs and 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. Two DigiLink ports enable compatible connectivity to Pro Tools HD systems. With selectable input limiters, adjustable levels, and low distortion and noise, this audio interface 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-AD 8-Channel A/D Module for ADA-8XR Interface

The Prism Sound 8C-AD is an 8-channel A/D module offering uncompromising analog-to-digital 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 eight balanced XLR 3-pin female inputs, which accept line-level signals and feed them to 24-bit/192 kHz A/D converters.

Input level and trim are adjustable per channel for precise calibration and gain optimization. Prism Sound's Overkiller limiters are individually selectable for each of the eight inputs, allowing protection against clipping on a channel-by-channel basis. The 8C-AD easily installs into an analog I/O slot of a Dream ADA-8XR (available separately).

Adds eight analog line-level inputs to your Prism Sound Dream ADA-8XR audio interface
Supports resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz
Selectable per-channel Overkiller limiters utilize automatic threshold configuration according to the specified input level, and catch fast transients to minimize A/D clipping
Input 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 female input jacks

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 8C-PTHD Pro Tools HD I/O Module for ADA-8XR Interface

The Prism Sound 8C-PTHD is a Pro Tools HD 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 Digidesign 192 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 ports ensure compatible connectivity with Digidesign HD Core, HD Process, and HD Accel DSP cards. The 8C-PTHD 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 Digidesign 192 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: 669014270559

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-AD 8-Channel A/D Module for ADA-8XR Interface Specs

Inputs8 x XLR 3-pin female (balanced)
Input Impedance21.005 kOhms
Input Range+5 to +24 dBu
Gain Accuracy±0.05 dB
CMRR60 Hz: < -100 dB
1 kHz: < -90 dB
20 Hz to 20 kHz: < -65 dB
LimiterSoftware selectable on/off
THD + N-105 dB (0.0006%) at 997 Hz, -1 dBFS
Dynamic Range112 dB at 997 Hz, -60 dBFS
Intermodulation Distortion (SMPTE)< -100 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 20.1 kHz (-0.05 dB), <1 Hz to 22 kHz (-3 dB)
48 kHz: 5.5 Hz to 22.8 kHz (-0.05 dB), <1 Hz to 24 kHz (-3 dB)
96 kHz: 6.1 Hz to 43.3 kHz (-0.05 dB), <1 Hz to 48 kHz (-3 dB)
192 kHz: 6.2 Hz to 50.2 kHz (-0.05 dB), <1 Hz to 77.7 kHz (-3 dB)
Passband Ripple48/96 kHz: <0.015 dB
Inter-Channel Differential Phase<0.03°
Channel Separation1 kHz: >125 dB
20 Hz to 20 kHz: >117 dB
Latency44.1 kHz: 20 samples / 0.45 ms
48 kHz: 20 samples / 0.42 ms
96 kHz: 20 samples / 0.21 ms
192 kHz: 20 samples / 0.10 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-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

Prism Sound 8C-PTHD Pro Tools HD I/O Module for ADA-8XR Interface Specs

I/O Connections2 x DigiLink
Sample RatesUp to 192 kHz
Dimensions (W x D x H)4.3 x 6.7 x 1.6" / 11 x 17 x 4 cm
Weight0.2 lb / 0.1 kg
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