Broadcast studios and video production facilities often require high-quality digital to analog audio converters to carry out different tasks. The HR-DAC1 from RDL is a compact D to A converter that was designed specifically for this task. It receives data from several different digital formats and converts them into broadcast-quality analog audio.
The rear panel features digital inputs for AES/EBU, AES3ID, and S/PDIF in both optical and coaxial formats. The HR-DAC1 will automatically detect when one of these signals is present, and verify that it's a valid digital signal and not inhibited by phase-lock and bit errors. Once verified, the signal gets locked in and a green LED illuminates on the front panel.
The HR-DAC1 goes a step further to ensure a high-level of stability with its proprietary "Sure-Lok" functionality. It monitors for possible causes of unforeseen latch-up problems, and re-initiates the digital signal lock when necessary.
Capable of handling signals up to 24 bit 192 kHz, the HR-DAC1 provides top-notch quality audio. A clear lens on the face of the unit will protect labels placed above the controls for installations. With its compact, all metal construction, and its user-friendly interface, the HR-DAC1 is a great choice for a wide range of production environments.