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(4) Apogee DA-16X Converter

Estimated price for orientation: 3 000 $

Category: Audio or MIDI Interfaces

Condition: Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition Brand: Apogee
Max. Number of Channels: 16 Model: DA-16X
Max. Sampling Rate: 192 MPN: Does Not Apply
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The DA-16X, Apogee's latest and most advanced conversion systems, take the legendary quality of Apogee a huge step forward. Features such as a redesigned power supply, standard 192kHz sampling rates, the C777 clocking technology found in Big Ben, and optional Pro Tools HD and FireWire expansion cards, make the DA-16X the most powerful and flexible conversion combination ever. And, not only does the X-Series hardware offer unequaled, groundbreaking technology but it makes it available at a fraction of the cost associated with previous, premium Apogee gear. Advanced High-Definition Conversion
The most critical component in the digital recording environment is proper, high-quality conversion and since the dawn of digital recording the most desired converters have been made by Apogee. With up to 192k standard sample rates, the DA-16X combine Apogee's legendary conversion quality with the very latest in high-definition digital to provide unrivaled flexibility and quality. Redesigned Power Supply
Enabling optimum conversion requires a state of the art power supply. The fully redesigned power system of the DA-16X incorporates a specially designed Synchronous Switching power supply that works in conjunction with Apogee's very stable low jitter clock and filtering technology to provide superior heat and noise performance and an improved transient response over our previous linear power supply. This creates a power system that delivers total efficiency and provides an ideal environment for premium conversion. C777 Clocking used by Big Ben
The DA 16-X uses Apogee's C777 clocking technology. Famous for keeping Big Ben on time, the C777 utilizes an entirely digital process that Apogee has developed with the most advanced Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) technology and DSP-based digital filtering. With a stable, crystal based digital PLL handling the clocking, DA-16X is able to intelligently manipulate incoming signals and adapt to them accordingly. The result? The most aggressive jitter reduction ever and an astonishing and noticeable difference in sound quality. Connect Directly to Pro Tools HD 
Like their cousin the Rosetta 800, the DA-16X offers an expansion card slot that greatly increases connectivity possibilities. Add an optional X-Series HD card and connect DA16-X directly to your computer via your HD Core Card. Using Logic, Nuendo or any of the many native DAW's, add an X-FireWire card to your X-Series hardware and enjoy a direct, extremely low latency connection that supports FireWire 800 standards and has backwards compatibility with 400 standards. And, if you are buying multiple units, you can daisy chain up to a whopping 120 channels with incredibly low latency. SoftLimit: Maximize Levels, Minimize Overs 
One of the greatest difficulties in digital recording is getting an adequate level without clipping and unwanted distortion. Soft Limit is an analog peak limiter that enables the capture of an additional 4-6 dB of level without going into an 'over' condition. Short of purchasing a very expensive stand- alone compressor/limiter, there is currently no product on the market that handles this process better than SoftLimit. UV22HR: Dither Down with 24-bit Detail 
UV22HR is Apogee�s industry standard technology for reducing the word-length of a high-resolution digital signal to 16 bits for the CD mastering. UV22HR is also being employed to produce dramatically improved internet and computer audio content without increased file sizes or data rates. It is estimated that 8 out of 10 hit records are mastered using Apogee's UV22HR technology. High Performance Output 
The DA-16X uses Apogee's newly developed electronically balanced line drivers. Originally designed for the Mini-DAC, these line drivers are able to simulate true transformer behavior. The circuitry is an ultra low output impedance, high current driver, capable of running levels up to 26 dBu to the most complex or low impedance loads. Recording studios utilizing vintage audio-equipment will find this particularly valuable. Ultimately, the output performance of the DA-16-X achieves perfect symmetry when used in balanced mode (even with an unsymmetrical load) and no increased distortion when used unbalanced.Apogee DA-16X Features:16 channels of premium 24-bit DA conversionSample rates up to 192k16 channels of AES, ADAT/SMUX Input Word Clock I/OOptional HD card for direct connection to Pro Tools HDOptional S800 FireWire card capable of sample rates up to 192k, compatible with OS X/Windows XP and all popular DAW's �All option cards (X-FireWire and X-HD) facilitate connection of multiple units�Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) using Big Ben's C777 Clock Technology up to 192kHzMaster clock capabilityAdaptive Loop Filtering (ALF) for optimum clock performance and minimum jitterSupport for AES double wire and SMUX formatIntuitive front panel calibrationWord Clock termination switch AES-EBU in x 8, transformer balanced, DSUB 25pin connector (192k single wide compatible) Optical In: toslink x 4, supporting ADAT and SMUX protocol WC in: BNC 75 ohm with switchable termination WC out: BNC 75 ohm Analog out 1-8 Balanced, DSUB 25pin connector. Analog out 9-16 Balanced, DSUB 25pin connector. One x-type card can be installed, for Firewire, HD and or other future format connectivity.