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Antelope Audio Orion 32 Multichannel AD/DA Converter  

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Revolutionary 32-channel AD/DA converter and master clock. Demo model, special pricing.

This specially priced demo unit, while 100% functional as far as we are aware, may have significant cosmetic wear. It comes with a 14-day return guarantee, but does not qualify for its original manufacturer warranty. Quantities are limited, so be sure get yours before it’s gone.

The Orion 32 from Antelope Audio is a groundbreaking AD/DA converter and audio maser clock combination, housed inside of a 1U rackmount design. It supports both MADI and USB interfaces, clocked by Antelope's renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology and oven controlled crystal oscillator.

Orion 32 allows 192 kHz I/O streaming of 32-channel digital audio through its custom-built USB chip, which provides simple connectivity to any USB-enabled DAW or computer. The converter also provides 32 channels of 96 kHz audio through its Fiber Optic MADI I/O connections, which can be used to connect with any suitably equipped MADI device.

Orion 32 also supports ADAT protocol by offering 16 I/O channels, for even greater compatibility with a large number of audio devices. The multi-channel converter inputs and outputs pass the analog signal through 8 D-SUB 25 I/O connectors

1U eco-friendly design
Orion 32 is packaged in a 1U enclosure with an eco-friendly power consumption of only 20 Watts. In addition to saving rack space and having very low heating levels, Orion 32 comes with an extremely reasonable pricing even for small home studio.

Antelope clocking for increased sonic accuracy
Orion 32 is ideally suited to a sound engineer's needs for high quality, clean and transparent conversion, combining the efficiency of MADI and USB interfaces with the perfection of Antelope clocking.

In addition to being an extremely high quality audio converter, Orion 32 is also an audio master clock. The Orion 32 employs Antelope's proprietary 4th generation of AFC and oven controlled oscillator, both technologies that made Antelope Audio clocks an industry leader for accuracy and reliability in recording, mastering and post-production facilities around the world. The four word clock outs, together with the 10 MHz input, make Orion 32 ideally suited to be in the center of any project or high-end studio.

Exceptional routing flexibility
With its seamless digital routing options, the Orion 32 offers extended flexibility. The routing feature allows sound engineers to, for example, use the AD conversion and output the signal simultaneously both through the MADI and USB interfaces. The device is managed through a user-friendly desktop application available for both Windows and OS X. Moreover it is equipped with five preset buttons for fast and easy recall of favorite settings.

  • Antelope Audio precise AD/DA conversion technology
  • Up to 192 kHz on 32 channels I/O via custom-built USB chip
  • 32 channels I/O via Fiber Optic MADI I/O connections
  • Eight D-SUB 25 connectors for AD and DA
  • 16 channels on 4 ADAT input and output connectors
  • Antelope's renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking with Atomic input
  • Antelope's proprietary Oven Controlled Oscillator for supreme clocking stability
  • Four word clock outputs and one word clock input
  • Five presets for fast and easy recall of favorite setups
  • 1U rack size with power consumption of 20 Watts and very low heating levels
  • A user-friendly desktop application available for both Windows and OS X

Order the Orion 32 today for precision audio conversion and clocking technology.


Orion 32 Multichannel AD/DA Converter Specifications:

Analog Inputs
  • 4 x D-SUB 25 (32 channels)
Digital Inputs
  • 1 x Fiber Optic MADI
  • 2 x Fiber Optic ADAT
  • 1 x S/PDIF
Analog Outputs
  • 4 x D-SUB 25 (32 channels)
Digital Outputs
  • 1 x Fiber Optic MADI
  • 2 x Fiber Optic ADAT
  • 1 x S/PDIF
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480Mbits/192kHz, 32 channels I/O, Type B
Word Clock
  • 1 x 10M Atomic Clock input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 44.1 - 192kHz
  • 1 x Word Clock Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 44.1 - 192kHz
  • 4 x Word Clock Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 44.1 - 192kHz square wave signal
D/A Converter
  • Dynamic Range 118dB
  • THD + N -98 dB
A/D Converter
  • Dynamic Range 118dB
  • THD + N -105 dB
Clock Specs
  • Clocking System 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
  • 64-bit DDS
  • Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
  • Clocking Stability <+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF
  • Clock Aging < 1 ppm per year
  • Clock Calibration <+/-0.001 ppm
  • Atomic Clock Input 10MHz @ 1Vpp, BNC
  • Sample Rates (kHz) 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
  • Operating Temperature 0-50ºC/32- 122ºF
  • Weight 3 kg/6.6 lb approx.
  • Dimensions (approx.) Width: 483 mm/19"
  • Height: 44 mm/1.75"
  • Depth: 220 mm/8.66"
  • Power Supply AC Universal input 95-245VAC 20 Watts Max Consumption
Latency performance*
  • Cubase 6.5: 2.5 ms - 3.5 ms
  • Samplitude 12: 1 ms - 3 ms
  • Logic 9: 2.5 ms - 6.5 ms
  • Ableton 8: 2.2 ms - 4 ms
  • Nuendo 5.5: 2.5 ms - 3.5 ms
  • * All Latency times were tested between sample rates of 44.1 and 192 khz with lowest buffer setting, actual results may vary.
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