TerraTec PHASE 88 RACK - 24-bit / 96-kHz Audio Interface

FireWire or PCI now in a store near you      02/11/04

TerraTec PHASE 88 RACK - 24-bit / 96-kHz Audio Interface
The Phase 88 front and back

Terratec are now shipping their FireWire and PCI solution for music production on a PC or Mac. Based on the PHASE 88 Recording Interface, the rack version offers eight high-quality analog inputs/outputs with 24-bit / 96-kHz resolution. All I/Os are balanced 6.3 mm (1/4") jacks located on the rear panel. With these features, it provides plenty of ports and the technical features required for even large recording sessions. All inputs are separately variable using front panel gain knobs. In addition, clip LEDs provide visual indication of unintentional overdrive. The PHASE 88 Rack System is now available as PCI- or high speed FireWire (IEEE 1394) Interface and priced at 559.00 euros MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price). Two input channels can be set at the touch of a button to accommodate microphone signals. To this end, the device is equipped with XLR connecters featuring switchable 48-volt phantom power. A stereo channel digital I/O (S/PDIF) with coaxial connectors (PCI version) respectively optical digital I/Os (FireWire version) is onboard to interface with DAT recorders and the like. A word clock I/O serves to sync up the device with external digital equipment, and two independent MIDI interfaces offer access to 32 MIDI channels. The PHASE 88 RACK is thus a full-fledged recording system that makes - from a technical perspective - an external mixer a dispensable option. In addition, up to four PCI devices can be cascaded with a single driver, giving you no less than 40 audio channels for simultaneous use. Thanks to its sophisticated board design and proven converters, the system delivers outstanding audio quality: a signal-to-noise ratio of 110 dB (A) speaks for itself. The PHASE 88 Rack PCI system also is future-proof: if necessary, you can easily replace the rack module's PCI connection with an optional FireWire (IEEE 1394) interface. Keyfeatures:
  • 8 channel balanced analog I/Os
  • 2 separate MIDI ports
  • Gain control on front panel for each analog input channel
  • Clipping and signal LEDs on the front panel for each analog input channel
  • 2 microphone inputs with switchable 48 V phantom power supplies
  • Hardware monitor-mixer on PCI and FireWire? version
  • 4 meter connecting cable to PCI card or FireWire? interface
  • PCI or FireWire (IEEE1394) interface alternatively
  • Retrofit FireWire interface for PCI version Software FireWire-Version
  • WDM driver for Windows
  • MAC OS X Core-Audio/MIDI support since OS X 10.3.3 projected ASIO 2.0 and GSIF (GigaStudio) support for all in- and outputs
  • ASIO/GSIF/WDM (MME and DirectSound) multi-client mode
  • "WDM Kernel Streaming" (e.g. for Sonar?)
  • MME- and DirectSound support
  • Control Panel for Windows XP, MAC OS X projected Software PCI Version
  • WDM driver for Windows
  • MAC OS X support projected
  • Support for ASIO 2.0 and GigaStudio (GSIF)
  • ASIO/GSIF multi-client mode
  • "WDM Kernel Streaming" (e.g. for Sonar)
  • MME- and DirectSound support
  • Control Panel for Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP (MAC OS X projected)
  • www.terratec.com

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