SSL have launched XLogic Alpha-Link, a new range of multi channel, multi format Audio Converters. Check out our video and read below what they say about them in their own press releaseâ€¦
The Solid State Logic Xlogic Alpha-Link Audio I/O Product Range is a new collection of highly flexible and fully featured multi-channel Audio Converters for Studio, Live and Broadcast Applications at an incredible price/performance ratio. There are three Alpha Link models in the initial product release; all featuring high quality 24-channel SSL enhanced AD/DA converter circuitry and offering a choice of digital audio format options. The Alpha Link MADI SX is a MADI & AES/EBU based converter, whilst the Alpha Link AX and Alpha Link MADI AX are ADAT Lightpipe based converters.
The XLogic Alpha-Link series of Audio Converters are stylishly designed, 2U-high rack-mountable units with deceptively simple front panel controls. Each offers a comprehensive input/output routing matrix used to set up global connections between the various I/O connections that makes all combinations possible. There is also a handy front panel headphone connection and a metering section for the analogue inputs and outputs with an AD/DA selection button, mode indicator LEDs and 24 tri-colour level LEDs.
All Alpha-Link units can be used as standalone format converters, but used in combination with a Soundscape Mixpander PCI card they provide a powerful, highly flexible IO solution for native PC-based audio workstations. When the unit is connected to a Mixpander the inputs and outputs can be routed individually from the PC using the Soundscape Mixer software. ALPHA-LINK MADI-SX Professional MADI to AES/EBU & AD DA converter
Featuring up to 64 channels of digital MADI I/O at 48kHz (or 32 channels at 96kHz), 12 stereo AES/EBU digital I/O, 24 balanced analogue I/O, TDM format Expansion Bus and much more, the Alpha link MADI SX delivers a dependable, versatile, high quality MADI to AES/EBU based conversion solution.
ALPHA-LINK MADI-AX Professional MADI to ADAT Lightpipe & AD DA converter
Featuring up to 64 channels of digital MADI I/O at 48kHz (or 32 channels at 96kHz), 24 ADAT Lightpipe digital inputs and outputs at up to 48kHz (12 ADAT Lightpipe digital inputs and outputs at up to 96kHz), 24 balanced analogue I/O, TDM Expansion Bus and much more, the Alpha link MADI SX delivers a dependable, versatile, high quality MADI to ADAT Lightpipe based conversion solution. Alpha Link MADI SX & MADI AX Shared Features
56 or 64 MADI digital inputs and outputs at up to 48kHz, 28 or 32 MADI digital inputs and outputs at up to 96kHz.
24 balanced analogue inputs and outputs with SSL enhanced AD DA at up to 96kHz on D-Sub connectors (for use with D-Sub to XLR looms).
64 channel Expansion Bus port.
Word/SuperClock input and output.
Video Sync input functionality for the WordClock input: the Video Sync. signal can be converted to WordClock internally and transmitted via the WordClock output.
MIDI input and output.
Connects to Mixpander via Expansion Bus port.
All input and output channels can be used simultaneously in any configuration.
ALPHA-LINK AX Professional ADAT Lightpipe AD DA converter
The Alpha Link AX shares an almost identical feature set to the Alpha Link MADI AX but strips away the MADI functionality to deliver a superb ADAT Lightpipe based SSL enhanced AD/DA solution that hits an impressive price to performance ratio. Pricing and Availability:
Alpha Link MADI SX is priced at $3,595.00.
Alpha Link MADI AX is priced at $3,595.00.
Alpha Link AX is priced at $2,695.00.
The XLogic Alpha Link range will be shipping worldwide in November. More information: