MESSE08: Prism Orpheus FireWire IO

Simply the best      17/03/08

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4:47 mins
Prism audio AD/DAs are considered by many to be the cream of the crop, the top of the pile, the king of the hill etc, when it comes to audio conversion. Their new Orpheus Firewire interface brings that sound into a more affordable package.
  • No-compromise, full Prism Sound audio quality
  • Dedicated FireWire interface
  • ASIO and WDM drivers provided for Windows XP and VISTA
  • Directly compatible with CORE AUDIO on Mac OS X 10.4+ (Intel & PPC)
  • Eight "Prism Sound" premium-quality AD and DA channels
  • Concurrent operation of ADAT and switchable S/PDIF or AES3 ports
  • Four high-end integrated mic preamps (typ.-130dBu EIN), switchable phantom
  • MS Matrix processing on mic inputs
  • Two instrument inputs
  • RIAA Equalization on inputs 1 & 2
  • Prism Sound "Overkillers" on every analogue channel to control transient overloads
  • Fully-floating (isolated) balanced architecture for optimum noise rejection
  • Mono or stereo input configurations
  • Outputs selectable between workstation bus or Orpheus mixer
  • Low-latency "console-quality" digital mixer for foldback monitoring
  • Fader, pan, cut, solo on every mixer channel
  • Dual headphone outputs each with its own front-panel volume control
  • Front-panel master volume control, assignable to selected channels
  • Configurable for stereo, 5.1 or 7.1 or surround monitoring
  • Built-in sample rate conversion (SRC) on S/PDIF Inputs and Outputs
  • Prism Sound 4-curve SNS noise shaping on digital outputs
  • State-of-the-art clock generation with proprietary hybrid 2-stage DPLL
  • MIDI in/out ports
And the big question? I’ve seen it for around £3,225 UK or $5k US

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