SM Pro Audio's new AB-8 transformer balanced ADAT A/D converter was announced at the show. Hre's what they have to say about it...
The AB-8 is a multi-channel analog to ADAT converter designed to deliver an additional 8 inputs to many of today's current digital audio products.
With 8 analog inputs and one ADAT output interface, the AB-8 is well suited for use in a wide variety of studio configurations. Whether you're working with I/O cards, digital mixers or digital musical instruments - the AB-8 converts your analog data reliably and professionally to an 8 channel digital ADAT format stream with absolute fidelity.
Standing out from other multi channel converters, the AB-8 features transformer isolated inputs on all 8 channels. This protects your audio signal from any excessive hum or other noise due to power or grounding issues. Passive level attenuators are also provided to adjust incoming signal as desired.
The AB-8 features the latest full resolution 24-bit converters and offers both internal and external sync at 44.1/48kHz sample rates. BNC word clock connectors are provided on the rear. Features:
8 x Balanced and line inputs (combo)
8 x Passive level attenuators
8 x Transformer isolated inputs
24-bit 96kHz Delta Sigma converter
Internal and external sync
Word clock I/O
1 RU rack-mountable chassis
Rugged metal construction
All housed in an external chassis, the AB-8 is shielded from any stray electrical interference. Robust combo
connectors are provided for all inputs.
When Danny Olesh (Product Manager) from SM Pro Audio was asked about the AB-8 release he said, " With transformer balanced inputs and passive input attenuation users now have transparent control over their converted audio like never before with the AB-8." Pricing and Availability: