Burl Audio B16 Mothership

$1,499.00
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16 CHANNEL CONFIGURABLE AD/DA

Model B16 Details

  • B16 Mothership Chassis Only
  • Choose Connectivity and Cards for Two Open Slots

Optional Connections Available

  • MADI
  • Digilink
  • SoundGrid
  • DANTE
  • USB

Optional Cards Available

  • BAD4 Four Channel Analog Input
  • BDA8 Eight Channel Analog Output
  • BAES4 Four Channel Digital I/O
  • BCLK Word Clock Card

*Pictures of unit with cards installed are for reference, priced as empty chassis that you can add these option cards to now or later.

Burl Audio is proud to announce the release of the B16 Mothership, a 2U, 2-slot version of the revolutionary B80 Mothership, Burl Audio’s signature product. Simply put, the B80 Mothership has redefined digital recording, and now the legendary sound can be found in a smaller, more portable B16 Mothership. Utilizing technology developed for the B80, the new B16 Mothership uses the exact same I/O cards as the B80 Mothership, continuing Burl Audio’s deep dedication to analog class-A circuitry. The result is not only heard, it is felt. The Mothership stands out from every other interface on the market not because it is colored, but because it does not sterilize the source.

Using a card based system, and a heavy-duty 2U chassis, the B16 Mothership employs 2 card slots with an internal power supply and your choice of Motherboard for Digilink, MADI, Dante or SoundGrid connectivity. Every ADC channel uses a proprietary BX1 transformer and every DAC channel has the latest Burl Audio discrete op-amp, BOPA4.

For anyone who has yearned for a Mothership in a smaller format, this is a dream come true. A typical setup is a 4 in, 8 out system, but it can also be configured as an 8 input tracking system, or a 16-output portable mix rig. If needed, you can also use either the BAES4 card with 4 channels of AES in and out per card, or the BCLK card, which distributes 8 word clock outputs per card.

Digital interconnect is also completely configurable, and controlled by a swappable motherboard. Burl Audio offers four digital motherboards, the BMB1 (Digi-link) , BMB2 (MADI), BMB3 (Dante), and BMB4 (SoundGrid). The BMB1 comes standard with two DigiLink connectors for direct hookup to Pro Tools. The BMB2 features two optical MADI ports for use with ASIO or CORE AUDIO PCIe MADI cards. The BMB3 features two Ethernet ports for use with DANTE enabled DAWs and any DANTE enabled device, such as a digital mixing console. The BMB4 card allows for connectivity to any SOUNDGRID device, as well as low latency for a complete digital audio networking solution.

B16 MOTHERSHIP General Features

  • 2U main chassis 
  • BMB1 (DigiLink) motherboard
  • BMB2 (MADI) motherboard
  • BMB3 (Dante) motherboard
  • BMB4 (SoundGrid) Motherboard
  • 1 BNC Word Clock In
  • 2 BNC Word Clock Out
  • 3 card slots
  • All slots accept AD/DA, AES and BCLK
  • 4 channel input cards and 8 channel output analog cards

BAD4 Features

  • 44.1k Hz to 192k Hz, 24 bit, 4 channel ADC
  • Exact same circuit path as B2 BOMBER ADC
  • Proprietary, high definition, BURL AUDIO BX1 transformer input
  • All class-A, discrete transistors signal path with zero feedback, zero capacitors
  • 4 XLR connectivity

BDA8 Features

  • 44.1k Hz to 192k Hz, 24 bit, 8 channel DAC
  • Circuit path based on B2 BOMBER DAC
  • Latest BURL AUDIO BOPA2, OP-AMP
  • All class-A, discrete transistors signal path zero capacitors
  • D-sub DB-25 connectivity

BCLK Features

  • 9 Word Clock Outputs (8 BNC, 1 AES)
  • Two independently programmable banks
  • Extremely stable, low jitter clock
  • Up to 20 Word Clock outputs in 1 unit

BAES4 Features

  • 2 Stereo XLR AES Inputs
  • 2 Stereo XLR AES Outputs
  • Clocking from BMB, AES IN 1/2 or AES IN 3/4
  • Up to 8 channels digital I/O simultaneously in one chassis
Our ONE WITH EVERYTHING ZEN WARRANTY extends the standard manufacturer warranty by one year, see our ZEN WARRANTY page for details.