The A32 Dante Version has an additional interface with 64 digital inputs and 64 digital outputs, which can be easily integrated into existing DANTE networks. Alternatively, with an interconnection of two A32 DANTEs, a live recording on the computer of up to 64 channels is possible at any time. In this case, a separate sound card (such as, for example, when using the ADAT or MADI ports) is not necessary.
The intuitive operating concept and the redundancy options, as well as the multiple submix and routing possibilities, make the A32 DANTE an ideal component of every DANTE interconnected system.
The A32 is designed for MADI – the digital audio interface for professionals. Up to 64 channels can be transferred using a simple pair of glass fiber cables (or coaxial cable) spanning a distance of up to 1.2 miles.
Thanks to the MIDI over MADI feature, the A32 can be remote controlled using MIDI data embedded in the same MADI cable. The audio transfer between the MADI input and MADI output is done with zero latency, so you can daisy chain multiple A32 without any added latency or delay compensation. This is what we call plug-and-play!
Besides MADI, the A32 also offers full ADAT integration. Four full-fledged ADAT I/O ports allow use of all 64 analog channels, even without MADI. So the A32 is perfectly suited for the professional and ambitious home recording studio. One of the ADAT connectors can alternately be used as an optical S/PDIF or AES/EBU interface. This port has a sample rate converter inside, so it’s easy to use even when the connected unit is not able to sync to an external clock.
The analog side of the A32 also has lot to offer: High quality converter chips with excellent audio performance are supported by a sophisticated analog amplifier circuit. The gain of each channel can be adjusted separately in 0.5dB steps. The standard levels (+4dBu, +13dBu and +20dBu) are switched in the analog part, so performance of the analog converters is maintained.
The new visual control concept of the A32 embarks on a new path: Besides the precise level meters of all 64 analog channels, the four TFT displays offer a very new, self explanatory method of operation – it’s unlikely you will ever need the manual! To the audio under control, we added a headphone output on the front side. This not only allows direct monitoring of any analog or digital signal, but also works as full-fledged submix bus.
The high quality analog circuit is partnered on the digital side with a Sharc DSP. This processor takes great care of the digital audio with it’s floating point arithmetic and 80 bit wide accumulator, so that on the digital side, not a bit gets lost!
- 32 balanced inputs, 32kHz -192kHz
- 32 balanced outputs, 32kHz -192kHz
- Temperature compensated oscillator (TCXO) with very low jitter and high stability
- MADI optical and coaxial
- MIDI over MADI
- 4x ADAT TOSLINK inputs
- 4x ADAT TOSLINK outputs
- SMUX up to 192kHz
- BNC Wordclock
- MIDI in/out plugs and MIDI over MADI
- Headphone/submix output for easy control
- 4x TFT Screens allow complete control of all levels and settings
- One Key Control - Allows easy and total control of all functions
- All 64 analog channels are visible at the same time, peak and level display
- No need to study the manual, multi-language help pages available
- Preset Management
- 400MHz SHARC DSP processes all 258 audio channels
- Extensive routing/mixing possibilities for countless applications