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ADA-8XR Options

The ADA-8XR is a modular system and this provides great flexibility when creating systems with larger numbers of channels. Whether you need just a few channels of high-quality conversion or large a multi-track setup, the ADA-8XR is the natural choice. Using combinations of the basic system options and the range of digital interfaces you can build the system that perfectly matches your requirements.

The basic chassis has space for two analogue modules and two digital modules. Each module provides connections for 8 channels of audio. The analogue slots can hold either input cards containing 8 channels of Analogue to Digital conversion or output cards containing 8 channels of Digital to Analogue conversion. This means an ADA-8 can be configured as a 16 channel AD converter, a 16 channel DA converter or an 8 channel AD/DA converter. It is not necessary to fill both the analogue module slots so an 8 channel AD or DA converter is also possible.

Example System 1

A single-unit solution providing 8-channel Analogue I/O for Nuendo, Sound Track Pro or Logic Pro with additional AES I/O:

  • 8 balanced analogue line-level inputs
  • 8 balanced line-level outputs
  • DIO 1: Pro Tools HD compatible interface
  • DIO 2: AES Interface
Example System 2

A two-unit solution providing 24 analogue output channels, 8 Analogue input channels for Nuendo, Sound Track Pro or Logic Pro with additional 4 x (stereo) AES I/O:

  • 8 balanced analogue line-level inputs
  • 8 balanced line-level outputs
  • DIO 1: Pro Tools HD compatible interface
  • DIO 2: AES Interface
  • 8 balanced analogue line-level inputs
  • 8 balanced line-level outputs
  • DIO 1: Pro Tools HD compatible interface
Example System 3

A three-unit solution providing 32 analogue output channels, 16 Analogue input channels for Pro Tools HD with additional 4 x (stereo) AES I/O:

  • 8 balanced analogue line-level inputs
  • 8 balanced line-level outputs
  • DIO 1: Pro Tools HD compatible interface
  • DIO 2: AES Interface
  • 8 balanced analogue line-level inputs
  • 8 balanced line-level outputs
  • DIO 1: Pro Tools HD compatible interface
  • 16 balanced line-level outputs
  • DIO 1: Pro Tools HD compatible interface
  • DIO 2: Pro Tools HD compatible interface

Signal Path

Titan provides Prism Sound’s renowned performance, sound quality and state-of-the-art clock technology in a dedicated unit compatible with both Windows and macOS.

Full Audio Quality

Titan makes no compromises on audio quality. It is the result of years of research and development into digital audio conversion and extensive dialogue with Prism Sound’s customers.

Digital Mixer

Titan has a powerful built-in digital mixer that can be configured from the host computer to provide foldback feeds to performers, each with their own stereo mix.

Flexible I/O

Titan has a maximum capability of 18 concurrent input and output channels, offering 8 analogue recording channels, 8 monitoring outputs, stereo digital input and output on a phono connector plus concurrent optical digital I/O ports.

Configuration

STEP 1: Base configuration

Consider the total number of analogue input and output channels needed. This will be the main factor that dictates the number of units required. If the number of input and output channels will be equal, simply divide the total by 8 and the result is the number of units required.

If the number of channels is unequal, consider using 16-channel units for whichever direction requires the larger number of channels. Several examples are illustrated above. In general, preference should be given to “8 AD + 8 DA” configurations as these will be less expensive. For example, if 16 channels of analogue input and analogue output are required the most cost effective and flexible configuration is 2 standard “8 AD + 8 DA” units rather than one “16 AD” and one “16 DA”.

Step 2: Choose the Digital I/O Modules

There are two slots for digital interface modules and any two can be selected. Note that when using 16-channel configurations, the digital interface will generally need to be duplicated for each block of 8 analogue channels – for example: a 16 x DA configuration would require two Pro Tools interfaces, or two FireWire cards, or two AES cards to provide all 16 channels to the desired digital output format.

The 8-in & 8-out configurations can support 2 different Digital Interface modules. 16 channel configurations require 2 of the same interface card type to provide the requisite number of channels. Digital only configurations can be constructed, for example a FireWire to AES breakout.