Burl Audio B80 8x8
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Digital interconnect is also completely configurable, and controlled by a swappable motherboard. The first offering of the B80 digital motherboard, the BMB1, comes standard with two Digi-link connectors for direct hookup to Pro Tools. Burl Audio does away with the expansion port, making both primary ports. That means you can play 64 DAC channels straight out of Pro Tools with one unit! No more cascading units with multiple word clocks. All channels can run off of one internal master clock. Good bye word clock generator! Of course if you do need more channels, multiple units run flawlessly with tight clocking.
The technology that makes this possible is the Burl BackBone. The Burl BackBone is a high bandwidth backplane delivering incredible digital audio throughput. The Burl BackBone also delivers large amounts of power to the analog sections. Master clock travels directly to each converter eliminating the need for individual PLLs.
Configuring a B80 is literally a snap. All you do is slide the card down its card guide, snap it in the Burl BackBone, turn the hand screws, and you’re there. Configuration cards currently consist of the BMB1 with Digi-link, the BAD4, 4-channel ADC card, and the BDA8, 8 channel DAC card. Cards to follow are the BMADI card and the BAES card (available 2013).
There are also plans for film and broadcast grade “Black Face” cards where channel density and price per channel are of greater concern. Powering a unit like the B80 Mothership takes some juice, so we designed the BP250 to drive the 80 channels of class-A analog circuitry. With a 250 watt continuous power capability, and +/- 24 volt rails, a multi-channel AD/DA converter is finally getting the power it deserves.
For complete control of all of the B80 signal routing, and stand alone metering, a USB port has been included. This is not an audio interface, it is strictly for control. A future touch screen control will plug in here. The flexibility of the B80 design allows for a smooth integration and upgrade path.Burl Audio’s intention with the B80 is to create one main chassis that takes care of virtually any music, broadcast or film recording situation, revolutionizing pro audio as we know it. In this digital era, many yearn for the tone of records past, and analog tape is becoming a lost art. The B80 Mothership clearly bridges this analog to digital gap.
• 4U main chassis
• BMB1, motherboard
• 2 Digi-link connectors
• BP250 power supply
• 1 BNC Word Clock In
• 2 BNC Word Clock Out
• 10 card slots
• All slots accept AD/DA, AES, MADI
• 2, 4, and 8 channel analog cards
|Short Description||B80 MOTHERSHIP, the multi-channel version of Burl Audio’s critically acclaimed B2 Bomber ADC and DAC.|
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