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Cranborne Audio 500ADAT

Cranborne Audio 500ADAT

Analogue/Digital Hybrid ADAT Expander, Summing Mixer, and 500 Series Rack

Cranborne Audio 500ADAT
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The Cranborne Audio 500ADAT is a highly innovative analogue / digital hybrid ADAT expander and summing mixer with high-performance AD/DA conversion and zero-latency artist mixer.


The Cranborne Audio 500ADAT includes eight 500 series slots to accommodate up to eight 500 series mic preamps, allowing you to create your ideal front-end and integrate instantly into your Digital Audio Workstation. Alternatively, you can create your ideal channel strip by adding EQ and compressor modules and commit the recordings directly to your system.


The 500 series integration also works the other way around, allowing you to route your recorded tracks back to 500 series EQ and compressors for mixing and print the processed signal back. It also includes an eight-to-two high headroom analogue summing mixer letting you sum your instrument stems and print to a stereo track.


With its 8in/8out ADAT interface, the Cranborne Audio 500ADAT integrates perfectly with any ADAT-ready audio interface and converters. Using reference-class analogue-to-digital conversion with an impressive 121dB signal-to-noise ratio and master-grade digital clock with ultra-low jitter (<0.5 picoseconds). Capture your analogue recording with the utmost detail, free from unwanted digital artefacts.


A zero-latency artist mixer lets you the dedicated high-headroom analogue summing mixer giving you all-analogue artist mixes with none of the latency issues created by virtual mixers. Each of the headphone outputs includes a blend and output level controls.


Furthremore, the Cranborne Audio 500ADAT is equipped by four CAST (Cat5 Analogue Snake Transport) which lets you transport four channels of analogue over a single cable. It uses a clever impedance matching ensuring high-quality audio at a fraction of a price of audio cable. Use CAST connectors to additional breakout boxes.




Cranborne Audio Camden 500 500 Series Mic Preamp Main Features:


  • Fully-discrete, transformerless design featuring our custom ‘Camden’ preamp topology designed by our Director of Engineering - Edward Holmes.
  • Optimised for and fully-compliant with the 500-series format. Camden 500 is not a 19” unit shoe-horned into a 500-series module, it has been designed from the ground-up to perform under the low-voltage power rails and supply current limitations of the 500-series format whilst delivering groundbreaking performance.
  • Performs at the near-theoretical limits of noise, distortion, and phase/frequency linearity at all gain settings.
  • EIN: <-129.5dBu, 150 ohm source, unweighted, <-135.5dBu, Inputs common, unweighted
  • THD+N: <0.0004%, 1kHz, 35dB gain, 24dBu out
  • Intermodulation Distortion: <0.0008%, 50Hz and 7kHz, 35dB gain, 20dBu out
  • Phase Shift: <2.25°, 40dB gain, 20Hz to 20kHz, <4°, Max gain, 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Freq. Response: <±1dB, <5 Hz to >200 kHz, all gain settings
  • CMRR: >70dB, typ >85dB, 35dB Gain, 10-20kHz, 100mV Common mode
  • Optimised input Impedance and input headroom for Mic, Line, and Hi-z sources.
  • Mic Preamp, Instrument Di, and - thanks to Mojo - line-level analogue saturator.

  • Reamp tracks from your DAW through Mojo to apply analogue saturation to your stems, VST, and stereo mixes.
  • Custom ‘Mojo’ analogue saturation circuit with variable control, true bypass, and 2 discrete styles - Thump and Cream.
  • Thump excites low-end content by boosting lower odd/even harmonics from a range of 160Hz to 20Hz and below.

  • Cream boosts odd/even harmonics whilst also reducing the amplitude of the fundamental frequencies and applying typical transformer-style transient taming.
  • Gold Flashing on backplane contacts for increased conductivity and durability.
  • Designed, engineered and manufactured in the United Kingdom
  • Short Description Analogue / digital hybrid ADAT expander and summing mixer with high-performance AD/DA conversion and zero-latency artist mixer.
    Demo in Store No
    Manufacturer Cranborne Audio
    Channel Count Multi Channel
    A to D Number of Channels 8
    D to A Number of Channels 8
    Sample Rate 44.1kHz-192kHz
    Bit Depth 24-bit
    Analogue Inputs Eight
    Analogue Outputs eight
    Digital Inputs 8x ADAT
    Digital Outputs 8x ADAT
    Expansion Slots Expansion via CAST
    Other I/O No
    Rack Units 4

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