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FEATURES OF DIGI96/8 PAD
  • Short PCI card, 100% Plug & Play compatible
  • All settings changeable in realtime
  • Output options changeable during operation
  • Supported sample frequencies stereo: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 64 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
  • Supported sample frequencies AD: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 64 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
  • Supported sample frequencies ADAT: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
  • Vari-speed usage by synchronizing the output to the input signal (25 kHz-105 kHz)
  • Separate record and playback circuits; complete master mode
  • Enhanced Full Duplex: different sample rates at input and output possible
  • Mixed mode: ADAT in - SPDIF out and vice versa
  • Automatic and intelligent master/slave clock control
  • AutoSync controls coupling of input and output clock
  • Outstanding PLL allows synchronization even at double/half sample rates
  • Unsurpassed Bitclock PLL (audio synchronization) in ADAT mode
  • Optional Word Clock Module (WCM) provides word clock input and output
  • Jumper to set operation at boot time (SPDIF/ADAT)
  • Special mode to record the complete digital data stream (32 bit)
  • Supports the transfer of DAT Start-IDs
  • Supports the read out of CD subcode
  • Ignores copy protection
  • Comes with DIGICheck, the incredible measurement, analysis and test tool
  • Unique status windows for record and playback
  • Display of mode and sample rate
  • Enhanced ZLM: realtime monitoring in all clock modes and even at different sample rates
  • Fully automated monitoring (pass through for the input signal in record mode)
  • Play only mode prevents feedbacks when connected to digital mixing desks
  • Allows to set the channel status 'Professional'
  • Allows to set the channel status 'Emphasis'
  • Allows to set the channel status 'Non-Audio' (for playback of Dolby encoded AC-3 streams)
  • 'Check Input' compares the signals sample rate with the one requested from the recording software
  • Automatic hardware mute (digital zero) at non valid input signals (No Lock)
  • AutoSelect searches automatically for an input with valid signal
  • Super hi-speed: record delay only 1 (!) sample
  • Super hi-speed: loop delay only 2 (!) samples (out to in, Full Duplex)
  • Sample aligned simultaneous start of record and playback in Record while Play mode (SyncAlign)
  • Analog input +4 dBu / -10 dBV configurable
  • Superior analog 24 bit/96 kHz input. Dynamic range 109 dBA
  • Flexible superior analog 24 bit/96 kHz monitor output. Dynamic range 112 dBA
  • Low impedance output (75 ohm) ready for headphones
  • Stepless output level control through software faders at analog out
  • Speaker protection minimizes noise during power on/off
  • Analog output routable to ADAT tracks
  • System integration with Windows' Device Manager
  • Supports Consumer and Professional format at in- and output
  • Works with every usual recording or editing software
  • No DMA or input/output address necessary
  • Complete interrupt sharing under Windows 95/98 and NT
  • Wide software support: Windows 95/98/NT, Mac, optional Linux/Unix/Solaris (OSS), BeOS coming soon
  • ASIO multi card drivers for Windows and Mac, latency 46 ms / 11 ms
  • More than one card with only one driver useable (Windows 95/98/NT)
  • Combined Channel Interleave/Multi Device driver compatible to all recording programs (Windows  95/98/NT)
  • Independent stereo devices: use up to four programs with one card (Windows 95/98/NT)
  • High bus transfer rate (> 130 MByte/s)
  • Windows driver with Pentium Pro/II/Celeron optimization (quad times memory transfer)
  • 32 bit memory transfer and 128 kB fast SRAM guarantee very low system load
  • No dropouts caused by other PCI Busmaster devices thanks to 128 kB SRAM (12 ns)
  • Developed and tested with 37.5 MHz PCI bus speed (overclocking)
  • Digital inputs and outputs ground-free transformer coupled
  • Outputs optical/cinch/XLR work simultaneous (signal distribution possible)
  • Error LED shows status of input signal (SPDIF, ADAT)
  • Automatic hardware selftest when booting
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE DIGI96/8 PAD
  • Super low jitter design: < 1 ns in PLL mode (44.1 kHz, optical in)
  • Super low jitter design: < 2 ns in PLL mode (44.1 kHz, optical in, ADAT)
  • Input PLL works without dropouts even at more than 40 ns jitter
  • Bitclock PLL for problem-free vari-speed usage in ADAT mode
  • High sensitive input stage (< 0.2Vpp input level)
  • Output voltage coaxial 0.8 V, XLR 3.5 V
  • Supported sample frequencies: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 64 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
  • Supports all known formats mono/stereo from 16 to 24 bit
  • Supports all known multi channel formats from 16 to 24 bit
  • Developed and tested with 37.5 MHz PCI bus speed (overclocking)
  • Analog input +4 dBu / -10 dBV configurable
  • Superior analog 24 bit/96 kHz input. Dynamic range 106 dB (RMS unweighted), 109 dBA
  • THD+N analog output: -100 dB / 0.001%
  • Dynamic range analog output: 108 dB (RMS unweighted, unmuted), 112 dBA
  • Input optical (TOSLINK), coaxial (phono), XLR, internal (CD-ROM/Sync-In)
  • Input format SPDIF, AES/EBU (Consumer, Professional), ADAT
  • Output optical (TOSLINK), coaxial (phono), XLR, internal (Sync-Out)
  • Format output SPDIF, AES/EBU (Consumer/Professional switchable), ADAT
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS -  DIGI96/8 PAD, BROADCAST VERSION
  • Input and output level +6 dBu, 9 dB Headroom (+15 dBu @ 0 dBFS)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS -  DIGI96/8 PAD, HARDWARE VERSION <1.5
  • 20 bit AD. Dynamic range 98 dBA
  • Supported sample frequencies AD: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz
  • 20 bit DA. Dynamic range 108 dBA
TRANSFER MODES: RESOLUTION / BITS PER SAMPLE
  • 16 bit 2 bytes (stereo 4 bytes) (*)
  • 20 bit 3 bytes MSB (stereo 6 bytes)
  • 20 bit 4 bytes MSB (stereo 8 bytes) (*)
  • 24 bit 3 bytes (stereo 6 bytes)
  • 24 bit 4 bytes MSB (stereo 8 bytes) (*)
  • 32 bit 4 bytes (stereo 8 bytes) (*)

All the above formats are also available in Multi-Device mode (4 x stereo = 8 channels.) The Channel Interleave mode (1 x 8) provides the following modes:

  • 16 bit 16 bytes (8 channels Channel Interleave) (*)
  • 24 bit 24 bytes (8 channels Channel Interleave)
  • 4 bit 32 bytes (8 channels Channel Interleave) (*)

* The indicated modes are directly supported by the hardware and therefore work in 32 bit hi-speed transfer mode. The other modes (so called 'packed byte' formats) are queued up to 32 bit data packets by special copy routines in the driver. These routines are written in Assembly, causing no measurable system load. The supported modes with other Operating Systems than Windows 95/98 and NT depend on the OS and/or the corresponding drivers.

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