Focusrite have been in touch to tell us that, by the time the doors open at NAMM 2008, the optional eight-channel A-D converter card for their new ISA828
eight channel pre will be available from all good pro audio stores across the globe.
Focusrite say that the ISA828 eight channel 192kHz A-D converter outperforms every other converter yet devised, and is the first audio A-D converter to utilise Burr-Brown Pro Audio Amplifiers and flagship PCM4220 A-D converter chips. With cutting-edge conversion technology seated within Focusrite custom analogue circuitry, the card delivers unparalleled performance with specifications that include a dynamic range of 122dB and jitter less than 250 picoseconds.
The card can be retrofitted at any time and, thanks to its convenient 25 pin D-Type connector, integrates seamlessly with ProTools HD as well as other popular hard disk recorders and mixing desks.
Digital formats include an eight-channel single/dual wire AES/EBU and SPDIF output, as well as an eight-channel ADAT lightpipe (SMUX/SMUX2) output. Wordclock i/o is provided via dedicated BNC connectors.
Pricing and Availability:
For pricing details, contact your local Focusrite distributor.