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32 channel AD/DA converter and USB interface
A versatile multi-channel AD/DA converter and USB interface
Orion32 is a 32-channel A/D & D/A converter and audio master clock, supporting both MADI and USB interfaces, clocked by Antelope’s renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology.
Orion32 allows 192 kHz I/O streaming of 32-channel digital audio via USB, providing seamless connectivity to any USB-enabled DAW, computer or iPad. The converter also provides 32 channels of 96 kHz audio through its Fiber Optic MADI I/O connections, which can be used to connect with any suitably equipped MADI device.
Orion32 also supports ADAT protocol by offering 16 I/O channels, for even greater compatibility with a large number of audio devices. The multi-channel converter inputs and outputs pass the analog signal through 8 D-SUB 25 I/O connectors.
Low latency USB on Mac and PC
Using Antelope Audio custom-built USB chip, Orion32 achieves extremely low latency levels even when streaming simultaneously 32 channels in and 32 out. The latency performance varies between only 1 and 6.5 ms for different hardware and software configurations.
Exceptional routing & mixing flexibility
With its seamless digital routing and mixing options, the Orion32 offers extended flexibility. The routing feature allows sound engineers, for example, to send the AD signal to both MADI and USB interfaces, for live mixing and monitoring. The device is managed through a user-friendly desktop application available for both Windows and OS X. Moreover it is equipped with a zero-latency mixer and five preset buttons for fast and easy recall of favorite settings.
Antelope clocking for increased sonic accuracy
Orion32 perfectly addresses a sound engineer’s need for high quality, clean and transparent conversion, combining the efficiency of MADI and USB interfaces with the perfection of Antelope clocking.
In addition to being an extremely high quality audio converter, Orion32 is also an audio master clock. The Orion 32 employs Antelope’s proprietary 4th generation of AFC and oven controlled oscillator - both technologies that made Antelope Audio clocks an industry leader for accuracy and sound quality in recording, mastering and post-production facilities around the world. The four word clock outs, together with the 10 MHz input, make Orion 32 ideally suited to be in the center of any project or high-end studio.
1U eco-friendly design
Orion32 is packaged in a 1U enclosure with an eco-friendly power consumption of only 20 Watts. In addition to saving rack space and having very low heating levels, Orion32 comes with an extremely reasonable pricing affordable even for a small home studio.
|Antelope Audio precise AD/DA conversion technology|
|Up to 192 kHz on 32 channels I/O via custom-built USB chip|
|32 channels I/O via Fiber Optic MADI I/O connections|
|Eight D-SUB 25 connectors for AD and DA|
|16 channels on 4 ADAT input and output connectors|
|Extremely flexible routing and mixing options|
|Antelope’s renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking with Atomic input|
|Antelope’s proprietary Oven Controlled Oscillator for supreme clocking stability|
|Four word clock outputs and one word clock input|
|Five presets for fast and easy recall of favorite setups|
|1U rack size with power consumption of 20 Watts and very low heating levels|
|A user friendly desktop application available for both Windows and OS X|
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|Analog Inputs||4 x D-SUB 25 (32 channels)|
1 x Fiber Optic MADI
|Analog Outputs||4 x D-SUB 25 (32 channels)|
1 x Fiber Optic MADI
|USB I/O||USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480Mbits/192kHz, 32 channels I/O, Type B|
|Word Clock||1 x 10M Atomic Clock input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 44.1 - 192kHz
1 x Word Clock Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 44.1 - 192kHz
4 x Word Clock Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 44.1 - 192kHz square wave signal
|THD + N||-98 dB|
|THD + N||-105 dB|
|Clocking System||4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
|Clocking Stability||<+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF|
|Clock Aging||< 1 ppm per year|
|Clock Calibration||<+/-0.001 ppm|
|Atomic Clock Input||10MHz @ 1Vpp, BNC|
|Sample Rates (kHz)||32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192|
|Operating Temperature||0-50ºC/32- 122ºF|
|Weight||3 kg/6.6 lb approx.|
|Dimensions (approx.)||Width: 483 mm/19”
Height: 44 mm/1.75”
Depth: 220 mm/8.66”
|Power Supply||AC Universal input 95-245VAC 20 Watts Max Consumption|
Number of channels in and out supported simultaneously for each interface
All interfaces are operable at the same time via the Orions control panel.
|32 kHz||32 ch||32 ch||64 ch||16 ch total / 8 ch per line||2 ch|
|44.1 kHz||32 ch||32 ch||64 ch||16 ch total / 8 ch per line||2 ch|
|48 kHz||32 ch||32 ch||64 ch||16 ch total / 8 ch per line||2 ch|
|88.2 kHz||32 ch||32 ch||32 ch||8 ch total / 4 ch per line||2 ch|
|96 kHz||32 ch||32 ch||32 ch||8 ch total / 4 ch per line||2 ch|
|176.4 kHz||32 ch||24 ch||16 ch||4 ch total / 2 ch per line||2 ch|
|192 kHz||32 ch||24 ch||16 ch||4 ch total / 2 ch per line||2 ch|
|DAW||44.1 kHz||192 kHz|
|Pro Tools 10||7 ms||5 ms|
|Ableton 9||9 ms||4 ms|
|Cubase 7||6 ms||4 ms|
|Logic 9||9 ms||3 ms|
|Ableton 8||6 ms||3 ms|
|Nuendo 6||11 ms||3 ms|
|Wavelab 6||7 ms||5 ms|
|Samplitude Pro X||6 ms||4 ms|
|Logic 10||11 ms||5 ms|
|Pro Tools 11||12 ms||5 ms|
|* All latency times were tested with 128 samples buffer size.|
Delay of the the AD/DA plus MADI interface *
|AD side:||@ 48 kHz 0.8 mS
@ 96 kHz 0.4 mS
@192 kHz 0.07 mS
|DA side:||@ 48 kHz 0.65 mS
@ 96 kHz 0.15 mS
@ 192 kHz 0.06 mS
|* For the lowest latency one should use 192 or 96 kHz sample rate|
|Mac users||Apple Logic Pro 9
Apple Logic Pro X
Avid Pro Tools 9,10,11
Presonus Studio One
|Windows users||Avid Pro Tools 9,10,11
Presonus Studio One
*Some users may get the following Error: R6025 PVFC message. This error will be fixed in the next major software update by Steinberg.
|For maximum stability please make sure you install all the latest updates for: Device Firmware, Control Panel Software, Device Drivers.
* Some other DAWs may be compatible with the Orion32 but are not verified by Antelope Audio Team.
...there is nothing else available that even gets close to this amount of I/O, in a box this small, at this quality level, and this kind of price...
Sound On Sound
High-quality AD/DA. Excellent master clocking. All the digital audio connectivity you could want.
Our final word? This writer will be replacing 5U of interface and conversion at his studio with 1U of Orion 32 and will still be adding eight channels, without having to cut back at higher sample rates.