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500R8 - USB Audio Interface, Summing Mixer, and 8-Slot 500 Series Rack
500R8 - USB Audio Interface, Summing Mixer, and 8-Slot 500 Series Rack

500R8 - USB Audio Interface, Summing Mixer, and 8-Slot 500 Series Rack

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

500R8 is the centrepiece to the modern studio. It's a 28-in/30-out USB audio interface that combines a 500 series rack and high-performance AD/DA conversion with all of the connectivity required in the modern professional or home studio.  

500R8 features the studio essentials that you need to build your dream studio such as an 8-into-2 high-headroom analogue summing mixer, comprehensive monitor controller with talkback facility, 16-in/16-out ADAT interface, as well as a zero-latency analogue artist mixer with reference-quality, high-powered headphone outputs. 


KEY FEATURES

  • 28-in/30-out USB 2.0 audio interface
    • Low-latency USB 2.0 interface with high-stability and compatibility with a wide range of PC/macOS devices.
    • ADAT I/O (16/16 channels @ 44.1/48kHz, 8/8 channels @ 88.2/96kHz)
    • S/PDIF I/O
    • 5-pin MIDI I/O

  • High-performance A/D conversion
    • Dynamic Range: 121dB A-weighted, AES17 method, 20Hz - 20kHz
    • Frequency Response: -1dB, 2.2Hz to >80kHz
    • THD+N: <0.00032% (-110dB) @ -4dBFS, 20Hz - 40kHz, 1kHz, A-weighted
    • Max Input Level: +24dBu
  • High-performance D/A conversion
    • Dynamic Range: 121dB A-weighted, AES17 method, 20Hz - 20kHz
    • Frequency Response: -1dB, <1Hz to >61kHz
    • THD+N: <0.0003% (-110.5dB) @ -4dBFS, 20Hz - 40kHz, 1kHz, A-weighted
    • Max Output Level: +24dBu
  • Master reference-quality internal clock
    • Capable of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192kHz operation
    • <0.5ps of jitter
    • Dedicated Word Clock Input and Output via BNC
    • External sync options using Word Clock BNC, S/PDIF, or ADAT
  • Monitor controller with talkback
    • Speaker A/B switching, Mono check, Dim, Mute, and 28-segment peak meter
    • Dedicated talkback input with phantom power, push-to-talk activation, and automatic routing to all headphone and C.A.S.T. facilities
    • Easy-access illuminated front panel controls for all monitor controller functions.
  • Analogue summing mixer
    • 8-into-2 analogue summing mixer with +26.5dBu of headroom, dedicated ADC, and balanced 1/4" jack outputs
    • C.A.S.T. link port for increasing summing mixer to 16-into-2 using Cranborne Audio 500ADAT
  • Zero-latency artist mixer 
    • Zero-latency analogue artist mixer with physical level/pan controls per channel and DAW return blend controls
    • 2 high-power headphone outputs with independent blend and level controls
  • Reference-Quality Headphone Outputs
    • THD+N: <0.0006% (-104.4dB) @ 20dBu, 1kHz, A-weighted, 300ohm load
    • Output Wattage (1kHz): 250mW x 2 @ 600 ohms, 650mW x 2 @ 220 ohms, 1.21W x 2 @ 100 ohms, 500mW x 2 @ 32 ohms
    • Frequency Response: 1dB, <1Hz to >70kHz

  • High-current 8-slot 500 series rack
    • 250mA current per-slot with 2A total for all slots
    • XLR inputs, XLR line outputs, and TRS Inserts (pre-ADC) per 500 series slot
    • Module source switching options to send Analogue, USB or external C.A.S.T. signals through your favourite 500 series modules
    • Module bypass switches per-slot allowing 500R8 to be used without 500 series modules inserted. 
  • C.A.S.T. Compatible
    • C.A.S.T. ports per channel for relocating analogue I/O around studio using passive or active C.A.S.T. breakout boxes via standard shielded Cat 5
  • 24v, 5a external locking power supply
    • External power supply for improved analogue audio performance and heat dissipation.
  • Designed, Engineered, and Manufactured In The UK
    • Each and every 500R8 is extensively tested by a team of dedicated engineers to ensure reliability and consistency.