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Features
  • 2 Analog I/O, balanced
  • 24 Bit AD, 32 Bit DA converter
  • Customized I/O Level up to +24 dBu
  • 1 AES/EBU I/O
  • switchable Input SRC with 140 dB dynamic range
  • "BEAST" DSP powered
  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz sample resolution
  • Wordclock / Superclock Input
  • Multi-Card Support
  • TDM SyncBus
Technical Data
  • PCIe Audio Interface
  • 1 Lane (PCIe 1x) according PCI Express Base Specification 1.1
  • PCIe Busmaster DMA with Direct ASIO Support
  • 4 XLR for Analog I/O at D-Sub Adapter Cable
  • 2 XLR for AES/EBU I/O at D-Sub Adapter Cable
  • - 25°C … +60°C
  • +3,3V / 0,65A+12V /0,03A
Analog Outputs
  • Max. Level: customizable from +15dbu up to +24 dBu
  • Impedance: 75 Ohm
  • SNR: 123 dB(A)*
  • THD+N:
    <0,0008% / <-102 dB*
  • Frequency Response:
    0 Hz … 61 kHz
  • Crosstalk: <-110 dB*
Analog Inputs
  • Max. Level: customizable from +15dBu up to +24dBu
  • Impedance: customizable 5 kOhm / 10 kOhm
  • SNR: 123 dB(A)*
  • THD+N:
    <0,00045% = <-107dB*
  • Frequency Response:
    5 Hz … 83,4 kHz
  • Crosstalk: <-110 dB*
Analog I/O Remarks
  • Specifications marked with * refer the +15 dBu version.
    Consult the user manual for specifications of the +24 dBu version.
1 AES/EBU Input SRC
  • Sample Rate Ratio:
    1:16 / 16 :1
  • Dynamic Range:
    144 dB(A)
  • THD+N: -140db
BNC Clock Input
  • Frequency Range:
    0 … 30 MHz
  • Impedance: 5 kOhm; software controlled termination to 75 Ohm
  • Sensitivity:
    1,5 Vss - 5,0 Vss
  • Features: DC-Offset free; Schmitt-triggered; Overvoltage Protection
Samplerates
  • 6 kHz ... 192 kHz (Analog)
  • 22 kHz ... 192 kHz (AES/EBU)
Sampleresolution
  • 24 Bit physical
  • 32 Bit physical (DA)
  • 8...32 Bit variable towards Audio Application
Clock Sources
  • 1 Internal Clock
  • 1 Wordclock/Superclock Input
  • 1 AES/EBU Input
  • 1 TDM SyncBus Clock
"Beast" DSP
  • 44 Channel Mixer, Latency-Free
  • 52 Bit Mixing Engine
  • 32 Bit Single Channel Precision
  • 176 IIR-filter; full-parametric (Gain, F, Q), 4 per channel
  • 7 Mix Sums
  • Flexible Input Routing: any Signal to any Mixer Input
  • Flexible Recording Routing: any Mixer Channel to any Recording Channel in DAW
  • Flexible Output Routing: any Signal + any Sum to any Output

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Driver Suite
  • Windows™ 64 bit
    Windows™ 7/8/10
    Windows™ Server 2008/2008.R2/2012
    WDM Audio, DirectSound, MME, ASIO 2.2, Advanced Multi-Client Support
  • Windows™ 32 bit
    Windows™ 7/8/10
    Windows™ Server 2008
    WDM Audio, DirectSound, MME, ASIO 2.1, Advanced Multi-Client Support

Audio as pure as it gets

The ultimate meeting point for analog and digital audio signals has been created. Powered by the "BEAST", an full-fledged DSP mixing desk, the SEARPH AD2 offers 2 AES/EBU I/Os and 2 balanced analog I/Os, making it everything, but one-sited ...
The ingenious circuit design with customized input and output levels and only the best components available will give you an extraordinary sonic quality at any samplerate up to 192kHz. As one of the first interfaces ever, the SERAPH AD2 features 32bit D/A converters, resulting in an preeminent quality.
Using the modern PCIe interface along with customized transfer functions, designed and optimized specifically for 32 bit high quality and high speed audio transfer, the SERAPH AD2 will be a reliable partner in any professional studio, that deals with highly sensitive analog and digital signals.

The new cockpit of your studio: The BEAST

BEAST Digital Signal Prozessor (DSP) As a member of the SERAPH series it includes the new BEAST Digital Signal Processor (DSP). This makes the purchase of an additional mixing console absolutely superfluous. Even the purchase of a patchbay is not necessary...

In the hardware of the Seraph AD2 works a full 44-2 channel mixer with one stereo and 3 further mono aux paths. These aux sums are all pre/post switchable and thus predestined for use as headphone mix or effect feed. Furthermore, each of the 44 channels offers an extensive filter section with
  • one low shelf EQ
  • two peak EQs
  • one high shelf EQ
In addition, the BEAST offers the most comprehensive total recall functionality:
All mixer and routing settings can be quickly saved as "snapshots" and recalled with just one click. In addition to all audio settings, this also includes visual settings and labels that you have created for a better overview. Furthermore, all settings can be saved to a file, e.g. for a specific project, and read in again on other systems.

Flexible and Expandable: The TDM SyncBus

Using the TDM SyncBus the SERAPH AD2 is a flexible basis for the realization of multichannel setups. Combinations with up to 3 more Seraphs or with any other SyncBus-compatible MARIAN sound system, allow setups with a number of channels according to your individual application or budget.
The SyncBus enables all connected systems to share audio clock and start/stop information. This unique feature ensures reliable recording of all the signals of the sound systems involved. More than that: Thanks to an intelligent bus management, TDM SyncBus compatible systems allow the transfer and exchange of up to 8 audio signals. The signals shared will appear as input signal in each mixer of each card and are handled like every "normal" input signal.

Fast and Reliable: Multi-Client Driver Suite

Each SERAPH system provides software support for Windows™ 7/8/10, Windows™ Server 2008/2008.R2/2012. The continuously enhanced driver software includes true multi-client support for ASIO 2.2 and multi-channel WDM Audio / WASAPI with lowest latencies in all software environments. In contrast to competing products, the driver allows multiple audio applications to access the sound system simultaneously via the same or different driver interfaces.

Well-structured driver menus and dialogs, combined with an easy-to-read and practical manual, make this system extremely easy to set up and to customize for the specific needs of your studio.

Powerfull and Future-proof: A perfect choice

The SERAPH AD2 is available in two versions. For basic integration the SERAPH AD2 with its Wordclock input connector will serve perfectly in all recording situations. The SERAPH AD2 MWX provides an additional daughter board featuring 2 MIDI in- and outputs as well as a wordclock synchronization output.

The MWX will be automatically recognized upon connection with the main card and does not require additional software installation. The wordclock ports are ideal for advanced clock setups that allow independence of the clock signals coming in on the AES/EBU inputs. That means, you can also synchronize all external equipment featuring a wordclock input simply by using the SERAPH AD2 MWX as clock master. Additionally the high quality samplerate converters on the audio inputs allow a unsurpassed flexibility in the clock setup of the digital studio. But of course the SRCs can of course be deactivated to retain a signal path, that is beyond any doubt − pure -.

A helpful tool to manage clock signals is the included software clock status panel, monitoring samplerates, lock status, samplerate converter status and clock errors of all digital input signals.

Like every sound system by MARIAN the SERAPH AD2 marks up due to its easy installation and steadily controlled highest manufacturing quality according DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. This and the fact, that the SERAPH AD2 is 100% engineered and assembled in Germany, make us confident enough to grant a full 5-year warranty.

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