SERAPH AD8 MKII

16 analog and 16 digital AES/EBU signals in HD quality and slim format


    Features

  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz Resolution
  • 4 AES/EBU In- and Outputs (16 Channels)
  • 8 Analog In- and Outputs (16 Channels)
  • 2 MIDI In- and Outputs (MWX Version)
  • Balanced XLR or TRS Connectors
  • Switchable Input SRC with 144 dB Dynamic Range
  • Beast DSP Mixer with EQ
  • Cascadeable (via TDM SyncBus)
  • Compatible with current Thunderbolt PCIe Adapters
  • Wordclock/Superclock Input

The Beast

Analog-Style Mixing

The Beast DSP mixer is integrated into the hardware of every Seraph and Clara sound system. This provides latency-free routing, EQ processing, pre/post aux summing and many other functions for all input signals and also the playback signals from the DAW, just like in an analog mixer.

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The Seraph AD8 MK II combines analog and digital interfaces in professional formats and is the source of quality for any audio signal.

In the space of only one PCIe slot width, the Seraph AD8 MKII provides the connection for 32 audio channels. The balanced analog inputs and outputs are located on the motherboard. The digital AES/EBU connections, on the other hand, break out on a D-Sub connector without further active electronics. Consequently, it can freely be placed in the computer’s case, separately from the motherboard. Or it may take any place next to other PCIe components with the slot bracket.

Highest audio quality for analog and digital signals

With 115 dB dynamic range and a THD+N of less than 0.001% at -1 dBfs, the analog connections of the Seraph AD8 MKII play in the top sound league. A hefty level of +15 dBu provides enough headroom at the inputs and sufficient signal at the outputs for any connected device. Analog and digital processing is 24 Bit and 192 kHz throughout, with no restrictions on the number of channels.

Switchable Samplerate Converter (SRC)

The SRCs, which can be switched on via software, allow any digital input signal to be fed into the sound system regardless of samplerate and clock settings. Thus, even without separate synchronization lines, any digital devices may be connected effortlessly.

Realtime Mixing and EQ

Each input signal of the sound system can appear on up to 8 mix sums and be played back via any number of outputs without delay. The BEAST Mixer also adds playback signals from any DAW latency-free. Inside the hardware and for each signal, sonic processing is available with up to 4 parametric EQs.

Expansion Options

If several Seraph are installed in a computer, they are synchronized via the TDM SyncBus and appear as a combined sound system to an ASIO application. In the Beast Mixer, up to 8 audio signals can be exchanged with other Seraph or Clara sound systems and thus be integrated for the use with ASIO.


Technical specifications

  • PCIe Audio Interface
  • 1 Lane (PCIe 1x) according to PCI Express Base Specification 1.1
  • Temperature Range: -25 °C bis +60 °C
  • PCIe Busmaster DMA with Direct ASIO Support
  • Samplerates 22 to 192 kHz
  • Samplerates 6 to 192 kHz (Analog)
  • Switchable Input SRC with 144 dB(A) Dynamic Range and 1:16 / 16:1 Conversion
  • Beast DSP powered
  • 56 DSP Channels: 16x Input, 8x TDM and 32x Play
  • Flexible Routing of Input- and Playback Signals to Outputs
  • TDM SyncBus
  • Multi-Card Support
  • Wordclock / Superclock Input
  • Synchronization Sources: Intern, 4x AES/EBU, TDM SyncBus

Analog Inputs

  • 8 Channels via TRS or XLR D-Sub Adapter Cable
  • Max. Level: +15 dBu
  • Impedance: 15 kOhm
  • SNR @ -60dbFS: 113 dB(A)
  • Frequency Range: 5 Hz to 96 kHz
  • Crosstalk:
  • THD+N: -105 dB

Analog Outputs

  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 74 kHz
  • 8 Channels via TRS or XLR D-Sub Adapter Cable
  • Max. Level: +15 dBu
  • Impedance: 75 Ohm
  • SNR @ -60 dBFs : 116 dB(A)
  • THD+N: -104,5 dB
  • Crosstalk:

Digital Inputs

  • 4 AES/EBU (8 Channels)
  • Up to 8 Channels via TDM SyncBus
  • 2x MIDI (MWX Version)
  • BNC WordClock

Digital Outputs

  • 4 AES/EBU (8 Channels)
  • Up to 8 Channels via TDM SyncBus
  • BNC WordClock (MWX Version)
  • 2x MIDI (MWX Version)

Drivers

Windows 10/11

Systems: Windows 10 (32 / 64 Bit), Windows 11

Interfaces: ASIO 2.2, DirectSound, MME, WASAPI, WDM Kernel Streaming

Version 4.34

Size: 8.976 kB

Windows 7 bis 8.1

Systems: Windows 7 (32 / 64 Bit), Windows 8 (32 / 64 Bit), Windows Server

Interfaces: ASIO 2.2, DirectSound, MME, WDM Kernel Streaming

Version 4.34

Size: 8.910 kB

Product images and Technologies

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