Prism Sound Dream Series ADA-128 16×16 w/ AES

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Description

DREAM ADA-128 16×16 AES: MODULAR HIGH-QUALITY AUDIO CONVERSION SYSTEM WITH 16 CHANNELS OF AD, 16 CHANNELS OF DA, AND AES HOST I/O

A NEW BREED OF AUDIO CONVERTER HAS ARRIVED

The Dream ADA-128 redefines flexibility, capacity, and performance standards in professional audio conversion. For its creation, Prism Sound ripped up the rule book and started again, using all of their 30+ years of ADC and DAC development experience. 

Building on the legacy of the Prism Sound Dream ADA-8XR, the resulting Dream ADA-128 architecture is so capable that it is set to meet the needs of the most demanding facilities for years to come.

The Dream ADA-128 is a 2U chassis that can accommodate up to 20 plug-in Modules, including 8-Channel Analog Input and Output Modules and an 8-channel AES3 Module (with more options to follow). Four slots are designated to accommodate a range of 64-channel Host Modules including Pro Tools|HDX and Dante Host Modules (and more to come). As well as being able to route analog and AES3 I/O to and from Host media, full routing flexibility allows analog to/from AES3 routing without the use of Host slots and Host-to-Host bridging.

QCLOCKS

The Dream ADA-128 contains four independent clock generators, each of which can run at different sample rates and with different sync sources.  The ADA-128’s Host and I/O Modules can be dynamically assigned to these Clock Domains, allowing multiple workflows (such as separate project studios or ingest stations) to simultaneously share the resources of a single ADA-128’s resources.

MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

The modular design meets the needs of the most demanding applications, as well as the needs of the growing studio. As your requirements grow the ADA-128 can grow with you. Every I/O Module and the unit’s built-in Routing Module have dedicated DSP capability, allowing a wide range of future functionality to be added by a simple software download.

A.D.R.A.

“Advanced Digital Routing Architecture”. The ADA-128 delivers flexible interconnectivity both internally and externally allowing point-to-point routing throughout its modular configuration.

DOLBY ATMOS

As the only system supporting the full Dolby Atmos channel count of 128 channels within a single 2U unit, the ADA-128 is the most compact yet powerful solution available.

VERIFILE

The Dream ADA-128 incorporates Prism Sound’s unique Verifile technology, wherein every ADC in the system can add imperceptible metadata to its dither signal, allowing downstream processes to check that every sample in a stream is exactly as it left the ADC.

For archival projects, accurate and reliable ingestion of large audio assets is of paramount importance. Verifile provides automatic ingest integrity checking without the need for human listening.

SOFTWARE OVERVIEW

The Dream ADA-128 control software runs in an onboard CPU module on a quad-core ARM processor. The intuitive control software allows you to manage every element of the unit. Prism Sound understands the needs of the modern audio professional and has delivered the fastest, smoothest, and most efficient workflow, based on a high-quality graphical representation of every feature.

ONSCREEN CONTROL PANEL

The Dream ADA-128 can be controlled from the front panel touch screen, or it can be controlled over IP using a browser-based control panel that has been optimized for computer, phone, and tablet screens. Every accessible element of the unit is only a touch away. Swift and intuitive navigation has been developed for those working in the most pressured environments. A versatile store system allows rapid reconfiguration of all or part of the unit (including individual Clock Domain resources).

The Dream ADA-128 can also be remotely controlled by other equipment in the system, for example, by Dante or Pro Tools Hosts, or dedicated controllers.

Dream ADA-128 16×16 AES System Includes:

  • (1) ADA-128 Chassis
  • (2) AD Cards
  • (2) DA Cards
  • (2) AES Cards

AD LINE IN CARD

The 8Ch-AD card is an 8-channel analog input expansion card for the Dream ADA-128

Key Features:

  • 8 high-quality analog inputs with premium analog circuitry
  • Ultra-low latency state-of-the-art analog-to-digital conversion
  • Expand the analog inputs on the chassis or swap out cards for customized configurations

DA LINE OUT CARD

The 8Ch-DA card is an 8-channel analog output expansion card for the Dream ADA-128

Key Features:

  • 8 high-quality analog outputs with premium analog circuitry
  • Ultra-low latency state-of-the-art digital-to-analog conversion
  • Expand the analog outputs on the chassis or swap out cards for customized configurations

AES I/O CARD

The modular architecture of the 16 I/O slots can also support 8 channels of AES per slot, allowing you even further flexibility to configure the ADA-128 to meet the needs of your system.

Chassis Tech Specs:

Dimensions

W: 483mm D: 320mm H: 88mm (2U)

Power

90-260VAC 50/60Hz, up to 80W depending on fitment

Environmental

0 to 35°C, 85% maximum relative humidity

Front Panel

Power/standby button, 5” touch TFT control panel

Rear Panel

16 I/O Module slots (1-16), 4 Host Module or I/O Module slots (17-20)

CPU Module with: 1xGbE RJ45, 2xUSB host, 1xUSB device, 1xHDMI

Utility reference sync panel with:

XLR DARS/AES11 input, XLR DARS/AES11 output

BNC Wordclock/Baseclock/Black-burst-video/10MHz input

BNC Wordclock/Baseclock output

DE-9F sync breakout, with 1x DARS out, 2xBNC out, 1xBNC in

3-pin 6A IEC mains inlet, fuse holder, and isolation switch (DC and redundant power options under development)

Clock Domains

Four independent clock generators providing four Clock Domains

Each Module slot can be assigned to any Clock Domain

Host slots have access to multiple Clock Domains

Routing

Every output port can be routed from any input port

Host Modules may thus operate as bridges

Line Input Module Tech Specs:

Note

Unless otherwise noted: specifications apply at fs = 48kHz and 18dBu line-up setting, balanced operation; residuals are band-limited 20Hz-20kHz and are quoted RMS unweighted.

Configuration

Eight input ports, electronically balanced, with fully-balanced analog signal paths

Connection

DB-25F, industry-standard TASCAM pinout

Supported Sample Rates

44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

Pullup: 0.1%, 4.16%; pulldown: 0.1%, 4.0%

Wordlength

32 bits

Verifile

Tag insertion (allows downstream signal integrity verification)

DSP Functions

Amplitude calibration and trim

MS processing

High-Pass filter selectable

Input Sensitivity

0dBFS = 24dBu to 3dBu in 1dB steps, with 0.1dB stepped trim

Input Impedance

14.5kΩ

Unbalanced Mode

Automatic

Over-Killer (Soft Limit)

Per-channel, software selectable

Total Harmonic Distortion

-115dB (< 0.00018%)

THD+N

-111dB (< 0.00028%)

Dynamic Range

116dB (residual at -60dBFS), 119dB with A-weighting filter

Ide Channel Noise

-116dBFS

Gain Accuracy

±0.05dB

LF Roll-Off (wrt 997Hz)

-0.05dB at 20Hz, -3dB at 1.7Hz

HF Roll-Off (wrt 997Hz)

-0.05dB at 20kHz (fs>=48kHz)

-3dB at 19k2 (fs=44k1)

-3dB at 20k9 (fs=48k0)

-3dB at 38k4 (fs=88k2)

-3dB at 41k6 (fs=96k0)

-3dB at 75k6 (fs=176k4)

-3dB at 81k5 (fs=192k0)

CMRR

>80dB at 50Hz, >63dB at 15kHz

Crosstalk (any port pair)

<-130dB (50Hz)

<-112dB (15kHz)

Inter-Channel Phase

±0.03° (10Hz – 5kHz)

±0.12° (5kHz – 20Hz)

±0.3° (20kHz – 50kHz)

Line Output Module Tech Specs:

Note

Unless otherwise noted: specifications apply at fs = 48kHz and 18dBu line-up setting, balanced operation; residuals are band-limited 20Hz-20kHz and are quoted RMS unweighted.

Configuration

Eight outputs, electronically balanced, with fully-balanced analog signal paths

Connection

DB-25F, industry-standard TASCAM pinout

Supported Sample Rates

44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

Pullup: 0.1%, 4.16%; pulldown: 0.1%, 4.0%

Wordlength

32 bits

Verifile

Tag checking (signal integrity verification)

DSP Functions

Amplitude calibration and trim

Output Amplitude

0dBFS = 24dBu to 3dBu in 1dB steps, with 0.1dB stepped trim

Output Impedance

50Ω

Unbalanced Mode

Automatic, with bootstrapping level compensation

(only at <= 18dBu line-up)

Total Harmonic Distortion

-114dB (< 0.0002%)

THD+N

-111dB (< 0.00028%)

Dynamic Range

123dB (residual at -60dBFS), 125dB with A-weighting filter

Idle Channel Noise

-123dBFS

Gain Accuracy

±0.05dB

LF Roll-Off (wrt 997Hz)

-0.1dB at 20Hz, -3dB at 1.25Hz

HF Roll-Off (wrt 997Hz)

-0.1dB at 20kHz

-3dB at 21k6 (fs=44k1)

-3dB at 23k5 (fs=48k0)

-3dB at 42k3 (fs=88k2)

-3dB at 46k0 (fs=96k0)

-3dB at 80k0 (fs=176k4)

-3dB at 86k8 (fs=192k0)

Output Balance

>50dB

Crosstalk (any port pair)

<-133dB (50Hz)

<-121dB (15kHz)

Inter-Channel Phase

±0.02° (10Hz – 5kHz)

±0.1° (5kHz – 20Hz)

±0.2° (20kHz – 50kHz)

AES I/O Module Tech Specs:

Configuration

Eight input and output ports on four pair of digital carriers, transformer-coupled

Connection

DB-25F, industry-standard TASCAM pinout

Supported Sample Rates

44.1kHz, 48.0kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz

Pullup: 0.1%, 4.16%; pulldown: 0.1%, 4.0%

Wordlength

24 bits

Verifile

Tag checking on outputs (signal integrity verification)

DSP Functions

MS processing

High-pass filter selectable on inputs

Formats

AES3 (110Ω I/O impedance, professional Channel Status)

S/PDIF (75Ω I/O impedance, consumer Channel Status)

AES3id (110Ω I/O impedance, professional Channel Status)

Format is software-selectable per carrier

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