Drawmer A2D2

24-bit/192kHz A/D Convertor with Dual Digital Outputs
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$1,599.00
Sweetwater Savings: $296.00 MSRP: $1,895.00
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Drawmer A2D2
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Great conversion with unique, handy features!

Drawmer's A2D2 gives you high-quality A/D conversion for any professional recording application. Since microphones and much of the other gear involved in recording is analog in nature, good A/D conversion is essential to preserving the tonality of the recorded signal. The A2D2 is a unique A/D convertor in that it can output dual signals. For example, a high-resolution 192kHz can be output alongside a 44.1kHz signal in order to have both hi-res and low-res copies of the same files - simultaneously. Preserve your signal during conversion with the A2D2.

Drawmer A2D2 at a Glance:
  • A critical link in the chain
  • Unique features

A critical link in the chain
Microphones are analog, speakers are analog, storage is mostly a digital affair, and signal processing can reside in either the analog or digital realm, depending on whether the processing is software or hardware based. At some point in the signal path, you've got to get it to the digital world, and a high quality A/D converter is required - one which faithfully reproduces analog signals in the digital domain. The A2D2's Grade 1 AES-standard internal low-jitter clock generator and Burr Brown analog input stages ensure top-quality sound from the front end all the way through the subsequent conversion and processing. This means your signal is as pure as humanly possible throughout the recording, editing, and mixing stages.

Unique features
The A2D2 is a stereo A/D converter giving simultaneous dual stereo outputs at different selectable sample rates from 44.1kHz to 192kHz. This makes it possible to have a main output sample rates of up to 192kHz with another running at 44.1kHz to serve as a low resolution copy. Automatic dither generation maintains signal purity and a linear power supply minimizes interference with the internal clocks. Three word clock outputs allow you to use the A2D2 as a master clock generator.

Drawmer A2D2 Features:
  • Stereo A/D converter
  • Simultaneous dual stereo outputs at different selectable sample rates from 44.1kHz to 192kHz
  • Possible to have a main output at 192kHz with another at 44.1kHz as a low resolution copy
  • Accurate 24 segment peak reading LED bar meters
  • Dual input configuration allows either a fully variable input level from -2dBu to +28dBu via front panel rotary controls
  • Each digital output has selectable word length of 16 or 24 bits, with automatic dither generation
  • The internal low-jitter clock generator is Grade 1 AES standard
  • External clock input
  • 3 word clock outputs to allow the A2D2 to act as master clock generator
  • Burr Brown analog input stages
  • Linear power supply to minimize interference with the internal clocks
Bring Drawmer sound into your A/D conversion with the A2D2!

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Additional Media

A2D2 User Manual
Signal Processing Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Channels 2
A to D Yes
Sample Rate 192kHz
Bit Depth 24-bit
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR
Digital Outputs 2 x AES/EBU, 2 x Toslink, 2 x S/PDIF coax
Clock Inputs 1 x Word Clock
Clock Outputs 3 x Word Clock
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 1.75"
Depth 5.7"
Width 19"
Weight 4.9 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number A2/D2

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See also: A/D Converters, Drawmer, Drawmer AD/DA Converters, Drawmer Misc Digital Converters