Benchmark ADC16

16-channel, 24-bit, 192-kHz Analog-to-Digital Audio Converter
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Benchmark ADC16
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Ultra-reliable Analog-to-Digital Conversion!

The Benchmark ADC16 is a 16-channel, 24-bit/192-kHz analog-to-digital audio converter, that lets you capture your recordings in crystal clear detail. You'll marvel at the ADC16's phenomenal audio quality and wide stereo imaging. Thanks to its top-quality clocking and distortion free circuitry, you never have to worry about noise when you record with the ADC16. Flexible I/O makes the ADC16 perfect for your favorite recording interface. Hear what your audio can really sound like with the Benchmark ADC16!

Benchmark ADC16 A/D Audio Converter at a Glance:
  • Flexible I/O
  • Ready to integrate with your DAW
  • Consistent performance
Flexible I/O

A large selection of I/O makes the Benchmark ADC16 perfect for studio use. Dual DB-25 inputs give you 16-channels of analog audio input. Optical, AES, and coax gives you up to 16 channels of digital inputs. The optical outputs can be operated in S/PDIF or ADAT modes with sample rates up to 192kHz.

Ready to integrate with your DAW

Benchmark designed the ADC16 to be ready for any DAW. With a selection of AES, coaxial, and optical inputs the ADC16 is compatible with most interfaces on the market. You can even use optical ADAT and coaxial inputs with the ADC16. An optional FireWire card lets you use the Benchmark ADC16 directly, eliminating the need for other hardware.

Consistent performance

The Benchmark ADC16's UltraLockDDS clock system utilizes the latest low-jitter clock technology. Jitter-induced artifacts and distortion are well below listening ranges thanks to the rock-solid clock.

Benchmark ADC16 A/D Audio Converter Features:
  • Pristine sounding 16-channel A/D converter
  • Wide range of sample rates from 44.1 to 192kHz for all your recording needs
  • Multifunction clock input and word clock output
  • Input analog audio via two DB-25 connectors
  • Balanced AES, coax, optical digital outputs
  • AES/EBU, ADAT, and ADAT S/MUX2, and ADAT S/MUX4 optical output formats
  • Total jitter-immunity with Benchmark's UltraLockDDS technology
  • Optional FireWire card for computer connectivity
The Benchmark ADC16 is essential equipment for uncolored recording capability.

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

Channels 16
A to D Yes
Sample Rate 192kHz
Bit Depth 24-bit
Analog Inputs 2 x DB-25
Digital Outputs 2 x AES/EBU (DB-25), 8 x TOSlink, 8 X S/PDIF, 2 x FireWire
Clock Inputs 1 x Word Clock
Clock Outputs 1 x Word Clock
Rack Spaces 1U
Manufacturer Part Number 500-14500-100

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