Benchmark ADC1 USB

2-channel, 24-bit, 192-kHz USB Analog-to-Digital Audio Converter
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$1,795.00
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Benchmark ADC1 USB
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The Benchmark for AD Conversion

The ADC1 USB is a two-channel, 24-bit, 192-kHz Analog-to-Digital audio converter with a USB interface. As with the companion DAC1, the ADC1 pushes the limits of conversion technology and yet maintains an affordable price point. Digital audio created by the ADC1 USB provides a stunningly faithful re-creation of the input signal. The distortion-free output is so pristine you can now record detail which was previously masked by jitter induced artifacts and distortion. Hear what your audio can really sound like with the ADC1 USB!

Main output sample rates are 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192kHz, with a word length of 24-bits. The main output signal is simultaneously on XLR, BNC, and 192-kHz capable Toslink connectors. Output signal format choices include: AES, S/PDIF and ADAT. A simultaneous secondary output provides 44.1 or 48-kHz output with a switch selectable 16 or 24-bit word length resolution. This output is intended for safety backup recordings. The secondary output has the same quality as and is fully independent from the Main outputs in both sample rate and word length. The reference input features auto-detection and lock to a source format of either AES, S/PDIF, word clock, or super-clock. The ADC1 has its own internal, international, toroidal power supply.

Benchmark ADC1 USB Features:
  • USB interface
  • Total Isolation of Conversion Clock.
  • Reference Digital-In Jitter will not Degrade conversion Performance.
  • Reference Locks to AES, S/PDIF, WC, or Super-clock.
  • Jitter-Free Performance in all Modes.
  • 24-bit 192kHz Conversion.
  • THD+N < -110 dB (0.0003%).
  • Dynamic Range > 120 dB A-Weighted.
  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192kHz at 24-bits (Main Output).
  • 44.1 or 48 kHz, 16 or 24-bit (Secondary Output).
  • 9-Segment, Dual Range LED Meter, with Peak Hold.
  • BNC to RCA adapters included.
  • Internal Toroidal Power Transformer.
  • IEC Connector with International V Select.
  • Wide AC-Voltage Operating Range.
  • EMI and RFI filtering.
  • 1 RU high, 1/2 Rack wide.
  • Rack mount kit available.
  • Will also mount beside the DAC1, an ADPre1, or another or ADC1.
The ADC1 USB 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 2
A to D Yes
Sample Rate 192kHz
Bit Depth 24-bit
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR
Digital Outputs 2 x AES (BNC), 1 x AES/EBU (XLR), 1 x Toslink
Clock Inputs 1 x Word Clock
Clock Outputs 1 x Word Clock
USB 1 x Type B
Rack Spaces Half
Height 1.75"
Depth 8.5"
Width 9.5"
Weight 3.6 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 500-14700-000

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The Benchmark ADC1 USB is American-engineered and American-made!
See also: A/D Converters, Benchmark, Benchmark AD/DA Converters, Benchmark Misc Digital Converters