Sonorus, Inc.

ADAT I/O cards compared

Features:

STUDI/O

Prodif Gold

ADAT Edit

Frontier Dakota

Korg 1212

RME Hammerfall

Notes:

ADAT I/O

16X16

8X8

8X8

16X16

8X8

24X24

Add up to 4 STUDI/Os for a total of 64 I/Os!

SPDIF I/O

(electrical)

YES *

no

no

YES

YES

YES

* With Sonorus' optional Sync Backplate you can switch the BNC connectors to AES/EBU & SPDIF via software.

SPDIF I/O TOSLINK

YES

YES

no

YES

no

YES (ADAT1)

Sonorus' flexible driver control panel allows the user to switch either of the optical I/Os between 2 channel SPDIF & 8 channel ADAT.

ADAT Sync

YES **

no

YES

YES

YES

YES

** Get sample accurate lock with Sonorus' ASIO2 drivers and the optional Sync Backplate!

Word clock

YES ***

no

no

option (RCA input only)

YES

YES

*** With Sonorus' optional Sync Backplate you get word clock in & out.

24/96K

YES S/MUX

no

no

no

no

YES S/MUX

96K support over standard ADAT optical thanks to Sonorus' defacto S/MUX standard.

Mac support

YES

no

YES

no

YES

no

Sonorus is one of the few hardware manufacturers to have Mac drivers!

NT4 support

YES

YES

no

no

no

ASIO only

STUDI/O's NT4 performance is nothing short of spectacular! Sonorus is ready for Win2000!

BeOS support

YES

no

no

no

no

no

Sonorus is one of the first hardware manufacturers to support "Be" making STUDI/O the perfect choice for Nuendo.

LINUX support

YES

no

no

no

no

no

Use STUDI/O on your LINUX server to stream audio over the internet!

ASIO2

YES

no

no

YES

no

YES

Sonorus is the first hardware manufacturer to support ASIO2!

EASI

YES

no

no

no

no

no

Sonorus is the first hardware manufacturer to support EASI

Direct Mac Support in Logic Audio

YES

no

no

no

YES

no

Direct support in Logic Audio Platinum (Mac) with STUDI/O, resulting in lower latency and the ability to playback more tracks!

Real-time sample rate conversion

YES

no

no

no

no

no

Convert your sample rate on the fly with STUDI/O!

Stereo analog monitor output

YES

no

no

no

YES

no

Use STUDI/O's monitor output to monitor your audio without external converters! (Line/Headphone 1/4" out)

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STUDI/O with AUDI/O AD/24 - DA/24 compared to MOTU 2408 & Echo Layla

Feature:

STUDI/O & AUDI/O AD/24 & DA/24

MOTU 2408

ECHO

LAYLA

Notes:

ADAT I/O

16X16

24X24

no

Add up to 4 STUDI/Os for a total of 64 I/Os!

Analog I/O

16X16

8X8

8X10

Add 2 AUDI/O AD/24s & DA/24s for 16 channels of bi-directional conversion at 24 bit resolution with a 117db s/n ratio!

SPDIF I/O TOSLINK

YES

no

no

Sonorus' flexible driver control panel allows the user to switch either of the optical I/Os between 2 channel SPDIF & 8 channel ADAT. There are a number of DAT machines, MiniDiscs, CD players that use TOSLINK for digital I/O.

ADAT Sync

YES *

only with Digital Performer

no

* Get sample accurate lock in many software applications with Sonorus' optional Sync Backplate, or within 1ms (application dependent) using our MTC driver for universal compatibility!

24/96K

YES S/MUX

no

no

only 20 bit

96K support over standard ADAT optical thanks to Sonorus' defacto S/MUX standard.

NT4 support

YES

no

no

STUDI/O's NT4 performance is nothing short of spectacular! Sonorus is ready for Win2000!

BeOS support

YES

no

no

Sonorus is one of the first hardware manufacturer to support "Be" making STUDI/O the perfect choice for Nuendo.

LINUX support

YES

no

no

Use STUDI/O on your LINUX server to stream audio over the internet!

ASIO2

YES

no

no

Sonorus is the first hardware manufacturer to support ASIO2!

EASI

YES

no

no

Sonorus is the first hardware manufacturer to support EASI

Direct Mac Support in Logic Audio

YES

no

no

Direct support in Logic Audio Platinum (Mac) with STUDI/O, resulting in lower latency and the ability to playback more tracks!

Real-time sample rate conversion

YES

no

no

Convert your sample rate on the fly with STUDI/O!

Balanced connectors

YES

no

main outputs only

YES

_ TRS only

Sonorus' AUDI/O AD/24 & DA/24 use extremely high quality XLR connectors for noise free connections!

+4, -10

Switchable

YES

no

main ouputs are +4 line level

no

The operating level of Sonorus' AUDI/O AD/24 & DA/24 can be easily switched to accommodate virtually any piece of gear you want to interface.

Dynamic Range:

AD/24 117dB

DA/24 106dB

u88dB

98dB

With Sonorus' AUDI/O AD/24 & DA/24 you can't get better sounding converters even at twice the price!

This spec. is from an independent test using an Audio Precision because MOTU does not offer this information.

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