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The AD-2 conversion system provides an audio stream of such exceptional quality that it will be relied upon for years to come as the definitive source for productions on CD, DVD, Super Audio CD or other formats as they become available. It offers a wealth of sophisticated features as well as high-performance, multi-rate A/D conversion for the most exacting applications in sound recording, mastering and broadcast.
The four tried and tested Super-Noise-Shaping ('SNS') curves are extended to include optimal shaping for the higher sampling rates. The SNS process gives greatly-improved small-signal performance for limited word-lengths, such as CD, and is completely compatible with existing D/A converter products (including consumer and professional CD players).
The popular DRE function is retained from the AD-1: this allows you to make 24-bit quality recordings on 16-bit recorders such a DAT. DRE (Dynamic Range Enhanced) recordings need to be decoded on playback; the decode function is provided as an option in the 'D-D' mode. DRE, unlike conventional dynamic-range processing does not compress or add HF noise.
The AD-2's front panel gives a clear indication of the main control settings at all times. Audio level is shown on 16-segment meters complemented by a precision digital level readout in the LCD display. A menu system allows control of operating parameters, and 16 stores are provided (including eight 'factory' modes) which can be recalled at the push of a button. A unique 'Setup Wizard' feature simplifies configuration of the AD-2 for new users.
The digital inputs and outputs of the AD-2 cover a wide range of formats. Digital outputs are available in all formats irrespective of the input format in use. When generating two different output signal paths, the AD-2's digital outputs can be freely assigned to either path.
We've been very busy since our first generation converters came out in 1994. Take a long look at the AD-2 and DA-2 and you'll see why. We have compromised on nothing: these converters quite simply redefine the state-of-the-art.
|Ideal use||Professional studio|
|Connection Analog types||4 CANONS|
|Digital Outputs||Adat 8Ch|
|Digital Inputs||Adat 8Ch|