AudioScience ASI6244 AES Digital & Balanced Analog Multichannel Audio Broadcast [Refurbished]
( 234905871210) )
Tested/Guaranteed • PCI Sound
for Broadcast • Windows
64 Bit Compatible • AES Digital & Balanced Analog I/O •
Sells Normally for $2,695
Lightly used, fully working. Card has been tested under Driver Version 4.04.14/4.04.12 to confirm correct operation - see screenshot below. This can be downloaded from http://www.audioscience.com/internet/download/win_drivers_old.htm It will not work with Windows drivers later than 4.04.14.
No XLR cable set is included, but I usually have have the AudioScience BOB1024 breakout boxes listed separately which offer a convenient and robust means of interfacing to the card's inputs and outputs.
In summary, AudioScience cards are purpose-designed for multichannel broadcast use. They are supported by most of the main playout and automation software packages straight out of the box and allow each multiple streams each to have its own independent channel with the level controlled either by the software or by the fader on the console.
Having four playback channels gives you everything you need for the modern studio - three channels can be used to give you triple overlap voicetracking so that your prerecorded link can be played simultaneously over a segue. The remaining channel(s) can then be used for your PFL/Cue - or maybe for the output of your cart wall application. Up to 8 ASI cards can coexist a single system giving you almost limitless permutations of record and playback channels.
The reasons that this card is sought after are:
- Not only can you multiple audio files simultaneously, but you can also simultaneously incoming audio, so your software can do such things as record an upcoming show off a satellite feed, record a phoner segment to hard drive for editing and playback, or for a skimmer recording for DJ coaching.
- The card will perform decoding of mp3 files using the hardware on the card - reducing the load on the playout machine's CPU.
- This card will perform timescaling in real time with no shift in pitch allowing your software to ensure that all program segments run to their allotted time - to the second.
The ASI6244 is a professional PCI audio adapter designed for
use in the broadcast and entertainment markets. It is
based on the TMS320C6711 VLIW floating point DSP which runs at
150MHz and offers a peak of 900MFLOPs.
Both balanced analog and AES/EBU I/O is provided as standard. The AES/EBU maybe configured as S/PDIF under software control.
MRX technology allows multiple streams of different format and sample rate to be digitally mixed.
A choice of 16bit PCM, MP3 or MPEG layer 2 compression is available on all streams. A multi-rate digital mixer allows streams of different sample-rates and formats to be mixed together and sent to both analog and digital AES/EBU outputs.
Synchronization capabilities include an AES/EBU sync input and Word clock input and output.
Four stereo streams of MP3, MPEG Layer2 or PCM playback into four stereo outputs
Four stereo streams of MP3, MPEG Layer2 or PCM record.
MRX technology supports digital mixing of multiple stream formats and sample rates.
Four stereo balanced analog and digital play outputs. Four balanced stereo analog and digital inputs.
24bit analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters - 100dB SNR and 0.002% THD+N
AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital audio input and output (software selectable) with sample rate converters on all inputs.
AESEBU and Word clock Sync input allows adapter clock and AES/EBU outputs to be synchronized to external references
SoundGuard transient voltage suppression protects against lightning and other high voltage surges on all I/O
Up to 8 cards in one system.
Windows and Linux software drivers available
Signal quality is beyond reproach with Pro standard +4dB analog signals being supported with lots of extra headroom. Output can be adjusted down to -10dB consumer levels using the control applet if you want to interface to unbalanced gear.
New this card cost $2,695! Get yours here for much less. The card came from a working automation system that was recently upgraded.