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Antelope Eclipse 384
Antelope Eclipse 384
 
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Antelope Eclipse 384 AD/DA Converter

Antelope Eclipse 384 AD/DA Converter, advanced 384 kHz A/D & D/A converter clocked by Antelope's renowned 64-bit technology.

Antelope Eclipse 384 AD/DA Converter Details

With the Antelope Audio Eclipse 384, Antelope provides a unit which appears on the surface to be simply an ultra-high resolution (384kHz) AD/DA converter. But in reality, there is more than meets the eye on first glance; the Eclipse 384 is also a USB 2.0 interface, Master Clock distributor and controller (perfect for the Isochrone 10M), and fully featured monitor controller capable of LFE bass management, independent additional DA, and switches between 3 sets of monitors. WOW!

To start, the Antelope Audio Eclipse 384 is an advanced 384 kHz A/D & D/A converter clocked by Antelope's renowned 64-bit technology and a flexible monitoring system that creates a technological synergy by combining the most prominent Antelope's innovations. It provides mastering and mixing engineers an unprecedented level of productivity, sound quality and ease of use.

64-bit DSP Trinity-level clocks

The Eclipse comprises 384 kHz A/D & D/A converters clocked by two independent 64-bit DSP Trinity-level clocks. The fully integrated monitor controller employs 0.05 dB accurate gold-plated relay attenuators and provides speaker switching, bass management and cue mix functions with integrated talkback. The Eclipse also includes two dedicated headphone amplifiers and a custom USB interface, as well as two large peak meters on the front panel. The advanced software control panel compatible with both Mac & PC, allows five nameable presets for easy recall of favorite setups.

Studio and live

Master clocks are becoming more and more popular for use with digital consoles and recording equipment at concerts and live events. By using the Eclipse 384, a live sound engineer is able to provide sync reference for up to four different devices, while using the main D/A for backing material, the A/D with multiple digital outs feeding redundant recording systems, and monitor DAC to check the recording post A/D conversion.

Supreme audio quality and boosted efficiency

The unique dual-domain clocking system enables analog-based, more natural sounding sample rate conversion. The integrated patching/routing capabilities make monitoring of either analog or digital sources extremely simple, avoiding jitter, distortion and cabling noise. By eliminating the many input and output stages and the various power supplies, that would be present in separate devices, the noise floor can be substantially reduced and the audio quality significantly improved.

Recognition

Introduced first during the AES summit in New York in 2011 it was selected as ??Best of Show? by ProSound Network and later awarded ??Gear of the Year? by Audio Media.

Special Note

The Antelope Audio Eclipse 384 AD/DA Converter is also a USB 2.0 Interface and Monitor Controller. In addition, it can control the Antelope Audio Isochrone 10M Rubidium Master Clock Generator. For those seeking the ultimate in converter/clocking technology and sound quality, Front End Audio offers a special discounted bundle: Antelope Eclipse 384 & 10M Bundle

Antelope Eclipse 384 AD/DA Converter Features

  • Clocking
    • 64-bit DSP Trinity-quality clocking
    • Oven-controlled oscillator
    • Factory calibrated to better than +/- 0.001 ppm stability
    • Two independent sample rates
    • Varispeed capability of +/- 200 cents
    • 10M atomic clock input
  • Conversion
    • 384 kHz A/D & D/A converters
    • A/D with Dynamic Range of 124dB
    • D/A with Dynamic Range of 129dB
    • Burr-Brown D/A conversion chip
    • Two bypassable A/D inserts
    • Custom USB 2.0 chip streaming up to 480 Mbits
  • Monitoring
    • Three sets of switchable monitor outs
    • Second dedicated monitor D/A
    • Bass management with LFE output
    • Precise input and output peak meters
    • Talkback and cue mix functions
    • Relay volume attenuator matched to 0.05 dB

Antelope Eclipse 384 AD/DA Converter Specifications

  • Inputs
    • Analog Inputs:
      • 3 x Combo Balanced Analog (XLR / ¼ TRS)
      • 2 x ¼ TRS A/D Insert points
      • 1 x ¼ TRS Talkback
      • 1 x ¼ TRS Foot switch
    • Digital Inputs
      • 3 x AES/EBU on XLR. 32kHz to 192kHz @ 110 Ohms terminated
      • 2 x S/PDIF on RCA. 32kHz to 192kHz @ 75 Ohms terminated
      • 2 x TOSLINK on optical fiber: up to 96kHz
  • Outputs
    • Analog Outputs:
      • 2 x Balanced XLR outputs from D/A Converter
      • 3 x Balanced Outputs for monitors (1 x XLR and 2 x TRS)
      • 1 x Balanced XLR LFE Out
      • 2 x ¼ TRS Cue Mix Headphones
      • 2 x ¼ TRS Front Headphones
    • Digital Outputs:
      • 2 x AES/EBU on XLR for the A/D converter out (32kHz to 192kHz; 384kHz for dual wire when 384kHz is selected in the clock) @ 110 Ohms terminated
      • 2 x De-jittered AES/EBU on XLR (32kHz to 192kHz; 384kHz for dual wire when 384kHz is selected in the clock) @ 110 Ohms terminated
      • 1 x De-jittered S/PDIF on RCA (32kHz to 192kHz) @ 75 Ohms terminated
      • 1 x De-jittered TOSLINK on optical fiber: up to 96kHz
    • USB:
      • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480Mbits/384kHz, Type B
    • Word Clock
      • 1 x 10M Atomic Clock input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 44.1 - 384kHz
      • 1 x Word Clock Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 44.1 - 384kHz
      • 4 x Word Clock Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 44.1 - 384kHz square wave signal
  • D/A Converter
    • Dynamic Range: 129dB
    • THD + N: 0.0004 %
  • A/D Converter
    • Dynamic Range: 123dB
    • THD + N: 0.0004 %
  • Clock Specs
    • Clocking System
      • 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
      • 64-bit DDS
      • Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
    • Clocking Stability: <+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF
    • Clock Aging: < 1 ppm per year
    • Clock Calibration: <+/_0.001 ppm
    • Atomic Clock Input: 10MHz @ 1Vpp, BNC
    • Sample Rates (kHz): 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384
    • Clock Generators: 2 Independent Clock Generators
    • Varispeed:
      • +/-200 cents
      • + 12.246 %
      • 10.910 %
    • Operating Temperature: 0-50ºC/32- 122ºF
    • Weight: 8 kg/17,64 lb
    • Dimensions (approx.):
      • Width: 483 mm/19"
      • Height: 88 mm/3.47"
      • Depth: 282 mm/11.1"
    • Power Supply: AC Universal input 95-245VAC 20 Watts Max Consumption

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