SPL Madison MADI Interface


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The SPL Madison MADI Interface is a 16+16 Channel MADI Interface that provides pure, phase-linear, multi-power supply driven professional grade digital conversion. It is a perfect compliment to the SPL Madicon MADI to USB Interface. Together, this duo provides a powerhouse studio featuring stunning sound quality together with limitless power of SPL's monitoring mixer. The SPL Madison will capture your ear's attention for sure.

The SPL Madison offers the pure SPL analog sound for every MADI equipped digital console, audio router and PC MADI card.

With 16 input and 16 output channels in a single rack space, the Madison combines state of the art signal conversion with highly reliable clock and MADI processing. And as a true SPL unit it is simple to operate, easy to expand and, of course, an awesome sounding conversion system.

Broadcast and live professionals rely on the still-unsurpassed MADI since about 20 years now – with jitter-free, rock-solid transmission of many audio channels per single wire and low-cost cabling with lengths far above one mile, MADI simply offers unique advantages.

Why Madison?
As a company with a rich heritage in analog audio engineering, it has always been SPL's idea to put all their knowledge into the analog sections of a converter. Excellent converter technology requires an appropriate analog environment, and that is where a true difference can be made – a difference against existing solutions, and a difference in sound of course.

SPL has designed an analog audio section on 36V audio rails, reaching output levels of 24dBu. The result is simply amazing. With its straight-forward operation, flexible expansion, and pristine sound, the price per channel ratio of the Madison may set a new benchmark.

And for the first time, SPL's analog sound is coming to digital environments.

A good fit everywhere
Thanks to its rich I/O equipment, the Madison makes it a breeze to integrate professional analog gear into larger multichannel infrastructures. With four popular reference levels, operational sample rates between 44.1 and 192kHz, multicore analog I/O, fibre MADI I/O and word clock I/O, the Madison simply fits everywhere.

Up to four units can be connected to a single MADI port on a digital console, a MADI PC card, or any professional audio routing infrastructure. The MADI port offers excellent and near-zero-latency digital transmission of up to 64 I/Os with galvanic insulation. And since MADI is the emerging new studio I/O standard, the Madison is the perfect interface for home and project studios, commercial recording studios and scoring stages.

So whereever you may have a need for reliable and pure conversion of multiple analog audio channels, the Madison meets your demand brilliantly.

SPL Madison MADI Interface Features

  • 16 AD and 16 DA converters in 1U
  • Superb sounding converters with a sophisticated analog section on 36V audio rails
  • +24dBu professional output level
  • Best price/performance value
  • Up to 64 I/Os on 1 MADI port (4 units)
  • Latency-neutral MADI chaining
  • 44.1 to 192kHz, ±10% vari-speed
  • SPL clock-shop for jitter-free operation
  • Ultra-compatible, always operational MADI IO with ultra low conversion latencies
  • Four directly selectable reference levels: 15/18/22/24
  • Simple operation and setup right from the front panel controls
  • Ergonomic, distance-readable meters for clear level status indication of any I/O channel
  • Fanless, absolutely silent low-power design (max. 30W)
  • Redundant power supply optionally
  • Four analog, 8-channel multicore DB25 sockets (TASCAM industry standard)
  • Made in Germany

SPL Madison MADI Interface Specifications

  • Converter and Connections
    • Resolution: 24 Bit
    • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
    • Varispeed: ±12.5% in 56 CH mode, -12,5% in 64 CH mode
    • Reference Levels/Inputs: 24dBu max, selectable 22dBu, 18dBu, 15dBu
    • Reference Levels/Outputs: 24dBu max, selectable 22dBu, 18dBu, 15dBu
    • Clock: Internal clock circuitry from SPL, Wordclock or MADI
    • Expandability: 4 units via MADI chain for 64 channels
    • Wordclock: Input 75 ohms, terminated impedance
    • Wordclock Level: Input TTL/CMOS5/CMOS3; Output 3.3Vtt
    • MADI channels@44,1 & 48kHz: 56/64ch
    • MADI channels@2x 44,1 & 48K: 28/32ch
    • MADI channels@4x 44,1 & 48K: 14/16ch
    • MADI formats@2x 44,1 & 48K, 4x 44,1 & 48kHz: SMUX/HighSpeed
    • Audio Inputs
      • 16 analog, balanced inputs, DB25/Tascam
      • MADI optical digital input (up to 64 channels)
    • Audio Outputs
      • 16 analog, balanced outputs, DB25/Tascam
      • MADI optical digital output (up to 64 channels)
  • Analog Inputs/Measurements
    • S/N: 115dB (A-weighted, 48kHz)
    • Dynamic Range: 115dB (-60dBfs, A-weighted, 48kHz)
    • S/(N+D): 102dB ( -1dBfs, 48kHz)
    • Interchannel Isolation: 110dB (48kHz)
    • Passband Response: 22kHz (-0.02dB, 48kHz)
    • Passband Ripple: +/- 0.005dB (Decimation-LPF, 48kHz)
    • Stopband Attenuation: 100dB (Decimation-LPF, 48kHz)
  • Analog Outputs/Measurements
    • S/N: 115dB (A-weighted, 48kHz)
    • Dynamic Range: 115dB (-60dBfs, A-weighted, 48kHz)
    • S/(N+D): 100dB (-1dBfs, 48kHz)
    • Interchannel Isolation: 110dB (48kHz)
    • Passband Response: 21.8kHz (-0.04dB, 48kHz)
    • Passband Ripple: +/- 0.06dB (Digital Filter, 48kHz)
    • Stopband Attenuation: 70dB (Digital Filter, 48kHz)
  • Rear Connections
    • 1 IEC power connector
    • USB Type A socket (no audio, firmware updates only)
    • Wordclock input via BNC socket with Termination switch
    • Wordclock output via BNC socket with Termination switch
    • MADI optical input, Type SC
    • MADI optical output, Type SC
    • 2 x DB25 8-channel analog inputs (Tascam)
    • 2 x DB25 8-channel analog outputs (Tascam)
  • Power Supply, BTU, Dimensions & Weight
    • Power Supply: Switchmode, 90-264 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 35W max.
    • Thermal Units: 65 BTU/h typ., 110 BTU/h max.
    • Dimensions (HxWxD, mm): 44 x 482 x 260 (without sockets D=240)
    • Dimensions (HxWxD, inch): 1,7 x 19 x 10,2 (without sockets D=9,4)
    • Weight kg: 3,05 (3,17 with 2nd Power Supply)
    • Weight lbs: 6,72 (6,99 with 2nd Power Supply)
  • Latencies
    • The ADC-side has the following latencies :
      • @ 48kHz : 39 samples : 0.812ms
      • @ 96kHz : 39 samples : 0.406ms
      • @ 192kHz : 36 samples : 0.187ms
    • The DAC-side has the following latencies :
      • @ 48kHz : 70 samples : 1.458ms
      • @ 96kHz : 70 samples : 0.729ms
      • @ 192kHz : 70 samples : 0.364ms
  • 0dBu = 0.775V. Technical specifications subject to change without notice.

SPL Madison MADI Interface Includes

  • SPL Madison 16+16 Channel MADI Interface
  • Manual
  • IEC Power Cable
  • Two Year Warranty

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