SSL Alpha Link MADI Live-R Multi Format to MADI Converter

 

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  • Alpha-Link LIVE-R is a versatile, low cost, high quality, fixed configuration audio converter unit. It can be used to provide local or remote I/O for both C100 HDS and C10 HD consoles or alternatively as a stand-alone format converter. Each Alpha-Link LIVE-R unit provides 24 balanced analogue inputs and outputs (with high-quality 24-bit analogue conversion) and 12 AES input and output pairs (with eight channels of 24-bit sample rate conversion). Alpha-Link LIVE-R connects to the console using fully redundant MADI over fibre to ensure absolute signal integrity and with embedded Control data, remote control of IO parameters from the console is achieved with the minimum of cabling. Alpha-Link LIVE-R includes redundant PSUs, all fitted into a compact 2U rack.

    Features:

    • Redundant MADI Fibre I/O connections
    • MADI I/O can be locked to the C10 HD and C100 HDS highly stable clocks
    • Selectable as a Clock Master device or can be externally synchronized to AES/EBU, Wordclock or video sync
    • 24 balanced Analogue I/O
    • 12 Pairs of AES Digital I/O
    • Fibre MADI guarantees pristine audio
    • Embedded control data simplifies cabling and operation
    • Analogue input/output metering via 24 tricolour LEDs
    • 56 or 64 Channel MADI modes
    • Supports Fs and 2Fs formats in either High Speed or Legacy modes
    • USB Interface for firmware updates
    • Compact 2U Rack enclosure
    • Redundant PSUs as standard

    Alpha-Link LIVE-R can also be used as a stand-alone format converter for a wide range of applications. In stand-alone mode all input and output channels can be used simultaneously in any configuration. When used as a stand-alone converter the front panel controls for Alpha-Link LIVE-R are used for format conversion configuration.

  • General
    Depth 310mm / 12.25 (casing only)
    Height 89mm / 3.5 (2 RU)
    Width 438mm / 17.25 (casing only)
      482mm / 19 (inc’ rack ears)
    Weight 6kg / 13.25 pounds
     
    Operating voltage 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
    Power consumption <30W
    WordClock connector style BNC
    Performance
    Quantisation Quantisation
    Sample Rates 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
    Sample Rate Converters Conversion Range 4kHz – 212kHz
    (AES port A input only) Dynamic Range (A-wtd): 128dB
      THD+N (1kHz @ –60dB): –125dB
    Analogue I/O Level Balanced, +14dBu to +24dBu maximum
      (selectable from front panel)
    Connections
    Power 2 x IEC320 3-pin connector, 100 – 240 Vac, 50 – 60 Hz
    Analogue I/O 6 x 25-pin ‘D’ sockets provide 24 input and 24 output
    channels (8 in/out per socket)
    AES/EBU I/O 3 x 25-pin ‘D’ socket, Zin/out 110 , balanced and isolated
    providing 24 input / 24 output channels (8 in/out per socket)
    MADI I/O 2 x twin SC type chassis sockets (main and backup),
    glass multimode fibre 50/125 (65/125 compatible),
    provides 64 channels @ 48kHz
    USB 1 x type-B chassis socket (for firmware upgrades)
    Wordclock 75 BNC, Zin 75 , 3V3/5V TTL compatible
    Remote 3 x 8P8c modular connector; ‘RJ-45’ type
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