Whether you’re tracking, mixing or mastering, the Convert-8 will deliver powerful low-end, articulate mids and transcendent highs to every channel in your analog rig. Patched into one of our award-winning analog summing units like the 2-BUS+ or the D-BOX – or to your favorite analog console – the Convert-8 will empower you to create the spacious, three-dimensional soundscapes that only real analog summing can deliver.
Compatible with all of today’s digital signals (including the ubiquitous ADAT format) the Convert-8 is ready to take on any mixing or monitoring job from standard stereo and 2.1 to 5.1 and the increasingly popular 7.1 surround format. Recognizing the needs of those who don’t need more analog inputs, the Convert-8 brings today’s very best digital-to-analog conversion within reach of any studio.
Our design philosophy includes a strict demand that our equipment be elegant and easy to use, and the Convert-8 exemplifies that philosophy. No menus, no cryptic multi-finger combinations to remember – just clearly labeled single-function buttons.
With industry-standard reference levels of -14, -16 and -18dBFS, you can recalibrate the Convert-8 with the push of a button. While many professional converters are only aligned at the factory, the Convert lets you move flexibly between different reference levels on the fly. Anyone who’s ever fumbled around behind a rack with a “tweeker tool” while a second person watches an external meter knows the special value of our front-panel calibration buttons, especially when there’s eight channels or more!
Signal to Noise Ratio A-weighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: < 114dB
Signal to Noise Ratio unweighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: < 113dB
Dynamic Range A-weighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: < 114dB
Dynamic Range unweighted, 20Hz to 20KHz: < 113dB
Jitter: 16ps (100Hz to 40KHz), 18ps (100Hz to 1MHz)
Crosstalk rejection: > 114dBu 1kHz
Replacement Fuses: USA 2 amp slo-blow for 120V Europe 1 amp slo-blow for 240V
THD+N, 1kHz, unweighted, 20Hz to 20kHz, +4dBu out: < 94.5dB (0.00188%)
THD+N, 1kHz, unweighted, 20Hz to 20kHz, +22dBu out: < 106.5dB (0.00048%)
Frequency Response 96KHz sample rate:
DC to 20KHz: +0, -0.25dB
DC to 30KHz: +0, -0.5dB
DC to 40KHz: +0, -1.0dB