Cranborne Audio releases 500R8 and 500ADAT racks

Innovative 500-series ADAT expander and USB interface are available now.

The 500R8 is capable of housing up to eight 500 series modules, whilst also being a rather versatile 28/30 channel USB audio interface, monitor controller, ADAT interface and summing mixer.

Its design is intended to make it a centrepiece of a modern studio and is aimed squarely at musicians, engineers and producers who are looking to upgrade their audio interface and delve into the 500 series format. Resulting in – what Cranborne Audio describes as – “the dream analogue/digital hybrid studio”.

The 500R8 is able to connect to a PC or Mac via USB to record 28 and playback up to 30 channels of audio. Its portability also makes it potentially useful as a mobile interface.

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The 500ADAT, on the other hand, is suited to those that want to maintain their current audio interface but branch out with their connectivity and use the ADAT format.

The 500ADAT can connect directly with all those unused ADAT ports that are so often under-utilised, whilst also housing and integrating the 500 series rack with high-performance AD/DA conversion.

The two units can also be connected together to create what Cranborne describes as an ‘integrated analogue/digital hybrid system capable of utilising all 16 available 500 series slots during recording, mixing and summing’

Here are the full specs for both units

500R8 Key Features

  • 28-in/30-out USB 2.0 audio interface
  • High-performance A/D conversion
  • High-performance D/A conversion
  • Master reference-quality internal clock
  • Monitor controller with talkback
  • Analogue summing mixer
  • Zero-latency artist mixer
  • Reference-quality headphone outputs
  • High-current 8-slot 500 series rack
  • C.A.S.T. compatible
  • 24v, 5a external locking power supply
  • Designed, engineered, and manufactured in the UK

500ADAT Key Features

  • 8-in/8-out ADAT expander
  • High-performance A/D conversion
  • High-performance D/A conversion
  • Master reference-quality internal clock
  • Analogue summing mixer
  • Zero-latency artist mixer
  • Reference-quality headphone outputs
  • High-current 8-slot 500 series rack
  • C.A.S.T. compatible
  • 24v, 5a external locking power supply
  • Designed, engineered, and manufactured in the UK

The 500R8 is priced at £1599 while the 500ADAT is priced at £1399 (RRP) which includes VAT.

Both the 500R8 and the 500ADAT are available now, head to Cranborne Audio’s website for more info and to our friends at Sound Technology if you’re based in the UK.

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