Prism Sound ADA-8XR-DSD-AES


8-A/D, 8-D/A w/DSD & AES


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Prism Sound ADA-8XR-DSD-AES

The Pinnacle of audio performance, the ADA-8XR has found itself home in some of the world’s most iconic recording facilities (Metropolis, British Grove, etc) and utilized in high-profile projects including Star Wars & Lord of the Rings.

With a lifespan of over 20 years in the industry, this British-designed and engineered convertor embodies Prism Sound’s no-compromise approach to audio.


The ADA-8XR offers accurate, ultra-detailed A/D and D/A conversion providing a complete focus of sound to ensure you’re not distracted by coloration while allowing every nuance of a performance to be heard.


Modular design allows for the flexibility of having either an 8 input/8 output, 16 input, OR 16 output converter. With digital I/O cards for AES, Firewire, and Pro Tools HDX is also available.


The ADA-8XR works flawlessly as a master clock for your entire system providing rock-solid stability and jitter rejection for crystal-clear imaging. No external clock source can improve the performance of the ADA-8XR.


Independent paths allow for different sample rates to be sent and received simultaneously.


The ADA-8XR is a modular system and this provides great flexibility when creating systems with larger numbers of channels. Whether you need just a few channels of high-quality conversion or large a multi-track setup, the ADA-8XR is a natural choice. Using combinations of the basic system options and the range of digital interfaces you can build a system that perfectly matches your requirements.


The ADA-8XR is the audio industry converter of choice in the most exacting applications in music and sound recording, mastering, broadcast, and post-production. Offering the cleanest and most transparent conversion available, the ADA-8XR has found a home in some of the most iconic recording facilities worldwide. Ideal for producers, engineers, and songwriters wanting to produce the very best results when recording, tracking & overdubbing, mixing to stereo or surround, mastering and monitoring. The ADA-8XR is perfect for recording vocals, single instruments, drums, or orchestra and is just as much at home providing multiple outputs for external analog summing. It is in use in the top studios around the world as well as being used in numerous film soundtracks.


The ADA-8XR takes the philosophy of the widely-acclaimed Prism Sound converter range a stage further: Now, the goals of ultimate sound quality, unbeatable performance, and un-matched versatility have been realized in a modular multi-channel, 24-bit 192kHz-capable format. The ADA-8XR provides A/D and D/A conversion and the essential digital interfaces with a stereo monitor mix output in digital and analog formats.


Unlike most other converter systems, the ADA-8XR is ideal as a master clock for your entire system, whether running from its precision internal reference or from an external source. No external clock source can improve the performance or influence the sound of the ADA-8XR. In addition, the ADA-8XR can run in Pro Tools Loop Sync mode, or lock to AES3, AES11, or Wordclock. The ADA-8XR delivers your recordings with perfect transparency, whatever the setup.



2U 19inch rack-mountable

W: 483mm D: 390mm H: 88mm


90-125/180-250VAC, 50/60Hz



2 x Analogue I/O module slots

2 x Digital I/O module slots

1 x Internal DSP expansion slot


Electronically balanced, RCA/phono sockets

AES3-ID / S/PDIF, 24bits Digital Output

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