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Crane Song Avocet IIA

Crane Song's Avocet IIA is designed to solve the problems of accurate monitoring and volume control as required by workstation users, studios, and mastering rooms alike. It is a stereo controller with three digital inputs, three analog inputs and a headphone system. It's comprised of a rack mounted unit and table top remote control. Avocet has many features including; dim, mute, phase, mono, and 16 bit truncation functions, plus a speaker select switch that sends line level balanced audio to one of three outputs. The six input sources have on the fly gain trim capability and all digital signals are up-sampled and jitter reduced to ensure highest accuracy during D/A conversion.

Updated DAC
The Quantum DAC is the 5th generation design from Crane Song and has less then 1pS jitter and uses 32 bit a converter and ASRC for jitter reduction up-sampling to 211KHz. Avocet has always upsampled to 211KHz. The reference clock has less then 1pS, 0.5pS typical 1Hz to 100KHz and a proprietary reconstruction filter for accurate time domain response.

Crane Song Avocet IIA Stereo Monitor Controller Features:
  • Includes rack-mounted unit and table top remote control
  • The internal headphone amplifier can be fed from the program source or an external input
  • Provisions for a talk back function are included
  • Can operate in surround up to 7.1, with the appropriate number of audio boxes in the system
  • Direct sub woofer outputs for each of the three outputs
  • Output levels are now programmable in 0.25dB steps for speaker level matching
Crane Song Avocet IIA Specs:
Analog Inputs 6 x XLR
Analog Outputs 6 x XLR, 2 x 1/4" (headphones)
Digital Inputs 3 x AES XLR, 1 x AES 2 wire XLR, 1 x S/PDIF
Other I/O DB25 (linking units)
Form Factor Rackmount I/O, Table top remote
Height 1.6" (remote)
Width 8" (remote)
Depth 7.5" (remote)

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