Focusrite has announced three new products in the ISA range that bring the classic Focusrite sound to Dante Audio-over-IP networks.
The eight-channel ISA 828 MkII features the same transformer-based input stage, complete with the Lundahl LL1538 transformer, as its predecessor. New, however, is compatibility with Dante Audio-over-IP networks, facilitated by the optional ISA ADN8 A-D card.
Also new is an updated power supply that allows for more efficient power consumption, a reduction in heat generation, and extremely reliable operation. The front panel remains unchanged, with six-step metering on each channel, and front-panel instrument inputs for channels 1-4.
The Focusrite ISA ADN8 is an optional A-D card for the ISA 828 MkII and ISA 428 MkII. It provides ADAT Optical, AES3 and Dante connectivity at rates up to 24-bit/192kHz.
The card offers primary and secondary RJ45 Dante output ports, an AES59-configured DB25 connector for AES3 output, and a pair of TOSLINK connectors for ADAT output. Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows synchronization with many external devices.
The final new introduction is the ISA ADN2, an optional two-channel 24-bit/192kHz A-D card that provides high-quality analogue-to-digital conversion for the ISA One mic preamp and DI.
The card offers primary and secondary RJ45 Dante output ports, an XLR connector for AES3 output, a TOSLINK connector for ADAT output and RCA connector for S/PDIF output. Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows synchronization with many external devices.
The new devices are priced as follows (MSRP):
- ISA 828 MkII: 2,352.93 EUR / $2,699.99 USD / £2,041.66 GBP.
- ISA ADN2: 403.35 EUR / $499.99 USD / £349.99 GBP.
- ISA ADN8: 549.99 EUR / $659.99 USD / £470.83 GBP.
All prices exclude tax/VAT.
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