Thunder | Core Interfaces
The DAD Core 256 may not take up much space, but the power you can squeeze out of this little box might just make your jaw drop. With tons of channels, a wide palette of digital connectivity, built-in Speaker Equalisation (SPQ) processing, Eucon control compatibility, internal summing engine and drivers for macOS and Windows 10, it is a digital audio interface for just about any application.
Dante AoIP I/O
MADI 64 ch BNC I/O
16 ch ADAT dual TosLink I/O,
with Pro|Mon/Gain-Sum processing and SPQ with SFP module option slot.
Core 256 may not take up much space, but the power you can squeeze out of this little box might just make your jaw drop! With tons of channels, a wide palette of digital connectivity, built-in SPQ processing, Eucon control compatibility, internal summing engine and drivers for macOS and Windows 10, it is a pristine digital audio interface by any measure and for just about any application.
However, there is one application that should be emphasized in particular: Core 256 is simply the perfect Dante and MADI interface for Dolby Atmos® RMU.
The size and shape of Core 256 fits nicely for sharing a 1U rack shelf with a Mac Mini running Dolby Atmos® Renderer, Dolby Atmos® Production Suite or Dolby Atmos® Mastering Suite. For immersive audio post production facilities, this solution will represent the missing link that streamlines and optimizes the multichannel workflows seamlessly.
• Digital Router and Monitoring Interface
|The Ultimate Digital Bridge
The Core 256 is ready to take on a range of other tasks in the Post Production, Studio and Installed Audio spheres.
With Dante, MADI and ADAT ports onboard with a versatile and flexible DADman routing control software available, it is also a stellar D/D converter that can grab any digital audio channel – convert it to another format if needed then route it anywhere.
Another application would be as a dedicated audio interface for your DAW. Whether you run Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Ableton Live, Digital Performer or any other DAW, Core 256 is your super low-latency entrance.
And with the ADAT, MADI and Dante connectivity, you can easily add analog preamps or insert points to the mix.
Core 256 can be mounted in a 19” rack using the special DAD bracket that has a shelf and mounting system for an Apple Mac Mini computer, which once again plays right into the immersive Dolby Atmos® application.
Quite simply, this mounting system provides a powerful – yet compact – audio solution, combining the computer and the Core 256 audio interface on a single shelf.
The basic I/O configuration for the Core 256 interface is:
• 2 Thunderbolt 3 Ports (each w. 15W power)
• 256 Bidirectional Channels at 48 & 96 kHz
• ASIO / Core Audio Thunderbolt PCIe drivers
• MADI/BNC-Optional 2 x SFP (LC fiber or HD/BNC coax)
• ADAT /Lightpipe (16 Ch.)
• DANTE: 256 Ch. at 48 kHz, 128 Ch. at 96 kHz, 64 Ch. at 192 kHz (IP Core)
• WC I/O
• SPQ: 64 Ch. with 16 Filters
• Pro|Mon Support
• Summing Processor 64 Output / 512 Input Busses
• Internal Router: 1500 x 1500
• 32bit Floating Point Processing
• Avid Eucon Enabled Devices via DADman
• APPLE Silicon M1 and Intel Compatible Software
• Control via Ethernet or Thunderbolt Connection
• 12V DC External Power (Max 60W)
• ½ Rack Unit 1U Height
Further, the mini module slot can be mounted with an optional dual bidirectional MADI module with optical SFP or mini coax connectors.