Its concept originates from the top-range D&R broadcast consoles I/O units.
It is designed to be used in demanding recording and broadcast applications, where the audio converters need to be 24 bit and sample rates up to 96kHz are a necessity.
Modern hard-disk recording systems deliver the kind of impressive performance and track capacity that can measure up to the best studio equipment available.
Nonetheless, the high quality of today?s processing options can't be exploited to full effect when used with standard sound cards, because the A/D converters in these cards easily distort, and because interference generated from the clock frequencies inside the computer housing degrades the signal-to-noise ratio.
The remedy is to use a high-quality converter housed in an external device so that the signal can be patched into the computer / hard disk system without loss or hassle.
The SYCOS Master converter is the answer to convert stereo analog signals into digital, the line input of the SYCOS can be connected directly to the mixing console's output, thereby preserving the sound quality of the analog signals as well as their impressive dynamic range. From the SYCOS?s digital outputs, the signal would then be routed to a master recorder or to a digital I/0 card. In addition, the SYCOS is equipped with a Word Clock in/output of the type used for professional audio and broadcasting applications.
96k 24bit A/D with 120dB dynamic range and extremely low THD.
Sample Rate Converter with bit reduction and dither to reduce 96/88.2K 24bit recordings to 48/44.1K 16/20bit for CD masters.
Built in 96/48K high quality D/A to monitor digital signals or record to analog tape.
50dB range 32 element stereo signal meter with Vu or Peak display and Vu or Peak hold.
Inputs from AES, SPDIF, Optical, Outputs to Optical, AES, SPDIF.
Selection of Noise shaped dither and bit rounding to reduce 96/48/44.1K recordings to 24, 20, 18 or 16 bits.