500R8 is home to 8 of your favourite 500 series modules. It’s also a 28in/30out USB audio interface, monitor controller, and discrete analogue summing mixer.

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USB Audio Interface & 8-Slot 500 Series Rack

• 28-in/30-out USB 2.0 audio interface
o Low-latency USB 2.0 interface with high-stability and compatibility with a wide range of PC/macOS devices.
o ADAT I/O (16/16 channels @ 44.1/48kHz, 8/8 channels @ 88.2/96kHz)
o 5-pin MIDI I/O
• High-performance A/D-D/A conversion
o Dynamic Range: 121dB A-weighted, AES17 method, 20Hz – 20kHz
o Frequency Response: -1dB, 2.2Hz to >80kHz
o THD+N: <0.00032% (-110dB) @ -4dBFS, 20Hz – 40kHz, 1kHz, A-weighted
o Max I/O Level: +24dBu
• Master reference-quality internal clock
o Capable of 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192kHz operation
o <0.5ps of jitter
o Dedicated Word Clock Input and Output via BNC
o External sync options using Word Clock BNC, S/PDIF, or ADAT
• Monitor controller with talkback
o Speaker A/B switching, Mono check, Dim, Mute, and 28-segment peak meter
o Dedicated talkback input with phantom power, push-to-talk activation, and automatic routing to all headphones and C.A.S.T. facilities
o Easy-access illuminated front panel controls for all monitor controller functions.
• Analogue summing mixer
o 8-into-2 analogue summing mixer with +26.5dBu of headroom, dedicated ADC, and balanced 1/4″ jack outputs
o C.A.S.T. link port for increasing summing mixer to 16-into-2 using Cranborne Audio 500ADAT
• Zero-latency artist mixer
o Zero-latency analogue artist mixer with physical level/pan controls per channel and DAW return blend controls
o 2 high-power headphone outputs with independent blend and level controls
• Reference-Quality Headphone Outputs
o THD+N: <0.0006% (-104.4dB) @ 20dBu, 1kHz, A-weighted, 300ohm load
o Output Wattage (1kHz): 250mW x 2 @ 600 ohms, 650mW x 2 @ 220 ohms, 1.21W x 2 @ 100 ohms, 500mW x 2 @ 32 ohms
o Frequency Response: 1dB, <1Hz to >70kHz
• High-current 8-slot 500 series rack
o 250mA current per-slot with 2A total for all slots
o XLR inputs, XLR line outputs, and TRS Inserts (pre-ADC) per 500 series slot
o Module source switching options to send Analogue, USB or external C.A.S.T. signals through your favourite 500 series modules
o Module bypass switches per-slot allowing 500R8 to be used without 500 series modules inserted.
• C.A.S.T. Compatible
o C.A.S.T. ports per channel for relocating analogue I/O around studio using passive or active C.A.S.T. breakout boxes via standard shielded Cat 5
• 24v, 5a external locking power supply
o External power supply for improved analogue audio performance and heat dissipation.
• Designed and Engineered in the UK
o Each and every 500R8 is extensively tested by a team of dedicated engineers to ensure reliability and consistency.