just stumbled upon this nice piece of DAC: ANDIAMO - MADI AD/DA Converter
Seems to be a well done converter. The specs look very promising and the price is very good as well (1.900,- EUR).
They also make an AES version of it.
hmm, I hope this is what I've been waiting for? Looks like this is just being introduced: Specs look good and its exactly what I need for my MixDream and some. It tops out at 96k like Lavry converters which site okay with me. Any input from anyone that knows more about this company? Rainer?
specs on the ANDIAMO
Stephan Flock is a former RME engineer. Therefore, I suppose the sound will be good. Also, his team is rather experienced with MADI technology. If 96 kHz SR is good enough for you, then all I'd like to see is a coax AND an optical MADI I/O option.
The second ( both multi-voltage) powersupply is a nice thing to have, but aimes more towards broadcast use, as is the option for +18dBu / +24 dBu versions.
Stephan recommends a RME MADI card as interface to the computer for it. I am sure, when it hits the market, we will get a few user tests, soon. The street price should be under 1900 Euro +tax.
Am I fast, or what??
Ah, my spider senses are tingling . Spot on Rainer. I am feeling the love here.
Well, I think I will ask my dealer if he can pass me one for testing.
I thought you might be working for this company? I've done some research on them since your post. I'm hoping they are the new RME blazing the next generation. Why? I am weeks away from making a big decision that would be part of my new hybrid studio. I contacted the company and have received no reply.
Looking forward to more comments on this announcement and the quality of these converters.
I'm only needing 88.2 in high quality converters. Don't care to ever go to 196k at this stage. If the ANDIAMO - 32 channel MADI AD/DA-Converter does it as well as the Lynx Aurora series or RME ADI-8 QS , I would be very interested.
It appears to cost less than either Lynx or RME. Its under $3000 USD for 32 IO. Pretty sweet.
Somebody talk to me?
D.O.TEC ANDIAMO is a MADI AD/DA converter for 32 audio channels. Its sophisticated hardware design offers minimal dimensions and maximum reliability. Simultaneous conversion of 32 audio channels from analog to digital and from digital to analog in 1 HU make efficient use of valuable rackspace.
The front panel provides status LEDs for 32 all channels for a quick check of signal status (signal present, over) of all input and output channels.
Bank selection allows to choose the processed audio channels of a MADI stream - 1 to 32 or 33 to 64. Cascade two units for conversion of up to 64 audio channels.
ANDIAMO offers highest reliability through two phase-redundant power supplies with inlets and switches on the rear panel.
ANDIAMO can be clocked by wordclock, MADI input or internally. The system clock is provided at the wordclock output at any time.
Essential features. Compact size. Uncompromised sound. ANDIAMO!
SRP (excl. VAT): € 1900,--
MADI Ports (I/O):
1 x SC-Socket multi/single-mode
1 x coaxial BNC, 75 Ω Analog (I/O): 8 x D25 sub, balanced (Tascam pinout)
Analog Level (I/O): + 4 dBu / + 15 dBu (EBU compliant)
also available with +18 dBu and +24 dBu I/O Level A/D
SNR: -115,5 dB RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz) / -118 dB(A) THD @ -1dBFS: -113 dB Frequency Response: -0,15 dB (10 Hz) / -0,15 dB (20 kHz) D/A
SNR: -113,5 dB RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz) / -116,5 dB(A) THD @ -1dBFS: -100 dB Frequency Response: -0,5 dB (10 Hz) / -0,15 dB (20 kHz)
coaxial BNC (75 Ω termination switchable) Service: USB 2.0 for firmware updates (Windows PC) Supported Sample Rates:
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz (+/- 12,5%) MADI-Formats (I/O): 48k Frame, 96k Frame, 56/64 channels, S/MUX Power supplies: 2 x 84 V to 264 V AC / 47 Hz to 63 Hz / safety class 1, phase redundant Dimensions:
Width 19'' (483 mm)
Height 1 HU (45 mm)
Depth 10'' (254 mm) Weight: about 3 kg
I've been looking for the AES/EBU version online. Do you have a link? Prices?
It looks like the ANDIAMO.XT is it.
Why not mailing to them directly?
The units are just about to be delivered to the shops...takes time and not all will order...
Nobody will know anything about them except D.O. themselves.
Stephan will gladly answer any question. They need some advertising to become better known.