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Apogee Electronics Corporation announced that its AD-16X and DA-16X converters are now available worldwide through authorized dealers and distributors. The AD and DA-16X are designed to be the ultimate system for digital audio conversion and offer 192k sampling rates, the C777 clocking technology from Apogee’s Big Ben, a redesigned power supply and analog section, and direct connectivity to Pro Tools HD with the X-HD card. FireWire enabled computers can be connect directly to Apogee’s optional X-FireWire card.

One of the AD-16X and DA-16X's features is Apogee’s C777 clocking; the C777 clocking technology, established in the Big Ben, uses an all-digital process to generate stable clock signals that result in undetectable jitter and an enhancement to the sound quality that can be easily detected.

Also new to the X-Series units is Apogee's redesigned power-supply scheme. The new power system of the AD-16X and DA-16X incorporates a specially designed Synchronous Switching power supply that works in conjunction with the C777 clock and Apogee's award-winning filtering technology to provide superior transient response, low heat and noise performance beyond that of traditional linear power supplies.

Apogee spared no expense with the redesign of the X-Series analog section and optimized it by selecting premium, contemporary op amps. With this high performance analog section the AD and DA-16X are able to deliver unprecedented conversion performance while maintaining the signature Apogee sound: clear, transparent, focused and punchy. The AD and DA-X vastly increase connectivity options greatly by offering expansion card slots for the X-HD card which facilitates a direction connection to Pro Tools HD and the X-FireWire card, which makes a professional FireWire based audio work station a reality.

"The AD and DA-16X are the most amazing converters we have ever made. Our engineers have pulled out all the stops to design a conversion system that will take the quality of digital audio recording into new territory, offer incredible value and establish new standards industry wide." says Betty Bennett co-founder and CEO of Apogee.

At a glance, the AD-16X comprises16 channels of premium 24-bit A/D conversion; AES, ADAT/SMUX output; word clock I/O; sample rates up to 192k, using Big Ben's C777 clocking technology; optional direct connection to Pro Tools HD with X-HD card; optional direct connection to S400 and S800 FireWire devices with X-FireWire card; "soft limit" for maximum digital level without overs; UV22HR for superior dither of high resolution audio to 16-bit. The DA-16X comprises 16 channels of premium 24-bit D/A conversion; AES, ADAT/SMUX input; word clock I/O; sample rates up to 192k; optional direct connection to Pro Tools HD with X-HD card; optional direct connection to S400 and S800 FireWire devices with X-FireWire card. For more information, go to Apogee's Website at

http://www.apogeedigital.com

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