Neve StarNet ADA16

AD/DA Converter

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£2,795.00 ex VAT
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Groundbreaking 16x16 analogue line-level AD/DA converter that seamlessly integrates with the Dante® audio-over-IP network, offering unparalleled versatility for recording studios, live sound venues, and broadcast/post-production suites. With mastering-grade A/D converters delivering 119dBFS dynamic range, pristine D/A converters with 122dBFS dynamic range, and low distortion, the ADA16 ensures unmatched audio fidelity. Precision is paramount, thanks to a crystal oscillator clocking system and jitter elimination DAC chips. The unit also boasts a premium analogue output stage, user-friendly control, a remote muting app, and efficient heat management. The ADA16 is set to redefine versatility in professional audio setups, making it an invaluable asset for professional users.

At a glance

  • Integration with Dante® audio-over-IP network for unmatched versatility.
  • Mastering-grade A/D converters with 119dBFS dynamic range.
  • Pristine D/A converters providing 122dBFS dynamic range.
  • Low ADC/DAC distortion (<0.0007% ADC, <0.0008% DAC).
  • Flat frequency response of +/-0.1dBu 5Hz - 40kHz (extends to 2Hz - 92kHz at +/-3dBu).
  • Analogue I/O via four rear-panel DB25 connectors for professional connectivity.
  • Selectable headroom options (+18, 24, or 26dBu) to accommodate any digital standard.
  • Remote control capabilities for seamless integration into larger setups.
  • Efficient heat management for longevity and reliability.

The Neve Starnet ADA16 is a 16x16 analogue line-level AD/DA converter, poised to redefine analogue conversion. Seamlessly integrating into the Dante® audio-over-IP network, the StarNet ADA16 offers unmatched versatility, making it an indispensable asset for recording studios, live sound venues, and broadcast/post-production suites.

Mastering Grade Conversion

The StarNet ADA16 sets a new audio fidelity and sonic clarity standard. It is designed for the ultimate audio experience and boasts incredibly low distortion and a flat frequency response that reaches well beyond the audible spectrum. The ADA16's mastering-grade A/D converters deliver an impressive 119dBFS dynamic range. In contrast, its pristine D/A converters offer a dynamic range of 122 dBFS. With selectable headroom settings of +18, 24, or 26dBu, the ADA16 accommodates any digital standard, ensuring superior audio quality in every recording.

Precision in Every Detail

At the heart of the StarNet ADA16 lies a state-of-the-art crystal oscillator clocking system paired with jitter elimination DAC chips, making it the ideal master clock for any professional studio setting. Connectivity is robust and reliable, with dual Ethernet ports facilitating Dante connections. These ports provide network redundancy or the option to daisy-chain multiple units in switched mode, ensuring seamless network integration.

Premium Analogue Output Stage

Derived from the legendary 88R console, the analogue output stage of the ADA16 exceeds expectations with a frequency bandwidth of over 100kHz. This ensures a faithful translation of true 192kHz digital audio and guarantees that the amplification stage can drive long cable lengths without any signal degradation.

User-Friendly Control and Monitoring

Ease of use is paramount with the ADA16. A front-mounted OLED screen provides immediate access to vital settings such as network configuration, sample rate, and bit depth. Simple navigation buttons and input/output LEDs ensure intuitive control over all 16 analogue inputs and outputs, making complex setups straightforward.

Remote Muting App for Added Control

Building on the success of the remote-controlled 1073OPX, Neve has extended its remote-control capabilities to the ADA16. The remote muting app allows users to manage the analogue outputs of all network units remotely, offering peace of mind and protection against unexpected audio spikes. The app supports future upgrades, continuously enhancing the ADA16's remote control functionalities.

Efficient Heat Management

Designed with longevity in mind, the StarNet ADA16 features an external PSU that efficiently manages heat dissipation. This thoughtful design ensures that the internal components are protected, guaranteeing that the ADA16 is not just an investment but a long-term asset for any professional setting.

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