Allen & Heath Prime Performance with New I/O — AudioTechnology
Allen & Heath has unveiled new Prime I/O modules for its dLive mixing system.
Prime Input and Output modules are designed to harness the full potential of the dLive’s 96kHz XCVI FPGA core. Two modules will be available, an Input Mic Pre module and a Line Output module. As the modules are designed to be fitted in the dLive DX32 expander rack, Prime can be used easily in conjunction with existing I/O, with users able to tailor or scale the system to their unique requirements, from select channels up to multiple fully-loaded racks.
Allen & Heath’s Managing Director, Rob Clark explains: “As our XCVI core is a defacto 96kHz platform, we realised we were able to exploit I/O converter technologies that are optimised for these higher sampling rates, providing audiophile levels of transparency without compromising latency or bandwidth. These higher resolution converters led us to also investigate different types of interface electronics in the analogue circuitry, including Nichicon FG Fine Gold Capacitors, and enhancements to power supplies, grounding and shielding. This in turn resulted in further performance improvements, slashing THD and noise and vastly improving on typical slew rates. After extensive development and endless listening tests, we’re there.”