NEW CRANE SONG PRODUCTS WITH QUANTUM D/A CONVERSION - AudioTechnology
Crane Song is introducing two new products which feature the its new Quantum DA fifth generation of D/A converter technology, the Avocet IIA discrete class A monitor controller and the Solaris digital to analog converter.
The Quantum DAC uses a 32 bit converter and asynchronous sample rate conversion for jitter reduction with up-sampling to 211 KHz. The reference clock uses a proprietary reconstruction filter for accurate time domain response; and with jitter less than 1pS, Quantum DA has the lowest published jitter values in the industry.
The Crane Song Avocet IIA builds on the success of the original Avocet and Avocet II. It is a stereo monitor controller capable of operating in surround configurations up to 7.1 that is comprised of a rack mounted unit and table top remote control. Avocet IIA has many features including; dim, mute, phase, mono, and 16 bit truncation functions, plus a speaker select switch that sends line level balanced audio to one of three outputs. There is now a dedicated subwoofer output for each of the three analog monitor outputs. Additionally, output levels are now programmable in 0.25 db steps for extremely accurate speaker level matching.
The Solaris Quantum D/A is a stand-alone 19-inch rack digital to analog converter utilizing the new Quantum D/A technology It features three separate analog outputs: The main out has a discrete output amplifier with a stepped attenuator and a max output of +24dBu. The secondary output, also balanced, has a fixed level with an output of +18dBu. The headphone output has its own stepped attenuator. The LCD display shows input source, sample rate and level metering. The input section accepts sources up to 192k and provides a range of input options including AES, SPDIF, Optical and USB.
The Avocet IIA has an MSRP of $2995 USD and will be available October; the Solaris has a MSRP of $1849 USD and will be available first quarter.