Description

Forssell MADC-4 4 channel Analog to Digital Converter

The MADC-4 is an extremely high-quality, four-channel Analog to Digital Converter (ADC) that raises the bar on sound conversion. Offering the ultimate in sound transparency and depth, the Forssell Technologies MADC-4 opens up a new dimension in the realm of AD converters.

Housed in a 1U rack mount enclosure, the MADC-4 is designed for the most demanding applications where capturing musical performances with accuracy is required.

Sample rates from 44.1k to 192k Fs are selected with a single front panel switch, and LED indicators display the selected sample rate.

Digital “clipping” is indicated with a single front panel LED that latches on until the “reset” switch is pressed.

Analog circuitry features an all Class A discrete JFET with no IC opamps used in the signal path.

The analog inputs use high-quality XLR connectors.

The digital outputs provided are AES3 (XLR),SPDIF (RCA), and Word Clock output (BNC) are provided. An additional Word Clock output is available as an option. The MADC-2 digital output word length is fixed at 24 bits.

Product specification:

44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k, 176.4k and 192k
0 dBu Input = -10 dBFs to –20 dBFs in 6 steps (jumpers)
greater than 10k ohm balanced
function level calibration (no analog clipping)
110 ohm balanced floating
75 ohm single ended
unterminated TTL Level 32k Fs to 200 K Fs and vari-speed
+5V (TTL) unterminated. Requires 75 ohm load termination at load

Sample Rates available
Level Calibration Analog Input Impedance Maximum analog input level AES3 (XLR) digital output impedance SPDIF (RCA) digital output impedance WC Sync Input WC output