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Ayre Acoustics QA-9 USB A/D converter Specifications
Description: Solid-state A/D converter with USB 2.0 and AES/EBU data outputs, one pair of balanced analog inputs on XLR jacks (pin 2 hot). Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz (USB Class 2); 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz (USB Class 1). Bit depth: 24. Input impedance: 2M ohms (1M ohm per signal phase). Input sensitivity: 10.0V RMS with level control at minimum, 750mV with control at maximum. Pro version adds Word Clock and DSD outputs, both on 75 ohm, transformer-isolated BNC jacks.
Dimensions: 8.5" (215mm) W by 3" (76mm) H by 11.5" (290mm) D. Weight: 5 lbs (2.3kg).
Finish: Brushed aluminum.
Serial Number of Unit Reviewed: Not noted (first sample); 2IC0001 (second sample).
Price: $3950; Pro version, $4750. Approximate number of dealers: 40.
Manufacturer; Ayre Acoustics, Inc., 2300-B Central Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301. Tel: (303) 442-7300. Fax: (303) 442-7301. Web: www.ayre.com.