The MYTEK 8X96 series consists of two 2U units- the 8X96 ADC and the 8X96 DAC.
They provide very high performance 24 bit 96 kHz conversion comparable to the most
expensive mastering converters ( DR=120 dB, audiophile signal path). These units can be
used as stand-alone devices for variety of studio applications such as 5.1 DVD mastering,
multitrack recording and whenever high quality conversion is required.
Users choose Mytek 8X96 converters primarily for their outstanding sound quality. The
sound of Mytek converters can be described as “transparent”. We design our converters
to be as faithful to the signal as possible, rather than the philosophy of some other
manufacturers who offer “analog” or “tube” sounding converters. Mytek converters are
closest to a straight wire, which is especially evident when used at full 24/96 resolution-
our tests have shown that 90% of listeners cannot hear the converters’ impact on the
sound at all.
Thanks to the wide choice of daughter interface cards (MDM), 8X96 Series becomes an 8
channel “digital swiss knife” which allows the user to leverage converter performance to
most studio setups and situations. Mytek is the first converter company that offers
practical interfaces to record 24/96 format on Tascam DA78HR , for example. The units
perform extremely well in a high end environment of Sonic Solutions HDSP ™ or Sadie
2496™ or workstations but can be equally beneficial for an ADAT owner who can now
make use of 24 bit 96 kHz technology to dramatically improve ADAT sound. Even when
used in 16 bit mode, the 8X96 converters produce 20dB (10 times) less distortion than
standard ADAT converters.
The 8X96 features include:
- 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz internal sampling frequencies (ADC)
- Ext. wordclock or AES11 25-100kHz sync
- 120dB Dynamic Range
- 24 bit resolution
- High performance SuperShaper-HR™ psychoacoustic noiseshaping algorithm for 16
- or 20 bit output (ADC)
- ADAT<>AES/EBU<>TDIF<>Sonic<>Protools digital format conversion
- Prism MRX™ bit splitting and S/MUX™ sample splitting for ultimate flexibility in
- encoding hi-resolution sound on standard 16 and 20 bit equipment.
The combination of great sound and interfacing capabilities make the 8X96 Series an
ideal choice as a high quality front end for any piece of digital studio equipment