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NTP DAD Core 256 Thunderbolt 3/Dante Interface

Audio interface with two Thunderbolt 3 ports (each with 15W power) with 256 bidirectional channels at 48 & 96 kHz and ASIO/Core Audio Thunderbolt PCIe drivers

MFR# NTP-DADCORE256

Product Description

The NTP DAD Core 256 may not take up much space, but the power you can squeeze out of this little box might just make your jaw drop to the floor. With tons of channels, a wide palette of digital connectivity, built-in SPQ processing, Eucon control compatibility, internal summing engine and drivers for macOS and Windows 10, it is a pristine digital audio interface by any measure and for just about any application.

However, there is one application that should be emphasized in particular: Core 256 is simply the perfect Dante and MADI interface for Dolby Atmos RMU.

The size and shape of Core 256 fits nicely for sharing a 1U rack shelf with a Mac Mini running Dolby Atmos Renderer, Dolby Atmos Production Suite or Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite. For immersive audio post production facilities, this solution will represent the missing link that streamlines and optimizes the multichannel workflows seamlessly.

  • 720 Input and Output Channels
  • Digital Router and Monitoring Interface
  • Thunderbolt 3 I/O (256 channels)
  • Dante AoIP I/O (256 channels)
  • MADI BNC I/O (64 channels)
  • MADI SFP I/O module option (128 channels)
  • ADAT dual TosLink I/O (16 channels)
  • 512x64 channels Pro|Mon Summing and Speaker EQ Processing

THE ULTIMATE DIGITAL BRIDGE

Even though it is a tiny Dolby Atmos hero, Core 256 is of course ready to take on a wealth of other tasks in the Post Production, Studio and Installed Audio spheres.

With Dante, MADI and ADAT ports onboard and versatile and flexible DADman routing control available, it is also a stellar D/D converter that can grab any digital audio channel – convert it if needed – and route it anywhere.

Another application would be as a dedicated audio interface for your DAW. Whether you run Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Cubase, Ableton Live, Digital Performer or any other DAW, Core 256 is your super low-latency entrance.

And with the ADAT, MADI and Dante connectivity, you can easily add analog preamps or insert points to the mix.

FEATURES

The basic I/O configuration for the Core 256 interface is:

  • 2 Thunderbolt 3 Ports (each with 15W power)
  • 256 Bidirectional Channels at 48 & 96 kHz
  • ASIO / Core Audio Thunderbolt PCIe drivers
  • MADI/BNC-Optional 2 x SFP/BNC MADI
  • ADAT /Litepipe (16 channels)
  • DANTE: 256 channels at 48 kHz, 128 channels at 96kHz (IP Core)
  • WC I/O
  • SPQ: 64 channels with 16 Filters
  • Pro|Mon Support
  • Summing Processor 64 Output / 512 Input Busses
  • Internal Router: 1500 x 1500
  • 32bit Floating Point Processing
  • Avid Eucon Enabled Devices via DADman
  • APPLE Silicon M1 and Intel Compatible Software
  • Control via Ethernet or Thunderbolt Connection
  • 12V DC External Power (Max 60W)
  • ½ Rack Unit, 1U Height

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
ChassisDesktop
Input ConnectorsBNC, Optical
Output ConnectorsBNC, Optical
Computer ConnectionEthernet, Thunderbolt 3
Clock I/OIn, Out
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz
Digital FormatADAT, Dante, MADI

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