Antelope ORION 32 Channel AD/DA Analog Digital Converter

Antelope ORION 32 32in/32out, Multi-Channel AD/DA Audio Converter, ADAT, MADI, 25pin Analog D-Sub, 1U Rackmount

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Product Overview A versatile multi-channel AD/DA converter and USB interface
Orion32 is a 32-channel A/D & D/A converter and audio master clock, supporting both MADI and USB interfaces, clocked by Antelope’s renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology.

Orion32 allows 192 kHz I/O streaming of 32-channel digital audio via USB, providing seamless connectivity to any USB-enabled DAW, computer or iPad. The converter also provides 32 channels of 96 kHz audio through its Fiber Optic MADI I/O connections, which can be used to connect with any suitably equipped MADI device.

Orion32 also supports ADAT protocol by offering 16 I/O channels, for even greater compatibility with a large number of audio devices. The multi-channel converter inputs and outputs pass the analog signal through 8 D-SUB 25 I/O connectors.

Low latency USB on Mac and PC
Using Antelope Audio custom-built USB chip, Orion32 achieves extremely low latency levels even when streaming simultaneously 32 channels in and 32 out. The latency performance varies between only 1 and 6.5 ms for different hardware and software configurations.

Exceptional routing & mixing flexibility
With its seamless digital routing and mixing options, the Orion32 offers extended flexibility. The routing feature allows sound engineers, for example, to send the AD signal to both MADI and USB interfaces, for live mixing and monitoring. The device is managed through a user-friendly desktop application available for both Windows and OS X. Moreover it is equipped with a zero-latency mixer and five preset buttons for fast and easy recall of favorite settings.

Antelope clocking for increased sonic accuracy
Orion32 perfectly addresses a sound engineer’s need for high quality, clean and transparent conversion, combining the efficiency of MADI and USB interfaces with the perfection of Antelope clocking.

In addition to being an extremely high quality audio converter, Orion32 is also an audio master clock. The Orion 32 employs Antelope’s proprietary 4th generation of AFC and oven controlled oscillator - both technologies that made Antelope Audio clocks an industry leader for accuracy and sound quality in recording, mastering and post-production facilities around the world. The four word clock outs, together with the 10 MHz input, make Orion 32 ideally suited to be in the center of any project or high-end studio.

1U eco-friendly design
Orion32 is packaged in a 1U enclosure with an eco-friendly power consumption of only 20 Watts. In addition to saving rack space and having very low heating levels, Orion32 comes with an extremely reasonable pricing affordable even for a small home studio.

More information can be found in the PDF manual below:
Data Sheet Features • Antelope Audio precise AD/DA conversion technology.
• Up to 192 kHz on 32 channels I/O via custom-built USB chip.
• 32 channels I/O via Fiber Optic MADI I/O connections.
• Eight D-SUB 25 connectors for AD and DA .
• 16 channels on 4 ADAT input and output connectors.
• Extremely flexible routing and mixing options.
• Antelope’s renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking with Atomic input.
• Antelope’s proprietary Oven Controlled Oscillator for supreme clocking stability.
• Four word clock outputs and one word clock input.
• Five presets for fast and easy recall of favorite setups.
• 1U rack size with power consumption of 20 Watts and very low heating levels.
• A user friendly desktop application available for both Windows and OS X.

Technical Specifications

Analog Inputs
• 4x D-SUB 25 (32 channels)

Digital Inputs
• 1x Fiber Optic MADI
• 2x Fiber Optic ADAT
• 1x S/PDIF

Analog Outputs
• 4x D-SUB 25 (32 channels)

Digital Outputs
• 1x Fiber Optic MADI
• 2x Fiber Optic ADAT
• 1x S/PDIF

Word Clock Input
• 1x 10M Atomic Clock input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 44.1 - 192kHz
• 1x Word Clock Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 44.1 - 192kHz
• Atomic Clock Input
• 10MHz @ 1Vpp, BNC

Word Clock Outputs
• 4 x Word Clock Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 44.1 - 192kHz square wave signal

Clocking System
• 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
• 64-bit DDS
• Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator

Clocking Stability
<+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF

Clock Aging
• < 1 ppm per year

Clock Calibration
• <+/-0.001 ppm

D/A Converter
• Dynamic Range: 118dB
• THD + N: -98 dB

A/D Converter
• Dynamic Range: 118dB
• THD + N: -105 dB

Sample Rates (kHz)
• 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192

Operating Temperature
• 0-50ºC/32- 122ºF

• 3 kg/6.6 lb approx.

Dimensions (approx.)
• Width: 483 mm/19”
• Height: 44 mm/1.75”
• Depth: 220 mm/8.66”

Power Supply
• AC Universal input 95-245VAC 20 Watts Max Consumption

• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed; Data stream up to 480Mbits/192kHz, 32 channels I/O, Type B

Mac Compatibility
• Apple Logic Pro 9
• Apple Logic Pro X
• Steinberg Cubase
• Steinberg Nuendo
• Avid Pro Tools 9,10,11
• Ableton Live
• Presonus Studio One
• Cocoa Reaper

Windows Compatibility
• Avid Pro Tools 9,10,11
• Ableton Live
• Cocoa Reaper
• Presonus Studio One
• Magix Samplitude
• Steinberg Nuendo
• Steinberg Cubase

*Some users may get the following Error: R6025 PVFC message. This error will be fixed in the next major software update by Steinberg.
For maximum stability please make sure you install all the latest updates for: Device Firmware, Control Panel Software, Device Drivers.
* Some other DAWs may be compatible with the Orion32 but are not verified by Antelope Audio Team.
Computer Interface Type USB 2
Analogue Inputs (Total) 4
Analogue Outputs (Total) 4
Connections (Input)
  • 1 x 10M Input
  • 4 x 25 Pin D-Sub Analog Input
  • 2 x ADAT In
  • 1 x BNC Word Clock In
  • 1 x MADI - Optical In
  • 1 x S/PDIF Coaxial In
  • 1 x USB Type B
Mic Preamps (Max)  
Instrument Inputs (Max)  
Phantom Power No
Sample Rate (Max)
  • 176.4 kHz
  • 192 kHz
  • 32 kHz
  • 44.1 kHz
  • 48 kHz
  • 88.2 kHz
  • 96 kHz
Bit Resolution  
iPad Compatible No
Dynamic Range 118 dB
Connections (Output)
  • 4 x 25 Pin D-Sub Analog Output
  • 2 x ADAT Out
  • 4 x BNC Word Clock Out
  • 1 x MADI - Optical Out
  • 1 x S/PDIF Coaxial Out
Dimensions (mm) 483 x 44 x 220 WxHxD
DSP Processing No
Misc. Notes  

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Antelope ORION 32 Channel AD/DA Analog Digital Converter
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