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Overview

There is nothing else available that even gets close to this amount of I/O, in a box this small, at this quality level, and this kind of price…”

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32-CHANNELS VIA USB IS NO LONGER A DREAM

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.

Orion 32 features

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32 CHANNELS VIA USB OR MADI

Low latency simultaneous I/O streaming of 32 channels, 24-bit/192 kHz audio

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SOFTWARE CONTROL

Routing, mixing and managing presets via a user-friendly desktop application

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EXTENDED CONNECTIVITY

16 I/O channels on ADAT, analog via 8 D-SUB 25 I/O connectors

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SUPREME CLOCKING

Oven Controlled Oscillator, 4 WC Outs, WC & Atomic Clock Ins

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AUTHENTIC AD/DA AD/DA

Powered by our world-renowned 64-bit AFC jitter management algorithm

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1U RACK SIZE

Orion32 fits in 1U, its 20 Watts power consumption allows very low heating levels

Orion 32 features

DESCRIPTION

CUSTOM USB

Lowest latency levels both on Mac & 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.

There are many 1U interfaces boasting up to 26 channels of I/O. The Orion 32 dwarfs them all with, you guessed it, 32 channels of AD/DA…”

INNOVATIVE ROUTING

Exceptional routing & mixing flexibility

With its seamless digital routing and mixing options, the Orion32 offers extended flexibility. The routing feature allows sound engineers 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.

32 CHANNELS IN 1U

Eco-friendly power consumption and 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.

Orion 32 the world's first 32-channel AD/DA converter

In terms of sound, the Orion is flawless…”

SOUND AT ITS FINEST

Advanced Antelope Audio clocking & conversion 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. Besides 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.

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Connectivity

Specifications

    • Analog Inputs

4 x D-SUB 25 (32 channels total), +20 dBu max, 11.2 kOhms

    • Digital Inputs

1x Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64CH)
2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
1x S/PDIF

    • Analog Outputs

4 x D-SUB 25 (32 channels total), +20 dBu, 56 Ohms

    • Digital Outputs

1 x Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64CH)
2 x ADAT (up to 16CH)
1 x S/PDIF

    • Word Clock Input

1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz

    • Word Clock Outputs

4 x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz square wave signal

    • Atomic Clock Input

10MHz

    • USB I/O

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

    • D/A Converter

Dynamic Range: 118dB
THD + N: -98 dB

    • A/D Converter

Dynamic Range 118dB
THD + N -105dB

    • Clocking System

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

    • Clocking Stability

<+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5 C/ 148.1 F

    • Clock Aging

< 1 ppm per year

    • Clock Calibration

<+/-0.001 ppm

    • Sample Rates

32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)

    • Operating temperature

0 – 50° C – 32 – 122° F

    • Weight

3 kg/6.6 lb approx.

    • Dimensions

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

Audio interfaces comparison table

ANALOGZen Studio+Orion32 HDGoliathZen TourOrion StudioOrion32+Zen StudioOrion32
Analog Inserts• 2 × Inserts on 1/4″ TRS (dedicated for inputs 1, 2)N/A• 2 x Inserts on 1/4" TRS (dedicated for inputs 1, 2)N/A• 2 x Inserts on 1/4" TRS (dedicated for inputs 1, 2)N/A• 2 x Inserts on 1/4" TRS (dedicated for inputs 1, 2)N/A
Analog Inputs• 1 × DB25 (8 channels)
• 4 × Mic / Line / Hi-Z on XLR combos on the front
• 8 × Mic / Line on XLR combos on the rear
• 4 x DB 25 (32 channels total), +24 dBu max• 2 × DB25 (16 channels)
• 16 × Mic / Line on XLR combos (incl. 4 × Hi-Z)
• 4 × Hi-Z inputs on 1/4" TRS on front
• 4 × Mic / Line / Hi-Z on XLR combos
• 4 × Hi-Z / Line on 1/4" TRS
• 4 × Mic / Line / Hi-Z on XLR combos
• 8 × Mic / Line on XLR combos
• 4 x DB25 (32 channels total), +20 dBu max, 11.2 kOhms• 1 x DB25 (8 channels)
• 4 x Mic / Line / Hi-Z on XLR combos on the front
• 8 x Mic / Line on XLR combos on the rear
• 4 x DB25 (32 channels total), +20 dBu max, 11.2 kOhms
Analog Outputs• 1 × DB25 (8 channels)
• 1 × Stereo pair of Monitor outs on 1/4″” TRS
• 2 × Stereo Headphone outs on 1/4″” TRS (4 channels)
• 2 × ReAmp outs on 1/4” TRS
• 4 x DB 25 (32 channels total), +24 dBu max
• 2 x Monitor Outs on TRS 1/4 Jacks, +24 dBu max
• 3 × DB25 (24 channels)
• 2 x Stereo Monitor outs on 1/4" TRS
• 2 × Stereo Headphone outs on 1/4" TRS
• 2 × ReAmp outs on 1/4" TRS
• 1 × DB25 (8 channels)
• 2 × Stereo Monitor outs on 1/4" TRS (4 channels, only 1 pair active at a time)
• 2 × Stereo Headphone outs on 1/4" TRS
• 2 × ReAmp outs on 1/4" TRS
• 2 × DB25 (16 channels)
• 2 × Stereo Monitor outs on 1/4" TRS (4 channels, only 1 pair active at a time)
• 2 × Stereo Headphone outs on 1/4" TRS
• 2 × ReAmp outs on 1/4" TRS
• 4 x DB25 (32 channels total), +20dBu, 56 Ohms
• 2 × Stereo Monitor outs on 1/4" TRS
• 1 x DB25 (8 channels)
• 1 x Stereo pair of Monitor outs on 1/4" TRS
• 2 x Stereo Headphone outs on 1/4" TRS (4 channels)
• 4 x DB25 (32 channels total), +20 dBu, 56 Ohms
D/A Monitor ConverterDynamic Range: 118dB
THD + N: -98dB
Dynamic Range: 129 dB
THD + N: -108 dB
Dynamic Range: 129 dB;
THD + N: -108 dB
Dynamic Range: 129 dB
THD + N: -108 dB
Dynamic Range: 129 dB
THD + N: -108 dB
Dynamic Range: 129 dB
THD + N: -108 dB
Dynamic Range 118dB
THD + N -98dB
N/A
A/D ConverterDynamic Range: 118 dB
THD + N: -105 dB
Dynamic Range: 120 dB
THD + N: -110 dB
Dynamic Range: 120 dB;
THD + N: -110 dB
Dynamic Range: 120 dB
THD + N: -110 dB
Dynamic Range: 120 dB
THD + N: -110 dB
Dynamic Range: 118 dB
THD + N: -105 dB
Dynamic Range 118dB
THD + N -105dB
Dynamic Range 118dB
THD + N -105dB
D/A ConverterDynamic Range: 118 dB
THD + N: -98 dB
Dynamic Range: 120 dB
THD + N: -107 dB
Dynamic Range: 120 dB;
THD + N: -107 dB
Dynamic Range: 120 dB
THD + N: -107dB
Dynamic Range: 120 dB
THD + N: -107dB
Dynamic Range: 118 dB
THD + N: -98 dB
Dynamic Range 118dB
THD + N -98dB
Dynamic Range: 118dB
THD + N: -98 dB
Mic PreampGain: 0,10 – 65 dB
THD + N: -108 dB
N/AGain: 0, 10 – 65 dB
THD + N: -108 dB
Gain: 0 – 65 dB
THD + N: -108 dB
Gain: 0,10 – 65 dB
THD + N: -108 dB
N/AGain: 0,10 – 65dB
THD + N -108dB
N/A
DIGITALZen Studio+Orion32 HDGoliathZen TourOrion StudioOrion32+Zen StudioOrion32
Digital Inputs• 2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
• 1 × S/PDIF
• 1 x Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels)
• 2 x ADAT (up to 16 channels)
• 1 x S/PDIF
• 2 × Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels each)
• 2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
• 1 × S/PDIF
• 8 × AES/EBU on DB25 (16 channels)
• 2 × ADAT optical (up to 16 channels)
• 1 × S/PDIF on RCA
• 2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
• 1 × S/PDIF
• 1 x Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels)
• 2 x ADAT (up to 16 channels)
• 1 x S/PDIF
• 2 x ADAT (up to 16 channels)
• 1 x S/PDIF
• 1x Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels)
• 2 x ADAT (up to 16 channels)
• 1x S/PDIF
Digital Outputs• 2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
• 1 × S/PDIF
• 1 x Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels)
• 2 x ADAT (up to 16 channels)
• 1 x S/PDIF
• 2 × Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels each)
• 2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
• 1 × S/PDIF
• 8 × AES/EBU on DB25 (16 channels)
• 2 × ADAT optical (up to 16 channels)
• 1 × S/PDIF on RCA
• 2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
• 1 × S/PDIF
• 1 × Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels)
• 2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
• 1 × S/PDIF
• 2 x ADAT (up to 16 channels)
• 1 x S/PDIF
• 1 × Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels each)
• 2 × ADAT (up to 16 channels)
• 1 × S/PDIF
USBUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed;
Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 24 channels I/O, Type B
USB 3.0
64 channels I/O up to 192kHz, Type B connector
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed;
Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 32 channels I/O, Type B
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed;
Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 24 channels I/O, Type B
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed;
Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 24 channels I/O, Type B
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed;
Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 32 channels I/O, Type B
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed;
Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 24 channels I/O, Type B
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed;
Data stream up to 480 Mbits/192kHz, 32 channels I/O, Type B
Thunderbolt™1 x Thunderbolt™ (32 channels I/O)N/A1 × Thunderbolt™ (64 channels I/O)1 × Thunderbolt™ (32 channels I/O)1 × Thunderbolt™ (32 channels I/O)1 × Thunderbolt™ (64 channels I/O)N/AN/A
HDX ConnectivityN/A2 x mini HDX connectors for direct Pro Tools connection
32 Channels I/O each ( total of 64 channels )
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
CLOCKINGZen Studio+Orion32 HDGoliathZen TourOrion StudioOrion32+Zen StudioOrion32
Word Clock Input1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz1 × Input @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHzN/A1 × Input @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz1 × Input @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz1 × Input @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz1 × Input @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz
Word Clock Output1 x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz2 x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz2 × Outputs @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHzN/A1 × Outputs @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz2 × Outputs @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz1 × Outputs @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz4 × Outputs @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz square wave signal
Atomic Clock InputN/A1 x 10M Input @ 75 Ohms 1Vpp on BNC1 x 10MHz Input @ 75 Ohms 1Vpp on BNCN/AN/A1 × 10MHz Input @ 75 Ohms on BNCN/A1 x 10MHz Input @ 75 Ohms on BNC
Clocking System• 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
• 64-bit DDS
• Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
• 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
• 64-bit DDS
• Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
• 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
• 64-bit DDS
• Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
• 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
• 64-bit DDS
• Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
• 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
• 64-bit DDS
• Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
• 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
• 64-bit DDS
• Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
• 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
• 64-bit DDS
• Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator
• 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
• 64-bit DDS
• Oven Controlled Crystal • Oscillator
Clock Stability<+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF<+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF<+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF<+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF<+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF<+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF<+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF<+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF
Clock Aging< 1 ppm per year< 1 ppm per year< 1 ppm per year< 1 ppm per year< 1 ppm per year< 1 ppm per year< 1 ppm per year< 1 ppm per year
Clock Calibration< +/-0.001 ppm< +/-0.001 ppm< +/-0.001 ppm< +/-0.001 ppm< +/-0.001 ppm< +/-0.001 ppm< +/-0.001 ppm< +/-0.001 ppm
Sample Rates32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 (kHz)
OTHERZen Studio+Orion32 HDGoliathZen TourOrion StudioOrion32+Zen StudioOrion32
Operating Temperature0-50°C, 32-122°F0-50°C, 32-122°F0-50°C, 32-122°F0-50°C, 32-122°F0-50°C, 32-122°F0-50°C, 32-122°F0-50°C, 32-122°F0-50°C, 32-122°F
Electrical SpecsDC Universal input: 18V
Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max
AC Universal input: 95-245V
Power Consumption: 30 Watts Max.
AC Universal input: ~95-245 V
Power Consumption: 40 Watts Max
DC Universal input: 18V
Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max
DC Universal input: 18V
Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max
AC Universal input: ~95-245 V
Power Consumption: 20 Watts Max
DC Universal input: 18V
Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max
AC Universal input: 95-245V
Power Consumption: 20 Watts Max.
Weight (aprox)2 kg/4.41 lbs approx.3.6 kg/ 8.0 lbs approx.6.8 kg / 15 lbs1.4 kg / 3.09 lbs3.1 kg / 6.83 lbs3 kg / 6.6 lbs
2 kg / 4.41 lb3 kg / 6.6 lb
Dimensions (aprox)Width: 418 mm / 16.5”
Height: 45 mm / 1.8”
Depth: 145mm / 5.7″
Width: 483 mm / 19”
Height: 44 mm / 1.75”
Depth: 270mm / 10.63″
Width: 48 3mm / 19”
Height: 81 mm / 3.2”
Depth: 279 mm / 11”
Width: 25.5 mm / 10”
Height: 5.9 mm / 2.4”
Depth: 16.6 mm / 6.5″
Width: 483 mm / 19”
Height: 44 mm / 1.7”
Depth: 220 mm /8.6”
Width: 483 mm / 19”
Height: 44 mm / 1.75”
Depth: 220 mm / 8.66”
Width: 418 mm / 16.5”
Height: 45 mm / 1.8”
Depth: 145 mm / 5.7”
Width: 483 mm/19”
Height: 44 mm/1.75”
Depth: 220 mm/8.66”
In the box• Zen Studio+ Portable Audio interface
• Quick Start Guide
• Warranty Card
• 1 DC Power Adapter
• 1 USB Cable
• Orion32 HD Portable Audio interface
• Owner’s Manual
• Warranty Card
• AC Power Cord
• 1 USB 3.0 Cable
• Goliath – ThunderboltTM and USB AD/DA Interface
• Owner’s Manual
• Warranty Card
• 1 AEC Power cable
• 1 USB cable
• Zen Tour – Portable Thunderbolt™ and USB AD/DA Interface
• Cleaning Cloth
• Owner’s Manual
• Warranty Card
• Wall Wart Power Supply Unit
• 1 USB cable
• Orion Studio – Thunderbolt™ and USB AD/DA Interface with 12 mic pres
• Owner’s Manual
• Warranty Card
• 1 DC Power supply
• 1 USB cable
• Orion32+ 32-channel AD/DA Interface with AFC™ Clocking Technology
• Owner’s Manual
• Warranty Card
• Power cable
• 1 USB cable
• Zen Studio Portable Audio interface
• Owner’s Manual
• Warranty Card
• 1 DC Power Adapter
• 1 USB Cable
• Orion³² Multi-Channel AD/DA Converter
• Owner’s Manual
• Warranty card
• Power cable
• 1 USB cable

System requirements

Windows

OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
USB: 1x USB 2.0 Port
Required USB bandwidth: 80%-90%
CPU: Intel or AMD equivalent CPU with at least 2GHz operating frequency
Memory (RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more Recommended)

MAC

OS X: 10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12 (El Capitan 10.11.6 Recommended)
Disk Space: Minimum 512 MB available disk space
USB: 1x USB 2.0/3.0 Port
Thunderbolt: 1x Thunderbolt/USB-C Port
Required USB bandwidth: 80%-90%
Memory(RAM): 4GB Minimum (8GB or more recommended)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (Minimum) Intel Core i3 ™ or higher (Recommended)

Additional Info: Internet connection required for product activation.

FEATURED REVIEWS

Downloads

MANUALS

User manual

Orion32

SOFTWARE

Launchers

Windows
Download Orion32 Control Panel for Windows7 and newer (v. 3.1.6, Dec 14, 2016)

MAC
Download Orion32 Control Panel for for Mac OS X 10.9 and above (v. 3.1.6, Dec 14, 2016)

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