Overview

…Pure2 offers exceptional sound quality and impressive flexibility when it comes to connectivity and routing options.”

 

Mitch Gallagher is one of the leading music/pro audio/audio recording authorities in the world. He teaches audio recording and music business at Purdue University/Indiana University, and has appeared at festivals, conventions and conferences around the world.

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DIGITAL CLARITY, ANALOG WARMTH

Pure2 is a high-end mastering converter, powered by Antelope Audio’s legendary clocking and pristine analog circuitry

Pure2 is a mastering-grade 24-bit, 192 kHz AD/DA 2-channel converter and master clock that includes a relay-controlled volume attenuator. It features Antelope Audio’s world-renowned Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology, and also utilizes pristine analog circuitry, driven by a proprietary multi-stage linear power supply for unsurpassed digital clarity and analog realism.

Features

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A/D CONVERSION

Improved overload handling for smoother clipping and analog warmth, handled by PCM4222

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HIGH-END D/A

Dedicated D/A converter for greater convenience, allows monitoring a secondary source

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D/A CONVERSION

Dual DAC architecture for enhanced stereo imaging and signal-to-noise ratio

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TRANSPARENT ANALOG MONITORING

A -1dB stepped relay attenuator with 0.05dB precision and full bypass option

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64-BIT MASTER CLOCKING

Sharp conversion timing via 4th gen AFC jitter management technology

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SOFTWARE CONTROL

Super intuitive OS X & Windows compatible software panel

Pure 2 features

DESCRIPTION

Five high-performance components:

A/D converter with optimized overloads handling

The famous Burr-Brown (TI) A/D converter PCM4222 is unsurpassed in terms of sound quality and performance.

D/A converter with dual DAC architecture

The separate DAC chips for the left and the right channel tremendously enhance the soundstage and signal-to-noise ratio.

High-end headphone amp with a dedicated D/A converter

The dedicated headphone DAC not only provides greater convenience and routing flexibility, but the option to monitor a secondary source independent from the main outs.

Relay-based analog volume control for accurate monitoring

Pure2 features Antelope’s high end analog volume control with a stepped relay attenuator allowing 0.05 dB precision for optimal monitoring transparency.

Master clock with 4th generation of Antelope’s AFC jitter management

The flawless clocking in Pure2 is ensured by the same oven-controlled crystal oscillator technology from Antelope’s flagship master clock Trinity and the top-seller Orion32 AD/DA.

Given its price and its incredible flexibility and functionality, the Pure2 is an excellent option for mastering and archiving studios.”

Photo by Sophie Brill

Jessica Thompson is a GRAMMY-nominated mastering and restoration engineer and audio archivist at Coast Mastering in Berkeley, California.
Her remaster of Erroll Garner’s iconic live performance The Complete Concert By the Sea (Sony/Legacy) was nominated for Best Historical Album GRAMMY, 2016

FLEXIBLE CONTROL

Access all Pure2 features via Mac & PC app or through the front-panel controls

All Pure2 features are available in an intuitive software control panel for Mac or Windows provides users the ability to manage all facets of the device operation. Pure2 is also configurable via the front panel with user-definable presets.

EASY LIFE

We know the engineer’s life is not a glamorous one. So we tried to make it easier.

You can set up Pure2 in a couple of minutes. All you actually need is one USB cable (provided in the box) and a laptop of your choosing (Win 7.1 or higher / Mac OSx 10.9 or higher) and you can start capturing stereo audio at 192 kHz.

After setting it up, just download the Control Panel, a few clicks and you’re set.

VIDEO TUTORIALS

Connectivity

Specifications

    • Analog Inputs

2 x Combo Balanced Analog (XLR / 1/4 TRS) factory calibrated to +20dBu

    • Digital Inputs

1 x AES/EBU on XLR (32kHz to 192kHz) @ 110 Ohms terminated
1 x S/PDIF on RCA (32kHz to 192kHz) @ 75 Ohms terminated
1 x TOSLINK on optical fiber: up to 96kHz

    • Word Clock Input

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

    • Analog Outputs

1 x Stereo pair of Balanced XLR Outputs from D/A Converter (Main Output) is factory calibrated to 20dBu and user adjustable from 8dBu to 26dBu
1 x Stereo pair Balanced Outputs for monitors (2 x 1/4 TRS)
1 x 1/4 TRS Front Headphones 20dBu

    • Digital Outputs

1 x AES/EBU on XLR (32kHz to 192kHz) @ 110 Ohms terminated
1 x S/PDIF on RCA (32kHz to 192kHz) @ 75 Ohms terminated
1 x TOSLINK on optical fiber: up to 96kHz

    • Word Clock Outputs

8 x Outputs @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz

    • USB I/O

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

    • External Reference Clock

1 x 10M Atomic Clock Input @ 75 Ohms 1Vpp on BNC
1 x Word Clock Input @ 75 Ohms 3Vpp on BNC 32 – 192kHz

    • A/D Converter

Dynamic Range: 122dB
THD+N: -105dB

    • D/A Converters

Main DAC Dynamic Range 127dB; THD+N -107dB
Monitor DAC Dynamic Range 120dB; THD+N -103dB
Headphones DAC Dynamic Range 120dB; THD+N -100dB

    • Clock Specifications

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

    • Clock Aging

< 1 ppm per year

    • Clock Calibration

< +/-0.001 ppm

    • Atomic Clock Input

10MHz @ 1Vpp, BNC

    • Sample Rates (kHz)

32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192

    • Operating Temperature

0-50°C, 32-122°F

    • Weight

3 kg, 6.6 lb approx.

    • Dimensions (Approx)

483mm(W) x 44mm(H) x 220mm (D)
19”(W) x 1.75”(H) x 8.66”(D)

    • Power Supply

~110VAC 60Hz/ ~220VAC 50Hz selectable

    • Atomic Clock Input

1 x 10M Input @ 75 Ohms 1Vpp on BNC

    • Fuses

2 x 0.8A 250VAC 5mm x 20mm Type T (or Time delay)

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
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

Pure2 Owner’s Manual

Drivers

Windows
USB ASIO Driver for Win (v.3.40, Nov 15, 2016)

MAC
Unified Driver Installer 3.12 for Mac (Sep 27, 2016)

SOFTWARE

Launchers

Windows
Download Pure2 Control Panel for Windows7 and newer (Nov 24 , 2016)

MAC
Download Pure2 Control Panel for Mac OS X 10.9 and newer (Nov 24, 2016)

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