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Rain Computers Ion A2 Rackmount Computer Audio Workstation

Build your studio around a computer that's built to run your DAW. This rackmountable quad-core PC comes with 7 PCI slots, 2 Thunderbolt ports, and 8 GB RAM. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Rain Computers ION A2 Rackmount Audio Computer is for the audio specialist who is serious about their craft. With high operating speeds, reliability and great expandability, the ION A2 audio computer will put your mind at ease so you can focus on the audio. Rain has designed this computer to be put through the paces day in and day out.

Intel Ivy Bridge Core Processors

With a 30-50 percent jump in performance over the last generation, ION A2 is a whole new ball game. The 3rd generation Core i5 quad-core processor features a 6MB L3 Smart Cache, Turbo Boost 2.0 speeds up to 3.2GHz, available Hyper Threading and all the amazing innovations that translate to pure creative joy in the studio.

Lots of Room, Tons of Speed

For the perfect balance of performance and capacity Rain ION A2 offers up to 8 terabytes of storage (1TB included). The SATA III drive spins at 7200RPM with an amazing 64MB cache to help prevent glitches and drop-outs.

Up to 32GB of Memory

The Rain ION A2 comes out of the box ready to rock with 8GB of memory. But if you're one of those people who loves to add more reverb, compression and everything else to your tracks, you'll love it even more with a full 32 gigabytes of 1600MHz dual-channel memory to make every song in your session perfection.

All the High-Speed Ports You Need

They call it Super Speed USB 3.0. That's a good name for it. Enjoy streaming up to 4.8 gigabits per second and backwards compatibility with your USB 2.0 devices. Welcome to the new generation of eSATA offering 6Gb/s. It's the same technology used to connect your internal drives, but with the option hot-swap whenever you need it. Thunderbolt has arrived with 10Gb/s streaming for the fastest external data transfer avaialble.

Works Great with Your Audio Interface

Rain knew you're going to plug in your audio interface so they planned accordingly. Rain ION A2 rackmount computer has an amazing array of high-speed ports. And it's designed to play nice with your audio gear so you can start making music right away without drop-outs or driver issues.

Quiet Cool Design

Unless you're creating sound effects for Top Gun, there's no reason your computer should sound like a jet engine. Quiet Cool Design is an intelligent cooling system designed to keep the heat low and the noise even lower.

There's Always Room for More

With four drive bays, 8 memory modules and 6 PCI Express slots, amazing expandability is built right in to ION A2 so you can always get more power, storage and features.

Rack It Up

Having your audio workstation in a 4U rackmount chassis gives you the option of securing it in a standard rack to the keep the clutter out of your studio.

Even the Keyboard Is Musical

You don't use a keyboard like everyone else. For you it's about Play, Pause and Record. It's about hitting a button that takes you right to the bridge and then back to the verse. Your ION A2 includes the Rain Aluminum Keyboard, a work of art for your desktop. Featuring dedicated media buttons, soft-touch precision keys for comfortable typing, and a full numeric keypad for your transport controls and memory points.

Windows 8 Tuned by Rain

Introducing the world's most powerful, stable and compatible OS for audio and video production. Forget what you thought you knew about Windows. This is a whole new ballgame, optimized for amazing performance with your creative software and hardware from Pro Tools to Premiere Pro.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Rain Computers Inc. products.
- Core i5 Quad-Core Processor:
- 3.2GHz Intel "Ivy Bridge" Core i5
- 3rd generation
- 6MB Intel Smart Cache
- 3.6GHz Max Turbo Boost 2.0
- Intel HD Graphics 2500
- 5GT/s System Bus
- Virtualization Technology
- 22nm Lithography
- Dual Layer CD/DVD Writer:
- 2MB Buffer; Buffer Underrun Protection
- Max Read: 48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
- Max Write: 48x (CD) / 24x (DVD-R)
- Max Rewrite: 32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)
- I/O Ports:
- Thunderbolt: Two (2) Thunderbolt ports, streaming up to 10Gb/s
- USB 3.0: Eight (8) USB 3.0 [Super Speed] ports, streaming up to 4.8Gb/s
- USB 2.0: Two (2) USB 2.0 ports, streaming up to 480Mb/s
- Dual-Channel Memory by Corsair: Four (4) memory slots for 8GB, 16GB or 32GB 1600MHz DDR3 Dual-Channel SDRAM designed for low-latency, low-heat operation
- Expansion Slots: Seven (7) PCI Express and PCI expansion slots for additional graphics, DSP, storage and audio interface expansion cards
- RainCare Tech Support and Warranty: One year RainCare Technical Support and Hardware Warranty
- Rain Ensemble Plug and Play Service: Your ION A2 includes a complimentary Rain Ensemble Plug and Play Session designed to help with the grey area between your computer, software and hardware.
- In the box:
- ION A2 Rackmount Audio Workstation
- Rain Aluminum USB Keyboard and Optical Mouse
- Universal shielded power cable
- RainCare Recovery Software
- RainCare Tech Support and Warranty [1yr]
- Free Rain Ensemble Plug and Play session
- Weight: 26 pounds
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 19 x 7 x 21.5 inches
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-MIX-RAIN
Customer Reviews
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Overall: This computer is just what the doctor ordered. I have a open labs neko tse it's nice but it had a hard time running kontakt studio drummer and other plug ins at the same time. This rain computer will run studio drummer and anything I throw at it and thats with the 8 gigs of ram that came with the machine. This is a must have PC if you are serious about producing music !
Style of Music: Christian
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