Aardvark Aark24 Professional Studio System with Cubase LE (Windows)

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Aark24 Supports: Win 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT, XP, ASIO, DX, GSIF. Now ships with Cubase LE.

Achieving superior sound requires simple, foolproof gear. That's why studio pros worldwide trust Aardvark digital audio products to always deliver natural, dynamic sound.

Built upon a decade of experience in engineering high-end digital audio gear, the Aark24's premium 24-bit outboard A/D converters and innovative design give your sound supreme clarity and precise accuracy. You'll notice the difference in any recording session where sonic excellence is an absolute must.

In addition to phenomenal sound quality, the Aark24 is versatile enough to interface your PC with any gear in your studio. The standard ADAT I/O and ADAT Sync make the Aark24 the perfect complement to any ADAT-based studio, while the Word Clock I/O allows it to sync your entire studio to Aardvark's legendary clocking technology! Sequence your synth gear using MIDI I/O while flying digital audio directly to your DAT via the coaxial S/PDIF I/O. And with TOSLINK stereo optical support you can make a direct digital transfer from any Sony Minidisc or CD player.

No other audio system can turn your PC into a professional workstation as easily as the Aark24. Simply put, the Aark24 brings multi-channel audio to your PC with superior resolution and amazing sound quality. ...and it comes with Cubase LE recording software.

The Aark24 is compatible with almost all audio recording software, and is often used with Steinberg Cubase VST/32 & Nuendo, Cakewalk Home Studio & Sonar, Emagic Logic Audio, Syntrillium Cool Edit Pro read more 2000, and gets ultra low-latency performance with software synths and samplers like Native Instruments, GigaStudio and Propellerheads Reason.

True 24-bit A/D D/A

Eight 1/4 in. TRS Analog I/O

Switchable +4 dBu/-10dBv

.002% THD+N

ADAT Optical I/O


S/PDIF Digital I/O



Word Clock I/O

TASCAM(TM) TDIF I/O (optional)

AES/EBU I/O (optional)

10-Channel Full Duplex Simultaneous Rec/Play

Monitor Mixing Software

Easy and Flexible Signal Routing

Shielded PCI Host Card with 24-bit DSP

19 in. Rack Mount (optional)

Expanded I/O with additional Aark24

Win 95/98 and Steinberg ASIO2 Drivers!
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Aark24 Breakout I/O Box:
Converters: 24-bit A/D D/A Shielded Outboard Converters

Frequency Response: 7Hz-22KHz, +/- .5 dB

THD+N: .002%, 20Hz-22KHz, A-weighted

Dynamic Range: 100 dB A/D; 110 dB D/A A-weighted

Analog Inputs: Eight 1/4" TRS Connectors: +4dBu/-10dBv Switchable (Bal/UnBal)

Analog Outputs: Eight 1/4" Connectors: +4dBu/-10dBv Switchable (Bal/UnBal)

Digital I/O: ADAT(TM) In/Out 8 channel 'Lightpipe' Format

MIDI In/Out (5-Pin DIN)

Sync I/O:
Word Clock In/Out (BNC)
ADAT(TM) Sync 9-Pin for Machine Control
TOSLINK In/Out (Optical)

Modes: Full Duplex Simultaneous Record/Play

Expansion: Up to any 4 Aark Cards can be used simultaneously in one PC

Aark Host:

Card Type: PCI architecture, 5" length

Onboard DSP: 24-bit, 80 MIPS

Interface Cable: 6' length, custom 25-pin shielded cable

Control Panel:
Sync Selection:
Internal 44.1, 48, 32, Ext. WC (30-50KHz), S/PDIF, TOSLINK, ADAT(TM)

Sample Rate Meter: Displays Sample Rate of System Clock

Calibration Signals: All Outputs can Generate Silence or -12dB Tone for Calibration

Input Meters: 8 Digital Input Meters with Peak Hold and Reset

Assignable Meter: One Stereo Meter Assignable to any Input, Playback, or Monitor Sub-mix

Monitor Mixer: Sub-Mixes Input and Playback Tracks with Level and Pan Controls

Digital Router: Route any Input Signal, Playback channel from software, Monitor mix, Calibration Tone or Silence to any breakout box output

Device Drivers: Full Duplex Device Drivers for Windows 95/98 and ASIO

Application Status: Shows if Card and Application are Recording, Playing, Paused, or Available

PCI Efficiency: Percentage Display Shows Efficiency of Computer's PCI Bus

Minimum System Requirements:
Pentium running Windows 95/98
One available PCI slot

Aark24 Package Includes:
Aark24 Breakout I/O Box (Outboard Converter Interface)
Aark Host (PCI card)
Custom 25-pin Shielded Cable
Aark24 Manual
Windows 95/98/ASIO Driver and Software Control Panel on CD
Cubase LE

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