Behringer SRC2496 Ultramatch Pro Format Converter

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Sample rate and bit depth discrepancies? No problem. Combine multiple digital sources seamlessly with the SRC2496 format converter from Behringer.

Combine multiple digital sources with this versatile format converter! The Behringer Ultramatch Pro provides automatic conversion between S/PDIF and AES/BU files, and unifies sample rates from 30 kHz to 100 kHz to preset rate or wordclock sync.

The Behringer Ultramatch PRO SRC2496 is the successor of the renowned Behringer SRC2000, and enables you to transfer digital audio signals between devices with different sample rates, formats or interfaces and remove dropouts or jitter from digital media. Simultaneously operable XLR, RCA, and optical outputs offer splitter functionality.

The 24-bit/96 kHz compatible SRC2496 offers high-quality 24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A conversion. The Behringer Ultramatch PRO SRC2496 is as such perfectly suitable for studio work. Format conversion between AES/EBU and S/PDIF (coaxial or optical) is provided for, with high-quality signal output with 16-, 20- or 24-bit resolution. Universal sample rate synchronization is done via wordclock or digital input.

XLR, RCA and optical outputs are simultaneously operational with separately selectable inputs, turning this unit into a digital patch bay.

Get an overview of the SRC2496 in this video from Behringer:


Features

- High-end 24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A converters for ultimate signal purity
- Converts any sample rate between 31 and 100 kHz into 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2 or 96 kHz sample rates
- Flexible format conversion between AES/EBU and S/PDIF (coaxial or optical)
- High-quality signal output with 16-, read more 20- or 24-bit resolution
- Universal sample rate synchronization via wordclock or digital input
- Allows parallel A/D and D/A conversion at identical sample rate
- Precise metering for input/output signal as well as powerful headphone monitoring
- Dithering automatically adapted for word length conversion
- Allows direct manipulation of emphasis bits and other significant, digitally transmitted information in order to record virtually any audio signal
- High-precision quartz clock generator removes jitter and corrects off-tune, incorrect sample rates
- Extremely fast tracking supports varispeed applications
- Self-adjusting anti-aliasing filter with exceptionally steep edge
- Consumer devices (e. g. DAT recorders) can be synchronized with the studio clock
- All 3 outputs (XLR, RCA, Optical) simultaneously operational (splitter)
- Inputs separately selectable (patchbay functionality)
- All digital inputs/outputs balanced and galvanically isolated
- All analog inputs/outputs servo-balanced
- High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
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Behringer SRC2496 Ultramatch Pro

Like its predecessor, Behringer's Ultramatch PRO SRC2496 enables you to transfer digital audio signals between devices with different sample rates, formats or interfaces, disable SCMS for 1:1 digital copies and remove dropouts or jitter from digital media. Simultaneously operable outputs offer splitter functionality, and the 24-bit/96-kHz compatible SRC2496 now offers A/D and D/A conversion.

Features:

- Format conversion between AES/EBU and S/PDIF (coaxial or optical)
- Converts 30 kHz to 100 kHz sample rates into 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz
- High-quality signal output with 16-, 20- or 24-bit resolution
- Universal sample rate synchronization via wordclock or digital input
- Allows parallel A/D and D/A conversion at identical sample rate
- Removes jitter and corrects incorrect sample rates
- Allows direct manipulation of emphasis and copy-protection bits
- XLR, RCA and optical outputs simultaneously operational, inputs separately selectable

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (33 ratings)
Submitted July 22, 2006 by a customer from yahoo.com
"You cannot go wrong with this!"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I can't see A/D - D/A conversion ever growing obsolete, especially with it's low noise floor. I wish I knew about this unit earlier.
Sound
The sound quality for this unit is awesome considering its price tag. It has much better sound quality (a much lower noise floor) than I have ever been able to get with a high quality computer sound card.
Features
The entire unit as a whole is a 'swiss-army' knife. Have not used the emphasis though. The SCMS removal is nice - it allows old consumer DAT-tapes to be redubbed. Analog RCA Inputs and outputs would be nice to add though.
Ease of Use
Use two of them back-to-back to send 2-channel stereo SPDIF audio through a building's CAT5 Ethernet cabling without picking up any AC hum or distortion. Very easy to use - no learning curve needed. Plug it in and your done.
Quality
Ask me that a year from now. The unit seems to be well made - has solid extruded aluminum rack mounts that will hold the unit securely in a rack. The buttons and switches seem like they will hold up.
Value
It's a great price thats affordable for starting musicians, which I believe that it's perfectly priced for this group of people who are most likely to buy this kind of equipment.
The Wow Factor
Easy to understand and use. Did not buy it for looks, but it's LED layouts and controls are easy to see and use.
Musical Background:
hobbyist
Musical Style:
b band, country
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