Focusrite Introduces ISA 828 MkII Preamp With Dante

Focusrite has announced three new products in the ISA microphone preamp range that bring the Focusrite sound to Dante Audio-over-IP networks. 

Focusrite said the eight-channel ISA 828 MkII features the same transformer-based input stage, complete with the Lundahl LL1538 transformer, as its predecessor. New is compatibility with Dante Audio-over-IP networks, facilitated by the optional ISA ADN8 A-D card.

Also new is an updated power supply that allows for more efficient power consumption, a reduction in heat generation and extremely reliable operation. The front panel remains unchanged, with six-step metering on each channel and front-panel instrument inputs for channels 1-4.

The Focusrite ISA ADN8 is an optional A-D card for the ISA 828 MkII and ISA 428 MkII. It provides ADAT Optical, AES3 and Dante connectivity at rates up to 24-bit/192kHz.

The card offers primary and secondary RJ45 Dante output ports, an AES59-configured DB25 connector for AES3 output and a pair of TOSLINK connectors for ADAT output. Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows synchronization with many external devices.

Also introduced is the ISA ADN2, an optional two-channel 24-bit/192kHz A-D card that provides high-quality analog-to-digital conversion for the ISA One mic preamp and DI.

The card offers primary and secondary RJ45 Dante output ports, an XLR connector for AES3 output, a TOSLINK connector for ADAT output and RCA connector for S/PDIF output. Word Clock I/O on BNC connectors allows synchronization with many external devices.

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