PCIe Analogue Sound Card
The Auricon 4.4 is a professional quality 4 stereo input and 4 stereo output analogue PCIe audio card. The inputs and outputs can be reconfigured as separate mono channels, giving eight inputs and outputs.
It is supplied with a Windows WDM driver to provide full sound card functionality under Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7, Server 2008R2, Windows 8, Server 2012 & Windows 10 & Windows Server 2016.
The card uses 24-bit 192kHz sigma-delta converters which pass data to and from the PC via a single lane PCI Express interface. An onboard FPGA provides audio buffering, level adjustment and mixing functions. Hardware sampling rates of 48kHz, 96kHz and 192kHz are available, with the Windows sampling rate converter transparently providing support for other rates. The card supports extended bit depths to 32 bit and the software sampling rate and bit depth (32, 24, 16 or 8 bits PCM) can be set independently for each input and output channel.
Windows Wave, DirectSound and DirectShow API’s are supported, as are a variety of audio compression modes via the Windows Audio Compression Manager or other software compression systems. On Windows Vista/Server 2008 and later systems, the Core Audio API is also fully supported.
There are four configuration settings for the Auricon 4.4, these being Mode (stereo/mono), H/W Sampling Rate, Input Coupling and Maximum Line Level. The mode may be configured as either stereo or mono. In mono mode the number of input and output channels that Windows sees is doubled. The maximum line level can be set to +15dBu, +16dBu, +18dBu, +20dBu, +22dBu or +24dBu. The input coupling can be set to either DC or AC (the default is AC).
The playback topology consists of a master output level, mute control and peak meter, and input monitor level and mute controls for each of the line inputs. The record topology consists of a master input level, mute control and peak meter, and level controls and mutes for the physical input and digital loopback. The digital loopback allows the output of the card to be digitally mixed back into the input. The range on the input and output master controls and individual line controls is -96dB to 0dB.
Multiple cards may be installed in a single PC.
A 44-pin high-density D-type connector to XLRs breakout lead is offered as an option.
Operating Systems Supported
|Platform:||Supports Windows - XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7, Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Server 2012 (32-bit and x64 versions), Windows 10 & Server 2016|
|Dynamic Range:||114dB typical (unweighted)|
|Input Impedance:||20k (balanced)|
|Output Impedance:||40Ω (balanced)|
|Maximum Signal:||+24dBu (34.6Vp-p)|
|Frequency Response:||Input – DC to 88kHz (DC coupling) 1Hz to 88kHz (AC coupling) Output – DC to 88kHz (192kHz hardware sampling rate)|
|Connector:||44-pin high-density D-type female|
|PC-AUR44||Auricon 4.4 PCIe analogue sound card|
|Dimensions (Raw):||14cm (L) x 12.5cm (H) x 2cm (D) 5.5” (L) x 4.9” (H) x 0.8” (D)|
|Dimensions (Boxed):||27cm (L) x 22.5cm (H) x 6cm (D) 10.6” (L) x 8.9” (H) x 2.4” (D)|
|Weight:||Nett: 0.10kg Gross: 0.20kg Nett: 0.2lbs Gross: 0.4lbs|
|PC-AUR44BC41||Auricon 4.4 XLR breakout cable, 4 inputs, 1 output|
|PC-AUR44BC14||Auricon 4.4 XLR breakout cable, 1 input, 4 outputs|
|PC-AUR44BC44||Auricon 4.4 XLR breakout cable, 4 inputs, 4 outputs|
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