Alpha-Link MADI AX, SX & Live-RAudio Converters with quality proven in the world's leading studios

General
Depth 310mm
Height 88mm (2RU)
Width 19.0"
Weight 6.0kg
 
Operating voltage 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
Power consumption 30W
WordClock connector style BNC
MIDI (Number of ports) 2 (1 input port and 1 output port)
Phones connector style 1/4" JACK
Technical Specifications
Analogue
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz (+0dB -0.5dB) at 48kHz sampling rate
Harmonic Distortion 0.005% @ 1kHz sine wave at 1dBFS with 20 kHz brickwall low
pass filter
 
Dynamic Range 128dB digital (A-weighted)
Adjacent Channel Crosstalk (+10dBu at 1kHz): 90dB
Input Levels Alpha-Link AX & SX (maximum) +22dBu
Input Levels Alpha-Link AX & SX +22dBu
Input Levels Alpha-Link Live-R switchable +18dBu/+22dBu
Output Levels Alpha-Link Live-R switchable +18dBu/+22dBu
Digital
Quantization 24 bit
Sample Rates 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
Inputs/Outputs
 
Analogue:
Number of channels Input - 24 Output - 24
Number of ports Input - 3 Output - 3 (8 channels per connector)
Connector type D-Sub Female
Electrical Balanced +4dBu nominal, +22dBu maximum
 
ADAT: (Alpha-Link AX & Alpha-Link MADI AX only)
Number of channels Input - 24 Output - 24
Number of ports 3 (8 input channels per connector and 8 output
channels per connector)
Connector type Toslink
 
AES/EBU:(Alpha-Link MADI SX only)
Number of channels Input - 24 Output - 24
Number of ports 3 (8 input channels per connector and 8 output channels per
connector)
Connector type D-Sub
 
Expansion Bus:
Number of channels 64
Connector type MiniD 68 poles
 
MADI:
Number of channels 64
Connector type Fibre SC connectors

Latency Values

The latency values (input/output delays) for XLogic Alpha-Link MADI AX, SX and Live-R interfaces are as follows:

ADAT interface input: 3 samples
ADAT interface output: 2 samples

AES/EBU interface input: 2 samples
AES/EBU interface output: 2 samples

MADI interface input: 3 samples
MADI interface output: 2 samples

Analogue interface input (ADC): 43 samples
Analogue interface output (DAC): 28 samples

The values are the same at all sample rates.

NB: This means that when two Alpha-Links are connected via ADAT, MADI or AES/EBU, so that the second one provides additional analogue inputs/outputs to the first one, the overall delay for a signal passing from one unit to the other is 5 samples via ADAT or MADI, and 4 samples via AES/EBU (output latency of one unit, plus input latency of the other). For perfect alignment of all the analogue inputs/outputs across both units, a compensating delay will need to be added to the signal path from each analogue input and to each analogue output of the first unit.

This can be done in the SSL Soundscape Mixer software by inserting Sample Delay Line mixer elements as needed.

The latency values for the XLogic Delta-Link are as follows:

MADI to HD: 5 samples
HD to MADI: 5 samples