Antelope Audio 10MX Rubidium Atomic Clock
Not all people will be familiar with the term 'word clock,' but if you want to accurately sample and/or reproduce analogue signals in a digital system, the pulse it provides is of essential importance. Naturally, that pulse has to be as accurate as possible to prevent deviations in your signal, also known as jitter. The crystals of the average converter are quite decent, but a little jitter usually cannot be prevented... Until you start working with the Antelope Audio 10MX Rubidium Atomic Clock, of course! This word clock generator can be rated among the best-quality products available.
Characteristics of the Antelope Audio 10MX Rubidium Atomic Clock
These days, sampling rates usually range from 44.1 to 192, or maybe even 384 kHz. The 10MX, however, easily tops that with a staggering maximum sampling rate of 768 kHz (over 4 word clock outputs), which equals 17 times the resolution of a CD. And what's more, it does so with incredible precision. Without getting into the exact physics of it, suffice to say this atomic clock merely causes a single second of jitter over a span of five billion years. In short, the 10MX is a professional word clock generator that offers optimal accuracy!
Who will benefit from the 10MX?
With the 10MX Rubidium Atomic Clock, Antelope Audio caters to the needs of demanding recording, mixing and mastering engineers. Its price tag may be considerable, but that's because you get the best possible quality. The 10MX's high-end potential is apparent when you look at its rear panel, which offers a range of BNC, word clock, S/PDIF, AES/EBU and USB connectors. Its front panel, however, is quite simple and elegant, and will look great in your 19" rack. Thanks to its USB port, you can connect this atomic clock to your PC or Mac, allowing for remote control and firmware updates.
Weight and dimensions including packaging
- Weight (incl. packaging) 4.6 kg
- Dimensions (incl. packaging) 64.0 x 35.0 x 12.0 cm
- Antelope Audio 10MX Rubidium Atomic Clock
- atomic clock
- rubidium core
- accuracy: 0.05 ppb (1-second deviation in 5 billion years)
- master clock: maximum sampling rate of 768 kHz (divided over 4 word clock outputs)
- easy to operate
- warm-up time: 8-10 minutes, depending on ambient temperature
- format: 19" rack, 1 U
- durable construction
- word clock in (BNC)
- 10x atomic out (BNC)
- word clock out (BNC)
- S/PDIF (RCA), up to 192 kHz
- AES/EBU out (XLR), up to 192 kHz
- USB 2.0 for connection to Mac/PC (remote control and firmware upgrades)
- dimensions: 482.6 x 228 x 44 mm
- weight: 2.8 kg
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