Merging Technologies’ Horus is a high-quality, stand-alone audio converter that can serve as an IP ‘node’ on a Ravenna network.

Merging Technologies HorusThe unit provides high-quality microphone preamplifiers, AES/EBU and/or Madi conversion in both directions with full remote control of all the parameters. Combined with Merging’s MassCore, it allows comprehensive routing and control of the I/O capability of the converter. I

Key features:

· ‘Classic’ Analogue to AES/EBU and/or Madi conversion
· ‘Classic’ AES/EBU and/or Madi to Analogue conversion
· Up to 24 channels of highest quality mic/line inputs and line level outputs
· Gain, mic/line or phantom power can be selected on a per-channel basis
· Ravenna Ethernet port provides 176 I/O@1Fs

Ravenna mode:

· Horus becomes an IP ‘node’ fully configurable from one Ethernet cable
· Routing on an eight-channel granularity level of up to 128 channels of Madi, 24 channels of AES/EBU and 24 channels of analogue to/from Ethernet
· Routing in parallel analogue to AES/EBU, Madi and Ethernet (and vice versa)

Highly-scalable, Horus’ intended applications range from simple location recording and mastering to major broadcast facilities, OB vans, live sound and large installation projects. Ease of installation and set-up offers saving in cable, rack space and increased reliability.

‘The combination of Horus, MassCore and Ravenna really changes the game in terms of cost/performance and flexibility,’ says Merging Technologies CEO, Claude Cellier. ‘We see Horus as the first of a new family of products to support this core technology which will have universal appeal to professionals in any sector of the audio community’.


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