Merging debuts Horus
Merging Technologies’ Horus has been designed as stand-alone converter, but its utility is increased by becoming an IP ‘node’ on a Ravenna network. Horus contains microphone pre-amplifiers, AES/EBU and/or Madi conversion in both directions with full remote control of all the parameters.
As a stand-alone converter, features include; classic analogue to AES/EBU and/or Madi conversion; classic AES/EBU and/or Madi to analogue conversion; up to 24 channels mic/line inputs and line level outputs; gain, mic/line or phantom power can be selected on a per-channel basis; 480 x 282 pixel touchscreen TFT; Ravenna Ethernet port provides 176 I/O@1Fs; and it supports PCM sample rates from 44.1 to 384kHz and 1.2mHz DSD.
In RAVENNA mode Horus becomes an IP “node” fully configurable from one Ethernet cable. It allows 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. It also allows routing in parallel analogue to AES/EBU, Madi and Ethernet (and vice versa).
Emphasising Merging Technologies’ strategy, CEO Claude Cellier commented; ‘The combination of Horus, MassCore and Ravenna really changes the game in terms of cost/performance and flexibility. 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.’