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Antelope Audio Zen Quadro Synergy Core Dual USB-C Audio Interface

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Dual USB-C Audio Interface, 14 x 10 I/O Channels, Bus-Powered USB-C, 2 Discrete Preamps, ADAT Optical Input, 64-bit Clocking, Real-time FX Included, Loopback for Streaming - Mac/Win

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Welcome to the Zen Quadro Synergy Core – a revolutionary audio interface that stretches the limits of modern audio technology by implementing top-shelf components into an affordable price and portable form factor. With console-grade Discrete preamps, best conversion we’ve ever had in a bus-powered interface, and revolutionary dual-USB design, it is a no-brainer for all budding producers, musicians, and streamers looking to take their setup to the next level.

Hear every detail with flagship conversion and clocking

For the first time ever in a bus-powered interface, we’ve implemented the highest quality converters with up to a whopping 130dB dynamic range – the same we use in our flagship Galaxy units. Paired with our proprietary 64-bit AFC™ clocking technology, the Zen Quadro provides you with a new level of detail in your recordings and wider soundstage for an exceptional stereo image in audio playback – allowing you to make the best decisions for your mix.

Record with 4 crystal clear preamps

Inspired by the British and American analog console designs of the eighties and nineties, the 4 preamps are built with Discrete 6-transistor topology, offering maximum noise reduction and precise sound capture. With extremely low noise and up to 75dB gain, you can power even your quietest dynamic and ribbon mics with no additional hardware.

Combining two interfaces in one unit

The Zen Quadro’s dual USB-C ports unlock a new world of possibilities for creators of all kinds. It’s like having two interfaces in one – freely route signals and create mixes between the two USB connections, using Mac, PC, iOS (USB-C) or Android devices together. The convenient loopback makes it great for streaming, and the secondary port can charge your mobile device while the primary port provides power for the Zen Quadro.

Get ready for the big stage 

Take the studio on the road with bus-powered USB-C connectivity alongside a durable metal enclosure. With complete standalone operation, you can easily access routing and mixer controls through the color display, and recall settings and real-time FX chains, making it ideal for live performances. The secondary USB-C port even allows collaboration between duo live acts that are using two computers on stage!

Synergy Core: The magic of real-time DSP and FPGA processing 

Synergy Core combines DSP with FPGA chips to model each and every individual component of legendary analog hardware. This ensures sound and behavior that’s virtually indistinguishable from the real thing—with near-zero latency, and zero strain on your computer’s CPU. With the Zen Quadro you can instantly start recording through 37 legendary compressors, EQs, guitar amps and cabs, modulation effects and more, that can be applied in real-time during recording, streaming or live performances. Up to 48 mono effect instances can be loaded on 6 input chains simultaneously, putting the power of a complex multi-rack setup on your desktop.

Antelope Audio Zen Quadro Synergy Core Dual USB-C Audio Interface Features:

  • Class-leading AD/DA conversion with up to 127dB of headroom
  • Recording, mixing and playback at up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Proprietary 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC™) technology & Jitter Management algorithm delivering increased width, separation, and detail
  • 2×Discrete ultra-linear preamps with 65dB of gain for studio-quality recordings. Both work as microphone/line/ Hi-Z inputs, on combo XLR jacks, and supply 48V of phantom power
  • 2×Hi-Z/line instrument inputs over TRS
  • 2×DC-coupled line outputs over TRS
  • Thunderbolt™ 3 port (for Zen Q Thunderbolt) carrying 16 input and 16 output channels in any popular DAW with custom macOS & Windows drivers
  • Digitally expandable over ADAT IN , with 8 channels available
  • Digitally expandable over S/PDIF I/O, with 2 channels available
  • 1 × Stereo monitor output over TRS
  • 2 × Stereo headphone outputs with separate volume control
  • Bus-powered interface powered by the Thunderbolt connection without the need for a dedicated power source
  • Direct monitoring with Synergy Core effects, processed in real-time with imperceptible latency
  • Simplified I/O routing with pre-configured settings, allowing immediate recording and playback • Front panel with easily accessible controls over input and output levels, and other settings
  • Customizable presets with signal routing, level adjustments, mixer and effects settings
  • Customizable monitoring mixes with adjustable volume, pan and reverb
  • Collection of 37 Synergy Core effects modeled after classic and rare analog outboard gear
  • Synergy Core proprietary onboard platform powered by 2×DSP & 1 × FPGA chips for real-time effects processing with imperceptible latency
  • Modeling Engine allowing pairing with the Edge line of microphones for real-time use of vintage microphone emulations

    Computer Connectivity Dual USB-C
    Form Factor Desktop
    Simultaneous I/O 14 x 10
    A/D Resolution 24-bit/192kHz
    Number of Preamps 2
    Phantom Power Yes
    Analog I/O 2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input, 2 x 1/4" TRS Line/Hi-Z Input (Front Panel), 2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output, 2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output
    Digital I/O
    1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Input, 1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Input, 1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Output
    2 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output (Front Panel)
    USB Dual USB-C
    Software Not included (afx2daw recommended) 
    OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.11 or later
    OS Requirements - PC Windows 8.1 or later
    Power Supply
    USB-C bus powered
    Height 2.26" / 5.75cm
    7.8" / 19.8cm
    Depth 5.4" / 13.7cm
    Weight 1.8 lb / 0.8 kg
    Manufacturer Part Number 8850041548081