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Burl Audio B16 Mothership  From Burl

16 CHANNEL CONFIGURABLE AD/DA

Burl Audio

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Manufacturer's Description from Burl

Burl Audio is proud to announce the release of the B16 Mothership, a 2U, 2-slot version of the revolutionary B80 Mothership, Burl Audio’s signature product. Simply put, the B80 Mothership has redefined digital recording, and now the legendary sound can be found in a smaller, more portable B16 Mothership. Utilizing technology developed for the B80, the new B16 Mothership uses the exact same I/O cards as the B80 Mothership, continuing Burl Audio’s deep dedication to analog, class-A circuitry. The result is not only heard, it is felt. The Mothership stands out from every other interface on the market not because it is colored, but because it does not sterilize the source.

 

Using a card based system, and a heavy-duty 2U chassis, the B16 Mothership employs 2 daughter card slots with an internal power supply and your choice of Motherboard for Digilink, MADI, Dante or SoundGrid connectivity. Every ADC channel uses a proprietary BX1 transformer and every DAC channel has the latest Burl Audio discrete op-amp, BOPA4.

 

For anyone who has yearned for a Mothership in a smaller format, this is a dream come true. A typical setup is an 8 in, 8 out system, but it can also be configured as a 16 input tracking system, or a 16-output portable mix rig. If needed, you can also use either the BAES4 card with 4 channels of AES in and out per card, or the BCLK card, which distributes 8 word clock outputs per card.

 

Digital interconnect is also completely configurable, and controlled by a swappable Motherboard. Burl Audio offers four digital Motherboards, the BMB1 (Digi-Link) , BMB2 (MADI), BMB3 (Dante), and BMB4 (SoundGrid). The BMB1 comes standard with two DigiLink connectors for direct hookup to Pro Tools.  The BMB2 features two optical MADI ports for use with ASIO or CORE AUDIO PCIe MADI cards. The BMB3 features two Ethernet ports for use with Dante enabled DAWs and any Dante enabled device, such as a digital mixing console. The BMB4 card allows for connectivity to any SoundGrid device, as well as low latency for a complete digital audio-networking solution.

 

The B80 Mothership is the result of over 20 years of tireless research and development. The no compromise, no BS design strategy is immediately apparent in the build quality. The B80 Mothership takes care of virtually any music, broadcast or film recording situation, revolutionizing pro audio as we know it. In this digital era, many yearn for the tone of records past, and analog tape is becoming a lost art. The B80 and B16 Motherships bridge this analog to digital gap.

 

Features

 ♦ 2U main chassis

 ♦ BMB1 (DigiLink) motherboard

 ♦ BMB2 (MADI) motherboard

 ♦ BMB3 (Dante) motherboard

 ♦ BMB4 (SoundGrid) Motherboard

 ♦ BMB5 (USB) Motherboard

 ♦ BMB6 (AES/EBU) Motherboard

 ♦ 1 BNC Word Clock In

 ♦ 2 BNC Word Clock Out

 ♦ 2 daughter card slots

 ♦ AD/DA, AES and BCLK

Burl Audio

About Manufacturer

Founded in 2006, BURL Audio is a pro audio gear engineering and manufacturing company based in Santa Cruz, California. Based out of Paradise Recording and spearheaded by Rich Williams, BURL Audio's gear is designed in a commercial recording studio, by professional recording engineers, for recording engineers. Our Philosophy The philosophy of BURL Audio is to provide the best possible recording devices, in modular, outboard units, to all levels of recording engineers at a reasonable price. All BURL Audio products are designed to improve your recording, mixdown, and mastering significantly. BURL Audio's products are designed to be a life-long asset to your studio. Our Plan BURL Audio is dedicated to bringing you ground breaking studio gear that will change your life. The B2 Bomber ADC will be followed by the B2 Bomber DAC for detailed monitoring. From these we will derive a modular line of multi-channel ADCs and DACs featuring the same audio path and love of the B2 series. On the heels of the converters, BURL Audio will begin offering tasty microphone preamps, such as the B1and B1D (now available), and outboard mix buses. Direct boxes and a clock source are also in the BURL Audio product plan. Webster on BURL Burl is the root of the word burly. Webster defines burly as follows: Main Entry: bur?ly Pronunciation: 'b&r-lE Function: adjective Inflected Form(s): bur?li?er; -est Etymology: Middle English : strongly and heavily built : HUSKY - bur?li?ly /-l&-lE/ adverb - bur?li?ness /-lE-n&s/ noun Burl is also defined as a tough, yet beautifully knotty base of 2000 year old redwood tree trunks. Burly is the heavy surf and fog that descends without warning over Santa Cruz, California. Burly is the dual rectified guitar and kick drum recorded through a BURL Audio B2 Bomber ADC and B1 Mic Pre. Burly is the toughness and heavy build quality of a BURL Audio unit. BURL is a creative state of mind. BURL is about music, grace, and power.