Seraph A3 MWX Logo Seraph A3 MWX
Features
  • 3 ADAT Inputs (24 Channels)
  • 3 ADAT Outputs (24 Channels)
  • 96 kHz S/MUX Support
  • "Beast" DSP powered
  • 1 Wordclock/Superclock Input
  • 1 Wordclock/Superclock Output
  • 2 MIDI Inputs
  • 2 MIDI Outputs
  • Multi-Card Support
  • TDM SyncBus
Technical Data
  • PCIe Audio Interface, 1 Lane (PCIe 1x) according PCI Express Base Specification 1.1
  • PCIe Busmaster DMA with Direct ASIO Support
  • 3 TOSLINK Inputs
  • 3 TOSLINK Outputs
  • - 25°C … +70°C
  • +3,3V / 0,65A+12V /0,03A
Wordclock Input
  • Frequency Range: 0 … 30 MHz
  • Impedance: 5 kOhm; software controlled termination to 75 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: 1,5 Vss - 5,0 Vss
  • Features: DC-Offset free; Schmitt-triggered; Overvoltage Protection
Wordclock Output
  • 1 x BNC
  • Frequency Range: 0 … 30 MHz
  • Internal Resistance: 13 Ohm
  • Output Voltage: 2,8 Vss at 75 Ohm
Midi Inputs
  • 2 x via DIN jacks at breakout cable
Midi Outputs
  • 2 x via DIN jacks at breakout cable
Samplerates
  • 44.1 kHz / 48 kHz; 88.2 kHz / 96 kHz in S/MUX Mode
Sampleresolution
  • 24 Bit physical, 8...32 Bit variable towards the Audio Application
Synchronisation Sources
  • 1 Internal, 1 TDM SyncBus, 3 ADAT Input, 1 WC/SC Input
  • Wordclock/Superclock Input:
"Beast" DSP
  • 64 Channel Mixer, Latency-Free
  • 52 Bit Mixing Engine
  • 32 Bit Single Channel Precision
  • 256 IIR-filter; full-parametric (Gain, F, Q), 4 per channel
  • 7 Mix Sums
  • Flexible Input Routing: any Signal to any Mixer Input
  • Flexible Recording Routing: any Mixer Channel to any Recording Channel in DAW
  • Flexible Output Routing: any Signal + any Sum to any Output

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Driver Suite
  • Windows™ 64 bit
    Windows™ 7/8/10
    Windows™ Server 2008/2008.R2/2012
    WDM Audio, DirectSound, MME, ASIO 2.2, Advanced Multi-Client Support
  • Windows™ 32 bit
    Windows™ 7/8/10
    Windows™ Server 2008
    WDM Audio, DirectSound, MME, ASIO 2.1, Advanced Multi-Client Support

SERAPH A3 MWX - A new level of recording performance

The central of a modern professional recording studio has been created. Powered by the "BEAST" inside, the SERAPH A3 MWX offers a full-range DSP mixing desk with 5 pre/post aux-sums, up to 4 great sounding analog-feel EQs in every channel and a super-flexible routing − virtually latency-free and all without putting additional processing load on your CPU.

With 3 ADAT I/O and the TDM SyncBus used simultaneously to record AND playback all in all 64 channels, this sound system has clearly been designed for people confronted with big tasks. Even in S/MUX mode, allowing to record and playback 12 signals each at 96kHz, it still offers the same amazing amount of 64 mixer channels and the same amount EQ processing power.

Using the modern and super fast PCIe interface along with customized transfer functions, specifically designed and optimized for high quality and high speed audio transfer, the SERAPH A3 will turn any computer into a truly professional and versatile recording system …. And into much more...

The new cockpit of your studio: The BEAST

BEAST Digital Signal Prozessor (DSP) As a member of the SERAPH series it includes the new BEAST Digital Signal Processor (DSP). This makes the purchase of an additional mixing console absolutely superfluous. Even the purchase of a patchbay is not necessary...

In the hardware of the Seraph A3 MWX works a full 64-2 channel mixer with one stereo and 3 further mono aux paths. These aux sums are all pre/post switchable and thus predestined for use as headphone mix or effect feed. Furthermore, each of the 64 channels offers an extensive filter section with
  • one low shelf EQ
  • two peak EQs
  • one high shelf EQ
In addition, the BEAST offers the most comprehensive total recall functionality:
All mixer and routing settings can be quickly saved as "snapshots" and recalled with just one click. In addition to all audio settings, this also includes visual settings and labels that you have created for a better overview. Furthermore, all settings can be saved to a file, e.g. for a specific project, and read in again on other systems.

Flexible and Expandable: The TDM SyncBus

Using the TDM SyncBus the SERAPH A3 is a flexible basis for the realization of multichannel setups. Combinations with up to 3 more Seraphs or with any other SyncBus-compatible MARIAN sound system, allow setups with a number of channels according to your individual application or budget.
The SyncBus enables all connected systems to share audio clock and start/stop information. This unique feature ensures reliable recording of all the signals of the sound systems involved. More than that: Thanks to an intelligent bus management, TDM SyncBus compatible systems allow the transfer and exchange of up to 8 audio signals. The signals shared will appear as input signal in each mixer of each card and are handled like every "normal" input signal.

Fast and Reliable: Multi-Client Driver Suite

Each SERAPH system provides software support for Windows™ 7/8/10, Windows™ Server 2008/2008.R2/2012. The continuously enhanced driver software includes true multi-client support for ASIO 2.2 and multi-channel WDM Audio / WASAPI with lowest latencies in all software environments. In contrast to competing products, the driver allows multiple audio applications to access the sound system simultaneously via the same or different driver interfaces.

Well-structured driver menus and dialogs, combined with an easy-to-read and practical manual, make this system extremely easy to set up and to customize for the specific needs of your studio.

Powerfull and Future-proof: A perfect choice

The SERAPH A3 is available in two versions. For plain recording purposes the SERAPH A3 MWX with its 3 ADAT connectors will serve perfectly in mainly all recording situations.

The SERAPH A3 MWX provides an additional daughter board featuring 2 MIDI in- and outputs as well as a wordclock synchronization in- and output. It will be automatically recognized upon connection with the main card and does not require additional software installation. The wordclock ports are ideal for advanced clock setups that allow independence of the clock signals of the ADAT ports. That means, you can also synchronize all external equipment featuring a wordclock input simply by using the SERAPH A3 MWX as clock master. A helpful tool to manage clock signals is the included software clock status panel monitoring samplerates, lock status and clock errors of all digital input signals.

Like every sound system by MARIAN the SERAPH A3 marks up due to its easy installation and steadily controlled highest manufacturing quality according DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. This and the fact, that the SERAPH A3 MWX is 100% engineered and assembled in Germany, make us confident enough to grant a full 5-year warranty.

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