Apogee Big Ben Master Clock

TIMING IS EVERYTHING! Big Ben, the worlds most revolutionary Master Clock, features Apogee's legendary clocking technology and much more into one standalone unit. Supporting all sample rates and offering clocking technologies, "C777", "Adaptive Loop Filtering” (ALF) and “SureLock”, Big Ben is the most stable, low jitter clock available. Big Ben will synchronize all digital equipment in the recording environment bringing clarity, depth and accuracy to recording and mixing that will be heard immediately.

    • Apogee Big Ben PRODUCT FEATURES:

      Providing incredible flexibility with available formats of AES, S/PDIF, Optical, six (6) Word Clock outs and an expansion slot of the X-Video option card, Big Ben will synchronize any studio and provide format conversion simultaneously.

      Adaptive Loop Filtering (ALF)
      ALF maximizes Big Ben's clocking ability with an intelligent low pass filter. With the C777 creating all incoming signals into data (1's and 0's) Big Ben is able to dynamically compensate for excessive jitter and even improve already acceptable clock signals to levels unattainable until now. No matter what your input looks like, ALF can adapt and overcome all obstacles to create a stable, reliable, low jitter clock source.

      “SureLock” prevents clock signal dropouts by allowing Big Ben to compensate by remaining locked on the last relevant frequency sent by the delinquent device. When the signal resumes, Big Ben will gradually, and smoothly re-synchronize without interruption.

      Power Trio
      Apogee, Apple and Euphonix have been working together to provide a range of powerful integrated music creation tools that take the process of composing, recording, editing and mixing to a whole new level. 

      AES, S/PDIF, Optical I/O - Word Clock/Video In - 6 Word Clock Outs
      Optional X-Video expansion card to provide master video sync generator
      Realtime format conversion between all digital formats
      Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS) using Apogee's C777 Clock Technology up to 192kHz
      Adaptive Loop Filtering (ALF) to optimize clock performance and minimize jitter
      Three stage Termination Sensing for each word clock output
      2 x AES-EBU on XLR 44.1k-192k single-wide and 88.2 k-192k double-wide.
      S/PDIF optical on TOS-LINK 44.1-48k
      S/PDIF coaxial on RCA 44.1-192k
      ADAT 44.1-48k
      ADAT/SMUX II for 88.2-96k
      ADAT/SMUX IV for 176.4-192k
      Word Clock BNC 44.1 -192k
      Optional video sync (X-Video card)
      2 x AES-EBU on XLR single or double wide 44.1-192k
      S/PDIF coaxial 44.1-192k
      S/PDIF optical on TOS-LINK 44.1-48k
      6 x BNC Word Clock 44.1-192k (of which 2 can output 256fs at low sample rates)
      SMUX II
      SMUX IV
      Optional video sync (X-Video card)
      Sample rates: 44.1/48-88.2-96-176-192 . All +/- 10%
      Video: PAL/NTSC/60Hz
      "SuperClock" (256fs)
      Pull up/down 0.1% and 4% from any sample rate
      Apogee's new Ultra Low Jitter C777 clock
      Three stage termination indicator (under/correct/over) on each
      Word Clock output:
      "SureLock" technology for drop out prevention
      4 digit numeric true sample rate indication
      Universal power: 15 W 90-250 VAC 50-60 HZ
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