The new DAD AX Center is the new sweet-spot Thunderbolt audio interface that combines the best features of Core 256 and the flagship AX64. AX Center includes all the I/O and features of Core 265 (Thunderbolt 3, 256ch Dante, 64ch MADI, 2 x ADAT/SPDIF, 128ch SPQ, PRO|MON software) and adds two front panel Mic/Instrument/Line inputs as well as 2 headphone and 4 monitor outputs for total 8ch of D/A. The total round-trip latency with an audio software application will depend on the buffer size set for the application. With a buffer size of 32 samples, the latency is 670 microseconds at 96 kHz. This thing is fast.
The real kicker is the possibility to install 2 AX32/64 compatible slot cards, enabling you to expand it with more analogue I/O, AES/EBU, SDI, 128ch MADI Optical or Coax, another 256ch of Dante with SRC, etc. You could for example add a 8ch Mic/Line card for total 10 analogue inputs and a 8ch D/A card for a full 7.1.4 Atmos monitoring, all with arguably the best AD/DA quality in the known universe. And if you need more I/O capacity and flexibility in the future, you can daisy-chain multiple units through Thunderbolt and control all units with DAD|MAN like they were one giant I/O.
Availability is extremely limited due to the continuing semiconductor shortage so drop your order now to be in the front of the cue. Contact us for pricing and details.