If you look closely at the design of modern IP networks and the way information moves around them, you can begin to see a close resemblance to the way in which we navigate the living, breathing world that we inhabit. Subnets become cities and countries and our IP address becomes a passport allowing us to travel where we are permitted within the digitized world. Enter into the RAVENNA / AES67 world with the HORUS and HAPI passport.
Modular by design, HORUS is the ultimate networked audio converter, with I/O capacity up to 200 inputs and 202 outputs @1FS, and a sample rate capability from 44.1kHz up to DXD/DSD256, boasting peerless performance specifications. The elegant and portable 2U case is standard with 24 channels of AES, 64 channels of MADI I/O and can accommodate up to 6 A/D or D/A cards in various analogue input and output configurations in either standard or premium mode. Standard mode offers all sample rates up to 192kHz with premium offering all sample rates up to DXD/DSD256. HORUS has been designed so that any input can be routed to any amount of outputs as required at the same time, the ultimate in signal flow management. HORUS can be applied where any premium A/D D/A conversion is required including fixed or mobile recording, mixing, mastering interface, post production and A/V integration.
Also modular by design meet HAPI, the son of HORUS. Born from the most flexible and sonically transparent audio interface and providing the same RAVENNA / AES67 connectivity as its father, HAPI is both the perfect primary interface for smaller systems as well as the ultimate accessory for a system using HORUS where control room I/O is required. HAPIs 1U case is standard with 8 channels of AES/EBU I/O, 8 of ADAT or 2 of SPDIF I/O and can accommodate up to 2 A/D or D/A the same analogue cards and their modes as used in HORUS. HAPI can be applied where any premium A/D D/A conversion is required including control room I/O for RAVENNA based studios, 3rd party workstations, small I/O stage box, mastering interface, post production I/O and A/V integration.
Now, a word on RAVENNA, the future is most definitely networked audio and HORUS and HAPI provide it today. Using RAVENNA allows the flexible connectivity of every single input and output across standard networks using off-the-shelf network equipment. RAVENNA / AES67 key feature benefits include sub-millisecond latency, over 400 bidirectional channels @1FS on one CAT5e/CAT6, sample-accurate play-out alignment, QoS support, full network redundancy, utilisation of standard IP layers which operates on existing PTP networks in shared traffic environments, and is easy to discover and configure the RAVENNA network.
Finally, to the all-important experiential aspect, due the fact they share the same A/D D/A technology, HORUS and HAPI sound identical. Whilst sonic performance is determined by overall system attributes, nothing contributes more to sonic character than the pre-amp and in HORUS and HAPI you will experience the most transparent Swiss design of peerless linearity.