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Antelope Audio Orion Studio Rev. 2017 Audio Interface

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Antelope Audio Orion Studio Rev. 2017 Thunderbolt and USB Audio Interface. Antelope Audio Orion Studio Rev. 2017 can work with any DAW on the market via thunderbolt™ or USB.The Antelope Audio Orion Studio Rev. 2017 Audio Interface offers: two pairs of monitoring outputs, 16 analogue outs, 2 reamp outputs, plus 16 channels I/O via ADAT and 2 channels I/O on S/PDIF.

Antelope Audio Orion Studio Rev. 2017 Audio Interface


Thanks to our love for both analogue detail and digital perfection you can now access not only legendary guitar amps and cabs, but a plethora of classic studio gear. Through a unique sampling technique for vintage gear modelling, we have provided Orion Studio with the finest selection of hardware-quality audio effects, among which legendary EQ and compressor hardware plus our very own and extremely versatile AuraVerb reverb.


Orion Studio Fits Thunderbolt™ And USB Connectivity, 12 Mic Pres And Our Renowned Clocking In Just 1U Rack Space.

Since its release in 2015 Orion Studio has become one of the biggest stars in the Antelope Audio line of ThunderboltTM & USB audio interfaces. And now we made it even better. With 12 Class-A Mic Pres make it’s one and only piece of gear you’ll need to record a full band and do it like a pro. For 2017 Orion Studio got brand new AD converters, raising its dynamic range to an industry best 124 dB and features superior low latency performance. Now coming in a gorgeous carbon grey faceplate, Orion Studio has a ton of new features inside its powerful Control panel and FPGA engine.

Just like Zen Tour and Goliath, Orion Studio features the full array of real-time FPGA powered vintage FX. This best-selling interface also includes Antelope’s traditionally stunning AD/DA conversion, powered by our very own, world-renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology for jitter management.

Features of the Orion Studio Rev.2017

  • 12 CLASS-A MIC PRES: Hi-Z, mic & line compatible preamps with phantom power
  • 64-BIT ACOUSTICALLY FOCUSED CLOCKING: AD/DA enhanced by our world-renowned jitter management algorithm
  • VINTAGE GUITAR FX: Hardware-based, FPGA powered effects for guitar amp modeling
  • THUNDERBOLT™ & USB: 32 channels via Thunderbolt™ and 24 on USB for zero-latency audio streaming
  • STUNNING AD/DA: 24-bit, 192 kHz audio and Antelope’s signature flawless conversion
  • ADVANCED CONTROL: Control Orion Studio via user-friendly desktop and mobile apps

Antelope Audio Orion Studio Rev. 2017 Audio Interface Specifications


Analog Inputs

  • 4 x Mic / Line / Instrument on XLR combos on the front
  • 8 x Mic / Line on XLR combos on the rear

Analog Inserts

  • 2 x Inserts on TRS (inputs 1,2)

Analog Outputs

  • 2 x DB25 (16 channels)
  • 2 x Stereo Monitor out on TRS (4 channels, only 1 pair active at a time)
  • 2 x Stereo Headphone outs on TRS (4 channels)
  • 2 x ReAmp outs on TRS (2 channels)

D/A Monitor Converter

  • Dynamic Range: 129 dB
  • THD + N: -108 dB

A/D Converter

  • Dynamic Range: 124 dB
  • THD + N: -112 dB

D/A Converters

  • Dynamic Range: 120 dB
  • THD + N: -107 dB

Mic Preamp

  • Gain: 0,10 – 65 dB
  • THD + N: -108 dB

    Digital Inputs

    •  1 x ADAT (up to 8 channels)
    •  1 x S/PDIF

    Digital Outputs

    •  1 x ADAT (up to 8 channels)
    •  1 x S/PDIF

    USB I/O

    •  1 x USB 3.0 Hi-Speed; 32 – 192 kHz, 64 channels I/O, Type B

    Thunderbolt™ I/O

    • N/A


    • 1 x HDX, 32 channels I/O


    Word Clock Input

    • 1 x Input @ 75 Ohms 3 Vpp on BNC 32 – 192 kHz

    Atomic Clock Input


    Word Clock Outputs

  • 1 × Outputs @ 75 Ohms on BNC 32 –192kHz
  • Clocking System

    • 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking
    • 64-bit DDS
    • Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator

    Clock Stability

    • <+/-0.02 ppm, oven controlled at 64.5ºC/ 148.1ºF

    Clock Aging

    • < 1 ppm per year

    Clock Calibration

    • < +/-0.001 ppm

    Sample Rates (kHz)

    • 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192


    Operating Temperature

    • 0-50°C, 32-122°F


    • 3.1 kg / 6.83 lbs (approx )

    Dimensions (approx)

    • Width: 483 mm / 19”
    • Height: 44 mm / 1.7”
    • Depth: 226 mm / 8.6”

    Electrical specs

    • DC Universal input: 18V
    • Power Consumption: 25 Watts Max

    In the box

    • Orion Studio HD Audio Interface
    • Owner’s Manual
    • Warranty Card
    • 1 USB Cable
    • 1 DC Power Supply
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