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CANCUN 442-Mic A mobile production toolbox

Key Workflow: On-the-go technicians, reporters and mobile production talents will enjoy its embedded mixer and seamless integration to their favorite editor or radio automation, particularly when coupled to audio-over-IP software on their laptop such as IQOYA V*MOTE.

Production engineers can quickly set up high-quality Record/Play on a PC or Mac using CANCUN’s LED-lighted touch panel and monitoring from zero-latency headphone mixer.

Live sound engineers appreciate CANCUN’s AES/EBU and analog interfaces, which Play/Record up to 4+4 channels simultaneously. During sound system set up, operators can count on the card’s linearity and the settings control enabled by main audio measurement applications.

At a glance

Built on a long tradition of uncompromising equipment, CANCUN is a high-performance sound card that embeds native USB Audio 2.0 streaming, mixing and processing in an ultra-robust yet stylish casing. This professional toolbox is ideal for any Broadcast or live event application on a PC or Mac.

Key features

  • Ultra-robust and compact form factor in slim, streamlined design
  • Best-in-class audio performances:
    – excellent Mic preamp (+55 dB gain, -105 dB THD+N, -126 dB EIN)
    – professional analog level max +25 dBu
    – guaranteed low latency (< 4 mS)- excellent Mic preamp (+55 dB gain, -105 dB THD+N, -126 dB EIN)
    – professional analog level max +25 dBu
    – guaranteed low latency (< 4 mS)
  • Zero latency embedded mixer
  • A mobile toolbox:
    – simultaneous AES/EBU and analog connectivity
    – up to 8/8 I/Os
    – USB Audio Class 2.0 compliant for control from PC, Mac OS and iOS Apps –
    – stand alone A/D & D/A converter mode
  • Neutrik XLR connectivity and break-out cables

CONFIGURATION

  • Bus/Format USB 2.0 / Compliant with the USB 2.0 audio specification
  • Size 254 mm x 96 mm x 36 mm
  • Operating: Temp / Humidity 0°C to +50°C / 0 % to 90 % (non condensing)

OVERALL AUDIO

  • A/D and D/A converters 24-bit / frequency : 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
  • Audio formats supported PCM 8, 16, 20, and 24 bits, full duplex
  • Latency 3.4 mS
    – analog-to-PC or PC-to-Analog (Windows 7 / 64 bits) 3.8 mS
    – analog-to-MAC or MAC-to-Analog (Mac OS X 10.6.8)
  • ADAT / S-PDIF 24-bit/192kHz
  • Channel phase diff. (A/D and D/A) ± 0.2° (20 Hz – 20 kHz)

INPUTS

  • Analog inputs (mono) 2 (222-Mic) or 4 (442-Mic) balanced Mic/Line inputs
  • Digital inputs (stereo) 1 (222-Mic) or 2 (442-Mic), AES/EBU (AES3-2003) compliant
  • Switchable 48V phantom power 7 mA Max on each input**
  • Analog input gain
    – From 0 to 55 dB by 1 dB steps,
    – switchable Pad 30.0 dB
  • Input sensitivity 0 dBfs adjustable from -30 dBu to +25 dBu (Line) and -60 dBu to -5 dBu (Mic)
  • Maximum input level/impedance Line: +25 dBu / > 3.5 kOhms; Mic: -5 dBu / > 2 kOhms
  • Frequency response (A/D Input)
    – at 48 kHz: 20 Hz–20 kHz +0/-0.5 dB
    – at 96 kHz: 20 Hz–40 kHz +0/-0.6 dB
    – at 192 kHz: 20 Hz–80 kHz +0/-2.0 dB S/N
  • Analog input, typical S/N: 108 dB unweighted and 111dBA @48 kHz THD+N
  • Analog input, typical < -105 dB unweighted and -107 dBA / 20 Hz-20 kHz, @48 to 192 kHz ref 1 kHz at –3 dBfs
  • Mic inputs E.I.N., typical < -128 dB / Zsource = 40 Ohms; Pad Off; gain 55 dB

OUTPUTS

  • Analog outputs (mono) 2 (222-Mic) or 4 (442-Mic) balanced
  • Line outputs Digital outputs (stereo) 1 (222-Mic) or 2 (442-Mic) outputs, AES/EBU (AES3-2003) compliant
  • Maximum analog level/impedance at 48 kHz: +10 dBu / 2×33 Ohms
  • Frequency response
    – at 48 kHz: 10 Hz–20 kHz +0/-0.1 dB
    – at 96 kHz: 10 Hz–40 kHz +0/-0.3 dB
    – at 192 kHz: 10 Hz–80 kHz +0/-1.3 dB
  • S/N Analog output, typical > 111 dB unweighted @48 kHz
  • THD+N Analog output, typical < -98 dB unweighted / 20 Hz-24 kHz @48 kHz to 192 kHz, ref 1 kHz at –3 dBfs
  • Headphones output (stereo)
    – Dedicated output stage,
    – > 10 mW from 32 to 600 Ohms 10Hz-20 kHz +-0.1 dB;
    – Dynamic range: 93 dB @32 Ohms, typical

CONNECTORS

  • Audio connectors One XLR female for left input channel
  • Sub-D 25 pts (222-Mic) or 44 pts (442-Mic) for all analog and digital I/Os 6.35 mm jack for stereo headphone output
  • Neutrik XLR breakout cable included USB connector Standard, includes two A-type on PC side, one mini-B USB on card side

MIXER AND PROCESSING

  • Analog-to-AES/EBU Bridge In Stand-alone mode
  • AES/EBU-to-Analog Bridge In Stand-alone mode
  • Embedded Mixer Zero-latency headphone Mixer

ENVIRONMENTS

  • Operating system supported Windows 10, 8, Windows 7 (32 and 64 bits), Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS X, Linux
  • Management: depending on the host operating system’s implementation of the USB Audio 2.0 specification. Microsoft Windows management is provided through DirectSound, Core Audio, WASAPI third-party ASIO driver.

Benefits

  • Face all field situations: No compromises 4/4 or 8/8 Analog and AES-EBU I/Os in a high density casing
  • Record and edit Broadcast quality audio: Console class Mic Preamp and Ultra-high precision clock
  • Secure your Live productions: Ultra-robust design and high end connectors
  • Carry a single toolbox: Standalone mode provides high end Mic preamp and Analog / AES I/Os bridging

Testimonials

“Everything was up and running quickly and perfectly from Chicago. The Digigram audio quality was excellent. We had the impression that the reporter was located in our studio in Brussels, rather than over eight-thousand kilometres away. We were amazed!”

Laurent Flemal, RTBF, Head of Digitization Division