The latest generation stereo sound card designed for the most demanding professional audio applications.

ALP222e

Universally acclaimed, unchanged Digigram features are still up to meet your challenges. Your favourite, trusted PCX and VX cards essentials still fuel the new Digigram ALP-X range. 

Same quality, same high standards. A new technology core for this new cards range will push back the limits, offer enhanced performances and simplify users’ daily routines with ALP-X sound cards.

ALP222e  is a low profile PCIe stereo sound card designed for operating in continuous 24/7/365 use-environments, as part of professional audio applications based on Windows or Linux operating systems. The card offers analog and digital audio connectivity, and features an on-board 8×8-channel mixer that allows for the routing and mixing inputs to the outputs.

The low latency drivers are multicard (up to 8 ALP cards) and multi-client.

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For Windows
and Linux

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Benefits

Outstanding audio quality and performance

Made for regular application or custom design with help of Digigram control API

Rock-solid, life-long, hiccup free reliability
Fits in any type of PC / workstation / server with a PCIe slot
Drivers evolve with Windows and Linux updates

Specifications

Format

Dimensions
L: 168 mm x H: 69 mm x l: 20 mm L: 6.6 inch; H: 2.7 inch; l: 0.8 inch 

Form Factor
Low profile
(standard and low profile brackets included)

Expansion Bus
PCI Express TM (PCIe TM) x1 (x2, x4, x8, x16 compatible) 

Drivers

Supported OS 
Windows (from Windows 10 and Server 2016) Linux (from Linux Kernel 4.9) 

Drivers 
Windows: Asio, Wasapi/DirectSound Linux: Alsa, Libgpiod 

One Driver Package 
Multi-application and multi-card API available 

Control panel

Digigram ALP-X ASIO Settings (On Windows)
• Asio Control Panel: up to 8 ALP-X cards
(intercard synchronization)
• Select I/Os used through ASIO
(others can be used through Wasapi)

Digigram ALP-X Manager (On Windows)
• A unique control panel for the whole ALP-X range
• Manages up to 8 ALP-X cards
• 2 working modes
Light: Set the card as 2 I/O channels (like stereo VX / PCX cards)
Full: Set the card as 4 I/O channels (analog and AES3)

Main functions
Zero latency FPGA-based mixer
Adjustment of input and output levels
Mixing before monitoring and recording
Clock & sync selection
GPIO status

HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS

INPUTS

Analog
2 Balanced line level
A/D Converter: 24 bits / 192 kHz
Max level / Impedance: +24 dBu / >10 kOhms
Adjustable analog gain: from from -88 dB to +39 dB, in 0.5 dB
steps
Adjustable digital gain: from -90 dB to +12 dB in 0.1 dB steps

Digital
1 stereo AES3 input
Adjustable digital gain: from -90 dB to +12 dB, in 0.1 dB steps
Sample rate (kHz): 32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2, 96, 128, 176.4, 192
Hardware Sample Rate Converter frequency ratio: from 1:8 to
7,5:1

Other
1 AES11 synchronization input
1 Word Clock synchronization input
2 dry contact GPIs

OUTPUTS

Analog
2 servo-balanced line outputs
D/A Converter: 24 bits / 192 kHz
Max level / Impedance: +24 dBu / <100 Ohms
Adjustable digital gain: from -90 dB to +12 dB, in 0.1 dB steps
1 stereo headphone output (20 mW for 600 Ω)

Digital
1 stereo AES3 output
Adjustable output gain: from -90 dB to +12 dB, in 0.1 dB steps
Sample rate (kHz): 32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2, 96, 128, 176.4, 192

Other
2 relay GPOs (0.5 A, 48 VCC)
1 Word Clock output

ANALOG AUDIO PERFORMANCES

Frequency response
@48 kHz: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Inputs : +/- 0.5 dB
Outputs : +/- 0.08 dB

SNR
Inputs
A-Weighted: >110 dBA
Unweighted: >108 dB
Outputs
A-Weighted: >115 dBA
Unweighted: >112 dB

THD + Noise
Inputs: <-96 dB @18 dBu (1 kHz)
Outputs: <-101 dB @18 dBu (1 kHz)

Crosstalk
Inputs
-111 dB @1 kHz / -110 dB @15 kHz
Outputs
-130 dB @1 kHz / -111 dB @15 kHz

Channel phase
Inputs: < 0.01° @1 kHz
Outputs: < -7.5° @ 1kHz

SAMPLE FORMAT

PCM (8, 16, 24, 32 and 32 float bits), Float IEEE754

CABLE & CONNECTORS SPECIFICATIONS

Breakout cable
Total breakout cable length: 1 m
XLRs for audio I/Os and AES11 input
BNC for Word Clock I/O
DB9 for GPIO

Inter board synchronization
Headphones: 3.5 mm TRS female jack

SYNCHRONIZATION SOURCES
  • Internal clock (kHz)
    11.025, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2, 96, 128, 176.4, 192
  • AES11 (kHz)
    32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2, 96, 128, 176.4, 192
  • Word Clock input (kHz)
    32, 44.1, 48, 64, 88.2, 96, 128, 176.4, 192
  • Intercard clock* (possibility to connect up to 8 ALP-X cards
    linked with an inter-board sync cable)

Q&A

Sound cards

Which Linux Distribution are supported for sound cards ?

LoLa soundcards and multichannels VX/PCX series are supported on every Linux distribution, as the ALSA driver is part of the kernel.

The stereo VX and PCX stereo cards have precompiled version for Debian, Ubunutu, CentOs, Fedora and OpenSuse based distributions. For the LX series the following distributions are supported : Ubuntu LTS / Debian LTS / CentOS 7.

For other Linux distributions, we propose a service for providing an adequate compiled and installable driver package. UAx and Cancun series will work on every linux distribution.

My sound card is not detected by Windows

Make sure that you downloaded the lasted driver on our website. Indeed, from time to time we have to make component update which require a new driver.

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