Cranesong HEDD192



Digital Signal Processor with 24-bit A/D & D/A Convertors, Triode, Pentode, and Analog Tape Compression Sounds

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Cranesong Hedd 192 Digital Converter

Cranesong Hedd 192 Digital Converter – When choosing analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, you have a choice to make – do you go for something that delivers transparent conversion, or look for a little color? Thanks to Crane Song’s HEDD192 (Harmonically Enhanced Digital Device), now you can have your cake and eat it too. HEDD gives you independent 2-channel A/D and D/A converters that offer transparent conversion up to 192kHz via AES/EBU or S/PDIF I/O. Once the signal is in the digital domain, HEDD’s powerful DSP takes over. With the ability to mimic the distortion characteristics of analog tape and triode and pentode tubes, HEDD can turn the crispiest digital signal into something that sounds like it was recorded in 1976.

Crane Song HEDD192 at a Glance:

    • Breakthrough technology generates tube/analog sounds in the digital domain
    • Use for tracking, mixing, or mastering
    • Selectable input sources
    • Transformerless balanced I/O

Tube Sound in the Digital Domain:

HEDD, short for harmonically enhanced digital device, is a technological breakthrough in signal processing. HEDD is engineered to be musically transparent while providing the capability of generating tube/analog sounds in the digital domain. HEDD gives any user who works with digital the ability to sound less digital and more analog.

Tracking, Mixing, Mastering:

Applications include: CD preparation, work station input and output, DAT machine A/D and D/A convertor replacement and effects generation (warming or changing sounds in the digital domain). HEDD 192 can be used in tracking, mixing or mastering.

Selectable Input Sources:

The front panel controls allow the user to select input source, sample rate, and continuously variable triode and pentode sounds. The HEDD can operate as an effects device or as separate A/D and D/A convertor with the sound enhancement process applied to either the A/D or D/A convertor.

Transformerless I/O:

HEDD has transformerless balanced analog inputs and outputs, transformer isolated digital inputs and outputs, and uses separate power transformers and supplies for the analog and digital sections. The unit is 1 rack space tall and operates from 115V or 230V mains.

Crane Song HEDD192 Applications:

    • Pro Studio Recording
    • Project Studios
    • Live Audio Engineering
    • CD Mastering/Preparation
    • DAW Input & Output

Crane Song HEDD192 Features:

    • High-quality 24-bit A/D and D/A Convertors
    • 24-bit Processing
    • Adjustable Triode, Pentode and Tape sounds
    • Digital I/O, AES and S/PDIF
    • External WC Sync Input and Output
    • 22 Element VU Metering
    • Triode & Pentode Sounds
    • Analog Tape Compression
    • 100V or 230V Mains
    • Upgradable to 192K Sample Rates

Crane Song HEDD can turn the crispiest digital signal into a sweet analog-like sound!


Tech Specs

Channels 2
A to D Yes
D to A Yes
Sample Rate 192kHz
Bit Depth 24-bit
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR
Digital Inputs 2 x AES/EBU, 2 x S/PDIF cox
Digital Outputs 2 x AES/EBU, 2 x S/PDIF cox
Clock Inputs 1 x Word Clock
Clock Outputs 1 x Word Clock
Other I/O No other I/O
Expansion Slots No expansion slots
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 1.75″
Depth 10″
Width 19″
Weight 15 lbs. shipping weight
Manufacturer Part Number HEDD-192