The Burl Audio B2 Bomber ADC is a mastering-quality, two-channel A-to-D converter that sounds like analog tape without the noise and hiss, featuring a revolutionary input transformer circuit that enables you to select input gain. Dante option available.
The Burl B2 ADC is already a hit with world-class recording and mastering studios. However, if you have a home or project studio that you’re serious about and are looking for a means to compete with the larger commercial studios, you have myriad equipment to choose from, ranging from fairly pricey to out of reach. The question is which gear will get you the closest with the best return on investment? Some say you need to invest in speakers, but what about all those hits mixed on NS-10Ms and Auratones? Others say mics and preamps, or a summing mixer. Let’s end that debate. The answer rests in one essential piece of gear only—the Burl B2 Bomber ADC—the shortest distance between your studio and a commercially competitive, exciting, record-quality sound. The Burl Audio B2 Bomber ADC is a two-channel A-to-D converter with a revolutionary input transformer circuit that enables you to select input gain and how much coloration you prefer or headroom you need—giving you a sound and response like analog tape, but without the noise, hiss, and high-frequency loss. If your mixes always wind up sounding like demos (thin, etc.), track and mix through a Burl B2. It’s like having a switch on your desk that says: demo/record.
Burl Audio B2 Bomber ADC—Just the Facts:
- 1k Hz to 192k Hz, 24 bit, 2 channel ADC
- Proprietary, high definition, Burl Audio BX1 transformer input
- All class-A, discrete transistors signal path with zero feedback, zero caps
- Audiophile quality 6-position attenuator with standard headroom settings
- High definition metering with simultaneous RMS and peak indication
- Dante, 2 AES, SPDIF and Toslink output
- BNC word clock input with two outputs of extremely low jitter clock
- Rugged, Made in USA design
Burl Audio B2 Bomber ADC—Behind the Curtain
Open up your best mic pre and look inside. You will see high-quality components like tubes, large transformers, and high-quality capacitors. Open up your ADC and you will find cheap 10 cent capacitors and run-of-the-mill 25 cent op-amps, even when you’ve spent a lot of money on your interface. Most DAW hardware interfaces are designed for interconnectivity with little attention to the analog audio path, or even the conversion, let alone the tone.
The B2 Bomber is designed for great specifications, but more importantly, it is designed to give you the ultimate in recording tone. For years now people have been trying to figure out why their digital recordings don’t have the warmth and feel of analog tape recordings. You try using tube mic pres and great compressors, but there is still something missing. There is still that blurriness, that graininess and lack of depth that comes with digital recordings.
Burl Audio has solved this problem by designing an analog audio path that is complementary to your mic preamp and to the analog to digital process. By using a revolutionary hybrid circuit with the proprietary BX1 transformer and a discrete class-A, zero feedback, zero capacitor signal path, Burl achieves dynamic and tonal balance.
Using a B2 Bomber in the studio is like taking the governor off of your recordings. And, the B2 is not just for tracking. Mixdown and mastering were the main focus of the B2′s layout and design. With 30-segment peak amplitude and RMS metering, the B2 lets you know exactly how hot you are running your signal which is critical for mastering. The attenuator settings on the front easily allow you to change input headroom giving you the ability to hit the front end hotter or colder depending on what the material calls for. And don’t be afraid to run the B2 Bomber hot, it only sounds better. Couple that with an extremely low jitter clock source, and you have the B2 Bomber ADC, the most significant piece of gear in your studio
The Burl Audio B2 Bomber ADC is the shortest and most cost-effective path between your studio and an exciting, record-quality sound. Order yours today. For more information, call or chat online with your PAD Studio Consultant.
- Frequency response at 48kHz sample rate is 12Hz to 22kHz, +/- 0.1dB
- Frequency response at 96kHz sample rate is 15Hz to 46kHz, +/- 0.1dB
- Frequency response at 192kHz sample rate is 18Hz to 94kHz, +/- 0.1dB
- 120dB Dynamic Range (A- weighted), 117dB (no weighting)
- -100dB THD+N (+4dBU = -18dBFS)
- -94dB THD+N (+21dBU = -1dBFs)