18 SHARC® Sound Processor & Interface
Measurement and Assessment by Professional Audio Magazine
Converter Linearity A/D
Down to -108 decibels, the process curve for the converter linearity is drawn as with the ruler. Silent signals are accurately captured.
Latency internal at 96 kHz
Without the ASIO interface, there is a latency of one millisecond between XITE-1 and the computer. A fantastic value that puts the competition in the shade.
Microphone FFT Spectrum
The FFT spectrum for the microphone level shows a completely smooth noise level at -100 decibels, an excellent value. Same for the Hi-Z operation. (Peak: Input signal 1kHz)
Microphone Common-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR)
The common mode rejection is excellent, too. In the relative range, the process curve is below -80 decibels and rises to still very good -70 decibels only in the bass.
Technical Specification
  • Analog Devices SHARC® DSP Processor-based Audio Platform
  • Rack Unit 19"/1HE
  • Dimensions (without rack brackets): 445 x 192 x 45 (mm/W x L x H)
  • Weight: 5.1 kg
  • Connection to PC: PCIe Card
  • Connection to Notebook: ExpressCard
  • 12V external Power Supply

Signal Processing:
  • XITE-1 Processors: 12 x SHARC (333 MHz, 4. Generation) + 6 x SHARC (60 MHz)
  • XITE-1D Processors: 4 x SHARC (333 MHz, 4. Generation) + 6 x SHARC (60 MHz)
  • Sample Rates: 32 kHz/44.1 kHz/48 kHz/96 kHz
  • Internal Audio Signals: 32 Bit
  • Control Accuracy: 32 Bit
  • Internal Word Length: > 80 Bit

Front Panel Features (SCOPE XITE-1 only):
  • 1 x Headphones (Stereo Jack) Output with Volume Control
  • 2 x Mic, Hi-Z (Instrument) or Line (XLR/Mono Jack) Inputs with Gain Control
  • Phantom Power: 48 V (switchable)
  • Impedance Transformer
  • Pad-Switch for -20 dB Gain reducuction
  • Volume and Gain Control: Complete control range

Rear Inputs and Outputs:
  • 2 x ADAT optical (16 Channels, 8 Channels SMUX at 96kHz)
  • 2 x Z-Link (16 Channels at 96 kHz)
  • 1 x Analog Input and Output (XLR symmetric, +4 dBu)
  • 1 x Stereo AES/EBU Input and Output
  • 1 x MIDI In, Out und Thru
  • 1 x Word Clock Input and Output (BNC)
  • 1 x XTDM Expansion Slot
  • PCIe Connection (HDMI Cable to PC/Notebook)

Included Virtual Studio Equipment:
  • SCOPE Application Software
  • 20 Synthesizers and Samplers
  • 150 Effects
  • 6 Mixers
  • MODULAR III with 300 Modules and 100 Patches
  • Various Tools

System Requirements:
  • PCIe Slot (PC) or ExpressCard Slot (Notebook)
  • Windows 32 Bit or 64 Bit

Delivery Content:
  • PCIe Card
  • Power Supply
  • Installation CD/DVD
  • User Manual
  • Cable Set
The SCOPE® DSP Technology
Super Harvard Architecture: SHARC®
Equipped with SHARC audio processors from Analog Devices, SCOPE DSP units deliver first class sound quality. The SHARC processor dominates the DSP market with exceptional performance and outstanding I/O throughput. Its real-time floating-point processing performs where transparency and dynamic range is key: Our algorithms at work.