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Zefiro ZA2

21-Sep-2020

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Zefiro ZA2



Category:  Products / pc hardware / pci stereo i/o

Added: 04-Jan-99  |  Author: admin

New price: £ 399 (inc.vat)  |   S/H price: ??


Zefiro ZA2

This card was nominated for inclusion in the list by the UK distributors RKMS, who are based in Notts.... Unlike some other distributors, these people actually run a studio, so I expect they have fully tried & tested this thing & found it A-OK.....yup, they actually use it in their production studio.

Based around a 24bit DSP, the ZA2 features full-duplex operation and SPDIF coax, SPDIF fibre-optic and AES/EBU XLR digital connections, plus an 85dB analogue out for monitoring......So you're well covered for connections..... If yo have a DAT already, this card can input audio into your PC by sending the audio to your DAT, setting it to monitor, then using the ADA's on the DAT to get the data down the pipe.....You can then use the Analog outs as a normal soundcard for audio out whilst monitoring your work.....Then it's back to DAT again via digital....excellent facility to include that stereo analog out !!

The ZA2 is full-duplex...so you can monitor & record simultaeneously....and apparently it also comes with a backup software that allows you to archive your HD to standard DAT....RKMS will give tech-support as well.

There's not alot else I can say, having not tried it....It's a bit more pricey than some of the cheaper S/PDIF cards...but then you also get the high quality analog monitoring outs...which is an excellent bonus, and if you think about it, is worth a few hundred notes alone.....then you've got all the available Digital options you could need...and quality connectors by the look of it....

Anyhow...... here's the spec' list :

  • 24bit programmable DSP
  • SPDIF in/out (coax AND fibre-optic)
  • AES/EBU in/out (XLR)
  • stereo analogue monitor out (85dB)
  • supports sample rates up to 60kHz
  • 20bit resolution with new Win95 driver + suitable software/hardware
  • full-duplex at full sample/bit rate
  • all outputs operate simultaneously
  • input selected via software - no cable/dip switching
  • high quality 48k to 44.1k downsample while recording
  • generates PQ subcodes for CDR mastering
  • future-proof - 24 bit capable & software upgradeable
  • SCMS selectable (for SPDIF)
  • real-time MPEG 2 audio file playback
  • playback 11k, 22k, 8bit and mono files to a normal 44.1k stereo DAT
  • Win95, Win3.x and DOS software supplied, WinNT in development
  • Utility software to back-up PC hard-disks to audio DAT
  • FREE software upgrades (via internet)
  • expansion connector - future BNC word-clock/SMPTE options
  • multi-layer PCB
  • superior power line filtering
  • CE compliant














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Product:  Zefiro - ZA2
Name: andrew olszynski
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Date: 22-Apr-99

I meed more specs about those "future options"

When under NT4/5

One more can I use it with Targa2000 from Truevision in the same computer (Targa2K has

audio (analog) in and out)

expansion connector - future BNC word-clock/SMPTE options



20bit resolution with new Win95 driver & suitable software/hardware



future-proof - 24 bit capable & software upgradeable



Sounds good I need more details

Regards

Andrew

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Product:  Zefiro - ZA2
Name: Spyder
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Activity: Professional
Date: 22-Apr-99

This card kicks butt!!! Best digital audio card for the PC in all creation . . . buy it now! If you don't you'll be missing out big

time. It's just the dog's b*ll*cks!

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Product:  Zefiro - ZA2
Name: FORMI-SA
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Activity: Professional
Date: 22-Apr-99

Bonjour je travaille dans une société informatique et j'aurai besoin de renseignements sur un equipement complet ns dans le but d'une acquisition pour dévelloper une application.

Nous souhaiterions trouver un equipement possèdant entre 4 et 10 sorties pour permettre une écoute simultanée de différents morceaux musiquaux.

Les sorties doivent etre toutes du meme type (si possible des jacks)

Les musiques doivent être de qualité CD.

Si vous pouviez nous envoyer vos propositions tarifées rapidement en vue d'une étude .

Merci.



par e-mail FORMI-SA@wanadoo.fr

ou

par courrier : FORMI -S.A

3, rue des charrons

31700 BLAGNAC

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Product:  Zefiro - ZA2
Name: Tim Dailey
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Activity: Professional
Date: 22-Apr-99

I own a ZA2 and - having tried the Tbeach Pinnacle and the Guillemot Home Studio and the

CarD Dig only it is the ONLY one that lives up

to the PR and delivers the goods fully,without

glitches and comprimises. Also -exellent support

from the manufacturer.Note: super usefull feature

besides the on the fly 48 to 44.1 convert is

the auto adapting Bios that adjusts to the system

timing that is specific to your MthBD.

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Product:  Zefiro - ZA2
Name: Ture Larsen
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 22-Apr-99

I have severe problems with the card

Im on a pentium II, win 95, newest version,

cubase vst, 3.5

i cannot make the aiso setup allow me to activate

both output and input, i can not use the autodetect thing

in the aiso driver panel

sometimes the card is out of sync playing anything



problems!!!!!!!!!!!

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