New BURL cards for the B16/B80 Mothership

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BURL Audio released several new cards for their B16/B80 Mothership systems including the B22 ORCA Control Room Monitor daughter card, the BAD4M & BDAM4 daughter card.

B22 ORCA Control Room Monitor

The B22 ORCA utilizes the same analogue, all-discrete circuit path philosophy as other BURL Audio products with an emphasis on sonic transparency and 3D stereo imaging.

Featuring the BURL NextGen BOPA14 op-amps, the B22 delivers “tight bass and high definition throughout the audio spectrum”. The B22 ORCA employs 4 DAC channels. The first two are mix/mastering grade DAC channels with switchable BX5 output transformers. These channels can be used to feed a separate headphone amp or a mix/mastering chain. You can also use these channels to send out tracks for analog processing. The second two DAC channels feed the main monitor section which features two stereo speaker outputs and one stereo headphone output.
desktop recording rig. Or, combine the B22 ORCA with a B16 and a BAD4M and you have the ultimate 4 in x 4 out mastering solution.

BAD4M Mastering grade 4-channel ADC

Announcing the BAD4M, a mastering grade, 4-channel ADC daughter card for the B80 and B16 MOTHERSHIP with stepped attenuators and switchable input transformers. Specifically designed for mixing and mastering, the BAD4M uses the latest BURL NextGen analog technology for superior fidelity and clarity.

The BAD4M is the result of over 25 years of R&D experience in pro audio digital and analog design. Following on the success of the B2 BOMBER ADC and the BAD8 for the MOTHERSHIP, the BAD4M utilizes BURL Audio’s NextGen Analog technology with the same BX1 transformer coupled circuit path as the BAD8 (no op-amps) and a transformerless analog front end using BOPA14. The BAD4M allows you to switch between the BAD8 style analog front end and the newly developed, BOPA14 based, transformerless analog front end.

The new BOPA14 with BURL NextGen Analog is the result of hundreds of hours of listening tests. It boasts stunning clarity and definition and raises the bar of excellence in pro audio analog electronics fidelity. The BOPA14 is an all discrete, class-A op-amp with a minimal number of transistors. This new analog design will blow your mind with tighter bass and higher definition throughout the audio spectrum.

BDA4M Mastering grade 4-channel DAC

Announcing the BDA4M, a mastering grade DAC with stepped attenuators and switchable output transformers. Specifically designed for mixing and mastering, the BDA4M uses the latest BURL NextGen analog for superior fidelity and clarity.

The BDA4M, switchable transformer coupled, 4-channel digital-to-analog converter Daughter Card for the B80 and B16 MOTHERSHIP is the result of over 25 years of R&D experience in pro audio digital and analog design. Following on the success of the B2 BOMBER DAC and the BDA8 for the MOTHERSHIP, the BDA4M utilizes the newly developed BOPA14 with BURL Audio’s NextGen Analog. The BOPA14 is followed by the renowned BX5 output transformer used in the B32 VANCOUVER MIX BUS.

The new BOPA14 with BURL NextGen Analog is the result of hundreds of hours of listening tests. It boasts stunning clarity and definition and raises the bar of excellence in pro audio analog electronics fidelity. The BOPA14 is an all discrete, class-A op-amp with a minimal number of transistors. If you thought the original BOPA1 sounded good, this new analog design will blow your mind with tighter bass and higher definition throughout the audio spectrum.

The BURL BX5 output transformer is the same large, BURLY beast used in BURL Audio’s renowned B32 VANCOUVER MIX BUS. Anyone who has tried B32 for the first time and engages the BX5 usually says “WHOA! That’s amazing!”. Forget about technical jargon, the BX5 transformer simply makes things sound bigger, phatter, deeper…better.

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