Overview

Welcome to the world’s most popular, mastering-grade networked audio interfaces, combining Swiss-built technology with industry-tested AES67 and RAVENNA connectivity. Merging products have been always noted for audio fidelity and the introduction of these converters continued that tradition but with the added advantage of network signal transmission and control. The amazing transparency of the signal path is obvious at any sample rate but the Premium versions have inspired universal praise for their DSD and DXD performance.

Any stagebox needs pristine microphone preamplifiers and with remote control over the network, this is a package that suits any recording or post production environment. Ease of network management is assured with ANEMAN providing unprecedented speed and simplicity. A range of standard drivers allow these stunning converters to be the I/O for any DAW for any application.

 

Optimal AD/DA conversion

After hundreds of comparison tests made by some of the world’s most “golden eared” engineers, we can say this with a strong sense of confidence.

The Networked Audio range of converters brings Swiss-precision and un-ending attention to detail in every single component and signal path and results in the most astonishing of record and reproduction signal paths of any audio interface or converter available today.

  • Hand matched and hand soldered analog componentry.
  • AKM AK5578 A/D chip with modified HPF for enhanced performance (AKD8D/DP)
  • Ardatech AT1201 A/D chip with modified HPF for enhanced performance (AD8D/DP)
  • Individually calibrated quartz clocking mechanism
  • Each channel must pass over 30 noise, distortion, CMRR and level threshold tests
  • Completely balanced signal path direct to the AD
  • A/D and D/A samplerate support from 44.1 -> 384kHz, DXD & DSD64/128/256
Swiss Engineering, high precision

Selecting the best digital components is only one half of the challenge of making the best audio interfaces available. The design of the analog circuits, finding the most suitable power supply and assembling each unit with care is the other critical part of the process. Each unit is individually tested to ensure it meets or exceeds the specification and each AD or DA has its own test sheet supplied. The stylish case makes it instantly recognizable as the quality component it is. Would you expect anything less from a Swiss company?

Professional mastering grade transparency

Mastering your precious project is the final step before release so the last thing you want is a key part of the listening chain coloring the sound. Every detail needs to be heard so that is why Horus and Hapi are so widespread in the mastering and archiving communities. We take comments like “neutral”, “transparent”, “detailed” as being the ultimate accolade.

Modular I/Os

Build a Horus or Hapi unit to fit your exact needs by adding from a range of analog and digital option cards. Put small amount of Inputs and outputs in various locations, or stack over 200 I/O, which is what a fully loaded Horus is capable of, in a single rack. Flexibility and power in any form you need.

Horus


Hapi


  • 6 Option Slots that fit any combination (up to 48 analog ins and outs) of :
    • 8 Channel AD Mic/Line Input Cards (AD8D/DP and/or AKD8D/DP)
    • 8 Channel DA Line Output Cards (DA8/P)
    • 8 Channel Mic/Line Input & 8 Channel Line Out Cards (ADA8)
  • MADI Expansion option extending the capacity of one unit to 128 channels of MADI I/O (MADM/MADS)
  • 2 Option Slots that fit any combination (up to 16 analog ins and outs) of:
    • 8 Channel AD Mic/Line Input Cards (AD8D/DP and/or AKD8D/DP)
    • 8 Channel DA Line Output Cards (DA8/P)
    • 8 Channel Mic/Line Input & 8 Channel Line Out Cards (ADA8)
    • The left slot may be fitted with 64 I/O MADI coaxial/optical MADM/MADS (MADM/MADS)
Networkable

The Networked Audio range has been designed so that any input can be routed to any amount of outputs as required. In some cases, this may be linked to the configuration of the card and be limited to groups of 8 channels but the whole point of networked interfaces is the flexibility offered as well as the extraordinary capacity of a simple Cat5e cable.

With comprehensive routing pages accessible both locally on the touchscreen and by remote access using a standard web browser, the Networked Audio range of interfaces is the answer to signal flow management in your studio.


Making the control and management of the network intuitive and simple is easily achieved with ANEMAN; our Audio NEtwork MANager. Any device connected to our Networked Interface range is automatically RAVENNA/AES67 compatible and will appear on the ANEMAN screen as will many devices from other manufacturers.

RAVENNA / AES67 for ANY workstation

Pyramix users are of course our first love, but we are also able to offer any DAW or NLE user the opportunity to take advantage of RAVENNA/AES67 by using the ASIO Driver for PC (RAVENNA support) or the Premium Virtual Audio Device for MAC (RAVENNA & AES67 support). Those driver are available for Horus and Hapi.

Note that a Standard Virtual Audio Device for MAC with some limitations is available for users without a Horus or Hapi.

For Drivers specifications and differences refer to the page here.

Read more about RAVENNA right here...

Audiophile DAC - masters to the home

A reference DAC for the professional audio community is something that can be shared with audiophiles. Our MERGING+NADAC and other MERGING+ components have been created to offer the same amazing audio quality and the advantages of a true audio network to the high-end audio community. Now for the first time, listeners can enjoy the same experience as their favourite artists and the producers and engineers had at the recording session. These products have been given outstanding reviews by respected publications from across the globe. Networked Audio in the home is set to revolutionise the industry in the same way as IP is taking over the world of broadcast and entertainment.

Power Options

Merging converters are commendably kind to the planet and offer options for redundancy and remote operation. Recording in a Siberian cave or an African desert is easy with a Hapi operating on battery power or the optional DC power unit can act as an alternative or back-up supply. A redundant or secondary power option is available for Horus.

Check out the model comparisons

Base Unit - Hardwired Features

Horus (The Father)

Digital I/O

  • 64 MADI I/O (Coaxial & Optical)
  • 24 AES/EBU I/O (D-SUB)
  • RAVENNA / AES67 (RJ45)
  • Word Clock I/O

Synchronization I/O

  • LTC
  • MIDI
  • Video Reference

Sample Rate support

  • 44.1 – 384 kHz PCM
  • DXD and DSD64/128/256

User Interface

  • Remote control over LAN (CAT5E/CAT6)
  • Direct access on unit with touch screen

Hapi (The First Son)

Digital I/O

  • 8 AES/EBU I/O (D-SUB)
  • 8 ADAT / 2 SPDIF (Switching)
  • RAVENNA / AES67 (RJ45)
  • Word Clock I/O

Synchronization I/O

  • LTC
  • MIDI
  • Video Reference

Sample Rate support

  • 44.1 – 384 kHz PCM
  • DXD and DSD64/128/256

User Interface

  • Remote control over LAN (CAT5E/CAT6)
  • Direct access on unit with rotary control
Base Unit - Options

6 Option slots that fit any combo of:

  • 8 Channel Mic/Line Input Card (AD8D / AD8DP)
    • AD8D sample rates from 44.1 -> 192kHz
    • AD8DP sample rates from 44.1 ->384 kHz, DXD/DSD64/128/256
  • 8 Channel Mic/Line Input Card (AKD8D / AKD8DP)
    • AKD8D sample rates from 44.1 -> 192kHz
    • AKD8DP sample rates from 44.1 ->384 kHz, DXD/DSD64/128/256
  • 8 Channel Line Out Card (DA8/DA8P)
    • DA8 Sample rates from 44.1 -> 192kHz
    • DA8P sample rates from 44.1 ->384 kHz, DXD/DSD64/128/256
  • 8 Channel Mic/Line Input & 8 Channel Line Out Card (ADA8)
    • Sample rates from 44.1 -> 192kHz
  • 64 Channels of Pro Tools HD™ connectivity in each card (PT64)
    • Sample rates from 44.1 -> 192kHz
    • can only be fitted in slots 3 and 6

1 MADI option slot for:

  • additional 64 I/O MADI coaxial/optical (MADM/MADS)

Redundant Power Options:

  • Optional redundant power supply for failsafe use.
    Note: Mandatory when using more than 3xAD8D/AD8DP in a single unit due to increased power consumption

Note: P and “non-P” cards (Premium and Standard) can be mixed in the same unit

2 Option slots that fit any combo of:

  • 8 Channel Mic/Line Input Card (AD8D / AD8DP)
    • AD8D sample rates from 44.1 -> 192kHz
    • AD8DP sample rates from 44.1 ->384 kHz, DXD/DSD64/128/256
  • 8 Channel Mic/Line Input Card (AKD8D / AKD8DP)
    • AKD8D sample rates from 44.1 -> 192kHz
    • AKD8DP sample rates from 44.1 ->384 kHz, DXD/DSD64/128/256
  • 8 Channel Line Out Card (DA8/DA8P)
    • DA8 Sample rates from 44.1 -> 192kHz
    • DA8P sample rates from 44.1 ->384 kHz, DXD/DSD64/128/256
  • 8 Channel Mic/Line Input & 8 Channel Line Out Card (ADA8)
    • Sample rates from 44.1 -> 192kHz
  • 64 Channels of Pro Tools HD™ connectivity in each card (PT64)
    • Sample rates from 44.1 -> 192kHz
  • The left slot may be fitted with 64 I/O MADI coaxial/optical module (MADM/MADS)

Redundant Power Options:

  • Optional DC power input to be used as a redundant or alternate power source

Note: P and “non-P” cards (Premium and Standard) can be mixed in the same unit