Goliath HD | Gen 3 a 64-CHANNEL Thunderbolt™ / USB / HDX Audio Interface by Antelope Audio

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019
  • Time to read: 4 min.

GOLIATH HD | GEN 3 – Evolution of a powerhouse

Antelope Audio released a new Audio Interface. Goliath HD | Gen 3 — improving its formidable flagship offering as the world’s most powerful audio interface with brand-new, state-of-the-art AD/DA converters to deliver a remarkable 136dB DNR (dynamic range) on its mastering-grade monitor outputs, offering the extensive connectivity, and also including a complimentary Edge Duo microphone with switchable polar patterns and realtime mic modelling via its impressive studio partner’s onboard FPGA-powered emulations and Accusonic mic preamps.

With state-of-the-art AD/DA converters, this 64-channel Thunderbolt/USB and optional HDX (unlocked separately) beast achieve a stunning 136dB dynamic range on its mastering-grade monitor outputs. Designed to handle even the most demanding studio & live productions, Goliath HD | Gen 3 offers the most comprehensive connectivity out of any interface on the market.

Selected Features and Specifications

  • 136dB dynamic range D/A monitor out conversion pushes digital audio to its near-limits
  • Latency-free direct monitoring over 4 independent monitoring mixers
  • FPGA powered engine with 36 included real-time audio effects (+ optional expansions)
  • Pro Tools HD & HDX support over 2 Mini HDX Ports 32 channels I/O per port (unlocked separately)
  • 16 channels Class-A Mic preamps with accusonic mic modeling technology
  • 64 channels of synchronous I/O stream over Thunderbolt 2, or USB 3 up to 192kHz, 24-bit
  • Analog Inputs
    16 × Mic/Line Universal inputs on XLR Combos (among which 4 × Hi-Z)
    Gain 0.10-65dB. 124dB DNR, -112dB THD
    2 × D-SUB (16 channels +20dBu max, 11.2 kOhms, 124dB DNR)
  • Digital Inputs
    2 × Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels each)
    2 × ADAT (up to 8 channels each)
    1 × S/PDIF on RCA (2 channels)
    4 × AES/EBU on D-SUB 25 (8 channels)
  • Analog Outputs
    4 × D-SUB (32 channels, +24dBu, 56 Ohms, 129dB DNR, -115dB THD)
    1 × Monitor Out pair TRS ¼ Jacks (136dB DNR)
    2 × Stereo Headphone outs on TRS ¼ Jacks
    2 × Reamp outs on TRS ¼ Jacks
  • Digital Outputs
    2 × Fiber Optic MADI (up to 64 channels each)
    2 × ADAT (up to 8 channels each)
    1 × S/PDIF on RCA (2 channels)
    4 × AES/EBU on D-SUB 25 (8 channels)
  • D/A Monitor Converter
    Dynamic Range: 136 dB
    THD + N : -115 dB
    Quad D/A Mono Structure
  • A/D Converter
    Dynamic Range: 124 dB
    THD + N: -112 dB
  • D/A Converter
    Dynamic Range: 129 dB
    THD + N: – 117dB
  • Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator with 64-Bit AFC Technology
  • 32 channels of independent analog outputs over DB25
  • 128 channels of MADI I/O up to 48 kHz with (MADI to Dante support) as well as AES, ADAT, S/PDIF I/O digital connections
  • Multi-functional touch-screen display for signal monitoring and function control
  • Powerful digital routing matrix with LAN control

The all-purpose I/O includes 16 mic preamps, with accusonic modeling, 2 analog inserts, 4 instruments inputs and additional 16 analog inputs (over DB25) with 124dB dynamic range, 32 analog outputs (over DB25) with 129dB dynamic range, 2 transformer ReAmp outs, 2 headphone outputs (a total of 38 analog outputs). Digital & networking connectivity is established by industry-standard AES, MADI, ADAT, S/PDIF, Thunderbolt USB and HDX connections for a whopping sum of 346 digital I/O channels!

Thunderbolt 2™ & USB 3.0 Support

USB, Thunderbolt and optional HDX connectivity ensure the Goliath HD | Gen. 3 is compatible with any DAW on Windows and Mac computers. Easily integrate the interface into any DAW-based setup and work on projects spanning several DAWs. Nothing is off-limits, with independent 64 channels of I/O stream over Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0 and 2 HDX Ports.

For Windows users, Antelope Audio offers a very fast and stable custom Thunderbolt driver which achieves true sub-millisecond roundtrip latency. Goliath HD | Gen 3’s HDX Delay Compensation Method brings any analog or digital input into Pro Tools, fully sample accurate. You can enjoy latency-free direct monitoring over 4 independent internal mixers with 32 assignable inputs and stereo outputs.

36 FX Included

Give your recordings, mixes, and masters the polish and sheen they deserve with the vast collection of real-time Antelope Audio studio effects. A large number of classic studio equalizers & compressors, proprietary signal processors and other essentials are available at your disposal. Goliath HD | Gen 3 comes with a massive collection of real-time effects. It goes beyond the essentials. Everything you need to accomplish Recording, Mixing and Mastering is included. All detailed list can be found here. There is also an ecosystem support where you can obtain at a charge additional effects.

Pricing and Availability

Goliath HD | Gen 3 is available for purchase, priced at an RRP of $5,995.00 USD, including an Edge Duo modeling microphone.

About Antelope Audio

Antelope Audio is a leading manufacturer of high-end professional audio equipment. Founded in 2004 and reinventing the industry with its flawless master clock technologies and versatile multi-channel interface solutions, the company has been steadily expanding its portfolio over the years under the guidance of visionary engineer and CEO Igor Levin. Antelope Audio’s products offer the best of both analog and digital technologies. Among its most recent innovations are compact interfaces with discrete mic pres, FPGA-based FX plug-ins for all DAWs, and next-generation modeling microphones. These are distributed through Antelope Audio offices in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, and highly acclaimed by users all over the world. The company’s customers include GRAMMY® award-winning sound engineers, top-tier producers, world-class artists, and some of the most renowned, recording, mastering, and post-production facilities around the globe.

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