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Antelope Audio Zen Q Synergy Core USB Audio Interface

14 I / 10 O Bus Powered USB-C Audio Interface

£514.00
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stock availability
1 at our Guildford Store
4 at our off-site Warehouse
Want to Click and Collect or try items at our Guildford Store?

The store is open 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday and 11am - 5pm Sunday and bank holidays.

The stock information shows the quantity of units that are available to purchase at the Guildford store and the quantity of units that are available at our off-site Guildford warehouse. These stock levels are updated in real time.

Our Click and Collect service is available at our Guildford store from 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am - 5pm on Sunday. You can either choose click and collect as your delivery option online or, during store opening hours, call our sales team at 01483 456777 to place a 10% deposit.

If you have placed your order online, you will receive a confirmation email of your order and a separate follow-up text or email to confirm when your item is ready for collection.

Please do not come to the store before you have received the follow-up message, as your order may not yet be ready at the store.

If the only available stock is in our off-site warehouse it can be brought to the store location for you to try - you just need to contact the store within opening hours. Please note any requests received after 3.30pm will not arrive at the store until the following morning.

Please be aware that, unless you have paid a deposit to reserve the item, it will continue to be free, both online and in-store, for another customer to buy. Therefore we would advise you to place a 10% deposit by either using the on-line click and collect service or calling us 01483 456777.

SKU: ZENQSYNCOREUSB

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Product Description

The Zen Q Synergy Core is an audio interface specifically designed to bring professional studio performance to any desktop setup. The compact design houses leading AD/DA converter chips, Discrete ultra-linear mic preamps, and a 64-bit AFC™ clocking system based on Antelope Audio’s legendary master clocks. With its expansive I/O capabilities and vast collection of Synergy Core effects, Zen Q introduces a wide frontier of possibilities. 

Key Features

  • USB-C interface with advanced audio driver for optimized streaming, playback, and low-latency recording  
  • Professional sound and stability via highly efficient AD/DA converter chips and proprietary 64-bit AFC™ (Acoustically Focused Clocking) 
  • 2 Discrete ultra-linear preamps designed with authentic console circuitry for classic warmth and sonic depth, with switchable Ðœic / Line IN / Hi-Z modes 
  • 2 additional analog inputs, with switchable Hi-Z/Line modes 
  • Real-time, low latency processing of 37 included analog-modeled Synergy Core effects with 50+ optional expansions 
  • Flexible I/O connectivity, with 8 additional inputs over ADAT, and stereo I/O over S/PDIF 

Unrivalled Sound 

Zen Q Synergy Core unites next-gen technology with traditional console-grade circuitry. Antelope Audio’s signature sound quality comes from professional AD/DA conversion, Discrete ultra-linear preamps, and 64-bit AFC™ clocking. Empowered with the same core technologies driving high-end interfaces like the Orion Studio and the Galaxy 64 Synergy Core, home engineers and artists can raise their productions to a new level without getting up from their desk.  

Synergy Core Effects to Fuel Creativity 

The interface is bundled with 37 analog-modeled effects to emulate a studio stocked with the rarest analog gear. The Synergy Core platform grants immersive control of iconic equalizers, dynamic processors, guitar amps, reverb, and more. In addition, over 50 optional expansions are available through Antelope Audio’s Software Store. 

Diverse I/O with Room to Grow 

Zen Q features 2 Combo XLR jacks with switchable modes to toggle between the Discrete console-grade preamps, line level, or Hi-Z. The front panel includes 2 switchable LINE/HI-Z inputs for added flexibility. For monitoring, you have a stereo monitor output and a separate line output pair to connect another set of studio monitors or external outboard gear. While both are backed by a mastering-grade D/A converter, there is a separate DAC for the pair of independent headphone outputs. If expansion is required, a simple desktop setup can easily transform into a multichannel configuration via digital SPDIF I/O or ADAT IN. 

Fast & Efficient Workflow 

Reap the advantages of a USB-C interface with an optimized audio driver for low-latency playback, streaming and recording. Paired with onboard software, grasp seamless control over essential parameters: signal routing, effects, sub-mixes, and monitoring levels. Apply Synergy Core effects without overburdening your system. Together, all these elements are integral to enhancing your workflow at every angle.  

Your New Desktop Companion 

Versatility is one of the Zen Q’s greatest features, making it the ideal centerpiece for any desktop setup – at home or in the studio. Zen Q offers producers superior workflow in a small format.  It’s also suitable for on-location recording, traveling musicians, or producers who prefer to stay mobile. The Zen Q is completely bus-powered, so a power supply is not required to produce your next big project.

Technical Specifications   

Analog Inputs  

  • 2 × Mic / Line Inputs / Hi-Z Inputs  
  • 2 x Line inputs / Hi-Z Inputs  
  • 48V phantom power and independent preamp gain for each input  

Analog Outputs  

  • 1 × Monitor Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks, +20 dBu max, signal balanced, DC-coupled  
  • 1 × Line Out on TRS 1/4 Jacks, +20 dBu max, signal balanced, DC-coupled  
  • 2 × Stereo Headphone Outputs  

Mic Preamp  

  • EIN: -128 dBu (A-weighted)  
  • Dynamic Range: -121 dB (A-weighted)  
  • THD: -106 dB  
  • Max input level: +20 dBu  
  • Max Gain: 65 dB  

Monitor  

  • Max output level +20 dBu  

D/A Monitor Converter  

  • Dynamic Range: 127 dB (A-Weighed)  
  • THD + N: -115 dB  

D/A Line Out Converter  

  • Dynamic Range: 127 dB (A-Weighed)  
  • THD + N: -115 dB  

A/D Converter  

  • Dynamic Range: 122 dB  
  • THD + N: -116 dB  

Digital Inputs  

  • 1 × S/PDIF  
  • 1 x ADAT IN (up to 8 channels @44.1/48.0) 

Digital Outputs  

  • 1 × S/PDIF  

Computer I/O  

  • 1 × USB-C  

Power  

  • Bus-powered through USB port  

Clocking System  

  • 4th Generation Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC™)  
  • 64-bit DDS  

Sample Rates (kHz)  

  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192