Cranborne Audio N22H Headphone Amplifier, Cat 5 Snake and C.A.S.T Breakout Box
Headphone Monitoring Made Easy : N22H is a standalone reference-quality headphone amplifier, a cable management system, and an advanced headphone distribution system.
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Deployable Headphone Amps via Cat 5
N22H is a headphone amp that can be deployed exactly where it is needed - right beside the musician, using a single Cat 5 cable.
Paired with another C.A.S.T. enabled product via Cat 5, N22H can transmit 2 mic/line signals into the connected device for processing whilst simultaneously receiving a stereo monitor mix directly into it's reference-quality headphone output.
Standalone Reference-Quality Amplification
Featuring the same low-distortion, high-current amplifier design developed for our 500R8 Audio Interface, N22H is a palm-sized monitoring tool for musicians and engineers looking for reference-quality headphone amplification for studio or stage.
Switch the Source switch to 'In 1&2' and now line sources connected to N22H's inputs are sent directly into the headphone amp for standalone, portable, and powerful headphone amplification.
WE HATE CABLE CLUTTER
Put simply, C.A.S.T. replaces 4 balanced XLR cables with 1 Cat 5 cable.
C.A.S.T (Cat 5 Analogue Signal Transport) repurposes the internal copper wiring of a shielded Cat 5 cable to transmit 4 channels of balanced analogue audio over distances of up to 100m.
Cranborne Audio developed C.A.S.T. to enable us to provide the perfect platform for distributing audio around studios or stages whilst reducing cable clutter, improving sonic performance, reducing costs, and increasing the flexibility of any audio distribution setup.
We're using C.A.S.T. to transform messy cable spaghetti into neat, tidy, and inspiring works of cabling art.
Advanced C.A.S.T. Expander
Connect N22H into 500R8's or 500ADAT's C.A.S.T. Input connectors and then mic/line sources connected to N22H’s inputs are sent directly to the interface's inputs ready for recording via C.A.S.T. Meanwhile, a stereo monitor mix generated by 500R8/500ADAT is carried down the same C.A.S.T connection and directly into N22H’s high-powered headphone amplifier and dual ¼” jack line outputs for zero-latency analogue monitoring.
Standalone Cat5 Snake
Replace cumbersome and expensive analogue multicore systems by using N22H in conjunction with N22 to send and receive balanced analogue audio between two locations. Connect N22H with your current audio interface and distribute audio into the vocal booth, into the live room, or temporarily into the hallway using a single Cat 5 cable.
Standalone Reference-Quality Headphone Amplifier
Featuring the same reference-quality, high-current design that can be found on our flagship 500R8, N22H's headphone amplifier is a crucial tool for engineers looking to really drive their headphones.
Simply switch N22H's source selector from "C.A.S.T" to “In 1&2” and now line input sources connected to it's inputs are amplified directly by headphone amplifier - No C.A.S.T. required.
With 0.33 Ohm output impedance, up to 500mA of power per ear, and low-distortion (THD = 0.0003%, 1kHz) signal path, N22H’s headphone amp provides clean amplification with enough volume to drive any set of headphones. It can also be powered using a 9v battery or an external 9v power supply.
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The 21st century studio can be anywhere - a bedroom, a basement, a warehouse, even a tour bus - thanks to DAWs and plugins that so many producers, engineers, and musicians use today. But whilst we can manipulate sound once it’s in the digital realm, sound capture and conversion occurs in the acoustic and analogue domain and still requires hardware. And unfortunately, this hardware often times limits the results one can achieve.
If money and physical space are of no concern, there are plenty of fantastic audio capture products (microphone preamps, DI boxes, A/D converters) that can deliver great results. But Cranborne Audio offers the modern producer, engineer, and musician with more limited price and space constraints to achieve great results as well, perhaps even better results…
All of our designs are highly-engineered and are tuned for high-performance analogue and digital applications. Our discrete analogue mic preamps and summing busses give your sound more dynamics, more headroom, and less noise. Our high-quality A/D-D/A conversion and digital clocking allows for better accuracy, more dynamics, and less jitter - the cause of the “gritiness” that so many budget USB audio interfaces are plagued with.
Cranborne Audio products are designed and engineered in the UK. But to achieve the quality and control of every design going out to the world - we also make all our products in the UK. This adds to the already curious question - “How did you do it for this price?” The answer is that all of our designs are highly cost-engineered and optimised. We have considered every component and function to find a better, and often cheaper, way of achieving a desired result. However, if something would sacrifice the performance we wanted to achieve, we would not compromise and only use the best components where needed.
Cranborne Audio, for us, means so much more than metal boxes with components in them. These are our labours of love that embody and demonstrate our demand for excellence. By distilling what matters and putting our soul into these tools, we hope to help other people make magic and express themselves, and in some way, become part of our Cranborne Audio family.
So join our family. We care for our family. And we care about making your tracks, albums, scores sound as good as they should.