The Auricon 4.4 is a professional-quality audio input-output card designed and manufactured in Australia by Innes Corporation Pty Ltd. It is supplied with a Windows WDM driver to provide full sound card functionality under Windows XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7, Server 2008R2, Windows 8 and Server 2012
The Auricon 4.4 has four stereo outputs and four stereo inputs. The inputs and outputs can be reconfigured as separate mono channels, giving eight inputs and outputs.
The card uses 24-bit 192kHz sigma-delta converters which pass data to and from the PC via a single lane PCI Express interface. An onboard FPGA provides audio buffering, level adjustment and mixing functions. Hardware sampling rates of 48kHz, 96kHz and 192kHz are available, with the Windows sampling rate converter transparently providing support for other rates. The software sampling rate and bit depth (32, 24, 16 or 8 bits PCM) can be set independently for each input and output channel. The Windows Wave, DirectSound and DirectShow API's are supported, as are a variety of audio compression modes via the Windows Audio Compression Manager or other software compression systems. On Windows Vista / Server 2008 and later systems, the Core Audio API is also fully supported.
XLR Breakout lead As the card comes standard with a 44-pin high-density D connector, Innes Corporation offers an XLR Breakout lead for the Auricon 4.4. This lead is not automatically supplied with the card but can be purchased as an option. Should you require a breakout lead please specify when ordering.