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Audient Sono Recording Audio Interface Valved Powered

Audient Sono Recording Audio Interface Valved Powered

Audient’s Sono is tailor-made for the recording guitarist, marrying a 12AX7-fueled preamp with a top-shelf power amp and cabinet simulation from Two Notes, along with a 3-band EQ and powerful re-amping capabilities. Sono isn’t just for guitarists, however — it’s also a feature-packed USB audio interface. Experience studio-quality recording thanks to a pair of Audient’s console-grade microphone preamps and class-leading AD/DA conversion. Benefit from low-latency monitoring and a crystal-clear headphone output. Beyond that, Sono is expandable via ADAT, so you can track entire bands without breaking a sweat. Sono features all-metal construction, so it’s built to last and ready to travel.
Crafting killer guitar tones is easy with Sono. It all starts with an authentic 12AX7 — the best-known preamp tube among guitarists. This tube generates everything from warm cleans to high-gain sizzle, and you can shape its sound to perfection with Sono’s 3-band EQ. After you get your preamp tone dialed in, use the built-in Two Notes Torpedo cabinet modeling to emulate the sound of a miked cabinet in a world-class studio. Customize microphone model, microphone placement, room type, and more. Choose between cabinets from Marshall, Fender, Ampeg, and more — all at your fingertips. And everything is baked directly into Sono. You can even store up to three presets onboard — no laptop required!
Packed with Audient’s famous Class A mic pres, Sono delivers the world-class sound you’d expect from one of their acclaimed consoles. These preamps exhibit a clean, punchy, and musical character that will breathe life into everything you record. You’ll capture the intricate details of every transient thanks to the wide bandwidth offered by these preamps. An optimized gain range of 0 to 60dB, transformerless input stage, and surprisingly low noise floor offer unparalleled detail and clarity.
Sono performs double duty as a high-quality re-amping box — without the need for a separate device. When you record, it captures your clean direct signal with sublime clarity. This allows you to preserve your ideas before your inspiration dies and re-amp your performance through your favorite amplifier later.
Loaded with all the essential features, Sono is a top-shelf audio interface. You’ve already got two world-class mic preamps. But if you need more, you can easily expand to up to 10 total inputs via ADAT to track drums, multi-mic cabinets, or capture live performances. Latency is kept to a minimum with Sono. With it, you can create a monitor mix that allows you to blend between the input signal from your guitar and your DAW’s playback to record and monitor with next to zero latency. Class-leading AD/DA conversion and high-quality analog components deliver ultra-clean sound with 114dB of dynamic range.

MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIER:

(measured to insert send)

MIC GAIN: 0 to +60 dB
LINE GAIN: -10 to +50 dB
PHANTOM POWER: 48v +/-4v @ 10mA/Channel
MIC EIN: -128dBu
CMRR: >80dB @ 1kHz
MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: +16dBu
INPUT IMPEDANCE (Mic): >3kΩ Balanced
INPUT IMPEDANCE (Line): >10kΩ Balanced
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: +/-0.5dB 10Hz to 22kHz
CROSSTALK: <-90dB @ 1kHz & 10kHz
THD+N @ 0dBu (1kHz): 0.003% (-96dBu)
SNR: 96dB
XLR: Pin 2 (Hot), Pin 3 (Cold) & Pin 1 (Shield)
1/4” JACK: TIP (Hot), RING (Cold) & SLEEVE (Shield)

D.I (Channel 1):

D.I GAIN: 20 dB
MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: +4dBu
INPUT IMPEDANCE: 1MegΩ Unbalanced
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: ±3dB – 10Hz to 22kHz
THD+N @ 0dBu (1kHz): 1.50%
SNR: 90dB
1/4” JACK: TIP (Hot) & SLEEVE (Shield)

ADC INPUTS:

MAXIMUM INPUT LEVEL: 16dBu
DIGITAL REFERENCE LEVEL: 0dBFS = +16dBu
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: +/-0.5dB 10Hz to Fs/2
CROSSTALK: <-115dB @ 1kHz & 10kHz
THD+N @ -1dBFS (1kHz): <0.0015%
DYNAMIC RANGE: 115dB A-weighted
1/4” JACK: TIP (Hot), RING (Cold) & SLEEVE (Shield)

SPEAKER OUTPUTS:

MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: +16dBu
DIGITAL REFERENCE LEVEL: 0dBFS = +16dBu
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: <100Ω Balanced
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: +/-0.5dB 10Hz to Fs/2
CROSSTALK: <-120dB @ 1kHz & 10kHz
THD+N @ -1dBFS (1kHz): <0.0015%
DYNAMIC RANGE: 114dB A-weighted
1/4” JACK: TIP (Hot), RING (Cold) & SLEEVE (Shield)

HEADPHONE OUTPUT:

MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: +16dBu
DIGITAL REFERENCE LEVEL: 0dBFS = +16dBu
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: <50Ω Balanced
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: +/-0.5dB 10Hz to Fs/2
CROSSTALK: -90dB @ 1kHz & 10kHz
THD+N @ -1dBFS (1kHz): <0.002%
DYNAMIC RANGE: 114dB A-weighted
MAX LEVEL INTO 30hms: +10dBu, 0.0015%
THD+N, 3.7Vpk
Power: 456mW or Pavg 228mW
MAX LEVEL INTO 6ohms: +13.5dBu, 0.0015%
THD+N, 5.17Vpk
Power: 445mW or Pavg 222mW
MAX LEVEL INTO 600ohms: +15.8dBu, 0.0015%
THD+N, 6.77Vpk
Power: 76mW or Pavg 38mW
1/4” JACK: TIP (Hot), RING (Cold) & SLEEVE (Shield)

TO-AMP OUTPUT:

MAXIMUM OUTPUT LEVEL: -12dBu
DIGITAL REFERENCE LEVEL: 0dBFS = -12dBu
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: <50Ω Balanced
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: +/-0.5dB 10Hz to Fs/2
THD+N @ -1dBFS (1kHz): <0.002%
DYNAMIC RANGE: 95dB A-weighted
1/4” JACK: TIP (Hot) and SLEEVE (Shield)

DIGITAL i/o:

ADAT 8 CHANNELS 44.1 – 48kHz
ADAT 4 CHANNELS (SMUX) 88.2 – 96kHZ
STEREO S/PDIF 44.1 – 96kHz

USB2.0 HIGH SPEED

No. of INPUT CHANNELS 20 10 (2 Analogue, 8 Digital)
No. of OUTPUT CHANNELS 24 4 (4 Analogue)
Connector: USB Type-C
Included Cables: 1.5m USB 2.0 Type-C to USB Type-C
1.5m USB 2.0 Type-C to USB Type-A

Sono DSP Mixer Roundtrip (in to out) Latency:

Without Torpedo Processing With Torpedo Processing
44.1 kHz 0.677ms 4.63
48.0 kHz 0.625ms 4.18
88.2 kHz 0.354ms 3.26
96.0 kHz 0.3236ms 2.99

POWER SUPPLY:

12VDC Centre Positive DC Adapter – 2Amps
Internally conditioned to provide +48VDC, +/-12VDC & low voltage rails for digital processing core & converters.
Sono cannot be bus powered for quality reasons.

Weight:

Unit: 1.25kg

Packaged: 2.0kg

Dimensions:

Unit: 229mm (w) x 67mm (h) x 165mm (d)

Packaged: 315mm (w) x 112mm (h) x 226mm (d)