Rubidium Module 10 MHz Master Clock
Discrete OCXO Word Clock Outputs for Universal Connectivity
Timing is everything.
Reference Grade Master Clock & Word Clock Generator with Rubidium Module 10 MHz Master Clock and Discrete OCXO Word Clock Outputs for Universal Connectivity
A New Standard of Accuracy and Stability
In any digital audio system, the rate at which digital data is transmitted and received is of the utmost importance. Specifically, all devices in the digital signal path must be synchronized in order to provide a coherent presentation. Therefore, for the ultimate experience in clarity, transparency, focused imaging, and natural realism, your system’s digital source, DAC, and any other upsamplers or converters should all receive the same synchronized clock signal from an ultra precise and stable source.
The Aurender MC20 is both a Master Clock and Word Clock generator that is inspired, developed, and designed to deliver an exceptionally high level of digital audio realism from a connected music server and/or D/A converter. Thanks to the MC20’s superior timekeeping, jitter is reduced to infinitesimal levels resulting in the ultimate timbral purity and rock-steady placement of instruments within your system’s soundstage.
At the heart of the MC20 is a rubidium module that generates a 10MHz master clock reference signal. A rubidium clock is employed for its superior accuracy and stability in both the long and short term for ultra-low jitter. Additionally, MC20 contains two discrete OCXO word clock modules for generating the frequencies 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. MC20 will independently and simultaneously supply the four 10MHz master clock outputs and four Word Clock outputs (2 at 44.1 kHz and 2 at 48 kHz) for unprecedented versatility with a wide variety of Aurender and third party equipment.
|SPDIF Sync Input||Coaxial BNC, 75Ω (BNC 75Ω)|
|Clock Output||Rubidium Master Clock: 10MHz 2ea. (75Ω), 2ea. (50Ω), 0.7Vrms (±10%)
Word Clock: CH. A 2ea (75Ω), CH. B 2ea (75Ω)
|Connectivity||USB (Reserved for future use)|
|LED Indicators / Button||LED Indicators: Clock LED, Sync LED, Multiplier LED 10ea (Ch)
Select Button: Clock Select, Multiple Select,
|Phase Noise(Rubidium)||< -130dBc / Hz (10 Hz)
< -140dBc / Hz (100 Hz)
|Freq. Short-term Stability (Rubidium)||<2×10⁻¹¹ (1 s)
<1×10⁻¹¹ (10 s)
<2×10⁻¹² (100 s)
|Phase Noise (OCXO)||< -90dB/Hz (1Hz)
< -115dB/Hz (10Hz)
< -127dB/Hz (100Hz)
< -143dB/Hz (1kHz)
|Freq. Stability(OCXO)||<5 x 10⁻¹⁰|
|Size (WxHxD)||430 x 106 x 370 mm (unit only), (127 mm height with foot)
16.9 x 4.2 x 14.6 inch (unit only), (5.0 in height with foot)
|Input Voltage||110V / 220V|
|Power Consumption||Standby: 5.7W / Power On: Start Warm-up (160W), State Lock (58W)|