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TheSonifex PC-AD2 Soundcard with 2 Stereo PCIe Half Height Soundcard is a dual stereo analogue input/output and dual stereo AES-3 digital input/output sound card in the PCIe half height format.


One of the analogue inputs can be used as a mic input, there is a dedicated AES-11 sync input and also 2 GPIOs. It is fully compatible with the Windows™ Wave, DirectSound, DirectShow, MCI and Core Audio APIs, supporting audio up to 24 bit, 192kHz.


The PC-AD2 is a professional-quality half-height PCIe audio input-output card, offering both analogue and AES-3 stereo inputs and outputs. It is supplied with a Windows WDM driver to provide full sound card functionality on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2. Many of the modern smaller PC systems only have space for half height PCIe cards – the PC-AD2 card has been designed with this in mind allowing a high channel count in a small format card.


The PC-AD2 has two stereo analogue inputs (the first of which can be used as a dual mono or stereo microphone input) and two stereo analogue outputs, two stereo AES-3 inputs and two stereo outputs, a dedicated AES-11 sync input and two general purpose (GPIO) inputs and outputs.

When acting as a microphone input, phantom power can be applied at +48V to the microphone input connection, but is removed if Line Input 1 becomes active. An audio limiter on the mic input automatically reduces the microphone gain if the recording level approaches clipping.

The peak analogue level sets the clipping threshold for the analogue inputs to one of +15, +18, +20, +22 or +24dBu. With the Windows endpoint faders set to maximum, these levels correspond to full scale on the software audio streams.


The card’s core sampling rate can be synchronised to an external source chosen from either of the AES-3 inputs, the dedicated AES-11 sync input or by using the inter-card cable (PC-AD2SY) for synchronising to another PC-AD2.

Sonifex PC-AD2 Soundcard

  • Full Datasheet and brochure can be seen here

  • PC-AD2 2 Stereo Analogue I/O & 2 Stereo AES-3 I/O Half Height Sound Card 
    PC-AD2BC PC-AD2 Full XLR & 9 Pin D-Type Breakout Cable 
    PC-AD2SY PC-AD2 Intercard Sync Cable

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