Antelope Audio Orion 32
Antelope Audio Orion 32

Orion 32, USB audio interface from Antelope Audio.

Public price: $3,295
Elfe2MArs 02/15/2013

Antelope Audio Orion 32 : Elfe2MArs's user review

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What conversions does it offer? From 32 to 192 khz
What formats and what kind of conversion does it offer? 24b AD/DA
What connections does it provide? madi / usb / adat / spdif


How long have you been using the product? A few days
Which feature do you like the most / the least?
The most: 32 conversion channels
The high quality, you can easily compare it to the aurora.
Great clock.
Remarkable after-sale service!!! I opened a ticket due to some issues during installation and two minutes later a guy from tech support called me to help me find a solution.

The least: It's a nightmare to install it via usb on a mac running osx 10.6.8.
You are forced to have an internet connection to activate the online warranty, at the risk of not being able to get the unit running under any circumstances...It simply gets blocked. When I saw that the installation on my mac was blocked, I had to install it on another computer (an old PC) to activate the license. I then connected it again to my mac and everything worked fine.
But apparently Antelope is already working on the problem.

- You must use a short USB cable (3 ft max, like the one included), because I tested with a longer cable and had crackles, as if the clock wasn't synced or maybe some buffer noise.

- And the stability of the drivers with protools 10: Continuous CPU overload, 1024 max buffer size, the Orion gets unresponsive (you need to disconnect it and reconnect it) etc., etc...
I think the upcoming drivers will solve the problems, but in the meantime, it's a nightmare.

- And the latency at 44.100 with 1024, I get a 1/64 delay.

Did you try any other models before buying this one? Yes: RME, mytek, aurora

How would you rate its value for money? Very good

Based on your experience, would you buy this product again? YES, given the conversion quality, which I think is between the aurora and the mytek, but you get 32 AD/DA channels, it's incredible!!!
However, I'll need to get a madi pcie card to bring the latency down and have a stable system.

I'll give it a better mark once Antelope has solved the small problems detected.