ONE OF A KIND.

Anubis is a ground-breaking new audio interface incorporating the Swiss expertise of Merging Technologies in analogue and digital, networked audio and DSP technology. More significantly, it offers unique features to any engineer or musician looking for a compact AD/DA unit with the quality you would expect from Merging, and a fully featured monitor controller that integrates with any DAW.



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EVOLVING MISSIONS.
Houston, what's my mission today?





From the initial recording through to the final master, there are specific “missions” that require precision and control. If your mission of the day is to create a great mix, you need to be in complete control of your monitoring: reference monitors, nearfields, headphones, sources, surround mix, downmix, etc. Anubis gives you that “Mission Control” in a single, compact device that has unrivalled capabilities defined by the software application. But this is only one mission, MERGING+ANUBIS allows the user to choose the Mission Controller app that fits the task. Today, Anubis offers a first mission – ANUBIS+MONITOR.



MODULAR BY SOFTWARE.

What you buy today can offer more tomorrow. Anubis is already planned to implement two missions with more to follow. Each will put you in control of the tasks you want to accomplish. Today a control room or an on-location monitor controller, tomorrow a music studio or live event interface, the day after, it could be something else that allows you to succeed in your mission. Booting up between missions completely changes the user interface and the function of Anubis. Plug-ins will be released to aid whatever workflow is required. Your investment is protected, your missions are secured!


Control room, editing room, mastering room, location recording, opera house, classrooms, OB vans: countless situations, one mission: Monitor!

Music studios, home studios, recording studios, live concerts, on-stage monitoring: countless situations, one mission: Music !




NETWORK CONTROL.

Anubis not only offers exceptional in-the-box features, it also allows for expanding its capabilities to any other RAVENNA/AES67 devices on the network. From stereo to 22.2 monitoring, from a four-piece rock band to a full symphony orchestra, Anubis puts you in control of any situation. Whether you are one meter from your equipment or kilometers away, take control directly from its superb touch screen, tablet or computer through the Anubis built-in web server.







MASSIVE SCALABILITY.

Your Anubis might look very small, but it has everything built-in to become a giant… Just with the tip of your finger on its touch screen you have access and control of the I/Os from any other Merging device on the network. We also provide you similar ability to connect the IOs from any other compatible AES67 device, this extends it to something massive. “Pairing” these other devices allows Anubis to extend its I/O as if they were built-in. Anubis can reserve all or part of these paired devices, make them available to other users on the network and/or secure them for your own recording needs. With its internal DSP, Anubis can manage as many as 256x256 signal paths. Awesome power!


NETWORK INTEGRATION.

Should you need a larger or more complicated RAVENNA/AES67 network configuration, involving devices from other vendors, DAWs, consoles, or simply multiple Anubis all together, Anubis integrates into existing ANEMAN controlled ecosystems very simply. ANEMAN unlocks the huge potential of a large network with an intuitive and powerful User Interface.


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Broadcast Compliance.

IP broadcast is today’s technology. Anubis has been designed from the outset to be ST2110 compliant, with some broadcasters now adhering to ST2022. No problem for Anubis. Merging’s experience in being a key part of IP Showcase events for years and being a member of AIMS Alliance. It means that we keep abreast of the developments in broadcast connectivity, discovery and control. Mission protected!


NETWORKED AUDIO MONITORING.

Anubis not only allows the monitoring of multiple inputs, it also allows the operator to directly monitor any RAVENNA/AES67 stream on the network. In a fast moving industry heading toward network audio, Anubis is the perfect investment to monitor your traditional audio sources and network audio streams… with the same ergonomics: no complicated sysadmin tools required, just point your stream in a coherent list and select it like any other sources.




MERGING QUALITY.

This ultra-mobile and stylish unibody case offers astonishing A/D performance with a dynamic range of 139dB with equally impressive mic pres. Our pristine D/A technology ensures that you hear what your project deserves. Anubis come in two variants: Anubis Pro gives you exceptional performance up to 192kHz. If your mission is working in true high-resolution, Anubis Premium offers up to 384kHz and DXD plus DSD flavors up to 256. What else would you expect from Merging!






ULTIMATE SOUND QUALITY.

Killer headphone circuit! Merging has invested great efforts in designing our best ever headphone preamplifier, offering the precision you need to evaluate your mix whatever the sample rate.

Anubis is engineered with the latest generation converter technology, coupled with 28 years of experience in designing excellence reference quality. A 32bit signal path from input to output via the mixer, combined with the latest circuit design, its short audio signal path decreases the latency and improves the power distribution. Phenomenal performance at any sample rate!


Dual Gain 32bit A/D Circuitry.

Not only does this provide huge dynamic range with ample headroom, but you can control the gain independently for different circuits with clickless steps. It also allows for software add-ons. Creative innovation!


SPLIT Channel ON ALL INPUTS.

Every input has a separate split gain control for sending them to different paths. Typically, one for the recording device and one for the FOH.


Exceptional mechanics.

Anubis is not a piece of bent metal with a few knobs on the top. It may be a small desktop unit, but it is beautifully crafted from a single piece of aluminium. Inside is a miracle of production engineering under the guidance of masters of the miniature, Sonosax.

Swiss engineering at its best !


Backpack Portability.

Anubis is designed to go with you everywhere. Its rugged design and carry case with a weight of 950g and dimensions of 200 x 128 x 40mm, make it ideal for stuffing in a backpack. It fits easily on your desktop or can be mounted on a microphone stand.




Superb Specifications.

Merging has a reputation for getting it right when it comes to audio quality and we have years of experience. It would be surprising if Anubis was any less than the best we can achieve. Great sound is only part of the story, just look at the performance measurements.






General Specifications.




General
Case Material Premium machined and anodized aluminium
Dimensions 200 x 128 x 40mm
Weight 950 g
Top Panel Display Capacitive Touch, TFT LCD 800 x 480 pixels resolution
16:9 Aspect ratio
Rotary Encoder Anodized aluminum + Black rubber O-ring
7 x Hardware + Soft buttons RGB LEDs
Bottom Panel Mic stand thread 3/8" 16BSW European thread incorporated
Note: Americas 5/8" 27UN adaptor not included
Software Specifications
Windows Driver/OS RAVENNA ASIO v12.0 (ASIO 2.2) for Win7-64bit / Win8.1-64bit / Win10-64bit
Mac Driver/OS VAD Core Audio for MacOS 10.8.5 or higher (Intel)
Linux Driver/OS ALSA Linux driver for RAVENNA/AES67
ANEMAN Version 1.1.7 and above



Device Connectivity.

The Anubis interface has two analog high quality combo connectors, and an additional two front line/instrument analog inputs. On the output side, you get two gold plated XLR and two TRS jacks. In addition, there are two independent stereo headphone jacks with the best quality amplification we have ever done. There is also MIDI IO or GPIO and the all-important AES67/RAVENNA connector.


ANUBIS Connectivity
MICROPHONE INPUTS 1-2 (Combo)
Connector Type Combo Locking Neutrik XLR / TRS
Dynamic Range Mic / Mic Lift 137 dB / 128 dB (A-weighted, typ.)
Max Input level Mic Pad / Mic / Mic Lift +24 dBu / +12 dBu / +0 dBu
Frequency response +0/-0.2dB @ fs = 48 kHz 9 Hz – 22k Hz
Frequency response +0/-3dB @ fs = 96 kHz 9 Hz – 46 kHz
Frequency response +0/-3dB @ fs = 192 kHz 11 Hz – 94 kHz
THD+N Preamp + A/D 1kHz @ 0 dBFS < -110 dB (0.0003%)
Interchannel Crosstalk @ 1kHz < -130 dB
Equivalent Input Noise Mic / Mic Lift (150Ω Source) < -125 dBu / -128 dBu (A-weighted, typ.)
Common Mode Rejection Rate (20 Hz – 20 kHz) < -80 dB
Input Impedance (Differential) ~ 10kΩ
Gain Range (Software controlled) 0 dB to +66 dB
Gain Step Coarse / Fine 0.5 dB / 0.1 dB
Phantom Power (Software Switchable Per Channel) +48V
Phase Reverse (Software Switchable Per Channel) Yes
Low Cut filter (Software Switchable Per Channel) -12 dB/octave, 80 Hz
LINE INPUTS 1-2 (Combo)
Connector Type Combo Locking Neutrik XLR / TRS
Dynamic Range, ref +24 dBu 139 dB (A-weighted, typ.)
Max Line Input Level +24 dBu
Input Impedance (Differential) ~ 10kΩ
THD+N Preamp + A/D 1kHz @ 0 dBFS < - 104 dB (0.0006%)
Interchannel Crosstalk @ 1kHz < -140 dB
Sensitivity Range for 0 dBFS (Software controlled) +24 dBu to -42 dBu
Common Mode Rejection Rate (20 Hz – 20 kHz) < -80 dB
INSTRUMENTS / Hi-Z & LINE INPUTS 3-4
Connector Type ¼” TRS Female
Dynamic Range, ref +18 dBu 136 dB (A-weighted, typ.)
Max Input Level +18 dBu
Input Impedance (Single ended / Differential) ~ 1MΩ / ~ 2MΩ
Gain Range (Software controlled) 0 dB to +66 dB
THD+N Preamp + A/D 1kHz @ 0 dBFS < - 111 dB (0.0003%)
Interchannel Crosstalk @ 1kHz < -150 dB
Sensitivity Range for 0 dBFS (software controlled) +18 dBu to -48 dBu
Common Mode Rejection Rate (20 Hz – 20 kHz) < -70 dB
MAIN OUTPUTS 1-2
Connector Type Neutrik XLR Male
Dynamic Range 123 dB (A-weighted, typ.)
Max output Level (Differential / Single ended) +24 dBu (12.2 Vrms) / +18 dBu (6.1 Vrms)
Frequency response +0/-0.2dB @ fs = 48 kHz 6 Hz – 22 kHz
Frequency response +0/-3dB @ fs = 96 kHz 2 Hz – 46 kHz
Frequency response +0/-3dB @ fs = 192 kHz 2 Hz – 92 kHz
Output Impedance < 70Ω
THD+N 1 kHz @ 0 dBFS < - 110 dB (0.0003%)
Output Level Matching ±0.01 dB
Attenuation Range (Software controlled) - ∞ dB to 0 dB
Gain Step / Precision 0.5 dB / ±0.05 dB
LINE OUTPUTS 3-4
Connector Type ¼” TRS Female
Dynamic Range 123 dB (A-weighted, typ.)
Max output Level (Differential / Single ended) +24 dBu (12.2 Vrms) / +18 dBu (6.1 Vrms)
Output Impedance < 70Ω
THD+N 1 kHz @ 0 dBFS < - 110 dB (0.0003%)
Output Level Matching ±0.01 dB
Attenuation Range (Software controlled) - ∞ dB to 0 dB
Gain Step / Precision 0.5 dB / ±0.05 dB
HEADPHONES
Headphone Jacks 2 Independent ¼” TRS Female Stereo 6.3 mm
Dynamic Range (A-weighted, typ.) High / Low < -122 dB / - 117 dB
Max output Level High / Low 17.1 dBu / 7.8 dBu
Frequency response +0/-0.2dB @ fs = 48 kHz 6 Hz – 22 kHz
Frequency response +0/-3dB @ fs = 96 kHz 2 Hz – 46 kHz
Frequency response +0/-3dB @ fs = 192 kHz 2 Hz – 92 kHz
Output Impedance < 0.035Ω
THD+N 1 kHz @ 0 dBFS High / Low < -108 dB (0.00039%) / -110 dB (0.0003%)
Attenuation Range (Software controlled) - ∞ dB to 0 dB
Gain Step / Precision 0.5 dB / ±0.05 dB
A/D – D/A CONVERSION
Supported Sample Rates PRO 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz
Supported Sample Rates PREMIUM 44.1 kHz up to 352.8 kHz (DXD), 384 kHz, DSD64, DSD128 & DSD256
Bit Depth Per Sample 32
A/D Latency Sharp / Slow @ 44.1kHz to 96kHz 19 / 7 samples
A/D Latency Sharp / Slow @ 174.6kHz to 192kHz 15 / 8 samples
A/D Latency Sharp / Slow @ 352.8kHz to 384kHz 7 samples
D/A Latency Sharp / Slow @ 44.1kHz to 384kHz 35 / 9 samples
COMPLEMENTARY I/O
RAVENNA/AES67 (Gigabit Ethernet) Locking EtherCON compatible with standard RJ45 connectors
Built-in Talkback microphone Mono omnidirectional condenser capsule
GPI/MIDI Input ¼” TRS Female
GPO/MIDI Output ¼” TRS Female



Redundant Power Options.

Anubis is small and compact, it can be powered by its main PSU or/and from PoE (Power over Ethernet) making it a reliable redundant powered device. The input voltage range offers the possibility to use a wide range of power supply such as a battery.


POWER
Power Supply Voltage (DC) 9V to 15V DC
Power Supply Connector Type Barrel jack, int. 2.5mm/out. 5.5mm, with locking function
Power Consumption (Max) < 15W
PoE (Power Over Ethernet) IEEE 802.3af class 0 Power-over-Ethernet standard