The London studio complex has purchased five Antelope Audio Isochrone Trinity Master Clocks to complement its existing Trinity and 10M Automatic Atomic Clock. Supplied by Unity Audio, the Antelope Audio units were specified for their flexibility, ease of use and ability to improve mastering sound quality.
All six Trinity units are for use in Metropolis’s six mastering rooms, all of which are to be fed from the 10M Rubidium Atomic Clock.
Crispin Murray (pictured here with Miles Showell), the studios’ technology development manager, commented: “We needed clocks that could quickly and easily cope with all our different format demands, and not just for audio either as we also deal with numerous picture formats too. The Trinity clocks provide three independent and simultaneous audio generators of up to 384kHz, three independent and simultaneous HD generators, covering 16 formats, and three independent and simultaneous SD generators, simultaneously offering PAL and NTSC. The 10M Atomic Clock will be centrally located and will feed all six Trinity units that will reside in each of the six mastering rooms. The improvements to the sound quality are also beneficial, to the point that I’ve never heard vocal reproduction that good before.”
The 10M is said to be 100,000 times more accurate than the quartz oscillators used in most equipment, while the Trinity offers a feature-set including audio at up to 384 kHz, Varispeed, nine independent generators and a triple display.