At the just-concluded 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., Sonnet Technologies' Echo™ Express Pro Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis for PCIe® cards received a coveted Best of Show award from the editorial staffs of Pro Sound News and Pro Audio Review magazines. The award recognizes the hottest new products making their debut at the NAMM Show.
Introducing the Echo Express Pro with Auxiliary Power Connector
More Power for Cards That Need It
Most PCIe cards get all the power they need through the slot they're installed in, but some cards need even more—these power-hungry cards get extra power by connecting to the computer's power supply. The updated Echo™ Express Pro Thunderbolt™ Expansion Chassis for PCIe Cards features an auxiliary power connector that provides up to 75W of power, and includes a cable (6-pin Micro-Fit Jr.™ to 6-pin Mini-Fit Jr.™) to connect between the chassis and the power connector found on many cards with extra power requirements.
Pro Tools|HDX PCIe Card Power Cable Avid Pro Tools|HDX has been anchored to desktop computers like the Mac Pro—until now. Along with the updated Echo Express Pro, Sonnet has created a custom cable kit to provide auxiliary power support for one or two Pro Tools|HDX PCIe cards. Now you can create a Pro Tools|HDX2 rig using any iMac, Mac mini, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro with a Thunderbolt port.
Echo Express Chassis shown with optional Pro Tools|HDX PCIe card power cable; card and cable sold separately.