NEWCASTLE,DE (Feburary-10-2004)  –  AudioScience, Inc., a maker of professional sound cards for broadcast and entertainment has announced the ASI5000 series of PCI sound cards.

There are initially three products in this series.  The ASI5044 provides four stereo inputs and outputs in both balanced analog and AES/EBU digital formats.  A digital only version, the ASI5041, has four AES/EBU inputs and outputs and the ASI5042 has balanced analog I/O only.

With the ASI5042 and ASI5044, the analog interface is balanced and uses 24-bit over sampling converters which support sample rates from 32 to 192kHz.  Low noise analog circuitry delivers more than 100dB of dynamic range with THD+N better than 0.002%. 

The transformer coupled AES/EBU interface on the ASI5041 and ASI5044 can operate at rates from 32kHz to 192khz.  The card’s sample clock can be synchronized to any of the four AES/EBU inputs.

A powerful 200MHz on board DSP provides twelve play streams and eight record streams coupled to a sophisticated mixer that allows any play stream or physical input to be mixed to any physical output or routed to any record stream.

“The ASI5000 series represent a new price/performance benchmark for the professional audio card market” said Stephen Turner, Vice President and co-founder of AudioScience. “These card are perfect for those broadcasting applications that do not require on-board audio compression, but need both analog and digital interfaces to keep pace with changing studio connection technology“.

 The ASI5041, ASI5042 and ASI5044 list for $1295, $1295 and $1695 respectively, and will be available in March 2004.  The adapters include XLR breakout cables. Driver support includes Windows 2000, Windows XP and Linux ALSA. For more information please contact Richard Gross at +1-302-324-5333, email salesasi<@>

About AudioScience, Inc.
AudioScience, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets digital audio peripherals for computer-based digital audio applications. AudioScience is headquartered in New Castle, Delaware with offices in Costa Mesa, California, Rochester, New York and Christchurch, New Zealand.  It is located at 42C Reads Way, Newcastle, Delaware 19720; phone +1-302-324-5333, email For more information, visit the company web site at