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A Series – Small form factor desktop

The A Series was designed to strike the perfect balance between power and space. It allows you to free up studio space without compromising performance. This means that you can have a powerful machine that takes up very little real estate. Another key feature of the A series is its “Ultra Quiet” performance. Reduced fan noise is achieved by utilizing a “heat pipe” technology which allows the fans to be used only on the power supply and CPU. Also, while most industry leading video cards have fans, the on-board video adapter is sufficient to operate two monitors for audio applications.

The A Series is perfect for those wishing to have a powerful but compact machine to play back sample libraries. It is also ideal for musicians who are working on MAC computers who wants to use powerful sample libraries without slowing down their studio computers.


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Intel Core i7 Processor

Maximum everything, energy-efficient performance & multimedia power.

The MusicXPC Professional A-series ships with an Intel Core i7 processor. Based on the revolutionary Intel® Core™ microarchitecture, the breakthrough Intel® Core™i7 processor family is designed to provide powerful energy-efficient performance so you can do more at once without slowing down.

You won't have to slow down for virus scan, multiple computing intensive programs, or multimedia downloads — these desktop processors are up to 40% faster with improved energy-efficiency.

 


DDR3 Dual Channel RAM

All-round protection provides the best quality, reliability, and durability

The Professional A-series represents a shift in MusicXPC production away from our off-the-shelf top-tier RAM [Random Access Memory] to "custom-made" lifetime warranty RAM. This RAM is specially made and serialized for MusicXPC by an ultra-high tier RAM manufacturer to ensure that our music computers performs at the highest levels.

This advanced RAM first debuted on our A9 flagship and is part of the new Professional A-series. The Professional A-Series ships with 16GB of DDR3 Dual Channel RAM - expandable to 8GB. RAM is very important to the smooth and efficient operation of any computer. The A-Series uses DDR3 RAM to ensure that your computing production experience leaves you with nothing to worry about.

 

High Capacity Storage

Experience a brand new, faster performance

The Professional A-series is superfast. It breezes through the most demanding audio tasks you can throw at it. Part of the secret are the one lightning-fast SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM hard drives. With 16MB cache these drives are perfect for playing back scores and scores of linear audio tracks. An added bonus is the fact that these drive run quiet as a whisper and provide robust enclave for your precious audio performances and files

 

 
 

Expansion

More power and upgrades available

Inside the Professional A-series there is space for one mSATA drive and one 2.5" device. Each Professional A-series comes with a DVD-RW optical drive, 1 lightning-fast m SATA 10Gb/s solid-state drive and 1 SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 16MB cache Hard Drives housed in a detachable sub-chassis so the machine is already loaded right out of the box.

There is more than a 500 GB of storage in this little screamer. Never before has so much music production power been packed into such a small, super quiet space. We still genuinely marvel at the power of the MusicXPC.

 

 

Solid State Drive

Always be in high acceleration

With a SSD+HDD hybrid setup, the mSATA SSD acts as a cache drive instead of main storage. Using this configuration, systems can reach speed boosts comparable to systems with SSDs as primary drive, while still enjoying the larger storage capacities of a mechanical hard drive.

 

 


Advanced Cooling System

Keep cool as you're working on your hottest tracks

The A-SERIES features MusicXPC exclusive heat pipe cooling module with smart fan design. The precise vent design allows for constant air circulation between the inside and outside of the machine, resulting in high stability and low noise for long-term operation.


 

 

Acronis True Image

Backup, Recovery, Peace of Mind

You can go back, oh yes you can. The recovery system that ships standard on the MusicXPC Professional A-series lets you do just that. If lightning strikes and something goes hopelessly wrong with your system, there is hope and a way to minimize the impact or the loss.

The MusicXPC Professional A-series recovery system is an always-available and tamperproof recovery tool built into the core of the computer. This ideal recovery solution stores user data, applications, and the operating system in the secured host protected area [Hidden Zone] of the hard drive. Users can easily recover systems to their original factory condition or having to call tech support. This recovery can be done without Windows and will work even on a system drive that has been re-formatted.

 

 


Intel® HD Graphics 4000

Discover future visual experiences

Full HD content on up to three independent screens via two display ports and one HDMI. This is great news for multi-display digital signage installers and those needing a three-screen workstation alike as it drives down the cost of an extra processor. Use an adaptor to convert HDMI into DVI interface and DisplayPort into HDMI or DVI interface for diversified signal selection.

*For triple display: convert two DisplayPort signals into HDMI or DVI with one active and one normal DisplayPort to HDMI or DVI cable (adapter). HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs support 4K high resolution (3840x2160). Now with four times the resolution of Full HD, viewers can enjoy the crystal clear imaging of 4K.


A20i

899USD

A20

1,169USD

A20x

1,439USD
 

Processor

Intel Core™ i3-4150 Intel® Core™ i5-4690 Intel Core i7-4790
 

Operating System

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Home Premium 64 Bit
 

Memory

4GB DDR3-1333 RAM 8GB DDR3-1600 RAM 16GB DDR3-1600 RAM
 

Hard Drive

500 GB 120 GB SSD + 1 TB HD 240 GB SSD + 1TB HD
 

Motherboard

H97
 

Inputs and Outputs

(1) RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
(2) DisplayPort
(1) HDMI
(1) eSATA
(2) USB 2.0 port
(2) USB 3.0 port
(1) RS232
(1) Line in port
(1) Line out port
(1) MIC in port
(1) Clear CMOS button
(1) DC in
(1) Kensington lock
(2) Wireless Antenna fixture
2 x Firewire 800
1 x Firewire 400

 

Graphics Processor

Integrated Graphics Processor
 

Dimensions

9.4(L) x 7.8(W) x 2.8(H)"

 

Networking

Intel Gigabit (100Mb-1Gb/s) LAN subsystem
 
 

External Monitor

HDM1 + Display Ports 2x
 

Audio

Realtek ALC662 5.1 channel High Definition Audio

 

Optical Drive

Super-Multi DVD+/-RW Writer Drive
 

Standard AC Adapter

90W Power Adapter
Input:100- 240V AC
Output: 19V 4.47A DC

 

Warrenty Plan

1 Year Plan
 

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The A Series are optimized to squeeze every ounce out your computer's horsepower to deliver warp drive speeds needed to take full advantage of your virtual instruments, Digital Audio Workstations and Plug-ins. Our Test results prove it.

SOFTWARE BENCHMARK A20i A20 A20x
PASSMARK8 2102.1 2532 2532
3DMARK2015 (Fire strike 1.1) 533 637 637
3DMARK2015 (Sky diver 1.0) 2247 3030 3030
3DMARK2015 (Cloud gate1.1) 4625 5807 5807
3DMARK2015 (Ice strorm1.2) 48992 61115 61115
       
Number of Simultaneous Audio Tracks MusicXPC computer runs without overloading the CPU.
16-bit / 44 kHz MONO Maximum # of Tracks / Inserts
Discreet Audio Tracks 350 1600 1600
Revelation Reverb inserted on each track 170 560 580
REVerence Convolution Reverb inserted 80 100 100
RoomWorks Reverb inserted 80 170 170
RoomWorks SE Reverb inserted 80 160 160
24-bit / 96 kHz MONO Maximum # of Tracks / Inserts
Discreet Audio Tracks 240 1600 1600
Revelation Reverb inserted on each track 170 400 400
REVerence Convolution Reverb inserted 70 100 100
RoomWorks Reverb inserted 80 170 170
RoomWorks SE Reverb inserted 80 160 160
24-bit / 192 kHz MONO Maximum # of Tracks / Inserts
Discreet Audio Tracks 240 1300 1300
Revelation Reverb inserted on each track 160 360 360
REVerence Convolution Reverb inserted 70 100 100
RoomWorks Reverb inserted 80 170 170
RoomWorks SE Reverb inserted 80 160 160
       
Number of Simultaneous Audio Tracks MusicXPC computer runs without overloading the CPU.
16-bit / 44 kHz MONO Maximum # of Tracks / Inserts
Discreet Audio Tracks 128 128 128
DVerb Mono inserted 640 640 640
DVerb Stereo inserted 640 640 640
24-bit / 96 kHzMONO Maximum # of Tracks / Inserts
Discreet Audio Tracks 64 64 64
DVerb Mono inserted 256 320 192
DVerb Stereo inserted 256 320 192