Antelope Audio Introduces Orion32+ Flagship Interface

Antelope Audio has introduced its new Orion32+ flagship audio interface. The Orion32+ now has Thunderbolt compatibility, zero latency monitoring and “unmatched sonic depth and clarity.”


Orion32+ follows in the footsteps of the original Orion32, which was introduced in 2013, and was the world’s first 32 channel AD/DA converter. Orion32+ delivers 32 channels of I/O, a wide range of connectivity options, zero latency monitoring, and 32-simultaneous channels of 24-bit, 192 kHz audio performance. Along with connectivity options via Thunderbolt, MADI and USB, the Orion32+ also incorporates ADAT and S/PDIF throughput, with I/O being handled by eight D-Sub 25 connectors and a pair of mastering grade monitor outputs — both capable of delivering up to 129 dB.

Orion32+ also includes Antelope Audio’s DSP engine, which is optimized to run customized EQ, compressor and reverb settings. These include the recently announced AuraVerb and other forthcoming effects, which are included at no additional cost.

The accompanying software application for Orion32+ provides a color-coded routing matrix with four separate mixers and intelligent DSP effects integration. The software application, originally created for the original Orion32, and further refined for Zen Studio, is available for both OS X and Windows operating systems. Orion32+ is also fully supported by Antelope’s 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) jitter management technology.

Pricing and Availability

Orion32+ is expected to ship in mid-November 2015, and is priced at $3,495 (U.S.). For more information, please visit Antelope Audio.

10 thoughts on “Antelope Audio Introduces Orion32+ Flagship Interface

  1. i would love to buy one of those… but with an additional cost of a bout 800.– just for the dsub breakout cables i probably go for 2 motu 16a instead…

  2. I own an Antelope Orion 32 for 10 months now, and it’s the worst investment I ever made in my studio. While the converters are absolutely great, the Software and Drivers are catastrophic. The Software Panel is a mess, routing capabilities are a bad joke, the Software is cumbersome, unstable and crashing constantly, same is true for the drivers. If you consider to buy this, you should count in the cost for an RME MADIface or similar that you connect it to, because you only can use it as a (extremely good) converter; the Audio Interface functionality is simply unusable. If you check for the hundreds of pages of forum threads on the Orion you will see; I just thought these couldn’t be true and I thought something at this price point simply has to work properly… total misconception! (my experience is on Windows, but at least for the Control Panel it’s the same on Mac)

    1. I have my Orion32 since August 2013, and my experience is definitely not as bad. I have connected it to a RME HDSPe MADI because I did not like the USB drivers either. The control software is not as unstable for me as described above. And about the routing: you can route everything to everything else, how could that be a bad joke?

      1. Hi Christoph, you are of course right that you can route any input to any output – but that’s it! You can do exactly ONE stereo mix, no submixes, no internal aux routing, nothing… If you compare that to the possibilities of e.g. RME’s Totalmix, it’s really extremely poor in my opinion.

    2. this was the main reason i was staying away from the satori. great looking package and feature i need, but everything is run from stupid control panel software that’s buggy as hell. i went with an older apogee rosetta set up with more IO and all hardware based.

  3. don’t you just love hearing about a ton of input devices and the inputs are not what you expect?
    I pick on mainly those who count co-axial and d-sub and such
    and then there is behringer who’s 16 in is actually 16 when you count sub mixer and other strange inputs

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