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DARK1616S Dante/AES67 16x16 Analog & AES I/O with SRC on Inputs & Word Clock I/O
Model Number: DARK1616S
Brand: Glensound - Dante IO
$4,055.52 (Ex GST)
$4,461.07 (Inc GST)
Based on the popular DARK 1616 the 'S' add a sample rate converters to the digital AES outputs and a world clock input and output. The world clock input can be used to lock the Dante® network to an external clock source and the world clock output can be used to lock external equipment to the Dante® network sample rate.
The DARK1616S is a versatile break in/ out box for sending/ receiving both analogue and digital (AES3) audio to/ from a network utilizing the Dante audio over IP (AoIP) protocol.
In total there are 16 channels of audio sent from the Dark1616S into the network. The Dark1616S has 8 off AES3 inputs and 16 off analogue inputs, the AES3 inputs take priority over the analogue (if an AES3 input is receiving a valid AES3 signal then it will turn off the equivalent analogue input pair and route its output to the network).
Simultaneously there are 16 channels of audio being received from the network by the Dark1616S and these incoming circuits are provided as outputs from the Dark1616S in both AES3 and analogue.
The AES3 inputs have sample rate converters on them and can accept input frequencies up to 192kHz, the incoming AES3 circuit is always sample rate converted to match the Dante network frequency.
The AES3 outputs have sample rate converters on them and can be locked to the sample frequency of the Word clock input or to the Dante network.
The Word clock input allows an external clock to set the AES3 output frequency. It can also be used to set as the Dante® networks preferred master clock. A Word clock output is also provided, this is clocked at the same sample rate as the Dante® network and can be used for locking external equipment to the networks sample rate.
For ease of cabling audio I/O is presented on D25 sockets to the AES59 standard (Tascam wiring convention) for which there are a number of reasonably priced break out cables available from multiple suppliers.
Being designed for resilient broadcast applications the Dark1616 features both redundant power supplies and redundant Dante network links with link status GPOs (general purpose outputs (solid state relays)). Both primary and secondary network links are provided with both magnetic (copper RJ45) and fibre (SFP) interface connections. The Dante system itself provides a completely transparent redundant link system which means that if the Dark1616 lost its primary link circuit the secondary link would automatically take over with no loss of audio.
The primary and secondary network interfaces are routed internally via a network switch and it is possible to set this switch to work as a traditional network switch instead of the default redundant mode meaning that there would be just one link to the Dante network and the other connections of the switch could have other Dante or network devices connected to them. As with all Dante devices once set up Dark1616S units can be directly connected with each other with no external network hardware.
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Category: Professional Audio