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GLENSOUND AUDIO INTERFACES - Dante/Ravenna

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A range of analogue/AES3 to Dante/AES67 and Dante/AES67 to analogue/AES3 interfaces from Glensound. These interfaces are designed to be used in broadcast audio and recording studios whereby a reliable and high quality end product is required. The AES3 interfaces have been designed for use in outside broadcast, theatre, and location applications, where interfacing between AES3 and Dante/AES67 is required.

GTM - Dante to headphone/headset

Available in three options – GTM, with top panel controllers; GTM SDI, as GTM but with addition of HD-SDI input; and GTM SI, a stripped down version of GTM without top panel controllers for installation use. GTM combines the multiple functions required for the interfacing and communications required in eSports tournaments into one device. GTM provides the interface for the gamers, provides the intercom mix, and allows remote control by tournament engineers.

Separate modes allows the GTM to be used by either coach, referee, and arena announcers.

The top panel of the GTM and GTM SI has three ‘large’ level controls for the user to adjust their individual mix into their headphones. The mixable sources are ‘GAME’, a stereo output of the game audio; ‘TEAM’, an overall level of the team comms channel; and ‘ME’, an output of the user’s own voice in their headphones. Each controller has a multicoloured LED ring around it to indicate the level position.

There are five options of sources for the stereo game audio on the rear panel, which are routed to the ‘GAME’ headphone level control. These sources include SPDIF via TOSLink connection, 3.5mm stereo jack auxiliary in, USB C audio input, and 2-channel Dante audio input. There are three stereo inputs available via the Dante/AES67 network. These can be mixed to 2-channel stereo using the separate GlenController Remote app. Each stereo pair also has a balance control. Typically only a single stereo pair is used for the game audio, however further inputs allow for futureproofing.

The additional HD-SDI connection of the GTM SDI is de-embedded to provide four pairs of stereo audio sources. These can be mixed to 2-channel stereo using the separate GlenController Remote app. Each stereo pair has a balance control. The HD-SDI signal is looped out so the GTM SDI can be used inline of the video signal. Other connections include a 3.5mm TRRS headset connection, 3-pin XLR microphone input with switchable +48V phantom power, and headphone output.

The rear facing panel gives access to input source switching, microphone input gain control, phantom power and bias, and dual network connections. On the GTM SDI the HD-SDI inputs are also positioned on the rear facing panel.

Available options
GTM Dante/Analogue/SPDIF/USB input
GTM SDI Dante/Analogue/SPDIF/USB/SDI input
GTM SI Dante/Analogue/SPDIF/USB input, no local rotary controller (for installation use)

Dimensions (WxDxH): 135 x 162.5 x 76mm, GTM/GTM SDI; 145 x 158.4 x 40.5mm, GTM SI. Weight: 0.4kg, GTM/GTM SDI; 0.38kg, GTM SI.

AoIP22u - 2x RCA (phono) I/O to Dante

AoIP22u is an analogue to digital and digital to analogue converter designed to connect unbalanced line level analogue inputs/outputs to a Dante audio network.

AoIP22u provides two unbalanced audio inputs to the Dante network and 2 unbalanced outputs from the Dante network. AES67 is supported by the Audinate’s Ultimo chipset and can be easily turned on/off via the Dante controller.

The front facing panel of the AoIP22u has two unbalanced analogue RCA (phono) outputs that provide outputs from the Dante/AES67 network; two unbalanced analogue inputs, also by way of RCA (phono); and input gain controls for channels one and two.

The right-side panel of the AoIP22u has a link status LED that flashes to show when data is being correctly communicated with the attached switch. One Ethercon connector can mate with Neutrik XLR based network cables and standard RJ45’s. This should be connected to a PoE enabled switch or to a normal network switch via a Mid Span PoE injector. It is a 100Mb connection. The left side panel of the AoIP22u has a micro-USB connector is used for connecting the AoIP22u to a PC when updating its firmware.

Audio: Input type: Unbalanced RCA (phono). Output type: Unbalanced RCA (phono)`. Max input before clip: +18dBu, Max output: +18dbu. Frequency response: 20Hz to 22kHz less than or equal to +/-0.25dB. Dynamic range: 108dB's. Digital full scale: +18dBu = 0dBFs. Dante network sample rate: 44.1/48/88.2/96kS/s. AES67 network sample rate: 48kHz.

Network audio: Compatible audio networks: Dante uncompressed, low latency audio & AES67. AES67 Compliant: The Audinate Ultimo chipset used in this product is AES67 compliant. Network connection: Neutrik RJ45 EtherCON. Dante network resolution: 24bit. Dante network sample rate: 44.1/48/88.2 & 96kS/s. AES67 network sample rate: 48kHz.

Power: Can be powered by PoE or 12V DC. Consumption: 2.6W. Dimensions (WxDxH): 153 x 105 x 41mm. Weight: 420g. Mechanics: All aluminium construction, anodized and laser etched

Included Items: 2m Cat5 RJ45 plug to RJ45 plug cable.

AoIP22 – 2x Analogue I/O to Dante

AoIP22 is an analogue to digital and digital to analogue converter designed to connect line level analogue audio circuits to a Dante audio network.

AoIP22 provides two, 0dB analogue line level inputs to the Dante network and 2 analogue line level outputs from the Dante network. These circuits are electronically balanced on XLRs but can be wired unbalanced. AES67 is supported by the Audinate’s Ultimo chipset and can be easily turned on/off via the Dante controller.

The front facing panel of the AoIP22 has 2 balanced analogue 3-pin XLR outputs that provide outputs from the Dante/AES67 network. The outputs are electronically balanced and set to a line level whereby full scale (0dBFs) on the digital network equates to an analogue output of +18dBu. There are also 2 balanced analogue 3-pin XLR inputs that provide inputs to the Dante/AES67 network. They are electronically balanced but can be wired unbalanced. They are set such that an analogue input of +18dBu equates to full scale (0dBFs) on the digital network.

The right side panel of the AoIP22 has a link status LED that flashes to show when data is being correctly communicated with the attached switch. One Ethercon connector can mate with Neutrik XLR based network cables and standard RJ45’s. This should be connected to a PoE enabled switch or to a normal network switch via a Mid Span PoE injector. It is a 100Mb connection.

The left side panel of the AoIP22 shows a recessed reset button that’s main function is to allow the firmware within the AoIP22 to be updated. The micro-USB connector is used for connecting the AoIP22 to a PC when updating its firmware.

Audio: Input type: Electronically balanced (can be wired unbalanced) Neutrik 3-pin XLR socket. Input impedance: greater than 20k. Output impedance: 50 ohms. Output type: Electronically balanced (can be wired unbalanced) Neutrik 3 pin XLR plug. Max input before clip: +18dBu, Max output: +18dbu. Frequency response: 20Hz to 22kHz less than or equal to +/-0.25dB. Noise: -92dBu (residual). THD+N analogue in to network out: Relative (1k +18dBu): 0.00134%. THD+N Dante in to analogue out: Relative (1k +18dBu): 0.0026%. Dynamic range: 108dB's. Crosstalk (0dBu input to output 1k tone): -135dB. Digital full scale: +18dBu = 0dBFs.

Network audio: Compatible audio networks: Dante uncompressed, low latency audio & AES67. AES67 Compliant: The Audinate Ultimo chipset used in this product is AES67 compliant. Network connection: Neutrik RJ45 EtherCON. Dante network resolution: 24bit. Dante network sample rate: 44.1/48/88.2 & 96kS/s. AES67 network sample rate: 48kHz.

Power: Can be powered by PoE. Consumption: 2.6W. Dimensions (WxDxH): 153 x 105 x 41mm. Weight: 420g. Mechanics: All aluminium construction, anodized and laser etched

Included Items: Handbook (download also available), 2m Cat5 RJ45 plug to RJ45 plug cable, and belt clip.

AoIP22 AES3 – 1x AES3 I/O to Dante

AoIP22 AES3 is designed to easily and quickly interface existing AES3 equipment to a Dante/AES67 network audio system, providing one balanced AES3 audio circuit on and off the Dante/AES67 audio network. PoE ensures that only a single cable needs to be connected to the network to carry both audio and power. AES output is synchronised to the network audio sample rate and as such the clock follows the Dante/AES67 circuits.

The front facing panel of the AoIP22 has one 3-pin XLR input that can accept sample frequencies from 32 to 192kHz, and the AES3 output can support sample rates up to 96kHz. AES3 transformers provide isolation of the audio inputs. The front panel also features a single 3-pin XLR output.

On the rear of the AoIP22 AES3 there is a recessed reset button that enables the firmware within the AoIP22 AES3 to be updated via a micro-USB connector. Firmware can be updated using a compatible PC. The right side panel of the AoIP22 AES3 has a link status LED that flashes to show when data is being correctly communicated with the attached switch. The left side of the AoIP22 has one Ethercon connector that can mate with Neutrik XLR based network cables and standard RJ45s. This 100Mb connection should be connected to a PoE enabled switch or to a normal network switch via a Mid Span PoE injector.

The four front corners of the AoIP22 AES3 have ‘large strong’ holes that can be utilised for threading cable ties through for security when making temporary installations.

Audio: Frequency response: Flat to 22kHz. Maximum input before clip: 0dBFs. Maximum output level: 0dBFs. Input impedance: 110ohms. Output impedance: 110ohms. Distortion: 0.00006%, THD+N at 1kHz, reference to +18dBu output. Input type: Transformer balanced on Neutrik 3-pin XLR socket. Noise: greater than-123dBu, residual. Dynamic range: 141dBs. Input frequency: 32 to 192kHz. Output frequency: 44.1/48/88.2/96kHz, locked to Dante.

Network audio: Compatible audio networks: Dante uncompressed, low latency audio. AES67 network connection: Neutrik RJ45 EtherCON. Dante network sample rate: 44.1/48/88.2/96/192k. AES67 network sample rate: 48k.

Power: PoE: 1.2W. Source: PoE enabled switch or mid-span PoE Injection. Dimensions (WxDxH): 153 x 105 x 41mm, excluding belt-clip. Weight: 405g. Mechanics: All aluminium construction, anodized and laser etched.

Included items: Handbook (download also available), 2m Cat5 Rj45 plug/Rj45 plug cable, fitted belt-clip

AoIP2M – 2x Microphone to Dante

AoIP2M has the same housing design as AoIP22u and AoIP22 however it features dual 3-pin XLR microphone inputs with output to Dante digital audio network.

Intended for live on-air broadcast applications, AoIP2M is has a ‘rugged, lightweight’ aluminium chassis with anodised and laser etched panels. The unit can be fastened in situ using cable ties and the drilled holes on the top and bottom plates.

The rear facing panel has 2 balanced, mic-level XLR connectors, a lockable Neutrik Ethercon RJ45 connector, 12V DC power input, and a micro-USB connector for device firmware updates. The primary 100Mbps ethernet IP interface allows connection to a Dante network with a single amber LED indicating network activity. AoIP2M can be powered via PoE or the DC jack input or for redundancy measures - both at the simultaneously.

The front facing panel of the AoIP2M has all user controls including independent input gain control for each channel along with 4-stage LED meters. A +48V phantom power switch and signifying red LED are provided for each channel. Finally, an LED illustrates power on.

AoIP44 AES3 – 2x AES3 I/O to Dante

Like the AoIP22 AES3, AoIP44 AES3 is designed to easily and quickly interface existing AES3 equipment to a Dante/AES67 network audio system. PoE means that only one cable needs to be connected to the network to carry both audio and power, providing flexibility and saving time on installation. AoIP44 AES3 provides 2 balanced AES3 audio circuit on and off the Dante/AES67 audio network.

The front facing panel of the AoIP44 AES3 has two 3-pin XLR inputs that can accept sample frequencies from 32 to 192kHz. When operating a single AES3 output the AoIP44 AES3 can support sampling up to 96kHz; when operating two AES3 outputs the AoIP44 AES3 can support sampling up to 48kHz. The Front panel also houses two 3-pin XLR outputs. The AES outputs are synchronised to the network audio sample rate and as such the clock follows the Dante/AES67 circuits.

The rear facing panel of the AoIP44 AES3 a recessed reset button allows the firmware within the AoIP44 AES3 to be updated. Firmware can be updated via the micro-USB connector and connecting to a compatible PC.

The right side panel of the AoIP44 AES3 two link status LEDs that flashes to show when data is being correctly communicated with the attached switch. The left side of the AoIP44 AES3 one, 100Mb Ethercon connector can mate with Neutrik XLR based network cables and standard RJ45’s. This should be connected to a PoE enabled switch or to a normal network switch via a Mid Span PoE injector.

All four front corners of the AoIP44 AES3 feature large holes that are ideal for threading cable ties through for security.

Audio: Frequency response: Flat to 22kHz. Maximum input before clip: 0dBFs. Maximum output level: 0dBFs. Input impedance: 110ohms. Output impedance: 110ohms. Distortion: 0.00006%. THD+N at 1kHz reference to +18dBu output. Input type: Transformer balanced on Neutrik 3-pin XLR socket. Noise: greater than -123dBu, residual. Dynamic range: 141dBs. Input frequency: 32 to 192kHz. Output frequency: 44.1/48/88.2/96kHz, 1 x AES3 channel driven; 44.1/48kHz, 2 x AES3 driven, locked to Dante. Power: PoE: 1.2W. Source: PoE Enabled switch or mid-span PoE Injection.

Network audio: Compatible audio networks: Dante uncompressed, low latency audio. AES67 network connection: Neutrik RJ45 EtherCON. Dante network sample rate: 44.1/48/88.2/96/192k. AES67 network sample rate: 48k. Dimensions (WxDxH): 153 x 105 x 41mm, excluding belt-clip. Weight: 420g. Mechanics: All aluminium construction, anodized and laser etched.

Included Items: Handbook (download also available), 2m Cat5 Rj45 plug/Rj45 plug cable, fitted belt-clip

SIGNATURE AOIP44 - 4x Analogue I/O to Dante

Glensound AoIP44 is a dedicated, rack-mounting, DANTE Ethernet interface, designed for use in demanding broadcast environments. It has four balanced inputs and outputs and can be used as a stand-alone interface into a DANTE network, or in conjunction with a second, directly linked, Glensound interface as an audio 'snake', or for use as the network-connected or point-to-point interface to Glensound’s DANTE commentator units.

Glensound's Signature Series have internal power supplies as standard, in addition every unit, other than the PS1 power supply, has an external 12V DC input which may be used used as a primary power source, or for backup when connected to an optional Signature PS1 power station. The Signature case is in rack-mounting format, 1U high, and has extruded sides to which rack 'ears' are attached. These may be removed and fixed to the rear of the unit if desired. The extrusion has 'wings' at the side which may be used to mount the case to a flat surface.

DANTE is a software and hardware solution, offering high-performance audio distribution over standard IP networks, supporting hundreds of simultaneous channels of uncompressed audio with low latency and accurate synchronization. In a DANTE network, the DANTE Controller web interface controls audio routing. Any DANTE input can be routed to any other output on the network, or to multiple network output points. The AoIP is compatible with Glensound DARK series or AoIP44 DANTE interfaces when directly connected as a 'snake'.

The front panel has two LEDs, one to indicate power is present from the internal AC power supply, and the other to indicate the network is present.

The rear panel has four male and four female 3-pin XLR connectors for balanced, line level, audio connections. A locking EtherCON RJ45 connector provides a connection to the audio network. An IEC inlet connects the AC power, while a 4-pin male XLR is provided an external 12V DC power supply which can be used as a primary or backup power source.

Analogue audio: +18dBu / +18dBu, maximum, input / output, 20k ohms / 50 ohms impedance. Inputs and outputs are electronically balanced and can be wired unbalanced. Response: 'Flat until 22k'Hz, +/- 0.25dB.Distortion: 0.00134% THD at 1kHz, referred to +8dBu output. Noise: -94.6dB, residual. Dynamic range: 112.6dB. DANTE network sample rate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz. Power source: 100 - 240V AC, 47-63Hz; 4.3W or 12V DC, 240mA. Dimensions: Rack mounting, 1U x 123mm deep. Weight: 1.2kg.

Included accessories: Power cable, with UK 13A connector.
Optional accessories: Signature PS1 power supply

DARK8O – 8x analogue outputs to Dante

Designed for broadcast, theatre and pro audio use, Glensound DARK8O features digital audio in (by way of Dante or Ravenna) and 8x analogue audio outputs by way of 3-pin XLR connection. The network link is via primary and redundant copper Ethernet or SFP fibre modules, and power is on PoE or external DC.

The front panel of the DARK8O has four LEDs that illuminate depending on the status of the link to SFP or Ethernet connection. A mini-USB connection allows the firmware of the DARK8O to be updated along with the blue identify button and reset button. Two SFP slots are provided to take optional primary and secondary SFP fibre interfaces for the network connection. Two Ethernet sockets provide primary and secondary copper Ethernet connections.

The rear panel of DARK8O has eight audio outputs from the network. Each of the eight output channels has a dedicated Neutrik 3-pin XLR plug.

Available options
Dark8O Dante/AES67/SMPTE ST2110-3 interface
Dark8O/R Ravenna/AES67/SMPTE ST2110-3 interface

Analogue audio frequency response: 20Hz to 22kHz, +/-0.25dB. Maximum output level: +18dBu, +24 option to order. Full scale: 0dBFs = +18dBu, +24dBu option to order. Distortion: 0.008%, at 100Hz; 0.007%, at 1kHz; 0.005% at 10kHz, reference to +8dBu output. Noise: -93dB, at line up, A weighted RMS. Inter-channel cross talk: greater than 109dB. Output type: Electronically balanced, can be wired unbalanced. Network interface: 2x Neutrik RJ45 Ethercon sockets and 2x GBIC SFP module slots. Protocol: Dante and AES67, or Ravenna and AES67. Audio sample rates: 32 to 192 kS/s. Dimensions (HxDxW): 59 x 157 x 238mm. Weight: 1.2kg

DARK8ADI - 8x Analogue/4x AES3 input to Dante

Glensound DARK8ADI is an analogue to digital converter designed to connect AES3 and line level analogue audio circuits to a Dante/AES67 audio network. It has four balanced AES3 inputs and eight balanced analogue inputs on the rear panel 3-pin XLR connectors. In total, sixteen audio circuits can be sent to the Dante network from the device, with eight derived from both the AES3 and analogue inputs with the AES3 input being sent to the output when a valid AES3 signal is detected. The other eight channels being sent to the network are always derived from the four AES3 inputs.

The front facing panel of the DARK8ADI has four red LEDs and four green LEDs that illuminate depending on the status of the link – with red indicating no connection, and green indicating a successful connection. There is one 8-way female D-type connector which is an alarm status connection that will report the failure of a link status if one is detected whilst in operation. A mini-USB connection allows the firmware of the DARK8ADI to be updated, along with the blue identify button and reset button.

The rear facing panel also has two standard network data SFP sockets provided to allow redundant network connectivity if using Dante network audio protocol (SFP modules not included). There are also two standard network data RJ45 sockets provided to allow redundant network connectivity if using Dante network audio protocol, with all connections of gigabit type. The status LEDs flash to show when data is being correctly communicated with the attached switch. Also on the rear panel are eight analogue audio inputs that are electronically balanced and accept 0dB line level signals. These analogue inputs can be routed into the AoIP network so long as no valid AES3 input is detected on the equivalent AES3 channel, as AES3 has priority. One AES3 channel carries two audio channels therefore AES3 I/P 1 equals analogue inputs 1 and 2; AES3 I/P 2 equals analogue inputs 3 and 4; AES3 I/P 3 equals analogue inputs 5 and 6; and AES3 I/P 4 equals analogue inputs 7 and 8. The signals can be routed via Dante to anywhere on a network.

There are four balanced AES3 inputs that can accept AES signals up to 192kHz. These AES digital input signals always take priority over analogue inputs to the eight switched AoIP outputs. Therefore sending an input to channel 1 in both digital and analogue domains will result in the digital signal being accepted and the analogue signal being disregarded.

Two IEC mains sockets, primary and secondary accept external AC voltage of 100 – 240 VAC +/-10%. There is a non-accessible internal fuse for this input. DARK8ADI is designed to operate with either primary or secondary mains sources or both for power redundancy.

Maximum analogue input level: +18dB. Input impedance: greater than 20kOhm. Distortion: 0.0013%, at 100Hz; 0.0022%, at 1kHz; 0.00094%, at 10kHz. Noise: -93dB, at line up, A weighted RMS. Dynamic range: 111dB. Input type: Electronically balanced (can be wired unbalanced). Digital AES3 audio frequency response: flat to 22kHz. Maximum input level: 0dBFs. Input impedance: 110 ohm. THD+N: 0.00018%, relative. Noise: greater than -123dB, residual. Input type: Transformer balanced. Dynamic range: greater than 141dB. Input frequency: 16-192kHz, sample rate converted to meet Dante network frequency. Power connections: 2x mains inputs filtered IEC, 100 to 240 VAC 47-63Hz. AC consumption: 15 watts, at 230VAC. Internal mains fuse: 20mm, 1A anti surge. Alarm connector: 9-way D socket. Alarm type: Solid state relay. Dimensions: 1RU x 300mm. Weight: 3kg

Included Items: 1x 2m RJ45 network cable, A4 handbook, 2m IEC cable.

DARK88 MKII - 8x8 Line-level to Dante

Dark88 MKII is a dedicated, rack-mounting, Dante Ethernet interface, designed for use in demanding broadcast environments. It has eight, balanced inputs and outputs and can be used as a stand-alone interface, or in conjunction with a second, directly linked, Glensound interface as an audio 'snake', or for use as the network-connected or point-to-point interface to Glensound's Dante commentator units.

It has both redundant network cable connection and redundant power supply for extra resilience and has SFP slots providing the option to use multimode or single-mode redundant fibre connections for additional range. It can also provide Power-Over-Ethernet (POE) to the Inferno commentator unit when directly connected to it by Cat5 Ethernet cable.

Dante is a software and hardware solution, offering high-performance audio distribution over standard IP networks, supporting hundreds of simultaneous channels of uncompressed audio with low latency and accurate synchronization. For further information, DANTE networking basics. In a Dante network, the Dante Controller web interface controls audio routing. Any Dante input can be routed to any other output on the network, or to multiple network output points.

The four network connections of the Dark88 can be configured as a switch. In this configuration, if the primary and secondary redundant SFP/fibre slots have been used as the network link, the RJ45 connections can be used to loop out to further local DARK units or other Dante devices that will all be shown separately on the network within the Dante Controller configuration utility.

The front panel of the 1U high rack-mounting chassis has two LEDs to indicate power is present from the two internal power supplies and a mini-B USB socket for performing firmware updates in conjunction with 'Reset' and 'Update' buttons. Two SFP slots are provided to take optional primary and secondary SFP fibre interfaces; two Ethercon sockets provide primary and secondary copper Ethernet connections.

The rear panel is extremely crowded, containing eight male and eight female XLR connectors for the eight line-level outputs and eight line-level inputs. Two IEC power inlets feed the redundant power supplies.

Audio inputs: +18dBu maximum, 20k ohms. Audio outputs: +18dBu maximum, 50 ohms. Inputs and outputs are electronically balanced and can be wired unbalanced. Distortion: 0.0022% THD, 1kHz, referred to +8dBu output. Noise: -93dB RMS, A-weighted 'at line up'. Dynamic range: 111dB. Power source: 2x 100 - 240V AC, 47-63Hz, 16W at 230V AC. Dimensions: 442 x 303 x 44mm (wxdxh), 1U rack mounting. Weight: 3kg.

Included accessories: 2x power cables, with UK 13A connectors.
Optional accessories: Dante/SFPS, Dante/SFPM, Dante/SFP1, and Dante/SFP2.

DARK16I - 16x analogue input to Dante

DARK16I is a 19” 1RU sub-rack that provides sixteen analogue audio inputs to a Dante/AES67 AoIP network. These audio inputs are balanced line level signals and for ease of installation are presented on the rear panel XLRs.

The rear facing panel of the DARK16I provides sixteen audio inputs into the network. Each input is on its own Neutrik 3-pin XLR socket. The inputs are electronically balanced and can be connected to unbalanced outputs if required. Each audio input can be sampled at up to 192k, which is four times the 48k rate used by most broadcasters and double the 96k rate used by lots of professional audio systems. There are two IEC mains sockets, primary and secondary. Both are a standard IEC mains socket that accepts external AC voltage of 100 – 240 VAC +/- 10%. There is a non-accessible internal fuse for this input. DARK16I is designed to operate with either primary or secondary mains sources or both for power redundancy.

The front facing panel of the DARK16I has four red LEDs and four green LEDs that illuminate depending on the status of the link. Red indicates no connection, green indicates a successful connection. For example, if you have connected the DARK16I to two separate PSUs only one of which works then you will have a red ‘fault’ LED illuminate to warn you that there is no power detected on the connection that is not receiving mains power. There is one 8-way female D-type connector which is an alarm status connection that will report the failure of a link status if one is detected whilst in operation. The mini-USB connection allows the firmware of the DARK16I to be updated along with the blue identify button and reset button. Two SFP slots are provided to take optional primary and secondary SFP fibre interfaces for the network connection. Two Ethernet sockets provide primary and secondary copper Ethernet connections.

Analogue frequency response: 20Hz to 22kHz, +/-0.25dB. Full scale: 0dBFs = +18dBu, factory default; 0dBFs = +20dBu; 0dBFs = +24dBu. Input Impedance: greater than or equal to 20kOhms, factory default; 600 Ohms, set by internal link. Distortion: 0.0013%, at 100Hz; 0.0022%, at 1kHz; 0.00094% at 10kHz, Reference to +8dBu output. Noise: -93dB, at line up, A weighted RMS. Inter-channel cross talk: greater than 101dB, at line up with 1kHz Tone. Input type: Electronically balanced (can be wired unbalanced). Network interface: 2x Neutrik RJ45 Ethercon sockets and 2x GBIC SFP module slots. Protocol: Dante and AES67. Audio sample rates: 32 to 192kS/s. Power connections: 2x mains filtered IEC, 100 to 240 VAC 47-63Hz. AC consumption: 18 watts at 230VAC. Internal mains fuse: 20mm, 1A anti surge. Audio connectors: Neutrik 3-pin XLR sockets. Alarm connector: 9-way D-socket. Alarm type: solid state relay. Dimensions: 1RU x 300mm, excluding connectors. Weight: 2.8kg.

Included items: Handbook, 1x 2m CAT5 RJ45 plug/plug cable, 1x 2m IEC socket cable.

DARK16O - 16x analogue outputs to Dante

DARK16O is a 19-inch, 1U sub-rack that provides sixteen high quality analogue audio outputs from a Dante/AES67 AoIP network. These audio outputs are balanced line level signals and for ease of installation are presented on the rear panel XLRs.

On the front panel of the DARK16O there are four red LEDs and four green LEDs that illuminate depending on the status of the link. Red indicates no connection, green indicates a successful connection. For example, if you have connected the DARK16I to two separate PSUs only one of which works then you will have a red ‘fault’ LED illuminate to warn you that there is no power detected on the connection that is not receiving mains power.

There is one 8-way female D-type connector which is an alarm status connection that will report the failure of a link status if one is detected whilst in operation. The mini-USB connection allows the firmware of the DARK16O to be updated along with the blue identify button and reset button. A mini-B USB socket allows connection to a PC for performing firmware updates, in conjunction with 'Identify' and 'update' buttons. Two SFP slots are provided to take optional primary and secondary SFP fibre interfaces for the network connection. Two Ethernet sockets provide primary and secondary copper Ethernet connections.

The rear panel of the DARK16O has sixteen audio outputs from the network. Each output is on its own Neutrik 3-pin XLR pin plug. There are two IEC mains sockets, primary and secondary. Both are a standard IEC mains socket that accepts external AC voltage of 100 – 240 VAC +/- 10%. There is a non-accessible internal fuse for this input. DARK16O is designed to operate with either primary or secondary mains sources or both for power redundancy.

Analogue audio frequency response: 20Hz to 22kHz, +/-0.25dB. Maximum output level: +18dBu,+24 option to order. Full scale: 0dBFs = +18dBu, +24dBu option to order. Distortion: 0.0013%, at 100Hz; 0.0022%, at 1kHz; 0.00094% at 10kHz, reference to +8dBu output. Noise: -93dB, at line up, A weighted RMS. Inter-channel cross talk: greater than 101dB, at line up with 1kHz tone. Output type: Electronically balanced, can be wired unbalanced. Network interface: 2x Neutrik RJ45 Ethercon sockets and 2x GBIC SFP module slots. Protocol: Dante and AES67. Audio sample rates: 32 to 192 kS/s. Power connections: 2x mains inputs filtered IEC, 100 to 240 VAC 47-63Hz. AC consumption: 18Watts at 230VAC. Internal mains fuse: 20mm 1A anti surge. Dimensions: 1U x 300mm, excluding connectors. Weight: 2.8kg

Included items: Handbook, 1x 2m CAT5 RJ45 plug/plug cable, and 1x 2m IEC socket cable (UK and EU only).

DARK1616 - 16x16 line-level and AES to Dante

Dark1616 is a dedicated, rack-mounting, Dante Ethernet interface, designed for use in demanding broadcast environments. It has sixteen inputs and outputs, available as analogue balanced inputs and outputs, and also as eight AES inputs and outputs (sixteen digital channels). It can be used as a stand-alone interface into a Dante network, or in conjunction with a second, directly linked Glensound interface, as an audio 'snake', or for use as the network-connected or point-to-point interface to Glensound's Dante commentator units.

It has both redundant network cable connections and redundant power supplies for extra resilience, and has redundant SFP slots, providing the option to use multimode, single-mode or single-core fibre connections for additional range. It is compatible with Glensound DARK series or AoIP44 Dante interfaces when directly connected as a 'snake'.

Dante is a software and hardware solution, offering high-performance audio distribution over standard IP networks, supporting hundreds of simultaneous channels of uncompressed audio with low latency and accurate synchronization. For further information, DANTE networking basics. In a Dante network, the Dante Controller web interface controls audio routing. Any Dante input can be routed to any other output on the network, or to multiple network output points.

The four network connections of the Dark1616 can be configured as a switch. In this configuration, if the primary and secondary redundant SFP/fibre slots have been used as the network link, the RJ45 connections can be used to loop out to further local DARK units or other Dante devices that will all be shown separately on the network within the Dante Controller configuration utility.

The front panel of the 1U high, rack-mounting chassis has eight LEDs to indicate the status of the primary and redundant systems. PSU1, PSU2, primary link, and secondary redundant link all have indicators to show either normal or fault mode. A nine-pin, D-sub connector is used to relay any fault information via GPO. This can be used to trigger alarms on other systems in the event of link or power supply failures.

A mini-B USB socket allows connection to a PC for performing firmware updates, in conjunction with 'Identify' and 'Update' buttons. Two SFP slots are provided to take optional primary and secondary SFP fibre interfaces for the network connection. Two Ethercon sockets provide primary and secondary copper Ethernet connections.

The rear panel contains six 25-pin, D-sub connectors. Two of these are for the AES input/outputs, AES 1-4 and AES 6-8. Two are for the analogue inputs, analogue in 1-8 and analogue in 9-16. The final two are for the analogue outputs, analogue out 1-8 and analogue out 9-16. All analogue and AES outputs are always available. On the inputs, any valid AES signal will have priority over the analogue inputs. Two IEC power inlets feed the main and secondary redundant power supplies.

Analogue audio: +18dBu/+18dBu, maximum, input/output, 20k ohms/50 ohms impedance, Distortion: 0.0022% THD at 1kHz, referred to +8dBu output. Noise: -93dB at 'line up', RMS, A-weighted. Dynamic range: 111dB. Inputs and outputs are electronically balanced and can be wired unbalanced. Digital audio: AES3. Response: 'Flat to 22kHz'. Maximum levels: 0dBFs, inputs and outputs, 110 ohms. Distortion: 0.00018% THD+N. Noise: -123dB RMS, A-weighted, residual. Inputs and outputs are transformer balanced. Dynamic range: 141dB. Input frequency: 16 to 192kHz (sample rate converted to meet Dante network frequency). Output frequency: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 192kHz (output matched Dante network). Power source: 2x AC inputs, 100 - 240V AC, 47-63Hz; 18W at 230V AC. Dimensions: Rack mounting, 1U x 300mm deep excluding connectors. Weight: 3.3kg.

Included accessories: 2x power cables, with UK 13A connectors.
Optional accessories: Dante/SFPS, Dante/SFPM, Dante/SFP1, and Dante/SFP2.

DARK1616M - 16x16 mic/line-level and AES to Dante

Dark1616M is a dedicated, rack-mounting, Dante Ethernet interface, designed for use in demanding broadcast environments. It has sixteen inputs and outputs available as analogue balanced inputs, which may be selected to microphone, microphone with 48V phantom power and line levels and outputs, and also as eight AES inputs and outputs (sixteen digital channels). It can be used as a stand-alone interface into a Dante network or in conjunction with a second, directly-linked, Glensound interface as an audio 'snake', or used as the network-connected or point-to-point interface to Glensound's Dante commentator units.

It has both redundant network cable connections and redundant power supplies for extra resilience, and has redundant SFP slots, providing the option to use multimode, single-mode or single-core fibre connections for additional range. It is compatible with Glensound DARK series or AoIP44 Dante interfaces when directly connected as a 'snake'. Dante is a software and hardware solution, offering high-performance audio distribution over standard IP networks, supporting hundreds of simultaneous channels of uncompressed audio with low latency and accurate synchronization. For further information, DANTE networking basics. In a Dante network, the Dante Controller web interface controls audio routing. Any Dante input can be routed to any other output on the network, or to multiple network output points.

The four network connections of the Dark1616 can be configured as a switch. In this configuration, if the primary and secondary redundant SFP/fibre slots have been used as the network link, the RJ45 connections can be used to loop out to further local DARK units or other Dante devices that will all be shown separately on the network within the Dante Controller configuration utility. The DARK1616M contains a web server, 'allowing remote functionality to an engineer from any PC connected to the network via any web browser'. Remote control of the input switching (microphone/microphone with 48V phantom/line), input gain and microphone on/off is available. Network settings can be configured.

The front panel of the 1U high, rack-mounting chassis has eight LEDs to indicate the status of the DARK1616Ms primary and secondary redundant systems. PSU1, PSU2, primary link, and secondary link all have indicators to show either normal or fault mode. A nine-pin, D-sub connector is used to relay any fault information via GPO. This can be used to trigger alarms on other systems in the event of link or power supply failures.

A mini-B USB socket allows connection to a PC for performing firmware updates, in conjunction with 'Identify' and 'Update' buttons. Two SFP slots are provided to take optional primary and secondary SFP fibre interfaces for the network connection. Two Ethercon sockets provide primary and secondary copper Ethernet connections.

The rear panel contains six 25-pin, D-sub connectors. Two of these are for the AES input/outputs, AES 1-4 and AES 6-8. Two are for the analogue inputs, analogue in 1-8 and analogue in 9-16. The final two are for the analogue outputs, analogue out 1-8 and analogue out 9-16. All analogue and AES outputs are always available. On the inputs, any valid AES signal will have priority over the analogue inputs. Two IEC power inlets feed the main and secondary redundant power supplies.

Microphone level inputs: -67dBu to -15dB dBu, for-24dBFs line up, -61dBu to -7dBu, for -18dBFs line up, 2400 ohms. Input gain resolution: 1dB steps. Response: 40Hz to 22kHz, +/-0.25dB. Distortion: 0.002% THD, 1kHz. Noise: -127dB EIN, 22Hz to 22kHz, terminated 300 ohms. Phantom power: +48 volts. Line level analogue audio: +18dBu/+18dBu, maximum, input/output, 20k ohms/50 ohms impedance, Distortion: 0.0022% THD at 1kHz, referred to +8dBu output. Noise: -93dB at 'line up', RMS, A-weighted. Dynamic range: 111dB. Inputs and outputs are electronically balanced and can be wired unbalanced. Digital audio: AES3. Response: 'Flat to 22kHz'. Maximum levels: 0dBFs, inputs and outputs, 110 ohms. Distortion: 0.00018% THD+N. Noise: -123dB RMS, A-weighted, residual. Inputs and outputs are transformer balanced. Dynamic range: 141dB. Input frequency: 16 to 192kHz (sample rate converted to meet Dante network frequency). Output frequency: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 192kHz (output matched Dante network). Power source: 2x AC inputs, 100 - 240V AC, 47-63Hz; 18W at 230V AC. Dimensions: Rack mounting, 1U x 300mm deep excluding connectors. Weight: 3.3kg.

Included accessories: 2x power cables, with UK 13A connectors.
Optional accessories: Dante/SFPS, Dante/SFPM, Dante/SFP1, and Dante/SFP2.

Optional SFP Modules

Dante/SFPS is a single-mode module and Dante/SFPM is multi-mode. Dante/SFP1 and Dante/SFP2 are for use over distances up to 10km and are WDM (wavelength-division multiplexing) types, a multiplexing technology which can be used to enable bi-directional communication over a single fibre. Dante/SFP1 should be used in a pair with SFP2 Dante breakout boxes: See Dante interfaces.

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