CTP Systems DIO1616MA-XLR Dante Converter
The CTP Systems DIO1616MA-XLR Dante Converter is a Dante enabled interface unit converting sixteen analogue microphone or line level inputs to Dante streams. The unit also converts Dante streams to sixteen line level analogue outputs.
All microphone/line level inputs have adjustable gain from +65dB to -12dB and the analogue outputs from +12dB to -12dB. Phantom power may be selected
to each microphone input.
Network connections may be copper and/or fibre and the unit includes connections for network redundancy. The DIO1616MA is PoE enabled so it may be operated without a mains supply.
All level control and phantom switching is adjusted using the built in web
server. The unit operates at a sample rates of 48kHz or 96kHz.
The unit will also operate in AES67 mode.
The DIO1616MA may be powered by:
Mains, 110-240 VAC 50/60Hz.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) on either or both of the copper primary and secondary ethernet jacks. The unit has a class 3 signature.
Clearly PoE power will not be available if the unit is used solely with fibre connections so the mains input should then be utilised.
The DIO1616MA has a built-in network switch. This switch may be configured either as a standard switch where network connections may be passed on to other network devices or with redundant inputs for connection to a secondary (backup) network.
The switch function should be configured from within Dante Controller.
For copper network connections the closest green LED will flicker on successful
network connection. For SFP connections (usually fibre) the relevant green LED on
the left of the sockets will flicker.
The 1RU DIO1616MA utilizes the Tascam analogue standard for audio inputs and outputs via D25 connectors, each D type carries eight audio circuits. The
DIO1616MAX is a 2RU version with XLR connections on the rear. The DIO1616MAXR (2RU) has network connections on the rear but XLR audio connections on the front, suitable for stage box use.
Microphone Amplifiers/ Line Inputs
The DIO1616MA includes sixteen digitally controlled microphone amplifiers with very low distortion and really natural sounding audio amplification utilising top flight chips from the THAT Corporation. Input gain is adjustable in 1dB steps from -12dB to +65dB via the web GUI.
Phantom power at 48 volts may be selected to each input, again via the GUI.
Line Outputs are electronically balanced, they may also be used unbalanced. Gain is adjustable from -12dB to +12dB.
For more information, please review the DIO1616MA manual