DARK16I - Analogue Input only Version of DARK1616

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DARK16I - Analogue Input only Version of DARK1616

Model Number: DARK16I

Brand: Glensound

Regular price $3,451.92 $3,451.92 (Ex GST) $3,797.11 (Inc GST) Sale

The DARK16I is a 19” 1RU subrack that provides 16 high quality 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 rear panel XLRs.

Being designed originally for broadcast the DARK16I has inbuilt resilience for both its network connections and power supplies. It is also suitable for Theatre, Installation and Pro Audio use.

The DARK16I is a versatile box for converting analogue audio inputs to an AoIP system utilising the Dante and AES67 audio over IP (AoIP) protocols.

In total there are 16 audio input channels, all being simultaneously converted to the AoIP network via high quality low noise analogue to digital converters.

For ease of cabling audio inputs are balanced circuits on Neutrik XLRs.

Being designed for resilient broadcast applications, the DARK16I 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 DARK16I 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.  It is possible to set this switch to work as a traditional network switch instead of the default redundant mode.  This means that there would be just one link to the Dante/ AES67 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, DARK16I units can be directly connected with each other with no external network hardware.

The unit is part of our very popular DARK range of AoIP audio interfaces that have a proven reliable provenance, meaning that it is a safe fit and forget choice for your engineer. Your accountant will also be happy as it has a very long expected life span and a very competitive initial price.

• Network audio interface for Dante/ AES67
• 16 analogue audio inputs
• Inputs are on rear panel XLRs
• Supports up to 192k sampling
• Low noise ADCs
• Selectable full scale level
• Redundant network links (Fibre and Copper)
• Redundant Mains power supplies
• 19" 1RU Subrack

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Category: Broadcast Audio