Crestron Details Four New DM NAX Audio Edge Devices for Residential AV Market, But Two Work in ProAV Too


Crestron Electronics announced four DM NAX Audio Edge Devices to provide interoperability between audio sources for any AV-over-IP system.

The company says each new accessory is available in two form factors: wall plates or surface mounts. A single network connection allows homeowners to control and manage the device through the Crestron Home OS. Other features include an onboard DSP for tone shaping and signal optimization. Crestron says all new edge devices are compatible across DM NVX AV-over-IP, DM NAX Audio-over-IP, AES67 and Dante audio networking platforms. Additionally, the edge devices are powered via PoE, eliminating the need for local AC power. Crestron says the four devices include:

  • The DM NAX Wall Plate with Bluetooth Connectivity and Unbalanced Analog Audio Input and Output: DM-NAX-BTIO-1G — DM-NAX-BTIO-1G is a wall plate with Bluetooth communications and analog inputs and outputs that adds Bluetooth audio to any DM NAX Audio-over-IP, DM NVX AV-over-IP, Dante audio network, or AES67 AoIP system. Quite simply, Crestron says it bridges any audio source to DM NAX technology. Android OS users don’t benefit from something like AirPlay software, so Bluetooth connectivity is a fantastic option to source audio to this wall plate. MSRP: $950
  • The DM NAX Wall Plate with XLR Input and Balanced Analog Audio Output: DM-NAX-2XLRI-1G —Whether a professional musician, a DJ, or just a lover of incredible sound, Crestron says this device offers stereo analog audio outputs that allow integration with a professional audio system. With onboard DSP, users have “complete control” over tone shaping and signal optimization, ensuring the “highest-quality audio experience.” The company says there are no messy cables or complicated setups, as this edge device provides power and audio signals through a single network cable. MSRP: $860
  • The DM NAX Converter with Balanced Analog Audio Input and Output: DM-NAX-AUD-IO — Crestron says the DM-NAX-AUD-IO provides a way to bridge traditional analog media sources such as phones, laptops, media players and even turntables into an AV-over-IP audio setup. Power and audio signals are delivered through a single network cable.  MSRP: $800
  • The DM NAX Converter with USB and Unbalanced Analog Audio Input and Output: ​DM-NAX-AUD-USB —Crestron says this is the solution for connecting USB devices to DM NAX technology, allowing users to stream their favorite service (or even YouTube video) and hear that audio everywhere. This compact device offers a range of features that make it “incredibly versatile and user-friendly.” With a stereo USB-C connectivity PC audio input, Crestron says users can easily connect a laptop and enjoy high-quality audio streaming. The device also features a stereo analog 3.5mm line in/out, allowing easy integration with users’ local audio system. MSRP: $800