Audinate says that Dante is seeing rapid adoption by manufacturers of residential audio equipment. Dante is already widely used by integrators in the commercial installed AV market to deliver systems with many uncompressed audio channels over a standard Ethernet network. Audinate says Dante’s introduction to the residential market brings cost reductions and installation time savings thanks to the efficiency of leveraging Ethernet cables in lieu of proprietary, single-purpose analog audio cables. Dante allows for routing audio over long distances without any signal degradation, making it perfect for higher-end residential homes with multi-zone audio setups.
Dante is a leader in networked audio, offered in more than 2,000 commercially available products from more than 430 manufacturers, all with guaranteed interoperability. This means integrators can pick products for their particular installation with confidence that they will all network together seamlessly, while legacy audio gear can be brought onto the network using cost-effective Dante AVIO adapters. Dante integrates directly with computers using Dante Virtual Soundcard or Dante Via, allowing media streaming applications to playout up to 64 channels of audio using just built-in Ethernet.
At CEDIA 2019, Dante will be featured in new products from JBL Synthesis (Booth #1313), ELAN (Booth #2013) and Powersoft (Booth #335), among others. New Dante enabled products at CEDIA 2019 include:
- The new JBL Synthesis SDP-55 surround processor, SDR-35 AV receiver, SDA-7120 seven-channel amplifier, and SDA-2200 two-channel amplifier. (Harman Booth #1313)
- The new Mezzo AD amplifier line from Powersoft. (Booth #335)
- The IP Amplifier line from ELAN (Booth #2013)
“Our new JBL Synthesis AV Receiver, AV surround processor, and multichannel amplifiers all include Dante connectivity as a key component of their design,” said Jim Garrett, senior director, product strategy and planning, Harman Luxury Audio. “Dante enables us to provide simplified component connectivity along with advanced audio networking, and to be confident in the performance, reliability and interoperability.”
Jeff Shaw, ELAN product manager concurs: “Dante is a vital part of our new ELAN IP Amplifier line, which simplifies multi-room audio for residential installations. Our accelerated performance plus Dante networking is a win-win for integrators and their customers alike.”
Echoing this sentiment, Francesco Fanicchi, brand director at Powersoft, said: “To have professional-grade audio networking applied to the custom home market is encouraging and exciting. Our Mezzo Units AD models include Dante, and also add an internal Gigabit Ethernet switch and a second port, meaning that multiple products can share the same network cable. This feature can be convenient in a retrofit, or if the user needs to share a network connection between a projector and an amplifier.”
Audinate will also be offering training in conjunction with JBL Synthesis on their new Dante-enabled products on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room 3A. The training is open to the public. In addition, Audinate representatives will be staffing a Dante/JBL Synthesis demonstration in the Harman booth (#1313) throughout the show.
Other Dante licensees that will be exhibiting at CEDIA include:
- Atlona (Booth #2947)
- AudioControl (Booth #1813)
- Bosch (Booth #4157)
- Bose (Booth #204)
- Control4 (Booth #3013)
- Devialet (Booth #705)
- Harman (Booth #1313)
- Just Add Power (Booth #1817)
- Legrand (Booth #905)
- Liberty AV Solutions (Booth #2120)
- MSE Audio (SoundTube) (Booth #3925)
- Muxlab (Booth #1951)
- Nortek (Booth #2013)
- Powersoft (#335)
- Radial Engineering Ltd. (Booth #1128)
- Trinnov Audio (Booth #4324)
- Yamaha (Booth #2143)
“For years commercial integrators have recognized the cost savings, ease of use and flexibility that Dante delivers, so it’s exciting to see the adoption of Dante in CEDIA taking off,” stated Joshua Rush, SVP of marketing for Audinate. “We look forward to working with CEDIA manufacturers and integrators to continue to deliver solutions that benefit the residential market.”
Dante details are here.