Originally launched in 2013, RTI announced they has finally started shipping the long-awaited AD-16x, a 16×16 audio matrix switcher. Part of RTI’s lineup of audio distribution solutions, the AD-16x is designed for large, multi-zone audio installations as it provides routing for 16 audio sources across 16 zones and use RTI Cool Power amplifiers (CP-450/CP-1650) to drive each speaker. The AD-16x also features eight remote source inputs, which allow devices located in other rooms to be used as global sources. When the system grows past 16 zones, up to four AD-16x units can be cascaded for up to 64 output zones. The switch also delivers complete audio management, including parametric equalizing, zone grouping and balance control.
The AD64 has a two-way driver running on an RTI XP processor and features custom project labeling, allowing integrators to name all zones and sources and eliminating tedious programming by ID number. The driver also allows dynamic audio source management, which tracks active sources. This allows a user to determine if a source is already in use and select a different one to avoid an inadvertent music change.