Neutrik USA has announced a 2×2 NA2-IO-DPRO Dante Interface. The NA2-IO-DPRO features two inputs switchable between mic, line and AES/EBU signals plus two outputs switchable between analog Line and AES/EBU. Two Dante ports provide for either redundancy or device daisy chaining.
The NA2-IO-DPRO front panel provides two latching XLR inputs plus two XLR outputs. AES/EBU operation is seamlessly and independently auto detected for inputs and outputs. Using Neutrik’s free DPRO controller software for Mac or PC, +48 V phantom power can be applied, microphone preamplifier gain, pad and high-pass filtering can be set per channel and input channels can be linked for matched operation. Output channels can be muted or unmuted within the software.
The NA2-IO-DPRO rear panel provides primary and secondary Dante ports over Neutrik etherCON connectors. The secondary input can be configured for either redundant mode or switched mode (for daisy chaining). When operating in Switched mode in conjunction with a 60-watt PoE injector, up to eight devices can be daisy chained. Up to four devices can be daisy chained with a 30-watt PoE injector.
Neutrik’s NA2-IO-DPRO is AES67 compliant. Power must be externally supplied via either a PoE switch or a PoE injector per IEEE 802.3af/at, class 2 or no classification at 6 watts. With optional mounting brackets or a rack panel, the NA2-IO-DPRO can be mounted below tables, in floor boxes, in racks or on the stage truss.
The Neutrik NA2-IO-DPRO mic, line, AES/EBU I/O to Dante Interface is slated to be available October 2019 and here are all the specs.