PreSonus Adds Dante Networking to StudioLive AI Loudspeakers

presonus-dante-1014PreSonus has introduced the SL-Dante-SPK, an optional input card that adds Dante networking to the company’s StudioLive AI-series Active Integration loudspeakers, making StudioLive AI-series the first Dante-enabled active loudspeakers on the market. The SL-Dante-SPK card houses one network port for Dante audio networking and remote control via the free SL Room Control application for StudioLive AI-series loudspeakers.

Dante-enabled StudioLive AI-series three-way active loudspeakers allow users to create a complete, networked audio system with any Dante-enabled mixer using a standard 1Gbps Ethernet switch and Audinate’s Dante digital-media networking technology, which offers self-configuring digital audio networking. Dante is the audio networking standard of choice for more than 130 manufacturers.

Users can also connect non-Dante mixers to the analog inputs of a Dante-equipped AI loudspeaker and then broadcast the signal over the Dante network using standard Cat5 cables.

The Dante upgrade works with StudioLive 312AI, 315AI, 328AI and 328i loudspeakers and the StudioLive 18sAI subwoofer. It lists for $199 and details are here.