Sonifex Shows New Dante Products at AES-NY 2019

At AES-NY 2019, stand 549, Sonifex is showing two ranges of Dante audio interfaces, which are Dante Domain Manager compliant:

  • Multi-Channel Dante® Audio Interfaces
  • DIO Audiophile Dante® Interfaces

The Multi-Channel Dante® Audio Interfaces consist of the AVN-AI04, AVN-AI08 and the AVN-AO16. The AVN-AI04 and AVN-AI08, provide 4 and 8 respectively balanced analogue inputs and outputs to and from the Dante network. The AVN-AO16 audio converter and interface converts up to 16 analogue outputs from the Dante Audio-over-IP networking standard. Simple to configure and operate, these cost effective rack-mount solutions offer an easy solution for AV professionals and system integrators. Packaged in a 1U form factor, they use Neutrik XLR connectors, are Dante® AES67 compliant and use PoE for power.

The DIO Audiophile Dante® Interfaces are simple plug and play audio interfaces provide a convenient and elegant method of connecting legacy analogue and digital audio equipment to the Dante AoIP audio network. What’s the difference between these units and others? The audio quality. Sonifex are using A/D and D/A circuitry that’s 10 times better than similar competing products, offering >120dB of dynamic range.

If you’re converting audio sources into AoIP, it makes sense to use the best converters that you can afford, to benefit the whole network. These cost-effective products provide the answer. Using Dante Controller for configuration and powered by PoE, these rugged aluminium boxes have side slots for screw mounting and contain superior audio circuitry for optimal audio performance. In addition, they use rugged Neutrik EtherCon®connectors and Neutrik lockable audio connectors for ultra-reliable connectivity.

Also showing is the new AVN-CU2-DANTE for 2 commentators, which provides two mic/line inputs with a wide, adjustable gain range and +48V phantom power, and has two stereo headphone outputs with lockable jack sockets, suitable for operation by two commentators.

It’s powered using Power over Ethernet (PoE), using Neutrik EtherCON connectors, with primary and secondary ports for power and network data redundancy. SFP cages are also available for networking and there’s an additional 4 pin XLR 12V DC input. The unit supports up to 16 input and output AoIP channels and up to 16 simultaneous input and output AoIP streams. Stream setup to and from the unit is initially via Dante® Controller with more detailed configuration performed by using the built-in web GUI. A visual mix-matrix makes setup simple and intuitive and the CU2 can be remotely controlled from the web interface with front-panel lock-out options for unit operation.

For more information, contact sales@sonifex.co.uk or call +44 1933 650 700.