Studio Technologies has introduced the Model 5414 Mic/Line Input & Line Output Interface that allows four microphone or line-level sources to be connected to the unit for conversion to digital and then output via Dante. Gain, high-pass filtering and P48 phantom power can be selected as required to optimize audio performance. Four signals arriving by way of Dante can be converted to analog and then output as balanced line-level signals. A monitor section allows the input and output signals to be selectively observed using meters and a headphone output.
The Model 5414 is designed for use in demanding on-air broadcast and live-event applications that require both excellent audio performance and reliable operation. The rack-mounted unit is appropriate for installation in fixed locations, while its lightweight enclosure also makes it suitable for mobile and field uses.
The unit has applications in a variety of facilities and networks. It can serve as an “edge” device for a Dante network implementation, providing high-performance input, output and monitor resources for applications that need a limited number of channels. It can also serve as a general-purpose “tool” to help expand Dante capabilities to facilities and applications that were initially implemented to support signals in the analog domain.
The Model 5414 features an optimized set of controls and indicators that make it simple and intuitive to use. With the unit’s metering and monitoring resources, it’s easy for operators to obtain excellent performance. By providing standard connectors for all inputs and outputs, along with direct AC mains powering, setup can be completed in just a few minutes.