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ATI unveils digital audio distribution system
Audio Technologies has unveiled its new DDA-416/WC106, an integrated package containing four 1X4 AES/EBU Digital Audio Distribution Amplifiers and one 1X6 Clock Distribution Amplifier.
ATI said operation of the unit is simple and straightforward, and it is housed in a rugged 2RU enclosure. All audio connections are made directly to the unit’s built-in XLR and BNC connectors, and no special breakout cables are required.
Signal routing is provided via rear-panel-accessible DIP switches. The front panel provides full status monitoring of all input signals, including displays for input sample rate, word length, digital errors and pro/consumer mode. A source monitor and control function allows front-panel setup for input termination and equalization. Input fault displays are also provided in addition to switchable reclocking on all AES/EBU inputs.
The DDA’s clock distribution amplifier has both input and loop-through outputs to allow downstream equipment to be fed from the input reference signal. When no downstream equipment is connected, the inputs may be terminated via the front-panel input termination switch. Loop-through inputs are also provided for AES sync sources.