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Aviom to unveil new 6416m mic input module at NAB2008
Aviom, developer of the A-Net audio transport protocol, is introducing the latest addition to its Pro64 Series at NAB2008. The 6416m mic input module offers 16 mic level inputs, each featuring continuously variable gain, signal level LEDs and full remote control when used with its companion products, the Aviom RCI Remote Control Interface and the MCS Mic Control Surface.
The 6416m supports all valid Pro64 sample rates, of 44.1/48kHz-192kHz. Because the system does not rely on sample rate converters, users are guaranteed pristine, low-latency distribution of the digital signal regardless of the sample rate of incoming audio. Each channel also has an individual on/off switch.
The 6416m can be remote controlled by adding the RCI Remote Control Interface and MCS Mic Control Surface. The 1RU RCI provides a network access point and monitor station that accepts the MCS Mic Control Surface, which is used to select and edit any active mic preamp channel anywhere in the network. Up to 64 channels of mic pres can be controlled remotely from a single MCS, or the control group function on the 6416m and RCI can be used to divide control among up to four different sets of simultaneous users and control points.
The 3RU 6416m mic input module is compatible with all Aviom Pro64 digital audio network products and can be connected to analog or digital output modules, or to the 6416Y2 Yamaha console card in any combination. Virtual Data Cable (VDC) connectivity for GPIO, MIDI and RS-232 is also included on the rear panel of the 6416m mic input module, allowing users to configure and transmit up to 14 channels of non-audio data throughout the Pro64 A-Net network, without compromising audio bandwidth.
Other features include +48V phantom power, low-cut filter, phase invert and pad per channel. Each 6416m can recall all parameters of up to 16 mic preamp presets. Mic inputs use balanced XLR connectors, and the passive split/auxiliary input connects via DB25 multipins. A-Net audio network connections feature locking EtherCon RJ45 connectors.
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