ATI unveils digital audio distribution system

Audio Technologies has announced its new Model DDA-416/WC106, an integrated package containing four 1X4 AES/EBU digital audio distribution amplifiers and one 1X6 clock distribution amplifier.

Operation of the unit is simple and straightforward, and it is housed in a rugged 2U rack-mount 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 input equalization. Input fault displays are also provided, as is 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.