Feb. 21, 2023 - Audio wiring has traditionally been dictated by specific, varying interface connectivity requirements for all equipment comprising a system layout. To complete point-to-point, end-to-end signal transfer, a mixture of specialized cable types and multiple connector configurations are drawn upon. Dante replaces this dizzying maze of specialized, single-purpose cables by utilizing Ethernet category wiring, then using proprietary hardware and software technologies to digitize and encode audio signals into Internet Protocol “packets” for tightly-synchronized, ultra-low latency travel over standard IP networks.
Timing, source and destination information is contained within this packeted data to enable routing through the network to any connected Dante device. Dante decoders reconstruct this data into a continuous, full-fidelity audio stream, as Dante implemented into AVPro Edge devices is 100% lossless while utilizing sampling rates from 44.1kHz to as high as 96kHz, in 16-, 24- or 32-bit word lengths.
AVPro Edge has manufactured the AC-DANTE-E, stand-alone analog to Dante encoder, and the AC-DANTE-D, stand-alone Dante to analog audio decoder. Combined, the pair provides a point-to-point path for Dante signals. The AC-MXNET-1G-DANTE-E, is a Dante audio-compatible encoder for the AVPro Edge MXNet 1G Ecosystem. Learn more about these new products below!
The AVPro Edge AC-DANTE-E is a compact, two-channel, analog stereo-to-Dante platform encoder. Analog audio signals from sources with RCA-type stereo output connectors, such as Compact Disc changers, streaming media players, CATV/DBS set-top boxes, legacy tape machines, along with tuners for FM/HD Radio/ Internet radio and DAB+ (broadcasting to Europe, the Middle East, Asia, plus the Oceanic countries) may be digitally encoded by the AC-DANTE-E for distribution to other devices on a Dante network. Installation applications for house-of-worship, education, hotel/conference, and restaurant/retail with support equipment such as mixers, SD/USB recorders, and computer-related audio may use Dante devices for high quality, near-zero latency distribution of voice and music signaling. Loop-out from the AC-DANTE-E provides analog domain signal pass-through continuity.
The AVPro Edge AC-DANTE-E is a compact, two-channel Dante network two-channel decoder. AVPro Edge employs Dante’s Ultimo chipset, providing 100% lossless analog conversion from digitally encoded content with sampling rates from 44.1kHz to as high as 96kHz, in 16-, 24- or 32-bit word lengths. When powered up and connected to a Dante network the AC-DANTE-D becomes ‘discovered’, ready to retrieve digital audio from Dante devices, including the AVPro Edge AC-DANTE-E encoder, using Dante Controller software.
AC-MXNET-1G-DANTE-E is a Dante audio-compatible encoder for the AVPro Edge MXNET 1G Ecosystem, identical to the AC-MXNET-1G-E in baseline configuration and technical profile. System design versatility is enhanced with Audinate engineering science onboard for lossless, ADC-DAC two-channel audio processing, enabling the AC-MXNET-1G-DANTE-E to function uniquely as a Dante encoder and decoder, simultaneously if required, as a result of Dante’s unique bidirectional signal capabilities.
AVPro Edge employs Dante’s Ultimo chipset, with an ADC-DAC process that is 100% lossless while utilizing sampling rates from 44.1kHz to as high as 96kHz, in 16-, 24- or 32-bit word lengths, for high quality, near-zero latency distribution of voice and music signaling. Transfer distance matches Ethernet at 100 meters (328 ft) with results dependent on cable quality, termination precision, and the degree of noise within the cable routing environment.