The DIO816AES is a simple and inexpensive way to get your AES audio into and out of the Dante or AES67 network. The unit has eight stereo AES inputs and eight stereo AES outputs with level controls. It can handle 48kHz and 96kHz AES sample rates and includes a secondary port for Dante Redundancy or a switch output. Now with issue 2 firmware, the DIO816AES also operates with 48kHz and 96kHz Dante or AES67 networks. Both ports include network activity LEDs. Level and operational adjustments are made using the DIO816AES web page.
The AES inputs are fitted with asynchronous sample rate converters and will accept unlocked sample rates from 32kHz to 192kHz with no adjustment.
This is on a per input basis so each AES input may have completely different sample rates. The AES outputs may be selected to either 48kHz or 96kHz in two groups, 1-4 and 5-8. The unit operates on 110-240VAC with auto switching.
Dimensions: 1RU 150mm deep.