January 23, 2014, by PSW Staff
Aviom (NAMM Hall A, Booth 6720) is pleased to announce that the D800 A-Net Distributor and the D800-Dante A-Net Distributor are now shipping.
Both units are designed to distribute audio and power to up to eight Aviom personal mixers like their predecessor, the A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor, but these units offer new features that give users even more options and that make Aviom systems easier to integrate with various consoles.
The D800 A-Net Distributor used in conjunction with the Aviom SB4 System Bridge makes it possible to send audio from up to four console cards into an Aviom A360 Personal Mixing System. With four cards, users can make up to 64 channels available to the Aviom Personal Mixers connected to the D800, and each A360 Personal Mixer can have a unique set of channels for the performer to mix.
Similarly, the D800-Dante A-Net Distributor simplifies connections to the Aviom personal mixers by making it possible to connect directly from any Dante console or network into the Aviom system. With the D800-Dante A-Net Distributor, 64 channels from the network can be available to the personal mixers in the system. Each performer can mix those channels he or she wants from this pool of 64 available channels.
Both of the new distributors are compatible with Aviom’s A-16II and A-16R Personal Mixers, but when used with the A360 Personal Mixers, the D800s also offer the new Network Mix Back feature. Network Mix Back sends a digital copy of the stereo mix output from each A360 Personal Mixer connected to the D800 or D800-Dante back to the Dante network or to an AN-16/o v.4 Output Module for simplified connections to musicians’ wireless in-ear transmitters.
With Network Mix Back, transmitters for wireless in-ears can easily be set up off stage and cabling for the personal mixers on stage is simplified. In addition, both D800s serve as a communications hub for iOS devices connected via an Ethernet WiFi router. iOS support for the A360 is scheduled for release later this year.
Aviom’s product research and development manager, Ray Legnini, says, “The D800s make it possible for A360 users to get up to 64 channels into the network digitally. Making more channels available and giving performers the ability to customize the channel selection on their personal mixers makes for better monitor mixes all around. With the D800 and D800-Dante, all that can happen in the digital domain.”