April 29, 2014, by PSW Staff
Behringer has announced that the new X-DANTE, X-MADI and X-ADAT high-performance network cards for the X32 digital mixing console are now available from authorized dealers and online resellers. The cards are easy to install and configure, making the X32 compatible with more digital and audio distribution networks.
The X-DANTE expansion card brings a 32-channel, 48 kHz bi-directional audio interface, making it ready for integration with Dante-enabled IP networks using either standard 100Mbit/s or Gigabit Network infrastructure with DSCP-based QoS, with support for mixed sample and bit rates coexisting on the same network.
The X-DANTE card utilizes 24-bit signal transmission with sample-accurate synchronization and low latency, ensuring high audio integrity, plus a secondary input for setting up a seamless redundant network.
The X-MADI expansion card integrates the X32 with MADI networks, providing 32-channels of bidirectional audio. X-MADI accepts optical duplex SC-plugs (IEC874-19) to connect with fiber optic MADI devices, with multimode fiber optic cable lengths of up to 2 km supported.
Designed to support digital integration of the X32 with any equipment featuring ADAT connectivity, the X-ADAT expansion card provides 32-channels of I/O on its eight fiber optic Toslink connectors.
The X-ADAT card provides 24-bit signal transmission and operates at both 44.1 and 48 kHz sample rates. The use of light-pipe fiber optics also ensures signals are protected from potential ground-loop interference.
“We know a lot of audio pros who want to upgrade to the X32, but they still want to keep the rest of their setup,” says Behringer product support manager Joe Sanborn. “Now thanks to our new X-DANTE, X-MADI and X-ADAT network cards, the award-winning X32 family of products can be integrated easily and seamlessly into virtually any networked performance or studio system.”
The X-DANTE, X-MADI and X-ADAT expansion cards are available at a suggested U.S. MAP of $499.99, $299.99 and $299.99, respectively, and are covered by MUSIC Group’s 3-year limited warranty program.