Klark Teknik announced the launch of two new high channel count digital audio format and sample rate converters, the DN9650 and DN9652, at the 2010 InfoComm show in Las Vegas.
The DN9650 network bridge allows the AES50 interfaces on Midas XL8 and PRO Series digital audio systems and Klark Teknik’s DN9696 high resolution audio recorders to connect to third party multichannel digital audio networks.
Supported formats include MADI, Audinate Dante, Aviom A-Net, Cirrus Logic CobraNet and Digigram EtherSound. utilizing network modules designed and manufactured by Lab X Technologies, Audinate and Cirrus Logic.
The DN9652 format converter replaces the AES50 connections with a slot for a second network module. This creates a unique product enabling conversion between many digital audio formats, for example MADI to Dante or Cobranet to Ethersound.
The DN9652 will find a myriad of uses solving all kinds of ‘hard to fix’ networking problems in a simple manner requiring little networking skill to deploy.
Both models include 144 channels of high performance sample rate conversion and independent synchronization for the two interfaces, including black burst, word clock and AES3.
The minimal configuration requirements are set up using a standard web browser and an auto-configured Ethernet interface to the unit.
“This is the product that digital audio systems engineers have been dreaming of for years,” says Midas and Klark Teknik Managing Director John Oakley. “No more worries about incompatible networks or expensive network trained system technicians. Just plug it in and watch it work.”