The new PreSonus AVB-D16 is a 16 x 16 AVB-to-Dante bridge designed to enable users to send and receive up to 16 audio channels between PreSonus StudioLive Series III mixers and a Dante network.
With one or more AVB-D16s, users can integrate PreSonus StudioLive Series III mixers, NSB-series stage boxes, and EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers with Dante-enabled DSPs and other Dante-enabled products, such as PreSonus CDL-12 constant directivity loudspeakers.
The AVB-D16 supports AVB audio at 44.1 and 48 kHz and Dante audio at 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz. Built-in asynchronous sample-rate conversion is designed to ensure that the AVB-D16 provides precise clock isolation between the AVB and Dante networks to foster clear audio with no dropouts or artifacts. This also allows users to run different sample rates on the AVB and Dante networks — even if operating a Dante network at 96 kHz, users can still connect streams between their StudioLive Series III AVB network operating at 48 kHz with confidence that the audio will be clean and error free.
The unit offers one AVB port on a locking etherCON connector and two Dante ports on etherCON for redundant networking. Network Link/Activity Monitor indicators enable monitoring of the data flow.
Each AVB-D16 presents itself as a 16 x 16 network device whether used with a Dante network setup from Audinate’s Dante Control software or managing a StudioLive Series III AVB ecosystem from PreSonus UC Surface control software or a StudioLive Series III console touchscreen.
The PreSonus AVB-D16 is available immediately at a U.S. street price of $599.95. Go here for more specifics.