Sound Devices will introduce the MD-4 analog-to-Dante audio interface at the 2017 NAB Show.
The MD-4 is a simple interface that connects analog audio to Dante audio networks. It offers four microphone or line-level inputs and four balanced analog outputs. Inputs or outputs can be routed to either headphone jack (front or back panel) for signal monitoring, with LED metering.
“Audinate’s Dante has become a popular interconnection for both program audio as well as communication channels. Our 970, a 64-track audio recorder, and our PIX 270i production video recorder offer Dante connectivity. The MD-4 is the perfect companion to those rack-mount recorders or any Dante-enabled system,” said Jon Tatooles, co-founder of Sound Devices.
The MD-4 inputs have a 70 dB gain range and include selectable phantom power and high-pass filter. Each input has an LED level meter adjacent to its front panel input. Outputs are on back-panel-mounted XLR connectors.
The 1U rack-mountable MD-4 can be powered from either 100-240 VAC or 10-18 VDC on four-pin XLR. This powering flexibility allows the MD-4 to be equally at home in both fixed and mobile applications.
Audinate’s Dante audio-over-Ethernet offers numerous benefits to users in live production, systems installation, and broadcast. Being fully Dante compatible, the MD-4 takes advantage of the low system latency and scalable topology of Dante.
Sound Devices will be exhibiting the MD-4 at NAB Show 2017 in Las Vegas – Booth #C6040. The MD-4 is targeted to ship by May 15, 2017.