Dante-enabled Analog I/O Expanders

  • Designed for Use with Symetrix Dante-enabled DSPs
  • Software Setup Using Composer
  • Low Cost Way to Increase System Analog I/O Capacity
  • Ultra Low Latency – No Audible Delays
  • Top of the Line Specifications
Dante I/O Expanders

Expand Analog I/O Using Dante.  For use with Symetrix Radius, Prism and Edge DSPs, the Symetrix Dante I/O Expanders use Composer for setup. Using Composer eliminates switches, circuit board jumpers, and mechanical adjustments as well as the need for third party software applications.

xIn 4 | xOut 4 | xIO 4×4

  • 1/2 Rack Form Factor.
  • PoE – injectors included.
  • xIn 4 – 4 analog mic/line inputs.
  • xIO 4×4 – 4 analog mic/line inputs + 4 analog outputs.
  • xOut 4 – 4 analog outputs.
  • Optional rack and surface mounting kits sold separately.

xIn 12 | xOut 12

  • Built-in network switches. Direct connections to Radius, Prism and Edge DSP’s.
  • Internal power supplies.
  • xIn 12 – 12 analog mic/line inputs.
  • xOut 12 – 12 analog mic/line outputs.

 

Analog Inputs

Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB.
Channel Separation > 111 dB @ 1 kHz, +24 dBu.
Connectors 3.5 mm Phoenix® connectors.
Number of Inputs Four (4) switchable balanced mic or line level.
Nominal Input Level +4 dBu with 20 dB of headroom.
Maximum Input Level +23 dBu.
Mic pre-amp gain 0, 11.8, 24, 44 or 54 dB switchable.
Mic pre-amp EIN < -127dB with 150 ohm source impedance.
CMRR > 76 dB @ 1 kHz, unity gain.
Input impedance 8k Ohms balanced, 4k Ohms unbalanced.
Phantom power (per input) +48 VDC @ 10 mA maximum.
Dynamic range > 116 dB, A-weighted.
THD + Noise < -100 dB, unweighted; 1 kHz @ +22 dBu with 0 dB gain.
Latency 0.28 mS.

System

Sampling Rate 48 kHz, ± 100 ppm.
Dante Cable Standard CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.

Mechanical Specifications

Space Required Half rack unit (WDH: 20.83 cm x 22.86 cm x 4.37 cm / 8.2 in. x 9 in. x 1.72 in.) Depth does not include connector allowance. Allow at least 3 inches additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical PoE IEEE 802.3af Class 0, 10 Watts maximum. No line voltage switching required (100-250 VAC, 50-60 Hz).
Ventilation Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F. Ensure that the left and right equipment sides are unobstructed (5.08 cm, 2 in minimum clearance). The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Certifications or Compliance UL 60065, cUL 60065, IEC 60065, FCC 15.109:2015, FCC 15.109(g):2015, FCC 15.107:2015, (CISPR 32), EN 55032:2012, EN 55103-2:2009, EN 61000-3-3:2013, EN 61000-3-2:2006, ICES-003:2012, RoHS.
Shipping Weight 4.4 lbs. (2.0 kg)

Architect and Engineer Specifications: xIn 4.

The half rack device shall provide four analog mic/line inputs that are adjustable from line to mic level with coarse gain and phantom power. Levels and phantom power shall be controllable via DSP modules in software. Audio connections shall be accessed via rear panel 3.5 mm Phoenix® connectors.

Network audio expansion shall be provided by the Dante protocol. The connector shall be 100 Base-T RJ45 utilizing CAT6 cable.

A designer software application shall be provided that operates on a Windows computer, with network interface installed, running Windows® 7 or higher operating system. Computer connection for configuration shall be via a hosting DSP unit’s rear panel Ethernet connector that communicates with the devices via Dante.

The front panel shall include indicators for POWER, ETHERNET, and DANTE.

Audio conversion shall be 24-bit, 48 kHz and the dynamic range shall not be lower than 115 dB, A-weighted with a maximum input level of +23 dBu.

The device shall be powered over Ethernet (PoE) by an included 802.3af Class 0 PoE injector. The device shall meet UL/CSA and CE safety requirements and comply with CE and FCC Part 15 emissions limits. The device shall be RoHS compliant. The chassis shall be constructed of cold rolled steel, and may be surface mounted or mount into a standard 19” 1U EIA rack using available mounting kits. The device shall be a Symetrix xIn 4.

Analog Inputs

Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB.
Channel Separation > 111 dB @ 1 kHz, +24 dBu.
Connectors 3.5 mm Phoenix® connectors.
Number of Inputs Four (4) switchable balanced mic or line level.
Nominal Input Level +4 dBu with 20 dB of headroom.
Maximum Input Level +23 dBu.
Mic pre-amp gain 0, 11.8, 24, 44 or 54 dB switchable.
Mic pre-amp EIN < -127dB with 150 ohm source impedance.
CMRR > 76 dB @ 1 kHz, unity gain.
Input impedance 8k Ohms balanced, 4k Ohms unbalanced.
Phantom power (per input) +48 VDC @ 10 mA maximum.
Dynamic range > 116 dB, A-weighted.
THD + Noise < -100 dB, unweighted; 1 kHz @ +22 dBu with 0 dB gain.
Latency 0.28 mS.

Analog Outputs

Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB.
Channel Separation > 111 dB @ 1 kHz, +24 dBu.
Connectors 3.5 mm Phoenix® connectors.
Number of outputs Four (4) balanced line level.
Nominal output level +4 dBu with 20 dB of headroom.
Maximum output level +24 dBu (+22.8 dBu into a 2k Ohm minimum load).
Output impedance 300 Ohms balanced, 150 Ohms unbalanced.
Dynamic range > 118 dB, A-weighted.
THD + Noise < -105 dB, unweighted; 1 kHz @ +22 dBu with 0 dB gain.
Latency 0.60 mS.

System

Sampling Rate 48 kHz, ± 100 ppm.
Dante Cable Standard CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.

Mechanical Specifications

Space Required Half rack unit (WDH: 20.83 cm x 22.86 cm x 4.37 cm / 8.2 in. x 9 in. x 1.72 in.) Depth does not include connector allowance. Allow at least 3 inches additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical PoE IEEE 802.3af Class 0, 10 Watts maximum. No line voltage switching required (100-250 VAC, 50-60 Hz).
Ventilation Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F. Ensure that the left and right equipment sides are unobstructed (5.08 cm, 2 in minimum clearance). The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Certifications or Compliance UL 60065, cUL 60065, IEC 60065, FCC 15.109:2015, FCC 15.109(g):2015, FCC 15.107:2015, (CISPR 32), EN 55032:2012, EN 55103-2:2009, EN 61000-3-3:2013, EN 61000-3-2:2006, ICES-003:2012, RoHS.
Shipping Weight 4.4 lbs. (2.0 kg)

Architect and Engineer Specifications: xIO 4×4.

The half rack device shall provide four analog mic/line inputs that are adjustable from line to mic level with coarse gain and phantom power and four analog line outputs. Levels and phantom power shall be controllable via DSP modules in software. Audio connections shall be accessed via rear panel 3.5 mm Phoenix® connectors.

Network audio expansion shall be provided by the Dante protocol. The connector shall be 100 Base-T RJ45 utilizing CAT6 cable.

A designer software application shall be provided that operates on a Windows computer, with network interface installed, running Windows® 7 or higher operating system. Computer connection for configuration shall be via a hosting DSP unit’s rear panel Ethernet connector that communicates with the devices via Dante.

The front panel shall include indicators for POWER, ETHERNET, and DANTE.

Audio conversion shall be 24-bit, 48 kHz and the dynamic range shall not be lower than 115 dB, A-weighted with a maximum input level of +23 dBu and maximum output level of +24 dBu.

The device shall be powered over Ethernet (PoE) by an included 802.3af Class 0 PoE injector. The device shall meet UL/CSA and CE safety requirements and comply with CE and FCC Part 15 emissions limits. The device shall be RoHS compliant. The chassis shall be constructed of cold rolled steel, and may be surface mounted or mount into a standard 19” 1U EIA rack using available mounting kits. The device shall be a Symetrix xIO 4×4.

Analog Outputs

Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB.
Channel Separation > 111 dB @ 1 kHz, +24 dBu.
Connectors 3.5 mm Phoenix® connectors.
Number of outputs Four (4) balanced line level.
Nominal output level +4 dBu with 20 dB of headroom.
Maximum output level +24 dBu (+22.8 dBu into a 2k Ohm minimum load).
Output impedance 300 Ohms balanced, 150 Ohms unbalanced.
Dynamic range > 118 dB, A-weighted.
THD + Noise < -105 dB, unweighted; 1 kHz @ +22 dBu with 0 dB gain.
Latency 0.60 mS.

System

Sampling Rate 48 kHz, ± 100 ppm.
Dante Cable Standard CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.

Mechanical Specifications

Space Required Half rack unit (WDH: 20.83 cm x 22.86 cm x 4.37 cm / 8.2 in. x 9 in. x 1.72 in.) Depth does not include connector allowance. Allow at least 3 inches additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical PoE IEEE 802.3af Class 0, 10 Watts maximum. No line voltage switching required (100-250 VAC, 50-60 Hz).
Ventilation Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F. Ensure that the left and right equipment sides are unobstructed (5.08 cm, 2 in minimum clearance). The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Certifications or Compliance UL 60065, cUL 60065, IEC 60065, FCC 15.109:2015, FCC 15.109(g):2015, FCC 15.107:2015, (CISPR 32), EN 55032:2012, EN 55103-2:2009, EN 61000-3-3:2013, EN 61000-3-2:2006, ICES-003:2012, RoHS.
Shipping Weight 4.4 lbs. (2.0 kg)

Architect and Engineer Specifications: xOut 4.

The half rack device shall provide four analog line outputs. Levels shall be controllable via DSP modules in software. Audio connections shall be accessed via rear panel 3.5 mm Phoenix® connectors.

Network audio expansion shall be provided by the Dante protocol. The connector shall be 100 Base-T RJ45 utilizing CAT6 cable.

A designer software application shall be provided that operates on a Windows computer, with network interface installed, running Windows® 7 or higher operating system. Computer connection for configuration shall be via a hosting DSP unit’s rear panel Ethernet connector that communicates with the devices via Dante.

The front panel shall include indicators for POWER, ETHERNET, and DANTE.

Audio conversion shall be 24-bit, 48 kHz and the dynamic range shall not be lower than 115 dB, A-weighted with a maximum output level of +24 dBu.

The device shall be powered over Ethernet (PoE) by an included 802.3af Class 0 PoE injector. The device shall meet UL/CSA and CE safety requirements and comply with CE and FCC Part 15 emissions limits. The device shall be RoHS compliant. The chassis shall be constructed of cold rolled steel, and may be surface mounted or mount into a standard 19” 1U EIA rack using available mounting kits. The device shall be a Symetrix xOut 4.

General Specifications

Sampling rate 48 kHz, ± 100 ppm.
Frequency response (A/D) 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB.
Channel separation (A/D) > 111 dB @ 1 kHz, +24 dBu.
Dante cable Standard CAT6, maximum device to device length = 100 meters.
Connectors 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Number of inputs Twelve (12) switchable balanced mic or line level.
Nominal input level +4 dBu with 20 dB of headroom.
Maximum input level +23 dBu.
Mic pre-amp gain 0, 11.8, 24, 44 or 54 dB switchable.
Mic pre-amp EIN < -127 dB with 150 Ohm source impedance.
Input impedance 8k Ohms balanced, 4k Ohms unbalanced.
Phantom power (per input) +48 VDC @ 10 mA maximum.
Dynamic range > 116 dB, A-weighted.
THD + Noise < -100 dB, unweighted; 1 kHz @ +22 dBu with 0 dB gain.
Latency 0.28 mS.

Mechanical Data

Space Required 1U (WDH: 18.91 in x 9.5 in x 1.72 in / 48.02 cm x 24.13 cm x 4.37 cm). Depth does not include connector allowance. Allow at least 3 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 25 Watts maximum universal input. No line voltage switching required.
Ventilation Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F. Ensure that the left and right equipment sides are unobstructed (5.08 cm, 2 in. minimum clearance). The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Shipping Weight 12 lbs. (5.4 kg).
Certifications or Compliance UL 60065, cUL 60065, IEC 60065, EN 55103-1, EN 55103-2, FCC Part 15, RoHS.

Architect and Engineer Specifications: xIn 12.

The device shall provide twelve analog mic/line inputs that are adjustable from line to mic level with coarse gain and phantom power. Levels and phantom power shall be controllable via online connection with software only. Audio connections shall be accessed via rear panel 3.81 mm terminal block connectors.

Network audio expansion shall be provided by the Dante protocol. Primary and Secondary Dante network audio connections shall be provided for redundant network implementation. Connectors shall be gigabit RJ45 utilizing CAT6 cable.

A designer software application shall be provided that operates on a Windows computer, with network interface installed, running Windows® XP or higher operating system. Computer connection for configuration shall be via a hosting DSP unit’s rear panel Ethernet connector that communicates with the device via Dante.

The front panel shall include input signal level indicators as well as indicators for POWER and DANTE (PRIMARY and SECONDARY).

Audio conversion shall be 24-bit, 48 kHz and the dynamic range shall not be lower than 116 dB, A-weighted with a maximum input level of +23 dBu.

The device shall have an IEC power input socket for 120-240 VAC. The device shall meet UL/CSA and CE safety requirements and comply with CE and FCC Part 15 emissions limits. The device shall be RoHS compliant. The chassis shall be constructed of cold rolled steel and moulded plastic, and mount into a standard 19” 1U EIA rack. The device shall be a Symetrix xIn 12.

General Specifications

Sampling rate 48 kHz, ± 100 ppm.
Frequency response (D/A) 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB.
Channel separation (D/A) > 111 dB @ 1 kHz, +24 dBu.
Dante cable Standard CAT6, maximum device to device length = 100 meters.
Connectors 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Number of outputs Twelve (12) balanced line level.
Nominal output level +4 dBu with 20 dB of headroom.
Maximum output level +24 dBu (+22.8 dBu into a 2k Ohm minimum load).
Output Impedance 300 Ohms balanced, 150 Ohms unbalanced.
Dynamic Range > 118 dB, A-weighted.
THD+Noise < -105 dB, unweighted; 1 kHz @ +22 dBu with 0 dB gain.
Latency 0.60 mS.

Mechanical Data

Space Required 1U (WDH: 18.91 in x 9.5 in x 1.72 in / 48.02 cm x 24.13 cm x 4.37 cm). Depth does not include connector allowance. Allow at least 3 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 25 Watts maximum universal input. No line voltage switching required.
Ventilation Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F. Ensure that the left and right equipment sides are unobstructed (5.08 cm, 2 in. minimum clearance). The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Shipping Weight 12 lbs. (5.4 kg).
Certifications or Compliance UL 60065, cUL 60065, IEC 60065, EN 55103-1, EN 55103-2, FCC Part 15, RoHS.

Architect and Engineer Specifications: xOut 12.

The device shall provide twelve analog line outputs. Levels and phantom power shall be controllable via DSP modules in software. Audio connections shall be accessed via rear panel 3.81 mm terminal block connectors.

Network audio expansion shall be provided by the Dante protocol. Primary and Secondary Dante network audio connections shall be provided for redundant network implementation. Connectors shall be gigabit RJ45 utilizing CAT6 cable.

A designer software application shall be provided that operates on a Windows computer, with network interface installed, running Windows® XP or higher operating system. Computer connection for configuration shall be via a hosting DSP unit’s rear panel Ethernet connector that communicates with the device via Dante.

The front panel shall include output signal level indicators as well as indicators for POWER and DANTE (PRIMARY and SECONDARY).

Audio conversion shall be 24-bit, 48 kHz and the dynamic range shall not be lower than 118 dB, A-weighted with a maximum output level of +24 dBu.

The device shall have an IEC power input socket for 120-240 VAC. The devices shall meet UL/CSA and CE safety requirements and comply with CE and FCC Part 15 emissions limits.

The device shall be RoHS compliant. The chassis shall be constructed of cold rolled steel and moulded plastic, and mount into a standard 19” 1U EIA rack. The device shall be Symetrix xOut12.

Early to the Party.  In 2007 Symetrix recognized the need for a standardized, high performance digital audio networking protocol – not only for our own products but for the pro audio industry at large. After considerable research, we aligned with Audinate to become one of the earliest licensees of the Dante protocol. The choice has proven prescient. Legacy protocols like Cobranet have faded into obscurity. Newer protocols, AVB for example, have failed to gain traction due to inherent technical drawbacks. With hundreds of third party licensees and a list of commercially available products that is growing exponentially, Audinate’s Dante protocol is now an established standard – far and above any competition.

Since the introduction of our first Dante enabled product in 2012, we’ve leveraged the benefits of the protocol for our own box-to-box audio networking, as well as for peer-to-peer connection with major third parties including Yamaha, Shure, and AudioTechnica. In countless case studies, designers have used off-the-shelf switches and cabling to link Symetrix DSPs to Dante-enabled mixing consoles, microphones, power amplifiers, loudspeakers, and laptop computers.

Dante is in our DNA … and that has placed us in a highly advantageous position. While our competitors choose to design for and support multiple network audio protocols, in some cases proprietary, Symetrix designs for and supports only one ubiquitous and clearly accepted industry standard: Audinate’s Dante.

Economical and Versatile.  Dante does away with heavy, expensive analog cabling, replacing it with low-cost, readily available CAT5e, CAT6, or fiber optic cables. Using Dante’s logical routes instead of physical point-to-point connections, a network can be expanded and reconfigured at any time.

Symetrix Dante systems scale from a simple pairing of a DSP and an analog I/O expander, to multi-DSP distributed networks. System designers use Symetrix Composer software to easily connect Symetrix DSPs and analog I/O expanders to third-party Dante equipped mixing consoles, microphones, power amplifiers, loudspeakers, and computers.

Outstanding Audio Performance.  Using the Dante protocol, Symetrix transmits and receives uncompressed full bandwidth audio with up to 32 bits of resolution at a 48kHz sample rate. Audio is transmitted and received digitally eliminating the analog challenges of interference from other electrical equipment, crosstalk between cables, or signal degradation over long cable runs.

Glitch-Free Redundancy.  Symetrix Radius, Prism, Edge, xIn 12, and xOut 12 Dante-enabled products support glitch–free redundancy, enabling a secondary physical network to duplicate the audio traffic on the primary network, automatically preventing audio loss or interruption in the event of a primary network connectivity problem.

Unicast or Multicast.  Dante channels can be configured as either unicast or multicast making the best use of available bandwidth. Unicast provides direct point-to-point connections; multicast streams audio to multiple destinations simultaneously.

Ease of Programming.  Composer is used to program Symetrix Dante equipped DSPs and analog I/O expanders. In addition to the programming of Symetrix devices, Composer also natively configures the setup and routing of select third-party Dante endpoints. Integrators can design a complete end-to-end DSP signal path using just one application.

The Symetrix Dante Advantage.  We provide our customers with a network audio solution that is flexible, dependable, scalable, and supportable. In short, just what you’d expect from an industry standard … and just what you’d expect from Symetrix.

Installed Sound DSP

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