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Can the xIn 4, xIO 4x4 and xOut 4 be used as standalone DSP devices?
No- The xIn4, xIO 4×4 and xOut 4 are part of a series of I/O expansion products for the Symetrix DSP products (Edge and Radius) using Dante network audio.
Can I daisy-chain multiple xIn 4, xIO 4x4 and xOut 4 together?
No- The xIn 4, xIO 4×4 and xOut 4 have a single Dante port and Power over Ethernet (PoE) cannot be daisy-chained. They can be directly connected to the main DSP (via a PoE injector), but not to each other.
Does the xIn 4, xIO 4x4 and xOut 4 have redundant capabilities?
No- The xIn 4, xIO 4×4 and xOut 4 are based upon Audinate’s Ultimo Dante chip which does not have a redundant mode. They should be connected to the primary Dante network. Other standard IT practices of network redundancy can be employed instead.
Are the xIn 4 and xIO 4x4 capable of providing Phantom Power?
Yes- The xIn 4 and xIO 4×4 have (4) balanced analog audio inputs, with individually software-controllable pre-amp gains (reference levels of -50 dBu, -40 dBu, -20 dBu, -10 dBV and +4 dBu), phantom power (+48 VDC ), and mute.
How do I configure the xIn 4, xIO 4x4 and xOut 4?
The xIn 4, xIO 4×4 and xOut 4 are configured via the award winning SymNet Composer software. Once transmit and receive flows are created within the software the xIO 4×4, xIn 4 and xOut 4 will need to be located through a Radius or Edge DSP, then the configuration pushed to the hardware.
Does the xIn 4, xIO 4x4 and xOut 4 have a rack mount option?
Yes- The Rack Mount Kits consists of a rack tray and four mounting screws. With this kit, one or two units can be mounted side-by-side in a single rack space. (Mounting solutions sold separately).
Is there and under the table or surface mount option for the xIn 4, xIO 4x4 and xOut 4?
Yes- Under Table/Surface Mount Kits consists of a U-shaped bracket and two mounting screws. With this kit, a single unit can be secured under a table or to another flat surface as required. (Mounting solutions sold separately).
Can I send more than 4 channels of Dante networked audio to and from the xIn 4, xIO 4x4 and xOut 4?
No- The xIn 4, xIO 4×4 and xOut 4 Dante Interface I/O interface is based upon the Audinate Ultimo chip that supports 4×4 channels of Dante networked audio.
How do I power up the xIn 4, xIO 4x4 and xOut 4?
The xIn 4, xIO 4×4 and xOut 4 are powered over Ethernet (PoE) by an IEEE 802.3af Class 0 standard compliant switch or the included injector. No other external power supply is needed or used.
Do the xIn 4, xIO 4x4 and xOut 4 need to be connected to a Gigabit network?
No- The xIn 4, xIO 4×4 and xOut 4 have a 100 Base-T Ethernet port that provides 8 (4×4) channels of Dante network audio, Ethernet communications, and power. Symetrix suggests connecting to a gigabit switch. Especially if multiple devices with Dante audio are connecting to a common switch.