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19 January 2018

Audinate has introduced Dante AVIO, a family of cost-effective endpoint adapters that allow audio professionals to connect legacy analogue and digital audio equipment to Dante networks. Starting with an MSRP of $129USD, the Dante AVIO series features six new adapters including line-in and line-out analogue adapters, a bi-directional AES3/EBU adapter and a bi-directional stereo USB adapter.

Each Dante AVIO adapter acts as a completely independent Dante network device, allowing legacy gear to enjoy the benefits of networked audio. These devices can now seamlessly transmit high quality, uncompressed audio streams over long distances without the noise and ground issues common to analogue connections. Dante AVIO adapters enable non-networked equipment to be interoperable with any of the more than 1250 Dante-enabled products on the market.

“Audio networking has been growing rapidly, but we recognise there are still millions of legacy endpoint devices that could benefit from the flexibility and scalability Dante delivers,” stated Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. “Our new line of Dante AVIO adapters enable live sound engineers, systems integrators and even home recording enthusiasts to easily integrate their audio equipment into a Dante network.”

The Dante AVIO Analogue adapters are available as dedicated inputs or outputs with one or two channels of audio. Analogue input adapters allow mixers, mic preamps, stage DIs and more to connect to a Dante audio network, while analogue output adapters are perfect for driving amplifiers, powered speakers or recorders. Long runs of noisy analogue cable can be eliminated and all signal routes are managed via Dante Controller software.

The Dante AVIO USB adapter connects any computer to a Dante audio network without additional software, providing class-complaint stereo input and output that can be used by any audio application. Ideal for presentations and conference rooms, the Dante AVIO USB adapter may be passed between computers without altering networked audio connections.

The Dante AVIO AES3 adapter provides stereo input and output, preserving investments in AES3-connected DSPs, mixers, compressors, preamps and more. Any AES3 device may be fully connected to any Dante network with no degradation of signal due to extraneous D/A and A/D conversion.

Audinate will showcase its new line of Dante AVIO adapters at the annual NAMM trade show in California January 25-28th at booth #18004 in the Pro Audio Hall.

Audinate: www.audinate.com


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