ML-16D

ML-16D

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16-channel Analog/Dante Converter

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16-channel Analog/Dante Converter

1U size Dante converter with 16 channel analog line inputs/outputs.
Dante protocol is adopted. Supports building highly stable and flexible systems.

ML-16D
ML-16D

"ML-16D" is a compact 1U converter which can convert 16-channel analog line input/output signals into Dante signals. Dante also supports redundancy (primary/secondary). Equipped with D-sub connectors as analog line inputs and outputs. The line-up includes "ML-32D", which can convert 32-channel analog input/output signals to Dante signals, to meet a wide variety of needs.

 

Now compatible with SMPTE ST 2110-30

Dante module firmware V1.2.0.0 now supports SMPTE ST-2110-30, which will enable a smooth IP transmission of PCM digital audio for structuring broadcast systems.

* Audinate's provided Dante Domain Manager (DDM) v1.1 or higher is required for the operation of SMPTE ST 2110-30.
For more information about DDM, please visit Audinate's website.
https://www.audinate.com/products/software/dante-domain-manager/

SMTPE ST 2110
SMPTE ST-2110 is a video and audio IP network standard defined by SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers). SMPTE ST-2110 is designed to separately embed and transmit video, audio, and ancillary signals, reducing the de-embedding processing load and network load of each device, while also enabling users to de-embed only the packet data they desire for further edit. ST-2110-30 realizes IP transmission of PCM digital audio, enabling high-precision synchronization using PTP (IEEE1588-2008) and low-latency transmission. It is expected to become a network standard protocol in next-generation broadcasting systems.
About Dante
Dante is a transmission protocol developed by Audinate. It enables multi-channel transmission (512ch IN/512ch OUT) and word-clock sync with high accuracy via network with gigabit Ethernet standard.
For further information about Dante, please visit Audinate website below.
https://www.audinate.com/
Dante, a network audio protocol, enables building highly stable and flexible systems
Possible to transmit 16-channel analog line input/output signals
ML-16D

"ML-16D" is able to convert up to 16-channel analog line input and output signals into Dante signals.

 

Dante interfaces supporting redundancy (primary/secondary)
ML-16D

Primary and secondary connectors enable building a redundant system with a duplex network. Even when the main line, the primary network route fails, it automatically switches to the spare line, the secondary network route. It is possible to build a highly secure system which does not cause an interruption or noise at all at the time of switching the networks.

 

Flexible routing to connected Dante-compatible devices
ML-16DDante Controller Routing window
ML-16DDante Controller Device Config. window

"ML-16D" uses Dante Controller to configure the main unit and to connect to other Dante-compatible devices. Dante Controller enables flexible routing configuration to other Dante-compatible devices.

About Dante Controller
Dante Controller is a free software application released by Audinate.
Download the latest version from Audinate website.
Audinate download page : https://www.audinate.com/products/software/dante-controller

 

Possible to interconnect with AES67 and Ravenna systems
ML-16D

Dante supports AES67, which enables audio connection with systems using AES67 and AES67-compatible protocols including Ravenna.

Equipped with a signal/overload indicator that enables level monitoring of analog input/output signals
ML-16D

The front panel is equipped with a signal/overload indicator that enables monitoring of analog input/output signals. The signal indicator turns on when a signal level becomes lower than -60dBFs.

5 selectable reference levels which can accommodate to a variety of scenes including professional usages, public addresses, and usages in broadcasting studios
ML-16D

It is possible to select a reference level setting from 5 maximum level options: +24dBu, +22dBu, +20dBu, and +18dBu (the standard level is +4dBu) and +15dBu (the standard level is +6dBu), which can accommodate to a variety of purposes including professional usages, usages in broadcasting studios, public addresses, and recording systems.

Breakout boxes that enable flexible choice of connectors according to purposes
ML-16D is equipped with D-sub 25-pin connectors as analog line input/output connectors, and combining with optional breakout boxes enables conversion to Euro Block and XLR.
ML-16D
Example of conversion using Euro Block breakout box
ML-16D
Example of XLR connector conversion using XLR IN breakout box and XLR OUT breakout box
ML-16D
  • 16-channel analog line input/output
  • Equipped with Dante interfaces
    1. Dante primary and secondary connectors support redundancy
    2. Compatible with SMPTE ST 2110-30
    3. AES67 is also supported. Possible to connect with AES67-compatible network audios including Ravenna
    4. Dante Controller enables flexible routing
  • Supports up to 96kHz/24bit
  • Equipped with a signal/overload indicator that enables level monitoring of analog input/output signals
  • 5 selectable reference levels which can accommodate to a variety of scenes including professional usages, public addresses, and usages in broadcasting studios
  • Equipped with a STATUS indicator for indicating failures and errors of the device
  • Firmware update via a Dante interface is possible
  • Equipped with D-sub 25-pin connectors as line input/output connectors
  • 1U rack mount size
  • Using an optional BO-32DE (D-sub/Euro Block breakout box) enables supporting Euro Block connectors which are optimal for professional usages
  • Using an optional BO-16DX/IN and BO-16DX/OUT (D-sub/XLR breakout box) enables supporting XLR connectors which have multiple usages including usage as a stage box.
  ML-32D ML-16D
Formats  
Sampling frequency 44.1k/48k/88.2k/96k Hz
Quantization bit rate 16bit/24bit
ANALOG INPUTS/OUTPUTS  
Line inputs  
Connector D-sub 25pin female
Locking screws No.4-40 UNC (inch type)
Nominal input levels +4dBu,
+6dBu (only when maximum input level is +15 dBu)
Maximum input levels +24dBu, +22dBu, +20dBu, +18dBu, +15dBu
(set by REF. LEVEL switches)
Input impedance 10kΩ or higher
Line outputs  
Connector D-sub 25pin female
Connector No.4-40 UNC (inch type)
Output impedance 200Ω or lower
Applicable load impedance 2kΩ or higher
Nominal output levels +4dBu,
+6dBu (only when maximum outtput level is +15 dBu)
Maximum output levels +24dBu, +22dBu, +20dBu, +18dBu, +15dBu
(set by REF. LEVEL switches)
PRIMARY/SECONDARY  
Connector RJ-45×2
Transmission protocol Dante
Gigabit Ethernet standard 1000BASE-T(IEEE 802.3ab)
Cables Category 5e or faster STP cables
Power AC100V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption 22W 14W
Dimensions 483(W)×45(H)×303.8(D)mm
Weight 3.5kg 3.3kg
Operating temperature range 0~40˚C
Standard accessories Power cord, Rackmount screw kit, Owner’s Manual (including warranty)

 

Audio performance

ANALOG IN → Dante OUT
Frequency response  
20Hz/20kHz +0.1dB/-0.5dB (-16 dBFS input, 44.1/48 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
20Hz/40kHz +0.1dB/-0.5dB (-16 dBFS input, 88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
Distortion (THD+N) 0.001% or lower (-1 dBFS input, 1 kHz, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
S/N ratio 113dB or higher (44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
Crosstalk 115dB or higher (1 kHz, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
Dante OUT → ANALOG IN
Frequency response  
20Hz/20kHz +0.1dB/-0.5dB (-16 dBFS input, 44.1/48 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
20Hz/40kHz +0.1dB/-1.0dB (-16 dBFS input, 88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
Distortion (THD+N) 0.001% or lower (-1 dBFS input, 1 kHz, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
S/N ratio 110dB or higher (44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
Crosstalk 115dB or higher (1 kHz, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)