AVN-AI16 16 Input Dante® Interface, PoE

Sonifex Ltd.

The AVN-AI16 audio converter and interface converts up to sixteen analogue inputs to the Dante Audio-over-IP networking standard. This cost effective 1U rack-mount unit offers an easy solution for AV professionals and system integrators. It is simple to configure and operate, with all set-up, except line-up levels, done via the standard Dante Controller software and power via PoE (Power Over Ethernet).

All analogue inputs are on high-quality Neutrik XLR connectors and there are front panel status/confidence LEDs for PoE, Link, and Clock. Global 0dBFS line-up can be set to +12dBu, +18dBu or +24dBu to meet your specific requirement via the front panel recessed toggle switch.

  • 16 x balanced analogue inputs on XLR.
  • Adjustable global 0dBFS line up selection (+12dBu/+18dBu/+24dBu).
  • 1 x RJ45 Dante connector (1 Gb/s Ethernet Port).
  • PoE, Link, and Clock LED status indicators.
  • Configuration using Dante Controller.
  • AES67 operation & Dante Domain Manager compliant.
  • Powered by PoE.
  • 1U 19″ rack-mount form factor.

(The AVN-AI16R is available with dual redundant Ethernet ports).

More at: https://www.sonifex.co.uk/avn/avn-ai16.shtml

Product Specs

Network and AoIP

AoIP Standard: Dante

Number of Channels: 16 transmit

Number of Streams:16 transmit

Sample Rate: 44.1kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz or 192kHz

Format: Linear PCM, 16, 24 or 32 bit

AES67 Support: Yes

Connectivity: 1 x RJ45

Speed: 1Gbps or 100Mbps

Dante Domain Manager Ready: Yes


Audio Input Performance Specifications

Parameter Line Input

Input Impedance: >20kΩ balanced

0dBFS line-up: User Selectable +12dBu/+18dBu/+24dBu balanced

Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz, +0/-0.2dB

THD+N: <-110dBFS, -30dBFS, 20Hz to 20kHz, 20kHz BW

Noise: -110dBFS, 20kHz BW, Rs=200Ω

Crosstalk:<-100 dB

Common Mode Rejection: >60dB @ 1kHz


Balanced Line Input XLR Pinout


1Chassis Ground/Screen

2Input Phase/Positive

3Input Non-Phase/Negative


PoE Power

Standard:802.3at Type 1

Class: 0

PD Power Range: 0.44 W to 12.94 W

Typical PSE Power Usage: 6 W

Max PSE Power Usage: 15.4 W


Equipment Type

AVN-AI16:16 Input Dante® Interface, PoE


Physical Specification

Dimensions (Raw): 48cm (W) x 11cm (D) x 4.3cm (H)(1U)

19” (W) x 4.3” (D) x 1.7” (H)

Weight:Nett: 1.1kg  Gross: 1.6kg

Nett: 2.4lbs  Gross: 3.5lbs

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