AVN-AI16R 16 Input Dual Dante® Interface, PoE

Sonifex Ltd.

The AVN-AI16R audio converter and interface converts up to sixteen analogue inputs to the Dante Audio-over-IP networking standard. Dual Ethernet ports allow the unit to operate in redundant mode, ensuring audio routing is maintained in the event of loss of link on either of the network connections.

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).
  • 2 x RJ45 Dante connector (1Gb/s Ethernet Port) allowing the unit to operate in redundant or switched modes.
  • PoE and Link LED status indicators for each Ethernet port.
  • Clock LED status indicator.
  • Configuration using Dante Controller.
  • AES67 operation & Dante Domain Manager compliant.
  • Powered by PoE on either (or both) Ethernet ports, offering power supply redundancy.
  • 1U 19″ rack-mount form factor.

(The AVN-AI16 is available with a single Ethernet port).

More at: https://www.sonifex.co.uk/avn/avn-ai16r.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: 2 x RJ45

Speed: 1Gbps and 100Mbps

Network Modes: Switched or redundant

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: 7 W

Max PSE Power Usage: 15.4 W


Equipment Type

AVN-AI16R: 16 Input Dual 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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