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Tascam ML-16D 16-Channel Analog/Digital Converter
Tascam ML-16D 16-Channel Analog/Digital Converter

Tascam ML-16D 16-Channel Analog/Digital Converter

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MPN: ML-16D
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The TASCAM ML-16D is a professional Dante-focused converter made specifically to insert or extract analog audio into or out of a Dante (Digital Audio Network Through Ethernet) network using external breakout devices that utilize Sub-D format connectors.

The ML-16D has 2 D-Sub inputs and 2 D-Sub outputs, which can easily be connected to any of the many devices that utilize D-Sub connectors such as microphone preamplifiers, large and small format console mixers, audio interfaces, amplifiers, and euro block connector devices. This simple, yet elegant, solution enables audio to be quickly and easily inserted into – or extracted from – the Dante audio stream.

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.

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.

Tascam ML-16D Features

  • Dante focused interface for connection of external audio into or out of a Dante audio network
  • 16 channel analog line input and 16 analog line outputs (48k/96kHz) using four D-Sub connectors
  • Up to 96kHz/24-bit quality
  • Equipped with a signal/overload indicator that enables level monitoring of analog input/output signals
  • Reference level dip switches for selectable DBu level metering
  • LED display for signal level and overload per input/output channel
  • Firmware updatable via Dante port
  • Equipped with D-sub 25-pin connectors as line input/output connectors
  • 1U rack mount size
  • Dual redundant Ethernet jacks which support both primary and secondary connections
    • Dante primary and secondary connectors support redundancy
    • Compatible with SMPTE ST 2110-30
    • AES67 and Ravenna compatible
    • Dante Controller for flexible routing
  • ML-16D 16-Channel Analog/Digital Converter1
  • Power cord1
  • Rackmount screw kit1
  • Owner’s Manual (including warranty)1
  • Formats
    • Sampling frequency: 44.1k / 48k / 88.2k / 96k Hz
    • Quantization bit rate: 16 / 24-bit
  • Analog Inputs/Outputs
    • LINE INPUTS
      • Connector: D-sub 25pin female × 2
      • Locking screws: No.4-40 UNC (inch type)
      • Nominal input levels: +4dBu, +6dBu (only when maximum input level is +15dBu)
      • 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 × 2
      • 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 output level is +15dBu)
      • 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
  • PowerAC 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption14W
  • Dimensions (WxHxD)19×1.77×11.96" (483×45×303.8 mm)
  • Weight7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
  • Operating Temperature Range32˚F to 104˚F / 0˚C to 40˚C

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