Broadcast Tools is releasing an updated six-output AES/EBU digital audio distribution amplifier, the AES DA 1×6, replacing its AES DA 2×6.
The new hardware design includes dual (2x) power input jacks, allowing for redundant power with an optional second power supply.
The AES DA 1×6, six XLR output, one-input AES/EBU distribution amplifier is suitable for distributing AES/EBU signals or wordclock. The system’s transformer isolated input uses a standard XLR audio jack for balanced AES/EBU signals. Termination of the AES input is jumper-selectable between 110-ohm, 75-ohm, and open (no termination). The AES input is distributed to six transformer-isolated XLR output jacks.
An internal AES/EBU activity detector provides local and remote signal monitoring via front-panel LED indicators and a SPDT alarm relay. The alarm relay contacts are available on a rear plug-in euro-block connector. Signal bypass is built-in with XLR AES Input 1 passively routing to AES Output 1 in the event of power loss. A surge-protected universal switching desktop power supply with an IEC AC inlet is included, and a second power supply is optional, allowing for dual-redundant (2x) operation. Two units may be mounted on the optional Broadcast Tools “RA-1” 1RU rack shelf.
The product will be on display at the NAB Show by Broadcasters General Store, Booth C2213.