(click thumbnail)Aviom is expanding its Pro64 audio distribution series with the 6416m Mic Input Module. In tandem with this debut are companion products, the RCI Remote Control Interface and MCS Mic Control Surface.
The company says 6416m offers 16 remote-controllable mic level inputs to a Pro64 audio network. Each channel on the 6416m has a continuously variable gain setting, multi-segment signal level LEDs and individual channel on/off switches. The 6416m supports valid Pro64 sample rates, from 44.1/48 kHz± to 192 kHz±. Because the system does not rely on sample rate converters, users get low-latency distribution of the digital signal regardless of the sample rate of incoming audio.
The 6416m can be remote-controlled by adding the RCI Remote Control Interface and MCS Mic Control Surface. The 1U RCI provides a network access point and monitor station, and accepts the MCS Mic Control Surface, which is used to select and edit active mic preamp channels in the network. Up to 64 channels of mic preamps can be controlled remotely from one MCS, or the Control Group function on the 6416m.
The 3U-high 6416m Mic Input Module is compatible with Aviom Pro64 digital audio network products; and can be connected to analog or digital output modules, or to the 6416Y2 Yamaha console card, in any combination. MH10 and MH10f Merger Hubs can be added for bidirectional parallel connections on Cat-5 or single- or multi-mode fiber optics.
Virtual Data Cable connectivity for GPIO, MIDI and RS-232 also is included on the rear panel of the 6416m Mic input Module. Users can configure and transmit up to 14 channels of non-audio data throughout the Pro64 A-Net network without compromising audio bandwidth.
Other features include +48V phantom power, low-cut filter, phase invert and pad per channel.
The Pro64 line is promoted as offering “the power of a true digital network and the audio performance and simplicity of an analog wire.“