Behringer has announced the new X-DANTE, X-MADI and X-ADAT high-performance network cards for the X32 Digital Mixing Console are now available from authorized dealers and online resellers. They say that the cards are easy to install and configure, making the X32 compatible with even more digital and audio distribution networks.
The X-DANTE Expansion Card brings 32-channel, 48 kHz bi-directional audio interface, making it ready for integration with Dante-enabled IP networks using either standard 100Mbit/s or Gigabit Network infrastructure with DSCP-based QoS, with support for mixed sample and bit rates coexisting on the same network. The X-DANTE card utilizes 24-bit signal transmission with sample-accurate synchronization and low latency, ensuring the highest audio integrity, plus a secondary input for setting up a seamless, redundant network.
The X-MADI Expansion Card seamlessly integrates the X32 with MADI networks, providing 32-channels of bidirectional audio. X-MADI accepts optical duplex SC-plugs (IEC874-19) to connect with fiber optic MADI devices, with multimode fiber optic cable lengths of up to 2 km supported. The MADI or AES10 protocol is rapidly becoming the industry standard in broadcast applications, making the Company's X32 the logical choice for studio and remote mixing.
Designed to support digital integration of the X32 with any equipment featuring ADAT connectivity, the X-ADAT Expansion Card provides 32-channels of I/O on its 8 fiber optic Toslink* connectors. The X-ADAT card features 24-bit signal transmission and operates at both 44.1 and 48 kHz sample rates, maintaining the highest signal integrity. The use of light-pipe fiber optics also ensures signals are protected from potential ground-loop interference.
Behringer Product Support Manager Joe Sanborn, told us, "We know a lot of audio pros who want to upgrade to the X32, but they still want to keep the rest of their setup. Now thanks to our new X-DANTE, X-MADI and X-ADAT network cards, the award-winning X32 family of products can be integrated easily and seamlessly into virtually any networked performance or studio system."
Pricing and Availability:
The X-DANTE, X-MADI and X-ADAT Expansion Cards are available at a suggested U.S. MAP of $499.99, $299.99 and $299.99, respectively.