Neutrik USA Unveils NA2-IO-DPRO Mic, Line, AES/EBU I/O to Dante Interface
Neutrik USA is debuting the new 2-in, 2-out NA2-IO-DPRO Dante Interface. The NA2-IO-DPRO features two inputs switchable between Mic, Line, and AES/EBU signals plus two outputs switchable between analog Line and AES/EBU. Two Dante ports provide for either redundancy or device daisy chaining. With its small size, metal construction, and removable rubber protector, the NA2-IO-DPRO offers a rugged, reliable solution that is well suited to a wide range of applications.
The NA2-IO-DPRO front panel provides two latching XLR inputs plus two XLR outputs. AES/EBU operation is seamlessly and independently auto detected for inputs and outputs. Using Neutrik’s free DPRO controller software for Mac or PC, +48 V phantom power can be applied; microphone preamplifier gain, pad, and high-pass filtering can be set per channel; and input channels can be linked for matched operation. Output channels can be muted or unmuted within the software.
The NA2-IO-DPRO rear panel provides primary and secondary Dante ports over Neutrik etherCON® connectors. The secondary input can be configured for either Redundant mode or Switched mode (for daisy chaining). When operating in Switched mode in conjunction with a 60 W PoE injector, up to eight devices can be daisy chained. Up to four devices can be daisy chained with a 30 W PoE injector.
Neutrik’s NA2-IO-DPRO is AES67 compliant. Power must be externally supplied via either a PoE switch or a PoE injector per IEEE 802.3af/at, class 2 or no classification at 6W. With optional mounting brackets or a rack panel, the NA2-IO-DPRO can be mounted below tables, in floor boxes, in racks, or on the stage truss.
“The number one request we have received since releasing our first Dante adapter, NA2-IO-DLINE, last year was the inclusion of microphone preamps with variable gain. Secondly, our customers have requested an AES/EBU option. The new NA2-IO-DPRO offers both of those features while maintaining the compact, rugged, and versatile form factor of NA2-IO-DLINE,” comments Fred Morgenstern, product director, Neutrik USA. “While NA2-IO-DLINE remains ideal for fixed-gain, analog-only applications, the wealth of analog and AES/EBU connectivity options offered by NA2-IO-DPRO will prove ideal for a wide range of users.”
The Neutrik NA2-IO-DPRO Mic, Line, AES/EBU I/O to Dante® Interface is slated to be available October 2019.