Sound Devices introduced the MD-4 Analog-to-Dante Audio Interface at NAB Show 2017. The MD-4 is a simple, high-performance interface that connects analog audio to Dante™ audio networks. It offers four high-gain microphone or line-level inputs and four balanced analog outputs. Inputs or outputs can be routed to either headphone jack (front or back panel) for signal monitoring, with LED metering.
“Audinate’s Dante has become a popular interconnection for both program audio as well as communication channels. Our 970, a 64-track audio recorder, and our PIX 270i production video recorder offer Dante connectivity. The MD-4 is the perfect companion to those rack-mount recorders or any Dante-enabled system,” said Jon Tatooles, co-founder of Sound Devices, LLC.
The MD-4 inputs have a 70 dB gain range and include selectable phantom power and high-pass filter. Each input has an LED level meter adjacent to its front panel input. Outputs are on back-panel-mounted XLR connectors. The 1U rack-mountable MD-4 can be powered from either 100-240 VAC or 10-18 VDC on four-pin XLR.
Audinate’s Dante audio-over-Ethernet has emerged as a new standard for high-performance digital audio networks. It offers numerous benefits to users in live production, systems installation, and broadcast. Being fully Dante compatible, the MD-4 takes advantage of the low system latency and scalable topology of Dante.
The MD-4 is targeted to ship by May 15, 2017.
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