The A-16D Pro is designed to distribute the A-Net Signal from an A-16T Transmitter, the AN-16/i Input Module, the original A-16D Distributor, or another A-16D Pro Distributor. Each A-16D Pro accepts one A-Net input signal and provides eight simultaneous A-Net outputs using standard Category-5 cables. The 2U device contains a host of professional features that makes setup and installation fast and easy.
The A-16D Pro Distributor also features a dedicated A-Net Thru jack that allows the A-Net signal to be sent to other A-16D Pro A-Net Distributors, providing for virtually unlimited system expansion. In addition, the Thru jack can be used to connect other A-Net compatible units, such as the AN-16/o Output Module, allowing the A-16D Pro to become a central link in an audio distribution network. The A-16D Pro Distributor eliminates the need to daisy-chain Personal Mixers, simplifying stage and studio setups.
The unit is powered by an internal switching power supply, with an IEC connector on the rear panel. All connections for A-Net In, Out, and Thru use Neutrik’s EtherCon connectors. EtherCon connectors feature a heavy duty XLR-style barrel that provides extra protection to cable ends and also provides a quick-release locking mechanism. The A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor provides eight channels of isolated (floating ground) DC power to the connected A-16 Personal Monitor Mixers directly, eliminating the need for a power supply at each mixer’s location. The original A-16D Distributor remains in the product line.
Unlike the A-16D, the A-16D Pro does not require any external DC power supplies. Inside the A-16D Pro is Aviom’s unique power sub-system design which virtually eliminates the possibility of introducing hum or ground loops into an audio system. All connections on the A-16D Pro are on the front panel. A pass-through cable cutout is provided for flexible cable routing. As with all Aviom A-Net compatible products, cable runs of up to 500 feet (150 meters) are possible between devices.
A-16D Pro Features:
• Easily distribute A-Net from a central location or another A-16D Distributor • One A-Net input, eight A-Net outputs • A-Net Thru for system expansion • Isolated DC power for eight A-Net mixers via the Cat-5 cable • 2 rack spaces high • Standard IEC power connection • Front panel A-Net Activity LED • EtherCon connections throughout • Multiple A-16D Distributors can be used in a system