4 Mic/Line Input Commentator Unit, Dante
The AVN-CU4-DANTE is a portable commentator unit using Dante AoIP. It is a dual version of the AVN-CU2-DANTE providing four mic/line inputs with a wide, adjustable gain range and four stereo headphone outputs with lockable jack sockets, suitable for operation by up to four commentators.
It has an abundance of connections on the rear panel: 4 x analogue line inputs on XLR sockets with latching locks, 6 x analogue line outputs on XLR plugs and an RJ45 AES3 stereo input & output. These connections can act as a simultaneous analogue backup to the Dante AoIP connections.
The featureset is as per the AVN-CU2-DANTE, with the following differences. There are two displays with a doubling of operational controls:
• 4 x On-air buttons.
• 4 x Page buttons, 2 for each half of the display.
• 4 x Cough buttons.
• 8 x Talkback buttons, up to 4 for each user and
• 3 x User buttons.
• 12 x rotary encoders.
• 8 x pages of 6 rotary encoder positions (48 in total).
Similar to the AVN-CU2-DANTE, the illuminated Sonifex logo acts as a power indication and illuminated LEDs indicate network clock status, AoIP Primary and AoIP Secondary link status, PoE+ Primary, PoE+ Secondary and AC power active.
The front panel houses 4 x locking mic/line inputs with +48V phantom power indication and 4 x headphone outputs on locking 6.35mm jack sockets.
The unit has dual redundant network ports on both RJ45 (PoE+ using 2 x Neutrik EtherCONï¿½ connectors) and SFP cages.
To power the unit, as well as the dual PoE+ ports and 12V 4 pin XLR DC input, there is an AC mains input on an IEC inlet, with a universal supply.