Product Details

The AX32-BASE is the base unit for the AX32 modular routing, monitoring and ADDA conversion system. It comes with the ProMon license pre-installed to allow high resolution summing and low latency monitor routing. As standard it comes with 8x AES3 I/O, BNC MADI I/O and an interface for IP control. Up to 8 IO cards and 2 IO modules can be installed to provide a 1500x1500 matrix.

Product Details
AX32 is an extremely capable multi channel audio converter and microphone preamplifier for independent simultaneous analogue-to-digital (A/D) and digital-to-analogue (D/A) conversion as well as digital-to-digital format conversion and signal routing. AX32 can interface a total 48 analogue input and output channels depending on the configuration of the unit, and has fixed installed 8 stereo AES3 inputs and outputs (16 I/O channels), one coaxial 64 channel MADI input and output connection, and optionally by installing a mini I/O module additionally two optical 64 channel MADI input and output connectors via “Small form-factor pluggable” (SFP) transceiver modules. Further more 64 input and output channels of Ethernet IP audio powered by DanteTM is supported by installing the internal IP audio option. As standard the basic chassis is equipped with one fixed power supply. For redundant power operation two power supplies can be installed.

With the AX32 you get up to 48 analogue audio channels of pristine AD and DA conversion with superb sonic quality, versatile I/O structure with AES, MADI, SDI and Dante digital audio interfaces.

With a full 8 I/O cards and 2 I/O modules installed internally you can control a 1,500 x 1,500 matrix of audio channels. All operation and functional control is managed via the DADman control software which has support for the EUCON 3 control protocol, enabling full control of the monitor functionality from the Avid S6, S3, PT Dock and the Pro Tools Control surfaces. Tactile control of monitor parameters can be made using one or more MOM - Monitor Operation Modules. The AX32 system supports all the immersive audio formats, while the optional SPQ card provides 1,024 filters and 128 channels of equalization and delay for speaker/room correction and bass management.

A total of 8 card slots are available in the chassis frame. You can use 6 slots for analog cards each with 8 channels for a total of up to 48 AD/DA input and outputs.
- 8 ch. Line pristine A/D card
- 8 ch. Mic/Line pristine A/D card
- 8 ch. pristine D/A card
- Dante 128 ch. I/O Card w/ SRC
- Dual SDI/HD/3G 2x16 ch. emb/deembed. card w/ SRC
- 8 Line AES3 16 ch. I/O Card w/ SRC
- Dual MADI 128 ch. I/O Card

In addition to the 8 expansion slot cards, you can also expand the mainframe chassis with the following IO modules:
- Dante IP audio on two redundant RJ45 connectors with 64 mono I/O channels
- 2 x 64 ch. of MADI on either optical or coaxial connectors
Technical Specification
Sampling, resolution 5bit sigma/delta@5.645 or 6.144 MHz, 24 bit PCM
PCM (DXD) sample rates 44,1, 48, 88.2, 96, 174.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz
DSD sample rates 2.8224 & 5.6448 Mhz (64 & 128 fs)
Dynamic range (A) > 123 dB
THD+N(A) < -117 dB@-3dB FS / 0.00014%
Cross talk < -120 dB
Input Impedance (differential) > 10 k Ohm
Max input level Adjustable from 9 dBu to 30 dBu in steps of 0.1 dB
Microphone input gain range/accuracy Adjustable from -18 to +70 dB, in steps of 0.1 dB, ± 0.25 dB accuracy
Microphone equivalent input noise (A) < -133dB
Modulator resolution, format 32 x oversampling, 1 bit DSD, 24 bit PCM
PCM (DXD) sample rates 44,1, 48, 88.2, 96, 174.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz
DSD sample rates 2.8224 & 5.6448 Mhz (64 & 128 fs)
Dynamic range (A) > 128 dB
THD+N(A) < -110 dB@-3dB FS
Cross talk < -120 dB
Max output level Adjustable from -60 dBu to 24 dBu in steps of 0.1 dB
Digital I/O formats/ Supported sample rate AES/EBU, DanteIP Audio/up to 192 kHz, MADI / up to 384 kHz and DSD
Synchronization/sample rate AES11, Word Clock, All digital inputs, Video Sync (word clock connector)/ PAL, NTSC, SECAM
Interface 1000BASE-T, RJ45 connector, 4-pair connection
Power consumption 90 VA max.
Input voltage 90-260 VAC
Mains fuse, mounted in IEC connector 1A, T1AH/250V
Safety compliance EN 60950-1:2006
Chassis Standard 19", 2RU
Chassis depth, without connectors mounted 35.0cm
Chassis body width 43.5cm