Options

Audio and Video I/O Options for B6 Series Server

Soundcards

Multiple cards can be used, if they have Wordclock I/O. Up to 4 physical cards in one server (depends on availability of free slots). Certain combination of cards possible, please contact us for details.

48Khz Channels 96KHz Channels Wordclock I/O
ADAT 32 32 16 Optional
MADI 64 64 32
MADI 192 192 96
AES 16 16 8 Optional
AES 32 32 16
Cobranet 8 *) 8
Cobranet 16 *) 16
Dante Virtual *) 64 64
*) Can be used in 2U chassis. All other cards are only available for servers with 3U chassis.

A32 AD/DA Converter

Professional 32 channel audio AD/DA converter, 32 balanced inputs, 32 balanced outputs, 2x coaxial and optical MADI, 8 x optical ADAT interfaces, optional Dante or AVB support, input and output level displays, routing, level and gain adjustment, redundant power supply.

BRAINSALT A32 AD/DA Converter

Audio Converter

The A32 is a 32 + 32 channel AD/DA converter with highest quality, professional analog and digital I/O’s and outstanding user interface. Using four TFT displays makes configuration and control of this interface a breeze. ADAT and MADI interfaces allow to connect the A32 to your professional equipment. Flexible routing possibilities and individual control over gain/levels of each channel allows integration in an easy way. Optional Dante or AVB interfaces allows A32 to convert from and to digital audio networks.

Timecode Distributor and Genlock Signal Generator

In BRAINSALT systems with multiple video servers, the A32 is typically used as timecode distributor and Genlock Signal Generator. The balanced outputs assure an error-free timecode distribution. The audio channels not needed for timecode distribution can be used for conventional audio playback. During final on-site audio editing, A32 can interface to the audio production desk. It can also be used to receive and route timecode from an external source (like audio or light desk) to a BRAINSALT server cluster. With optical or coaxial MADI, up to 2 units can be daisy chained to output up to 64 audio channels.

Specifications

Analogue Interface

  • 32 balanced inputs, 32kHz -192kHz
  • 32 balanced outputs, 32kHz -192kHz

Digital Interface

  • 2 x coaxial and 2 x optical MADI (incl. MIDI over MADI)
  • 8 x ADAT

System Interfaces

  • BNC wordclock Input
  • BNC wordclock Output
  • Genlock Signal Generator (24 - 120 Hz)
  • MADI over MIDI
  • Physical MIDI connectors for remote

Frontpanel

  • four TFT displays show the high resolution level meters of all inputs and outputs
  • preset management
  • keyboard lock
  • detailed status display for monitoring all inputs
  • graphical adjustment of levels and gains
  • routing Editor
  • SMUX control

Technical Specifications

MADI I/O

  • 64 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
  • 32 channels @96kHz
  • 32 channels @192kHz ( 16 optical + 16 coaxial)
  • delay: 3 samples
  • embedded MIDI
  • automatic switching between optical <-> coax MADI whensignal lost

ADAT I/O

  • 4 + 4 optical interfaces
  • 32 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
  • 16 channels @96kHz
  • n/a channels @192kHz

S/PDIF

  • ADAT 4 I/O can be reconfigured as S/PDIF
  • input has sample rate converter included (performance of SRC: -128dB)
  • output follows A32 sample frequency
Dante, AVB, DSP
  • Optional modules to interface to Dante and AVB networks (not available yet)

Wordclock

  • BNC 1 x input, 1 x output
  • 75 Ohm termination
  • 1 x Wordclock, rising edge
  • Sync generator frequencies: 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60, 72, 75, 90, 96, 100, 120 Hz

MIDI I/O/T

  • DIN5 jacks: in/out/thru

Headphone output

  • independent channel
  • select any mono or stereo source
  • select one of 5 mixes of all inputs and outputs
  • digital volume control

USB

  • USB 2.0 for remote, update

A/D conversion

  • 4 x CS5368 (Cirrus Logic)
  • 4 x DSub25 / Tascam
  • analog switches: +20dBu, +13dBu, +4dBu
  • digital gain: +20dBu...-8dBu, 1dB steps
  • S/N: 114dB
  • THD+N: -105dB
  • interchannel isolation: 110dB
  • latency @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz: 12/fs (0.25ms @48kHz)
  • latency @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz: 9/fs (0.09375ms @96kHz)
  • latency @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz: 5/fs (0.026ms @192kHz)
  • OpAmps: RC4580 + OPA1664
  • level indicator: TFT screen, 28 levels

D/A conversion

  • 4 x CS4365 (Cirrus Logic)
  • 4 x DSub25 / Tascam
  • analog switches: +20dBu, +13dBu, +4dBu
  • digital gain: +20dBu...-8dBu, 1dB steps
  • S/N: 114dB (A-weighted)
  • THD+N: -100dB
  • interchannel isolation: 110dB
  • latency @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz: 7.8/fs (0.1625ms @48kHz)
  • latency @64kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz: 5.4/fs (0.05625ms @96kHz)
  • latency @128kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz: 6.6/fs (0.034375ms @192kHz)
  • OpAmps: RC4580 + OPA1664
  • level indicator: TFT screen, 28 levels

Lock feature

  • unit can be (un-)locked using a factory set secret 6 digit number

Power supply

  • 2 x input jacks with screw lock for redundant power voltage supervision, warning message on screen when PSU input fails
  • 2 x power supply included, 12V, 3A

A16 AD/DA Converter

Professional 16 channel audio AD/DA converter,  16 balanced inputs, 16 balanced outputs,  2x optical MADI and 4 x ADAT interfaces,  input and output level displays,  routing, level and gain adjustment. Requires installed ADAT or MADI sound card.

Audio Converter

The A16 is a 16 + 16 channel AD/DA converter with high quality, professional analog and digital I/O’s, and outstanding user interface. Using two TFT displays makes configuration and control of this interface a breeze. ADAT and MADI interfaces allow to connect the A16 to your professional equipment. Flexible routing possibilities and individual control over gain/levels of each channel allows integration in an easy way.

Timecode Distributor and Genlock Signal Generator

In BRAINSALT systems with multiple video servers, the A16 is typically used as timecode distributor and Genlock Signal Generator. The balanced outputs assure an error-free timecode distribution. The audio channels not needed for timecode distribution can be used for conventional audio playback. During on-site audio editing, A16 can interface to the audio production desk. It can also be used to receive and route timecode from an external source (like audio or light desk) to a BRAINSALT server cluster. With optical or coaxial MADI, up to 4 units can be daisy chained to output up to 64 audio channels.

Specifications

Analogue Interface

  • 16 x in, 16 x out, balanced phone plugs
  • 24 bit AKM converters, 32kHz – 192kHz
  • input-gain and output-levels individually adjustable for each channel

Digital Interface

  • optical MADI interface (incl. MIDI over MADI)
  • two ADAT interfaces for 16 channels

System Interfaces

  • BNC wordclock Input
  • BNC wordclock Output or Genlock Signal Generator
  • MADI over MIDI
  • Physical MIDI connectors for remote

Frontpanel

  • two TFT displays show the high resolution level meters of all inputs and outputs
  • preset management
  • keyboard lock
  • detailed status display for monitoring all inputs
  • graphical adjustment of levels and gains
  • routing Editor
  • SMUX control

Technical Specifications

MADI I/O optical interface

  • 64 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
  • 32 channels @96kHz
  • 16 channels @192kHz
  • delay: 3 samples
  • embedded MIDI

ADAT input 2 x optical interfaces

  • 16 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
  • 8 channels @96kHz
  • 4 channels @192kHz
  • delay: 3 samples

ADAT output 2 x optical interfaces

  • 16 channels @32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
  • 8 channels @96kHz
  • 4 channels @192kHz
  • delay: 3 samples

Wordclock

  • BNC 1 x input, 1 x output
  • 75 Ohm termination
  • 1 x Wordclock, rising edge

MIDI I/O/T

  • DIN5 jacks: in/out/thru

Converters

  • 8 x AK4620B (AKM)
  • max 192kHz

A/D conversion

  • 16 x balanced phone jacks
  • max input signal: 20dBu
  • analog gain: 29 steps of 0.5dB
  • S/N: 106dB
  • THD+N: -93dB
  • crosstalk: -105dB
  • delay: 0.9ms @ 48kHz, 0.45ms @ 96kHz, 0.2ms @ 192kHz
  • OpAmp: RC4580
  • level indicator: 76 segments for each input

D/A conversion

  • 16 x balanced phone jacks
  • max output signal: 20dBu
  • analog gain: 29 steps of 0.5dB
  • S/N: 112dB
  • THD+N: -100dB
  • crosstalk: -105dB
  • delay: 0.58ms @ 48kHz, 0.29ms @ 96kHz, 0.15ms @ 192kHz
  • OpAmp: RC4580
  • level indicator: 76 segments for each input

Power

  • 12V, 16W typ, 24W max
  • External Power Supply 100-240V included

MADI to AVB Bridge

Bi-directional 64-channel MADI to Ethernet AVB Bridge. Requires installed MADI souncard.

  • 48KHz or 96KHz Operation
  • 64x 48KHz Channels, 32x 96KHz Channels
  • Audio Data Format: 24Bit
  • MADI Optical: SC Multimode Fiber
  • MADI BNC / coax
  • Rugged extruded aluminum chassis with black anodized finish, Rackmounts available
  • Power from external 48VDC supply or PoE (802.3af)
  • Connectors: RJ45 Network, MADI: 1x SC Multi-Mode Optical, 2x BNC

Video Input

Overlay or Pass-Through external Video Sources to video outputs. Audio is not routed. Warping and Blending is applied. All channels can be used at once. Please note: NOT HDCP compliant - copy protected signals will not display. Video input is limited to current or max. framerate of Video Server. Please contact us for details.

Input FPS
SINGLE CHANNEL DVI-SL 1x DVI-I (Analog and Digital) up to 165MHz (1920x1200) 60 @ 2K
DUAL CHANNEL DVI-SL 2x DVI-I (Analog and Digital) up to 165MHz (1920x1200) 60 @ 2K
QUAD CHANNEL DVI-SL 4x DVI-I (Analog and Digital) up to 165MHz (1920x1200) 60 @ 2K
SINGLE CHANNEL DVI-DL 1x DVI-D up to 330MHz (2560x1600 60 @ 2560x1600
30 @ 4K
DUAL CHANNEL DP 1.2 2x DP1.2 up to 4K 60 @ 4K
Please Note: Video Input is only available for servers with 3U chassis.