With adoption of Dante predicted to grow substantially over the next few years, Xilica offers extensive support for the networking technology in its range. For example, the Rio Series of Dante-enabled I/O interfaces can be used to provide additional flexibility not only for the Dante-enabled Neutrino-N and Uno-N processor models, but also as standalone interface devices with other Dante-enabled brands.
When the Rio Series is used in conjunction with Neutrino-N and Uno-N processors, the user has the advantage of being able to configure and manage all Dante devices from within Xilica’s SolaroConsole software, removing the need to run separate Dante Controller software.
At the present time the Rio Series features five interface models. The newest Rio models include the R22-P, R44-P, R22-WP-X, and R22-WP-M models, which join the original Rio R1616-N and R1616-NX models. All models provide bi-directional Dante network audio transport – analogue audio input, conversion, and transport over network cable and Dante network audio to analogue audio breakout.
Available with a number of mounting options, the R22-P (2×2 I/O) and R44-P (4×4 I/O) models are 1/4 rack chassis size Dante interface devices. The front panel of both models provides Dip switch selection of Mic or Line input and 48V Phantom power on a per input basis, as well as an RJ45 Dante network audio connector with power and network status LEDs.
The rear of each model provides two or four analogue audio outputs on 3.81mm Euroblock/Phoenix connectors and a 12VDC external power supply connection. The external power supply is included, although it is also possible to power the device using PoE.
Elsewhere in the range, the R22-WP-X and R22- WP-M models are 2×2 analogue / 2×2 Dante I/O interface panels on a 2 gang sized flush or surface mount wall plate (surface-mount back box included). The R22-WP-X wall late model provides XLR analogue I/O connections only, while the R22-WP-M model provides a mix of XLR, dual RCA (L+R summed), and stereo 3.5mm (L+R summed) analogue I/O connections. Both models can be powered with a PoE switch or router, or via the included external power supply.
Finally, the R1616-N is a full size, 1RU, 19”rack-mount Dante interface providing 16×16 I/O channels of Dante network audio and 16×16 I/O channels of analogue audio on Phoenix connectors, with the R1616-NX model being 2RU in height and providing XLR I/O connections.
Taken as a whole, the Rio range makes it possible to support even the most complex Dante-based network environment with ease.
- Allows for additional Dante I/O capabilities, and provides standalone input potential for Xilica and non-Xilica manufactured products
- Drive BYOD in the workplace or campus with remote plug-and-play I/O solutions such as Rio's low-cost wall-plates
- Create customised I/O endpoints in multiple rooms, allowing Dante-enabled loudspeakers, recorders and amplifiers to facilitate expansion and overflow capabilities
- Massively increase I/O count with the Rio stage-box - perfect for installations handling challenging live sound requirements, or large conferences/broadcast events
- Technical Specs (R1616-N)
- Model Variants
Technical Specs (R1616-N)
|Input impedance||>10k Ohms|
|Output impedance||50 Ohms|
|Mic/Line||Mic (+40dB Gain) / Line (0dB) - R1616-N / R1616-NX models|
|Type||Electronically balanced (w/48V Phantom)|
|Frequency response||+/- 0.1dB (20 to 20kHz)|
|Dynamic range||110dB typ (unweighted)|
|CMRR||>100db (50 to 10kHz)|
|Distortion||0.002% (1kHz @ +4dBu)|
|Processor||40-bit Floating Point|
|Analog converters||High-performance 24-bit|
|Connectors||Phoenix Plug-in 3.5mm (included), RJ45 Ethernet, IEC power socket|
|Power||90-240 VAC (50-60Hz)|
|Rack mount||1RU, with vent between units|
|Weight||11lbs / 5kg|
|Warranty||2 years, parts and labor|
Rio Firmware Release (V5.4.1)
|Euroblock/Phoenix I/O||XLR I/O||XLR, RCA, 3.5MM I/O|
|2x2 I/O Dante>Analog||R22-P|
|4x4 I/O Dante>Analog||R44-P|
|2x2 I/O Analog>Dante||R22-WP-X||R22-WP-M|