Klark Teknik recently launched its DN9610 AES50 multichannel digital audio network connector at PLASA 2012.
The Klark Teknik DN9610 - a solution for extending AES50 multichannel digital audio network connections (Cat-5e/Cat-6 cabling) to greater distances than previously achievable - was showcased on MIDAS’ PLASA stand.
Housed in an alloy case, and enclosed in a shock-absorbing silicone sleeve, the DN9610 is no larger than a DI box.
Each DN9610 is capable of extending two AES50 streams by up to 100m (330ft). Provision is made for dual redundant power supplies, with automatic recovery in the event of a power supply failure. Power supplies are multi-region and feature locking DC connectors to ensure against inadvertent disconnection.
The DN9610 is capable of both 24-bit 48kHz and 24-bit 96kHz operation, and can operate its two AES50 streams at different clock rates simultaneously. Through-unit latency is 0.03ms.
Multiple DN9610’s can be connected in series, allowing transmission of AES50 over considerable distances, according to the company.
LED status indicators are provided for power, AES50 input 1, AES50 input 2, AES50 output 1, and AES50 output 2. The four RJ-45 sockets are NeutrikEtherCON connectors.
The DN9610 operates with any AES50-compliant devices.