dbx TR1616BLU Link I/O
HARMAN’s dbx introduced its TR1616 BLU link I/O, a 16-input/16-output digital on ramp/off ramp module for professional digital networked audio connectivity at InfoComm 2012. The TR1616 offers 16 XLR/TRS analog inputs and 16 analog outputs, along with BLU link RJ-45 Loop input and output and an RJ-45 Snake input and output ports.
Users can configure up to 256 channels at 48 kHz or up to 128 channels at 96 kHz. No addressing or programming is required.
Each of the TR1616’s 16 front panel channels features a high-quality dbx mic preamp with mic gain, 20dB pad, low-cut filter, and +48-volt phantom power and polarity selection, along with signal, clipping and additional indicators. A rear panel USB and Ethernet port enables uploading future firmware updates.
According to HARMAN, up to 60 TR1616 units can be linked together with no loss of control or fidelity, enabling first-time users to expand their systems as their connectivity requirements increase. The dbx TR1616 is designed for use with mixing consoles and with the new dbx PMC Personal Monitor Controller, a remote control that allows performers to easily set up and control their personal mix of up to 16 channels of audio via a BSS Audio BLU link interface. A live mode option provides the user the capability to see real-time view of channels.
HARMAN states that the dbx TR1616 Blu link I/O will be available in September 2012.