The new K8 digital audio distribution system carries 16 channels of uncompressed digital audio over a standard Cat-5 cable at a rate of 48 kHz, a depth of 24-bit and a total latency of less than 1 ms. The same cable also carries bi-directional data for remote monitoring and control of all devices connected within the K8 system over a single Ethernet port.
Cable lengths may be run up to a total of 200 meters through passively daisy-chained K8 devices. Actively refreshing the line with a K8 distribution amplifier allows endless additions of 200-meter cable lengths and adds less than 1 ms of delay. For advanced applications, multi-output K8 distribution amplifiers may be used to implement a star distribution configuration, and the entire system may be monitored from a single Ethernet port with no additional cabling.
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