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Studio Technologies Model 5205 Mic/Line to Dante Interface at NAB 2016

Solution for Adding One or Two Analog Audio Signals to a Dante Network

Studio Technologies is showcasing its new 2-channel Model 5205 Mic/Line to Dante Interface (price TBA) as part of its Dante-enabled product lineup during NAB 2016 (Booth C8549). Designed for broadcast, production and systems-integration applications, the Model 5205 allows two microphone or line-level signals to interface with systems that use Dante media networking technology.

The inherent interoperability of Dante allows the Model 5205 to be used with other Studio Technologies’ Dante-enabled products, or with scores of devices from other manufacturers. It is ideal for use in conjunction with a variety of fixed and portable audio applications where one or two analog audio signals need to join a Dante network.

The unit’s high-performance audio circuitry, adjustable gain and P48 phantom power allows almost any source to be handled correctly. Virtually all condenser, dynamic and ribbon microphones are compatible, as are most balanced and unbalanced analog line-level sources. Simple user controls and an extensive set of status indicators help to ensure optimum performance is maintained.

The Model 5205 also allows for rapid setup and ease of use. It is easy to deploy multiple units to integrate a distributed set of sources into a Dante application. The mic/line inputs are optimized for use in both permanent and portable/field applications. Extensive filtering minimizes the chance that radio frequency (RF) energy will interfere with the audio input signals. Other components are included to specifically address ESD, or “static,” situations, helping to ensure long-term reliable operation.

The Model 5205’s compact, portable enclosure allows it to be deployed wherever is needed. Alternately, it can be mounted, using optional brackets, underneath a table or on-air studio set. With its use of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) for its power source, the Model 5205 can quickly be ready to accept signal sources from a variety of user-provided devices. Applications include TV, radio and streaming broadcast events; corporate and government AV installations; and post-production facilities.

The Model 5205 microphone or line-level analog audio signals are connected using two 3-pin XLR connectors. Using front-panel pushbutton switches, the gain of the associated microphone preamplifier circuitry can be selected for 0, 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 dB. LED indicators display the status of the gain and phantom power functions, whose settings are controlled by push-button switches.

Since 2013, Studio Technologies has embraced the Audio-over-Ethernet movement, developing a range of Dante-enabled products that offer unique solutions employing the most advanced, interoperable and field-proven networking technology. Established Dante-compatible products include the Model 214, 215 and 216 Announcer’s Consoles, Model 45DR and Model 45DC Intercom Interfaces, the Model 5202 Dante to Phones and Line Output Interface and the Model 5204 Dual Line Input to Dante Interface. The newest Model 5205 further enhances Studio Technologies’ line of Dante interfaces.

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