Aviom previewed a new AN Series input module, the AN-16/i-M Input Module, which allows microphone level signals to be used with other AN Series products and with the personal monitor mixing system.
The AN-16/i-M Input Module is a 3U-high rackmounted mic and line-level input device. The AN-16/i-M contains 16 high-quality microphone preamps with 24-bit A/D converters. Each channel contains a three-segment level LED meter, a continuously variable gain knob, phase reverse switch, a 48-volt phantom power switch with LED and a rumble filter with an 85Hz roll-off. In addition, each pair of channels has a stereo link switch that allows stereo operation when connected to a personal monitor mixing system.
The rear panel contains a host of pro connectivity features. Each channel has a combo jack that can accept either XLR mic or 1/4-inch line-level (balanced or unbalanced) inputs. Sixteen passive mic thru connectors create a built-in microphone splitter. Balanced insert points with separate 1/4-inch send and return jacks allow easy interfacing with external processing devices. The 16 insert sends can also be used as a set of post-gain direct audio outputs. The AN-16/i-M uses an internal power supply with a standard IEC power connector.
Two parallel A-Net outputs allow the AN-16/i-M input module to send A-Net data to multiple destinations, allowing for simultaneous patching to a monitor console and a front-of-house console. Both A-Net outputs feature Neutrik EtherCon combo RJ45 connectors. A separate A-Net Expansion jack allows the AN-16/i-M to be used with other AN Series products and allows the transfer of up to 64 channels of audio over a single Cat-5 cable.
The list price of the AN-16/i-M Input Module is $1,999.95, and is expected to ship in Q2 2004. For more information, visit www.aviom.com/Products/AN-16_Mic.html. For more new sound reinforcement products, visit mixonline.com/live_sound_products/index.htm. To read Mix's NSCA show report, visit mixonline.com/ar/audio_nsca_show_report/index.htm.