ANAHEIM, CA, JANUARY 25, 2013—Aviom, manufacturer of the iconic A-16II Personal Mixer and industry leader in personal mixing, is pleased to announce that it will be introducing the new AN-16/i v.2 Input Module to support its next generation personal mixer, the A360 Personal Mixer, which has also been introduced at NAMM (Hall A, Booth 6720). The AN-16/i v.2 converts 16 line-level analog audio channels to a Pro16e A-Net® digital stream.
Based on an enhanced version of Aviom’s Pro16® A-Net protocol, Pro16e, the technology driving the new A360 Personal Mixer allows multiple 16-channel banks of monitoring content to be delivered over a single Cat-5 cable. The AN-16/i v.2 includes an A-Net Input jack for connecting up to three additional input modules. The analog inputs of the AN-16/i v.2 are merged with this incoming A-Net stream to create the expanded Pro16e digital audio stream utilized by Aviom’s new A360 Personal Mixers. The new A360, which brings new levels of control and customization to the personal monitoring experience with a number of new features, offers the ability to choose which channels are mixed on each unit in the system. Each A360 may use the default channels, or audio channels can be selected and organized individually for each personal mixer, drawing from a network pool of up to 64 channels.
According to Chandler Collison, Aviom’s director of marketing, “One of the most frequent requests from users is more channels in the personal mixing system. The new version of the input module gets more channels into the system for the A360 and is a simple and cost-effective way for existing Aviom users to expand and upgrade their systems.”
The AN-16/i v.2 features eight four-position input level/gain sensitivity switches, stereo channel link switches for every channel pair, and per-channel signal present and clip LEDs on the front panel. On the rear panel, the unit has 16 analog audio inputs with balanced ¼” TRS jacks. The audio Thru jack for each input allows the AN-16/i v.2 to be inserted seamlessly into an existing audio signal path. Also on the rear panel are one A-Net In jack and one A-Net Out jack, along with a slide switch for assigning the channel bank. The AN-16/i v.2 can be used with any line-level analog audio signal such as console direct outs, inserts, or aux sends.
The new AN-16/i v.2 Input Module works with Aviom’s new A360 Personal Mixers as well as the company’s current A-16II Personal Mixers, and the two personal mixers can be combined seamlessly into the same system. In addition, the AN-16/i v.2 can be used as part of a Pro16 digital snake or audio distribution system. These systems support a range of flexible configurations, including 16×0, 32×0,48×0, 64×0, 16×16, 32×16, 32×32, and 48×16, with an unlimited number of digital splits and no loss in audio quality.
Aviom pioneered personal mixing with its Pro16® Monitor Mixing System and continues to break new ground with the revolutionary Pro64® Series of audio networking products. With tens of thousands of products in the field today, Aviom has set the standard for high performance, scalable digital solutions. All Aviom systems harness the power of A-Net®, Aviom’s innovative digital audio technology that simplifies system design while enhancing flexibility and fidelity. All Aviom products are designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA. For more information, visit www.Aviom.com.