The D400 and D400-Dante A-Net Distributors provide the link between the personal mixing system's inputs and the Personal Mixers, providing power and a copy of the digital audio stream to your Aviom Personal Mixers, utilizing standard Cat-5e cables.
The standard D400 has an A-Net input, perfect for using with analog input modules or digital console cards from Aviom or our third party partners. The D400-Dante has a Dante input instead, and allows up to 32 channels to be routed from a Dante-enabled console or digital audio network to the Personal Mixers.
Connecting to Analog or Digital Consoles
For personal mixing systems that use one or more analog input modules or an A-Net console card (such as the Y1 A-Net Card for Yamaha digital consoles), use the standard D400.
With one Pro16 A-Net In and eight powered A-Net Outs, you can provide power and audio for up to eight Aviom Personal Mixers. And the D400 includes an unpowered A-Net Out as well, perfect for connecting additional A-Net Distributors for systems with more than eight Personal Mixers.
Connecting to Dante
If your audio system uses Dante, the D400-Dante is a great choice for basic connectivity to a Dante network. The D400-Dante allows you to select any 32 channels from your 44.1/48kHz Dante network and assign them to your Aviom Personal Mixers.
Grow your system
If you need more than eight Personal Mixers, both the D400 and the D400-Dante include an A-Net Out port—perfect for sending the incoming audio stream (regardless of its original source) on to additional A-Net Distributors. There is no practical limit to the number of A-Net Distributors and Personal Mixers that you can use in a system.
Stereo Links are a powerful feature on the A320 and A360 Personal Mixers, allowing a pair of adjacent channels to be assigned to a single mix channel button.
The D400 and D400-Dante give the user the option of assigning stereo links using a set of DIP switches on the front panel of the A-Net Distributor instead of at the input device.
The A-Net Offset DIP switches on the D400 can be used to select which bank of channels from the incoming A-Net stream will be assigned to the Personal Mixers connected to the distributor. In larger systems, especially those using multiple A-Net Distributors, this allows extra channel assignment flexibility when connecting input sources to the network.