HARMAN's dbx today announced the introduction of its TR1616 BLU link I/O a 16-input/16-output digital on ramp/off ramp module that brings professional digital networked audio connectivity to an attractive price point.
Photo above: dbx TR1616 BLU link I/O (click image for hi-res version)
"Our new TR1616 allows users to create a digital snake or network to the size they need with plug-and-play simplicity. In an easy to use and highly flexible way using the BLU link digital audio bus," said Noel Larson, Market Manager for Portable PA, Tour and Recording. "Thanks to the TR1616, customers will no longer have to keep buying new systems and replacing old ones, as the system will expand with your needs."
The TR1616 offers 16 XLR/TRS analog inputs and 16 analog outputs, along with BLU link RJ-45 Loop input and output and an RJ-45 Snake input and output ports. Users can configure up to 256 channels at 48kHz or up to 128 channels at 96kHz. No addressing or programming is required.
Each of the TR1616's 16 front-panel channels features a high-quality dbx mic preamp with mic gain, 20dB pad, low-cut filter, +48V phantom power and polarity selection, along with signal, clipping and additional indicators. A rear-panel USB and Ethernet port enables uploading future firmware updates.
Up to 60 TR1616 units can be linked together with no loss of control or fidelity, enabling first-time users to expand their systems as their connectivity requirements increase. The dbx TR1616 is ideal for use with mixing consoles and with the new dbx PMC Personal Monitor Controller, a remote control that allows performers to easily set up and control their personal mix of up to 16 channels of audio via a BSS Audio BLU link interface. A live mode option provides the user the capability to see real-time view of channels.
The dbx TR1616 Blu link I/O will be available in September 2012.
dbx Professional is distributed in the UK/ROI by Sound Technology Ltd on 01462 480000 / www.soundtech.co.uk/dbx