AV-P2
ARTWORK, LABEL ID, AV-P2
P/N 9225 1071 0001, REV. A
SCALE 1:1
26 JAN
07 rev 2.00
P/N 9310 1019
0001F
PRO16
© 2009 Aviom, Inc.
User Guide
Certifications
ETL/cETL Listed EMC:
EN 55013, EN 55020, SAA AS/NZS 1053
Conforms to:
IEC 60065, EN 60065, UL 6500-2001
Certified to:
CAN/CSA E60065, KETI
RoHS Status:
Pb-free
Pb
Pb-Free
Notice of Rights
All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or
transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy,
recording, or otherwise—without written permission of Aviom, Inc.
Trademarks
Aviom, A‑Net, the A‑Net icon, Pro16, Pro64, and Virtual Data Cable are
trademarks of Aviom, Inc.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
© 2009 Aviom, Inc. All rights reserved.
Information subject to change without notice.
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READ THIS FIRST
Important Safety Instructions
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type
plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or third prong are provided for your safety. If
the provided plug does not fit your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particu‑
larly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit
the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by
the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used,
use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as when
the power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been
dropped.
No on/off power switches are included in the system. The external
power supply should be used to control power to an Aviom device.
This power supply should remain readily operable.
The solid line over dashed line symbol (
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input voltage must be a DC voltage.
The box within a box symbol (
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supply is double insulated.
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WARNING!
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TO REDUCE THE DANGER OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVERS.
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL ONLY
To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, do not expose this
product to rain or other types of moisture.
To avoid the hazard of electrical shock, do not handle the
power cord with wet hands.
Replace fuse with same type and rating.
Operating Temperature: 10˚C to 50˚C (50˚F to 122˚F)
Risque de choc électrique – ne pas ouvrir. Pour réduire le risque de feu ou de choc
électrique, ne pas exposer cet équipement à la pluie ou la moisissure. Pour réduire
le risque de choc électrique, ne pas retirer le couvercle. Pièces non remplaçables
par l’utilisateur. Confier la réparation à une personne qualifiée. Attention – utiliser
seulement un fusible de rechange de même type.
Cet appareil est conforme à la section 15 de la norme FCC. Son fonctionnement est
soumis aux conditions suivantes : (1) cet équipement ne doit pas causer des interférences
nocives, et (2) cet équipement doit accepter toute interférence captée incluant les
interférences pouvant causer des opérations indésirables.
Cet appareil numérique de Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
CAUTION:
• Using any audio system at high volume levels can cause permanent
damage to your hearing.
• Set your system volume as low as possible.
• Avoid prolonged exposure to excessive sound pressure levels.
IMPORTANT:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications to the product not expressly approved by Aviom, Inc. could
void the user’s FCC authority to operate the equipment.
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Aviom, Inc. Limited Warranty
Aviom, Inc. warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship for a
period of one year from the date of the original retail purchase.
This warranty does not apply if the equipment has been damaged due to misuse,
abuse, accident, or problems with electrical power. The warranty also does not apply
if the product has been modified in any way, or if the product serial number has been
damaged, modified, or removed.
If a defect is discovered, first write or call Aviom, Inc. to obtain a Return Authorization
number. No service will be performed on any product returned without prior
authorization. Aviom, Inc. will, at its option, repair or replace the product at no charge
to you. The product must be returned during the warranty period, with transportation
charges prepaid to Aviom, Inc., 1157 Phoenixville Pike, Suite 201, West Chester, PA
19380. You must use the product’s original packing materials for shipment. Shipments
should be insured for the value of the product. Include your name, address, phone
number, description of the problem, and copy of the original bill of sale with the
shipment. The Return Authorization number should be written on the outside of the
box.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE (OR JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION).
AVIOM’S RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALFUNCTIONS AND DEFECTS IN HARDWARE IS
LIMITED TO REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AS SET FORTH IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
STATEMENT. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES FOR THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE. NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL APPLY
AFTER SUCH PERIOD.
AVIOM, INC. DOES NOT ACCEPT LIABILITY BEYOND THE REMEDIES SET FORTH IN THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY DOCUMENT. AVIOM, INC.’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE REPAIR
OR REPLACEMENT, AT OUR OPTION, OF ANY DEFECTIVE PRODUCT, AND SHALL IN NO
EVENT INCLUDE INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OR LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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Warranty Information
Please record the following information for future reference:
Your Authorized Aviom Dealer:
Name:
Address:
Phone: Serial Numbers of Your Aviom Products:
Date of Purchase:
Your Authorized Aviom Dealer is your primary source for service and support.
The information recorded above will be helpful in communicating with your
Authorized Aviom Dealer should you need to contact Aviom Customer
Service. If you have any questions concerning the use of this unit, please
contact your Authorized Aviom Dealer first. For additional technical support,
or to find the name of the nearest Authorized Aviom Repair Station, check
the Aviom web site at www.aviom.com.
To fulfill warranty requirements, your Aviom product should be serviced
only at an authorized Aviom service center. The Aviom serial number label
must appear on the outside of the unit, or the Aviom warranty is void.
This manual and its contents are copyrighted by Aviom, Inc. All rights are
reserved by Aviom, Inc. This document may not, in whole or in part, be
copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated, or reduced to any electronic
medium or machine-readable form without prior written consent from
Aviom, Inc.
The software and/or firmware contained within Aviom products is
copyrighted and all rights are reserved by Aviom, Inc.
Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the text
and illustrations in this manual, no guarantee is made or implied as to the
accuracy of the information contained within.
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Table of Contents
Welcome��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������1
Features ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������1
Package Contents ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������1
Conventions Used in this Document ������������������������������������������������2
Button Presses ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
AN-Series ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
Using Personal Mixers��������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
Cat-5 Cables���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
A-Net Distributors ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
Front Panel Components������������������������������������������������������������������������3
Rear Panel Components�������������������������������������������������������������������������4
Compatibility ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������5
Pro16 Series Systems ������������������������������������������������������������������������������6
About A-Net ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������6
Compatibility with Pro64����������������������������������������������������������������������7
About Category 5 �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������7
Cat-5 Cables ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������8
Cable Lengths ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 8
AC Line Conditioning ����������������������������������������������������������������������������10
Power Supplies ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10
Cleaning and Maintenance Information ��������������������������������������11
Mounting the AV-P2 ������������������������������������������������������������������������������12
Panel Descriptions����������������������������������������������������������������������������������13
AV-P2 Front Panel �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������13
Audio Output Levels������������������������������������������������������������������������������13
Mute Switch�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������13
A-Net Channel Selector �����������������������������������������������������������������������14
Stereo Pair LED ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14
A-Net Active LED ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������15
Power LED ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������15
AV-P2 Rear Panel��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������16
DC Power Connector������������������������������������������������������������������������������16
Audio Outputs������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������16
A-Net Connections����������������������������������������������������������������������������������17
Connecting Audio�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������18
Wiring a Euroblock����������������������������������������������������������������������������������18
Connecting to a Balanced Device��������������������������������������������� 18
Connecting to an Unbalanced Device������������������������������������� 19
Single-conductor shielded cable ��������������������������������� 19
Two-conductor shielded cable �������������������������������������20
Setting Output Levels ������������������������������������������������������������������ 21
DIP Switch Settings Table�������������������������������������������������������������22
A-Net Connections��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 23
Series Connection of A-Net Devices ���������������������������������������������� 23
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Parallel A-Net Routing ����������������������������������������������������������������������������23
Using an A-Net Distributor������������������������������������������������������������23
Extending A-Net Cable Runs����������������������������������������������������������������24
Specifications ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������25
Dimensions��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������26
Block Diagram ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������27
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Welcome
Thank you for purchasing the AV-P2 Output Module, a member of Aviom’s
Pro16® Series of digital products. All Pro16 products are powered by A-Net®,
Aviom’s proprietary data transmission protocol designed especially for
the unique demands of live streaming audio. This User Guide is designed
to familiarize you with your new product and to have your system up and
running in no time.
Features
The AV-P2 Output Module is designed to output a 2-channel mono or stereo
signal from a Pro16 system.
AV-P2 Output Module Features:
• Two balanced line-level audio output channels
• Individual output levels for each channel
• Audio output level DIP switches
• Euroblock terminal block audio connections
• Dual mono or stereo output
• Rotary A-Net channel selector
• Audio mute switch
• RJ45 A-Net® input and output
• Removable, reversible mounting flanges
• Remote power over A-Net by using the A-16D or
A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor
Package Contents
Check the contents of the shipping box carefully before making connections
and continuing with installation.
The contents of the AV-P2 Output Module box include:
• One AV-P2 Output Module
• Mounting flanges
• One DC power supply for the AV-P2
• User documentation
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Conventions Used in this Document
Button Presses
When indicating a specific button or switch, a special typeface is used. For
example, “when selecting a Preset, press the Recall button, followed by a
numbered button”.
AN-Series
The AN-16/i Input Module, AN-16/i-M Mic Input Module, and AN-16/o Output
Module are referred to generically as the AN-Series of products.
When describing audio network configurations, the AN-16/i-M Mic Input
Module and most Pro16 console interface cards can be substituted anywhere
the AN-16/i is used.
Using Personal Mixers
It is possible to create an audio distribution and personal monitor system
using any combination of the AV-P2, AN-Series I/O modules, and Personal
Mixer products, including the A-16II, and A-16R.
When referring to the use of the personal mixers in a system in general, the
terms A-16II Mixer or Personal Mixer are used to describe a case where
a standard A-16II Personal Mixer or a rack mounted A-16R Personal Mixer
(with/without the optional A-16CS Control Surface) can be used.
Cat-5 Cables
In most cases Cat-5e, Cat-6, and Cat-6e cables can be interchanged. When
speaking about interconnections between components in a system, the
term Cat-5 is used generically to indicate the use of any of the applicable
cable types.
A-Net Distributors
The A-16D and A-16D Pro A-Net Distributors are referred to generically as
A-Net Distributors.
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OUTPUT LEVELS
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7. Reversible Mounting Flanges
6. Power LED
5. A-Net Active LED
4. Stereo Pair LED
3. A-Net Channel Selector
2. Audio Mute Switch
1. Output Level DIP Switches
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MUTE
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STEREO A-NET POWER
PAIR ACTIVE
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Front Panel Components
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DC
POWER
500mA
18-24 VDC
+ –
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4. A-Net In Port
3. A-Net Out Port
2. Audio Output Euroblock Connectors
1. DC Power Connector
+ –
RIGHT
AUDIO OUTPUT
LEFT
Rear Panel Components
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Compatibility
The AV-P2 Output Module can be used with the following Aviom Pro16
products:
• AN-16/i Input Module
• AN-16/i-M Mic Input Module
• AV-M8 Mic Input Module
• Aviom16/o-Y1 A-Net card for use with Yamaha® consoles
• A-16R Personal Mixer
• A-16II Personal Mixer
• A-16D A-Net Distributor
• A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor
• AN-16/o Output Module
• AN-16SBR System Bridge
In addition to the Aviom devices mentioned above, the AV-P2 Output
Module can be connected to third-party devices that support Pro16 A-Net
technology.
The AV-P2 Output Module can also be used with Aviom Pro64® systems when
connected to the Pro64 ASI A-Net System Interface.
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Pro16 Series Systems
A complete Pro16® Series audio network system consists of at least one
Pro16 input module connected to at least one Pro16 output device such as
the AV-P2 Output Module, AN-16/o Output Module, or A-16II Personal Mixer.
Many configurations are possible by using additional input modules and/or
Personal Mixers and output modules.
About A-Net
The Pro16® version of A-Net® is a high-speed data transmission protocol
capable of sending and receiving high-quality digital audio using readily
available Cat-5 cables. A-Net is a proprietary technology developed by
Aviom.
A-Net is based on the physical layer of Ethernet, a Local Area Network (or
LAN) technology. This provides A-Net with a mature and robust base on
which to build. However, it is important to note that A-Net devices are not
compatible with Ethernet devices.
As used in the Pro16 series products, the A-Net signal carries sixteen
channels of digital data from the Pro16 input module (AN-16/i, AN-16/i-M, or
compatible console card) to each A-Net device connected to the system.
Some of the benefits of using A-Net to transmit digital audio are:
• Virtually no latency
• No ground loops
• Easy cabling using readily available components
• An unlimited number of A-Net devices can be used in a
system
• Ease in spanning long distances between system
components
P Note: While the Cat-5e cables and connectors used on your Aviom
products look like typical computer Ethernet network connections,
do not connect computers, routers, or other home and business
networking equipment to your Aviom products.
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Compatibility with Pro64
Many Pro16 products can be connected to a Pro64® A-Net system with the
addition of the ASI A-Net Systems Interface. The ASI translates Pro64 A-Net
data into Pro16 data and separates the 64-channel Pro64 stream into up to
four 16-channel Pro16 outputs, depending on the Pro64 sample rate being
used.
Only Pro16 devices that have an A-Net In port such as Personal Mixers, A-Net
Distributors, and output modules are compatible with Pro64 and the ASI.
Pro16 input modules and console cards cannot send their data into a Pro64
network.
About Category 5
Category 5 (sometimes referred to as Cat-5) describes a commonly used
type of high performance network cabling. It is used mainly for data
transmission purposes to connect computers, modems and other devices. A
standard Category 5 patch cable consists of four twisted pairs of copper wire
terminated by RJ45 male connectors. The cable assembly is used to provide
connectivity between any two Category 5 female outlet jacks. A variation,
called Category 5e (or Cat-5e), uses additional twists in the cable to reduce
interference in high-speed network applications. In general, when using
long cable lengths, select Cat-5e cables for best performance.
Use Cat-5e Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cables or better for all A-Net
applications.
RJ45 Jack
Cat-5 Cable
The RJ45 connector looks similar to the connectors found on a telephone
system, only larger. The twisting of the wire pairs helps to shield the cable
from unwanted interference from electrical fields or radio interference
(sometimes referred to as “RF”). Cat-5 cabling supports frequencies up to 100
MHz and speeds up to 1000 Mbps.
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Cat-5 Cables
The cables used with your Aviom system are interchangeable with any
standard Category 5e (Cat-5e) cables. If you need a longer cable for a
particular application, any computer store should be able to supply you with
an appropriate cable. A qualified technician should be able to build custom
cables to any length (up to the maximum of 500 feet (150 meters) between
components).
For fixed or permanent installations, you have the option of running Cat-5
cables inside walls and terminating them with readily available wall panel
connectors that include the RJ45 jack. (Solid wire is recommended for
permanent installations.)
In addition to standard Category 5e cables, Category 6 (Cat-6 and Cat-6e)
cables can also be used.
P Note: When purchasing Category 5e cables, be sure to buy only standard
Cat-5e UTP cables, not those sold as crossover cables. A crossover
cable is used for file transfer between two computers. A crossover
cable is not compatible with your Aviom equipment.
Cable Lengths
Cat-5e cables used with your Aviom products can be up to 500 feet (150
meters) in length between devices. The maximum cable length specification
applies to the cable connected between the A-Net input module and the
first Pro16 output device (such as an A-16II Personal Mixer) in your system
as well as for cable runs between each additional Pro16 A-Net compatible
device in your system.
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AN-16/i Input Module
Up to 500 feet of Cat‑5e
cable can be used to
connect each system
component
AN-16/o Output Modules
or Personal Mixers
Infinite number
of A-Net
components
Your cable length performance will be affected by a number of factors
including the quality of the cables used, and the number of devices such as
cable couplers used or passive wall panel interconnections in use. Use Cat-5e
cable for best performance wherever possible. Stranded or solid Cat-5e cable
can be used.
When using the optional AN-16SBR System Bridge, the cable length
specification applies to the total cable length between the two A-Net devices
being connected with the AN-16SBR System Bridge. This is similar to what
happens when using an inline coupler to extend cable lengths.
Total A-Net cable length can be 500 feet (150 meters)
System
Bridge
A-Net Out
Pro16 Input
System
Pro16 Output
Bridge
A-Net In
Total cable length calculations include cables used top connect I/O modules
to System Bridges.
Pre-made cables in a variety of lengths and colors are available at most
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computer outlets. Cables can be extended by using a simple passive device
called an inline coupler to add length to existing cables (as long as you do not
exceed the specified maximum cable length). If you need a longer cable on
occasion, this is a simple solution. Note that it is possible that the maximum
cable length specification can be compromised by using inline couplers or
other passive connection devices.
AC Line Conditioning
Aviom products are digital devices and as such are sensitive to sudden spikes
and drops in the AC line voltage. Changes in the line voltage from lightning,
power outages, etc. can sometimes damage electronic equipment.
To minimize the chance of damage to your equipment from sudden changes
in the AC line voltage, you may want to plug your equipment into a power
source that has surge and spike protection. Power outlet strips are available
with built-in surge protection circuits that may help protect your equipment.
Other options for protection of your equipment include the use of an AC
line conditioner or a battery backup system (sometimes referred to as an
uninterruptible power supply, or UPS).
Power Supplies
Your Aviom product uses a DC power supply that has a two-prong power
cord. The prongs on the power supply are identical, meaning that there is
no need to orient the plug in a specific direction in the power outlet. Some
products with two-prong power cords have polarized plugs that can only be
inserted into an electrical outlet one way.
The power supply that is shipped with your Aviom product is a universal
switching type. It is capable of working with voltages from 90 to 240 volts AC.
This means that a separate power supply is not needed to use the products
with the AC power systems found in most countries. You should always use
the power supply that shipped with your product. When travelling, you may
need plug adapters to use the power supply with the AC outlet plug shape
variations in use throughout the world.
Should you need to replace the power supply that came with your product,
we recommend using only a power supply that meets the following
specifications.
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Type:
Switching
Input Voltage:
90-240 volts
50/60Hz 30VA
Output:
24VDC
0.5A
Polarity
Outer = negative; Inner = positive
Plug Size
2 mm
_
+
Power Supply Polarity
Note that polarity of the plug found on the DC power supply needs to match
that of the original power supply that came with your Aviom equipment.
Aviom products use a center positive power supply. The outer contact is
negative, the inner contact is positive. (See the diagram above.)
Cleaning and Maintenance Information
The exterior of your Aviom products should be cleaned with a dry, soft, lintfree cloth. For tougher dirt, you can use a cloth slightly dampened with water
or with a mild detergent.
When cleaning your Aviom products, never spray cleaners directly onto the
product surfaces. Instead, spray a small amount of the cleaning solution onto
a clean cloth first. Then use the dampened cloth to clean the product.
P Note: Never use solvents or abrasive cleaners on the finished surfaces of
your Aviom products.
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Mounting the AV-P2
The AV-P2 module is designed to be mounted to any flat surface. Optionally,
it can be rack mounted using a standard 19-inch rack shelf. Two AV-P2 units
can fit on a single rack shelf.
The mounting flanges on each side of the device are designed to support
the weight of the AV-P2 without additional hardware. The mounting flanges
can be reversed easily using only a Phillips head screwdriver. Each mounting
flange contains holes for two screws per side. Always support the unit with
all four screws when attaching the product to a flat surface.
If desired, the mounting flanges can be turned around so that they mount
under the AV-P2, making the profile of the AV-P2 as small as possible. Always
use all the mounting screws when reversing the flanges on the AV-P2.
Always allow adequate ventilation for devices mounted in equipment racks.
Avoid placing your AV-P2 directly above or below other rack-mounted
devices that produce high levels of heat, such as power amps.
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Panel Descriptions
This section explains the basic layout of the front and rear panels of your new
Aviom product. The diagrams on the previous pages can be used as a quick
visual guide to the location of the components of the AV-P2 mentioned in
this section.
AV-P2 Front Panel
The front panel of the AV-P2 contains the Output Level DIP switches, Mute
switch, A-Net Channel Selector knob, and LED indicators for Stereo Pair,
A-Net Active, and Power.
LEFT
RIGHT
CHANNEL
MUTE
ON
OUTPUT LEVELS
15
14
13
12
11
16 1 2
10 9 8
3
7
4
5
6
AV-P2
STEREO A-NET POWER
PAIR ACTIVE
The AV-P2 front panel interface
Audio Output Levels
Individual DIP switches are provided for left and right channel audio output
levels. The top of the AV-P2 case includes a handy output level chart. Move a
DIP switch to the up position to activate it.
Mute Switch
The Mute switch provides an easy way to turn the audio output of the AV-P2
off temporarily without having to change the output level settings. Use it
when making audio connections to other devices, changing cable routings,
etc. Move the switch to the left to mute the AV-P2 audio output and to the
right for normal operation.
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A-Net Channel Selector
The AV-P2 can output single channel, dual mono, or stereo audio signals. The
rotary channel selector knob is used to select a mono or stereo signal from
the Pro16 A-Net stream connected to the AV-P2 via its A-Net In port.
EFT
T
CHANNEL
RIGHT
MUTE
15
14
13
12
11
ON
OUTPUT LEVELS
16 1 2
10 9 8
3
7
4
5
6
AV-P2
STEREO A-NET POWER
PAIR ACTIVE
The rotary Channel selector
The Channel Selector provides mono or stereo output signals based on the
settings of the Pro16 network’s input module’s Stereo Link switches.
P Note: The left and right audio channels have separate output level
settings. When using mono A-Net channels, this allows two
different output levels to be set if desired.
Stereo Pair LED
The Stereo Pair LED will light whenever the Channel Selector knob is
positioned on either channel that makes up a left/right stereo pair (as set by
the network’s input module).
For example, if A-Net channels 3 and 4 are stereo linked in the network,
moving the AV-P2 Channel Selector knob to either position 3 or 4 will
produce the same result: the Stereo Pair LED will light, A-Net channel 3 is
assigned to the AV-P2 left audio output, and A-Net channel 4 is assigned to
the AV-P2 right output.
AV-P2
CHANNEL
MUTE
15
14
13
12
11
16 1 2
10 9 8
3
7
4
5
6
STEREO A-NET POWER
PAIR ACTIVE
The Stereo Pair, A-Net Active, and Power LED indicators
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T
A-Net Active LED
Whenever a valid A-Net signal is connected to the AV-P2 via the A-Net In
port, the A-Net Active LED will light.
Power LED
The Power LED lights whenever the AV-P2 DC power supply is connected
to a valid AC power source, or when it is receiving power over the Cat-5
connection. It does not, however, indicate that a valid A-Net digital stream is
being received. That is the job of the A-Net Active LED.
CHANNEL
MUTE
15
14
13
12
11
16 1 2
10 9 8
3
7
4
5
6
AV-P2
STEREO A-NET POWER
PAIR ACTIVE
The Power LED indicators will be on when the AV-P2 is powered via the Cat-5
cable or from its own DC power supply.
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AV-P2 Rear Panel
The rear panel of the AV-P2 Output Module contains the DC power
connector, the left/right audio output Euroblock connections, and the A-Net
connections.
The outputs on the AV-P2 use 5.0 mm Euroblock connectors, and can be
connected to balanced or unbalanced audio devices. Male Euroblock jacks
are provided.
AUDIO OUTPUT
LEFT
18-24 VDC
RIGHT
AV-P2
OUT
IN
DC
POWER
500mA
+ –
+ –
The AV-P2 rear panel
DC Power Connector
The AV-P2 Output Module comes with an external DC switching-type power
supply. This type of power supply can be used worldwide with a wide range
of AC wall current output voltages (100-240VAC). When traveling, you do
not need to replace the power supply in countries where voltages are
different. You may, however, need plug adapters to allow the power supply
to be connected to wall outlets in some countries, since many countries use
different physical plug layouts for their power systems.
If a replacement power supply is required, always choose a power supply
with equivalent specifications: 18-24 VDC, 500mA, center pin positive.
Audio Outputs
Audio outputs on the AV-P2 are provided via locking Euroblock connectors.
Each channel’s output level can be set individually using the DIP switches on
the front panel.
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Euroblock connectors plug into the sockets on the AV-P2 panel.
The Euroblock plugs can be connected using only a small flat-blade
screwdriver.
A-Net Connections
Two A-Net connections are provided on the rear panel of the AV-P2 Output
Module. There is one A-Net In port and one A-Net Out port.
The A-Net In port receives digital data in Aviom’s proprietary A-Net format.
The A-Net Out port is used to pass incoming A-Net data to additional A-Net
compatible devices in a system. The A-Net Out port will always transmit the
full 16-channel A-Net stream regardless of the settings on the AV-P2.
AUDIO OUTPUT
LEFT
+ –
RIGHT
AV-P2
OUT
IN
+ –
The AV-P2 rear-panel A-Net connections
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Connecting Audio
The audio outputs on the AV-P2 Output Module can be connected to
balanced or unbalanced devices via the Euroblock jacks.
Wiring a Euroblock
Euroblock connectors provide an easy, solder-free way of making audio
connections between the AV-P2 and other audio components. Only a small
flat-blade screw driver is required to make connections. For extra strength,
you can add solder to each bare wire on an audio cable to stop the wire
strands from unwinding (called “tinning”).
AUDIO OUTPUT
18-24 VDC
LEFT
RIGHT
AV-P2
OUT
IN
DC
POWER
500mA
+ –
+ –
AV-P2 left/right Euroblock audio outputs
Connecting to a Balanced Device
To connect the AV-P2 Euroblock audio output to a device that can accept a
balanced line-level input:
1. Strip the insulating jacket of the cable back about .75 inch
(18 mm) to reveal the individual hot, cold, and ground
wires within.
2. Remove a small amount of each individual wire’s insulation
(approximately .25 inch, 6 mm).
3. On the 5.0 mm Euroblock male plug, use a small screw
driver to loosen and open the sockets that will receive the
individual wires.
4. Insert the individual hot (+), cold (-), and ground wires into
the matching sockets on the Euroblock plug.
5. Tighten the screws on the wire sockets to secure the
individual wires.
6. Plug the completed Euroblock plug into the desired output
channel on the AV-P2.
7. Connect the AV-P2 to your audio device.
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The Euroblock plug, showing the screws that hold the individual wires in
place (left-to-right), hot (+), cold (-), and ground
Connecting to an Unbalanced Device
The AV-P2 audio outputs can be connected to unbalanced audio devices;
connections can use single-conductor or two-conductor shielded cable.
Single-conductor shielded cable
To connect the AV-P2 audio output to an unbalanced line-level device using
single-conductor shielded cable:
1. Strip the insulating jacket of the cable back about .75 inch
(18 mm) to reveal the individual hot and ground wires
within.
2. Remove a small amount of each individual wire’s insulation
(approximately .25 inch, 6 mm).
3. On the Euroblock plug, use a small screw driver to loosen
and open the sockets that will receive the individual wires.
4. Insert the audio cable’s hot (+) wire into the matching
socket on the Euroblock plug.
5. Insert the audio cable’s ground wire into the matching
socket on the Euroblock plug. The cold (-) socket on the
Euroblock remains unused in this configuration.
6. Tighten the screws on the wire sockets to secure the
individual wires.
7. Plug the completed Euroblock plug into the desired output
channel on the AV-P2.
8. Connect the completed cable to your audio device.
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Two-conductor shielded cable
To connect the AV-P2 audio output to an unbalanced line-level device using
two-conductor shielded cable:
1. Strip the insulating jacket of the cable back about .75 inch
(18 mm) to reveal the individual hot and ground wires
within.
2. Remove a small amount of each individual wire’s insulation
(approximately .25 inch, 6 mm).
3. On the Euroblock plug, use a small screw driver to loosen
and open the sockets that will receive the individual wires.
4. Insert the audio cable’s hot (+) wire into the matching
socket on the Euroblock plug.
5. Insert the audio cable’s cold (-) wire into the matching
socket on the Euroblock plug.
6. Insert the audio cable’s ground wire into the matching
socket on the Euroblock plug.
7. Tighten the screws on the wire sockets to secure the
individual wires.
8. Plug the completed Euroblock plug into the desired output
channel on the AV-P2.
9. At the other end of the cable, connect the hot (+) wire to
the unbalanced device’s hot connector.
10. Connect the cold (-) and ground wire to the unbalanced
device’s ground connector.
11. Connect the completed cable to your audio device.
Plug the completed Euroblock connectors into the AV-P2 audio output jacks.
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Setting Output Levels
Output levels on the AV-P2 are set with the DIP switches on the front panel.
Individual settings are possible for the left and right audio channels.
LEFT
RIGHT
ON
OUTPUT LEVELS
CHANNEL
MUTE
15
14
13
12
11
16 1 2
10 9 8
The AV-P2 front panel interface
To temporarily mute the output of the AV-P2 while adjustments are being
made, move the Mute switch to the left.
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3
7
4
5
6
DIP Switch Settings Table
The following table lists the DIP switch settings for the AV-P2 left/right
output levels. In the output levels table, “0” indicates the down position and
“1” indicates the up position on the DIP switch.
DIP Switch Setting
1
2
3
4
5
6
LEVEL (dB)
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
1
1
1
1
1
0
-1.2
1
1
1
1
0
1
-2.9
1
1
1
1
0
0
-4.6
0
1
1
1
1
1
-5.7
0
1
1
1
1
0
-6.9
0
1
1
1
0
1
-8.6
0
1
1
1
0
0
-10.3
0
1
0
1
1
1
-12.9
0
1
0
1
1
0
-14.1
0
1
0
1
0
1
-15.8
0
1
0
1
0
0
-17.5
0
0
1
1
1
1
-19.0
0
0
1
1
1
0
-20.2
0
0
1
1
0
1
-21.8
0
0
1
1
0
0
-23.6
0
0
0
1
1
1
-25.5
0
0
0
1
1
0
-26.7
0
0
0
1
0
1
-28.4
0
0
0
1
0
0
-30.2
0
0
0
0
1
1
-31.5
0
0
0
0
1
0
-32.8
0
0
0
0
0
1
-34.4
0
0
0
0
0
0
-35.9
The output level table is also printed on the top of the AV-P2 case for quick
reference.
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A-Net Connections
When creating a Pro16 A-Net system, the simplest connection method uses
what is called a daisy chain. That is, each A-Net device is connected in series.
The first device in the chain receives its A-Net signal from the AV-M8 Mic
Input Module’s A-Net Out port. Each successive A-Net compatible device
gets its A-Net connection from the A-Net Out port of the device preceding
it in the daisy chain.
There is one drawback to this connection method, however. If one A-Net
device in the daisy chain is disconnected from the A-Net signal chain, all units
beyond that point will not output any audio until the unit is reconnected to
a valid A-Net source.
Series Connection of A-Net Devices
In
Out
A-Net
In
Out
In
A-Net
Out
A-Net
In
Out
A-Net
In this diagram, A-Net is connected from device to device using Cat-5e
cables. The A-Net Out port on the first device connects to the A-Net In port
on the next, and so on.
Parallel A-Net Routing
A parallel A-Net connection eliminates the need to daisy chain A-Net devices
together. By using the optional A-16D or A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor, parallel
A-Net connections are possible. In fact, any combination of series and parallel
connections can be used to solve even the most complex audio routing
problems.
Using an A-Net Distributor
Any Pro16 A-Net Distributor can be connected to the A-Net Out port of a Pro16
device. In the diagram below, a variety of A-Net compatible components are
shown connected in parallel to an A-16D A-Net Distributor.
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Pro16 Input
A-Net Out
A-Net In
A-16D
A-Net Out (x8)
A-Net In
AV-P2
AN-16/o
A-16R
A-16II
A-Net Out from the Pro16 input module connects to an A-Net Distributor and
then up to eight parallel streams can connect additional Pro16 products.
The A-Net signal from the A-16D Distributor is connected to each A-Net
compatible device with a Cat-5e cable. Removing one A-Net device has no
effect on the other A-Net components being used.
P Note: The A-16D Pro Distributor can also be used in this configuration.
It supplies DC power over the Cat-5e cable to compatible Pro16
devices.
Extending A-Net Cable Runs
To span distances longer than the maximum specified for a single A-Net
cable (500 feet, 150 meters), the A-16D (or A-16D Pro) A-Net Distributor can
be used as a signal repeater. Simply insert the A-16D or A-16D Pro into the
A-Net stream at the 500-foot point and the A-Net signal will be refreshed.
Another 500 feet/150 meters of cable can then be added. This process can
be repeated as many times as required to extend cables. In fact, any Pro16
device will refresh the A-Net signal and allow another 500-foot cable run
between it and the next Pro16 device.
For long distance applications, fiber optic cable can be used to span distances
up to 50 miles (80 km) with the use of devices called media converters. A
media converter changes the Cat-5 Ethernet-based A-Net signal to a fiber
optical signal at the source location and then back to Cat-5 at the destination.
Several companies make media converters that can be used with your Aviom
equipment. Both single and multi-mode fiber devices can be used. Refer to
the Aviom website for a list of approved devices.
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Specifications
Audio Outputs
Channel Selection
D/A Conversion
Output Levels
Indicators
Output Impedance
Signal to Noise
(unweighted)
Freq. Response
THD +N
Crosstalk
Bit Error Rate (BER)
Digital
Connections
Pro16™ A-Net®
Latency
Power Supply
Input Voltage
Output Voltage
Plug Size
Dimensions
Weight
2, impedance balanced line-level
5.0 mm Euroblock connectors, female, panelmount
2 male Euroblock connectors supplied in box
Screw terminals: Audio +; Audio -; Ground
16-position rotary switch
48kHz, 24-bit
Variable: +4dBu to -31dBu in 1.5dB increments
6-position DIP switch, per channel
LEDs; red: Power, green: A-Net Active,
yellow: Stereo Pair
100 ohms
93dB typical, A/D to D/A
Measured from AN-16/i Input Module to AV-P2
4Hz–22kHz +0.2dB/-3dB
-93dB at -10dBFS
-85dB at 1kHz
10 -12
A-Net In: 1; A-Net Out: 1; RJ45 connectors
Uses unshielded Cat-5e UTP (or better) cable
0.880 msec (measured from analog input to
analog output)
External, DC, universal switching type
100–240 volts, 50/60Hz, 30VA
18–24 VDC, 0.5 amp
2 mm, locking, center pin hot
7.45” (189.2 mm) wide x 7” (177.8 mm) deep; 1U
high
3.4 lb. (1.54 kg)
All Aviom products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
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Dimensions
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Channel
select
A-Net
Level control
+4dBu to -31dBu, 1.5dB steps
D/A
converter
Audio Out
Mute
+
_
Audio Output L/R
Euroblock
Block Diagram
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Index
Symbols
C
+48 Volt 3
cable length 8
Cat-5 7, 8, 9
Cat-5e 2
UTP 7
Cat-6 2, 8
Category 5 7
Category 5e
7
Certifications ii
Channel Selector 3, 14
Cleaning and Maintenance 11
Compatibility 5
computer network 6
Connecting an Unbalanced Source 18,
19
Connecting Audio 18
console card 6
console interface card 2
crossover cables 8
A
A-16D 2, 5
A-16D Distributor 23, 24
A-16D Pro 2, 5, 24
A-16D Pro Distributor 23
A-16II 5, 6
A-16R 5
AC current 16
AC Line Conditioning 7, 10
ADAT 3
AN-16/i 5
AN-16/i-M 5
AN-16/i-M Mic Input Module 2
AN-16/o 5, 6
AN-16SBR System Bridge 5, 9
A-Net 1, 6
parallel connections 23
series connections 23
A-Net Active LED 3, 15
A-Net Channel Selector 14
A-Net connections 16
A-Net Distributor 2
A-Net Distributors 23
A-Net In 17
A-Net, long distance 24
A-Net Out 17
A-Net signal repeater 24
AN-Series 2
ASI A-Net System Interface 5
ASI A-Net Systems Interface 7
Audio Output Level 13
Audio Outputs 16
AV-M8 Mic Input Module 5
AV-P2 6
B
balanced signal
connecting 18
Block Diagram 27
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daisy-chain 23
DC Power Connector 16
DC power supply 10
Dimensions 26
DIP switches 21
output level 13
Distributor 23
dual mono 14
E
Ethernet 6
Euroblock 16, 19, 25
wiring 18
wiring an unbalanced source 19
Extending A-Net 24
F
fiber optic 24
Front Panel Components 3
Front Panel description 13
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I
R
inline coupler 10
rack mounting 12
Rear Panel Components 4
Rear Panel description 16
replace the power supply 10
RJ45 connector 7
RoHS ii
router 6
L
LAN
Local Area Network 6
line-level
connecting 18
Local Area Network 6
long distance A-Net 24
M
maximum cable length 10
media converter 24
Mic Input Module 2
mono 14
mounting flanges 12
Mute Switch 3, 13
N
network 6
networking 6
Neutrik EtherCon. See EtherCon
O
Output Level 13, 21
output level DIP switches 13
Output Level DIP Switches 3
P
Package Contents 1
Panel Descriptions 13
Parallel A-Net Routing 23
parallel connection 23
permanent installation 8
Power Connector 16
Power LED 3, 15
power supply
plug size 10
replacing 10
Power Supply 16, 25
power supply polarity 11
Pro16 1, 6
Pro64 5, 7
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series connection 23
Setting Output Level 21
signal repeater 24
Specifications 25
stereo 14
Stereo Link 14
Stereo Pair LED 3, 14
System Bridge 5
U
Unbalanced Source
wiring Euroblocks 19
Unshielded Twisted Pair 7
UPS 10
UTP 7
W
Wiring a Euroblock 18
Y
Y1 card 5
Yamaha 5
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