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A-16D Pro
A-Net Distributor
User Guide
Copyright 2004, Aviom, Inc. All rights reserved.
Printed in USA
Document Revision 1.00
Part Number 9310 1005 0001
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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.
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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.
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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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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, particularly
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 powersupply 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 A-16 system. The
external power supply should be used to control power to an Aviom
A-16 device. This power supply should remain readily operable.
16. The solid line over dashed line symbol (
input voltage must be a DC voltage.
17. The box within a box symbol (
supply is double insulated.
) indicates that the
) indicates that the external power
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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
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Warranty Information
Please record the following information for future reference:
Your Authorized Aviom Dealer:
Name:
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Address: _____________________________
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Phone:
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Serial Numbers of Your Aviom Products:
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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
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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.
A-16 Personal Monitor Mixing System is a trademark of Aviom, Inc.
A-Net is a trademark of Aviom, Inc.
©2004 Aviom, Inc.
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Contents
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Features
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A-16D Pro Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Left side
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A-16D Pro Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Right side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
A-16D Pro Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Connecting the A-16D Pro . . . . . . . . . . 13
Connections on the A-16D Pro Front Panel . . . . 13
Front Panel LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Connecting an A-16D Pro . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
A-Net Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
A-Net Thru
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A-Net Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Connections on the A-16D Pro Rear Panel . . . . 15
Powering a Personal Mixer Remotely
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Expanding a System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Warranty Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
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A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor User Guide
Welcome
Thank you for purchasing the Aviom A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor for
use with your Personal Monitor Mixing System™ or distributed audio
network system. This User Guide is designed to familiarize you with your
new product and to have you up and running in no time.
Features
The A-16D Pro is designed to distribute the A-Net Signal from either an
A-Net input module or another A-16D Pro Distributor. Each A-16D Pro accepts one A-Net input signal and provides eight simultaneous A-Net outputs
using Category 5 Cables. The A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor enables parallel
connection of A-Net devices, simplifying stage and studio setups.
A-16D Pro Features:
• Easily distribute A-Net from a central location
• One A-Net input, eight A-Net outputs
• EtherCon connectors throughout
• Supplies DC power for connected A-Net devices via the
Cat-5 cable
• 2U high, rack mountable
• Built-in isolated power supplies for each A-Net output
• A-Net activity LED on the main input
• Multiple A-16D Pro Distributors can be used in a system
• Convenient cable pass-through channel
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A-16D Pro Front Panel
Left side
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A-Net and DC Power Output
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A-Net Output, with DC power
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EtherCon Cat-5 connector; press to release
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Cable pass-through channel - cables can pass under the unit
to reach connections in the rear of a rack
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A-16D Pro Front Panel
Right side
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Thru
In
Power
A-Net
A-Net
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A-Net Thru, EtherCon
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Main A-Net Input, EtherCon
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Power LED indicator
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A-Net LED indicator
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AC power on/off switch
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A-16D Pro Rear Panel
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Connecting the A-16D Pro
The A-16D Pro is designed to create a network of A-Net devices. The A-Net
signal appearing at the input of the A-16D Pro is distributed to each of the
eight outputs on the front panel. Devices are connected in parallel rather
than in serial fashion.
Connections on the A-16D Pro Front
Panel
There are two sets of A-Net connectors on the front of the A-16D Pro A-Net
Distributor. They are marked Input and Output.
The Input section accepts the A-Net signal coming from any A-Net device.
This is likely to be an A-Net input module in typical audio systems. You
can expand a Personal Monitor Mixing System by using as many A-16D
Pro A-Net Distributors as required.
The Output section sends an exact copy of the input signal in parallel to
each of the eight outputs.
An A-Net Thru jack allows multiple A-16D Pro Distributors to be daisy
chained together.
The connections on the A-16D Pro front panel can use standard Category 5
cables or cables equipped with the Neutrik EtherCon Cat-5 connector. The
EtherCon connector is an XLR-style connector similar to a mic connector.
They offer a locking mechanism and increased protection for the Cat-5
connections.
Front Panel LED Indicators
The front panel’s A-Net Input jack contains two LEDs. The red LED indicates that the A-16D Pro is powered on. The green LED blinks to indicate
that a valid A-Net signal is plugged into the Input jack.
Connecting an A-16D Pro
In a simple system containing one input module and a number of Personal
Mixers, the A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor sits between the input module and
the Personal Mixers.
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A-Net Input
You can connect a Personal Monitor Mixing System in a variety of ways.
In a typical system, audio inputs will be connected to the Input jacks on the
rear of the A-Net Input Module, such as an AN-16/i, or routed internally in
the digital domain from a mixer’s control surface when using a Y1 Yamaha
Output Card. From the input module, the A-Net output is connected to
the first Personal Mixer in the system. Each subsequent Personal Mixer is
connected by running a cable from the Mixer’s A-Net Output to the A-Net
Input on the next Personal Mixer. This type of connection is called a daisy
chain.
When using the A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor, the daisy chain linking of
Personal Mixers is optional. Up to eight Personal Mixers can be connected
directly to the A-Net outputs on the front of the A-16D Pro.
To connect the A-16D Pro:
• Connect the A-Net Output on the input module to the A-Net
Input on the A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor using a Category
5 cable. .
• As with all A-Net compatible devices, the cable length
between compatible components can be up to 500 feet (150
meters) long.
A-Net Thru
The A-Net Thru jack provides an easy way to expand a system. The A-Net
signal appearing at the Thru jack is an exact copy of the input signal. There
is no power supplied to this jack, however.
A-Net Outputs
The eight A-Net Outputs on the A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor all carry the
same signal. You can use any output to connect a Personal Mixer.
To connect a Personal Mixer:
• Connect a standard Category 5 cable from A-Net Output
#1 on the A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor to the first Personal
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Mixer in your system.
• DC power is supplied automatically to the first connected
Personal Mixer - no external DC power supply is required.
At this point the Personal Mixer is connected to the A-Net signal chain.
Any audio connected to the A-Net input module should be available for
mixing in the Personal Mixer. Refer to the Personal Mixer User Guide for
additional information about using the mixing features of the Personal
Monitor Mixing System.
Connect additional Personal Mixers using Category 5 cables from an
available Output on the A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor to the A-Net Input on
the Mixer.
The A-Net outputs on the A-16D Pro can be connected to any A-Net
compatible device, allowing flexible routing and system configurations as
well as virtually unlimited system expansion.
Connections on the A-16D Pro Rear
Panel
The rear of the A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor contains the standard IEC
power input for the unit. The main power supply in the A-16D Pro is a
switching type, compatible with the variety of electrical systems in use
worldwide.
The A-16D Pro can operate with input voltages from 100 to 240 volts and
at rates from 50 to 60 Hz. Replaceable IEC cables for AC power systems
throughout the world are available from many electronics dealers. Avoid
using cable adapters whenever possible. Replacement cables must provide
an earth ground connection.
Powering a Personal Mixer Remotely
There are a number of advantages to adding power for a Personal Mixer at
the A-Net distribution point.
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• No DC power supply is needed at the performer’s location
• Multiple discrete DC power supplies are replaced with a
single AC power connection.
• The Distributor can be located near a convenient source of
AC power.
• A one-cable solution for supplying A-Net and DC power to a
mixing station is possible.
To power a Personal Mixer via the Cat-5 cable:
• Connect the A-Net cables as described previously between
system components (from the A-Net input module to the
A-16D Pro).
• Connect a Category 5 cable from the powered A-Net output
on the A-16D Pro to the A-Net input on the Personal Mixer.
• The Personal Mixer’s A-Net Active LED will light to
indicate that a valid A-Net signal is present.
• Continue connecting up to eight Personal Mixers in this
manner.
Note: The DC power supply in the A-16D Pro can power only one Personal
Mixer. If you start a daisy chain from a Personal Mixer powered from an
A-16D Pro, the additional Personal Mixer units will need a source of DC
power.
Each Personal Mixer that is powered remotely no longer needs a DC power
supply connected to its rear panel. If this happens accidently, however, note
that you cannot harm the system.
Expanding a System
Any number of A-Net devices can be used in a system. This includes
A-16D Pro A-Net Distributors. To expand a system, additional A-16D Pro
Distributors can be connected to any available A-Net Output, such as the
outputs on Personal Mixers or on other A-16D Pro units.
A dedicated A-Net Thru jack on the front panel of the A-16D Pro allows
multiple units to be cascaded.
To add another A-16D Pro to a system, simply connect
a standard Cat-5 cable from the A-Net Thru of the first
A-16D Pro to the A-Net Input on the second A-16D Pro.
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Thru
A-Net and DC Power Output
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A-Net and DC Power Output
Power
A-Net
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Power
A-Net
PRO
Power
A-Net
PRO
A-Net
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Thru
A-Net and DC Power Output
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In
In
A-Net
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Thru
In
A-Net
The example shows three A-16D Pro Distributors connected in a daisy
chain. This provides twenty-four powered A-Net outputs. Any number of
A-16D Pro Distributors can be connected to provide additional expansion
by connecting the A-Net Thru jack to the next Distributor’s A-Net In jack.
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Warranty Registration
Please take a moment to fill in this warranty registration form. Return it to
Aviom via mail or fax. All information will be kept confidential.
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Fax this form to Aviom at +1 610-738-9950
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Index
A
A-16D Features 9
A-16D Pro Rear Panel 15
A-Net Active LED 16
A-Net Input 11, 14
A-Net LED 11
A-Net Output 10, 14
A-Net Thru 11, 13, 14
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cable length 14
Cable pass-through channel 10
Connecting a Mixer 13
Connecting the A-16D 14
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daisy chain 14, 16
Direct Output 14
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EtherCon 10
Expanding a System 16
F
Features 9
Front Panel 10, 11
Front Panel LED Indicators 13
Fuse holder 12
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green LED 13
I
Input 13
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L
LED Indicators 13
O
Output 13
P
Personal Mixer 14
Powering a Personal Mixer 15
Power LED 11
R
Rear Panel 12, 15
red LED 13
T
Thru 14
Y
Y1 Yamaha Output Card 14
Yamaha 14
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