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Aviom A-16D A-Net User guide
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Table of Contents
Welcome���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1
Package Contents �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1
Overview ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1
A-16D Features:���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1
Compatibility ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 2
Compatibility with Pro64 ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
About A-Net �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3
About Category 5 �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3
Cat-5 Cables �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
Cable Lengths ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
AC Line Conditioning ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
Power Supplies ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
Rack Mounting���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
Cleaning and Maintenance Information���������������������������������������������������� 8
A-16D Front Panel ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 9
A-16D Rear Panel���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9
Connecting the A-16D����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10
A-16D Front Panel������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10
Front Panel LED Indicators ���������������������������������������������������������������������10
A-Net Input ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10
A-Net Outputs �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11
A-16D Rear Panel����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������12
Powering a Personal Mixer Remotely�������������������������������������������������12
Expanding a System��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14
Digital Splits ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14
Monitoring Plus Audio Distribution������������������������������������������������������������15
Extending A-Net Cables������������������������������������������������������������������������������������15
A-16D A-Net Distributor Specifications����������������������������������������������������17
Dimensions �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������18
Warranty Registration����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������22
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Welcome
Thank you for purchasing the Aviom A-16D A-Net® Distributor for use with
the Pro16® Monitor Mixing System and audio networking products. This User
Guide is designed to make the installation and setup of your new product
quick and easy.
Package Contents
The A-16D A-Net Distributor box includes:
• One A-16D A-Net Distributor
• One DC Power supply for the A-16D
• User Documentation
Overview
The A-16D is designed to distribute the Pro16 A-Net signal from any A-Net
product, including other A-Net Distributors, via industry-standard Cat-5e
cables. Each A-16D accepts one A-Net input and provides eight A-Net
outputs. The A-16D A-Net Distributor enables parallel connection of A-Net
devices, simplifying stage, studio, and audio network setups.
A-16D Features:
• Easily distribute A-Net from a central location or from other
A-Net Distributors
• One A-Net input, eight A-Net outputs
• Insert DC power for Personal Mixers into the Cat-5e cable
• ½ rack space footprint – mounts easily on standard rack
shelf
• A-Net activity LED on the main input
• DC power indicator LEDs on each A-Net output
• Multiple A-16D Distributors can be used in a system
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Compatibility
The A-16D A-Net Distributor can be used with:
• A-16II Personal Mixer
• A-16R rack-mounted Personal Mixer
• A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor
• AN-16/i Input Module
• AV-M8 Input Module
• AN-16/i-M Mic Input Module
• Y1 console interface card for use with Yamaha® consoles
• AN-16/o Output Module
• AV-P2 Output Module
• Third-party Pro16 console interface cards
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 A-Net Distributors,
Personal Mixers, and output modules are compatible with Pro64 and the ASI.
Pro16 input modules and console interface cards cannot send their data into
a Pro64 network.
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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 system’s A-Net input module or console interface
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 compo‑
nents
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.
About Category 5
Category 5 (also 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.
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Use Cat-5e Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cables or better for all A-Net
applications.
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.
RJ45 Jack
Cat-5 Cable
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) 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
(approximately 150 meters) in length between devices. The maximum cable
length specification applies to the cable connected between the AN-16/i
Input Module and the first Pro16 output module (or Personal Mixer) in
your system as well as for cable runs between each additional Pro16 A-Net
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compatible device in your system.
Input Module
Up to 500 feet of Cat‑5e
cable can be used to
connect each system
component
Output Modules
or Personal Mixers
Infinite number
of A-Net
components
The distance between each A-Net device can be up to 500 feet (150 meters).
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
The maximum cable distance includes all passive devices such as System
Bridges in the calculation.
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Pre-made cables in a variety of lengths and colors are available at most
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
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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.)
Rack Mounting
The A-16D A-Net Distributor can easily be mounted in a standard 19-inch
wide equipment rack. The A-16D occupies half of the rack width, allowing
two A-16D units to be placed side by side on a standard rack shelf. These
shelves are available as an accessory from many audio and studio suppliers.
There are two shelf-mounting holes in the bottom panel of the A-16D. The
holes accept a 6-32 size bolt. The depth of the hole in the A-16D bottom
panel is 0.25 inches (6.35 millimeters). Do not insert more than 0.25 inches of
thread into the mounting holes on the bottom of your A-16D Distributor.
CAUTION!
Be careful when selecting mounting hardware for use with your accessory
shelf. Using bolts that are too long can damage the circuit board of your
A-16D.
Use of improper mounting hardware will void your warranty.
Always allow adequate ventilation for devices mounted in equipment
racks. Avoid placing your Pro16 product directly above or below other rackmounted devices that produce high levels of heat, such as power amps.
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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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A-16D Front Panel
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Function
1
Main A-Net Input
2
Power LED
3
A-Net Active LED
4
Remote DC Power LEDs
5
Parallel A-Net Outputs
6
DC power supply inputs
7
Power jack
A-16D Rear Panel
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Connecting the A-16D
The A-16D is designed to create a network of A-Net devices. The A-Net signal
connected to the input of the A-16D is distributed to each of its eight A-Net
outputs on the front panel. Devices are connected in parallel rather than in
serial fashion. A-Net can span 500 feet (150 meters) between devices.
In a simple monitor mixing system containing one A-Net input module
and a number of Personal Mixers, the A-16D A-Net Distributor is connected
between the input module and the Personal Mixers. Connecting the A-Net
Out port of the input module to the A-Net Input jack on the A-16D is the first
step in creating a network of A-Net devices.
A-16D Front Panel
There are two sets of A-Net connectors on the front of the A-16D Distributor,
labeled A-Net Input and A-Net Output.
The A-Net Input port accepts the A-Net signal coming from any Pro16 A-Net
compatible device. This includes the AN-16/i Input Module, AN-16/i-M Mic
Input Module, the Y1 console interface card when using a Yamaha digital
mixing console, or compatible third-party digital console interface cards. You
can expand a Pro16 Monitor Mixing System by using as many A-16D A-Net
Distributors as required.
Each A-Net Output ports provides an exact copy of the input signal in parallel
to each of the eight A-Net outputs. All connections on the A-16D front panel
accept standard Cat-5e cables.
Front Panel LED Indicators
The front panel’s A-Net Input jack contains two LEDs. The yellow LED
indicates that the A-16D is powered on. The green LED indicates that a valid
A-Net signal is connected to the A-Net Input jack.
The eight A-Net Output jacks also have an LED. This yellow LED indicates that
a particular channel has DC power available. DC power can be used with the
A-16II and A-16R Personal Mixers for remote operation of the units without
requiring a DC power source at the Personal Mixer’s location.
A-Net Input
You can connect a Pro16 Monitor Mixing System in a variety of ways. In a
typical system, you will have your audio signals connected to the audio
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input jacks on the rear of an analog input module (AN-16/i, AN-16/i-M, etc.),
or patched in the digital domain when using a console interface card with
a digital mixing console. From the A-Net input module, its 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 Personal Mixer’s
A-Net Output to the A-Net Input on the next Personal Mixer. This type of
connection is called a daisy chain or series connection.
When using the A-16D A-Net Distributor, the daisy chain linking of Personal
Mixers is replaced with parallel connections. Up to eight Personal Mixers can
be connected directly to the A-Net outputs of the front of the A-16D.
Connect the A-Net Out jack of the input module to the A-Net In jack on
the A-16D A-Net Distributor using a Cat-5e cable.
A-Net Outputs
The eight A-Net outputs on the A-16D A-Net Distributor each carry a copy of
the 16-channel digital signal coming from the input module. You can use any
output on the A-16D to connect a Personal Mixer or Pro16 output module.
To connect a Personal Mixer:
• Connect a standard Cat-5e cable from one of the A-Net
outputs on the A-16D to the first Personal Mixer in your
system.
• Plug the Personal Mixer’s DC power supply into an AC
outlet.
• Connect additional Personal Mixers as need to the remain‑
ing A-16D ports as needed.
From A-Net input module
Phones/Lines Out
DC Power
Out
A-Net
In
18-24 VDC
Regulated
500 mA
T-Left
R-Right
S-Ground
An A-16II is connected to port #3 on the A-16D distributor.
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At this point the Personal Mixer is connected to the A-Net network. Any audio
sent to the A-Net input module is now available for mixing in the Personal
Mixer. Refer to the Personal Mixer User Guide for additional information
about using the mixing features of the Pro16 Monitor Mixing System.
Connect additional Personal Mixers using Cat-5e cables from any available
A-Net output port on the A-16D A-Net Distributor to the A-Net In on the
Personal Mixer.
A-16D Rear Panel
There are two groups of DC power connectors on the rear of the A-16D A-Net
Distributor. The right side of the rear panel contains the power input for the
A-16D A-Net Distributor. The left side is marked Optional Remote DC Power.
These jacks can be used to power any of the Personal Mixers connected to
the A-16D. Up to eight A-16 Personal Mixers can be powered in this manner.
There are nine DC power connectors on the A-16D rear panel. The eight on
the left side are for adding remote DC power for Personal Mixer products.
The power supplies used with Aviom’s Personal Mixers and the A-16D A-Net
Distributor are interchangeable.
Powering a Personal Mixer Remotely
There are a number of advantages to adding power for a Pro16 Personal
Mixer at the A-Net distribution point.
• No DC power supply is needed at the performer’s location
• Power supplies can be located at a central point offstage or
in the machine room of an audio facility.
• 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-5e cable:
• Connect the A-Net cables as described previously between
system components.
• Connect the power supply for the Personal Mixer you want
to power remotely to the same numbered DC Power input
on the rear of the A-16D.
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• On the front panel of the A-16D note that the yellow chan‑
nel LED will light for any A-Net output that has DC power
connected.
• Connect a Cat-5e cable from the powered A-Net output on
the A-16D 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.
In this example, DC power is being added to ports 1 and 6 on the A-16D.
DC power plus A-Net will be supplied via the Cat-5 cable to A-16II Personal
Mixers connected to these ports. Personal Mixers connected to the
remaining A-Net ports must use their power supplies locally.
DC power supplies shown in the diagram make look different than those
included with your Aviom product.
P Note: The DC power supply plugged into a Remote DC Power port on the
rear panel of the A-16D can power only one Personal Mixer. If you
start a daisy chain from a Personal Mixer powered remotely from an
A-16D, all additional Personal Mixer units will need a source of DC
power.
Each Personal Mixer that is powered remotely no longer needs a power
supply connected to its rear panel. If this happens accidently, however, note
that you cannot harm the system.
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Expanding a System
Any number of Pro16 A-Net devices can be used in a system. This includes
A-16D A-Net Distributors. To expand a system and include more parallel
A-Net outputs, additional A-16D Distributors can be connected to any
available A-Net Output, such as the outputs on Personal Mixers or on other
A-16D units.
To add another A-16D to a system, simply connect a standard Cat-5e cable
from the A-Net Output of the first device into the A-Net Input of the A-16D
Distributor you want to use for system expansion.
P Note: Each A-16D Distributor used in a system must have its own source
of DC power. You cannot power the A-16D Distributor via the
Cat-5e cable. Only Personal Mixers can use this feature.
From A-Net input module
A second A-16D is added by connecting A-Net output port 8 on the first A-16D
to A-Net In on the second A-16D. (Any output port can be used to expand the
system.)
At this point your audio network has grown to include an additional eight
parallel A-Net outputs. You have the option of adding DC power to any or all
of the A-Net Outputs on the expansion A-16D. Follow the instructions in the
previous section.
Digital Splits
The A-16D can be used to create a digital split when using A-Net input and
output modules to create a digital snake. By patching the A-Net Out from an
A-Net input module into an A-16D, an eight-way digital split can be created.
By connecting A-Net output modules such as the AN-16/o Output Module
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to the A-Net Out jacks on the A-16D distributor, sets of sixteen discreet
audio channels can be delivered to output modules for recording, mixing,
broadcast, cameras, etc.
Monitoring Plus Audio Distribution
Any combination of Personal Mixers and output modules can be used to
create a hybrid system that includes both stereo personal monitoring and
discreet single-channel distribution.
From A-Net input module
Phones/Lines Out
DC Power
Out
A-Net
In
18-24 VDC
Regulated
500 mA
T-Left
R-Right
S-Ground
The diagram above shows the A-Net stream being distributed to both a
Personal Mixer and an output module.
Extending A-Net Cables
A-Net devices can be up to 500 feet apart. In fact, to extend A-Net for a
long cable run, use an A-16D between the devices. Each A-16D added to the
system adds 500 feet of cable extension.
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From A-Net input module
Cat-5e, up to 500 feet, 150 meters
Cat-5e, up to 500 feet, 150 meters
A-Net is extended by adding an A-16D between a pair of output modules.
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A-16D A-Net Distributor Specifications
A-Net Input
A-Net Outputs
LEDs
Power Supply
Input Voltage
Output Voltage for
Personal Mixers
One RJ45 connector
8 RJ45 connectors, optionally powered (DC)
Power; A-Net Active; Remote DC power available
External, universal switching type
100-240 volts, 50/60Hz, 30VA
18-24 VDC, 0.5 amp
transmitted over the Cat-5e cable
1 main; 8 aux (one per A-Net output)
DC Power Jacks
plug size: 2 mm
< 0.880 msec (measured from analog input to
Latency
analog output)
uses unshielded Cat-5e UTP (or better) cable;
Pro16 A-Net
maximum 500ft (150m) between devices
8.5” (215 mm) wide x 6.7” (170 mm) deep
Dimensions
1.2” (30.4 mm) high; can be rack-mounted on a
standard 1U rack accessory shelf (optional)
2.0 lb. (0.91 kg)
Weight
All Aviom products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
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Dimensions
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Index
A
D
A-16D Features 1
A-16D Pro 2
A-16II 2, 10
A-16R 2, 10
AC Line Conditioning 6
AN-16/i 11
AN-16/i Input Module 2, 10
AN-16/i-M Mic Input Module 2, 10
AN-16/o Output Module 2
AN-16SBR System Bridge 5
A-Net 3, 10
A-Net Active LED 9, 13
A-Net Input 9, 10
A-Net output 10, 11
ASI A-Net Systems Interface 2
AV-P2 2
daisy chain 11
DC power 14
DC Power 12
DC power plug size 16
DC power supply 6, 12, 13
Digital Splits 12, 14
Dimensions 16
Distribution 15
Distributor 2
B
Bridge 5
C
cable length 4
cables 4
Cables
extending 15
Cat-5 4, 5
Cat-5e
UTP 3
Cat-6 4
Category 5 3
Category 5e
3
Certifications ii
Cleaning and Maintenance 8
Compatibility with Pro64 2
computer network 3
Connecting a Mixer 10
Connecting the A-16D 10
console card 10
console interface card 2
crossover cables 4
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E
Ethernet 3
Expanding 13
Expanding a System 14
extend A-Net 15
Extending A-Net Cables 15
F
Front Panel 9
Front Panel LED Indicators 10
G
green LED 10
I
inline coupler 6
Input 10
Input Module 2, 10
Input Voltage 16
L
LAN
Local Area Network 3
Latency 16
LED Indicators 10
M
maximum cable length 6
Mic Input Module 2
20
N
network 3
networking 3
Yamaha 2, 10
yellow LED 10
O
Optional Remote DC Power 12
Output 10
P
Package Contents 3
permanent installation 4
Personal Mixer 11, 12, 14
Powering a Personal Mixer 12
Power LED 9
power supply 9
plug size 6
replacing 6
power supply polarity 7
Pro16 3
Pro64 2
R
Rack Mounting 7
Rear Panel 9, 12
Remote DC Power 9, 12
replace the power supply 6
RJ45 connector 4
RoHS ii
router 3
S
series connection 11
Splits 14
U
Unshielded Twisted Pair 4
UPS 6
UTP 4, 16
V
ventilation 7
Y
Y1 2
Y1 console card 10
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Warranty Registration
Please take a moment to fill in this warranty registration form. Return it to Aviom via
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