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A-16D A-Net Distributor
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Table of Contents
Warranty Information
Welcome
Features
Conventions Used in this Document
The A-16D Front Panel
The A-16D Rear Panel
Connecting the A-16D
Connections on the A-16D Front Panel
Front Panel LED Indicators
Connecting an A-16D to a System
A-Net Input
A-Net Outputs
Connections on the A-16D Rear Panel
Powering a Personal Mixer Remotely
Expanding a System
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WARNING!
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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.
■ Operating Temperature: 10˚C to 40˚C (50˚F to 105˚F)
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.
Warranty Information
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Customer Service. If you have any questions concerning the use of this unit,
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must appear on the outside of the unit, or the Aviom warranty is void.
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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.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or groundingtype 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.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched,
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. 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
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
14. 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.
15. 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 (
) indicates that
the input voltage must be a DC voltage.
17. The box within a box symbol (
) indicates that the external
power supply is double insulated.
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
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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
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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 Distributed Audio Networks
products. This User Guide is designed to make the installation and setup of your
new product quick and easy.
Features
The A-16D is designed to distribute the A-Net signal from any A-Net product
including other A-16D Distributors via industry-standard Category 5e (Cat-5e)
cables. Each A-16D accepts one A-Net input and provides eight simultaneous
A-Net outputs. The A-16D A-Net Distributor enables parallel connection of
A-Net devices, simplifying stage and studio setups.
A-16D Features:
• Easily distribute A-Net from a central location or from other
A-16D Distributors
• One A-Net input, eight A-Net outputs
• Can insert DC power for A-Net 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
• Uses the same power supply as all Pro16 Monitor Mixing
System components
The A-16D A-Net Distributor can be used with:
• A-16 Personal Mixer (discontinued)
• A-16R rack-mounted Personal Mixer
• A-16II Personal Mixer
• A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor
• A-16T Transmitter (discontinued)
• AN-16/i Input Module
• AN-16/i-M Mic Input Module
• Y1 console interface card for use with Yamaha® consoles
• D-16C console interface card for use with DiGiCo® consoles
• AN-16/o Output Module
Conventions Used in this Document
When indicating an action using a button or knob on the front panel of any
component of your system, a special typeface is used. For example, when
selecting a Preset on the A-16II Personal Mixer, press the R ecall button.
The A-16D Front Panel
DC Power available LEDs
A-Net Input
Power LED
A-Net Active LED
A-Net Outputs
The A-16D Rear Panel
DC Power inputs
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A-16D Power jack
Connecting the A-16D
The A-16D is designed to create a network of A-Net devices. The A-Net
signal appearing at the input of the A-16D is distributed to each of the eight
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.
Connections on the A-16D Front Panel
There are two sets of A-Net connectors on the front of the A-16D Distributor.
They are marked Input and Output. One Input and eight Output jacks are
provided.
The Input port accepts the A-Net signal coming from any A-Net device.
This is most likely going to be an AN-16/i Input Module, AN-16/i-M Mic
Input Module or A-16T Transmitter in typical analog systems, or the Y1 or
D-16C console interface cards when using a digital mixing console. You can
expand a Pro16 Monitor Mixing System by using as many A-16D A-Net
Distributors as required.
The A-Net Output ports send 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 Category 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-16, A-16II and A-16R Personal Mixers for remote operation of
the units without requiring a power source at the destination location.
Connecting an A-16D to a System
In a simple 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-Net Input
You can connect a Pro16 Monitor Mixing System in a variety of ways. In
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a typical system, you will have your audio inputs connected to the audio
input jacks on the rear of the input module (AN-16/i, AN-16/i-M, A-16T), or
patched in the digital domain when using the Y1 card with a Yamaha digital
mixing console. From the A-Net 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 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.
When using the A-16D 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 of the front of the A-16D.
To connect the A-16D:
• Connect the A-Net Output jack of the input module to the
A-Net Input jack on the A-16D A-Net Distributor using a
Category 5e cable.
A-Net Outputs
The eight A-Net Outputs on the A-16D A-Net Distributor all carry the same
16-channel digital signal. You can use any output to connect a Personal
Mixer or output module.
To connect a Personal Mixer:
•Connect a standard Category 5e cable from A-Net Output #1
on the A-16D A-Net Distributor to the first Personal Mixer in
your system.
•Plug the Personal Mixer’s DC power supply into an AC
outlet.
At this point the Personal Mixer is connected to the A-Net chain. Any audio
appearing at the inputs of 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 Category 5e cables from an
available A-Net output port on the A-16D A-Net Distributor to the A-Net
Input on the Mixer.
Similarly, the A-16D can be used to create a digital split when using Aviom’s
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 to the A-Net Out jacks on the A-16D, sixteen
discreet audio channels can be delivered to output modules for recording,
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broadcast, cameras, etc. In fact, any combination of Personal Mixers and
output modules can be used to create a hybrid system that includes both
stereo personal monitoring and discreet channel distribution. 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.
Connections on the 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.
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.
•On the front panel of the A-16D note that the yellow channel
LED will light for any A-Net output that has DC power
connected.
•Connect a Category 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.
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Note: The DC power supply plugged into the rear panel of the A-16D can
power only one Personal Mixer. If you start a daisy chain from a Personal
Mixer powered from an A-16D, the 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.
Expanding a System
Any number of A-Net devices can be used in a system. This includes A-16D
A-Net Distributors. To expand a system, 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.
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.
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.
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. Do not insert more than .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 boards of your
A-16D.
Use of improper mounting hardware will void your warranty.
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Index
A
A-16D Features 9
A-16D Power jack 10
A-16D Pro 9
A-16II 9, 11
A-16R 9, 11
A-16T 9
A-16T Rear Panel 11, 13
A-16T Transmitter 11
A-Net 11
A-Net Active LED 10, 13
A-Net Input 10, 11
A-Net Outputs 10, 12
AN-16/i 12
AN-16/i-M 12
AN-16/i-M Mic Input Module 9, 11
AN-16/i Input Module 9, 11
AN-16/o Output Module 9
C
Connecting a Mixer 11
Connecting the A-16D 11, 12
console interface card 9
D
D-16C 9
daisy-chain 12
DC Power 13
DC Power available LED 10
DC Power inputs 10
DC power supply 13, 14
digital split 12
Direct Output 11
E
Expanding 14
F
I
Input 11
Input Module 11
L
LED Indicators 11
O
Optional Remote DC Power
DC Power
Remote DC Power 13
Output 11
P
Personal Mixer 9, 12, 13
Powering a Personal Mixer 13
Power LED 10
R
Rack Mounting 14
Rear Panel 10, 13
S
Safety Instructions 6
T
Transmitter 11
W
Warranty Information 5, 7
Y
Y1 9, 12
Yamaha 9, 12
yellow LED 11
Features 9
Front Panel 10
Front Panel LED Indicators 11
G
green LED 11
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