F6 Modular I/O Frame Data Sheet
Multi-Modular I/O System
F6 Modular I/O Frame
• Six slots for field-swappable I/O cards
• Fits in standard NEMA Type 1 enclosures
• Flexible mounting options: on wall, in wall,
rack-mount, stage box
• Power over Cat-5, or via XLR or Euroblock
• Designed for low-noise environments
• Easily configured using Pro64® Network
Manager™ software interface
The F6 is a modular I/O frame for the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O
System™. Utilizing the F6 and digitizing the signals at the wall or
floor connection panel eliminates the need for multiple large conduit runs filled with analog wire, as well as the labor associated with
dressing, terminating, and testing analog connections.
As part of the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System, the F6 can be
integrated into a system in a number of ways. When housed in a
standard NEMA Type 1 enclosure, along with other A/V and electrical services required for an installation, the F6 can be mounted on
or in the wall, in standard 16”-centers studded walls, and dressed
with custom plates as desired. (Minimum suggested backing box
size: 12 x 14 x 4 in.) Using the optional RK6 Rack Kit, the F6 can also
be mounted front- or rear-facing in a standard 19” rack (6U required).
The SK6 Stage Kit may be used to provide added protection to
the F6 for on-stage use.
The F6 can be outfitted with up to six I/O cards, for a maximum of 24
in and 24 out. Cards are available for mic/line inputs, analog outputs,
and AES3 digital I/O. Cards can be configured by the user, allowing
the F6 to adapt easily to a changing audio environment.
Connecting the F6 to the Pro64 network requires only an A-Net cable
(Cat-5e/Cat-6 or fiber) and DC power (no power supply is included).
Power may be provided via the Cat-5 cable, using an approved
Power Over A-Net (PoA) power supply such as the Aviom POA80, or
on the Euroblock or four-pin XLR connector.
The F6 and its I/O cards are configured using the Pro64 Network
Manager™ control application and can be used in conjunction with
Aviom’s complete line of Pro64 audio networking products as well
as Pro16® Series personal mixers, output modules, and network
devices. Mic preamp channels can be remote controlled from the
software application, from a Pro64 RCI/MCS combination, or from
Yamaha® devices using m-control™.
Because Aviom’s Pro64 audio network offers unique advantages
both in audio performance and in systemic flexibility, integrating
the F6 into an installation is straightforward and free from compromise in audio fidelity. The Pro64 network supports any combination
of parallel and serial connections without fidelity loss or directional
limitations, so connection points can be placed wherever needed
in a particular facility.
Technical Specifications
Modular; 6 user configurable card slots;
maximum 24 channels of I/O
Sample Rates
1x: 39.7–52kHz;
2x: 79.4–104kHz
Routing and Control
Via computer using Pro64 Network Manager
Computer Interface
1x USB; Type B connector
Max. Ambient Temp.
0˚C to 50˚C (32˚F to 122˚F)
2 EtherCon® RJ45 connectors;
2 SFP single- or multi-mode fiber optic transceiver
ports; (transceivers not included)
A-Net Cable Length
(no DC power)
400 feet (120 meters) between devices (Cat-5e)
multi- and single-mode fiber distance performance varies with the transceivers
usable A-Net ports
A maximum of two A-Net ports can be active at
any time;
Auto sensing scans the Cat-5 copper and SFP fiber
ports at power up to determine which ports are to
be made active;
Any combination of Cat-5 and/or fiber can be used.
Power Supply
30-60VDC, inclusive of tolerance
Power supplies are not included and must be
supplied by the installer.
Power Over A-Net
(PoA) Requirements
Requires POA80; a UL60950-1 Certified/Listed ITE power
supply having a SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage) rated
output voltage.
DC Power Requirements for Euroblock
and XLR Connectors
Requires a UL60950-1 Certified/Listed ITE power supply
having a SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage) rated output
voltage between 30 and 60V DC.
To guarantee proper startup, this supply should be rated
for at least 100 watts.
Backup Power
4-pin XLR; 30-60VDC
Pin 1 Ground; Pin 2/3 no connect; Pin 4 24VDC;
Euroblock; Pin 1: (+) 30-60VDC; Pin 2 (-) Ground
3 ultra-quiet low-velocity fans
10.504 x 12.60 x 3.852 in., 269.24 x 320.04 x 97.79 mm
Minimum Backing
Box Dimensions
12 x 14 x 4 in., 304.8 x 355.6 x 101.6 mm
9 pounds (4.1 kg)
24-bit resolution
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◄◄ Front Panel Features
F6 Modular I/O Frame
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▪▪ Six I/O card slots, user configurable
▪▪ Mic/line input, line-level output, or AES3 digital I/O cards
(max. 24 in, 24 out)
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▪▪ Mounts in a standard NEMA Type 1 enclosure
▪▪ LED indicators for A-Net, Power Status, Control Master,
Clock Master, Thermal Monitor, and Error
▪▪ USB interface, Control Master and Standby switches
protected by removable cover plate
Modular I/O Frame
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On-Wall Installation
(exploded view)
◄◄ Top Panel Features
▪▪ DC power via Euroblock, 4-pin XLR, or Cat-5e
(approved external supply required)
▪▪ Two locking EtherCon® RJ45 jacks
▪▪ Two SFP fiber optic transceiver ports
▪▪ Supports single- or multi-mode fiber
Architectural Specification
The Aviom F6 shall provide up to twenty-four channels of audio inputs and outputs
transmitted digitally via a Pro64® A‑Net® network. It shall provide full-bandwidth,
high-quality audio by employing the A‑Net audio transmission protocol and shall
support sample rates from 39.7kHz to 52kHz and 79.4kHz to 104kHz.
employ two EtherCon® RJ45 connectors and two SFP fiber optic transceiver slots
for the A‑Net digital signal connections.
Digital and analog audio inputs and outputs shall be user-configurable and
field-servicable and shall be provided in the form of six expansion slots into
which compatible I/O cards can be fitted.
The unit shall be powered via Cat-5e or from an external DC power supply (22-60VDC)
with a Euroblock or four-pin XLR power connector. It shall be UL listed.
Front-panel features shall include LED indicators for A-Net Active, Power/Standby,
Clock Master, Control Master, Thermal Monitor, and Error. On the top panel it shall
All programming and network interface control shall be provided via a computercontrolled software interface.
Its dimensions shall be 10.504 inches wide, 3.852 inches deep, and 12.6 inches
high. Its net weight shall be 9 pounds, and its front panel shall be finished in
black. The unit shall be Aviom Incorporated model F6.
All Aviom products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
Aviom, A‑Net, the A‑Net icon, Pro16, Pro64, Virtual Data Cables, m-control, and AllFrame are trademarks of Aviom, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners. ©2012 Aviom, Inc. All rights reserved. Information subject to change without notice. rev. 1.3 072012
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