4-Channel AES/EBU Input/Output Dante Converter with built-in DSP Mixer
4 AES / EBU input / output Dante converter to respond to various needs of contractor market and professional audio scene.
The AE-4D is a compact converter that mutually converts AES/EBU signals and 4-channel Dante signals. With half the size of a standard 1U rack, the AE-4D is suitable for different Dante systems as an exquisite AES/EBU input/output unit. The built-in DSP mixer enables small scale systems to fully perform with a variety of input/output models the TASCAM Dante Compact Processor Series offers. AE-4D supports up to 96kHz/24bit and uses XLR connectors for AES/EBU output.
4 AES/EBU input/output、4 Dante input/output
The AE-4D is a simple converter that converts 4-channel AES/EBU input signals into 4-channel Dante output signals, or 4-channel Dante input signals into 4-channel AES/EBU input signals.
Half-rack size Dante Compact Processor Series
The Dante Compact Processor Series has a line-up of models with different input/output specifications:
MM-4D/IN, 4-channel mic/line input
ML-4D/OUT, 4-channel line output
MM-2D, 2-channel mic/line input/output
AE-4D, AES/EBU 4-channel input/output
For analog input/output models, the branch extends with units equipped with Euroblock or XLR connectors that users can choose depending on their usage. By combining multiple different units all at once, it is possible to match and introduce them into various systems.
Optimal input/output unit for different Dante systems
The Dante Compact Processor Series provide easy additional mic/line or AES/EBU input/output to several situations and places such as public facilities, broadcasting stations, recording studios, etc. where Dante systems are being used. They are the optimal input/output unit for small scale environments.
Structuring small scale systems with the DSP function
Level control is available when converting AES/EBU signals and Dante signals, and managing the input/output of an AES/EBU unit makes it easier to work with Dante systems. In addition, with a matrix mixer function and effects installed in the Dante Compact Processor Series, it is possible to build up a complete small system with units from this series only.
Routing to each Dante device is easy via Dante controller. Input/output units can be added flexibly to new or already established Dante systems.
Compatible with Dante Domain Manager and AES67 mode
The Dante Compact Processor Series are compatible with Dante Domain Manager, which features security functions and enables the use of wide-area networks. This helps the Dante Compact Processor Series access easily to Dante systems using already established network infrastructures. With the AES67 mode, connection to AES67 network systems is also possible.
The advantages of introducing Dante Network Audio
These are some of the benefits provided when adopting Dante Network Audio:
Reduction of system costs
It is possible to have a maximum transmission of 128ch I/O with one single CAT5e cable. This leads to fewer cables needed, not to mention the reduction of costs on wiring and space for cable pits.
Improved connection flexibility
All equipment can be freely connected and routed by applying star connections.
Dante is a transmission protocol developed by Audinate. It enables multi-channel transmission (512ch IN/512ch OUT) and word-clock sync with high accuracy via network with gigabit Ethernet standard.
For further information about Dante, please visit Audinate’s website:
Features at a glance
4 AES/EBU input/output
4 AES/EBU inputs with sampling rate converter
4 Dante input/output
Supports PoE (Power over Ethernet)
Up to 24bit/96kHz
Supports Dante daisy chain; this allows two Dante Compact Processor models to be connected without a network switch
Compatible with Dante Domain Manager and Dante AES67 Mode
Flexible scene preset function allows to work in different area situations (Up to 50 presets)
Timer event function allows to automatically switch scenes at a specified time (planned to be compatible on a future version update)
2 types of user control software available for Windows/Mac/iOS/Android devices:
For integrators: input/output routing selection, DSP/design/scene settings of the complete system, etc.
For end-users: simple app design for only the necessary functions such as area volume settings, etc.
Remote control via Dante
Half-rack mountable size
Equipped with indicators that show LAN/Dante connection status and sample rate
Equipped with signal indicators that monitor digital input/output signals
Configurable reference level (via remote control only)
Surface rack mountable angles for installation under desks included
AC adapter PS-P1220E for redundant power supply available
Rack-mountable shelf AK-RS1 to install and store two Dante Compact Processor models in a 19 inch rack case
|Formats and channels||44.1/48kHz,16/24-bit, 4 channels|
88.2/96kHz,16/24-bit, 2 channels (double speed)
|Gigabit Ethernet standard||1000BASE-T (IEEE 802.3ab)|
|Cables||category 5e or faster STP cables|
|DIGITAL INPUT (AES/EBU) connectors|
|Supported sampling frequencies||32 kHz - 192 kHz (Sampling rate converter is always on)|
|DIGITAL OUTPUT (AES/EBU) connectors|
|Supported sampling frequencies||44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz|
|Power||PoE class 0|
TASCAM PS-P1220E AC adapter (sold separately)
|Dimensions||214 x 44.45 x 136.1 mm (W x H x D, including protrusions)|
|Operating temperature range||0C-40C|
|Included items||Installation brackets, Owner's manual (including warranty)|