Tascam 16-channel Analog/Dante Converter

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16-channel Analog/Dante Converter



A powerful and flexible solution


The TASCAM ML-16D is a professional Dante-focused converter made specifically to insert or extract analog audio into or out of a Dante (Digital Audio Network Through Ethernet) network using external breakout devices that utilize Sub-D format connectors.

The ML-16D has 2 D-Sub inputs and 2 D-Sub outputs, which can easily be connected to any of the many devices that utilize D-Sub connectors such as microphone preamplifiers, large and small format console mixers, audio interfaces, amplifiers, and euro block connector devices. This simple, yet elegant, solution enables audio to be quickly and easily inserted into – or extracted from – the Dante audio stream.




Now compatible with SMPTE ST 2110-30

Dante module firmware V1.2.0.0 now supports SMPTE ST-2110-30, which will enable a smooth IP transmission of PCM digital audio for structuring broadcast systems.


* Audinate's provided Dante Domain Manager (DDM) v1.1 or higher is required for the operation of SMPTE ST 2110-30.

For more information about DDM, please visit Audinate's website.




SMPTE ST-2110 is a video and audio IP network standard defined by SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers). SMPTE ST-2110 is designed to separately embed and transmit video, audio, and ancillary signals, reducing the de-embedding processing load and network load of each device, while also enabling users to de-embed only the packet data they desire for further edit. ST-2110-30 realizes IP transmission of PCM digital audio, enabling high-precision synchronization using PTP (IEEE1588-2008) and low-latency transmission. It is expected to become a network standard protocol in next-generation broadcasting systems.

About Dante

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 website below.


Features at a glance

Dante focused interface for connection of external audio into or out of a Dante audio network

16 channel analog line input and 16 analog line outputs (48k/96kHz) using four D-Sub connectors

Dual redundant Ethernet jacks which support both primary and secondary connections

Dante primary and secondary connectors support redundancy

Compatible with SMPTE ST 2110-30

AES67 and Ravenna compatible

Dante Controller for flexible routing

Up to 96kHz/24-bit quality

Equipped with a signal/overload indicator that enables level monitoring of analog input/output signals

Reference level dip switches for selectable DBu level metering

LED display for signal level and overload per input/output channel

Firmware updatable via Dante port

Equipped with D-sub 25-pin connectors as line input/output connectors

1U rack mount size

Optional BO-32DE (D-sub/Euro Block breakout box) supports Euro Block connectors

Optional BO-16DX/IN and BO-16DX/OUT (D-sub/XLR breakout box) support XLR connectors

Spec description

Sampling frequency44.1k / 48k / 88.2k / 96k Hz
Quantization bit rate16 / 24-bit
Analog Inputs/Outputs 
ConnectorD-sub 25pin female 2
Locking screwsNo.4-40 UNC (inch type)
Nominal input levels+4dBu,
+6dBu (only when maximum input level is +15dBu)
Maximum input levels+24dBu, +22dBu, +20dBu, +18dBu, +15dBu
(set by REF. LEVEL switches)
Input impedance10k or higher
ConnectorD-sub 25pin female 2
ConnectorNo.4-40 UNC (inch type)
Output impedance200 or lower
Applicable load impedance2k or higher
Nominal output levels+4dBu,
+6dBu (only when maximum output level is +15dBu)
Maximum output levels+24dBu, +22dBu, +20dBu, +18dBu, +15dBu
(set by REF. LEVEL switches)
ConnectorRJ-45 2
Transmission protocolDante
Gigabit Ethernet standard1000BASE-T (IEEE 802.3ab)
CablesCategory 5e or faster STP cables
PowerAC 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Power consumption22W14W
Dimensions (WHD)19.0" 1.77" 11.96" / 483 45 303.8 mm
Weight7.7 lbs. / 3.5 kg7.3 lbs. / 3.3 kg
Operating temperature range32F to 104F / 0C to 40C
Standard accessoriesPower cord, Rackmount screw kit, Owners Manual (including warranty)
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