New Sonifex Products at AES-NY 2018
28 September 2018
Sonifex are showing a number of new products on booth 549 at AES-NY 2018, in particular their new Dante® commentary units, the AVN-CU2-DANTE for 2 commentators and the AVN-CU4-DANTE for up to 4 commentators. Using Dante® AoIP together with 4 wire connections they bridge the gap between old and new technology, allowing the ease of connectivity & functionality of AoIP together with the legacy connections needed to operate with the existing infrastructure in some stadia and sports grounds.
The AVN Portal range of mix engines consisting of three main units will also be at the show. The Portals’ versatility allows them to be used for any applications where mixing of signals is required, e.g. an 8 channel cleanfeed generator, to send 64 streams of IFB to connected belt-packs, or as an 8 output zone mixer. They can be combined with the Sonifex AVN-HA1/AVN-HD1 headphone amplifiers to create a headphone distribution system, with dynamic, remotely controllable input mixes.
The award winning AVN-PXH12, 12 x 2 Channel Mix Monitor which is a world first can simply simultaneously monitor and mix up to 24 AES67 AoIP sources in a compact 1U rack to a speaker/headphone combination in a quick and intuitive way. It is ideal for use in production galleries, OB trucks and engineering racks rooms. The product was winner of the AMI 'Best of Show Award' for IBC2017, the BaM Awards™ April 2018 and has been nominated for a 2018 ‘AV Award’.
Two further new models from the AVN Talkback range will also be exhibited, the AVN-TB6, 6 station talkback intercom and the AVN-TB20AR, 20 station rackmount intercom.
The AVN-TB6, 6 station talkback Intercom comes freestanding (which can be rack mounted), or as a desktop version (AVN-TB6D), with an elegant sloped front. Both have mic & headset inputs, +48V phantom power for the mic input, headphone & speaker outputs with volume control and loudspeaker mute & mic mute buttons.
The AVN-TB20AR & AVN-TB20AD are 2 versions of the 20 station intercom. The AVN-TB20AR is the rack mount version and the AVN-TB20AD is the desktop. They share the same feature set as the AVN-TB6 units but have more station buttons allowing greater communication for larger facilities.