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dbx TR1616 Performance I/O Interface (16 Inputs & 16 Outputs)

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dbx TR1616 Performance I/O Interface (16 Inputs & 16 Outputs)
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dbx TR1616 Overview

The dbx TR1616 Performance I/O Interface is a 16-input, 16-output analog to BLU link and BLU link to analog audio interface. By providing a modular yet simple solution, the TR1616 is highly expandable and easy to configure. With 16 precision mic preamps and combo-style input jacks, the TR1616 accepts line level or mic level input signals. Configurable in banks of 16 channels, the modular design of the TR1616 allows you to create the digital snake or BLU link network that’s right for you. As your needs change, additional TR1616s can easily be added to the network, providing expansion of up to 256 channels at 48 kHz (or 128 channels at 96 kHz). And with its plug and play functionality, getting into networked digital audio no longer requires long hours of training and programming. Whether you require additional analog inputs or outputs in an existing BLU link compatible system, a digital snake solution for live sound, or a complete personal stage monitoring solution using the PMC16 personal monitor controllers (sold separately), the TR1616 provides a professional solution for transmitting high-resolution audio over CAT5e.

16 channels of analog I/O
Combo analog input jacks accept 1/4" or XLR connections
XLR analog output jacks
BLU link high bandwidth, fault-tolerant digital audio bus
Precision dbx mic preamps with variable gain control
48V phantom power per channel
80 Hz low cut filter per channel
Polarity inversion per channel
20 dB pad per channel
4-segment LED input level meter per channel
Dual 7-segment BLU link channel bank indicators (receive/transmit)
Supports 48 & 96 kHz sampling rates
Expandable up to 256 channels @ 48 kHz (128 channels @ 96 kHz)
Support for up to 16 TR1616s on a single BLU link ring
USB port for firmware updates

dbx TR1616 Specs

Number of Inputs
Combination Female XLR and 1/4" Jack
Electronically balanced, RF filtered
XLR input: 3 kΩ
1/4" input: 20 kΩ balanced, 10 kΩ unbalanced
Maximum Input Level
XLR Input: 18 dBu at minimum gain
1/4" Input: 33 dBu at minimum gain
XLR Input: 0 to 60 dB
1/4" Input: -15 to 45 dB
-125 dBu, 22 Hz to 22 kHz, 150 Ω source impedance
> 40 dB, typically 55 dB, 22 Hz to 22 kHz
Dynamic Range
110 dB unweighted, 113 dB A-weighted
Frequency Response
10 Hz to 40 kHz, +/- 0.25 dB at 96 kHz
10 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 0.25 dB at 48 kHz
Typically 0.002% at 1 kHz, 0 dBu XLR input, gain set to minimum
Interchannel: < 100 dB, 22 Hz to 22 kHz
ADC: 37/Fs (0.77 ms at 48 kHz)
Phantom Power
48 VDC, applied to XLR pins 2 and 3 through 6.81 kΩ resistors
20 dB
Low Cut Filters
2-pole Butterworth filter at 80 Hz
Normal or reverse
Number of Outputs
Male XLR
Cross-coupled electronically balanced, RF filtered
40 Ω balanced, 20 Ω unbalanced
Maximum Output Level
20 dBu into 2 kΩ load or greater
Dynamic Range
112 dB unweighted, 115 dB A-weighted
Frequency Response
10 Hz to 40 kHz, +/- 0.25 dB at 96 kHz
10 Hz to 20 kHz, +/- 0.25 dB at 48 kHz
Typically 0.006% at 1 kHz, 0 dBu output
Interchannel: < -100 dB, 22 Hz to 22 kHz
DAC: 29/Fs (0.60 ms at 48 kHz)
Sample Rate
48 or 96 kHz
Word Length
Converter: 24 bits
DSP: 32-bit floating point
Front Panel Indicators
LED Meter: Clip (-3 dBFS), -10 dBFS, -20 dBFS, -50 dBFS (dBFS = dB Full Scale)
96 kHz: Illuminated for 96 kHz, off for 48 kHz
Snake: Illuminated for Snake function
Connectors: 2 x Ethercon lockable RJ-45 Ethernet connectors
Maximum Cable Length: 328' (100 m) on Cat 5e cable between devices
Maximum Number of Nodes: 60
Maximum number of channels: 256 at 48 kHz, 128 at 96 kHz
Latency: 11/Fs (0.23 ms at 48 kHz)
Pass Through Latency: 4/Fs (0.08 ms at 48 kHz)
USB Port
Mini-B connector
Connector: RJ-45
Maximum Cable Length: 328' (100 m) on Category 5e cable between devices
Power Requirements
100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 55 W
1.6 A, 250 V Timelag Hi Brk
Rack Unit Space
3 U
5.25 x 19.00 x 6.25" (133.40 x 482.60 x 158.80 mm)
9.6 lb (4.4 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4 lb

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