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ESI planet 22x 2-Channel Dante Audio Interface

BH #ESSIPNT22X • MFR #ESI-PNT22X
ESI planet 22x 2-Channel Dante Audio Interface
Key Features
  • Dante Interface with PoE Support
  • 24-Bit / 96 kHz Converters
  • Low-Noise, High-Gain Preamplifiers
  • Dual XLR-1/4" Mic/Line/Hi-Z Inputs
The ESI planet 22x is a 2-channel Dante audio interface offering operability as a networked Dante audio device or host-connected audio interface for musicians, producers, and engineers in homes, studios, and live stage applications. The two XLR-1/4" combo inputs, which can accept mic, line, or Hi-Z sources, feed low-noise, high-gain preamplifiers with globally selectable phantom power. The 24-bit / 96 kHz converters ensure pristine analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion.
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ESI Planet 22X Overview

The ESI planet 22x is a 2-channel Dante audio interface offering operability as a networked Dante audio device or host-connected audio interface for musicians, producers, and engineers in homes, studios, and live stage applications. The two XLR-1/4" combo inputs, which can accept mic, line, or Hi-Z sources, feed low-noise, high-gain preamplifiers with globally selectable phantom power. The 24-bit / 96 kHz converters ensure pristine analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion.

Separate level controls are provided for the dual XLR line outputs and the 1/4" headphone jack, making it easy to route signal to multiple analog components such as speakers and headphones. The RJ45 port allows connectivity with a Dante network or a host computer. The PLANet 22x is compatible with Mac and Windows systems, and may be powered by the included 12 VDC power supply, or via a compliant PoE source. Bundled software and licenses from Bitwig, Stanton, Audified, and Audinate open creative opportunities for musicians, DJs, and podcast producers.

24-bit / 96 kHz converters with high dynamic range
RJ45 port for connection to your Dante audio network or computer-based DAW
Dual XLR-1/4" combo inputs with low-noise preamplifiers and individual gain controls accommodate line (default), mic (selectable), or Hi-Z (selectable) sources
Two balanced XLR output jacks with step-potentiometer level control
1/4" TRS unbalanced stereo headphone output with dedicated volume knob
Globally selectable +48 VDC phantom power for condenser microphones
3-segment LED meters indicate signal levels at -18 dBFS (green), -6 dBFS (orange), and 0 dBFS (red)
Powered via included 12 VDC power supply or PoE power source compliant with IEEE 802.3af
Requires DVS (Dante Virtual Soundcard) software (license included) and free Dante Controller software
Includes Bitwig Studio 8-Track DAW software, a license for Stanton's Deckadance LE v2 DJ software, and Audified's inTone 2 ESI Edition jamming tool
Supports macOS systems via CoreAudio, and Windows systems via ASIO 2.0 and WDM

ESI Planet 22X Specs

Form FactorTabletop
Display2 x Multi-Segment LED Meter
Channels of I/OAnalog:
2 Input / 2 Output at 96 kHz
Maximum Sampling Rate96 kHz / 32-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps2 Preamps
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim RangeMic Inputs:
+19 dB to +67 dB
Line Inputs:
+13 dB to +42 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
0 dB to +29 dB
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
2 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Line Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power48 V (Applied to All Inputs)
Digital Audio I/ONone
Network I/O1 x RJ45 Dante
MIDI I/ONone
Performance
Frequency ResponseMic, Line, Hi-Z Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
Line Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.05 dB
Maximum Input LevelMic Inputs:
-49 dBu (Max Gain)
Line Inputs:
-24 dBu (Max Gain)
Hi-Z Inputs:
-10.5 dBu (Max Gain)
Maximum Output LevelLine Outputs:
+8.4 dBu
Headphone Outputs:
+10 dBu
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
1.5 Kilohms
Mic Inputs:
3 Kilohms
Line Inputs:
10 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
10 Kilohms
Line Outputs:
110 Ohms
Headphone Outputs:
32 to 600 Ohms
Dynamic RangeInputs:
118 dB
Outputs:
123 dB
SNRInputs:
118 dB
Outputs:
123 dB
THD+NMic Inputs:
-99.8 dB
Line Inputs:
-102 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
-100 dB
Line Outputs:
-110 dB
Headphone Outputs:
-107 dBA
CrosstalkInputs:
-110 dB
Line Outputs:
-110 dB
Headphone Outputs:
-105 dB
Digital Audio
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
Bit Depths24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Sync SourcesDante or Internal
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card SlotNone
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS
Windows 7 or Later
Required HardwareEthernet Port
Internet ConnectionRequired for Software/Driver Download
Power
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Included) or PoE
AC/DC Power Adapter12 VDC (Included)
Power Consumption5.4 W (Typical)
Physical
Anti-Theft FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Dimensions6.89 x 4.72 x 1.77" / 17.5 x 11.99 x 4.5 cm
Weight1.3 lb / 0.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.21 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.3 x 5.7 x 3.2"

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