The Aviom AN-16/i is a single space rackmount module serving as the A/D input stage of that company's personal monitoring audio network. The unit converts the 16 line level audio channels into compression-free, full bandwidth 24-bit digital data, for transmission conforming to Aviom's proprietary A-Net protocol, sent through a standard Category-5 computer network cable, virtually latency-free, at lengths of up to 500 ft, using the RJ45 A-Net Out and Expansion jacks located on the panel.
The AN-16/i features 16 1/4" rear panel TRS inputs, each with a separate front panel Stereo Link switch, 4-position Gain switch, Signal Present LED, and Clip LED indicators. There is an additional rear panel row of 16 1/4" TRS Thru jacks , which provided exact copies if the input channels, for insertion into an existing audio signal path. The 1/4" connectors accept unbalanced signals as well.
Up to 4 AN-16/i modules may be used, in support of the maximum 64 channels of audio, sending data to any combination of AN-series monitoring components, over a single Category-5 cable.
The AN-16/i, and the entire A-Net series, represents a genuinely innovative development in wired personal monitoring technology, for the benefit of live music performance and studio recording, commercial and institutional installations, theater installations, and houses of worship, at a breakthrough price point.