Aviom DS48 48 x 16 Digital Snake System

Aviom DS48 48 x 16 Digital Snake System

Aviom DS48 48 x 16 Digital Snake System

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Aviom DS48 48 x 16 Digital Snake System

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  • 1Description

The DS48 48 x 16 Digital Snake System from Aviom provides digital connectivity for up to 48 inputs and 16 returns between the stage and the FOH (front of house) mix position. A single Cat-5e cable is used for interconnection via the included pair of SB4 System Bridges. Cables can be up to 500' long.

Three AN-16/i-M Mic Input Modules provide the 48 inputs. Each input channel features a three-segment level meter, a continuously variable gain knob, a phase reverse switch, 48V phantom power, and a rumble filter with a roll-off of 85 Hz. Each input module also has a built-in passive splitter allowing the input signals to be sent to additional consoles, recording devices, etc. The AN-16/i v.2 Input Module provides the 16 line-level returns. The four AN-16/o v.4 Output Modules feature 16 balanced DB25 multi-pin connector outputs each. The analog outputs can be set (per channel pair) to +24 dBu, +18 dBu, +4 dBu, or mic level.

The DS48 can be used with nearly any console, and all signals in the system can be split as needed, by connecting additional output modules.

  • SB4 System Bridge
    The SB4 System Bridge from Aviom combines up to 64-channels from four Pro16 or Pro16e A-Net streams onto a single Cat-5 cable, simplifying cabling when using any of the Pro16 series products for personal mixing, digital snakes, or audio distribution systems. All network connections utilize heavy-duty locking Neutrik EtherCon connectors. The SB4 combines up to four 16-channel A-Net streams from digital console cards or analog input modules and transports the data over a single Cat-5 cable. The A-Net Bridge output carries up to 64 channels between the SB4 System Bridge and either another SB4 System Bridge or a D800 A-Net Distributor.

    Additionally, many Pro16 products may be connected to a Pro64 A-Net system with the addition of the ASI A-Net Systems Interface. By separating the 64-channel Pro64 stream into up to four 16-channel Pro16 outputs, the ASI translates the Pro64 A-Net data into Pro16 data. 

    • Four A-Net I/O ports on the rear panel (16 channels each)
    • Neutrik EtherCon connectors
    • One front-panel A-Net Bridge output (up to 64 channels), with EtherCon connector
    • Simplifies the connection of multiple digital console cards to A360 Personal Mixers
    • Multiple SB4 units can be used to create digital snake systems
    • Requires no power supply


    • D800 A-Net Distributor
    • D800 Dante A-Net Distributor
    • A-16II Personal Mixer
    • A-16R Rack-Mounted Personal Mixer
    • A-16D A-Net Distributor
    • A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor
    • AN-16/i Input Module
    • AN-16/i v.2 Input Module
    • AV-M8 Input Module
    • AN-16/i-M Mic Input Module
    • Y1 console interface card for use with Yamaha consoles
    • AN-16/o Output Module
    • AV-P2 Output Module
    • Third-party Pro16 console interface cards
  • AN-16/i-M - Microphone Input Module
    The Aviom AN-16/i-M is a rackmount microphone/line input module that allows microphone-level signals to be used with that company's AN-Series Distributed Audio Network products to create digital snakes, for extended personal monitoring and mixing.

    The unit contains 16 high-headroom microphone preamps with 24-bit A-to-D converters. Each channel contains a three-segment level LED meter, a gain control knob, a phase reverse switch, a 48-volt phantom power switch with LED indicator, and a low end filter with an 85 Hz rolloff. Each pair of channels is equipped with a Stereo Link switch, allowing stereo operation when connected to a Pro16 Monitor Mixing System.

    Connectivity includes 16 XLR mic or 1/4" line-level combo inputs, balanced or unbalanced, and the 16 passive mic thru connectors create a built-in microphone splitter. Balanced insert points with separate 1/4" Send and Return jacks allow for standard connection with external outboard processors.

    Two parallel A-Net outputs allow the module to send A-Net data to multiple destinations, allowing for simultaneous patching to a monitor console and a front-of-house console. A separate A-Net Expansion jack allows the unit to be combined with other AN-Series products and to transfer up to 32 channels of audio over a single standard Cat-5 cable, with cable runs of up to 500' between devices.

    Sixteen high-headroom mic preamplifiers, with 24-bit A-to-D converters
    Mic- or line-level inputs for Digital Snake, passive splitter for simplified connection to exiting tour or installation setup
    Functions as a stand-alone mic preamp, insert Send alternate function as line output
    XLR mic or 1/4-inch TRS balanced line-level inputs on combo jacks
    48-volt phantom power per channel with LED indicator, three-segment level LED metering
    Continuously variable gain knob, phase reverse switch, and rumble filter switch (85Hz rolloff) per channel
    Stereo Channel Link switch per channel pair, built-in mic splitter
    Balanced insert 1/4" TRS send and return jacks for outboard gear, dual A-Net outputs allow A-Net data routing to 2 separate destinations
    A-Net Expansion port for use with other AN-Series distributed audio network products with up to 500' cable runs
    Internal universal power supply for international use, standard IEC connector cable
  • AN-16/o V.4 16-Channel Analog Output Module for Pro16 Digital Snake Network System
    The Aviom AN-16/o V.4 16-Channel Analog Output Module adds an additional 16 output connectors to the Aviom Pro16 series digital network snake systems. This flexible, digital output module features 16 outputs on balanced DB25-pin connectors and switchable output level controls with +24dBu, +18dBu, +4dBu, and mic level switched on each channel.

    Pro16 series audio quality and flexible routing is uncompromised with 24-bit D/A converters and variable sample rates from +/- 44.1kHz to 192kHz. Cat-5e connections seamlessly integrate the AN-16/o V.4 with Aviom's Pro16 Network systems for up to 500 feet, and makes the output module ideally suited for providing additional outputs to FOH consoles, multi-track recorders and other applications.

    16 balanced mic- or line-level outputs
    Four-position output level switch per channel pair
    +24, +18, and +4dBu line-level, or mic-level outputs
    Converts A-Net digital stream to 16 analog audio channels
    48kHz, 24-bit D/A converters
    Unlimited splits and digital copies
    Optional AN-16SBR System Bridge combines up to 4 A-Net streams onto one cable
    Cat-5e cable runs up to 500 feet (150 meters) between devices
  • AN-16/i V.2 Input Module
    The AN-16/i v.2 Input Module from Aviom is used to connect up to 16 balanced line-level inputs from a console’s direct outputs, insert points, aux sends, and/or submixes to a personal mixing system or digital snake. When used alone, one AN-16/i v.2 Input Module can generate a single 16-channel Pro16 A-Net signal. The module converts the 16 line-level analog audio channels into uncompressed 24-bit, 48kHz digital audio data.

    The input module includes an A-Net input jack for connecting up to 3 additional Pro16 series input devices. It merges its analog inputs with the incoming A-Net stream, creating the expanded Pro16e digital audio stream utilized by Aviom’s A360 Personal Mixer. The digital audio data is output on standard Cat-5e cables.

    The front panel of the input module has 8 4-position input level/gain sensitivity switches, stereo channel link switches for every channel pair, and per-channel signal present and clip LEDs. Digital network connections on the rear panel include one A-Net in jack and one A-Net out jack.

    The rear panel of the AN-16/i v.2 Input Module also features 16 analog audio inputs with balanced 1/4” TRS jacks. An audio thru jack for each input allows the module to be inserted seamlessly into an existing audio signal path. The input module can be used with any line-level analog audio signal such as console direct outs, inserts, or auxiliary sends.

    The AN-16/i v.2 Input Module works in conjunction with Aviom’s modular Pro16 digital snake and audio distribution system products to support a range of flexible configurations including 16x0, 32x0, 48x0, 64x0, 16x16, 32x16, 32x32, and 48x16. All configurations support an unlimited number of digital splits with no loss in audio quality.

    Converts 16 line-level analog audio channels to a Pro16e A-Net digital stream
    A-Net In with 4-position slot range selector switch for generating Pro16e A-Net for A360 personal mixers
    16 balanced line-level inputs (1/4" TRS connectors)
    16 balanced line-level Thru jacks (1/4" TRS connectors)
    48 kHz, 24-bit A/D converters
    4-position gain sensitivity switch per channel pair (+22, +4, 0, -10dB)
    Stereo Link switches for each channel pair
    Signal present and clip LEDs per channel
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Power Cable
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Parts & Labor
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • SB4 System Bridge
    A-Net Input/Output Four EtherCon RJ45 connectors; rear panel
    A-Net Bridge One EtherCon RJ45 connector, front panel
    A-Net Cables Use unshielded Cat-5e UTP (or better) cable
    A-Net Cable Length Pro16 Applications: 500 feet (150 m)
    Pro16e Applications: 400 feet (122 m)
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.8 x 19.0 x 1.3" / 4.4 x 48.3 x 3.2 cm
    Weight 1.0 lb / 0.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.2 x 5.1 x 2.3"
  • AN-16/i-M - Microphone Input Module
    Frequency Response Send Jack: -0.3dB @ 20kHz (all gain settings)
    A/D: -0.1dB @ 20kHz (-0.4dB @ 20.0kHz, measured from Mic or Line in)
    -3dB @ 1.5Hz (-3dB @ 2.0Hz, measured from Mic or Line in)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Send jack: -113dB (Gain = minimum)
    A/D: -105dB Reference = +14dBu (A/D clip point)
    Analog to Digital Converter 24-bit
    D to A Converters No
    Channel Separation Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum Input Level Mic: +14 dBu
    Line: +28 dBu
    Impedance Mic: 2.4 Ohms
    Line(TRS): 33 kOhms
    Insert Return: 39 kOhms
    Input Pad Switch No
    Output Level Nominal: 0 dBu(Insert Send)
    Peak: +14 dBu(Insert Send)
    Input Connections 16 x XLR Female/1/4" TRS Phone Combo
    16 x 1/4" TRS Send/Return Inserts
    Output Connections 16 x XLR Male Thru
    2 x A-Net(Main and Aux)Cat-5 Connectors
    1 x A-Net Expansion Cat-5
    Input Cable XLR or 1/4" TRS(Bal/Unbal)
    Power Requirements Internal, Universal Switching Type:
    100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 60W
    Battery Life Not Applicable
    Limiting No
    Equalization Low Cut Filter, 3dB @85 Hz, -18dB per octave
    Personal Mix Control 16 x Gain Control Knobs
    16 x Low Cut Filter Switches
    16 x Phase Reverse Switches
    16 x 48V Phantom Power Switches
    16 x 3-Segment Level LED's
    8 x Stereo Link Switches
    Dimensions 19 x 9.25 x 5.25" (482.6 x 234.9 x 133.3mm)
    Weight 12 lb (5.4 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.0 x 12.0 x 9.0"
  • AN-16/o V.4 16-Channel Analog Output Module for Pro16 Digital Snake Network System
    ADC 24-Bit
    DAC 24-Bit
    Sample Rates 1x: 39.7-52kHz
    2x: 79.4-104kHz
    4x: 158.8-208kHz
    Analog Outputs DB25 multipin connectors (2); Tascam analog audio pinout
    Digital Inputs Aviom A-Net
    Digital Outputs Aviom A-Net
    Other Connectors RS232 Remote
    MIDI IN and Out
    Maximum Output Level Variable: +24dBu, +18dBu, +4dBu, and Mic
    Frequency Response 3dB: 2Hz and 23kHz
    +/- 0.5dB: 10Hz-22kHz (at 1x sample rate)
    THD + N < .002% at -10dBFS
    Dimensions 19 x 5.7 x 1" (482.6 x 146 x 25.4mm)
    Weight 6.8lb (3.8 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.1 x 9.6 x 5.8"
  • AN-16/i V.2 Input Module
    Input Audio Inputs: 16, balanced line-level
    TRS Inputs: Tip: Audio +, Ring: Audio -, Sleeve: Ground
    TRS Thru: Tip: Audio +, Ring: Audio -, Sleeve: Ground
    A/D Conversion 48 kHz, 24-bit
    Input Level +22dBu, +4dBu, 0dBu, -10dBV
    Maximum Input Level: +22dBu
    Gain Gain Settings: 4-position gain switch, per channel pair
    Metering 2 LEDs per channel
    Green: Signal present
    Red: Clip
    Operating Stereo Operation: Stereo link, per channel pair
    2-position switch (mono, stereo)
    Input Impedance 17.8 kΩ
    Frequency Response 4 Hz to 22 kHz +0.2dB/-3dB
    THD + N < 0.003%
    Crosstalk -90dB
    Signal to Noise Ratio 90dB typical (Unweighted), A/D to D/A
    Measured from AN-16/i v.2 to AN-16/o output module
    Bit Error Rate 10-12
    Digital Output 1 x A-Net out; RJ45 connector
    Digital Input 1 x A-Net in; RJ45 connector
    A-Net Input/Output A-Net Pro16e Slots: 4-position Slot Range switch assigns the A-Net output to occupy Slots 1 to 16, 17 to 32, 33 to 48, or 49 to 64

    A-Net uses unshielded CAT-5e UTP (or better) cable.

    Cable Length A-Net Cable Length: 400.0' (122.0 m)
    Latency <0.880 ms (measured from analog input to analog output)
    Power Supply External, DC, universal switching type
    Input Voltage 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 30 VA
    Output Voltage 18 to 24 VDC, 0.5 A
    Plug Plug Size: 0.07" (2.00 mm)
    Dimensions (WxD) 19.0 x 5.7" (482.6 x 146.0 mm)
    Height 1U high
    Weight 6.8 lb (3.0 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.0 x 9.5 x 4.1"

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