The RME ADI-6432R BNC 64-Channel 192 kHz MADI/AES Format Converter (Single-Mode) offers broadcasters the ease of integration and fail-safe operation through the utilization of industry standard BNC connectors and dual redundant power supplies, while offering 64 channels of I/O capability. The BNC version targets broadcast and professional users who require AES-3id connections - coaxial 75Ω cables with up to 984.2' (300m) length. Typical applications include 2 ADI-6432R converter used as digital multicore, or 1 unit used as an AES-3id frontend for the HDSPe MADI card. Up to 192 kHz at 24 bits is supported. With the built-in 2 height units, the ADI-6432R BNC converter provides enough space for all connectors and control elements.
AES-3id, an extension to the AES-3 standard also known as AES/EBU, carries the exact same data as the latter, but uses a different cable (75Ω unbalanced instead of 110Ω balanced) with different connectors (BNC instead of XLR) and low voltage (1 Vpp instead of 4 Vpp). Therefore, the ADI-6432R BNC converter has 64 BNC connectors on its back. The ADI-6432R BNC Converter also provides both coaxial (BNC) and optical (SC plug to multi-mode glass fiber) MADI connectors. MADI handles 64 channels of 24-bit audio at sampling frequencies up to 48 kHz, 32 channels up to 96 kHz, and 16 channels up to 192 kHz. All channels are transferred across a single cable, either coaxial (BNC) or optical network cable. In both cases, cable lengths of more than 328' (100m) can be achieved. The ADI-6432R Converter accepts 56-channel and 64-channel MADI formats, as well as 96k frame at its input, and can be set to generate those formats at its output.
The ADI-6432R Converter, available with Single-Mode MADI connectors, is compatible to existing single-mode networks and to MADI signal distribution over extremely long distances (up to 10km).