ESI PLANET 22X Professional 2-In/2-Out Dante Audio Interface


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    PLANET 22X - Overview

    ESI planet 22x is a revolutionary new audio interface that combines the most modern networking audio technology based on the popular Dante protocol with the requirements of a professional high end desktop recording audio interface in studio and in mobile environments.

    The audio interface is equipped with ultra high quality 24-bit / 96kHz AD converters with 118dB(a) dynamic range and 24-bit / 96kHz DA converters with 123dB(a) dynamic range. The two balanced analog line inputs can also be used with the integrated ultra low noise and precise professional microphone preamplifiers and the special Hi-Z instrument input stages. The balanced master line output can be controlled with a high precission master level step-potentiometer, plus there is a high quality headphone amplifier on the unit.

    planet 22x can be powered either via an included 12V DC power supply or via the network cable as a PoE (Power over Ethernet) device. This makes it possible to use the interface even when there is no power outlet close by.

    By supporting Dante, planet 22x combines and works with any other Dante devices in an IP audio network, which makes it also a cost effective solution to extend any existing network with additional audio channels, yet it has also been designed to be a flexible professional audio interface using the Dante Virtual Soundcard for any modern recording applications on both Mac and PC - in any professional studio environment.

    Bundled Software
    In order to get you started right out of the box, planet 22x ships with a powerful software package for professional recording, creation of your own songs, mixing of any audio content and much more. The following applications are currently included:

    Dante Virtual Soundcard
    Bitwig Studio 8-Track
    inTone 2 ESI Edition
    Deckadance LE v2

    Note: Depending on the production date, it can sometimes be possible that a different software package is included with the planet 22x at a local reseller. The actual content is mentioned on the retail box of the product itself.

    • Features:

      • Dante network audio interface with 2 analog inputs and 2 analog outputs
      • 2 balanced XLR / TRS combo inputs
      • 2 balanced XLR outputs
      • High end 24-bit / 96kHz AD converters with 118dB(a) dynamic range
      • High end 24-bit / 96kHz DA converters with 123dB(a) dynamic range
      • Per channel professional low noise microphone preamplifiert with adjustable gain
      • +48V phantom power for connected microphones
      • Per channel high quality Hi-Z instrument input stage
      • Precise step-potentiometer to control the master output level of the line outputs
      • High quality adjustable headphone output
      • 12V DC power supply included
      • Power supply via network cable possible (PoE / Power over Ethernet)
      • License of the Dante Virtual Soundcard for Mac / PC included
      • Supports Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 with WDM and ASIO 2.0
      • Supports macOS via CoreAudio
      • Includes license of Deckadance LE from Stanton
      • Includes Bitwig Studio 8-Track digital audio workstation software
      • Dimensions roughly 6.88 inch x 4.72 inch x 1.77 inch (17.5cm x 12.0cm x 4.5cm)
    • Specifications:

      • Channels
        Input: 2
        Output: 2
      • Sample Frequencies: 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz
      • Bit-depth: 16, 24 and 32 Bit
      • Network Interface RJ45: 100 BASE-TX (with PoE support)
      • Inputs
        2 x balanced XLR Mic input (+48V phantom power selectable).
        2 x balanced XLR oder TRS Line Input.
        2 x HI-Z TS unbalanced instrument input (selectable).
      • Analog Inputs Gain:
        Mic: +19dB (@gain min, -1dBu max) +67dB(@Gain max, -49dBu max )
        HI-Z: +13dB (@gain min, +5dBu max) +42dB(@Gain max, -24dBu max )
        Line: ±0dB (@gain min, +18.5dBu max) +29dB(@Gain max, -10.5dBu max )
      • Impedance:
        Mic: 1.5K ohm
        Analog inputs: 10K ohm (1/4" TRS), 3K ohm (XLR)
        Input S/N > 118dB
      • Input THD-N (gain: min/middle/max):
        Mic -99.8dB/-96.9dB/-79.4dB
        HI-Z -100dB/-96.2dB/-78.6dB
        Line -102dB/-96.6dB/-84.9dB
        Dynamic range > 118dB
        Frequency Response 20Hz to 20KHz ±0.1dB
        Crosstalk -110dB
      • Signal LED:
        green > -18dBFS
        orange > -6dBFS
        red >= 0dBFS
      • Outputs:
        2 balanced XLR Line output channels (+8.4dBu max).
        Outputs with step potentiometer Master-Volume control.
        Separate controllable Stereo headphone output (+10dBu max)
      • Analog Outputs:
        Maximum Output Level XLR: +8.4dBu/H.P.: +10dBu max
        Output THD+N: XLR -110dB /H.P, -107dB A-weighted(@-3dBFS )
        Impedance XLR: 110 ohm / H.P, 32~600 ohm
        Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20KHz ±0.05dB
        Crosstalk XLR: -110dB / H.P. -105dB (20Hz~20KHz)
        Output S/N: > 123dB
        Dynamic range: > 123dB
      • Power:
        Power consumption: 5.4W (Typcial)
        Power over Ethernet (PoE): IEEE 802.3af compliant
        Input voltage range 36V to 57V
        Maximum Output Power: 12V

    PLANET 22X - Required Accessories

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