The RB-DDA22 is a multiple input and multiple output digital audio distribution amplifier designed to accept one of 5 different digital inputs and output to 22 digital audio outputs of 5 different connector types. It is used for distributing digital audio data in many formats, repeating both the audio data and the status information of the input whilst re-clocking the data and re-normalising to the appropriate standard digital audio levels.
1 x XLR 3 female AES/EBU digital audio input
1 x BNC AES-3id digital audio input
1 x RJ45 AES/EBU digital audio input
1 x RCA Phono S/PDIF input
1 x TOSLink digital audio optical input
Output Signals: 6 x XLR-3 male AES/EBU digital audio outputs
6 x BNC AES-3id digital audio outputs
6 x RJ45 AES/EBU digital audio outputs
2 x RCA Phono S/PDIF outputs
2 x TOSLink optical outputs
The RJ-45 connectors are wired to be StudioHub+ compatible, a format defined by Radio Systems Inc.
Applications include distributing audio from a digital mixing desk to multiple digital recorders, or feeding multiple studios with an output from a USB audio player.
It can accept input sample rates in the range of 30kHz - 200kHz, and bit rates of 16, 20 and 24 bit. So, it can be used for standard CD signal distribution at 16 bit 44.1kHz, as well as for high quality 24 bit 96kHz or 192kHz recording.
The front panel has an INPUT SELECT button and 7 indicator LEDS. The button is used to select the input to be used and shows the mode of operation of the unit. The LEDs will indicate, depending on the mode of operation, the input selected, valid signal presence, or the operational frequency.