The TASCAM ML-16D is a professional Dante-focused converter made specifically to insert or extract analog audio into or out of a Dante (Digital Audio Network Through Ethernet) network using external breakout devices that utilize Sub-D format connectors.
A powerful and flexible solution, the TASCAM ML-316D has 2 D-Sub inputs and 2 D-Sub outputs, which can easily be connected to any of the many devices that utilize D-Sub connectors such as microphone preamplifiers, large and small format console mixers, audio interfaces, amplifiers, and euro block connector devices. This simple, yet elegant, solution enables audio to be quickly and easily inserted into - or extracted from - the Dante audio stream.
Primary and secondary connectors enable building a redundant system with a duplex network. Should the primary network route fails the ML-16D automatically switches to the secondary network route. This highly secure system prevents interruption and introduces no noise during the switch.
Since inception, Dante has seen steady adoption by a growing number of systems integrators, especially those specializing in AVB (Audio Video Bridging). In addition, Dante continues to gain a foothold in the live sound arena, with hundreds of hardware products from various manufacturers supporting this innovative communications protocol. These live sound applications include: House of Worship (HOW), institutional installations, theaters, audio for stadiums and other public facilities and broadcast.
The TASCAM ML-16D features selectable reference level setting from 5 maximum level options: +24dBu, +22dBu, +20dBu, and +18dBu (the standard level is +4dBu) and +15dBu (the standard level is +6dBu), which can accommodate to a variety of purposes including professional use in broadcasting studios, public address systems and recording environments.