MADI BLADE

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MADI BLADE

The MADI BLADE-3 can be used to interface your existing MADI gear to the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. And, like all BLADEs, it has built-in features like two virtual mixers that make it possible to do much more.

The MADI BLADE-3 is a high-density multichannel I/O BLADE for converting a 64-channel MADI input to data streams on the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network, and converting data streams to 64-channel MADI outputs. These MADI inputs and outputs then become fully integrated audio sources and destinations on the network and can be routed in any way you may desire.

As a bridge to the WheatNet-IP audio network, this 1RU box interfaces to intercom systems, TDM routers, ProTools systems and DAWS that are MADI-capable. It provides 64 bidirectional channels (AES 10) between the WheatNet-IP audio network and another device over one coaxial cable. 

The MADI BLADE-3 uses BNC connectors for coaxial MADI inputs and outputs (1 each), and an SFP (small form-factor pluggable) transceiver slot for fiber connectivity. It has a 1000-base-T (Gigabit) network interface for optimum network speed and reliability.

Like all BLADE-3s, the MADI BLADE-3 has its own CPU and operating system, is AES67 compatible, and has two built-in 8x2 stereo mixers.  It comes with 12 universal logic (GPIO) ports for interfacing various external switches, indicators and devices for control purposes – as well as 128 software logic ports for routing and controlling devices anywhere on the network.

  • 64-channel bidirectional MADI interface
  • BNC connectors for coaxial MADI inputs and outputs (1 each)
  • One SFP transceiver slot for fiber connectivity
  • CPU with OS
  • 24-bit A/D and D/A converters
  • 1RU, no fans
  • AES67 compatible
  • One Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Two stereo 8x2 utility mixers
  • Silence sensing can be applied to any output
  • 12 universal logic ports (GPIO) on 2 RJ45 connectors
  • 128 software logic ports
  • Two colorful OLED displays on front
  • Front panel headphone jack

Specifications for all BLADEs...

 

ANALOG BLADE I/O

Inputs             Electronic differential, >10KΩ (bridging) Optimum source impedance <1KΩ

Outputs          <10Ω, 20Hz-20kHz Optimum load impedance >600Ω

Connectors         

DB25 Female, requires DB25 Male cable end connectors

RJ45, requires straight-wired RJ45 plugs

Frequency response   ±0.25dB, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu

THD+n                      0.04%, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu

Noise                       -85dBu; -109dBr ref max level out

Gain range               ±18db, inputs and outputs

Maximum input         +24dBu

Maximum output       +24dBu

A>D converter          ADC enhanced dual bit, 24 bit resolution

D>A converter          DAC 24bit advanced ∑∆

 

DIGITAL BLADE I/O

Inputs            Balanced 110Ω AES-3, S/PDIF compatible

Outputs          Balanced 110Ω AES-3 only

Connectors         

DB25 Female, requires DB25 Male cable end connectors

RJ45, requires straight-wired RJ45 plugs

Frequency response         Flat, 20Hz-20kHz, ref -20dBFS, +4dBu

THD+n                           0.0009%, 20Hz-20kHz, ref -20dBFS, +4dBu

Noise                            -141dBFS, ref max level out

Gain range                    ±18db, inputs and outputs

Maximum input              0dBFS

Maximum output            0dBFS

Sample rate converters   32-96kHz, 16-24bit, on all inputs

AES channel status         Standard implementation

 

MIC BLADE I/O

Inputs         

Electronic differential, >2KΩ (bridging)

Optimum source impedance <200Ω

Outputs           <10Ω, 20Hz-20kHz  Optimum load impedance >600Ω

Connectors          

XLR-F, requires XLR-M cable connector (microphone inputs)

DB25 female, requires DB25 Male cable end connectors (analog outputs)

RJ45, requires straight-wired RJ45 plugs (analog outputs, logic ports, & gigabit Ethernet

Frequency response     ±0.5dB, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu

THD+n          0.02%, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu

Noise          -85dBu; -109dBr ref max level out

Reference level           -50dBu

Gain range                  +20 to +80dB, inputs; ±18db, outputs

Maximum input           -10dBu

Maximum output          +24dBu

A>D converter            ADC enhanced dual bit, 24 bit resolution

D>A converter            DAC 24bit Advanced ∑∆

 

IP88CB CONSOLE AUDIO BLADE

Inputs

2 analog mic, patchable, with variable gain and +48V phantom

XLR mic in, RJ45 mic out

4 AES digital with SRC, RJ45

4 stereo analog, RJ45

Outputs

4 stereo analog, PGM A-B-C-D, RJ45

1 stereo analog, control room, XLR

1 stereo analog, studio, XLR

1 stereo analog, headphone, phone jack and RJ45

1 stereo analog, cue, phone jack and RJ45

4 AES digital, PGM A-B-C-D, RJ45

Mix Engine                Internal mix engine for E-1 control surface

A>D converter          ADC enhanced dual bit, 24 bit resolution

D>A converter          DAC 24bit advanced ∑∆

Sample Rate Convertors          32-96KHz, 16-24 bit on all digital inputs

 

AURA8-IP PROCESSING BLADE

Inputs         8 AES Digital inputs on “D” connectors and RJ-45.

Outputs        8 AES Digital outputs on both “D” connectors and RJ-45.

Logic          12 Universal Logic ports

Processing: 8 Vorsis Embedded stereo 3-band processing chains, each with 4-band parametric equalizer, 3-way crossover, 3 compressors, three limiters, broadband lookahead limiter

 

Common Specs:

 

LOGIC I/O

Connector       RJ45 (2), 12 channels

Voltage          +5VDC to GND,  +5VDC and GND provided

Current          100mA max source/sink

 

ETHERNET

Connectors   RJ45

Cable          CAT5E or CAT6

Audio transport          Gigabit Ethernet   1000BASE-T, used for all BLADE-to-BLADE audio traffic

Utility interface          100BASE-TX for future use

 

SYSTEM

Sample rate          44.1 or 48kHz, user selectable in software

Sync                    Internal or external, External sync input on any I/O digital BLADE

Reference level     0dBFS=+4dBu (+4dBu=1.23VRMS)

Latency                0.5mS, BLADE to switch to BLADE

 

PHYSICAL 

Dimensions         

19"/48.3cm wide, 1-3/4"/4.5cm high 

13-1/4"/33.7cm deep 

15-1/4"/38.7cm deep with connectors

Shipping weight          14lbs/6.4kg

 

POWER REQUIREMENTS

90-260VAC, 50-60Hz

ip88a: 49VA, 30W 

ip88d: 23VA, 12W 

ip88ad: 35VA, 19W

ip88m: 35VA, 19W 

ip88cb: 35VA, 19W

ip88e: 18VA, 10W

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