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Input module, connects up to 16 balanced line-level inputs.
The AN-16/i v.2 Input Module is used to connect up to 16 balanced line-level inputs from a console’s direct outputs, insert points, aux sends, and/or submixes to a personal mixing system or digital snake. When used alone, one AN-16/i v.2 can generate a single 16-channel Pro16 A-Net signal. The A-Net In on the AN-16/i v.2 allows multiple Pro16 input devices (including console cards, AN-16/i-M, AV-M8, and the original AN-16/i) to be connected together to generate the higher channel count Pro16e version of A-Net used by the A360 Personal Mixer.
Analog line-level audio connected to the TRS inputs on the AN-16/i v.2 is converted to digital and transmitted via the Pro16 version of A-Net over Cat-5e cable to Personal Mixers or Pro16 output devices. The AN-16/i v.2 can also generate the enhanced version of Pro16 A-Net, Pro16e, required for use with the A360 Personal Mixer when a second Pro16 input device is connected to its A-Net In jack. The AN-16/i v.2 merges its analog inputs with the incoming A-Net stream, creating the expanded Pro16e digital audio stream. Four slot range switches allow each AN-16/i v.2 in a system to be assigned to one of the four slot ranges supported by the Pro16e protocol, increasing the total audio sources available to the personal mixing system to 64.
Monitor System Building Blocks
The AN-16/i v.2 is typically placed near the front-of-house or monitor console to simplify patching when it is used as the head-end for a Pro16 personal mixing system. Audio from the console—any combination of channel inserts, direct outs, submixes, auxes, or groups—is connected to the TRS input channels on the AN-16/i v.2. A dedicated audio thru jack is available for each input channel, allowing the AN-16/i v.2 to be seamlessly inserted into an existing audio signal path.
When used with A360 Personal Mixers, the Pro16e protocol allows stereo inputs sources to be seamlessly integrated into a personal mixing system. Each odd/even pair of inputs on the AN-16/i v.2 is automatically assigned to a single channel button on the A360 when a stereo source is connected.
Digital Snakes and Audio Networks
Used in conjunction with the AN-16/o v.4 Output Module, the AN-16/i v.2 can also be used in a digital snake as an input path for main return signals from front-of-house to signal processors and amps at the stage. The AN-16SBR System Bridge can be used to combine up to four 16-channel A-Net streams onto a single Cat-5e cable in a variety of bidirectional configurations.