Aviom DS48

48x16 Digital Snake with 48 Mic/Line Inputs and 16 Line-level Returns
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Aviom DS48
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Big Digital Snake

No - it's not an album title. We're talking about stage snakes - digital ones. Why digital? In a word: freedom. Freedom from the noise and bulk you get with analog snakes. The Aviom DS48 Digital Snake gives you quick and quiet digital connectivity between stage and front of house for up to 48 mic/line inputs and 16 line-level returns. The included pair of AN-16SBR System Bridges simplify your setup, with all audio data traveling over a single Cat-5e cable (up to 500' - not included) between stage and FOH. Now that's got to simplify things for you considerably.

Each input channel on the three included AN-16/i-M Mic Input Modules contains a three-segment level meter, a continuously variable gain control, phase reverse, 48-volt phantom power, and an 85Hz rumble filter. The 16 balanced outputs on the four included AN-16/o v.4 Output Modules are supplied via DB-25 multipin connectors. Analog outputs can be set (per channel pair) to +24dBu, +18dBu, +4dBu, or mic level.

The DS48 may be used with nearly any mixer, and all signals in the system may be split as necessary, simply by connecting additional output modules in the split location. What an elegant solution! If you mix in several venues a month (or week), you know that live sound can be messy. It takes a big digital snake to do the job.

Aviom DS48 48x16 Digital Snake System Features at a Glance:
  • 48 mic/line inputs and 16 line-level returns
  • The DS48 48x16 Digital Snake System consists of:
  • 3 AN-16/i-M Mic Input Modules, each with:
    • Sixteen high-quality mic preamplifiers, with 24-bit A-to-D converters
    • 48-volt phantom power on each channel
    • XLR mic or 1/4-inch TRS balanced line-level inputs on combo jacks
    • Continuously variable gain, phase reverse, and 85Hz rolloff per channel
    • Stereo Link switch per pair of channels
    • Built-in passive mic splitter
    • Balanced insert send and return jacks (1/4-inch TRS)
    • Dual A-Net outputs
  • 1 AN-16/i Input Module:
    • Sixteen balanced audio inputs (1/4-in TRS connectors)
    • Sixteen balanced Thru connectors (TRS)
    • A-Net Out and A-Net Expansion network connections (RJ45)
    • Stereo Link switches for each channel pair
    • Four-position gain switches (+22, +4, 0, -10dB)
    • Signal present and clip LEDs per channel
  • 4 AN-16/o v.4 Output Modules, each with:
    • 16 balanced mic- or line-level outputs
    • Four-position output level switch per channel pair
    • +24, +18, and +4dBu line-level, or mic-level outputs
    • 48kHz, 24-bit D/A converters
    • Unlimited splits and digital copies
  • 1pr AN-16SBR System Bridges, each featuring:
    • Four Neutrik EtherCon connectors, labeled A, B, C, and D (16 channels each)
    • One Neutrik EtherCon connector for Bridge output (up to 64 channels)
    • Requires no power supply
    • Cat-5e cable Not Included
    • Multiple AN-16SBR units can be used to create complex systems
  • Cat-5e cable Not Included
Simplify your live shows with Aviom's DS48 Digital Snake!

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Tech Specs

Channels 48 x 16
Manufacturer Part Number DS48

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See also: Aviom, Aviom Stage Snakes