• 16/32-Channel Analogue-Dante-Analogue Converter | Tascam ML-16D/ML-32D
  • ML-16 Front view | Tascam ML-16D/ML-32D
  • ML-32 Front view | Tascam ML-16D/ML-32D
  • Rear view ML-16 | Tascam ML-16D/ML-32D
  • ML-32 Rear view | Tascam ML-16D/ML-32D
  • ML-16/ML-32 Rear view | Tascam ML-16D/ML-32D
  • ML-16 Left angle view | Tascam ML-16D/ML-32D
  • ML-32 Left angle view | Tascam ML-16D/ML-32D

ML-16D and ML-32D are compact, high-quality analogue-Dante-analogue converters designed to transfer 16 or 32 analogue audio channels over a Dante network in both directions. Space-saving 25-pin D-sub connectors are provided for use with optional breakout boxes to input and output balanced, line-level analogue audio signals. Two Ethernet connectors (Dante Primary/Secondary) are available for redundant operation using two separate networks.

The units feature indicators for operation status and current sample rate as well as overload LEDs for each input and signal LEDs for each input and output. Switches on the rear side allow the user to set the required maximum input/output level. Any other settings, such as sampling frequency, channel routing or latency, can be made by the freely available “Dante Controller” computer application.

Dante is a network technology by Audinate offering high-performance audio distribution over standard IP networks. It supports hundreds of simultaneous channels of uncompressed audio with ultra-low latency and accurate synchronization.

Options

32-Channel Breakout Box | Tascam BO-32DE
BO-32DE: 32-Channel Breakout Box (Euroblock / D-Sub 25-pin)
16-Channel Input Breakout Box | Tascam BO-16DX/IN
BO-16DX/IN: 16-Channel Input Breakout Box (XLR female / D-Sub 25-pin)
16-Channel Output Breakout Box | Tascam BO-16DX/OUT
BO-16DX/OUT: 16-Channel Output Breakout Box (XLR male / D-Sub 25-pin)

Features at a glance

  • Analogue-Dante-Analogue converter for 16 (ML-16D) or 32 (ML-32D) line-level audio channels
  • Dante interface allows up to 16/32 audio channels to be transferred over an Ethernet network
    • Two LAN connectors for primary and secondary networks provide redundancy
    • Flexible routing with ”Dante Controller” software
    • AES67 is supported to allow connection with Ravenna and other compatible audio network technologies
  • Up to 96 kHz sampling rate and 24 bit resolution
  • Indicators for operation status and current sample rate
  • Overload indicators for analogue input signals
  • Signal indicators for analogue input and output signals
  • Five different reference levels available to adapt to virtually any application in consumer, professional or broadcast environments (selectable via rear-side switches)
  • 25-pin D-sub connectors for balanced line inputs/outputs (AES59-2012:TASCAM pin assignment)
    • Euroblock breakout box can be used for fixed installation (BO-32DE)
    • XLR breakout boxes can be used for live music or studio applications (BO-16DX/IN, BO-16DX/OUT)
  • 19-inch rack-mountable chassis (1U)

Specifications

Ratings
Audio resolution 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, 16/24 bit
Analogue audio inputs
Connectors D-sub 25-pin
Locking screws No. 4-40 UNC (inch type)
Nominal input level +4 dBu, +6 dBu (only when maximum input level is +15 dBu)
Maximum input level +24 dBu, +22 dBu, +20 dBu, +18 dBu, +15 dBu
(set by REF. LEVEL switches)
Input impedance ≥10 kΩ
Analogue audio outputs
Connectors D-sub 25-pin
Locking screws No. 4-40 UNC (inch type)
Nominal output level +4 dBu, +6 dBu (only when maximum output level is +15 dBu)
Maximum output level +24 dBu, +22 dBu, +20 dBu, +18 dBu, +15 dBu
(set by REF. LEVEL switches)
Output impedance ≤200 Ω
Applicable load impedance ≥2 kΩ
Network inputs/outputs
Dante PRIMARY/SECONDARY RJ-45 connectors
  Transmission protocol Dante
  Network standard Gigabit Ethernet, 1000BASE-T (IEEE 802.3ab)
  Cable requirements Cat 5e or better STP cables
Audio performance
ANALOG IN to DANTE OUT
  Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, +0.1 dB / –0.5 dB
(–16 dBFS input, 44.1/48 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
20 Hz – 40 kHz, +0.1 dB / –0.5 dB
(–16 dBFS input, 88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
  Distortion (THD+N) ≤0.001 %
(–1 dBFS input, 1 kHz, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
  S/N ratio ≥113 dB
(44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
  Crosstalk ≥115 dB
(1 kHz, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
DANTE IN to ANALOG OUT
  Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz, +0.1 dB / –0.5 dB
(–16 dBFS input, 44.1/48 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
20 Hz – 40 kHz, +0.1 dB / –1.0 dB
(–16 dBFS input, 88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
  Distortion (THD+N) ≤0.001 %
(–1 dBFS input, 1 kHz, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
  S/N ratio ≥110 dB
(44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
  Crosstalk ≥115 dB
(1 kHz, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz sampling frequency, JEITA)
Power supply and other specifications
Power supply AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption ML-32D: 22 W
ML-16D: 14 W
Dimensions (W × H × D) 483 mm × 45 mm × 304 mm
Weight ML-32D: 3.5 kg
ML-16D: 3.3 kg
Operating temperature range 0–40 °C

Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

Last modified: 2018-11-19 16:15:37 UTC