April 2013 Issue
New Gear

Four Audio Launching Dante-Enabled DBS1 at PL+S

Four Audio DBS1FRANKFURT, Germany — Four Audio, which develops and markets loudspeaker measurement and management solutions, and its OEM partner, Audinate, announced DBS1, a 2 channel breakout box built on Audinate’s new Dante Ultimo solution, along with two new configurations to their DBO1 breakout box.

More details from Audinate (www.audinate.com):

Audinate the inventor of Dante, the award winning digital media networking solution, and OEM partner Four Audio, developers of high-end loudspeaker measurement and management solutions for professional audio, today announced the launch of two new products at PL&S.

The first is a new product called the DBS1, a 2 channel breakout box built on Audinate’s new Dante Ultimo solution. It’s metal housing is smaller than a 9.5" and features 2 balanced symmetrical analog inputs with programmable sensitivity (-46 to +14 dBu), switchable 48V phantom power, a low cut filter and has 118 dB dynamic range. The 2 balanced analog outputs deliver 14 dBu maximum output.

“The DBS1 is ideally suited for providing a small, inexpensive audio connection anywhere without much infrastructure,” says Rainer Thaden, Four Audio’s Managing Director. Thaden adds, “We put a lot of attention on high audio quality to make it usable in PA systems. The DBS1 is also an ideal external 2 channel soundcard for PCs or notebooks.” For OEM / high volume customers, Four Audio offers designs tailored to their needs to eliminate unnecessary costs.

Dante is built on IT standards, and is a complete media networking solution. Dante delivers a low-latency, tightly synchronized, sample-accurate playback, while simplifying installation and configuration of AV networks. Ultimo is Audinate’s cost-effective solution to networking low channel networked devices.

“Since the launch of Ultimo in January 2013, we are seeing rapid adoption from our OEMs developing new and innovative products”, says Lee Ellison, Audinate’s CEO. “Four Audio has shown an ability to understand what the market needs, and getting it to that market in record time.”

Four Audio will also be making available two new configurations to their successful DBO1 breakout box. The DBO1 is a Dante enabled breakout box providing 8 analog output channels and optional 4 AES outputs. The new configuration will offer 4 balanced symmetrical analog inputs from -46 to +14 dBu and either 48V phantom power or ICP constant current supply.

The DBO1 with ICP supply is ideally suited for industrial measurement applications with many widely distributed sensors. It enables to connect measurement microphones, piezo transducers, accelerometers, to a sensor network over Ethernet, allowing remote measurements over large distances with no trouble.

To see more of what Four Audio has to offer, stop by Hall 8, Stand E36 at PL&S

About Four Audio

Four Audio is a German company founded by audio and signal processing specialists. They develop high-end loudspeaker measurement and management solutions for professional audio under their own brand as well as OEM. Visit www.fouraudio.com for more information.


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