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MultiDyne C16A-2DANTE

Abel Code: MTD-C16A-2DANTE
Mfr. Code: C16A-2DANTE
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A 3G/HD/SD-SDI 16 Channel Embedded Audio Monitor.
Key Highlights
  • 3G/HD/SD SDI Input
  • Monitor up to 16 Channels
  • Reclocked SDI Output


The C16A-2DANTE is a compact and lightweight 2 RU 16 Channel SDI embedded audio monitoring system that provides visual and aural monitoring of all 16 channels of audio from a 3G/HD/SD-SDI signal. Additionally the C16A2DANTE connects directly to your Dante IP audio network.

By using the Dante controller in a “set & forget” mode you can route any 16 channels of audio on your Dante IP audio network to the 16 audio meters on the front panel display.

A large vacuum flourescent display on the front panel displays the audio levels on 16 bar graph VU/PPM meters and simultaneously provides ITU1770-3 loudness measurements. Additionally SDI signal status, group audio prescence and a reset timer for the LKFS meter are also visable on the display.

With simplicity in mind the C16A-2DANTE has been designed with an intuitive user interface to allow for easy access to the signals you need to monitor. Twelve illuminated pushbuttons located directly below the meters provide intuitve audio channel source selection and L/R Solo, DIS, SUM, and Lt/Rt Downmix modes directly from the front panel. The DIS pushbutton toggles the display between the SDI input source and the Dante IP audio network input.

A military spec rotary shaft encoder is used to provide volume control with a unique push to mute speaker function. Also located on the front panel is a 1/4” jack for use when headphones are required. The units internal speakers are muted once a headset has been plugged in.

The rear panel allows for a single 3G/HD/SD-SDI input and provides a reclocked SDI output. An RJ45 connector provides the connection to the Dante audio network. Two 3-pin terminal block connectors provide a stereo analog audio output that can be used to drive a set of studio grade powered speakers. The GPI connector can be jumpered to allow the front panel volume control to control the monitor output level. A separate RJ45 connector provides an ethernet connection to connect the C16A-2DANTE to the openGear dashboard software to allow access to loudness measurement settings, software updates, and remote monitoring.

The C16A-2DANTE is powered by an external power supply included with the unit. A secondary power supply connector is provided for those applications where an optional redundant power supply may be desired.



Coaxial Serial Data Input/Output (1+1)


75-ohm BNC
Bit Rate270 Mbps – 2.970 Gbps
Cable Auto Equalization

80m Belden 1694A @ 2.97 Gbps
120m Belden 1694A @ 1.485 Gbps
200m Belden 1694A @ 270 Mbps

StandardsSMPTE 424M, 292M, 259M-C DVB-ASI
Return Loss< 15dB @ 5 MHz – 1.5 GHz
< 10dB @ 1.5 GHz – 3.0 GHz
Level800 mVp-p nominal
Alignment Jitter < 0.3 UI

Dante Network Interface (1)

Data Rates10/100/1000Mbps
ConnectorRJ45 Cat5e

AES Output (4)

Connector75-ohm BNC
Level1 Vp-p nominal
Sample rate32KHz-96Khz

Analog Audio Monitor(2 balanced)

-20dBFs=+4dBu nominal
Max outputUnbalanced, 15Vp-p max
Freq responseUnbalanced, 3Vp-p max
Connector 3 pin terminal block


What's in the Box

  • MultiDyne C16A-2DANTE


Key Highlights

  • 3G/HD/SD SDI Input
  • Monitor up to 16 Channels
  • Reclocked SDI Output
  • Onboard 5.1 Surround Sound Downmixer
  • Redundant Power Supply Option
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