A New Analog-to-Dante Audio Interface Hits The Streets


LAS VEGAS — Wisconsin-based tech company Sound Devices is bringing to market a new MD-4 Analog-to-Dante Audio Interface.

The interface makes it public debut here in Southern Nevada, at the 2017 NAB Show. The MD-4 is targeted to ship by May 15.

The MD-4 connects analog audio to Dante audio networks and includes four high-gain microphone or line-level inputs and four balanced analog outputs.

Inputs or outputs can be routed to either headphone jack (front or back panel) for signal monitoring, with LED metering.

Sound Devices co-founder Jon Tatooles commented, “Audinate’s Dante has become a popular interconnection for both program audio as well as communication channels. The MD-4 is the perfect companion to those rack-mount recorders or any Dante-enabled system.”

The MD-4 inputs have a 70 dB gain range and include selectable phantom power and high-pass filter. Each input has an LED level meter adjacent to its front panel input. Outputs are on back-panel-mounted XLR connectors.

The 1U rack-mountable MD-4 can be powered from either 100-240 VAC or 10-18 VDC on four-pin XLR. This powering flexibility allows the MD-4 to be equally at home in both fixed and mobile applications.

Audinate’s Dante audio-over-Ethernet has emerged as a new standard for high-performance digital audio networks.

Being fully Dante compatible, the MD-4 takes advantage of the low system latency and scalable topology of Dante.

Sound Devices is exhibiting the MD-4 at Booth C6040 throughout the 2017 NAB Show 2017 in Las Vegas.