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The IP88A is an analog input/output BLADE. It handles input and output, each with 8 stereo channels, 16 mono channels, or any combination totaling 16 discrete channels.

The IP-88A-3 converts each hardware physical input -- audio or logic -- to a data stream on the network, and converts data streams to hardware digital outputs. It handles analog input and output, each with eight stereo channels, 16 mono channels, or any combination totaling 16 discrete channels. It also provides twelve channels of universal logic (GPIO); all signals are routable anywhere on the network.

 

About all I/O BLADE-3s:

I/O BLADEs are far more than mere access units connecting studios, elements and Wheatstone control surfaces in the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network.

Yes, I/O BLADEs convert audio and logic inputs to data streams on the network and convert outgoing data streams to hardware outputs.

But these 1RU I/O units – which come in analog, digital and analog/digital I/O units - also have intelligence inside. Each I/O BLADE comes with a CPU and operating system so you can do amazing things with your audio network, starting with routable mixing, logic-follow-audio and a whole lot more. 

Each of these access units, or BLADEs, communicates at lightning speed across the network via Gigabit Ethernet interface, and includes logic control, utility mixers and a dedicated controller that gives it its own intelligence. Each BLADE holds the entire brain trust of the studio operation for exceptional redundancy and scalability. 

Every WheatNet-IP BLADE access unit is self-aware, and can reconfigure itself in an emergency. In fact, each BLADE in the network can recover settings for your entire studio operation!

More than a mere node, this BLADE has two eight-channel utility mixers for mixing, summing and controlling audio. With all that functionality built-in, this sleek unit could save you up to 50% in network hardware costs alone.

 

IP-88 A BLADE-3 Features:

  • 8 stereo channels, 16 mono channels, or any combination totaling 16 discrete channels, all analog.
  • RJ45 connectors for audio (8 in, 8 out)
  • Four D-Sub connectors for audio (2 in, 2 out)

EVERY I/O BLADE-3 Features:

  • CPU with OS and standalone operation
  • 24-bit A/D and D/A convertors
  • 1RU, no fans
  • AES67 compatible
  • One Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Two stereo 8x2 utility mixers
  • Stereo multiband processor
  • Embedded audio playback
  • Silence sensing can be applied to any outputs
  • 12 universal logic ports (GPIO) on 2 RJ-45 connectors
  • 128 software logic ports
  • Front panel headphone jack
  • Two colorful OLED displays on front

Specifications for all BLADEs...

ANALOG BLADE I/O

Inputs             Electronic differential, >10KΩ (bridging) Optimum source impedance <1KΩ

Outputs          <10Ω, 20Hz-20kHz Optimum load impedance >600Ω

Connectors         

DB25 Female, requires DB25 Male cable end connectors

RJ45, requires straight-wired RJ45 plugs

Frequency response   ±0.25dB, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu

THD+n                      0.04%, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu

Noise                       -85dBu; -109dBr ref max level out

Gain range               ±18db, inputs and outputs

Maximum input         +24dBu

Maximum output       +24dBu

A>D converter          ADC enhanced dual bit, 24 bit resolution

D>A converter          DAC 24bit advanced ∑∆

 

DIGITAL BLADE I/O

Inputs            Balanced 110Ω AES-3, S/PDIF compatible

Outputs          Balanced 110Ω AES-3 only

Connectors         

DB25 Female, requires DB25 Male cable end connectors

RJ45, requires straight-wired RJ45 plugs

Frequency response         Flat, 20Hz-20kHz, ref -20dBFS, +4dBu

THD+n                           0.0009%, 20Hz-20kHz, ref -20dBFS, +4dBu

Noise                            -141dBFS, ref max level out

Gain range                    ±18db, inputs and outputs

Maximum input              0dBFS

Maximum output            0dBFS

Sample rate converters   32-96kHz, 16-24bit, on all inputs

AES channel status         Standard implementation

 

MIC BLADE I/O

Inputs         

Electronic differential, >2KΩ (bridging)

Optimum source impedance <200Ω

Outputs          

<10Ω, 20Hz-20kHz  Optimum load impedance >600Ω

Connectors          

XLR-F, requires XLR-M cable connector (microphone inputs)

DB25 female, requires DB25 Male cable end connectors (analog outputs)

RJ45, requires straight-wired RJ45 plugs (analog outputs, logic ports, & gigabit Ethernet

Frequency response     ±0.5dB, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu

THD+n          0.02%, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu

Noise          -85dBu; -109dBr ref max level out

Reference level           -50dBu

Gain range                  +20 to +80dB, inputs; ±18db, outputs

Maximum input           -10dBu

Maximum output          +24dBu

A>D converter            ADC enhanced dual bit, 24 bit resolution

D>A converter            DAC 24bit Advanced ∑∆

 

IP88CB CONSOLE AUDIO BLADE

Inputs

2 analog mic, patchable, with variable gain and +48V phantom

XLR mic in, RJ45 mic out

4 AES digital with SRC, RJ45

4 stereo analog, RJ45

Outputs

4 stereo analog, PGM A-B-C-D, RJ45

1 stereo analog, control room, XLR

1 stereo analog, studio, XLR

1 stereo analog, headphone, phone jack and RJ45

1 stereo analog, cue, phone jack and RJ45

4 AES digital, PGM A-B-C-D, RJ45

Mix Engine                Internal mix engine for E-1 control surface

A>D converter          ADC enhanced dual bit, 24 bit resolution

D>A converter          DAC 24bit advanced ∑∆

Sample Rate Convertors          32-96KHz, 16-24 bit on all digital inputs

 

AURA8-IP PROCESSING BLADE

Inputs         8 AES Digital inputs on “D” connectors and RJ-45.

Outputs        8 AES Digital outputs on both “D” connectors and RJ-45.

Logic          12 Universal Logic ports

Processing: 8 Vorsis Embedded stereo 3-band processing chains, each with 4-band parametric equalizer, 3-way crossover, 3 compressors, three limiters, broadband lookahead limiter

 

Common Specs:

LOGIC I/O

Connector       RJ45 (2), 12 channels

Voltage          +5VDC to GND,  +5VDC and GND provided

Current          100mA max source/sink

 

ETHERNET

Connectors   RJ45

Cable          CAT5E or CAT6

Audio transport          Gigabit Ethernet   1000BASE-T, used for all BLADE-to-BLADE audio traffic

Utility interface          100BASE-TX for future use

 

SYSTEM

Sample rate          44.1 or 48kHz, user selectable in software

Sync                    Internal or external, External sync input on any I/O digital BLADE

Reference level     0dBFS=+4dBu (+4dBu=1.23VRMS)

Latency                0.5mS, BLADE to switch to BLADE

 

PHYSICAL 

Dimensions         

19"/48.3cm wide, 1-3/4"/4.5cm high 

13-1/4"/33.7cm deep 

15-1/4"/38.7cm deep with connectors

Shipping weight          14lbs/6.4kg

 

POWER REQUIREMENTS

90-260VAC, 50-60Hz

ip88a: 49VA, 30W 

ip88d: 23VA, 12W 

ip88ad: 35VA, 19W

ip88m: 35VA, 19W 

ip88cb: 35VA, 19W

ip88e: 18VA, 10W

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