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Following a well-received sneak preview at the Winter NAMM show in January, Aviom, exclusive developer of the world's most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, is introducing the latest addition to its innovative Pro64 Series of audio distribution products, the 6416m Mic Input Module, at the MusikMesse show (Hall 8.0 Stand H46). In tandem with this debut are its companion products, the RCI Remote Control Interface and the MCS Mic Control Surface.

The industry has been eagerly anticipating Aviom's new Pro64 series products with a remote-controllable 6416m Mic Input Module, and the product delivers with 16 state-of-the-art mic-level analog inputs to a Pro64® audio network system. Each channel on the 6416m has a continuously variable gain setting, multi-segment signal level LEDs, and individual channel on/off switches. The 6416m supports all valid Pro64 sample rates, from 44.1/48kHz± to 192kHz±. Because the system does not rely on sample rate converters users are guaranteed pristine, low latency distribution of the digital signal regardless of the sample rate of incoming audio.

According to Ray Legnini, Aviom's product research and development manager, "Our design team has put in countless hours to make the 6416m the best sounding remote-controlled mic preamp currently available anywhere. When you consider the power and versatility that the Pro64 network adds to the mix, this product is an extraordinary value. The MCS is designed to make remote control of the networked mic pres simple and intuitive. This suite of products delivers outstanding fidelity, coupled with the flexibility and ease of use Aviom is known for."

The 6416m can be remote controlled by adding the RCI Remote Control Interface and MCS Mic Control Surface. The 1U RCI provides a network access point and monitor station and accepts the MCS Mic Control Surface, which is used to select and edit any active mic preamp channel anywhere in the network. The Control Group function on the 6416m and RCI allows control of active mic channels to be divided among up to four different simultaneous users and control points.

The 3U-high 6416m Mic Input Module is compatible with all Aviom Pro64 digital audio network products and can be connected to analog or digital output modules, or to the 6416Y2 Yamaha® console card in any combination. Aviom's Virtual Data Cable™ (VDC) connectivity for GPIO, MIDI, and RS-232, also included on the rear panel of the 6416m Mic input Module, allow users to configure and transmit up to 14 channels of non-audio data throughout the A-Net Pro64 network without compromising audio bandwidth.

Other features include +48V phantom power, low-cut filter, phase invert, and pad per channel. Each 6416m can save 16 mic preamp presets that store all input channel parameters for easy recall. Mic inputs use balanced XLR connectors; the passive split/auxiliary input connects via DB25 multipins. A-Net audio network connections feature locking EtherCon RJ45 connectors.

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