Glensound Dark1616S audio interface for Dante/ AES67

Glensound Dark1616S audio interface for Dante/ AES67

20.728,00 DKK 21.819,00 DKK

Model/Varenr.: GS-DARK1616S

Glensound Dark1616S

The Glensound DARK1616S is a versatile break in/ out box for sending/ receiving both analogue and digital (AES3) audio to/ from a network utilizing the Dante audio over IP (AoIP) protocol.


In total there are 16 channels of audio sent from the Dark1616S into the network. The Dark1616S has 8 off AES3 inputs and 16 off analogue inputs. Using the GlenController App it is possible to set which inputs (AES3 or Analogue) are being sent to the Dante/ AES67 network, an auto mode is available that sends AES3 (when a valid signal is detected) in preference to the analogue input. 


Simultaneously there are 16 channels of audio being received from the network by the Dark1616S and these incoming circuits are provided as outputs from the Dark1616S in both AES3 and analogue.


The AES3 inputs have sample rate converters on them and can accept input frequencies up to 192kHz, the incoming AES3 circuit is always sample rate converted to match the Dante network frequency.


The AES3 outputs have sample rate converters on them and can be locked to the sample frequency of the Word clock input. the first AES3 input or to the Dante network.

A Word clock output is also provided, this is clocked at the same sample rate as the Dante® network and can be used for locking external equipment to the networks sample rate.

The unit can be remote controlled using our GlenController Windows 10 App. The App allows such things as the dBFs levels to be set, clock masters and also provides input/ output metering. See the App tab for further details. 


For ease of cabling audio I/O is presented on D25 sockets to the AES59 standard (Tascam wiring convention) for which there are a number of reasonably priced break out cables available from multiple suppliers.


Being designed for resilient broadcast applications the Dark1616 features both redundant power supplies and redundant Dante network links with link status GPOs (general purpose outputs (solid state relays)). Both primary and secondary network links are provided with both magnetic (copper RJ45) and fibre (SFP) interface connections. The Dante system itself provides a completely transparent redundant link system which means that if the Dark1616 lost its primary link circuit the secondary link would automatically take over with no loss of audio.


The primary and secondary network interfaces are routed internally via a network switch and it is possible to set this switch to work as a traditional network switch instead of the default redundant mode meaning that there would be just one link to the Dante network and the other connections of the switch could have other Dante or network devices connected to them. As with all Dante devices once set up Dark1616S units can be directly connected with each other with no external network hardware.



  • 16 Channels of network audio interface for Dante/ AES67
  • Word clock input/ output
  • 16 analogue inputs/ outputs
  • 8 AES3 inputs/ outputs
  • AES3 outputs can be locked to Word Clock input, AES3 input or Dante Clocks
  • 0dBFs can be set to be -18, -20 or -24dBu 
  • Controllable by GlenController App
  • Redundant network links & power supplies
  • Alarms for Power & Network
  • Copper & fiber network interfaces
  • Audio I/O wired to AES59 standard


Analogue Audio
Maximum Input Level:  +18dB
Maximum Output Level: +18dBu
Input Impedance: >20k Ohm
Output Impedance:  =Distortion:  0.0013% @ 100Hz
                   0.00094% @ 10kHz
Reference to +8dBu output
Noise: -93dB@line up A weighted RMS
Dynamic Range:  111dB
Input And Output Type:  Electronically balanced (can be wired unbalanced) 


Digital AES3 Audio
Frequency Response: flat to 22kHz
Maximum Input And Output Level: 0dBFs = +18dBU (other to special order)
Input And Output Impedance: 110 ohm
THD+N:  0.00018% relative
Noise: >-123dB (residual) A weighted RMS
Inputs And Outputs:  transformer balanced
Dynamic Range:  >141dB
Input Frequency:  16-192kHz (sample rate converted to meet Dante network frequency)
Output Frequency:  44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 192kHz (output matched to Word Clock or Dante network) 


Word Clock
Frequency: 44.1 - 192kHz
Impedance: 75 Ohms
Type: BNC


Dante Sample Frequency: 44.1 - 192kHz
AES67 Sample Frequency: 48kHz
Resolution: 24 Bits
AES67 Streams: Max 8 audio channels per stream
Full Scale: Fs = +18dBu (other to psecila order)


Connections:  2 x mains inputs filtered IEC, 100 to 240 VAC 47-63Hz
AC Consumption: 18 watts@230VAC
Internal Mains Fuse:  20mm 1A anti surge.


Audio Connectors: 25 way D connectors wired to AES59
Alarm Connector: 9 way D socket
Alarm Type: solid state relay
Size: 1RU 19” 300mm deep excluding connectors
Nett Weight:  3.3kg
Shipping Carton:  Rugged export quality cardboard 610x420x130mm LxDxH
Shipping Weight: 4.8kg.


Audio Connectors: 25 Way D connectors wired to AES59
Alarm Connector: 9 Way D Socket
Alarm Type: Solid State Relay


Included Items
 Physical A4 (download available)
Mains Cable: 2 Metre IEC (UK & Europe only)
Network Cable: 2 metre Cat5 RJ45

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