dbx’s TR1616 ‘expands with a user’s needs’
The TR1616 Blu Link I/O from dbx is a 16-input/16-output digital on ramp/off ramp module designed to bring professional digital networked audio connectivity to the budget conscious user. The dbx TR1616 is suited for use with mixing consoles and with the manufacturer’s dbx PMC personal monitor controller.
A key feature lies in the fact that up to 60 TR1616 units can be linked together with no loss of control or fidelity, allowing users to create a digital snake or network to the size they need. According to the manufacturer, ‘customers will no longer have to keep buying new systems and replacing old ones, as the system will expand with their needs’.
In addition to the analogue inputs and outputs, the tool features a Blu link RJ-45 loop input and output and an RJ-45 snake input and output ports. Users can configure up to 256 channels at 48kHz or up to 128 channels at 96kHz, and no addressing or programming is required.
Each of the front-panel channels boast a dbx mic preamp with mic gain, 20dB pad, low-cut filter, +48V phantom power and polarity selection, along with signal, clipping and additional indicators. Meanwhile, a rear-panel USB and Ethernet port allows for uploading future firmware updates.
In an additional release, dbx has announced that software version 1.1 is available for its DriveRack PA+ loudspeaker management system. Version 1.1 provides the latest tunings for JBL loudspeakers and Crown Audio amplifiers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the manufacturer’s website.