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Dual Balanced 1x4 AES Audio Distribution Amplifier

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The 400DA2Q-AESB provides an economical method of distribution for your 110Ω balanced AES digital audio signals. The DAs feature two auto-equalized inputs with four reclocked outputs each. The module can also be configured for one input with eight reclocked outputs for applications where a larger number of outputs are required.

The 400DA2Q-AESB is housed in the 400FR Exponent frame that will hold up to 16 modules. The 400DA2Q-AESB card edge LED indicators provide quick and accurate assessment of the incoming signal integrity.


  • Data reclocking provides jitter reduction
  • 2 Independent distribution amplifiers with 4 reclocked outputs
  • Can also be configured as 1x8 output distribution amplifier
  • Inputs

  • AES3-1992 standard for AES audio on 110Ω twisted pair cable
  • EQ and reclock provide extended cable length compensation (> 300m)
  • Transformer coupled 110Ω balanced input
  • Outputs

  • Eight 110Ω balanced
  • Card Edge LEDs

  • Module Health Status
  • Error LED indication for input PLL out of lock, parity error or biphase coding error
  • Reclocked locked


AES Input

Standard AES3-1992
Number of Inputs 1
Connector 3-pin removable terminal strip
Input Level 2 to 7V p-p
Coupling Transformer
Input Impedance 110Ω
Return Loss > 14dB 100kHz to 6MHz
Equalization Automatic to 300m with Belden 1800B (or equivalent) @ 48kHz AES signal
Sampling Frequency 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz and 96kHz
AES Output
Number of Outputs 4 balanced AES reclocked outputs per input (2 -1x4 mode)
8 balanced reclocked outputs (1x8 mode)
Connector 3-pin removable terminal strip
Output Level 5V p-p
Output Impedance 110Ω
Return Loss > 30dB 100kHz to 6MHz


Number of Slots 1


Voltage +12V DC
Power 5 Watts
EMI/RFI Complies with FCC Part 15 Class A
EU EMC Directive

Ordering Information

400DA2Q-AESB Dual Balanced AES Audio Distribution Amplifier


400FR 3RU Exponent Compact High Density Balanced Audio Distribution Frame


400FC 400FR VistaLINK® Frame Controller