The DARK8MAI MKII has 8 audio inputs. Each input is on its own Neutrik 3 pin XLR socket and each input can be set to accept line or mic level inputs. Clever internal circuitry even changes the input impedance to correctly match the input type.
Low Noise Mic Amps
The very best low noise & distortion microphone amplifier chipsets by Profusion are used in our very carefully designed pre-amp. The design of the pre-amp took our Chief Design Engineer over 3 months to develop and tailor to provide crystal clear sound unaltered by unwanted characteristics.
Each of the eight inputs can be individually switched to accept either a mic or line level input. The mic input can also have 48 Volt phantom power turned on/ off. Input selection and phantom power settings are enabled on the Windows 10 app.
High Quality Analogue To Digital Converters
As well as the best microphone amplifiers, the very best widest range analogue to digital converters (ADC) currently available are used to make sure the digital audio on your network is as good as it possibly can be. The filter settings of the ADC can even be changed via the app.
Windows 10 App For Remote Control
GlenController, our free Windows 10 app, provides full remote control of the DARK8MAI MKII. It allows switching of input types, gain control, level monitoring and more.
There are 4 network interfaces on the DARK8MAI MKII. There are 2 x Neutrik Ethercon (RJ45) connectors and there are also 2 x SFP slots for customers to fit their own preferred fibre interfaces.
Redundant Network Interface
When using the Dante protocol it is possible to set the DARK8MAI MKII to have a fully redundant network interface whereby a completely glitch free automatic redundant audio network link is provided across 2 of the network interfaces.
DARK8MAI MKII can be powered from independent sources to provide a redundant power option. Each copper RJ45 network socket can accept PoE (this means that just 1 cable can carry power and audio data to/ from the unit). A DC input is also provided for powering the unit from an external DC source if no PoE is available.
Amplifier Type Low Noise Class D
Amplifier Power 10 Watts
Amplifier THD + Noise 0.02% @ 1 Watt @ 1kHz
Digital Line Up User selectable -24, -20 -18 dBFs
Input Gain Boost 0, +6, +12 +18dB
Input Channel Gain Trim +/-16 dB
Loudspeaker Impedance 8 Ohms
Loudspeaker Cone Type Poly damped woven glass fibre with copper cap and rubber surround
Loudspeaker Magnet High energy ferrite
LF Cut User selectable (on/off ) Knee X Hz 12dB/Octave
Voice EQ Frequency Settings 300Hz to 3kHz 12dB/ Octave
Connector Neutrik EtherCON (mates with standard RJ45)
Quick Start Guide Printed folded A4 (Full handbook by download)
RJ45 Network Cable 2 metre Cat5 RJ45plug /RJ45plug cable
NETWORK Physical Interface: 1 of RJ45 Neutrik Ethercon Audio Sample Frequency: 48kS/s Transfer Rate: 100Mbps Dante® Chipset: Ultimo UXT-01-004 (Note: Audiante recommend no more than 10 Ultimo chipsets on one network UNLESS another Dante® device such as the Brooklyn Module (found in 8 channel Beatrice/ Dark units), is on the same network ) AES67 Compliant: The audinate Ultimo Chipset is AES67 Compliant.
AUDIO Mic Gain Range: 60 to 20dB Phantom power: 12 Volts Equivalent Input noise: 110dB (20-20Khz RMS weighted 300 Ohms) Headphone Impedance: 32-1000 Ohms Max headphone Output Level: +10dB into 600 Ohms Headset Connector: 5 pin XLR Socket fitted as standard, 4 pin XLR plug (order code B1 4pin) Band Pass Filter: 50Hz to 15kHz
CALL CIRCUIT Inband Calling Frequency: 20kHz Amplitude: -20dBFs Duration Of Signal: 2 Seconds Compatibility: All Glensound Beatrice units & studio technologies.
POWER Power Over Ethernet (PoE): 48V Consumption: 3 Watts
PHYSICAL Mechanics: All aluminium with laser etched panels and light textured black powder coated sides. Beltclip: Long life spring loaded plastic Size (Body Excluding Beltclip): 65x132x37mm (WxLxH) Weight: 648g / 8.8oz Shipping weight: 0.75 Shipping Size 31x26x9 Shipping Carton: Rugged export quality cardboard
ENVIRONMENTAL Operating Temperature: 0 to +50°C (32 to 122°F) Storage Temperature: -20 to +70°C (-4 to 158°F) Relative Humidity: 0 to 95% non-condensing
INCLUDED ITEMS Handbook: By download RJ45 Network Cable: 2 metre Cat5 RJ45 plug / RJ45 plug Cable
As standard the Beatrice B4 is supplied with a 3 pin XLR socket for the microphone input and a 6.35mm (1/4″) stereo jack socket for the headphone output.
It can, however, be ordered with either a 4 pin or 5 pin XLR headset interface.
Part numbers are:
Beatrice B4-X4 (4 Pin XLR)
Beatrice B4-X5 (5 Pin XLR)
Wiring for the headset interfaces is to common standards as detailed below. It may be possible to provide other custom wiring configurations if required, please email [email protected] with your requirements.
Beatrice B4-X5 Wiring Info Connector type: 5 Pin XLR Socket (female XLR fitted, suitable for mating with cable mounted male)
PIN 1: Mic – PIN 2: Mic + PIN 3: GND PIN 4: Headphone Left PIN 5: Headphone Right
Beatrice B4-X4 Wiring Info Connector type: 4 Pin XLR Plug (male XLR fitted, suitable for mating with cable mounted female)
PIN 1: Mic – (Mic GND) PIN 2: Mic + PIN 3: Headphone GND PIN 4: Headphone +
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