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Hi all, hope everybody's well.

Can anyone recommend a simple, small, lightweight interface that would accept 8-12 channels of AES audio from an external source and output to USB or Thunderbolt?  It does not need to do anything else.  Thanks in advance if you've got any ideas...

 

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Hi all, hope everybody's well.

Can anyone recommend a simple, small, lightweight interface that would accept 8-12 channels of AES audio from an external source and output to USB or Thunderbolt?  It does not need to do anything else.  Thanks in advance if you've got any ideas...

 

 

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Thanks to both of you!  Rado, that might work, but I'm wondering if there isn't a more direct device that does it.  VAS, the symphony system may be a little overkill for what I'm trying to do (take 12 channels of AES and output them via Thunderbolt or USB, no A/D conversion etc).  Thanks if anyone has any other ideas...

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Via thunderbolt, black magic had a few interfaces that support 8 AES channels, obviously your not needing the video functionality of those devices, but the prices are competitive with commensurate audio only interfaces.

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MOTU 112D will do 24x AES over thunderbolt/AVB. It's a 19" rack and mains powered, though

Focusrite rednet D16 will go to Dante (16 channels)

Now for the obscure one (and it's quite an early AVB product so I'm not sure how well it'll play with others): Riedel Connect AVBx8 (or C8 with BNC connectors). But it says it'll run off a 12V supply

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Thanks all.  I'm beginning to fear that what I seek doesn't exist except as something big and heavy and overloaded.  Tom, do you know what the Blackmagic device was?  I couldn't find anything on their product pages.

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Terrenex 2D and it even supports 12VDC operation, although via a very arcane 3 pin D-sub connector.

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/teranex/techspecs/W-TER-01

Now I've never used one not ever heard of anyone using it as an audio interface.  I have used their other HDMI capture devices for audio input into protools and it was solid, so just be warned and do some research into it before committing to that as a solution.

the other box I think was an ultra studio model but can't find it now.  My memory is either faulty or was discontinued.

MOTU also has some video centric models with AES.

http://www.motu.com/video-products/hdx-sdi-thunderbolt

There's always the long discontinued AJA IO HD with AES on unbalanced BNC (just need a Neutrik / Canare adapters or short cables just hardware adapted) but I remember driver support on that unit always a bit sketchy and AC power only.

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Thanks Tom.  I think maybe nobody makes what I'm after.  I do already have a couple of 1 rack space, 10-pound, AC-powered boxes that do this function (along with others).  I was hoping that someone made a simple interface, small and light, that simply took AES audio in via standard connectors and output via thunderbolt.  No need for the size and weight for all the circuitry for mic preamps, ADCs, video technology, 48 channels etc etc.  Something hopefully small and in the 1-2 pound range.  As I said, I think maybe what I want doesn't exist but I thank everyone for the helpful suggestions!

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