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I've been doing a fair amount of live mixing these days.  I'm thinking of buying a stage box. 

First Choice:

Yamaha SB168-ES EtherSound Stage Box.  Seams to work with Dante, and can give me more then enough I/Os run to a stage area.  In theory all I have to do is run out an Enthernet cable, and I got "outs" for monitors and cameras, and "ins" for stage mics.

Anything I need to know about in a set up like this?   Any other Dante I/Os on the market?

Thanks for all your advice.

-Richard

 

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I posted the wrong one then.   Tio1608-D – Dante Equipped I/O Rack is what I'm thinking of.

I want to plug it into the Dante network that I have using the o1V96i.
 

p.s. A side question would be, how do you adjust the gain at the plug?  I don't see any adjustments on the box?   Can I route this box to inputs on the O1V96?

Thanks

-Richard

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I always thought this was a pretty nicely designed system, however I recently purchased a Yamaha QL5 and QL1 and am using the Yamaha Rio 1608-D box instead.

Tom

http://www.brikworm.co.uk/BWTraditional.html

 

 

For field work the Roland S-0808 is a great option that runs off of 12 volts!

http://www.markertek.com/product/rol-s-0808/roland-s-0808-8x8-input-output-unit?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=googlebase&utm_source=google&utm_term=Product_Target&utm_campaign=Shopping+-+Pro-Audio&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=FQ2jJ6us|pcrid|74923786580|pdv|c|&gclid=CK_z84a07c8CFQwYgQod3-gGhg

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Hi Richard, I use a Yamaha TIO 1608 with both my 01V96 and direct into a Sound Devices 970. They work great, and while they are cheaper than the 'premium series' RIO dante boxes from Yamaha, I've not had any concerns over Audio quality, and the fan is a lot quieter than the equivalent RIO box. The 01V96 is too old to be able to control the head amps from the surface, and of course the SD970 can't either, but Yamaha have a nice free mac/win remote control software called R-Remote available for download that you can run on whatever computer you are running Dante Controller on and controls multiple TIO and RIO stageboxes. I have it on a little cheap netbook from a second-hand store.. There's no hardware control from the box itself unfortunately... The gain controls are stepped in 1dB increments so not really adjustable mid-sentence when recording, pretty much all digital head amps are like that though. Theres a pad that switches out/in when you move gain between -17 and -18 and if you have P48 on that channel you'll get a noticeable click - just be aware. It's great to be able to take full line level in on any channel though... With your 01V96 you'll use Dante Controller to set routings but with current Yamaha consoles it has a fixed auto-setup mode for layman users, be sure to switch that off.

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