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LX-Dante – Multichannel Dante PCIe Sound Card

Key Workflow: The PCIe LX-DANTE sound card bridges professional audio software applications to Dante networks. By supporting 128 x 128 redundant channels, and providing extremely low latency, LX-DANTE matches all the requirements for high channel density, low latency, and reliability of professional DAWs used for high quality recordings, processing, and multi-channel playout over Dante networks.

At a glance

  • 128  x 128 input/output Dante channels at up to 96kHz
  • 64  x 64  input/output Dante channels at 176.4kHz and 192kHz
  • Mode for AES67 compatibility
  • ASIO (Windows), Alsa (Linux)  drivers
  • Very low latency (about 3 ms round trip latency)
  • Primary and Secondary Ethernet ports provide seamless Dante network redundancy
  • Automatically discovered on the Dante network
  • Network routing managed via the Dante Controller software
  • Works with Thunderbolt expansion chassis

Key features

  • Standard PCI Express 4x card format
  • 128 x 128 redundant channels at 44.1, 48kHz, 88.2, 96KHz
  • 64 x 64 redundant channels at 176.4 or 192kHz sample rates
  • Dante plug and play media networking
  • AES67 compatibility (48 samples per packet, 48 kHz, SAP)
  • Ultra-low latency with sub-microsecond synchronization
  • Driver interfaces: ASIO (Windows), Alsa (Linux)
  • Supported operating systems:  Windows as of Windows 7, Windows Server as of 2008 R2
  • Seamless Dante network redundancy via the two Gbit network interfaces
  • Interoperable with any other Dante-powered device, and with other AES67-compliant devices
  • Can be used in Thunderbolt external chassis

Configuration

PCI Express card PCI EXPRESS™ (PCIe®) x4, ( x8, x16 compatible)
Network interfaces Two Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 connectors

IP audio

IP audio transport Dante Audio over IP, AES67
Redundancy Glitch-free Dante audio redundancy using dual Ethernet networks
Clock synchronization Master  or slave

Audio

Audio Channels 128 / 128 I/O channels @ up to 96kHz
64 / 64 I/O channels @ 192kHz
Supported Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz
Sample bit-depth 24 bit PCM Audio
Latency Round trip latency as low as 2.99ms

Software environment

OS Supported From Windows 7, and from Windows Server 2008 R2
Linux (on request)
Drivers Windows: ASIO
Linux: Alsa

Compatibility with expansion chassis

 

Thunderbolt chassis OWC (Other World Computing) Mercury Helios `
Sonnet Echo Express SE II
Magma ExpressBox 1T 1 Slot

 

Benefits

  • Guarantees failsafe support of 128 x 128 audio over IP channels on a PC
  • Offers very low latency
  • Ensures interoperability with all Dante capable devices
  • Allows exchanging audio channels with non Dante devices through the AES67 compliance