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Format Converters > Directout Exbox.MD

EXBOX.MD is an Audio-over-IP to MADI converter based on Audinate’s audio networking technology Dante. Equipped with three MADI ports and four network ports it offers straight-forward conversion of 64 audio channels between MADI and Dante.

The handy size of the popular EXBOX series (1/3 of 19’’), combined with the rock-solid housing and redundant power supplies, makes the EXBOX.MD a perfect connectivity tool for touring live shows, OB vans as well as studio applications.

LEDs at the front panel inform about clocking, sample rate, device state and power supply at a glance.

Up to 32 streams with a total number of 64 audio channels are supported. The device also features the latest Dante firmware with activated AES67 support.

EXBOX.MD offers highest flexibility as it provides three MADI ports of different interface types:

  • optical SC (single-mode or multi-mode)
  • coaxial (BNC)
  • SFP

The Small Form Factor Pluggable cage can be fitted with any SFP module suitable for the particular application.

One of the three MADI ports is selected as input automatically, all three outputs work in parallel.

Four network ports are connected to an internal switch and give the opportunity to use Dante’s redundancy mode (Primary <> Secondary), while more EXBOX.MDs or other Dante devices can be connected in switched mode directly to increase the number of channels.

EXBOX.MD can be controlled by Audinate‘s remote software ‚Dante Controller‘ and is ‚Dante Domain Manager‘ ready.

The device can be powered by up to two external power-supplies as well as PoE (Power over Ethernet).

EXBOX.MD can be mounted into a standard 19’’-rack by using the optional kit BOXMOUNT.XL. Up to three devices may fit side-by-side within 1 RU


MADI ports (I/O): 1 x coaxial BNC, 75Ω / 1 x optical SC-Socket multi-mode / 1 x SFP (empty cage without module)
Network: 3 x RJ45 Socket (1 Gbit/s) / 1 x RJ45 Socket (1 Gbit/s, PoE)
Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz (+/- 12,5%)
MADI formats: 48k / 96k Frame, 56 / 64 channel, S/MUX

Network Audio
Network-Layer: 3
Number of streams: 32
Number of channels (I/O): 64
Standard: Dante, AES67
Network: IEEE 1588 v1
Remote Software: Dante Controller
Remote Methods: Network
Power Supply: external, 2 x Hirose (9 - 24V)*, 1 x PoE
Dimensions: Width 140 mm Height 42 mm Depth 140 mm Weight: about 1 kg
SFP modules (LC single-mode or multi-mode) 
BOXMOUNT.XL for 19'' rack mount