Audio Ltd. A10-RACK

A10 Digital System

 User Guide

The A10-RACK is a 1-RU enclosure which accepts slot-in wireless receivers such as the Audio Limited A10-RX or other brand receivers.

The A10-RACK features built-in power and antenna distribution plus Dante for up to 4 two-channel slot-in receivers.

That is a total of eight channels of Dante, plus AES digital outputs, or analog outputs— all in a single, sleek, 1-RU chassis.

The A10-RACK accommodates single-channel Unislot receivers and most two-channel Superslot-compatible receivers, such as Audio Limited’s A10-RX or other models from Lectrosonics and Wisycom utilizing the D-sub 25 pin interface.

  • 4-slot wireless receiver rack system
    (receivers sold separately)
  • 8-ch Dante / AES / analogue outs
  • Receiver diversity (Unislot / SuperSlot™)
  • Built-in power and antenna distribution
  • Antenna loop-thru for 16-channel setups
  • 4-pin DC XLR input
  • USB serial port for firmware updates

Dante

The Digital Audio Network Through Ethernet protocol, better known as Dante™, allows for true networking where signal can be sent to many destinations without degradation or extra hardware. Connect the A10-RACK to a Dante network, and all eight channels of high-quality audio from the wireless receivers can be transported over a single Cat5 network cable. Monitoring and routing of signals from transmitters to receivers is simplified with the Dante Controller, a free software application from Audinate.

RF Inputs

The A10-RACK also sports RF inputs with 12V powering of active antennas, plus loop-thru connections for another A10-RACK. This provides seamless integration between two connected A10-RACKs with a single pair of antennas – resulting in reduced complexity for 16-channel configurations and additional cost savings.

Power Options

he A10-RACK is powered with a standard 4-pin F-XLR 10-18v DC power supply, like the Sound Devices XL-WP4 (shown right). This power supply should be capable of providing 3A minimum for proper powering of the A10-RACK and the slot receivers.

Power Supply not included

Compatible Wireless Receivers

Manufacturer
Model
Compatible
Audio Ltd A10-RX compatible
Audio Ltd En2 CX2-P compatible
Lectrosonics SRa compatible
Lectrosonics SRb compatible
Lectrosonics SRc compatible
Wisycom MCR42 compatible

 

A10-RACK Specifications

Frequency range 470-694 MHz
Number of diversity receivers Up to 4
Active distribution amplifier bandwidth 224MHz, with phantom powering for active antennas – 12V, 200mA
Antenna inputs 2 x BNC 50 Ohms
Aux RF outputs 2 x BNC 50 Ohms
Rack powering 10 – 18 Volts DC, 3Amps via 4 pin XLR male socket
Audio outputs 8 x 3 pin XLR-M analogue and or AES
Other Audio outputs 2 x RJ45 to provide Dante™ primary and secondary
Output level +18 dBu maximum, transformer balanced (analogue)
Audio frequency response 20 – 20,000Hz ± 1 dB
Service port USB type B
Size 1RU high 19-inch frame
Dimensions (H x W x D) 442 mm x 210 mm x 45 mm (without rack ears)
Weight (without receivers) 3.6 kg