Audio Network Interface - The Yamaha NAI48-ES is a digital audio
network interface that uses the EtherSound network protocol. Digital mixing
consoles such as the Yamaha PM5D, M7CL, or LS9 can be connected to AD8HR
8-channel microphone preamp/AD converter or DA824 DA converter units via
the NIA48-ES for remote analog input or output interfacing on stage or
wherever needed. This type of system eliminates noise problems that are
unavoidable with conventional analog console plus multi-cable type setups,
and dramatically reduces microphone cable length for superior sound quality.
Cabling between the console and “stage box” units is also
simplified for fast, easy setup.
- Transfer up to 48 channels of digital audio between
console and stage or any other location via a single CAT5e Ethernet
cable at sampling rates up to 96 kHz.
- Eliminates noise problems that are unavoidable
with conventional analog gear and multi-cable type setups, and dramatically
reduces analog cable length for superior sound quality.
- 48 AES/EBU inputs and 48 AES/EBU outputs are
provided via 25-pin D-sub connectors.
- Designed with Yamaha professional sound gear
in mind: minimum setup hassle, trouble-free operation.
- An external power supply can be used in addition
to the internal power supply for redundant failsafe operation.
- Use standard Ethernet hubs and routers to create
any network configuration you need.
8 channels of digital audio each way over a single Cat-5 Ethernet
cable - The Yamaha NAI48-ES is a digital interface that lets
you transfer up to 48 digital inputs and 48 digital outputs between console
and stage or any other location via a single Cat-5 Ethernet cable. 48
AES/EBU inputs and 48 AES/EBU outputs are provided via 25-pin D-sub connectors.
The AES/EBU inputs and outputs can be directly connected to a wide variety
of digital front-end devices such as Yamaha AD8HR 8-channel remote head
amps for top-quality line or microphone input, as well as a range output
EtherSound™ Networking - The Yamaha NAI48-ES employs
EtherSound networking technology to transfer multiple channels of digital
audio over standard Ethernet cable with extremely low latency. This advanced,
easy-to-manage protocol is designed to handle up to 64 channels of digital
audio, and will easily transfer 48 channels of 24-bit 48-kHz audio in
both directions over distances up to 100 meters with appropriate high-performance
cables. The most convenient way to add EtherSound capability to Yamaha
digital mixing consoles is to install one or more AuviTran AVY16-ES EtherSound
cards in the console's Mini-YGDAI card slots, according to the performance
and channel capacity required. Then you can simply connect a standard
Cat-5 Ethernet cable between the console and Yamaha NAI48-ES to transfer
all audio channels plus remote control signals for compatible devices
such as the AD8HR remote head amplifier. You can even use standard Ethernet
hubs and routers to create any network configuration that suits your needs.
Uncompromising Yamaha Quality, Compatibility, and Reliability
- The Yamaha NAI48-ES is not the only network device of this type, but
it is without a doubt the best choice if maximum quality and economy are
important criteria. The Yamaha NAI48-ES delivers superior digital audio
performance and networking capability at a cost that cannot be matched
at the current time. And because it's designed with Yamaha Commercial
Audio sound equipment in mind you can rest assured that it can be set
up with minimum hassle and will operate trouble-free. For even further
reliability assurance you can use the internal power supply plus an external
redundant power supply unit for dual failsafe operation.