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328 I/O Solutions
Analog/Digital/SDI

Compatible with the entire 328 series of Digital Audio mixers, the Renegade Labs lineup of Input and Output modules make it possible to customize the Renegade mixers for a perfect fit in any edit suite. The modules may be ordered at the same time as the initial mixer purchase—in which case they are factory-installed—or they may be easily retrofitted to upgrade or enhance an existing mixer installation. Designed by professionals with many years in the audio-for-video industry, they use state-of-the-art circuits and chipsets for the most transparent sound possible. At Renegade Labs, we are constantly expanding our family of I/O modules and accessories to assure that your mixer purchase will have the maximum return on investment possible in this rapidly changing world of video technology.

Input Modules

AES Digital Input Module

(#300) AES Digital
The AES Digital module is the most straightforward audio solution for facilities that route AES audio and use house sync to time audio and video sources. The incoming AES audio sample rate should be equal to the internal sample rate selected for the mixer (48, 96 or 192kHz). The Module Menu in the 328 mixers allows many of the AES channel status bits, as well as the lock and error status, to be monitored at a glance.

Channels: 8 (4 Pairs)
Format: AES3id 75Ω unbalanced
Sample Rates: 48kHz / 96kHz / 192kHz
Precision: 24 bits
AES SRC Digital Input Module

(#301) AES SRC Digital
The AES SRC Digital module upgrades the standard AES Digital module with the addition of asynchronous sample rate converters on each input pair. This module is recommended for applications where wild (unlocked) sources such as CD players or equipment with varying sample rates are used. A bypass mode—accessible in the Module Menu of the 328 mixers—allows the sample rate converter to be bypassed for locked inputs when desired.

Channels: 8 (4 Pairs)
Format: AES3id 24 bit 75Ω unbalanced
Sample Rates: 16kHz - 212kHz
Dynamic Range: 144dB
THD+N: −140dB @ 0dBFS (SRC active)
4-Channel Analog Input Module

(#302) 4-Channel Analog
Four balanced line level inputs and high-quality Burr-Brown ADCs make this module a great choice for analog input sources. The built-in analog gain trims allow operating level to be reached with inputs as hot as +14dBu to as low as -18dBu (peak). Input connections are made on a 15-pin D-Sub connector. A rack-mount external XLR connector bridge is available (see Accessories below) to speed the installation process.

Channels: 4
Format: Balanced Line Level (DB-15 Connector)
Impedance: >10kΩ
Frequency Range: 20—20kHz ±0.1dB
Dynamic Range: >100dB
THD+N: >−90dB @ −20dBFS (+4dBu)
CMRR: >80dB
Nominal Gain Range: −22dBu—+10dBu
4-Channel Analog w/Mic Input Module

(#303) Analog w/Mic
The Analog w/Mic module uses the same high-performance circuitry as the 4 Channel Analog Input, and adds an additional two channels of balanced mic input on standard XLR connectors. A phantom power switch turns on or off 48V phantom power to both inputs, and an external LED indicator lights to warn when phantom power is active. Onboard jumpers for the pin 1 connections allow multiple grounding options and AES48 compliance.

Channels: 4 Line, 2 Mic
Format (Mic): Balanced XLR
Impedance (Mic): >10kΩ
Frequency Range (Mic): 20—20kHz ±0.1dB
Dynamic Range (Mic): >100dB
THD+N (Mic): >−90dB @ −20dBFS (−30dBu)
CMRR: >60dB
Nominal Gain Range (Mic): −62dBu—-15dBu
8-Channel Analog Input Module

(#305) 8-Channel Analog
Using premium-performance 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion, the eight channel balanced line level input module is capable of achieving a dynamic range of 110dB and THD+N better than −100dB. Built-in analog gain trims for each channel allow operating level to be reached with inputs as hot as +14dBu and as low as −13dBu. This module is perfect for converting analog sources to the mixer's digital output formats including AES/EBU and SD/HD SDI. Input connections are made on two 15-pin D-Sub connectors. A rack-mount external XLR connector bridge is available (see Accessories below) to speed the installation process.

Channels: 8
Format: Balanced Line Level (Two DB-15 Connectors)
Impedance: >10kΩ
Frequency Range: 20—20kHz ±0.1dB
Dynamic Range: >105dB (Typically >109dB), 20kHz BW
THD+N: >−100dB @ −1dBFS (+23dBu), 1KHz, 20kHz BW
CMRR: >80dB (20Hz—10kHz)
Nominal Gain Range: −17dBu—+10dBu
SD/HD SDI De-embedder Input Module

(#304) SD/HD SDI De-embedder
The SD/HD SDI de-embedder possesses one input and one loop-through output BNC connector for SD/HD SDI sources. SD or HD format is detected automatically. Any two of the four SDI 4-channel groups may be selected from the SDI embedded audio stream using the Module Setup menu on the 328 Mixer display. Asynchronous sample rate converters on the module permit unlocked SDI sources, alternate embedded audio sampling rates, or higher audio mixer internal sample rates to be used without audio 'hits'. Alternatively, the sample rate converters may be bypassed if the mixer is operated at 48kHz and both the mixer and the SDI signal are locked to house sync.

Channels: 8 (From any 2 of groups 1-4)
Format: SD or HD SDI, auto-detected
Impedance / Return Loss: 75Ω BNC / >15dB
3G Dual SDI De-embedder Input Module

(#608) Dual 3G SDI De-embedder
The SD/HD/3G Dual SDI De-embedder possesses two SDI input sources. Any two of the four SDI groups (8-channels) may be selected from the input A or a single group (4-channels) can be selected from each of the SDI inputs. Asynchronous sample rate converters on the module permit for unlocked SDI sources.

Channels: 8 (2 audio groups from input A or 1 audio group from each SDI input)
Format: SD/HD/3G SDI, auto-detected
SD/HD/3G Serial Digital SMPTE 425M (Level A and Level B), 424M, 274M, 292M, 296M, 259M-C

Output Modules

AES Digital Ouput Module

(#310) AES Digital
The AES Digital output provides an additional four AES digital outputs that may be used to drive a second record deck or for digital monitoring. A setup menu on the 328 mixer display allows the outputs to be driven from either the program bus, the monitor bus or the meter bus. The outputs are locked to the mixer and operate at the internal sampling rate of the mixer.

Channels: 8 (4 Pairs)
Format: AES3id 75Ω unbalanced
Sample Rates: 48kHz / 96kHz / 192kHz
Precision: 24 bits
8-Channel Analog Output Module

(#315) Analog
The analog output module adds an additional 8 channels of high-performance analog audio to the 328 mixer. Using audiophile quality chips and circuit design, the analog output delivers an incredibly rich and dynamic sound. Like all of the mixer outputs, the analog output may be driven from either the program bus, monitor bus or meter bus. For example, the analog output module may be used to drive the monitor speakers in an edit suite while the onboard monitor outputs of the mixer are switched to run an external meter bridge.

Channels: 8
Format: Balanced Line Level (DB-25 Connector)
Source Impedance: <30Ω
Coupling: DC Active-Balanced
Frequency Range: 20—20kHz ±0.1dB
Dynamic Range: >105dB, 20kHz BW
THD+N: >−90dB @ −1dBFS (+23dBu), 1KHz, 20kHz BW
Output Level: >+22dBu into 600Ω
SD/HD SDI Embedder Output Module

(#314) SD/HD SDI Embedder
The SD/HD SDI Embedder module embeds the 8 output channels of the mixer into an SD/HD SDI video stream. The SDI format (SD or HD) is detected automatically. Asynchronous sample rate converters on the module permit unlocked SDI sources or higher audio mixer internal sample rates to be used without audio 'hits'. Alternatively, the sample rate converters may be bypassed if the mixer is operated at 48kHz and both the mixer and the SDI signal are locked to house sync.

Channels: 8
Format: SD or HD SDI, auto-detected
Impedance / Return Loss: 75Ω BNC / >15dB

Accessories

Cable Wranger XLR Patch Panel

(#340) Cable Wrangler
The Cable Wrangler is a 1RU rack-mount panel that can accomodate up to four 4-XLR input bridges, two 8-XLR output bridges, or one 8-XLR output and one or two 4-XLR input bridges. Each bridge comes with a 1 meter (3 feet) shielded audio cable to make connections to the Renegade Labs analog audio input and output modules a snap. Jumpers on each bridge allow a choice of pin 1 grounding configurations to accomodate various grounding schemes and to allow AES48 compliance.

Maximum Capacity: 2x 8 XLR Out
1x 8 XLR Out / 2x 4 XLR In
4x 4 XLR In
Order Numbers: #340 - 1RU Mounting Panel
#341 - 4 XLR Input Bridge
#342 - 8 XLR Output Bridge
AES59 (Tascam) Converter

(#344) Analog Output Converter
The Analog Output Converter is a low-cost DB-25 (D-Sub) adapter that converts the 8-channel analog outputs of the 328 Series mixers to the common AES59 (aka Tascam) pinout, allowing the use of an off-the-shelf DB-25 to XLR snake cable available from a number of audio accessory resellers. Fully shielded, the Analog Output Converter maintains the existing AES48 compliance of the analog outputs.

Input Pinout: RLI DB-25 Male
Output Pinout: AES59 (Tascam) DB-25 Female
GPI Module

(#347) GPI Module
The GPI module is an affordable option that may be added to any of the 328 Series mixers. It provides four additional GPI contacts allowing external equipment to monitor either program or preview audio and recall register setups. (Gray|328 mixers come standard with one GPI for Transition Start.) The GPI module option is installed at the factory and must be ordered with the initial mixer purchase.

Number of GPIs: 4
Type: Contact closure to ground
 

(Specifications subject to change without notice.)