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Bittree announces Patch32A Dante-Enabled Audio Patchbay
Old 25th October 2019
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Bittree announces Patch32A Dante-Enabled Audio Patchbay

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Bittree Unleashes Award-Winning Patch32A Dante-Enabled Audio Patchbay

Bittree is now shipping our award-winning Patch 32A Dante audio patchbay. Designed to streamline the integration of traditional analog and IP network-based audio patching, the Patch32A provides an efficient and effortless ramp to instantly move 16 channels of analog audio onto and off of Dante networks.

The Patch32A serves as a natural bridge between legacy audio equipment and IP-based systems that use Audinate’s popular Dante media networking technology, including the Dante platform’s recently-added AES67 and SMPTE ST-2110 interoperability. The Patch32A eliminates the complexity of analog and Dante audio patching by minimizing cabling, conversion equipment and associated costs for broadcasters, recording studios, post-production facilities, houses of worship, performance venues, large corporate offices, higher education campuses and other professional AV environments.
The Patch32A comes in a 1.5RU desktop form factor and features TT patching connections for analog I/O (16x16), redundant DC power inputs, external word clock I/O, network status indicators, and LED audio VU metering. 24-bit audio sampling at rates from 44.1 to 192 kHz is complemented by professional analog-to-digital conversions that maximize signal integrity and audio fidelity. The Patch32A can easily interface with Dante Virtual Soundcard, more than 1600 third-party Dante-enabled devices, and almost any analog component in the same system – from audio distribution equipment and recorders to digital audio workstations (DAWs), DSPs and mixing consoles.

Media facilities are transitioning to IP-based infrastructures at an accelerating pace, but they require easy and cost-effective solutions to connect their existing analog equipment investments into next-generation media networks.

The Patch32A Dante patchbay is ideal for immediately solving problems in existing environments or as the backbone of new facility builds. Audio professionals and systems integrators have been eagerly awaiting the Patch32A since its unveiling earlier this year, and we’re excited to now be delivering it into customers’ hands.

Key Features
- Stand-alone desktop Dante patchbay with 4 rubber feet
- 7" (17.78 cm) deep fully enclosed chassis
- Bitree's renown double full frame TT jacks
- 16 TT patchable inputs and outputs
- 16 input and 16 outputs to Dante network (AES67 ready)
- Redundant power inlets
- Redundant Dante network ports
- Supports 44.1 to 192K sample rate at 24-bit
- Jumper selectable input and output levels (18dBu, 24dBu or 10dbV)
- Front panel VU and status indicators
- TT Jacks 16
- 0 DBFS Reference Levels 18dBu, 24dBu, -10dbV (jumper selectable)
- Frequency Response 20Hz - 20 kHz +/- 0.25 dB

Line Outputs
- TT Jacks 16
- 0 DBFS Reference Levels 18dBu, 24dBu, -10dbV (jumper selectable)
- Frequency Response 20Hz - 20 kHz +/- 0.25 dB
- EIN -96dbU A-Weighted
- SNR 120dB

Digital Specifications
- Sample Rates 44.1, 48.8, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192K at 24-bit
- Clock Sources Internal, External, Dante Network Master

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Old 26th October 2019
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Interesting concept. Seems the trend in patchbays have been analog ins/outs while utilizing digital control of the routing. This unit seems to be the exact opposite as far as I can tell, digital ins/outs with analog routing.
Old 26th October 2019
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Originally Posted by bgrotto View Post
That was my thought exactly. Great concept and seriously needed but at that price point it should be at least 96pt with a couple of last channel XLR 1/4 with phanton I/O jacks on front panel. Be worth that all day long!
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