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Sonata MADI Converter Box
Crystal Clear Audio

If you can't hear it, you'll miss more than just the audio. The Sonata multichannel Audio & MADI converter from Grass Valley® delivers crystal clear native audio conversion as part of your signal management solution portfolio.

Sonata is the perfect fit for any audio infrastructure from distribution and production to playout— from analog to digital audio, 75 or 110 ohm, it converts all from or to MADI.

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  • One RU ultra-low powered, standalone device implementation
    • 75Ω unbalanced BNC connectors and MADI BNC connectors
    • 110Ω balanced DB25 connectors and MADI BNC connectors
    • TASCAM balanced DB25 connectors and MADI BNC connectors
  • Simultaneous synchronous/asynchronous support between 32 kHz to 96 kHz sampling
  • Sample rate conversion on an input basis to selected sync reference signals
  • Conforms to AES75, AES110, MADI, and Dolby E specifications
  • Built-in redundant power supplies
  • One video, one audio, and one word-clock sync reference input
  • Superior MADI cable run performance: 100 meters @ 125 Mb/s
  • Dual MADI outputs
Analog Audio-to-MADI Converter
Connectors:
  • 25 pin D-sub connectors according to TASCAM pin-out
  • 8 channels each, split for left and right channels
  • 32 left channels inputs, 32 right channel inputs
Input Impedance: > 40KΩ differential
Input CMRR: > 90 dB @ 60 Hz
Maximum Input Level: +24 dBu. Input Levels for 0 dBFS. Output +24 to +10 dBu in 2 dB steps selectable by DIP switch, default +24 dBu
Frequency Response: 0.2 dB 20-20 kHz bandwidth ref 1 kHz
Gain Uniformity: ±0.2 dB at 1 kHz
Crosstalk: <-100 dB at 1 kHz
THD Full Scale: <-90 dB or 0.0023% THD at 1 kHz, 20-20 kHz bandwidth full scale
Dynamic Range: >110 dB 20-20 kHz typical @ +24 dBu = 0 dBFS. >112 dB "A" weighted typical @ +24 dBu = 0 dBFS
Resolution: 24-bit conversion
Sample Rates Supported: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 96 kHz for all channels selectable by DIP switch option as determined by the reference applied

AES110-to-MADI Converter
Connectors: 32 AES/EBU 110Ω according to AES3-2003 25 pin D-sub connectors according to TASCAM pin-out
Return Loss: >20 dB 100 kHz to12 MHz
Isolation: Transformer isolated and ground free
Equalization: High-sensitivity input stage with equalization allowing beyond 600 meters (1,959 feet) of incoming cable
Sample Rates: 32-96 kHz sample rate converted to the selected reference frequency (can be bypassed at 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz only as determined by the reference applied)

AES75-to-MADI Converter
Connectors: 32 AES/EBU 75Ω BNC according to AES3id-2001
Return Loss: >20 dB 100 kHz to 12 MHz
Equalization: High-sensitivity input stage with equalization allowing beyond 600 meters (1,959 feet) of incoming cable
SPDIF Compatible: Yes
Sample Rate: 32-96 kHz sample rate converted to the selected reference frequency. (can be bypassed at 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 96 kHz only as determined by the reference applied)

MADI-to-Analog Audio Converter
Connectors:
  • 25 pin D-sub connectors according to TASCAM pin-out
  • 8 channels each, split for left and right channels
  • 32 left channels inputs, 32 right channel inputs
Output Impedance: >50Ω differential typical
Input CMRR: > 90 dB @ 60 Hz
Maximum Output Level: +24 dBu (into 100K load)
Minimum Output Level: 600Ωor greater
Output Levels for 0 dBFS output : +24 to +10 dBu in 2 dB steps selectable by DIP switch, default +24 dBu
Frequency Response: ±0.2 dB 20-20 kHz bandwidth ref 1 kHz
Gain Uniformity: ±0.2 dB at 1 kHz (calibrated for a 100K load impedance)
Crosstalk: <-100 dB at 1 kHz
THD Full Scale: <-90 dB or 0.0023% THD at 1 kHz, 20-20 kHz bandwidth full scale
Dynamic Range:
  • > 110 dB 20-20 kHz typical @ +24 dBu = 0 dBFS
  • > 112 dB "A" weighted typical @ +24 dBu = 0 dBFS
Resolution: 24-bit conversion
Sample Rates Supported: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 96 kHz for all channels selectable by DIP switch option as determined by the reference applied

MADI-to-AES110 Converter
Connectors: 32 AES/EBU 110Ω according to AES3-2003 25‑pin D-sub connectors according to TASCAM pin-out
Return Loss: >20 dB 100 kHz to12 MHz
Isolation: Transformer isolated and ground free
Output Level: > 3.5 Vp-p into 110Ω

MADI-to-AES75 Converter
Connectors: 32 AES/EBU 75Ω BNC according to AES3id-2001
Return Loss: >20 dB 100 kHz to 12 MHz
Output Level: 1 Vp-p into 75Ω

Environmental
Operating Temperature: +0° to +40°C (32° to 104°F)

Physical
Chassis: 44 mm high (1 RU) x 483 mm wide x 230 mm deep (1.75 in high x 19 in. wide x 9 in. deep)
Weight: 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs.)
Alarm: Relay connector is a BNC type and meets SMPTE 269M-1999

Power
Total: <10 watts (digital converter), <70 watts (analog converter)

AC Power Input
Electrical Power Connection: IEC connector, separate input for each power supply module
Voltage Range: 100 to 240 VAC 50-60 Hz, universal, auto ranging
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