The Q-SYS QIO-AES8x8 expands your Q-SYS system’s capabilities to enable streamlined interoperability with non-networked digital audio devices via AES3 connectivity. By separating local I/O from processing hardware, the QIO Series offer modular and easily scalable network I/O to support your desired topology.
Features & Benefits
- Native network digital audio connectivity solution for Q-SYS
- Four (4) stereo pairs of AES3 digital inputs and four (4) stereo pairs of AES3 digital outputs (8 input and output channels total)
- Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) capable
- Daisy-chain up to four QIO expanders on a single network run (with local daisy-chained DC power)
- Simple drag-and-drop integration and comprehensive management via Q-SYS Designer Software and Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager
- Surface- or rack-mountable (1RU, quarter width)
- Includes surface mounting hardware
- Network digital audio connectivity where you need it
The QIO-AES8x8 allows you to provide your Q-SYS system with greater flexibility to deploy digital audio connectivity where it’s most convenient. The QIO-AES8x8 provides four (4) stereo pairs of AES3 digital inputs and four (4) stereo pairs of AES3 digital outputs, for a total of 8 input and 8 output channels. It integrates a broad range of digital sources such as media servers, mixing consoles, DAWs or other digital recording and playback devices. Additionally, each of the QIO Series I/O expanders features a compact form factor that can be rack- or surface-mounted.
- Expanded I/O customization
QIO Series is intended to present a simpler way to add network I/O connectivity to Q-SYS systems, decoupling the physical location of the I/O from processing hardware to support distributed or centralized processing architectures. Additionally, QIO Series lets you customize your I/O configuration, and compliments the strengths of newer Q-SYS Core models that were designed with fewer onboard I/O options (Core Nano, Core 8 Flex, or NV-32-H (Core Capable).
- Simplicity & scalability
Daisy-chain up to four of the QIO Series devices on a single network run (with local daisy-chained DC power) to consume fewer network ports, avoid rack clutter, and allow for quicker future expansion without pulling additional network cables. Alternatively, QIO Series are also PoE-capable, providing simple single cable connectivity (when devices aren’t daisy-chained).
- Designed for Q-SYS
The QIO Series deliver native network I/O customization to Q-SYS, a cloud-manageable audio, video and control platform, built to deliver scalable, flexible AV solutions into the future.
|Connectivity||Four (4) stereo pairs of AES3 digital inputs and four (4) stereo pairs of AES3 digital outputs |
(8 input and output channels total)
|AES3 Digital I/O|
|Input impedance||110 Ω (balanced)|
|Output impedance||110 Ω (balanced)|
|Group delay||65 samples with SRC enabled|
|Sample rate||44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz |
(with sample rate conversion to Q-SYS system rate of 48 kHz)
|Bit depth||24 bit|
|External power supply||24 VDC nominal, 2.5 A on Euro connector with second connector for daisy-chaining |
(QIO-PSU power supply sold separately)
|LAN (PoE)||Gigabit LAN connection for Q-LAN, PoE|
|PoE specification||Conforms to IEEE 802.3af Type 1, Class 2|
|LAN (Thru)||Ethernet daisy-chaining|
|Dimensions||8.5 x 4.25 x 1.59 in (215.9 x 108 x 40.4 mm)|
|Weight||1.72 lb (0.78 kg)|
|Mounting options||Surface- and wall-mountable (hardware included) |
Rack-mountable; 1RU, quarter-rack width (QIO-RMK rack kit sold separately)
All specifications are subject to change without notice.