MediaMatrix (a Peavey Commercial Audio brand) has introduced the sWALL 2×2 audio network interface panel with Dante and AES67 audio over IP network compatibility. This surface mount wall panel is designed for fixed installation in technical audio and communications systems, giving IT and professional audio teams the freedom and flexibility that comes from not having to run hundreds of feet of proprietary cable to the nearest control room rack. sWALL users can instead convert their analog devices to a digital signal for transmission over a standard IP network to Dante/AES67-compliant mixers, speakers, and other professional audio components.
The sWALL is designed to fit commonly available 2-gang NEMA back boxes. On the input side, the analog audio channels support balanced and unbalanced microphone and line level audio sources. Input attenuation is automatically selected when connecting an XLR for microphone-level sources or a ¼-inch TRS jack for line-level sources. Individual rotary micro-switches allow input gain adjustment up to +20dB.
Another advantage of the sWALL is the inclusion of 48V DC phantom power for high quality condenser microphones, selectable on each channel. The Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) interface complies with IEEE802.3af and IEEE802.3at standards. Audio from the universal 1/4″ XLR/TRS input connectors is transmitted independently over the Dante or AES67 network using two separate sub-channels.
On the output side, the sWALL provides up to two independent balanced audio line-level channels. Network-streamed audio subchannels are decoded and made available via the XLR output connectors. The network interface panel’s Ethernet port is side-mounted to ensure that the connected network cable has sufficient bend radius. Remote configuration of streams is made possible with Dante Controller.
The MediaMatrix sWALL 2×2 is designed for use in conference rooms, banquet halls, music studios or houses of worship.