imgBuena Park, CA (January 7, 2013)—Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has made two additions to its Rio Line: the Yamaha Ri8-D and Ro8-D input and output rack units, designed to use the same Dante audio network protocol found in the new CL Series Digital Audio Consoles.

The 1U rack mount units provide additional options for flexible system design and implementation, while maintaining the sound quality found in the CL Series and Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D I/O racks.

In addition to working with CL Series components, using Dante-MY16-AUD card(s) with the new Rio units and a Yamaha PM5D will create a 96kHz system. The new Rio units can also be used with M7CL and LS9 Digital Consoles, DME64N Digital Mix Engines, and other compatible Yamaha products such as NEXO NXAmps using an NXDT104 card, making use of Dante networking. The Ri8-D head amplifiers can be controlled directly from the interface of the M7CL, LS9, or another compatible console.

“The natural, musical sound that is a key element of the CL Series design is again achieved without compromise in the Ri8-D and Ro8-D input and output units,” states Marc Lopez, Marketing Manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “Whether used as portable input and output racks, or alongside a Yamaha console, we know our customers will appreciate the addition of these two new units in supporting Dante networked systems of any size.”

Yamaha Commercial Audio