Old Lyme, CT (March 27, 2007)–The new K8 digital audio distribution system from Klein + Hummel can be used for point-to-point connections, or can form a distribution backbone for sending up to 16 audio channels to multiple remote locations.
According to the company, the advantage of the K8 system is that it carries 16 channels of uncompressed digital audio over a standard Cat-5 cable, at a rate of 48 kHz, with a depth of 24 bits, and a total latency of less than one millisecond. The same cable also carries bi-directional data for remote monitoring and control of all devices connected within the K8 system over a single Ethernet port.
For large paging and background music applications, users can pull a single Cat-5 cable out to each remote amplifier location or daisy chain from one amplifier room to the next. All locations have access to 16 channels of digital audio without concern over ground loops or induced noise. K8 can be used as a mini snake for sending audio feeds from an auditorium out a remote broadcast truck.
Users can distribute central background music and paging out to individual venue systems in cruise ships, entertainment facilities, convention centers, schools and conference facilities. One is able to add a new zone to an existing K8 system by extending the existing cable infrastructure, and replace audio routers with remote control over output channel selection across the K8 system.
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