The system193 has an additional block for digital connections; this allows configurations of up to 32 channels with AES/EBU interfaces. The digital connections are individually adapted to the desired configuration. Mastering versions are equipped with stereo interfaces, e.g., one AES output from the ADC plus several AES inputs to the DAC.
The system194 has a 1U level for multi-channel interfaces below the 3U level of the system193. MADI and DANTE are currently available. The topology is organized in two blocks of 16 channels each, since MADI and DANTE generally cannot manage more than 16 channels at 192kHz. One Flexlink interface, compatible with “Flexiverter” or “Multiverter” from our cooperation partner Appsys, is accessible for each MADI and/or DANTE. This can be used to implement other formats, including large digital matrix switcher or routing systems.
With a 32-channel ADC, for example, two blocks are equipped with MADI or DANTE (or mixed) and consequently you have two MADI I/Os or two DANTE ports or one MADI I/O plus one DANTE port. As a special feature, in pure ADC configurations, the 16 return paths of the MADI or DANTE connection are output on 25-pin sub-Ds according to the Tascam configuration and thus System194 works as a format converter or digital multicore. External DACs, for example, can be connected in this way.
Two further module slots on this 1U level are occupied by AES/EBU inputs, for a stereo DAC or as sync inputs for the clock section. Next to them are the Wordclock I/Os and the Flexlink connectors.
In principle, other layouts or front connections are also feasible.