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I think you can do dual rack with other cards if the slave mixrack is an iDR10. If the Master~Slave audio link is done using Dante,MADI or EtherSound etc(to the iDR10 Slave MixRack) you can still connect the ACE control network separately.
From the Understanding Dual Rack info document: “If the Slave MixRack is a fixed format iDR then the link has to be ACE and signal routing is automatically configured. If a modular iDR is used, then the link could be EtherSound or MADI (I assume Dante, Waves etc also now) and additional signal routing possibilities would be available. Accordingly, routing options should be manually configured to ensure the 32 mix busses run from Slave to Master on lines 1-32.”


Richard Howey
Audio Dynamite Ltd
Dual M-Dante/DVS, 17″MBP/Logic 9/Custom Mackie Control