Avantis/GX4816 with GLD AR84

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    I have the old purple AR84 and was wondering if there’s a way to expand the GX4816 with this box. So far my digging has come up ‘no’

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    No. The two boxes run at different sample rates (96k and 48k). They will not work together, nor will the older 48k boxes (AR and AB) work/connect with any 96k box (other DX series).


    I appreciate the confirmation. I couldn’t find any documentation saying there’s some upscale/downscale ‘magic’ happening.


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    And just to clarify, you can use the older 48k boxes along with the newer 96k boxes, but each style of box will require it’s own dedicated connection to the console (ie you cannot connect/daisy chain the two types together). Since the Avantis only has one connector built in, this would require the use of an appropriate I/O card.

    In your example, you could plug the GX4816 into the built in GigaAce port and then plug the AR84 into a GigaAce I/O card installed in the system. Obviously it’s probably not worth doing that as purchasing the I/O card is only slightly cheaper than purchasing a DX168 box that could be plugged directly into the GX4816 (thereby saving the I/O slot for another use), but it is a solution if you really need to use both 96k and 48k boxes at the same time.



    Unfortunately, I’m using my GigaAce for a split to another Avantis. Its looking like a dx168 might be in my future.

    Thanks again for your input

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