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  • Analogue Breakout Box simplifying access to DirectOut ANDIAMO range of interfaces
  • Also suitable for use with any equipment using DB25 connectors for multichannel audio I/O
  • Fully compatible with Tascam wiring standard for analogue and AES3 signals
  • Analogue Breakout Box
  • 8 x Analogue I/O
  • D-Sub 25 <> XLR


  • 8 x XLR connector male
  • 8 x XLR connector female
  • 2 x DSUB-25, AES59 compliant



Analogue Breakout Box with 8 x Analogue I/O (on D-Sub 25 <> XLR).

  • 8 x XLR connector male
  • 8 x XLR connector female
  • 2 x DSUB-25, AES59 compliant

DirectOut BREAKOUT Boxes

The DirectOut BREAKOUT boxes are a range of 1U breakout panels, designed to simplify I/O access to analogue or digital interfaces.

The BREAKOUT range is primarily intended for use with DirectOut's ANDIAMO series of MADI/analogue and MADI/AES interfaces: these include the ANDIAMO 2, 2.AD. 2.DA, MC, AES (SRC) and 2.XT (SRC).

DirectOut BREAKOUT boxes can also be used with any third-party audio equipment with Dsub-25 connectors.

Many items of professional audio equipment use the well-established Tascam wiring standard for carrying eight balanced channels (analogue or AES3) on a single 25-pin Dsub connector. This has clear advantages in reducing cost, rear panel complexity and simplifying rack wiring.

The DirectOut BREAKOUT units are simple, passive-interface panels fitted with 25-pin Dsub connectors at the rear and XLR connectors at the front, allowing immediate access to the input or output of any channel of the device to which the BREAKOUT panel is connected. In many situations, the BREAKOUT panel can be rack-mounted immediately below the device, and short, pre-made 25-pin interface cables used at the rear. Such cables are available as an accessory.

Five versions of BREAKOUT panel are available:
• BREAKOUT.AN8 – 8 analogue inputs (XLR3F), 8 analogue outputs (XLR3M)
• BREAKOUT.AN16I – 16 analogue inputs (XLR3F)
• BREAKOUT.AN16O – 16 analogue outputs (XLR3M)
• BREAKOUT.AES – 8 AES3 inputs (XLR3F), 8 AES3 outputs (XLR3M)
• BREAKOUT.AESid – 16 AES3id inputs (BNC), 16 AES3id outputs (BNC)

All versions except the BREAKOUT.AESid have two 25-pin Dsub connectors on the rear panel; the AESid has four. The analogue units carry eight balanced signals (either in or out) on each Dsub, while the digital units carry four AES3 signals (eight audio channels) in each direction on each Dsub. The BREAKOUT.AES unit is suitable for AES3 signals of 2-7 Vpk-pk and a characteristic impedance of 110 ohms, and the BREAKOUT.AESid for AES3id signals of 1 Vpk-pk and a characteristic impedance of 75 ohms.

The units are fully enclosed and require only 1U of panel height and 65 mm depth.

*Tascam is a registered trademark of the TEAC Corporation

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