XTA MX24 Dante

Console Switcher with Dante and Analog 

The MX Series have been designed to offer a uniquely simple solution to the long-standing problem of routing of multiple mixing consoles outputs to a speaker system / system processor.  Handling up to 36 inputs in 2U across analogue, AES and Dante networks, these are arranged in sets of four (to typically support Left-Right-Front Fill and Sub feeds from an individual console).  All AES inputs have SRC. There is one set of four outputs, available simultaneously across analogue, AES and Dante networks with Word Clock output sync available on AES.

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When you need to ensure that the show goes on, no matter what happens, you need backups of backups. You need a way to automatically switch between them if the primary signal path drops out. You need the ability to work with any sample rate on any AES input. To perform this across not just stereo pairs, but four channels simultaneously (L/R/FF/Sub).

No need for control software, no PC* and no way for this to be tampered with remotely.  You don’t want to be trusting this to an inferior sub-mixer or an over-specified, over-complex processor – get the right tool for the job.

The MX36 Console Switching System is the solution. It handles four simultaneous inputs across three source types (analogue, AES and Dante – 36 individual inputs) and even when you’re not monitoring a source it will be. It will be checking the signal integrity and will auto-select the highest priority source seamlessly if anything fails.

The MX24s offer the same 4 bus switching abilities, but scale things back to two sets of two sources, either Analogue+Dante (MX24D) or Analogue+AES (MX24A).


*except for firmware updates and optional remote configuration

All you have to do is press A, B or C^ to choose what’s routed to the four outputs (again all available in analogue, AES and Dante flavours simultaneously^ with the option for external sync on the AES outputs^).

Feed in a stereo source direct to the MX for background music and a mic for announcements. Plug in some headphones and monitor every individual feed from any source, plus check what’s on the outputs and even verify your redundancy failovers beforehand.

Once you’re happy, lock it all down and walk away, safe in the knowledge that the MX will keep the music playing, with dual redundant power supplies^, and XTA’s 25+ years of DSP knowledge ensuring your audio is treated with white gloves through the best audio conversion.

^MX36 only

Analogue Inputs:

Consoles A/B/C
3 x 4, 24-bit, 96kHz conversion; max input level +21.5dBu

Analogue Inputs:

Consoles A/B
3 x 4, 24-bit, 96kHz conversion; max input level +21.5dBu

AES Inputs:

3 x (2+2), with individual pair sample rate conversion
Dante Inputs:
3 x 4, global sample rate (48k/96k)

AES Inputs:

2 x (2+2), with individual pair sample rate conversion

Dante Inputs:

2 x 4, global sample rate (48k/96k)

Background Music (Stereo Line)
Stereo unbalanced 3.5mm front panel jack, 2 x rear panel balanced XLR (in parallel)
24-bit, 96kHz conversion; variable gain -INF to +20dB; max input level +21.5dBu
Mono balanced front panel XLR, rear balanced XLR (in parallel)
24-bit, 96kHz conversion; variable gain -50dB to +50dB; 48V phantom power


Analogue Outputs:

4 x balanced XLR, max output +21.5dBu (may be internally scaled to +8dBu or +12dBu for upstream system compatibility)

AES Outputs:

2 x 2 , 96kHz internal word clock, or sync to external BNC word clock

Dante Outputs:

1 x 4, global sample rate (48k/96k)


3 pin IEC (X2 with redundant PSU in use – MX36 only)
Power 60VAC – 240VAC
Consumption < 50 watts

Weight 5.1kg. Net (6.3kg Shipping)

Size (2U) :  88 x 482 x 312mm) excluding connectors


Due to continuing product improvement the above specifications are subject to change.


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