- by Jacob Coakley
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems new Ri8-D and Ro8-D input and output rack units are 1U rack mount units that use the Dante audio network protocol. They are designed to provide additional options for flexible system design and implementation. In their CL series, Yamaha separated I/O hardware from the mixing console. The Ri8-D and Ro8-D units increase the number of inputs and outputs available. In addition to working with CL Series components, they can be used with a Dante-MY16-AUD card(s), new Rio units and a Yamaha PM5D to create a 96kHz system. The Ri8-D head amplifiers can be controlled directly from the interface of the M7CL, LS9, or other compatible console.
The Ri8-D and Ro8-D can be used in any combination with the Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D. Availability is expected spring of 2013 with a targeted MRSP of $1,900 for the Ri8-D and $1,700 for the Ro8-D.
For more information on the Ri8-D and Ro8-D, visit www.yamahaca.com.