OVERVIEW


When working with Dante audio networking and control networking, there are a few different options to consider when going from your network switch to your amplifiers. Here, we have outlined each method and even provided a quick walkthrough guide to help achieve different modes.



DANTE IN SWITCHED OR REDUNDANT MODE
                                   

The first way to connect requires two network cables connected to each amplifier going into the same switch.  It does require the most cables of the three ways described here, but it is the only way that allows for Secondary Dante to create a backup Dante network.  This method can also be used with Dante configured in Switched network mode, however you will not have the ability to run Secondary in this setting.



DANTE IN SWITCHED MODE - DAISY CHAINED


The second method requires Dante to be configured in Switched network mode.  This allows for the Dante to be “daisy-chained” from amplifier to amplifier while only having one total Dante network cable connected to the switch.  It still requires a control network cable from each amplifier up to the network switch but this will utilize less ports on the network switch than in the first solution here.


For instructions on changing Dante Redundancy to Switched Mode Click Here to download our Quick Walk-through Guide.


DANTE IN SWITCHED MODE - COMBINED

                                    

The third method also required Dante to be configured in Switched network mode.  In this case a short network cable would connect the Control network port to one of the Dante ports directly next to it right on the amplifier.  This combines the Control and Dante together right at the amplifier.  From here you would then connect another network cable from the remaining Dante port up to the switch.  This utilizes the fewest ports on the network switch but again doesn’t allow for a secondary Dante network with the amplifiers.


For instructions on changing Dante Redundancy to Switched Mode Click Here to download our Quick Walk-through Guide.

                               

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