At a glance
- C.A.S.T. Distribution Hub and Audio Over Cat 5 System
- Completely passive operation
- Fully-balanced, high-quality audio paths
- 8 Inputs and 8 outputs over DB25 (Tascam wiring) (sold separately)
- C.A.S.T. IN A, B, C, and D ports on RH45 with 2 dedicated Input and output paths each
- Compatible with any shielded Cat 5e/Cat 6/Cat 7 cable with distances up to 100m/330ft
- Improved crosstalk performance with high-performance Cat 6 and Cat 7 (recommended)
- Ruggedised metal enclosure
- Compatible with all Cranborne Audio C.A.S.T.-enabled devices including N22, N22H, Camden EC1, and Camden EC2
- Fully-support of 48v phantom power
- Rack-mountable with optional Half Rack Kit (OBDRK001)
This offer includes a Cranborne Audio N8 and a FREE N22. This offer ends on the 31st of December 2023.
The Cranborne Audio N8 is an advanced audio distribution hub within Cranborne's innovative C.A.S.T system, facilitating the seamless conversion and transmission of audio through network cables.
This versatile device boasts eight analogue inputs and eight analogue outputs via DSUB connectors, which are converted into the C.A.S.T system format, enabling the transmission of analogue audio via CAT 5e cables (compatible with CAT 6 and CAT 7 cables). The breakout box seamlessly interfaces with your audio equipment, such as audio interfaces, AD/DA converters, mixers, or audio installations, accommodating up to four C.A.S.T devices like the N22 and N22H breakout boxes, along with the EC1 mic preamp, offering an impressive 16 audio channels in total.
Each of the four C.A.S.T ports can handle up to four audio channels (2-in/2-out) through a single network cable, dramatically reducing cable clutter and supporting cable runs of up to 100 meters without compromising audio quality. Additionally, this setup yields significant cost savings, as network cables are considerably more cost-effective than traditional audio cables.
Furthermore, the Cranborne Audio N8 incorporates routing features, enabling each C.A.S.T channel to transmit or receive audio from its designated channel or from channels 1-2, adding further flexibility to your audio setup.
The Cranborne Audio N22 is a compact, high-quality headphone amplifier and breakout box with C.A.S.T compatibility.
The Cranborne Audio N22 lets you easily distribute your audio signal between C.A.S.T-enabled equipment using CAT 5 cables. While it's primarily designed for seamless integration with the 500R8 and 500ADAT interfaces, the N22 can also link up with another N22 unit to transmit a stereo mix to a live room or stage, covering up to 100 meters.
Its compact design and durable build make it a versatile tool suitable for various settings, including home studios, project studios, professional studios, and live performances.