CDC MC AES3 Stagebox

  • Overview

    The 2U CDC MC AES3 Stagebox provides a total of 18 AES3 inputs / outputs via 4, 25-way D-Sub (Tascam) connectors and 2 XLR connectors, making a total of 36 audio inputs and outputs. All of the inputs, which are transformer isolated, and outputs have SRC on a connector to connector basis; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz and 96 kHz (192 kHz on inputs only) with conversion to 96 kHz. 

    The unit can also be synchronised with an external Word clock (3V3 and 5V0), AES11 or via its own internal clock. 

    The unit features redundant PSUs as standard.

    Feature Summary

    • 2U AES3 stagebox
    • 36 audio inputs / outputs in total running at 96 kHz internally
    • 4 x 25 way D-Subs: 4 AES inputs / outputs (8 audio inputs / outputs) per D-Sub (Tascam standard)
    • 2 x XLR AES inputs (4 inputs) 2 x XLR AES outputs (4 outputs)
    • All inputs and outputs have SRC 
    • MegaCOMMS network ports glow either red or blue for Rx (receive) or Tx (transmit)
    • RG6 cable runs of up to 150 meters / 492 feet
    • Dual PSUs as standard

    Cadac’s MegaCOMMS digital network allows the audio infrastructure to be designed to meet the requirements of the most challenging applications. With a choice of local I/O cards, stageboxes and audio network bridges plus a dedicated router to handle the dynamic management of the audio, the network can be as complex or as simple as required. 

    All Cadac digital audio is transmitted using Cadac’s proprietary MegaCOMMS digital interconnect protocol which provides less than 0.4 ms latency from analogue input on stage, through the CDC eight or CDC six, to analogue output on stage, plus robust error correction and advanced system clocking.

    The protocol provides up to 128 bi-directional channels of 96 kHz / 24-bit audio along with all control data and clock synchronisation. This is all carried on RG-6 coaxial cable with runs of up to 150 meters (492 feet) from the console or CDC MC Router. The benefit of combining audio, control, and clock into one single network simplifies connectivity, shortens set-up time and reduces investment in cabling infrastructure.

    Read more about MegaCOMMS here.



    486.2mm wide (19”) x 88.0mm (3.46”) high x 252.50mm (9.92”) deep


    5.5kg / 12.12lb