MADI (Multi-channel Audio Digital Interface) is an established standardised audio format that can carry up to 64 channels of audio in a single cable connection. MADI is available in two different cable/connection formats; MADI Optical (Optical Fibre cable with SC type connectors) or MADI Coaxial (Coax’ cable with BNC connectors).
The SSL ‘MADI Opti-Coax’ is a handy format converter box designed to convert up to 64 audio channels bi-directionally (64 IN & 64 OUT) between the MADI Optical and MADI Coaxial formats. Its front panel is equipped with one set of MADI SC type optical input & output connectors and one set of MADI BNC coaxial input & output connectors.
Conversion takes place in real time with no latency and no audio degradation. In addition to simple format conversion MADI Opti Coax can be used to extend cable distance coverage from 50m for the MADI Coax format to 2km for the MADI Optical format. MADI Opti-Coax is housed within a rugged all metal case and is extremely simple to use.