The magic of Dante® equipment: a game changer for audio set-ups

Be a conductor of the audio revolution with our Dante® microphones, speakers and amplifiers

You are an audio installer, expert planner or installation technician?

Imagine entering a world where audio transmission is not only impeccable, but also incredibly flexible. This is the world of Dante® audio. The “MONACOR-DT” product line provides this digital flexibility for you and your PA applications in an easy and cost-effective manner. If you have never heard of Dante® in commercial PA technology, you can get started with a brief overview here.

The revolution begins with two Dante® microphones

Our adventure begins with a game-changing innovation: our EAM-17DT “array microphone”. This slim marvel of engineering conceals at least 17 microphones in its housing, allowing for a supercardioid polar pattern that really hears everything. Imagine you are standing in front of an audience, and your microphone captures every nuance of your voice while simultaneously blocking out any unwanted ambient noise. This microphone is a revelation for locations where visual appeal and sound quality need to go hand in hand – from conference tables to church altars. Power supply via PoE simplifies installation. The EAM fascinates with its ease of operation. Furthermore, the microphone is also accessible to people with visual impairments thanks to the Braille lettering. Not only does this technology sound faithful and clear, it is also inclusive.


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Our adventure begins with a game-changing innovation: our EAM-17DT “array microphone”. This slim marvel of engineering conceals at least 17 microphones in its housing, allowing for a supercardioid polar pattern that really hears everything. Imagine you are standing in front of an audience, and your microphone captures every nuance of your voice while simultaneously blocking out any unwanted ambient noise. This microphone is a revelation for locations where visual appeal and sound quality need to go hand in hand – from conference tables to church altars. Power supply via PoE simplifies installation. The EAM fascinates with its ease of operation. Furthermore, the microphone is also accessible to people with visual impairments thanks to the Braille lettering. Not only does this technology sound faithful and clear, it is also inclusive.


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Tried and tested technology meets useful innovation: the ECM-300DT

Next up is a classic with a modern twist: the ECM 300DT gooseneck microphone. But the ECM-300DT is more than merely a gooseneck with a sound converter. The Dante®-capable table tripod transforms it into a state-of-the-art AoIP device with hypercardioid polar pattern and low cut switch. The design? Simple and elegant, just like a table tripod should be. The functionality? PoE and selectable attenuation (-10/-20/-30 dB) round off a masterpiece that will satisfy anyone who values ​​quality and flexibility.


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Next up is a classic with a modern twist: the ECM 300DT gooseneck microphone. But the ECM-300DT is more than merely a gooseneck with a sound converter. The Dante®-capable table tripod transforms it into a state-of-the-art AoIP device with hypercardioid polar pattern and low cut switch. The design? Simple and elegant, just like a table tripod should be. The functionality? PoE and selectable attenuation (-10/-20/-30 dB) round off a masterpiece that will satisfy anyone who values ​​quality and flexibility.


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Using precisely the right Dante® speaker: from the microphone to just the right ears

Imagine pressing a button and, suddenly, the space is filled with sound. The EAM-17DT and ECM-300DT let you do precisely that. Using the Dante® controller, you can digitally route the signal directly into or via your preferred DAW or DSP – and hey presto, the recording is captured and the sound is in the speaker and in your ears. And by the way, go here to check out the Dante® controller and here to see the Dante® Domain Manager.

WALL-05DTM: the small powerful 5-inch 2-way active speaker

The microphone-to-speaker connectivity options available with Dante® are an engineer’s dream: You can connect two speakers with ease to create a technically seamless audio experience. Plug in, start up the system – and you’re ready to go in a matter of seconds. No endless configurations, no waiting. And with our Dante® controller, you can design your speaker routing exactly the way you want it.


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The microphone-to-speaker connectivity options available with Dante® are an engineer’s dream: You can connect two speakers with ease to create a technically seamless audio experience. Plug in, start up the system – and you’re ready to go in a matter of seconds. No endless configurations, no waiting. And with our Dante® controller, you can design your speaker routing exactly the way you want it.


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Our Dante® product range covers all common scenarios for audio set-ups – with flush-mount ceiling speakers, column speakers and horn speakers.

SETUP ONE: Conference room

Surface-mount speakers, 60–80 m2

Customer requirements:

  • Active speaker systems for wall mounting and ceiling suspension with PoE (Power over Ethernet) which provide a powerful sound, e.g. for sound reproduction from a PC
  • Connected speakers to provide a homogeneous sound distribution for an excellent speech intelligibility at every seating position in the room
  • Connection facility for a tie clip microphone and a lectern microphone for most versatile PA applications, e.g. for meetings, workshops, conventions or conferences
  • Easiest operation and maximum exibility, e.g. for PC presentations or reproduction of media via a stationary PC or laptop

Solution

Conference rooms should be suitable for most versatile applications and remain user-friendly. The key requirements for this are an excellent speech intelligibility and a top-quality media reproduction.

Four Dante®-enabled wall speakers WALL-05DTM/WS are installed to allow for an excellent audio quality. The active sound system is suitable for intuitive operation and achieves a homogeneous sound radiation. Thus, you can ensure a well-balanced sound radiation at every listening position in the room.

In addition, pocket transmitter TXA-800HSE with headband microphone or tie clip microphone is applied to ensure the speaker's mobility, e.g. at lectures or presentations.

The presentation of multimedia stereo signal sources or stereo contents via a connected laptop is as easy as child’s play. Converter SMC-1 has been applied to convert the stereo audio signal of the laptop into 2 x mono signal. The mono signal is then fed into Dante® transceiver DADC-144DT and distributed to the 4 active speakers WALL-05DTM/WS via Dante® network.

SETUP TWO: Shopping Centre

Flush-mount speakers and surface-mount speakers, 1,200–1,600 m2

Customer requirements:

  • A clear and natural music reproduction in all areas of the shopping centre, e.g. shops, hallways and sanitary facilities
  • PA applications to provide announcements of highest speech intelligibility for advertising purposes and for giving information on upcoming events
  • Quick and easy operation of the system in order to fully concentrate on customer service
  • Compact and unobtrusive flush-mount ceiling speakers which can easily be integrated into the shop interior 
  • Reliable technology which has extensively been developed for full-time operation

Solution

An excellent sound quality and speech intelligibility, a high operating range and a comprehensive PA application are crucial factors for rooms of high acoustic requirements. Digital audio signals are directed from the centre management’s back office to a total of four zones.

It is possible to provide each zone with an independent PA application, selecting a different playlist and volume level via PC with music software and installed Dante® Virtual Soundcard. Furthermore, it is possible to add tailor-made programs to the playlists to broadcast information or advertising and, if required, to allow for time-controlled playback. Dante®-enabled amplifiers PA-900DT and AKB-160DT have been applied in the shops. As Dante® instreamers, they receive a digital audio signal via an existing local network and feed it into the on-site audio system.

The installed ceiling speakers EDL-62HQ provide a pleasant ambience at the point of sale. In the remaining areas, the installed active wall and ceiling speakers also guarantee a continuous PA application and feature an integrated 30 W amplifier as well as support Power over Ethernet to ensure a power supply via a connected PoE switch.

Both the ceiling speakers EDL-80DT and the column speakers ETS-630DT can be addressed selectively (IP) and can stream high-quality multicast audio data. Each speaker can subsequently be assigned to groups and zones without changing hardware or cabling.

SETUP THREE: Sports and Leisure Centre

Flush-mount speakers and surface-mount speakers, 1,600–1,900 m2

Customer requirements:

  • PA system with flexible configuration for different functional areas, including lobby, bistro, indoor sports facilities and spa area
  • High-quality multi-zone solution, each zone to be provided with different playlists and with an individual volume level
  • Unobtrusive background music in the lobby, swimming pool area and adjoining changing rooms as well as sanitary facilities
  • PA speaker systems with a high sound pressure and a powerful sound for multifunctional sports fields
  • Robust flush-mount ceiling speakers for the sauna and pool area
  • Microphone station at the reception desk for making announcements

Solution

Depending on the area of application, highest speech intelligibility, unobtrusive background music or a powerful sound are required. At the reception, an installed PC with Dante® Virtual Soundcard and music software is used as an audio source to direct specific recordings to the speaker lines.

In addition, important announcements can be made via the connected Dante®-enabled gooseneck microphone ECM-300DT. In the lobby and adjoining bistro area, active 2-way flush-mount ceiling speakers EDL-80DT provide pleasant background music and are complemented by active wall speakers WALL-05DTM/WS which have also been applied here.

In the spa area, ceiling speakers EDL-156 provide unobtrusive background music. The Dante® instreamers PA-900DT and AKB-160DT convert digital audio signals into an analogue signal which is amplified and then streamed.

On the multifunctional sports field, PA speaker systems EUL-2/SW which are integrated via a Dante® transceiver DADC-144DT provide a powerful sound. On the other sports fields, a well-balanced sound is ensured by combining ball-proof wall speakers ESP-72/WS and the amplifier module AKB-160DT.

Additional flush-mount speakers and surface-mount speakers have been used in the changing rooms, sanitary facilities as well as in the shower area for a comprehensive and homogeneous sound distribution throughout the whole leisure centre.

Additional Configuration Examples

Our Dante® mixer amplifiers and amplifier modules:

Any space will sound different. We know that. And we therefore offer solutions that you can flexibly adapt. Thanks to our amplifiers and the Dante® controller you can set up your signal chain to perfectly fit your environment. Our PA-900DT the Dante® instreamer, is a jumper between analogue and digital technology. Simply connect an analogue speaker system to a digital Dante® network. You can also easily loop in effects such as an equalizer or compressor. You have control over whether you want to attenuate the high frequencies, remove the humming from the bass, or minimise the noise to create the perfect atmosphere. This fine-tuning makes the difference between a good and an exceptional sound. And the elegant design of our equipment seamlessly blends into any space, much to the delight of architects.

Creating a sound universe: your path to the ideal PA application

Now imagine connecting all these elements. You choose the perfect microphone, fine-tune the sound with precise EQ settings, and bring it all together with a speaker system that is ready to use in seconds. So you can tell your customers that it works at the push of a button – and they can modify it at any time. Whether for a studio recording or an event hall, set new standards in audio quality with Dante® equipment from MONACOR.

Everything connected up, quickly and easily and with a wide dynamic range – thanks to our

ADP-Dante®-adapter

Imagine setting up a complete audio system without taking forever. With MONACOR and Dante®, this can come true. You will be amazed how quickly your system with MONACOR-DT will be ready for use.t.

Where many signal chains meet: our 4-channel Dante® transceiver

The receiver can process four analogue XLR audio inputs and outputs. So this device makes your audio projects exceptionally flexible. DADC-144DT makes it easy to integrate Dante® into existing networks. The levels of the analogue inputs and outputs can be individually adjusted using recessed potentiometers.

DADC-144DT

4-channel Dante® transceiver
4-channel Dante® transceiver 4 analogue XLR audio inputs 4 analogue XLR audio outputs 4-channel Dante® input/output (EtherCon/RJ45) …

No problem! With just a few clicks in the Dante® controller, you can give your devices intelligible names. “Studio left”, “Studio right” – suddenly everything becomes clearer. Your personalised setup is ready to perfectly capture and reproduce every sound.

Our MONACOR Academy offers a wealth of informational material and full seminars on Dante®. Welcome to the future of sound!

Come join us on the Audio-over-IP journey. Come and experience the world of Dante® and the future of audio perfection – designed by you, enabled by MONACOR. Discover the technical specifications, experiment with Dante® devices and find out how the flexibility of Dante® audio can take your projects to the next level.

Digital signal processing integration: perfection without external equipment

A built-in digital signal processor in Dante® speakers gives you further options for sound improvement. And all this without having to rely on external (digital signal processing) hardware. This feature lets you fine-tune the sound directly at the source – a valuable option for any audio installation.

Incidentally, with the Dante® virtual soundcard you can make any computer with a LAN connection ready to use in a Dante® network.

LEARN MORE ABOUT NETWORK SOLUTIONS WITH DANTE-® HERE

A smooth experience with the Dante® controller

The transition to digital control of your audio experience could not be easier. With the Dante® controller, setup is child’s play. You only need to check your network connection. Make sure you have selected the correct interface. Thanks to DHCP, configuration is quick and straightforward.

Why Dante®? 6 reasons for audio installers and audio expert planners

Not everything that is digital is necessarily better. Even Dante® is not the perfect fit for every project. But some of the advantages of Dante® audio represent real progress:

Dante® enables the transmission of uncompressed, multi-channel audio signals over a standard Ethernet network. Your advantage: crystal clear sound quality, almost as if the artist was standing right next to you.

Forget the days of struggling with cable clutter. Dante® reduces the need for physical cables by transmitting audio via network cables. This makes your setup more neatly arranged and more flexible.

Dante® can configure itself. Devices recognize each other automatically – which is a real game changer. This means speedier progress during setup and more time for being service-oriented and attentive to your customer.

Whether you are working in a small studio or providing sound for a large live event, Dante® scales to your needs. You can easily expand your network by adding more devices without compromising quality.

Dante® minimizes latency so that transmission occurs in real time. For musicians and sound engineers, this means no noticeable delays, just seamless, synchronized audio transmissions.

Dante® is future-proof because it is based on a network standard. You can rest assured: Your investment in Dante® will still be relevant in years to come. Because you can easily integrate new devices and technologies.

6 reasons why Dante® audio is perfect for modern multi-room solutions

Think of Dante® as the conductor of an extensive networked enterprise audio system, where each component – be it a speaker, amplifier or microphone – is precisely orchestrated to ensure synchronized PA application in different conference rooms, offices or even across entire locations. For use in companies, Dante® has crucial advantages that revolutionise audio management:

  1. Seamless communication: With Dante® you can create high-quality audio transmissions in your company that are synchronised in real time and without delays between different areas. This promotes effective communication, whether for meetings, announcements or PA applications at events.
  2. Centralised control: With Dante®, you can centrally manage your entire audio network. From a single location, administrators can control what audio content is played where and when. This considerably simplifies management and saves valuable time.
  3. Flexible applications: Whether you need to prepare an auditorium for a conference or play background music in common areas, Dante® flexibly adapts to your needs. The audio settings can be individually adapted for each space to support the suitable atmosphere and function.
  4. Consistent sound quality: Dante® ensures first-class sound quality throughout the company. The system transmits uncompressed clear audio, resulting in an enhanced listening experience, be it for presentations, music or voice transmissions.
  5. Scalability: The Dante® System can be easily expanded as your company grows or your requirements change. New components can be added without difficulties and integrated into the existing network without affecting performance.
  6. Integration into the existing network infrastructure: Dante® uses your company’s existing Ethernet infrastructure. You can therefore build and expand your audio network without having to invest in new cables or hardware. This simplifies implementation and can save costs.

 

For companies, Dante® is a state-of-the-art solution that not only increases efficiency and flexibility in sound management, but also improves communication and the working atmosphere thanks to superior sound quality. With Dante® as the backbone of your audio network, you can be confident that your business is perfectly prepared for the audiovisual challenges of the future.

Want more info about digital transmission paths in audio technology? Find out more in our magazine article on audio-over-IP.

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