The gigaACE audio networking card (M-DL-GACE) is one of several audio networking options that can be fitted to any Allen & Heath dLive I/O Port. It provides a 128x128ch 96kHz gigaACE point-to-point link to another dLive mixing system.
gigaACE is Allen & Heath’s proprietary protocol for transporting Audio and Control over Ethernet, using standard CAT cables. It allows very low latency and cable redundancy without any audio dropout. gigaACE can also tunnel the dLive TCP/IP control network over the same connection, for example to enable control of either of the two systems by a single laptop.
The gigaACE card offers a cost-effective and simple solution for digital split applications, replacing the copper multicore / analogue splitters of the past. In a typical FoH / Monitor configuration, the inputs of a dLive system are sent to a second system where independent trim, processing and mixing is applied.
gigaACE is a truly plug 'n play protocol: no computer is required for the setup of gigaACE connections. Simply plug the cable between any two dLive systems and set the patch and clock settings directly on the mixer.
- 128 in, 128 out
- 96kHz sample rate
- Ultra-low transport latency – 5 samples (52 us)
- Dual redundancy
- Switchable Control Network Bridge