Glensound INFERNO Single Commentator Box For Dante Audio Neworks

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Inferno can be used on its own when connected to a Dante audio network. Many audio routers, consoles and intercom systems are Dante compatible, and will accept the Inferno link, enabling Glensound grade commentary into the audio network.

Inferno can also be used outside of a dedicated Dante network when connected to one of our DARK or AoIP44 break out boxes. This connection can be direct or across a structured network. The DARK or AoIP44 units allow all of the audio inputs and outputs to be located in a place separate from the Inferno.

Programmable On A Dante Audio Network

When connected to a Dante network, sources and destinations can be configured from any part of the network using the free Dante controller software.

Seven Talkback Circuits

The seven illuminated talkback buttons route the audio input to 7 different destinations and remove the audio from the main programme output.

Eight Input Headphone Mixer

Seven external sources plus sidetone are presented on eight level controls allowing the user to create their own required monitoring mix of all sources. Each input can be independently selected to be on the user's left ear, right ear or both ears. The headphone connection is available on a 3.5mm and a 6.35mm jack socket.

Single Input

The single input is switchable on the rear panel to be line/mic/48v and has adjustable input gain. The input also features Glensound’s Referee compressor limiter system. This applies a variable rate compressor to the input peaks so that no clipping occurs, without affecting the rest of the audio signal.

Remote Control

The Inferno contains a web server, allowing remote functionality to an engineer from any PC connected to the network via any web browser. Enter the IP address of the Inferno in the browser for remote control of the front end mic gain. It also allows configuration of each push button on the unit to be on/off latching, momentary (push to talk), always on, and off when pushed (cough), or in an intelligent mode where a short press latches or a longer press is just momentary.

15 segment LED PPM Meter

Audio input level is indicated on the 15 segment PPM meter.

Power On Dante Link Or Locally

Inferno can be powered via the network audio connection if it conforms to the PoE standard. There is also an internal 100v-240v mains supply.

Scalable Commentary

Start with one Inferno into a Dante network. Add multiple Inferno at any time for 2-5 or more commentator system. Use Glensound's Dark units for simple point to point networked audio break out box.

  • Single user Dante commentary box
  • System is scalable with multiple commentators as part of a Dante network
  • Can connect to any Dante compatible network or directly to our DARK units.
  • Single mic/line/48v input with Referee compressor/limiter
  • Headphone mixer has 7 inputs supplied from the Dante network, plus the local input (sidetone)
  • Each headphone input has left/both/right headphone switching
  • 7 talkback circuits are programmable via the Dante network
  • Browser based remote control of input gain and switching functions
  • PoE, Mains or DC powering options

Input Type: Neutrik 3 pin XLR

Input Impedance: Mic: 2k4
                              Line 100k

Equivalent Input Noise: 127dBu (22Hz-22KHz) RMS A weighted Terminated with 300 Ohms)

Frequency response:  Mic -2dBu @25Hz flat @50Hz till 22kHz (+/- 0.25dBu).
                                   Line flat till 22kHz

Distortion at +8dBu:  100Hz = 0.023%
                                   1kHz =0.012%
                                   10kHz = 0.014%

Line Up Gains:            Dynamic Mic: 58dB
                                   Mic + Phantom Power: 35dB
                                   Line: 0dB

Gain Range:                Mic: -30 to +15dB
                                   Line: +/-15dB

Max Input Before Clipping (@line up):
                                  Dynamic Mic: +10dBU,
                                  Mic+phantom: +18dBu
                                  Line: +18dBu



Headphone Impedance: 16-1000 ohm (auto output level to match impedance)
Headphone Noise:  -76.6dB @ line up (residual noise)
Headphone Frequency Response:  >-0.1dB 22Hz to 22kHz
Headphone THD + Noise (Ref +8dB): 0.008% @ 1kHz
Connection: 6.35mm & 3.5mm stereo jack plugs
Headphone Volume Pot Range: +10dB to Off (can be configured +10dB to -30dB)
Maximum Headphone Output: +16.8dB into 600 Ohms


Physical: 2 x Neutrik Ethercons Cat6 RJ45s & 2 x SFP slots
Type: Fully redundant Primary & secondary circuits
Sample Frequency: 48K
Resolution: 24 Bit
Control & Routing: Via Free Dante Controller
AES67: Can be configured for AES67


Mains: 1 x Filtered IEC, 100 to 240VAC (+/-10%) 47-63Hz
PoE: Can be powered by PoE on either Copper network interface
DC Input: 2.5mm Barrel, Centre +Ve, 9 - 15 Volts
Consumption: Front Panel Power On LED: Bright Blue
Rear Panel Power On Indicators: 1 green LED showing presence of each of the above power sources


Size: 137 x 210 x 86mm (WxDxH)
Weight: 1.25Kg
Mechanics: All aluminium construction, anodised and laser etched, powder coated sides
Shipping Carton: Rugged Export Quality cardboard carton 610 x 420 x 170mm (WxDxH)


Operating Temperature: 0 to +50°C (32 to 122°F)
Storage Temperature: -20 to +70°C (-4 to 158°C)
Relative Humidity: 0 to 95% non-condensing