The AE-4D is a compact converter that
mutually converts AES/EBU signals and 4-channel Dante signals. With
half the size of a standard 1U rack, the AE-4D is suitable for
different Dante systems as an exquisite AES/EBU input/output unit.
The built-in DSP mixer enables small scale systems to fully perform
with a variety of input/output models the TASCAM Dante Compact
Processor Series offers. AE-4D supports up to 96kHz/24bit and uses
XLR connectors for AES/EBU output.
4 AES/EBU input/output、4 Dante input/output
The AE-4D is a simple converter that converts 4-channel AES/EBU
input signals into 4-channel Dante output signals, or 4-channel
Dante input signals into 4-channel AES/EBU input signals.
Half-rack size Dante Compact Processor Series
The Dante Compact Processor Series has a line-up of models with
different input/output specifications:
MM-4D/IN, 4-channel mic/line input
ML-4D/OUT, 4-channel line output
MM-2D, 2-channel mic/line input/output
AE-4D, AES/EBU 4-channel input/output
For analog input/output models, the branch extends with units
equipped with Euroblock or XLR connectors that users can choose
depending on their usage. By combining multiple different units all
at once, it is possible to match and introduce them into various
Optimal input/output unit for different Dante systems
The Dante Compact Processor Series provide easy additional mic/line
or AES/EBU input/output to several situations and places such as
public facilities, broadcasting stations, recording studios, etc.
where Dante systems are being used. They are the optimal
input/output unit for small scale environments.
Structuring small scale systems with the DSP function
Level control is available when converting AES/EBU signals and Dante
signals, and managing the input/output of an AES/EBU unit makes it
easier to work with Dante systems. In addition, with a matrix mixer
function and effects installed in the Dante Compact Processor
Series, it is possible to build up a complete small system with
units from this series only.
Routing to each Dante device is easy via Dante controller.
Input/output units can be added flexibly to new or already
established Dante systems.
Compatible with Dante Domain Manager and AES67 mode
The Dante Compact Processor Series are compatible with Dante Domain
Manager, which features security functions and enables the use of
wide-area networks. This helps the Dante Compact Processor Series
access easily to Dante systems using already established network
infrastructures. With the AES67 mode, connection to AES67 network
systems is also possible.
The advantages of introducing Dante Network Audio
These are some of the benefits provided when adopting Dante Network
Reduction of system costs
It is possible to have a maximum transmission of 128ch I/O with one
single CAT5e cable. This leads to fewer cables needed, not to
mention the reduction of costs on wiring and space for cable pits.
Improved connection flexibility
All equipment can be freely connected and routed by applying star
Introducing a wide range of digital equipment
into a Dante system
Often used in PA/SR and pro audio environments, digital equipment compatible
with AES/EBU format can be used on Dante systems. The AE-4D also includes a
sampling rate converter, which enables different AES/EBU sources to be used on a
Power supply can be provided to the unit via PoE (Power over Ethernet).
No need for AC adaptors; power supply construction fees and installation costs
can be reduced by using a PoE compatible network switch.
Remote control via control software
Controlling effects or the matrix mixer can be easily done through the dedicated
control software; depending on the amount of controls the user needs, there are
TASCAM DCP CONNECT, designed for system integrators/managers that handle the
configuration and settings of an entire system.
TASCAM EZ CONNECT, designed for end-users and allowing them to use simple
Compatible with Windows / macOS / Android / iOS devices.
Installable according to usage/environment
Units can be easilly installed directly under desks or on walls with the
included surface mount adaptors.
With the optional rack-mountable shelf AK-RS1, up to two Dante Compact Processor
models can be installed in a 19 inch rack space.
4 AES/EBU input/output
4 AES/EBU inputs with sampling rate converter
4 Dante input/output
Supports PoE (Power over Ethernet)
Up to 24bit/96kHz
Supports Dante daisy chain; this allows two Dante Compact Processor models to be
connected without a network switch
Compatible with Dante Domain Manager and Dante AES67 Mode
Flexible scene preset function allows to work in different area situations (Up
to 50 presets)
Timer event function allows to automatically switch scenes at a specified time
(planned to be compatible on a future version update)
2 types of user control software available for Windows/Mac/iOS/Android devices:
For integrators: input/output routing selection, DSP/design/scene settings of
the complete system, etc.
For end-users: simple app design for only the necessary functions such as area
volume settings, etc.
Remote control via Dante
Half-rack mountable size
Equipped with indicators that show LAN/Dante connection status and sample rate
Equipped with signal indicators that monitor digital input/output signals
Configurable reference level (via remote control only)
Surface rack mountable angles for installation under desks included
AC adapter PS-P1220E for redundant power supply available
Rack-mountable shelf AK-RS1 to install and store two Dante Compact Processor
models in a 19 inch rack case
Formats and channels 44.1/48kHz,16/24-bit, 4 channels
88.2/96kHz,16/24-bit, 2 channels (double speed)
Transmission protocol Dante
Gigabit Ethernet standard 1000BASE-T (IEEE 802.3ab)
Cables category 5e or faster STP cables
DIGITAL INPUT (AES/EBU) connectors
Input impedance 110 Ω
Format AES3-2003/IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU)
Supported sampling frequencies 32 kHz - 192 kHz (Sampling rate converter is
DIGITAL OUTPUT (AES/EBU) connectors
Output impedance 110 Ω
Format AES3-2003/IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU)
Supported sampling frequencies 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz
Power PoE class 0
TASCAM PS-P1220E AC adapter (sold separately)
Power consumption 3W
Dimensions 214 x 44.45 x 136.1 mm (W x H x D, including protrusions)
Weight 795 g
Operating temperature range 0°C-40°C
Included items Installation brackets, Owner's manual (including warranty)