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d&b audiotechnik DS10


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Product Overview

Audio Network Bridge

The DS10 Audio network bridge interfaces between Dante networks and AES3 digital audio signals, while also providing distribution of Ethernet control data. Positioned within the signal chain in front of the amplifiers, this 1 RU device expands the d&b system approach in both mobile and installation environments. Each unit can deliver up to sixteen Dante network channels via AES3 digital signal outputs. The AES3 channel streams from the DS10 carry meta data with Dante channel labels and cabling information to the four channel d&b amplifiers. Additionally, four AES3 input channels provide access to the Dante audio network for applications such as a break-in from a Front of House console.

The DS10 incorporates an integrated 5-port switch, offering a primary and redundant network for the Dante protocol, as well as advanced functions such as Multicast Filtering and VLAN modes. This extensive switch flexibility provides extended connectivity for a laptop to control the d&b amplifiers using the R1 Remote control software via the OCA (Open Control Architecture) protocol. Using the DS10 Audio network bridge, audio signals and remote control data can be combined using a single Ethernet cable.

The front panel of the DS10 is designed to match the I/O panel of the D80 Touring rack assembly. This ensures a simple integration within existing system configurations.

The DS10 features a power supply suitable for mains voltages 100 V – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz, with Overvoltage protection of up to 400 V.


To download the latest third-party software for the Dante Controller, head here.


Rack upgrade kit

The DS10 is designed to integrate directly into the D80 Touring rack assembly and can be powered by one of the auxiliary mains outputs. The front panel connector layout of the DS10 matches the I/O panel of the D80 Touring rack. The DS10 rack upgrade kit contains everything required to replace the drawer within the D80 Touring rack assembly with a DS10. This kit includes a DS10 Audio network bridge (without standard mains cable), 1 x Power cord (powerCON® to powerCON®), 2 x AES3 patch cable and a single etherCON® patch cable.

DS10 Audio network bridge




Control and indicators

  • BYPASS/NETWORK: Toggle switch
  • Switch port modes/Audio loss: LED indicators
  • SYNC ERROR: Red LED indicator
  • SUBSCRIBED (RX Subscription): Green LED indicator


Digital inputs

  • DIGITAL IN: 3 pin XLR female AES3
  • Sampling: 32 - 192 kHz
  • Synchronisation: Sample Rate Converter (SRC)


Digital outputs

  • DIGITAL OUT: 3 pin XLR male AES3
  • Sampling: 48 / 96 kHz
  • Synchronisation: Dante network



  • Connectors:
    built-in 5-port Ethernet switch
    100/1000 Mbit


Power supply

  • Mains connector: powerCON®
  • Rated mains voltage: 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
  • Overvoltage protection: Up to 400 VAC


Dimensions, weight

  • Height x width x depth: 1 RU x 19“ x 232 mm
  • Weight: 3.75 kg / 8.26 lb

Product Downloads

  • DS10 Data Sheet PDF 1.0 MB
  • DS10 Brochure PDF 1.3 MB
  • DS10 User Manual PDF 3.5 MB
  • DS10 Installation Sound Products Brochure PDF 7.1 MB
  • DS10 Mobile Sound Products Brochure PDF 4.8 MB


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*Prices are in AUD, include GST and are subject to change. Please call National Audio for pricing and availability on the DS10.