RL Series - 1U 19in Rack Mount AoIP Monitoring Tool and Mixer

Part no. NIX00600X-XXX contact sales for options

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- Compact 1RU design for portable and fly-away broadcast applications
- Rapid bootup for fast deployment
- Expandable confidence monitoring with mixing of up to 256 channels across 4 x networks
- High resolution screen with clear metering and quick source touch screen navigation
- Separate Mic and AES inputs
- AES output and headphone
- Separate Dante and Ravenna versions or mix formats to monitor across mixed AoIP networks.

RL Series 256 channel AoIP monitor

A 1U 19inch rack mounted AoIP monitoring and mixing unit.
4 models are available the RL64, RL128, RL192 and RL256 and each unit can be configured at time of purchase to be Dante or Ravenna
RL Series units allows two modes of operation a mixing mode which can mix up to 256 channels at 48kHz (128 channels at 96kHz) plus microphone input (via headphone connector) and AES input to create a 259 into 2 mixer. Alternatively, it can be set into a simple Listen mode where touching a channel instantly routes to the LR output and cancels any previous selection.
The outputs of the LR bus are presented to the user via the inbuilt 4mm x 9mm full range speakers or via the 3.5mm headphone jack. The speakers are automatically muted when a headphone jack is inserted. Simultaneous outputs are also available in the form of the stereo balanced line outputs and AES output accessed via XLR connectors on the rear of the RL Series Unit. The mix output is also routed to the AoIP output.

The RL Series units are operated and controlled via the large letterbox 6.6” diagonal (168mm) 1440 x 240 24-bit colour LCD and capacitive touch panel.

RL Series 256 channel monitor and mixer

A simple and elegant menu system has been designed to be intuitive to navigate allowing the user to access all the features of the RL Series unit very quickly.
The high-resolution screen is easy to read presenting comprehensive metering, routing and status information to the user.

Firmware updates of the RL Series unit are achieved via a dedicated USB micro AB connector on the front panel. There is also a dedicated 3.5mm jack socket for the headphone output

RL Series multi channel AoIP monitor

On the rear of the RL Series unit there are 4x Primary and Secondary ports for up to 4x AoIP inputs. 2x balanced line outputs on 3 pin male XLRs and AES output also on 3 pin male XLR. These outputs can be configured to follow the main volume settings of the speakers/headphones or they can also be set to follow the main Mute control.
Additionally, there is an AES input via 3 pin female XLR connector
The RL Series unit can be powered via either of the two 2.5mm DC input connectors requiring 24V @ 2A. These inputs also have a screw lock to prevent accidental unplugging. Using both inputs provides redundancy.
The optional NIX00629 can be used to power the RL256

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Nixer RL Series AoIP Specifications

Monitoring of up to 256 AoIP channels at 48kHz (128 channels at 96kHz) Ability to create a mix of inputs (inc mic and AES in) into a Stereo mix Supports any combination of Dante and Ravenna Ports in the available 4 Ports - specified at time of purchase Optional Wi-Fi adaptor and iPad App for remote control


AoIP Audio Monitor
4 Pairs of AoIP Ports which can Dante, Ravenna or mixed
Dedicated Mix or Listen modes
Mix mode allows for Panning and Level control
Channels can be configured as Mono or Stereo
Main output has 3 band EQ and Limiter
Mic input via 3.5mm jack input
AES In and AES Out
259 channel meters (16 displayed at a time)
High resolution meters switchable scale standards from EBU or SMPTE
Monitor Output via Headphone, Built-in speakers, Balanced Line Outputs or AES Out

Dante or Ravenna options - at time of purchase

AES67 compatible
SMPTE 2110 compatible
Fully compatible with New Dante Domain Manager – Dante Ports only

Sample rates supported


Bit Depth supported


AoIP inputs

Up to 4x Dual 1Gbps RJ45
1Gbps or 100Mbps operation (Ravenna supports 1Gb only)
User configurable for Switched or Redundant operation
Network configuration information available via menu

Control input

Single RJ45 1Gbs
Features tbc

Speakers and Headphones

Internal 2W/channel amplifier feeding either
2x 40mm x 90mm full range drivers or
3.5mm Headphone socket (with microphone input)
Headphone output can drive loads from 8ohm to 600ohm

Dual Balanced Line Outputs

2x 3pin male XLR connectors
Fed from any input
0dBFS = +21dBu maximum output into 600ohms
Output Mute relays

AES In and AES Out

Stereo AES3 Input on 3pin female XLR connector
SRC converts from 44.1kHz, 48kHz or 96kHz to RL64 sample rate
AES3 routing to any output
Stereo AES3 output on 3pin male XLR connector
Fed from any input

Other Ports

USB port is also used for product firmware updates

Power input

2x 2.5mm DC inputs socket for use with external 24V 2amp adaptor
Both power inputs can be active at the same time for redundancy


6.6” (168mm) diagonal 24-bit colour LCD with 1440xRGBx240 resolution
LED backlight (adjustable brightness via software)
multi touch capacitive touch overlay with gesture support

Product Sizes

Dimensions 494mm wide by 210mm deep by 44mm height
Weight 3.0kg
19inch rack mounting ears can be removed for desktop use