DiNET™ DAN-RX™ Using & Applications

The Radial DiNET DAN-RX is designed to seamlessly integrate with your existing Dante equipment. The following describes basic set-up and connections. For more details, please download the user guide by clicking on the icon at the left.

Getting Started

Before making any connections, always ensure your amplifiers or speakers are either turned down or turned off in order to protect sensitive components from damage due to loud transients that can occur when plugging in or turning on various components.

Powering the DAN-RX


Power for the DAN-RX can be provided via power over ethernet (PoE) from a PoE-capable network switch or a separate PoE injector. Once power is available, the side panel PoE LED indicator will illuminate and the DAN-RX will be ready to use.

Power Supply

The included 15VDC power supply is provided for use when PoE is not available. Once you have connected the DAN-RX to the Ethernet switch, plug in the power supply. The side panel +15VDC LED will illuminate and the DAN-RX will be ready to use.

As a backup option, the DAN-RX is designed to be able to have both PoE and the 15VDC adaptor connected at the same time. If one fails, the other will maintain power without switchover noise.

Ethernet Connection

The DAN-RX connects to the Ethernet switch using a standard CAT5e or CAT6 cable. Once the Ethernet switch is connected to a computer running the Dante Controller software, the DAN-RX will appear as an available receive device.

Making Connections

Connect two standard low-impedance XLR cables from the LEFT and RIGHT outputs to the inputs of your PA or recording system. These XLR outputs conform to the AES standard and are balanced to drive long cable runs up to 100 meters (300') without noise, and are suitable for connecting the DAN-RX to professional mixing consoles, preamps and power amplifiers. The signal level at these outputs is controlled by the audio playback source.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The DAN-RX does not require phantom power to operate. The DAN-RX is equipped with blocking capacitors to prevent damage from DC voltage, but for best results please ensure that the phantom power is switched off when connecting to the microphone input of a mixer.

Using the Headphone Amplifier

The DAN-RX is equipped with a dedicated stereo headphone output. The 3.5mm (⅛") output is designed for both ear buds and standard TRS stereo headphones wired tip-left, ring-right and the sleeve is ground. The volume control on the DAN-RX affects the headphone output only, as it is designed for testing purposes rather than setting the level of the XLR outputs.

Be careful! The DAN-RX is designed for professional use. The headphone amplifier is very powerful and is capable of high sound levels that could damage your hearing. Always ensure the volume control is set to its lowest point (fully counter-clockwise) when plugging in headphones, and slowly increase the level to a satisfactory level. If no signal is present, ensure that audio is routed to the unit via the Dante Controller software.

Not all headphones are created equally! Always start at the lowest volume when switching headphones. While the DAN-RX is designed to work with headphones of all different impedances, volume level can change drastically from pair to pair.

Headphone Safety Warning Caution: Very Loud Amplifier

As with all products capable of producing high sound pressure levels (SPL), users must be very careful to avoid the hearing damage that may occur from prolonged exposure. This is particularly important when applied to headphones, as prolonged listening at high SPLs will eventually cause tinnitus and can lead to partial or complete loss of hearing. Please be aware of the recommended exposure limits within your jurisdiction and follow them closely. The user agrees that Radial Engineering Ltd is not liable for any health effects resulting from the use of this product and the user clearly understands that he or she is entirely responsible for the safe and proper use of this product. Please consult the Radial Limited Warranty for further details.