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ISE 2024: Crestron Expands Audio-over-IP Functionality with Four New DM NAX Edge Devices

Crestron Electronics has announced four new Crestron DM NAX Audio Edge devices to provide seamless interoperability and performance between audio sources for any AV-over-IP system.

“When homeowners invest in an audio system, there is an expectation that they can easily select and use any audio source in their home,” says Michael Short, Senior Director of Residential & Hospitality Marketing at Crestron. “From turntables to karaoke gear, it’s simply easier and much more enjoyable when you can seamlessly control your audio system sources in one place, and that is what these four new Crestron audio accessories deliver. Everything that sits on the edge of your network is brought into your Crestron DM NAX system and controlled by the Crestron Home OS for pure listening pleasure.” 

Each new accessory is available in two form factors: wall plates or surface mounts. A single network connection allows homeowners to control and manage the device through the Crestron Home OS.

Other features include an onboard DSP for tone shaping and signal optimization. New edge devices are compatible across DM NVX AV-over-IP, DM NAX Audio-over-IP, AES67, and Dante audio networking platforms. Additionally, the edge devices are powered via PoE, eliminating the need for local AC power.

The DM-NAX-BTIO-1G is a wall plate with Bluetooth communications and analog inputs and outputs that adds Bluetooth audio to any DM NAX Audio-over-IP, DM NVX AV-over-IP, Dante audio network, or AES67 AoIP system. It bridges any audio source to DM NAX technology. Android OS users don’t benefit from something like AirPlay software, so Bluetooth connectivity is a fantastic option to source audio to this wall plate, says Crestron. MSRP is US$950.

The DM-NAX-2XLRI-1G (MSRP US$860) offers stereo analog audio outputs, allowing seamless integration with a professional audio system. With onboard DSP, users have control over tone shaping and signal optimization, ensuring the highest-quality audio experience. There are no messy cables or complicated setups, as this edge device provides power and audio signals through a single network cable. The slim-line single-gang housing fits into any environment.

At MSRP US$800, the DM-NAX-AUD-IO provides a way to bridge traditional analog media sources such as phones, laptops, media players, and turntables into an AV-over-IP audio setup. Power and audio signals are delivered through a single network cable. The device features a compact sub-1/4 rack housing.

The ​DM-NAX-AUD-USB (MSRP US$800) is a solution for connecting USB devices to DM NAX technology, allowing you to stream your favourite service, or even YouTube video, and hear that audio everywhere. This compact device offers a range of features that make it versatile and user-friendly. With a stereo USB-C connectivity PC audio input, you can easily connect a laptop and enjoy high-quality audio streaming. The device also features a stereo analog 3.5mm line in/out, allowing easy integration with your local audio system.

DM NAX edge products provide integrated streaming, routing, and distribution, combined with audiophile-quality speakers, amps, and control of all media and content in a Crestron system. Customers can control them easily through any device including keypads, remotes, and touchscreens, or via seamless integration in the Crestron Home OS on mobile devices.