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Wheatstone MADI Blade

Brand: Wheatstone

The MADI BLADE-3 is a high-density multichannel I/O BLADE for converting a 64-channel MADI input to data streams on the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network, and converting network data streams to 64-channel MADI outputs. These MADI inputs and outputs then become fully integrated audio sources and destinations on the network and can be routed in any way you may desire.

As a bridge to the WheatNet-IP audio network, this 1RU box interfaces to intercom systems, TDM routers, ProTools systems and DAWS that are MADI-capable. It provides 64 bidirectional channels (AES 10) between the WheatNet-IP audio network and another device over one coaxial cable.

The MADI BLADE-3 uses BNC connectors for coaxial MADI inputs and outputs (1 each), and an SFP (small form-factor pluggable) transceiver slot for fiber connectivity. It has a 1000-base-T (Gigabit) network interface for optimum network speed and reliability.


  • 64-channel bidirectional MADI interface
  • BNC connectors for coaxial MADI inputs and outputs (1 each)
  • One SFP transceiver slot for fiber connectivity
  • CPU with OS
  • 24-bit A/D and D/A converters
  • 1RU, no fans
  • AES67 compatible
  • One Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Two stereo 8x2 utility mixers
  • Silence sensing can be applied to any output
  • 12 universal logic ports (GPIO) on 2 RJ45 connectors
  • 128 software logic ports
  • Two full-colour OLED displays on front
  • Front panel headphone jack

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