MDM-832Distribution Module

MDM-832

Overview

Features & Benefits

  • Routes up to eight channels of AC power, balanced audio, and RMS to Meyer Sound self-powered stage monitors and loudspeakers
  • Supports third-party composite cables for AC power and balanced audio to streamline setups and tear-downs
  • When equipped with XLR 5-pin connectors, outputs deliver both balanced audio and RMS with single, composite cables
  • Reversible rack ears offer the flexibility of placing outputs at either the front or rear of the rack

Solutions

  • Touring
  • Festivals
  • Theatres
  • A/V rentals

The MDM-832 distribution module routes up to eight channels of AC power, balanced audio, and RMS™ to multiple Meyer Sound loudspeakers, further enhancing portability and ease of use for self-powered stage monitors and loudspeakers with low to moderate current draw. The MDM-832 simplifies distribution with third-party composite cables carrying both AC power and balanced audio, streamlining setups and tear-downs, and reducing onstage cable clutter. In addition, Meyer Sound offers multi-conductor cables consisting of (3) 14 AWG AC conductors, (2) 24 AWG audio pair with braided shield in 500 foot rolls for customers who wish to make their own custom assemblies.

The MDM-832 receives balanced audio from eight rear-panel audio inputs, equipped with XLR 3-pin female connectors. Audio inputs offer flexible routing with toggle switches that route to corresponding audio outputs, as well as to adjacent, contiguous audio outputs. For example, audio input 1 can be routed to audio outputs 1 and 2, and audio input 3 can be routed audio outputs 3 and 4. Another example is to route audio input 1 to audio outputs 1–4, and audio input 5 to audio outputs 5–8. You can also simply route all audio inputs to their corresponding audio outputs. A single audio output can drive multiple loudspeakers equipped with loop outputs. The rear panel also includes an RMS network connector and terminator for routing RMS signals from the eight front-panel RMS loudspeaker connectors.

Front-panel audio outputs are available as XLR 3-pin male or XLR 5-pin male. XLR 3-pin connectors deliver balanced audio only, while XLR 5-pin connectors deliver both balanced audio and RMS.

AC power is received from a single rear-panel powerCON® 32 connector and routed to two output sections, each comprised of four front- panel powerCON 20 connectors (1–4 and 5–8), each with a total output capacity of 15 A. The two output sections can drive multiple loudspeakers with a sum total maximum long-term continuous current draw equal to the 15 A capacity. Two front-panel 15 A breaker switches enable AC to the output sections. Voltage presence is indicated by two front-panel LEDs, one for each section.

The MDM-832 is housed in a 2-space, 19-inch rackmount enclosure with adjustable, reversible rack ears, allowing outputs to be placed at the front or rear of the rack, mounted either flush or recessed.

Specifications

Front Panel
Analog Audio OutputsEight XLR 3-pin or 5-pin male connectors
RMS OutputsEight RMS FT-10 network connectors
LEDsIndicating AC voltage presence
AC OutputsEight powerCON 20 connectors
Circuit BreakersTwo 15 A breaker switches for enabling AC outputs 1–4 and 5–8
Rear Panel
Analog Audio InputsEight XLR 3-pin female connectors
RMS Input/ThruRMS FT-10 network connector with terminator
AC InputOne powerCON 32 connector
AC Power
Operating Voltage Range100–240 V AC, 50–60 Hz
Max Long-Term Continuous Current Draw30 A rms (varies with number and type of loudspeakers connected)
Physical
Dimensions
 
 
2 rack space
19.00" w x 3.50" h x 8.50" d
(483 mm x 89 mm x 216 mm)
Weight12 lbs (5.4 kg)