Rio Series

At Xilica Audio Design we have a passion for digital audio. Our Neutrino, Uno and X Series digital processors are examples of that passion.

The Rio R1616-N Dante enabled breakout box was designed to provide additional flexibility for our Dante enabled Neutrino and Uno Series processor models – and as a general purpose standalone interface for use with other Dante enabled audio devices. We are developing a series of Rio Dante/Analog breakout boxes and the Rio R1616-N is the first in that series. 16×16 I/O channels of Dante network audio and 16×16 I/O channels of analog audio are provided. In conjunction with our Neutrino-N and Uno-N model processors or as a standalone interface, the Rio R1616-N Dante enabled breakout box provides additional system flexibility by transporting audio long distances over CAT5/6 cable digitally. Its 16×16 Dante and 16×16 Analog I/O and audio performance maximizes its flexibility and value.

Xilica Audio Design Rio R1616-N

In More Detail

The Rio R1616-N is a one rack space device with front panel audio metering and dual RJ45 Dante connectors and 16×16 analog I/O connections on the rear of the unit. On the digital side of Rio, the R1616-N provides 16×16 I/O channels of Dante Network Audio via a single CAT5/6 cable (plus a redundant path). On the analog side of Rio, the R1616-N provides 16 balanced, selectable, Mic/Line inputs with 48v phantom power, and 16 balanced line outputs on Euro/Phoenix style connectors.

Rio operates as a native Dante device with automatic device discovery and clock configuration using standard Ethernet hardware. High quality A/D and D/A converters ensure superb audio quality. Connect an Ethernet cable from Rio’s RJ45 Dante connector to the processors RJ45 Dante connection or to another Dante enabled device. Configure and manage the Rio R1616-N breakout box using our NeuConsole software.


  • 16×16 Dante Network I/O
  • 16×16 Analog I/O
  • Selectable Mic/Line Inputs
  • Premium Grade Mic Pre-Amps
  • 48V Phantom Power
  • 48kHz Sampling
  • 40 Bit, Floating Point DSP Engine
  • High Performance 24 Bit Converters
  • Ethernet Connectivity and Control
  • NeuConsole Software Integration and Configuration