DAD Digital Audio Denmark

Pristine AD and DA converters

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DAD design and engineer pristine AD and DA converters with superb sonic quality, versatile I/O structure and IP Audio via Layer 3 Ethernet.

Up-to 48 analogue audio channels and a flexible digital signal interface, routing and distribution structure. 8 AES3 I/O interfaces; MADI coax and optical; 64 channel interface for Pro Tools; Ethernet IP audio interface for 64 I/O channels using Dante.


DAD AX-32 DX-32

NEW MOM – Monitor Operating Module

In a world that seem to be gradually moving towards working and mixing ‘in the box’, there are still situations where hands-on control is second to none. Monitor control is one of those cases. Enter MOM – DAD’s new Monitor Operating Module.

Check out the AES 2017 Sound On Sound Video Interview with Mikael Vest, Sales Director at Digital Audio Denmark about the new MOM controller…

AX 32 | AD/DA Converter & Digital Audio Matrix


Download the AX32 / DX32 PDF Brochure…

Pristine AD and DA conversion with superb sonic quality, versatile I/O structure and IP Audio via Layer 3 Ethernet. The AX32 has enhanced performance in terms of sonic quality of the AD and DA conversion, up to 48 analog audio channels, and a flexible digital signal interface, routing, and distribution structure.

With all I/O card and options installed, you can control a 1,500 x 1,500 matrix of audio channels. 8 I/O cards and 2 I/O modules can be installed.

AX32 rear


  • Versatile digital interface structure
  • Easy control of converter parameters
  • 8 to 48 analogue channels
  • 8 channels on a card. Up-to 6 analogue card can be installed
  • 8 ch. Line in AD card and 8 ch. Line/Mic pre in AD card
  • 8 ch. Line out DA card with output level control
  • Sample rates 44.1 kHz up-to 384 kHz/DSD
  • High precision internal clock and PLL


  • 8 AES3 I/O interfaces
  • MADI coax and optical I/O
  • 3G SDI embedded audio I/O
  • Ethernet IP audio interface for 64 I/O channels using Dante™
  • Synch via word clock, AES11, Video, and all digital I/O
  • Adapt to incoming sample rate


  • Settings control via front panel knobs and large LCD display
  • Operation via DADman control software for Windows and OSX
  • Ethernet control interface
  • Compliant with the Dante Ethernet controller

NEW SPQ Speaker Processing

The SPQ system consist of a DSP card that you can install in one of the 8 card slots of AX32.

The SPQ Speaker Processor System is extremely flexible and you can match it to any speaker configuration, including immersive audio formats such as Dolby Atmos.

Award-Winning Producers Talk About DAD AX32

Top Grammy® Award-Winning METAlliance Engineers and Producers Talk About Digital Audio Denmark (DAD) Interfaces. During the Oct 2017 METAlliance Academy event at Power Station at BerkleeNYC, the METAlliance founders, Al Schmitt, Ed Cherney, Chuck Ainlay, Elliot Scheiner, Frank Filipetti and George Massenburg, took time out to talk on-camera about the transparency and sound quality of the DAD AX 32 audio interface…

AX-32 Review – Pro Tools Expert – 4 Videos

Play the first video, the other parts follow on. Or click the links below. Check out this YouTube 4-video series from Pro Tools Expert where Julian looks at…

Julian concludes:

“The quality is faultless….The preamps are amazing….Huge I/O available….Highest quality clocking as good as any master clock you could buy….The most awesome center piece to any HDX studio…Completely uncompromising in terms of its capabilities….I absolutely love it.”

DX32R | Digital Audio Bridge

DX32 is a versatile digital audio interface and matrix designed for multiple audio applications such as multi-room recording studios, post-production facilities and audio distribution installations. It allows all digital input and output routing to be managed on a mono channel basis within a single unit or a combination of units.

With near zero latency, the DX32 can be used to expand I/O channel count and interface digital components, providing a high quality bridge between AES/EBU, MADI, Pro Tools HDX and the Dante IP audio network.

DX32R include a 384×384 multiplexer, enabling all digital inputs and outputs to be routed in any combination; this enables the unit to also split signals for advanced signal distribution.

DAD DX32 Front
DAD DX32 Rear

Key Features

  • 8 AES3 I/O interfaces, 16 channels I/O
  • 1 MADI coax I/O, 64 channels I/O
  • 2 optional MADI optical I/O, 128 channels I/O
  • 2 interfaces for Pro Tools (TM) , 64 channels I/O
  • Ethernet IP audio interface for 64 I/O channels using Dante™
  • High precision internal clock and PLL

Key Benefits

  • Flexible patching and routing of digital audio signals
  • Stand alone IP audio interface and format converter
  • Interface for major digital audio workstations
  • Low latency, tightly synchronized, transport of uncompressed audio over IP networks using off the shelf switches

DanteThe DX32R IP Audio protocol is based on the robust tried-and-tested Dante™ digital audio network technology, and will interoperate with products of other brands that comply with Dante.

The protocol will provide AVB as well as AES67 support once standardization is fully completed. The Dante and NTP IP Audio formats provide fast, flexible, and economical audio routing via IP and are compatible with the AX32 AD/DA converter, and other Dante devices. The IP Audio routing provides low latency, tightly synchronized, transport of uncompressed audio over Gigabit IP Ethernet Layer 3 networks using off the shelf switches, and routers for audio routing via one or more sub-nets.

A total of 512 channels can be routed on a 1 Gigabit network, and more if the network capacity is higher.

DADman Control Software

DADman Control Software GUIDADman is a software application for control of the DAD AD/DA converters. DADman v.5.x can run on both Windows PC with XP/W7/W8 or MAC PC with OS X version 10.9, 10.10. and 10.11…

AX32 & DX32 Audio Interface Brochure

The AX32 and DX32 make a powerful I/O and routing combination with DADman Control Software.

AX32 DX32 Brochure



Deadman S6 ArtistComplete monitor control is an essential part of an efficient workflow if your deliver in surround or 3D audio formats. Set up any monitoring workflow with AX32 or DX32 and add Pro|Mon license for dedicated monitoring features such as bass management, room correction and more.


  • Monitor controller with talkback, summing and folddown
  • Control via EUCON 3 from Avid™ S6, S3, MC Pro and 5-MC
  • Built-in matrix for flexible routing and digital insert
  • Configurable for any audio format eg. mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1, 9.1, and up-to 64 ch. multi channel
  • Pristine A/D and D/A conversion and optional mic pre
  • Digital I/O via MADI, AES3, Dante™ and SDI
  • Direct connection to Pro Tools HD / HDX / HD Native cards
  • Fixed 7 sample latency on all signal paths and 32 bit floating point summing processing

DADman EUCON Control
The complete monitor control system consist of an AX32 or DX32 converter interface with a DADman software application running on a Windows or a MAC computer, which is communicating via EUCON on a Gigabit Ethernet enabling the operation of the monitor control from the Avid S6 Control Surface.

Monitor Matrix and Processing

Monitor ControlThe monitor control is able to set the listening levels, Dim and Cut of a main control room speaker set and two alternate speaker sets. Furthermore, four monitor sets can be controlled with level and cut.

The signal output configuration of each speaker and monitor set can be configured to any format: mono, stereo, 5.1, 7.1, 9.1, and multi channel up to 64 channels, using any of the audio outputs of the NTP/DAD converter interface in any combination.

The sources for monitoring can be selected from any of configured signal sources. Sources can be selected to an monitor output as switched or more sources can be summed to a control room speaker or monitor output providing Stem summing functionality.

As for the outputs, source inputs can be configured to any format with any combination of audio inputs of the NTP/DAD converter interface.

Talk back functionality is available for any of the control room speaker and monitor outputs, and the talk back can activate Cut or Dim on any output as well.

On each of the control room speaker and monitor outputs a Folddown function can be applied. The Folddown can comprise of any of the 7 formats: Mono, Stereo, Left-Center-Right, Left-Center-Right-Sub, 5.1, 7.1 and 9.1 surround formats. On both the sources and the speaker and monitor outputs.

DAD Monitor Control