What is it?The Penta 725 series is a new generation of audio routers enabling compact, powerful systems to be built on a modular basis. DetailsHoused in a 1RU 19” chassis, the Penta 725 has a capacity of 384 x 384 cross points and incorporates AES3 and optical MADI interfaces. The system is controlled via TCP/IP from the NTP 635-300 controller (with NTP client applications like BLISS and VMC), from the NTP 625-801 main router or from third-party control systems. The Penta 725 series is based on a hardware platform with an “extremely powerful” programmable router and DSP processing core capable of handling more than 1000 x 1000 cross points.
Penta 725 incorporates 64 AES3 stereo and 4 MADI inputs/outputs for interfacing digital audio sources. Two high-speed bi-directional links are available for connection to other 625 or Penta 725 systems – with 128 channels @ 48 kHz on optical single mode/multi-mode interface – and an AES3 monitor output is included for monitoring of inputs and outputs. The system also incorporates four bidirectional MADI links (acc. to AES10 with optical single mode/multi mode interface) plus 64 stereo bidirectional AES3 links on six 50-pin D-sub female connectors.
An AES3 audio monitor with true monitoring is available on all inputs and outputs and in addition to remote control via TCP I/P, router settings can be controlled locally using front panel navigation keys. The Penta 725 also features a redundant 90-250V AC mains power supply with 12V service supply.