TASCAM AE-4D Converter

Signal Converter


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The AE-4D is an exquisite AES/EBU input/output unit that converts up to four AES/EBU signals into four Dante audio channels and vice-versa. It has an input sample rate converter, supports audio resolutions up to 96 kHz / 24 bit and uses balanced XLR connectors for AES/EBU input and output. DSP functions in this model are limited to input and output faders and mute.

The AE-4D is part of the Tascam Dante Compact Processor Series consisting of compact, half-rack size audio converters for Dante/AES67 networks. The models easily add additional mic/line or AES/EBU inputs/outputs to Dante audio networks in public facilities, broadcasting stations, recording studios or upmarket domestic environment and can be freely combined.

Remote control is possible via two different software applications available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android devices: Tascam DCP Connect for configuration and Tascam EZ Connect for end users, both of which are simple to use and included with the units.

All models can be powered by PoE or an optional AC adapter. By using power daisy-chaining, two units mounted side-by-side in a rack can be powered by one AC adapter.


Key Features

  • Hardware features
    • Two AES/EBU inputs on balanced XLR connectors with sampling rate converter
    • Two AES/EBU outputs on balanced XLR connectors
    • Four audio channels at 44.1/48 kHz, 16/24 bit
    • Two audio channels at 88.2/96 kHz, 16/24 bit
    • Dante interface allows audio signals to be transferred over an Ethernet network
    • Two LAN connectors for Dante daisy-chaining
    • Flexible routing with “Dante Controller” software
    • AES67 is supported to allow connection with Ravenna and other compatible audio network technologies
    • Up to 96 kHz sampling rate and 24 bit resolution
    • Front-panel indicators for operation status and current sample rate
    • Signal indicators for input and output signals
    • Power supply by PoE (Power over Ethernet) or optional PS-P1220E AC adapter
    • Power daisy-chaining allows two units to be supplied from one AC adapter
    • Half-rack size chassis (1U)
    • Attachment brackets included for mounting the unit under a table top, for example
  • Software features
    • Fader and mute settings for each input and output channel
    • Tascam DCP Connect offers full access to virtually all settings (compatible with Windows/Mac/iOS/Android devices)
    • Optional accessories
    • PS-P1220E AC adapter (can also be used for redundant power supply when operating at PoE)
    • AK-RS1 rackmount shelf for two units to be mounted side by side


Number of channels and formats 4 channels, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 16/24-bit
2 channels (double speed), 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 16/24-bit
Inputs and outputs
Input impedance 110 Ω
Format AES3-2003/IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU)
Supported sampling frequencies 32–192 kHz (Sampling rate converter is always on)
Input impedance 110 Ω
Format AES3-2003/IEC60958-4 (AES/EBU)
Supported sampling frequencies 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
Dante/Ethernet connectors (DATA/DATA+PoE) RJ-45
Transmission protocol Dante
Gigabit Ethernet standard 1000BASE-T (IEEE 802.3ab)
Cable requirements Cat 5e or better STP cables
Power supply and other specifications
Power supply PoE class 0
Tascam PS-P1220E AC adapter (sold separately)
Power consumption 3W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 214 x 45 x 136mm (including protrusions)
Weight 795g
Permissible operating temperature range 0–40 ºC