Crestron Expands Audio-over-IP Functionality with Four New DM NAX Edge Devices for Audio Everywhere in the Home
Rockleigh, New Jersey – February 2, 2024 – Crestron Electronics, the global leader in home automation, announces four new Crestron DM NAX® Audio Edge Devices to provide seamless interoperability and performance between audio sources for any AV-over-IP system.
“When homeowners invest in an audio system, there is an expectation that they can easily select and use any audio source in their home,” said Michael Short, Sr. Director of Residential & Hospitality Marketing. “From turntables to karaoke gear, it’s simply easier and much more enjoyable when you can seamlessly control your audio system sources in one place, and that is what these four new Crestron audio accessories deliver. Everything that sits on the edge of your network is brought into your Crestron DM NAX system and controlled by the Crestron Home OS for pure listening pleasure.”
Each new accessory is available in two flexible form factors: wall plates or surface mounts — a single network connection allows homeowners to control and manage the device through the Crestron Home® OS. Other features include an onboard DSP for tone shaping and signal optimization. All new edge devices are compatible across DM NVX® AV-over-IP, DM NAX Audio-over-IP, AES67, and Dante® audio networking platforms. Additionally, the edge devices are powered via PoE, eliminating the need for local AC power. The four devices include:
- The DM NAX Wall Plate with Bluetooth Connectivity and Unbalanced Analog Audio Input and Output: DM-NAX-BTIO-1G — Acting as something of a “wildcard,” DM-NAX-BTIO-1G is a wall plate with Bluetooth® communications and analog inputs and outputs that adds Bluetooth audio to any DM NAX Audio-over-IP, DM NVX AV-over-IP, Dante audio network, or AES67 AoIP system. Quite simply, it bridges any audio source to DM NAX technology. Android™ OS users don’t benefit from something like AirPlay® software, so Bluetooth connectivity is a fantastic option to source audio to this wall plate. MSRP: $950
- The DM NAX Wall Plate with XLR Input and Balanced Analog Audio Output: DM-NAX-2XLRI-1G —Whether a professional musician, a DJ, or just a lover of incredible sound, this device offers stereo analog audio outputs, allowing seamless integration with a professional audio system. With onboard DSP, users have complete control over tone shaping and signal optimization, ensuring the highest-quality audio experience. There are no messy cables or complicated setups, as this edge device provides power and audio signals through a single network cable. Designed with elegance and functionality in mind, its slim-line single-gang housing fits into any environment. MSRP: $860
- The DM NAX Converter with Balanced Analog Audio Input and Output: DM-NAX-AUD-IO — The DM-NAX-AUD-IO provides a way to bridge traditional analog media sources such as phones, laptops, media players, and even turntables into an AV-over-IP audio setup. Power and audio signals are delivered through a single network cable, so configuration is a snap. The device features an extremely compact sub-1/4 rack housing, making it one of the most discreet devices in your system. MSRP: $800
- The DM NAX Converter with USB and Unbalanced Analog Audio Input and Output: DM-NAX-AUD-USB —This is the solution for connecting USB devices to DM NAX technology, allowing you to stream your favorite service — or even YouTube® video, for that matter — and hear that audio everywhere. This compact device offers a range of features that make it incredibly versatile and user-friendly. With a stereo USB-C® connectivity PC audio input, you can easily connect a laptop and enjoy high-quality audio streaming. The device also features a stereo analog 5mm line in/out, allowing easy integration with your local audio system. MSRP: $800
With the unmatched flexibility, scalability, and interoperability of the Crestron DM NAX platform, homeowners can enjoy the ultimate audio experience in every room of the home. DM NAX edge products provide integrated streaming, routing, and distribution, combined with audiophile-quality speakers, amps, and complete control of all media and content in a Crestron system. Customers can control them easily through any device including keypads, remotes, and touchscreens, or via seamless integration in the Crestron Home OS on mobile devices.
These solutions are shipping now. To learn more, visit the Crestron Blog.