SX-AD8+ AVB option card

8-channel out AVB interface card with PoE for SX-AD8+

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Optional board for the SX-AD8+ that allows a direct connection to a Mac by means of a simple RJ45 ethernet cable. No proprietary software is required: once connected to a Mac, the SX-AD8+ is automatically added as a 8-channel audio source.

The card is Power over Ethernet (PoE) capable, meaning that a single ethernet cable is able to power the SX-AD8+ and transports all audio channels.

Apple Mac OS X Support

All Apple Macs with a Thunderbolt port are AVB capable. The latest MacBook Pro model 2016 features only Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports. An Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter is required if the Mac does not have a Thunderbolt 2 port. Mac OS version 10.9 or newer is required. To enumerate and stream audio between a SX-AD8+ and a Mac:

  1. Connect your SX-AD8+ with AVB option card to the Mac via the Ethernet port or Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter
  2. Open the Audio MIDI Setup utility
  3. In the menu bar, select Window ► Show Network Device Browser
  4. SX-AD8+ AVB endpoint will enumerate as SX-AD8+ AVB. Select the checkbox to the left of the entry to connect the device
  5. The device will appear as an Audio Device in the Audio MIDI Setup window
  6. Select the SX-AD8+ AVB device on the left, then choose SX-AD8+ AVB as clock source


  • 8 channels 24-bit out (from SX-AD8+ to network)
  • Sample Rate: 48, 96 and 192k


  • 100 / 1000 Mbps
  • Class 1 IEEE 802.3af PoE