Avid VENUE | DSI Card


Expand your Profile or D-Show System with additional digital inputs. The DSI (Digital Stage Input) Card is an option for the Stage Rack that adds eight channels of software-controlled and fully recallable digital inputs. Access the inputs either through the four two-channel AES/EBU XLR connectors on the card or its ADAT TOSLINK optical connector.

You can install up to six DSI Cards into a single Stage Rack for a total of 48 digital input channels. Or mix and match with other Stage Rack option cards to customize your input.


  • AES/EBU input

    Connect up to eight digital inputs through four two-channel AES/EBU XLR3-female connectors

  • ADAT input

    Or you can connect up to eight digital inputs through a single ADAT TOSLINK optical connector

  • Word Clock output

    Keep all of your external digital devices in perfect sync

  • Auto SRC

    Get fuss-free operation with automatic sample rate conversion (SRC) on all digital inputs, eliminating the need for a separate Word Clock when connecting digital devices

  • Status LEDs

    Get visual feedback about your SRC status and lock status with discrete LEDs for both AES/EBU and ADAT connections

System requirements

 One of the following Stage Rack-based systems:
 Avid VENUE | Profile System
 Avid VENUE | D-Show System


 Connector XLR3-F 
 Format  AES 3 (AES/EBU)
 Termination 110 Ohm 
 Maximum Cable Length 328 ft (100 m) 
 Word Length 24-bit 
 Maximum Sample Rate (with SRC) 32 kHz to 96 kHz per input pair 
 Connector TOSLINK Optical 
 Format ADAT, 8-channel 
 Word Length 24-bit 
 Supported Sample Rate (with SRC) 44.1 kHz to 48 kHz (available globally) 
 Connector BNC-F 
 Format Word Clock Out 
 Source Impedance  75 Ohm
 Drive Level 2.5V pk-pk into 75 Ohm load 



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