Avid VENUE | DSO Card


Expand your Profile or D-Show System with additional digital outputs. The DSO (Digital Stage Output) Card is an option for the Stage Rack that adds eight channels of digital outputs. Get simultaneous access to the eight outputs through both the four two-channel AES/EBU XLR connectors on the card and ADAT TOSLINK optical connector. Plus, get instant verification of left/right signal presence through a pair of LEDs for each of the four stereo XLR connectors. You can install up to six DSO Cards into a single Stage Rack for a total of 48 digital output channels. Or mix and match with other Stage Rack option cards to customize your output.


  • AES/EBU input

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

  • ADAT output

    Output up to eight channels of ADAT optical through a single ADAT TOSLINK connector

  • Simultaneous output

    Get eight channels of output to both AES/EBU and ADAT optical connections at the same time

  • Auto mute

    Automatically mute outputs for system protection

  • 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


AES Digital Outputs
Connector (x4) XLR3-M
Format  AES 3 (AES/EBU)
Word Length
Impedance 110 Ohm
Level ~3.6Vpp maximum (i.e., +/- 1.8V)
Sample Rate 48 kHz (no sample rate conversion)
Channel Status Info Pro Audio 48k, No Emphasis
Dithering No 
ADAT Digital Outputs
Connector TOSLINK Optical 
Format ADAT, 8-channel
Word Length  24-bit
Sample Rate 48 kHz (no sample rate conversion)
Dithering No 
Signal LEDs (AES pairs 1/2 – 7/8) 
Red Hardware mute (automatically during power-up and power-down,
or via the Mute All Stage Output action) 
Green  Signal present



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