Merlin is the newest addition to Tieline’s powerful family of IP audio codecs and is designed to deliver rock solid, high fidelity IP audio over an extensive range of public and private IP networks.

Flexible Applications

The 1RU Merlin rack mount IP codec delivers high quality bidirectional stereo and full duplex communications for point-to-point and remote broadcast connections. It is ideal for studio and remote truck installations and features:

High reliability over IP networks without Quality of Service

Powerful audio and data routing

Simple local or remote command and control

Recallable connection programs

Ability to create two mono connections to different Tieline IP codecs, or smartphones using Report-IT.

  •     DSP based architecture
  •     24 Bit 48kHz audio sampling
  •     Dual 1 Gig (10/100/1000) Ethernet ports
  •     Dual redundant AC power supplies
  •     User programmable matrix audio mixer for bidirectional stereo program, plus low latency IFB and full duplex communications*
  •     Uncompressed PCM audio plus algorithms including aptX® Enhanced; LC-AAC, HE-AAC v1 and v2, AAC-LD, AAC-ELDv1 and v2, Opus, MPEG II, MPEG Layer-3, Tieline Music and MusicPLUS, G.722 and G.711
  •     IPv4 & IPv6 compatible
  •     Asymmetric algorithmic encode/decode*
  •     Integrated alarm management
  •     G5 Toolbox GUI enables remote codec control over WANs
  •     Codec Management System compatible for codec network management
  •     Low latency in-band RS-232 aux data channel
  •     Programmable rules engine
  •     Streamlined codec wizards and graphical user interface
  •     Support for multiple languages*: English, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish
  •     Connect to all Tieline IP codecs and Report-IT Live Enterprise Edition
  • Input/Output Specifications
  • Analog Audio Inputs:2 x Female XLR line inputs
  • Analog Audio Outputs:2 x Male XLR
  • AES3 In:1 x female XLR (Channel 1 in; shared with Ch1 analog input)
  • AES3 Out:1 x male XLR
  • Auxiliary Input:1 x 6.35mm (1/4″) Mic/Line level Jack on rear panel
  • Headphones Out/Aux Out:1 x 6.35mm (1/4″) Jack on rear panel and 1 x 6.35mm (1/4″) Jack on the front panel
  • Control Port In/Out:Four relay inputs and four opto-isolated outputs for machine control via a DB15 connector.
  • Audio Input Impedance:High Impedance > 5K ohm
  • Output Impedance
  • Clipping Level:+22dBu (input and outputs)
  • A/D & D/A Converters:24 bit
  • Frequency Response at 48kHz:20Hz to 22kHz
  • THD and Noise (Analog):<0.0035% at +16dBu or -89dBu unweighted
  • THD and Noise (Digital):<0.000056%
  • Analog Signal To Noise Ratio:>98.5dB at +22dBu, unweighted
  • Sample Frequencies
  • IP Sample Frequencies:16kHz, 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz
  • Algorithms
  • IP:Tieline Music, Tieline MusicPLUS, G.711, G.722, MPEG-1 Layer 2, MP3, LC-AAC, HE-AAC and HE-AACv2, AAC-LD, AAC-ELD, Opus, 16/24 bit aptX Enhanced
  • IP (uncompressed):Linear PCM16/24 bit 48kHz sampling
  • Data and Control Interfaces
  • USB:USB 2.0 Host port on the front panel
  • LAN:2 x 10/100/1000 RJ45 connectors
  • Advanced Networking:VLAN tagging (IEEE 802.1Q,802.1p)
  • Serial:RS232 up to 115kbps with or without CTS/RTS flow control via female DB9 connector, can be used as a proprietary data channel
  • Protocols Supported:Tieline, DHCP, SNMP, DNS, HTTP, IGMP, ICMP, VLAN, IPv4/v6, FEC, SIP/SDP (EBU N/ACIP Tech 3326 compliant), RTP, I3P EBU3347 compliant
  • ISDN via module:Optional via module slot
  • POTS via module:Optional via module slot
  • Front Panel Interfaces
  • Display:256 x 64 monochrome LCD
  • Keypad:21 button keypad
  • Navigation:5 button keypad
  • General
  • Size:1U x 19″ Rackmount
  • Dimensions:19” x 1.75” x 13.5” [482mm (W) x 44mm (H) x 343mm (D) including rear connectors]
  • Weight:6lb 7.7oz/2.94Kg
  • Power Consumption:Dual AC 100-240V IEC power inlets; 1A – 50-60Hz
  • Operating Temp.:0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)
  • Humidity Operating Range:20% ≤RH ≤70% (0 to 35°C/32°F to 95°F), non-condensing


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