MC-2 AES/EBU Distribution Amplifier by Mutec

The MC-2 acts basically as an AES/EBU distribution amplifier. Additonally AES/EBU ID interfaces are available to offer conversions between both interface standards. Using the latest PLL and conversion techniques, the MC-2 processes digital audio signals aligned to AES3 and AES3 ID and reference sync signals aligned to AES11 and AES11 ID including all the usual clock rates from 32kHz to 192kHz. Each interface standard offers one input whereas AES/EBU can be distributed to 6 outputs and AES/EBU ID to 2 outputs.

Various operation modes enable the use of MC-2 in a wide range of applications. An input reference signal will be distributed to all outputs simultaneously. In this process, the  conversion between the AES/EBU and the AES/EBU ID interfaces will be done automatically.

A supplied AES3 digital audio signal can be converted in realtime into an AES11 digital sync signal and distributed through all outputs. To keep the original AES3 signal for further use, the first output of the according interface standard can be switched to pass the original signal separately without any format changes.

The voltage of the outputs of the AES/EBU ID interface can be switched from standard 1V to 3V to enable very long cable runs.

  The unit is mountable in a 19" rack system by using our optional rack adapters.
All functions can be conveniently set from the front panel with help of a simple user interface. The unit is shipped in a rugged aluminium housing and meets CE, UL and FCC, part 15, specifications.


• AES/EBU and AES/EBU ID reference signal distribution.
• AES/EBU and AES/EBU ID digital audio signal distribution.
• Reference signal and digital audio signal refreshing.
• Signal conversion between AES/EBU and AES/EBU ID.
• AES3 to AES11 conversion.
• Clock rate indication of AES/EBU and AES/EBU ID signals.
• Line extension for e.g. theater or broadcast installations.
• Output expansion for e.g. MUTEC's iCLOCK, iCLOCKdp, iD, iDdp, MC-3, MC-3.1, MC-3.2
 and other clock generators.