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The Soundweb London BLU-160 offers configurable I/O, configurable signal processing and a high bandwidth, fault tolerant digital audio bus.

The BLU-160 has open architecture which is fully configurable through HiQnet™ London Architect. A rich palette of processing and logic objects and a “drag and drop” method of configuration provide a simple and familiar design environment.

This processor features a low latency, fault tolerant digital audio bus of 256 channels which uses standard Category 5e cabling giving a distance of 100m between compatible devices. Fiber optic media converters can be used to increase the distance between devices to over 40km.

Four card slots facilitate many different device I/O configurations. Each slot can accommodate any of six available I/O cards, including the Analog Input Card, Analog Output Card, Digital Input Card, Digital Output Card, AEC Input Card, and Telephone Hybrid Card. Each card supports four channels.

Analog Input Cards provide software configurable gain in 6dB steps up to +48dB per channel and software selectable Phantom Power per channel. Digital Input Cards and Digital Output Cards process AES/EBU and/or S/PDIF audio and offer a variety of clocking and syncing options. (Further information about the I/O cards can be found on dedicated datasheets)

Phantom Power, Sync, Signal Present and Clip information per channel is easily accessible, without the requirement for a PC, from clear front panel LED indication. Device-specific information such as Device Name, Device Type, Firmware Version Number, Time, IP Address and Subnet Mask is available from the front panel display. A bi-directional locate function allows devices to be identified both from and within HiQnet London Architect.

12 Control Inputs and 6 Logic Outputs allow the BLU-160 to be integrated with GPIO compatible devices. The Soundweb London Interface Kit, comprehensive documentation which details how Soundweb London systems can be integrated with third party control systems, is included within the installation of HiQnet London Architect.

The BLU-160 and the other members of the Soundweb London family provide the building blocks of the perfectly tailored system solution.


  • Four Input / Output Card Slots
  • Configurable Inputs / Outputs
  • Analog Inputs (with Phantom Power per Channel)
  • Analog Outputs
  • Digital Inputs (AES/EBU and S/PDIF)
  • Digital Outputs (AES/EBU and S/PDIF)
  • AEC Inputs (with Phantom Power per Channel)
  • Telephone Hybrid Card
  • Configurable Signal Processing
  • Rich Palette of Processing and Logic Objects
  • 256 Channel, Low Latency, Fault Tolerant Digital Audio Bus
  • Clear Front Panel LED Indication
  • Informative Front Panel Display
  • Bi-Directional Locate Functionality
  • 12 Control Inputs and 6 Logic Outputs for GPIO Integration
  • Soundweb London Interface Kit for Third Party Control System Integration (Documentation)
  • HiQnet Device
  • Configuration, Control and Monitoring from HiQnet London Architect

More Details

Fiber Optic Media Converter Recommendation:

BSS Audio MC-1


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Data Sheets
Soundweb London A&E Specs
updated: Nov 15, 2019
    Nov 15, 2019
BLU-160 Cut Sheet-English
updated: Nov 15, 2019
    Nov 15, 2019
Conferencing Brochure
updated: Nov 15, 2019
    Nov 15, 2019
Soundweb London Family Brochure
updated: Nov 15, 2019
    Nov 15, 2019
CAD Drawings
BLU-160 CAD drawing front
updated: Nov 15, 2019
    Nov 15, 2019
BLU-160 CAD drawing rear
updated: Nov 15, 2019
    Nov 15, 2019
HiQnet London Architect
updated: Nov 15, 2019
    Nov 15, 2019
HiQnet Motion Control
updated: Nov 15, 2019
    Nov 15, 2019
HiQnet Audio Architect
updated: Jan 15, 2020
    Jan 15, 2020
Application Guides
HARMAN Training Theater AV Solution for Business
updated: Nov 13, 2019
    Nov 13, 2019
HARMAN Auditorium AV Solution for Business
updated: Nov 13, 2019
    Nov 13, 2019
Information Documents
MTBF Soundweb London 800 320 160 120
updated: Nov 15, 2019
    Nov 15, 2019
Install Guides
BLU Series Install Guide-English
updated: Nov 15, 2019
    Nov 15, 2019

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Chassis 19" (single rack space)
Custom I/O (card based) yes
Analog Inputs up to 16
Digital Inputs up to 16
AEC Inputs up to 16
Analog Outputs up to 16
Digital Outputs up to 16
Telephone Connection up to 4
Max Inputs/Outputs 16
Config Software
LCD Display Yes
Logic Processing Yes
RS-232 Yes
Signal Processing (MHz) 800
Cobranet no
SWL Digital Audio Bus 256
AVB no
Dante no