The PB28 is a universal modular patching system that allows the user to configure custom patch panels.
The versatile PB28 system is the perfect addition to any audio facility. Industry standard configurations make the PB28 modules easy to install in any context from concert touring stage racks to post production and studio patch bays. Bring Cat-5 connections to a central location, make touring racks easier to patch together, or configure stage boxes for a digital snake with ease.
Each blank PB28 Patch Panel accepts two eight-channel modules in any order. Audio and data connectors are available in a variety of configurations. Modules are available in groups of eight channels and can be installed in any order. Modules that feature DB25 connectors adhere to industry-standard pinout wiring conventions.
PB28 Patch Panel
The basis of the PB28 system is the PB28 Patch Panel, a blank, 1U-high unit that accepts up to two PB28 Series modules. Patch panels can be user-installed using only a screwdriver. Two modules can be installed per PB28 Patch Panel.
Any combination of PB28 Series modules can be installed in the PB28 Patch Panel.
The 28-XF-DB is fitted with a rear-panel DB25 multipin connector, using the industry-standard analog audio wiring pinout, and eight female XLR connectors on the front panel.
The eight-channel 28-XM-DB module is fitted with a rear-panel DB25 multipin connector, using the industry-standard audio wiring pinout, and eight male XLR connectors on the front panel.
The 28-AES-DB is fitted with four male XLR and four female XLR connectors on the front panel and two rear-panel DB25 multipin connectors for AES3 digital audio data. Both Yamaha and Digidesign/Tascam digital pinouts are provided. Up to two 28-XF-DB modules can be installed per PB28 Patch Panel.
The 28-EC-EC is an eight-channel EtherCon RJ45 module featuring Neutrik EtherCon connectors on both sides. It allows Cat-5 network connections from multiple devices to be brought to a convenient central location in any patch bay.
The EtherCon connectors accept standard Cat-5 network RJ45 connectors as well as those fitted with the XLR-style EtherCon jack. The 28-EC can be used with Aviom A-Net products (Pro16 or Pro64) or with any Cat-5 based data.
The 28-XF-XM module is outfitted with eight female XLR connectors on the front and eight male XLR connectors on the rear.
The 28-XM-XF module is outfitted with eight male XLR connectors on the front and eight female XLR connectors on the rear.
Be sure to use the correct DB25 cable; analog and digital pinouts are not interchangeable.
- PB28 Patch Panel: 1U blank panel, accepts two modules
- Module: Front Panel: Rear Panel
- 28-XF-DB: XLR female: DB25, Tascam analog audio pinout
- 28-XM-DB: XLR male: DB25, analog audio pinout
XLR female (4)
XLR male (4)
DB25 AES3 digital data
Yamaha and Digidesign/Tascam digital pinouts
- 28-EC-EC: EtherCon RJ45: EtherCon RJ45
- 28-XM-XF: XLR male: XLR female
- 28-XF-XM: XLR female: XLR male
- Note: Be sure to use the correct DB25 cable; analog and digital pinouts are not interchangeable.