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Sonnet Echo II DV Rackmount System with 2-slot PCIe Card Expansion and Module Support

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SKU:
ECHO-2RDV-TB3
UPC:
732311013812
Condition:
New
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Description

Echo II DV Rackmount. 2-slot Rackmount Thunderbolt to PCIe Card Expansion for Optimal DV Expansion for Bandwidth-hungry DV I/O Cards

Connect Two Demanding DV I/O Cards to Computers with Thunderbolt 4 or Thunderbolt 3 Ports
For creative pros in the audio and video broadcasting industries, using the latest high-performance notebook, compact desktop, and all-in-one computers require multiple I/O ports. While these Mac®, Windows®, and Linux® computers include high-performance Thunderbolt™ 4 or Thunderbolt 3 ports, they lack PCIe expansion slots to install specialty cards with dedicated bandwidth to each card.

Make Your Broadcast Studio – Echo II DV Rackmount
Computers such as Mac Studio and other M series Mac computers feature powerful Thunderbolt/USB4 ports, each individually driven by their own dedicated Thunderbolt bus. To harness this dedicated power, Sonnet has a creative solution — the Echo™ II DV Desktop — a professional Thunderbolt to PCIe card expansion system that enables you to connect two (up to) full-length (12.28 inches long) PCIe cards at the same time, via two cables. The Echo II DV Module exploits your computer’s full potential, connecting two PCIe 3.0 card slots — each with its own Thunderbolt interface — for you to install two bandwidth-hungry DV I/O cards in one enclosure.

Note: For maximum performance with more than one bandwidth-hungry PCIe card, such as the DeckLink 8K, this product requires connection to two Thunderbolt port on computer.

When your computer has only one Thunderbolt port, you can still use Echo II DV Rackmount. Because each PCIe card slot is supported by its own Thunderbolt interface with two Thunderbolt ports, you can take advantage of Thunderbolt’s daisy-chaining feature. Simply connect one Thunderbolt interface to the other using one of the two supplied Thunderbolt cables, and use the other cable to connect to the computer.

Key Features

Two Versatile PCIe Slots

  • Thunderbolt Rackmount Expansion System for Power-hungry AV I/O Cards
  • Supports Two Full-height, Full-length PCIe Cards, Each at Full Bandwidth
  • Two x16 PCIe 3.0 Slots
  • Up to Double the Bandwidth for Double the Video Channels
  • Supports Every Single-width Thunderbolt-compatible non-GPU Card
  • View PDF of Supported PCIe Cards

400W of Power

  • Built-in 400W Power Supply with 2x 75W Auxiliary Power Connectors
  • Supports Power-hungry, non-GPU Cards such as AJA Kona 5 and Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G PCIe Cards
  • Powers On and Off Automatically with Connected Computer

Quiet Fans

  • Dual Noctua Fans Offer Ultra-quiet Operation
  • Temperature-controlled, Variable-speed
  • Rated at 17 dbA

Thunderbolt 3 Interface

  • Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports (Two Reserved for Connection to Host Computer)
  • Independent Thunderbolt Connection to Each Card Slot
  • 40Gbps Thunderbolt Interface Offers 3000 MB/s of PCIe Bandwidth with Thunderbolt 4 computers; 2570 MB/s with Thunderbolt 3 computers
  • Compatible with Apple® M series and Intel® Thunderbolt 4 and Thunderbolt 3 Computers
  • Two Thunderbolt Cables Included
  • Two ThunderLok 3 Thunderbolt Connector Retainer Clips Included

Mac Compatibility

  • Mac (M series) with PCIe Cards That Have Compatible Drivers
  • Mac (Intel) with Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • macOS® 10.12.6+
  • macOS Sonoma Compatible

Windows Compatibility

  • Windows Computer with Thunderbolt 4 Ports(1)
  • Windows Computer with Thunderbolt 3 Ports(2)
  • Windows 11 22H2 built 22621.819 and Newer
  • Windows 10

Linux Compatibility

  • Linux Computer with Thunderbolt 4 Ports(1)
  • Linux Computer with  Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • Linux Kernel 5.4+

Why Sonnet?

  • 2-year Product Warranty
  • Free Lifetime Customer Technical Support
  • Designed and Made In the USA

Technical Notes

1. Echo II DV Rackmount features dual Thunderbolt interfaces, and for best performance with PCIe cards with high bandwidth requirements, requires connection to two Thunderbolt ports on your computer. Depending on the PC manufacturer, some computers with Thunderbolt 4 ports support each port with its own bus, or may divide bandwidth of a Thunderbolt 4 bus between two ports.

2. While Echo II DV Rackmount features dual 40Gbps Thunderbolt interfaces, some Windows computers equipped with Thunderbolt 3 use an x2 PCIe lane implementation of Thunderbolt 3 technology that limits PCIe performance to 20Gbps.

Package Contents

Echo II DV Rackmount System (rackmount enclosure plus Echo II DV enclosure)
Region-specific power cable for US, Australia, Europe, Japan, Switzerland, or UK
Two 6-pin PCIe auxiliary power cables
Two Thunderbolt cables(4)
Two extension rails for rack depths 16-24 inches
Documentation

PCIe Card Compatibility PDF
Part Number ECHO-2RDV-TB3
Form Factor Thunderbolt rackmount enclosure
External Connectors Four Thunderbolt ports(2)
Power (C14-type)
Internal Connector Two 6-pin auxiliary power; provide up to 75W of power each for PCIe cards that require supplemental power
Expansion Slot Two x16 mechanical (x4 electrical) PCIe 3.1
PCIe Cards Supported Two full-length, full-height, single-width PCIe cards
Power Supply Universal 400W, 115-230V AC, 50-60 Hz(3)
Operating Temperature 0ºC to 35ºC (32ºF to 95ºF)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19 x 16.5 x 3.5 in. (48.3 x 41.9 x 8.9 cm)
Weight 23.15 lbs (10.50 kg)
Compliance RoHS 3 (Directive 2015/863)
IEC62368-1 and IEC62368-2
Product Manual PDF
Technical Notes
  1. While Echo II DV Rackmount features dual 40Gbps Thunderbolt interfaces, some Windows computers equipped with Thunderbolt 3 use an x2 PCIe lane implementation of Thunderbolt 3 technology that limits PCIe performance to 20Gbps.
  2. Secondary Thunderbolt ports support USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gb) or Gen 2 (10Gb) devices when connected with proper cables or adapters (sold separately).
  3. Power supply will operate as low as 90VAC, with linear power derating from 400W @ 115VAC to 320W @ 90VAC.
  4. Full performance requires the use of the included 40Gbps Thunderbolt cables, other 40Gbps (not 20Gbps) Thunderbolt cables, or any Thunderbolt 4 cables; look for the Thunderbolt icon and the number 3 or 4 on the connector housings to identify 40Gbps Thunderbolt cables.
  5. ThunderLok 3 compatible specifically with Sonnet 0.5- and 0.7-meter Thunderbolt 3 cables.

Compatibility

Mac Compatibility

  • Mac (M series) with PCIe Cards That Have Compatible Drivers
  • Mac (Intel) with Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • macOS® 10.12.6+
  • macOS Sonoma Compatible

Windows Compatibility

  • Windows Computer with Thunderbolt 4 Ports(1)
  • Windows Computer with Thunderbolt 3 Ports(2)
  • Windows 11 22H2 built 22621.819 and Newer
  • Windows 10

Linux Compatibility

  • Linux Computer with Thunderbolt 4 Ports(1)
  • Linux Computer with  Thunderbolt 3 Ports
  • Linux Kernel 5.4+