Avid Pro Tools | MTRX SFP/LC – Opt module single/multi mode 1300 nm, laser

Pro Tools | MTRX 1300 nm optical MADI transceiver module with laser light source

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This optical transceiver is designed for use with the Avid Pro Tools | MTRX – Call 323-845-1145 to learn more about what MTRX can do for your workflow.

64-channel, bi-directional, optical multi-mode transceiver for use with Pro Tools | MTRX Dual MADI I/O option card and MADI Module for the MTRX base unit

 The MTRX SFP/LC optical module is small form-factor plug-able (SFP) transceiver with an LC connector. A 1.25 mm optical connector originally created by Lucent technologies, LC stands for Lucent Connector, Little Connector or Local connector. This module operates with a 1300nm wavelength using a laser light source for accurate light transmission over long distances. The SFP/LC is for use with a Pro Tools | MTRX Dual MADI I/O option card and MADI Module, which can be installed with one or two SFP/LC modules.

Avid Pro Tools | MTRX SFP/LC optical module in one take:

  • 64-channel optical module for Pro Tools | MTRX MADI
  • Small form-factor plug-able transceiver with Lucent Connector (LC)
  • 1300nm wavelength for long cable runs
  • Laser light source


MADI Module and Dual MADI I/O option card—what’s the difference?

The MTRX MADI module is a small form daughter board that fits underneath the Pro Tools | MTRX motherboard, becoming integral to the MTRX base unit. The MADI module connectors appear in the MTRX base unit in the optical I/O slot above the DigiLink connectors. The Dual MADI I/O option card is a full-length PCIe card that fits into one or more of the eight expansion slots on the MTRX rear panel.


Which should I use, 850nm or 1300nm, LED or laser?

Wavelength—There are three common wavelengths used for optical fiber transmissions; 850nm, 1300nm, and 1500nm. The first two are commonly used for multi-mode MADI cards. 850nm, which uses 100BASE-SX cable, is a lower cost alternative. This is due to the use of short wavelength optics, which are significantly less expense than the long wavelength options used in 100BASE-FX. Maximum 850 nm cable runs are approximately 1,000 ft., while 1300 nm can travel as far as 6,600 feet.

MADI cards that use the 1300nm wavelength are generally found in digital live sound consoles, such as those by Soundcraft, Studer, and Yamaha. Consult your owners manual or manufacturer for your system’s optical wavelength.

Light source: LEDs are a more cost effective light source than laser. More powerful than LEDs, laser sources operate at faster speeds and are capable of transmitting light more accurately over longer distances. Naturally, laser light sources are more expensive. Choose this module if you have a 1300nm MADI card and require long cable runs.

For more information, on which optical module to use with your Pro Tools | MTRX, consult with your Westlake Pro sales consultant or systems integrator.  


Avid Pro Tools | MTRX Full Feature List

Amazing 64-channel Pro Tools HD interface with massive routing matrix, extensive monitor control, and precision DAD conversion, can be the nerve center of any studio regardless of audio format

  • Capture and play back audio in the highest audio quality possible—up to 384kHz PCM and DSD64/DSD128
  • Customize the interface for your needs, whether you want 48 analog channels, 64 digital, or something in between
  • Choose from a wide variety of I/O, including mic pres, Dante, MADI, AES3, and 3G-SDI
  • Get the versatility you need to connect with the widest array of gear, devices, and environments
  • Use as a 64-channel interface to Pro Tools | HD or standalone
  • Gain flexible routing and monitoring control with the included DADman software and Pro | Mon 2
  • Use one interface for multiple applications, including music recording, Dolby Atmos, live sound, multi Pro Tools post workflows, monitor control, and more
  • Remotely control up to 48 mic preamps per interface from both DADman and Pro Tools | S6
  • Configure your monitor section as you need it with multiple speaker sets
  • Build custom fold-down templates to instantly switch between monitor formats
  • Sum stems and sources to feed monitor outputs using Pro | Mon as a 256 x 32 summing mixer
  • Work with multiple audio formats, from mono and stereo, to 64 channels of audio output
  • Get a quick glimpse into your signal status and session activity on the front- panel display


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