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Glensound VITA PLUS - Commentary Unit With Talkback & Dante Interface

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The VITA PLUS is a very powerful Dante network audio interface, in a traditional desktop style. It has a mic/line input and headphone monitoring connection for a single user, and contains two 4 wire circuits. One of these is typically used as an on air channel, and the other as a talkback channel... Read More

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The VITA PLUS is a very powerful Dante network audio interface, in a traditional desktop style. It has a mic/line input and headphone monitoring connection for a single user, and contains two 4 wire circuits. One of these is typically used as an on air channel, and the other as a talkback channel.

The high quality microphone input, with the Glensound Referee compressor, makes the Vita Plus suitable for on air commentary use, perfect for a small OB or in an off-tube booth.

The flexibility of the talk button configurations, means that the Vita Plus can also be used as a talkback unit as part of a Dante network.

The Vita Plus can connect to any Dante network, or to other audio equipment via Glensound's own Dante interface units.


  • Complete commentary functionality and 4W in a desktop format
  • Dante AoIP network
  • Input is switchable from line, mic, or mic +48v phantom power
  • Low noise, high headroom mic amplifier
  • 48K 24bit A/D converter
  • Headphone output on 6.35mm jack socket
  • Two outputs: one for main programme audio, one for talk back circuit, are both on the single RJ45/CAT5 network audio connection
  • Independently configurable buttons for both outputs using Config+: latching, momentary or lazy
  • Two inputs for headphone monitoring from network audio connection, both with adjustable level
  • Headphone inputs have left/both/right switching
  • Glensound intelligent headphone amp provides correct output levels into low or high impedance headphones and can also correctly drive mono earpieces with mono jack plugs.
  • Powered via PoE, or internal switch mode PSU

Two Four Wire Circuits
The VITA PLUS has two 4 wire circuits. These are typically used as main programme on air, with a separate talkback circuit. The push buttons for each circuit are configurable and can operate in different modes, to allow configuration for different types of uses:

  • Latching on/off
  • Momentary push to talk (PTT)
  • Intelligent mode where a short tap is latching, but a longer hold becomes momentary
  • Always on and mutes when pressed (cough)
  • Pressing one button, mutes the other circuit (talkback)

Headphone Monitoring
There are 6.35mm and 3.5mm jack sockets for headphone monitoring on both the front & rear of the unit. Each of the two 4 wire inputs can be selected to be in the left ear, right ear, or both ears of the headphones, depending on the users preference. The level of each input can also be independently selected.

The headphone amplifier is intelligent and capable of driving correct levels into low or high impedance headphones and capable of connecting directly to both stereo or mono headphones and earpieces.

The headphone monitor also includes sidetone (at a programmable level) - sidetone is the commentator's own voice.

Single Input
The Vita Plus is a single user unit, with one high quality input. The input is mic/mic+48v/line switchable, on a 3 pin XLR, with a variable gain control. As the Vita Plus can be used for on air broadcast, Glensound's Referee compressor limiter is used to control the audio levels and prevent any clipping. The Referee compressor has been developed over many years of working with sports commentators, and provides a gently increasing compression as the input signal approaches clipping. In normal use the compressor is not active as it only starts working as clipping approaches, so normal dynamic range is maintained.

Network Audio Link
The VITA PLUS is Dante network audio compatible. The network connection is via a single Neutrik XLR RJ45. This link carries:

  • 2 audio inputs
  • 2 audio outputs
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)

Audio connections across the network can be to:

  • Another VITA as a point to point 4W connection
  • An Expressip Commentary Unit, an Inferno Commentary Unit or a GS-FW012 ip 4 wire unit as part of a talkback setup.
  • An AoIP44, DARK88 or DARK 1616 audio input/output interface
  • Any other Dante compatible unit

The Vita has two power sources. It can be connected to a PoE network switch or PoE midspan power supply. There is also an internal wide range switch mode power supply.

PPM Meter
There is a simple to use 4 segment PPM meter on the VITA Plus's front panel.
The meter indicates the outgoing level in dBs and provides indication of the level in 6dB steps from -12 to +6.

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Product Specs

LINE INPUT LINE UP0dBu (Gain range +/-15dB)
EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE124dBu (22-22KHz RMS gain @ max) Input terminated with 300 Ohms
MIC>+/-0.25dB 50Hz to 22kHz (-2dB @ 25Hz)
Line>-0.1dB 22Hz to 22kHz
PHANTOM POWER48 Volt Phantom power
Dynamic MIC-2dBu
Mic + 48V Phantom+12dBu
THD+NOISE (Ref +8dBu)100Hz = 0.016% 1kHz = 0.012% 10kHz = 0.011%
PPM METERS4 x LEDS (-12,-6,0,+6 dBu with reference to prog out)
HEADPHONE IMPEDANCE32 - 1000 Ohms Auto output level to match impedance
HEADPHONE NOISE-74dB @ lineup (residual noise)
HEADPHONE THD + NOISE (Ref +8dBu)0.008% @ 1kHz
Default+10dB to Off
Optional configuration via App+10dB to -20dB
Frequency48 - 96kHz
Resolution24 bit
CAT5 on an RJ45 connection. Two send channels and two receive channels.
REMOTE CONTROL APPLICATIONWindows 10 direct install application(Not downloaded from app store)
POWERPoE on CAT5 connection
Internal mains supply100 - 240VAC (+/-10%) 47 - 63Hz
Maximum consumption7 Watts
OVERALL SIZE41 x 214 x 172 mm (H x W x D)
MECHANICSAll aluminium construction, anodised and laser etched panels, Nylon dipped sides
INCLUDED ITEMSHandbook A5 (Download also available) 2 metre RJ45 cable Mains cable (UK & Europe only)

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