XLR to D-sub Input Adapter


About this item




Breakout box to D-sub in a way ideal for use by the broadcast, studio, and PA.

The TASCAM BO-16DX/IN is a rugged, rack-mounted audio adaptor designed for professional installation and live sound applications. 16 front-panel XLR Inputs are internally bridged to dual D-Sub output connectors on the rear panel, providing a fast and easy way to interface between stage boxes, FOH and monitor mixing consoles, audio over IP converters, and more.

The ideal I/O solution for the TASCAM ML-16D and ML-32D

Designed as companion pieces for the TASCAM ML-16D and ML-32D Analog to Dante convertors, a combination of BO-16DX/IN and BO-16DX/OUT provide an elegant communication link between your Analog and Digital subsystems.

Examples of connection with an ML-16D and ML-32D 




The 25-pin D-sub connectors on the BO-16DX/IN employ TASCAM pin assignments that are compliant with AES59-2012.

Flexible mounting options

The BO-16DX/IN is designed to mount in either of two 180-degree rotations to simplify cabling runs and avoid unnecessary twisting of D-Sub connector cables within the rack.



The regardless of direction of the unit, approximately half an inch (13mm) of space is available above each connector, allowing easy access to a release lever of the XLR socket when stacked.



The unit can be mounted in a rack facing forward or backward by changing the direction that the rack-mount ears are attached to it. The rackmount ears can also be removed when using the unit placed on a tabletop.



Thanks to the compact size, including a depth of only 1.8″ (45mm) behind the rackmount ears, this breakout box can even be mounted in the back of a rack case.


Mounting in the front of a rack case for use as a patch bay is also possible.

Features at a glance

  • 16 XLR input connectors on the front panel
  • Dual D-Sub output connectors compliant with AES59-2012 on the rear panel
  • Multiple rack mounting options
  • Short unit depth allows free layout in the rack
  • 1U Rackmount size
  • Rackmount screws included


ConnectorsEuroblock × 16
(Balanced, 32ch, 3.81mm pitch)
XLR 3-31 × 16
(1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
XLR 3-32 × 16
(1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
ConnectorsD-sub 25pin female × 4D-sub 25pin female × 2
Attachment screwsNo.4-40 UNC × 8
No.4-40 UNC × 4
19.0″ × 1.7″ × 2.0″
482.6 × 44.1 × 50.8 mm
19.0″ × 1.7″ × 2.1″
482.6 × 44.1 × 54.5 mm
19.0″ × 1.7″ × 2.0″
482.6 × 44.1 × 51.5 mm
Weight1.99 lbs. / 0.9 kg
Included itemsEuroblock plug have tab × 32, Cable banc kit, Rackmount screw kit, Owner’s Manual (this document) including warrantyRackmount screw kit, Owner’s Manual (this document) including warranty

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