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Having trouble getting Audio from Monitor out on CS18

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asked Apr 9, 2019 in StudioLive CS18Ai by curtismartin2 (150 points)
I'm using two CS18s with a RM32. One CS18 is mixing house sound. The other is using an Aux Mix to mix a streaming broadcast. they are networked together with a Dante Card.

I'm trying to hook up self-powered monitors to the Monitor Outs on the back of the physical 2nd CS18 for the streaming control room with the goal of listening to the CUE mix of MIX 15 (our streaming mix). I get nothing out of the speakers. I've tried different cables, different speakers, etc. There is also nothing out of the headphone jack. This is true for speakers and headphones when MAIN, SOLO, or CUE is selected.

Ideas? Is this a Dante thing? Seems I read on a forum that something was disabled when you cascaded RM mixers, but I don't think I've ever read of using 2 CS18s nullifying ins or outs.

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answered Apr 11, 2019 by jonnydoyle (298,560 points)
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The CS18 is an AVB audio only device. It does not support Dante Audio. However, the CS18 will function as a controller for the RM regardless of which option card you install, as that protocol is done via standard Network code.

So, with the Dante Card in the RM Mixer, you will ONLY have control surface functionality with the CS18. Without using the AVB Card, you will NOT have Audio at the CS18 with Dante.