EXBOX.SG is a SoundGrid / MADI converter linking Waves‘ audio networking technology SoundGrid and MADI (AES10).

Equipped with three MADI ports and four network ports it offers low latency conversion of 128 audio channels between SoundGrid and MADI.

The handy size of the popular EXBOX series (1/3 of 19’’), combined with the rock-solid housing and redundant power supplies, makes the EXBOX.SG a perfect connectivity tool for mixing in OB vans or live sound environments, for recording sessions as well as studio applications integrating numerous Waves and third party plugins.

LEDs at the front panel inform about clocking, sample rate, device state and power supply at a glance..

Audio Streaming
Interfacing with up to 128 audio channels at 48 kHz or 64 audio channels at 96 kHz is supported.

All-Round Functionality
EXBOX.SG offers highest flexibility as it provides three MADI ports of different interface types:

  • optical SC (single-mode or multi-mode)
  • coaxial (BNC)
  • SFP

The Small Form Factor Pluggable cage can be fitted with any SFP module suitable for the particular application.


Enhanced Automatic Redundancy Switching™ is a system to prevent interruption of the output signal. It uses either the proven BLDS™ technology or pilot tone triggering. A logic monitors the condition of the trigger signal on the audio network or the MADI inputs. In case of a failure it switches automatically to the defined backup input (audio network or MADI).

Built-in Switch
Four network ports can be used to connect directly to redundant recording systems and plugin servers without the need of an additional switch.

Remote control
EXBOX.SG is managed by a Soundgrid device control panel and globcon control.

Safe operation
The device can be powered by up to two external power-supplies with lockable plugs as well as PoE (Power over Ethernet).

Each EXBOX can be mounted into a standard 19’’-rack by using the optional kit BOXMOUNT.XL. Up to three devices may fit side-by-side within 1 RU.

MADI ports (I/O): 1 x coaxial BNC, 75Ω
1 x optical SC-Socket multi-mode
1 x SFP (empty cage without transceiver)*
Network: 3 x RJ45 Socket (1 Gbit/s)
1 x RJ45 Socket (1 Gbit/s, PoE)


* compatible with SFP MADI Transceiver LWLAB optical LC Multi Mode / Single Mode and SFP Transceiver HD-BNC coax, available from DirectOut GmbH


Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz (+/- 12,5%)
MADI formats: 48k / 96k Frame, 56 / 64 channel, S/MUX


Network Audio
Network-Layer: 2
Number of channels (I/O): 128 (@1 FS), 64 (@2 FS)
Standard: SoundGrid


Network: Soundgrid
Word Clock In: 1 x coaxial BNC (MADI input switchable)


Remote Software: Soundgrid control panel, globcon
Remote Methods: MIDI over Network


Power Supply: external, 2 x Hirose (9 - 24V)*, 1 x PoE (IEEE 802.3af)
Dimensions: Width 140 mm
Height 42 mm
Depth 140 mm
Weight: about 1 kg


SFP modules (LC single-mode or multi-mode)
BOXMOUNT.XL for 19'' rack mount


Device variants
Single-mode: MADI port: SC-Socket single-mode
Dual PSU optional available


* 1 x power supply included