SOLARO XIO 8 - Interstate Audio

Making systems scalable. That’s the job of Solaro XIO: the next-generation of Input/Output Expansion Frames from Xilica.

Designed to ensure Solaro & X2 DSP configurations are future-proof, and to continue the mantra of total flexibility introduced by these two revolutionary modular processor platforms, XIO features a dual model configuration. XIO 8 is an eight card slot, quarter-rack-width Expansion Frame, accepting all 1U Solaro I/O Option Cards, whilst XIO 16 is a 16 card slot, full rack width, 1U Expansion Frame.

XIO 8 offers a number of convenient, small-format mounting options to expand channel count in low-profile applications. The product delivers 4×4 Dante networked audio, with Ethernet and Dante RJ45 connections, alongside PoE powering capabilities. Its larger brother, SOLARO XIO 16, offers an expanded 32×32 of Dante networked audio, with standard 19″ rack mounting.

Pro Features

  • Deliver lower cost per input, and advanced system configurations with card-slot based Expansion Frames.
  • Bring Expansion Frames directly into specific rooms, creating new overflow capabilities and signal transportation across a facility.
  • Accept common Solaro Series I/O Option Cards, including two-channel analog audio in, analog audio out, AES/EBU and four channel GPIO.
  • Expand a system’s Dante capabilities with either 4×4 or 32×32 send/receive Dante transmission.


  • Card slots : 8
  • Connectors : RJ45 with PoE capability (Cat 5/6), RJ45 with Dante connectivity, DC Jack (When PoE is not used)
  • Power : +12VDC/2A External power supply 90-240 VAC 50-60Hz (included), or Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Rack mount : Optional 19" 1RU rack mount kit fits one or two XIO-8/QR1 frames side-by-side. Single mount blank included
  • Dimensions : 4.25”x1.75”x6” (108x44x152mm) without mounting brackets
  • Weight :2.2lbs / 1kg (Mainframe only, without power supply)
  • Warranty:3 years, parts and labor