Amate Audio’s digital loudspeaker management system now speaks Dante
A new variant of Amate Audio’s high performance DSP608 digital loudspeaker management system now features on-board support for Dante AoIP (audio over IP) multi-channel streaming signals. The DSP608D deploys the latest DSP technologies in providing comprehensive, high specification signal processing and control for all manner of installed and touring sound reinforcement systems. The 6-in / 8-out, 1U 19” rackmount unit now additionally features a two-channel Dante input, via its RJ45 Ethernet port.
The Dante input channels enable integration of the DSP608D within sound installations using the market leading, industry standard AoIP streaming protocol.
Dispensing with expensive analogue or multicore cabling, Dante enables streaming of multiple channels (over a thousand per link) of high-resolution digital audio (up to 32 bit / 192 kHz), with near-zero latency and synchronization, with a single low cost commodity CAT5e, CAT6 or fibre optic cable. Dante integrates digital audio transport and control data transmission for an entire sound installation system over a standard Ethernet based IP network. Dante based systems can readily scale from a simple pairing of a console to a computer, to large capacity networks running thousands of audio channels. Because Dante uses logical routes instead of physical point-to-point connections, networks can be expanded and reconfigured at any time with just a few mouse clicks.
The DSP608D is an ideal tool for upgrading and protecting any sound reinforcement system. Specification includes a 64-bit DSP architecture, 24 bit AD/DA convertors and 118 dB input dynamic range. With four balanced XLR analogue inputs, two channels of AES/EBU and dual Dante input channels. Four inputs (two fixed analogue, two selectable between analogue, AES/EBU or Dante) can be routed to the unit’s eight balanced XLR outputs.
Features include 1 Hz frequency resolution, 10 parametric EQs for each I/O, two crossovers (multiple types) per output, an independent limiter for each output and delay line up to 2 seconds (680 m) per I/O. Four LED per I/O provide for signal monitoring (level, clip and limiter), while a 2 x 16 EBTN black backlit LCD and keypad enable comprehensive operation of the unit. Additionally, the unit can be connected via USB (front panel input) or Ethernet to a PC (Windows and Mac OS) for remote operation via the DSPLink control software, which provides a logical Graphical User Interface and the ability to simultaneously control multiple units. There is on-board Memory storage for 80 pre-sets and password protected security lock.
The universal switch mode power supply enables operation with any mains condition between 90 and 264 V AC.