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New DP428 Audio Management System from XTA

New DP428 Audio Management System from XTA


XTA Electronics has unveiled their most advanced and powerful audio management system: the DP428. The new digital signal processor provides everything needed for digitally interfacing and managing large systems.

Providing powerful control options, the DP428 offers 4×8 matrix capability, 48 dB crossover slopes, and a host of EQ solutions for addressing virtually any audio problem. There are four inputs, each offering gain control, a 28-band graphic EQ, eight filters, and a delay. Eight outputs each have gain control, polarity switching, delay, high/low pass filtering, and up to nine filters. Any input can be routed to any combination of outputs, plus all ins and outs can be phase-adjusted in 2-degree steps. The crossover offers a choice of two types, and 6, 12, 18, 24, or 48 dB per octave roll-off. Two-stage RMS and Clip/D-max limiters are available, with look-ahead for the Clip limiter attack time.

Digitally, the DP428 supports internal sample rates up to 96 kHz, and can accept external sample rates to 192 kHz. AES/EBU inputs are standard on the DP428, and front-panel LEDs keep the user informed of the unit's status at all times.

To address the increased power and capability provided by the DP428, XTA's AudioCore PC remote control software has also taken a big leap forward. The DP428's input/output routing can be controlled from simple screens, and EQ curves can be adjusted quickly and easily, even with tablet PCs. Up to 128 DP428s can be networked together and centrally controlled via AudioCore, using common XLR cables. For wireless control, XTA's Walkabout Kit allows fine-tuning the system from anywhere in the venue for great sound in every seat.

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