Dante Compatibility Added to Amate Audio’s DSP608

A new version of Amate Audio’s DSP608 digital loudspeaker management system has debuted — and it now features on-board support for Dante AoIP (audio over IP) multi-channel streaming signals. The six-in / eight-out, 1U 19” rackmount unit now additionally features a two-channel Dante input, via its RJ45 Ethernet port.

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 DSP608Dis an ideal tool for upgrading and protecting any sound reinforcement system.

Specs include 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 two 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. Here are all the specs.

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