LD Systems’ new hybrid DSP matrix processors for fixed audio systems are already available on the market.
LD Systems’ 19” ZONE X series processors, being based on a hybrid architecture, allow users to load DSP models to adapt the matrix to different installation needs without reconfiguration or cabling. With twelve analog inputs and eight analog outputs, these processors are suited for a wide range of sound and speaker applications, from simple switching of microphones and loudspeaker groups to complex multi-room installations with DSP processing and controlled routing, for example in schools and hotels.
The new features are called ZONE X 1208, with analog inputs and outputs and Ethernet control interface, and ZONE X 1208 D, which also offers 64×64 Dante channels for audio over IP integration. The Dante standard, in particular, opens the door to a whole world of compatible devices from different manufacturers, further expanding the range of applications.
Advantages of hybrid architecture
The hybrid architecture of these Matrix DSP processors offers integrators and end users multiple remote control options and allows loading of DSP models for varying installation needs. The models are managed through the Xilica Designer Control universal software, to which the matrix is connected via the integrated Ethernet interface. In combination with the integrated Event Scheduler, it’s possible to create specific workflows with automatic change of presets.
ZONE X 1208 and ZONE X 1208 D are also particularly flexible matrices, being able to deploy twelve balanced line/microphone inputs with high quality preamps, 48 V phantom power for each channel, eight balanced line outputs, eight GPI logic ports and eight GPO. The ZONE X series also features a REMOTE bus for integrating LD Systems’ wall panels and paging microphones. Finally, dedicated iOS and Android remote control applications are available for customizing the software user interface.
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