The Newton processor, presented by Outline, aims to open a new generation of sound control and networking products
Under the challenging name “Newton”, there is a new processor for the management of sophisticated audio systems by combining new filter technology, multi-format audio signal routing, multi-format standards conversion and digital signal synchronisation in a single 1RU networkable chassis.
Each Newton processor combines powerful WFIR filters, clock management and a very high number of input and output channels (up to 216 x 216). Internal synchronous and asynchronous sample rate converters manage all I/O operations and Newton can be synchronised with any one of the 14 choices of clocksources. Mix and Match Matrix I/O routing allows translation and re-distribution of digital audio over multiple standards simultaneously.
Combining power and flexibility with an easy to use control interface, Newton forms the nucleus of next generation audio systems. Multiple Newton devices are easily interconnected to form a network that is scalable to meet all audio applications, from Touring to Live Broadcast Events and Fixed Installations.
Newton comes in three hardware versions: Newton 16, Newton 16+4 and Newton 16+8.
Newton 16 offers simultaneous signal connections over Dante (AES67 compliant), AES3, MADI Optical and MADI Coaxial, with the capability of fully processing up to 16 Inputs and 16 Outputs simultaneously. All processed signals and direct outputs can be routed out of Newton using any of the available audio standards. This, as just one example, would allow signals to be received over MADI, processed and then transmitted to multiple amplifiers on Dante with an AES3 output for backup. Internal processing is all at 96 kHz, with an internal data depth up to 64 bits. In each processing section users have precise control over Level, Delay, Polarity and Raised Cosine Filters (implemented within WFIR Equalisers), all functions that are required to manage and optimize a loudspeaker system.
While Newton 16 is an all-digital device, Newton 16+4 and Newton 16+8 add the useful capability of local analog inputs and outputs. Newton 16+4 adds 4 auxiliary analog inputs and outputs while Newton 16+8 adds 8 auxiliary analog Inputs and outputs. Each analog input is also provided with additional processing and matrix allowing inputs to be processed, routed and mixed into the main matrix. All three versions of Newton share the same motherboard and it is possible to upgrade from Newton 16 to Newton 16+4 or Newton 16+8.
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