Crest Audio debuts new XD-16 and XD-28 small format digital mixers at PL+S 2018

The new XD-16™ and XD-28™ digital mixers from Crest Audio® set new standards of expandability and functionality for small format, 2U rackmount mixers. Available in either 16- or 28-channel frames, XD Series digital mixers offer optional Dante® networking as well as real-time remote control and monitoring from any Android, Windows or iOS device. The vast range of configurations available enables use as a simple FoH mixer, a monitor mixer, a personal monitor mixer or indeed a combination of all three.

An integrated WiFi module enables real-time control and monitoring of the mixer processing functions, either by acting as a WiFi router for direct connection of up to four external devices (laptop, iPad, phone etc.) for remote control, or alternatively by connecting to an external WiFi network. This mode connects both the mixer and the remote control devices via an external router. It has the advantage of extending the mixer’s WiFi range for applications where the remote control devices are a long way from the mixer.

An optional 4x4 Dante network module allows up to eight channels (4-in/4-out) of audio streaming over a Dante network, and also extends the physical inputs of the XD-16/XD-28 by four AUX channels, and also adds four outputs (MON 1-2 and AUX 1-2). Control is provided via the Dante Controller application.

The XD Series mixers may also be equipped with an optional network module to directly link a “Slave” mixer to the master unit via a 100Mbps Ethernet connection. Linking a Slave to a Master allows the user to access the Slave’s inputs thereby expanding the mixer by a further 16 or 28 channels. Master and Slave units process their own input channels, and then the Slave sends the streams to the Master, which collects and mixes the signals before output. Remote control is via the Master unit, which in turn controls the Slave via the network.

Finally, any USB flash media or HDD can be connected to XD Series digital mixers for concurrent recording and playback of dual audio tracks which are stored via USB media in a lossless 16-bit or 24-bit WAV format. Audio streams may be recorded from any node of the processing chain, and users can also create a dedicated stereo mix if desired. In Playback mode, the USB extends the physical inputs of the XD-16/XD-28 with an AUX stereo channel. The AUX input can access the same processors as the MIC/LINE inputs.

The XD Series digital mixers from Crest Audio deliver a wide range of mixing functionality in a single expandable, configurable, and flexible package.

Visit Peavey Commercial Audio in hall 3.1, stand A21 at ProLight + Sound 2018 for more information or contact your local authorized reseller.

About Peavey Commercial Audio

Peavey Commercial Audio is a division of Peavey Electronics Corporation. Established in 1965, and recognized worldwide as a leading manufacturer of professional audio equipment and integrated solutions, Peavey Commercial Audio’s brands of MediaMatrix®, Crest Audio® and Peavey® professional sound reinforcement are seen, and heard, in more than 10,000 systems around the globe.

Peavey Commercial Audio, through its MediaMatrix product line, launched in 1993 and pioneered the digital signal processing industry for commercial audio installations.

Today, Peavey remains the leading authority in digital signal and control processing, setting the bar for all others to follow. Together with its amplification and live performance brand - Crest Audio, acquired in 1999 - Peavey Commercial Audio continues the legacy of the world’s most trusted, powerful and reliable touring-class sound reinforcement tools.

A global leader in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers for live performance, our portfolio also covers commercial and networked audio distributed public address sound systems, including digital mixing consoles for live and installed audio markets.

Peavey Commercial Audio's multi award winning products from input through output to control and monitoring continue to be the most specified and installed, relied on to perform without fault, with 24/7-365 reliability being an integral part of the world's largest, most prestigious and identifiable landmarks and venues.

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