DAD’s AX32 audio router and converter has offered expandability for handling advanced monitoring for years, but now the system reaches a whole new level.
(5 July 2018, Gentofte, Denmark) The optional and dedicated monitoring system license, Pro|Mon, now reaches firmware version 2.1, adding support for installing DAD’s brand-new SPQ speaker processing DSP card. Accordingly, the DADman control software is now also updated to version 5.3, which unlocks support for SPQ control, as well as adding a Sample Rate Converter on MADI inputs and Dante version 4.0 firmware with support for Dante Domain Manager.
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The SPQ speaker processing card allows for adding up to 1,024 EQ filters across 128 channels at 48 kHz. A maximum of 16 filters may be used on each channel until the 1,024 limit has been reached. For users who work at higher resolutions, the system supports 96 kHz (64 channels), 192 kHz (32 channels) and 384 kHz (16 channels). Filters for all sample rates are available natively on the SPQ card when sample rates are changed.
SPQ also adds full control and Bass Management processing over up to 8 sub channels, and both the Bass Management and speaker channels offer a wealth of different filter types to choose from in order to tailor any speaker system to suit any acoustic environment.
“AX32 is evolving continuously, and while the physical SPQ card is a new, optional expansion of the system that can be purchased when the need arises, we are also very happy to be able to provide free firmware and software updates that include new features and possibilities to our existing customers,” says Mikael Vest, Sales Director of NTP Technology, the parent company of DAD.
“Ultimately, these additions, which include MADI sample rate conversion, Dante Domain Manager functionalities, increased channel delay control and creation of custom speaker/source formats, represent new tools that help to make our customers’ solutions even more flexible and future-proof. And we strive to continue this path of keeping developing and updating existing products, ensuring that our products will remain at the cutting edge of the technological evolution.
I am very excited about these monitoring system additions and am confident that this will be an amazing solution for many audio professionals, existing and new ones alike. For existing customers, they can add a pristine monitoring system on top of an already-amazing audio-routing and AD/DA/DD conversion system, and for new customers, it is a modular and scalable solution that can develop as needs may grow in the future.”
The 2.1 firmware update will also be compatible with the DAD DX32R, Avid MTRX, as well as NTP technology’s Penta 720. All firmware and software updates are available now, as is the SPQ speaker processing card.