Users Have Their Say with New EAW DSP
EAW is rolling out the DX1208 DSP Matrix Mixer, which the company says is the direct result of end-user feedback. Its expandability options and rich feature set make the DX1208 ideal for a wide range of commercial and install applications.
EAW is rolling out the DX1208 DSP Matrix Mixer, which the company says is the direct result of end-user feedback. Its expandability options and rich feature set make the DX1208 ideal for a wide range of commercial and install applications, according to the company.
The DX1208 is a 12-input, 8-output 1U DSP matrix mixer. Eight inputs are mic/line capable, with selectable 48-volt phantom power provided when the user selects mic level. Four additional inputs on unbalanced RCA connectors allow the users to "stack" inputs, increasing the number of audio sources that can be connected. An additional four digital inputs are available on S/PDIF with sample rate conversion to 48 kHz. All 12 inputs are included in the audio matrix and can be assigned DSP functions prior to distributing signal at line level.
The DX1208 can also receive up to six logic inputs and send up to three logic outputs, combined on a single 18-pin connector and programmable via the included EAW DX Navigator software. The DX1208 has serial RS-232 remote capabilities via a DB9 connector on the rear panel, for control by AMX, Crestron, or other third party integrated control systems. Two RJ-45 connections are also available for linking multiple (up to eight) DX Link-enabled products together in a ring network topology.
A remote control port (RJ-25 connector) is included on the rear panel, facilitating the linking of two different types of remotes, all mounted on wall panels. Up to 10 remotes can be attached to the DX1208, and each is individually addressable.
The DX1208 is supplied with EAW DX Navigator software that allows access to all of the system's settings and configurations. The expected range of user-adjustable processing such as EQ filters, gates, compressors/limiters, priority assignment, delay, gain and crossovers are included. In addition, up to 24 programmable presets are available per DX1208; the programming interface is flexible, with connection via the USB port on the front panel or the Ethernet jack or DB9 connector on the rear panel.