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Crestron Ships Procise Audio Platform

Crestron announced the release of Procise, its new professional audio processing product line.

Crestron announced the release of Procise, its new professional audio processing product line. The PSPHD high-definition 7.3 surround sound audio processor is designed for both commercial and residential applications, said the company. Three independent subwoofer outputs provide a powerful bass sensation that is evenly distributed to every seat, while automatic room calibration delivers clarity and tone. An integrated HDMI switcher with HDCP support ensures compatibility with DRM-protected content and equipment.

Crestron PROAMP PSPHD

Crestron PROAMP PSPHD

The front panel of the PSPHD features vintage-looking digital VU meters and spectrum analysis that graphically display audio and diagnostics. The built-in three-channel line mixer and distribution amplifier in the PSPHD enable the combination of multichannel HD audio and video teleconferencing. The system also supports Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless audio formats.

"Procise can adjust the settings for each speaker to perfection," said Vincent Bruno, Crestron's director of marketing, in a statement. "You hear clear and balanced sound in every seat. It doesn't matter if you're in an acoustically treated room or not."

The companion Proamp amplifiers are precision-matched to the PSPHD in form and performance. Using an Ethernet connection, the PSPHD processor and Proamp amplifier automatically pair, enabling seamless control and monitoring of the amplifier through the PSPHD front panel.

The Proamp 7X400 model delivers 400W at 8 ohms on all seven channels. The three-channel line input mixer in the PSPHD supports direct interface with mic mixers, teleconferencing codecs, and paging systems for commercial applications. "Imagine being able to take a surround sound presentation, add the microphone, and channel it back through the surrounds," Bruno said. "It's so much easier and more affordable than setting up a separate PA system."

Balanced and unbalanced outputs feed additional listening zones or recording equipment, and balanced connectivity supports the use of long cables and produces noise-free audio, company officials said. Mono and stereo outputs independently deliver an unprocessed mix of the entire surround sound signal. Professional AES/EBU digital audio inputs enable connectivity to very high end studio and broadcast equipment. Procise XLR Balanced Audio Interconnect Cables ensure high-end, studio-grade performance and reliability.

Setup, control, and monitoring are accessed via the front panel or through Crestron Procise Tools software. Front panel controls can be locked to prevent unauthorized access.

 


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