Symetrix ships new Airtools multiband processor

January 8, 2010

Symetrix, a provider of audio processing solutions, has announced the availability of the AirTools Multiband Processor 2m — a new DSP solution needed for tone, intelligibility and intensity in broadcast audio.

The processor's hardware allows for multiple audio connections across all of the most widely used interconnect protocols, with minimum latency, wide dynamic range and extremely low distortion.

It has configurable floating-point DSP modules that include programmable filters, a phase rotator, de-esser, downward expander, broadband automatic gain control (AGC), eight-band parametric equalizer, four-way programmable crossover, four-band multiband compressor and limiter, stereo image enhancer, acoustic environment simulator, clipper and alignment delay.

Inputs and outputs consist of dual-balanced analog lines or AES3 digital lines configurable for stereo, mono, MS encode or MS decode operating modes. Word clock input, Ethernet, RS-485, and user-configurable audio input failover complete the back panel array.

The AirTools Multiband Processor 2m optimizes sound quality for TV program audio, satellite uplink and ingest, headphone air chain simulation, Internet streaming, alternate language programming, live performance mastering, microwave links and telco/VoIP feeds and returns.

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