8/5/2009 2:59 PM
Market-driven EAW DX1208 is flexible and expandable, with intuitive operation and a rich feature set, making it ideal for a variety of commercial and install applications
Product represents EAW’s next generation of DSP
Whitinsville, MA, USA, August 5, 2009 – EAW, a world leader in sound system solutions, is now shipping the DX1208 DSP Matrix Mixer. The direct result of end-user feedback, the market-driven, easy-to-use DX1208 represents the next generation of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) from EAW, maintaining EAW’s highest standards while providing end users with an intuitive, high-performance, yet cost effective solution. Its expandability options, combined with its deep feature set, make this mixer ideal for a wide range of commercial and install applications.
“The DX1208 was introduced at InfoComm 2009 in June, and it received an overwhelmingly positive response from contractors and system integrators,” stated EAW Commercial Product Manager Dave Raneses. “Six weeks later, we are shipping the product, and we look forward to meeting the demand that has spread since InfoComm.”
The DX1208 is a 12-input, 8-output 1U-rackspace 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® and other third party integrated control systems. Two RJ-45 connections are provided as well, 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. The DX1208 employs a universal power supply, 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz.
- 32-bit DSP and 24-bit analog-digital conversion
- Eight balanced mic/line inputs and four unbalanced line inputs
- Four digital input channels via S/PDIF
- Six programmable logic inputs, three programmable logic outputs
- 16-channel DX Link expansion bus
- USB, Ethernet and RS-232 connectivity
For more information, please visit www.eaw.com.