Ashly Audio's new ne4400, ne4800 and ne8800 digital signal processors are designed to control networked audio systems using Ashly's PC-hosted Protea NE Software via standard 10/100 Ethernet and RS-232 protocol.
The three standard units offer 4×4 (4400), 4×8 (4800) and 8×8 (8800) analog line input/output formats with 24-bit A-to-D and D-to-A converters and a high-performance analog audio path that provides a dynamic range of better than 114dB, the company says. Hardware options include four-channel mic/line inputs with software controllable gain and phantom power, CobraNet network audio input and output, EtherSound network audio I/O and AES/EBU digital audio I/O.
Running on multiple SHARC 32-bit processors at 48KHz or 96KHz sample rates, the DSP library offers a menu of processing blocks that include an 8×8 matrix mixer; an array of variable Q graphic and parametric equalization; crossover filters to 8th-order Butterworth, Bessel, Linkwitz and Notched-Linkwitz with up to 48dB/octave slopes; advanced automatic feedback suppressor; auto-levelers; compressors; matrix duckers; limiters; frequency-keyed noise gates; time delay up to 1,365 ms on every channel; and sine wave, pink noise and white noise generators.
For more info and full product specs, check out www.ashly.com.
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