QSC Audio Products LLC announces that the DXP Digital
Expansion Processor will be introduced for the first time at the company’s
booth at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, April 28-30, 2012.
The DXP works with the existing DCP 200 and 300 cinema
processors to create an exceptionally powerful networked audio solution for
cinema. The DXP is a 1U rack mount DSP processor that connects to the
DCP's via CobraNet™. CobraNet routes digital audio and control
information over Ethernet to allow the DXP to be mounted near the loudspeakers
The QSC DCA Series amplifiers connect to the DXP via a
DataPort interface. The DataPort connection supplies audio to the amplifier and
controls the AC power while monitoring key amplifier conditions such as
clipping and heat sink temperature. The audio output of the amplifier is
returned to the DCP via the CobraNet connection so that it can be listened to
via the DCP's built in monitor speaker.
When mounted behind the screen with the amplifiers, The DXP
eliminates the need for long and expensive speaker cables and conduit.
Inexpensive Ethernet cable and a local AC power source can greatly reduce the
cost of system wiring. The DXP is also useful in "boothless" cinema
concepts as the entire sound system need not be located in a single, large
The DXP provides 12 DataPort connections and all of the necessary
DSP for loudspeaker crossovers. For very large systems, up to two DXP's may be
connected to each DCP. The DCP/DXP combination is ideal for multi-channel audio
systems with up to 16 inputs.
The QSC Cinema
Solutions portfolio, featuring the new DXP Digital Expansion Processor,
can be seen at CinemaCon Booth 613F.
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