Products // ProAudio 16™ DSP Preamp Audio Matrix



Specifications

VOLUME, BALANCE, BASS, TREBLE AND A 5 BAND GRAPHIC EQUALIZER ON EACH ZONE.

In many cases the need for an audio receiver can be eliminated by using the audio features of the ProAudio™. Audio and tone control are adjustable in 0.5dB steps, and all allow direct or relative adjustments (Ex: Set the volume to an absolute -12.5dB, or increase it by 3.0dB). The tone controls have a range of +/-20dB.


DIGITAL AUDIO, OPTICAL AUDIO, ALL AUTOMATICALLY CONVERTED TO ANALOG AUDIO.

It makes no difference whether your audio comes in through the analog inputs, digital coax inputs, or digital optical inputs, all inputs are converted to both analog and digital audio, and analog audio and digital audio are both available on the outputs. Digital is converted to analog. Optical inputs are available for the newer cable boxes that have only optical connections for their digital audio outputs.

Note: The ProAudio™ does not down convert DTS or 5.1 Dolby audio. When DTS or 5.1 Dolby audio is detected, it is passed straight through from the S/PDIF input to the S/PDIF outputs.

 

Note: Analog inputs cannot be directly converted to digital outputs. To convert analog to digital, a digital output can mirror an analog output.


VOLUME AND TONE CONTROLS WORK ON THE DIGITAL INPUTS AND OUTPUTS.

For the extreme in ultra-quiet audio and lowest possible distortion, by mirroring the analog outputs to the digital outputs, you can input and output digital audio, completely bypassing the analog sections. No extra conversions are done, and you still have volume, balance, bass, treble and 5 band equalizer controls available on each zone.


ADJUSTABLE GAIN SETTINGS ON EACH INPUT

To balance the different levels of audio coming from different pieces of equipment, each audio input has a full range gain adjustment. The adjustment range is: +24dB to -99.5dB, or full mute, in 0.5dB increments. You can have separate settings for each input, and a separate setting for analog and digital inputs.


STEREO TO MONO MIX DOWN FOR EACH ZONE

For hallways, and outdoor speakers, where stereo is not particularly useful, each zone can be mixed from stereo to mono using a variety of different methods.


CONTROL DONE RIGHT WITH K.I.S.S.™ (KEEP IT SIMPLE SERIAL™)

Available through the TCP/IP port, or the RS-232 port, Zektor's K.I.S.S.™ is one of the easiest to use, serial port protocols, on the market. Yet the extensive bi-directional command set allows total control over the ProAudio.


FRONT PANEL WITH REMOVABLE RACK EARS

How frustrating is it when your product arrives from a manufacturer with no rack ears? Zektor ships all professional products with the rack ears integrated into the product or with removable ears. Unpack and install directly into the rack.

Analog Audio

• 16 inputs of stereo L/R
• 16 outputs of stereo L/R
• Freq. Response: 5Hz-20KHz @ +/-0.5dB
• S.N. Ratio: > 85dB, 5Hz-20KHz unweighted
• Input impedance: 10K ohms:

Digital Audio

S/PDIF Inputs: 16 Coax, 16 Optical (w/ auto conversion)

S/PDIF Outputs: 16 Coax

Transfer Rates: 13.2Mb/S

Audio Modes: PCM,DD5.1,DTS,All modes

Coax Input Levels: 200mV-7.0V (PC card compatible)

Coax Output Level: 500mV nominal into 75 ohms


Control

Serial Port: 19200 8N1, USB Cable
Compatible
K.I.S.S.™, Upgradable Firmware


TCP/IP: Full Duplex 10Mbps
K.I.S.S.™, Raw TCP/IP Socket


Power

Power Req.: 32 Watts

Mains Voltage: 100V-240V, 50Hz-60Hz, auto-sensing

Power Supply: Standard 3 prong IEC C14 connector

Dimensions: 17"W x 9.75"D x 3.375"H (feet add 0.25")


POWER, RACK AND HARDWARE INFORMATION

• 2U high, 17 inches wide, 10 inches deep 3.5" x 17" x 10"
• Internal IEC 110V / 240V medical grade auto ranging power supply
• Power LED indicators and front panel control
• Ships with removal rack ears installed

Warranty
3 year advanced shipment

Data Sheet

 

User Guide

User Guide

Firmware

Firmware - Version 1.12

Firmware - Version 2.30

Version History

Control Files

Control4 - Driver Version 1.04 (for use with Version 1.11 and above firmware)

Control4 - Driver Version 1.51 (for use with Version 2.26 and above firmware)

Savant - Version 1

Savant