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Symetrix Prism 12x12 DSP Audio Processor with Dante

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About This Product

Dante in Our DNA. Prism DSPs are equipped with 128 (64×64) Dante channels. The Dante protocol enables ultra-reliable multi-channel audio networking over IP. Together, Symetrix and Dante provide the fastest possible way to implement, control, and maintain a system of networked DSPs and accessories – including third party Dante-enabled microphones, loudspeakers, power amps, and mixing consoles.

Symetrix Prism 12x12 Product Highlights:

  • 128 (64x64) Dante and powerful Symetrix DSP, along with 12x12 analog input/output, combine extremely cost-effective processing with the flexiblity of Dante networking.
  • Together, Symetrix and Dante provide the fastest possible way to implement, control, and maintain a system of networked DSPs and accessories.
  • Programmed using Composer open-architecture software for nearly unlimited application flexibility.
  • Ideal DSP hub for Dante end-points.
  • Embedded web server provides remote metering and diagnostics.
  • Multiple user control options include the ARC-WEB browser, low cost ARC Wall Panels, third-party touch panels, and SymVue.
  • Industry leading analog and A/D/D/A performance, 48 volt phantom mic power.
  • Ultra low latency Dante network audio protocol uses standard IT infrastructure.
  • Front panel LCD displays configuration, system status, and analog audio levels using a single push-button for navigation.
  • I/O count may be increased using Symetrix Dante-enabled analog I/O expanders.
  • Compliance: UL 60065, cUL 60065, IEC 60065, EN 55032, EN 55103-2, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, FCC Part 15, ICES-003, RoHS.
Scaling Up. A Prism system's analog input and output count may be increased using Symetrix Dante-enabled xIn 4, xIO 4×4, xOut 4, xIn 12, and xOut 12 analog I/O expanders.

Unlimited Programming Flexibility. Prism is programmed using Composer – Symetrix' award winning open-architecture CAD application. Unique to Composer is the ability to natively configure Symetrix and select third party Dante hardware – thereby eliminating the confusion of multiple or redundant software applications. Learn more about Composer here.

Control Made Easy. Multiple control options include low-cost Symetrix ARC wall panels and an easy to generate SymVue Windows virtual GUI. The human readable Composer Control Protocol supports programming of third-party touch screens and control devices.

An Embedded Web Server for Status and Even More Control. Prism's embedded web server displays I/O levels, diagnostics data, and hosts ARC-WEB – a browser-based interface for smart phones, tablets, and computers.

Form, Fit and Function. Prism 8×8, 12×12 and 16×16 have been designed using standard 19" x 1U enclosures. For convenient point-of-use or rack mounting, Prism 0x0 and 4×4 feature 1/2 rack 1U form factors. (Surface and rack mount kits sold separately.)

Symetrix Prism 12x12 DSP Audio Processor with Dante Specifications
Analog Inputs
Number of InputsTwelve (12) switchable balanced mic or line level.
Connectors3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Nominal Input Level+4 dBu.
Maximum Input Level+23 dBu.
Mic Pre-amp gain0, 12, 24, 44 or 54 dB switchable with ± 24 dB trim.
Mic Pre-amp EIN< -125dB with 150 ohm source impedance. 22.4 kHz BW.
CMRR> 79 dB @ 1 kHz, unity gain.
Input impedance8k Ohms balanced, 4k Ohms unbalanced.
Phantom power (per input)+48 VDC, 10 mA maximum.
Dynamic range> 113 dB, A-weighted.
THD+Noise< -100 dB; 22.4 kHz BW, unweighted; 1 kHz @ +15 dBu with 0 dB gain. Course gain is set to +4dBu.
A to D Latency0.28 mS.
Mechanical Specifications
Space Required1U (WDH: 18.91 in. x 9.5 in. x 1.72 in. / 48.02 cm x 24.13 cm x 4.37 cm). Depth does not include connector allowance. Allow at least 3 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical24V 1.9A, 45W Maximum. Symetrix Part Number 12-0034. CUI part number SDI65-24-U-P5.
VentilationMaximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F. Ensure that the left and right equipment sides are unobstructed (5.08 cm, 2 in minimum clearance). The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Certifications or ComplianceSafety: UL 60065, cUL 60065, IEC 60065. EMC: “Class A” device (applies to all of the following) EN 55032, EN 55103-2, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, FCC Part 15, ICES-003. Environmental: RoHS.
Shipping Weight8.5 lbs. (3.9 kg)
Analog Outputs
Number of OutputsTwelve (12) balanced line level.
Connectors3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Nominal Output Level+4 dBu with 20 dB of headroom.
Maximum Output Level+24 dBu (+22.8 dBu into a 2k Ohm minimum load).
Output Impedance300 Ohms balanced, 150 Ohms unbalanced.
Dynamic Range> 117 dB, A-weighted.
THD+Noise< -97 dB; 22.4 kHz BW, unweighted; 1 kHz, 0 dB gain +8dBu output.
D to A Latency0.60 mS.
Sampling Rate48 kHz.
Frequency Response (A/D/A)20 Hz – 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB.
Dynamic Range (A/D/A)> 113 dB, A-weighted.
Channel Separation (A/D/A)> 110 dB @ 1 kHz, +24 dBu.
THD+Noise<-95 dB (22.4 kHz BW, un-weighted); 1 kHz @ +15 dBu with 0 dB gain.
Latency (A/D/A)1.04 mS, inputs routed to outputs.
Processors1 x Analog Devices SHARC 21489 @ 400 MHz SIMD.
Raw Processing Capacity400 MIPS, 1.6 GFLOPS.
Delay Memory174 mono seconds.
Analog control inputs0-3.3 VDC.
Recommended External Control Potentiometer10k Ohm, linear.
Logic OutputsLow (0V) when active, pulled high (5V) when inactive.
Logic Output Maximum External Power Supply Voltage24 VDC.
Logic Output Maximum External Power Supply Current Sinking50 mA.
Logic Output Maximum Output Current10 mA.
RS-485 Serial I/O38.4 kbaud (default) 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control. May be broken out of ARC port.
Ethernet CableStandard CAT5e or CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
Dante CableStandard CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
ARC CableStandard CAT5, distance dependent upon load and number of devices. 8 Watts maximum power available.
Maximum Devices Per System80 units per Site File.
Maximum Stored Presets1000.

Architect and Engineer Specifications: Prism 12×12.
The device shall provide twelve analog mic/line inputs that are adjustable from line to mic level with coarse gain, fine trim and phantom power plus twelve analog line outputs that are adjustable with fine trim. Levels, phantom powers, signal inversions and mutes shall be controllable via software. Audio connections shall be accessed via rear panel 3.81 mm terminal block connectors.

Network audio expansion shall be provided by the Dante™ protocol with a capacity of 128 (64×64) channels. The connector shall be 1000 Base-T RJ45 utilizing CAT6 cable.

A designer software application shall be provided that operates on a Windows computer, with network interface installed, running Windows® 7 or higher operating system. Computer connection for configuration shall be via the device’s rear panel Ethernet connector. All internal processing shall be digital (DSP). Available DSP components shall include (but not be limited to) various forms of: mixers, equalizers, filters, crossovers, dynamics/gain controls, routers, delays, remote controls, meters, generators, onboard logic, and diagnostics.

The front panel shall include a white on black 256×64 pixel OLED display and momentary switch. The display shall indicate unit name, IP address, MAC address, Site File version, and fault messages.

External control shall include dedicated software screens as well as preset selection, I/O level control and muting using the optional ARC wall panel remote controls via industry-standard CAT5 cable with RJ45 connectors. A built-in web server shall provide four instances of ARC-WEB, which allows for user control from nearly any web browser or mobile device. Logic I/O shall consist of eight contact closure or four potentiometer inputs along with eight logic outputs. The logic outputs may be used to drive LEDs directly or control external relays or switchers. All program memory shall be non-volatile and provide program security should power fail. The device shall provide an on board real time clock to facilitate automatic, timed changing of presets and may sync to NTP. Third-party control systems may interface over IP using a published ASCII control protocol.

Audio conversion shall be 24-bit, 48 kHz and internal processing shall be 32-bit or 40-bit floating point, 48 kHz. The dynamic range shall not be lower than 113 dB, A-weighted with a maximum input level of +23 dBu and maximum output level of +24 dBu.

The device shall have a power plug that accepts power from Symetrix part number 12-0034, CUI power supply part number SDI65-24-U-P5. The device shall meet UL/CSA and CE safety requirements and comply with CE and FCC Part 15 emissions limits. The device shall be RoHS compliant. The chassis shall be constructed of cold rolled steel, and mounts into a standard 19” 1U EIA rack. The device shall be a Symetrix Prism 12×12.

Each Prism 12x12 Retail Box Includes:
(1) Symetrix Prism 12x12 DSP Audio Processor with Dante hardware device.
(1) Composer CD-ROM (Windows).
(1) A North American (NEMA) You may need to substitute a cable appropriate for your locale.
(1) Symetrix part number 12-0034 switching power supply which provides 24 VDC @ 2.71 amperes. NOTE: Power supply will accept a 100-240 VAC input
(1) Set of 24, 32, or 40 detachable 3.5 mm Phoenix connectors.
(1) Quick Start Guide.

What You Need to Provide:
A Windows PC with 1 GHz or higher processor and:
Windows 7 or higher.
250 MB free storage space.
1280x1024 graphics capability.
16-bit or higher colors.
CD-ROM drive or Internet connection.
512 MB or more of RAM as required by your operating system.
Network (Ethernet) interface.
CAT5e/6 cable or an existing Ethernet network.

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