In many cases the need for an audio receiver can be eliminated by using the audio features of the ProAudio™ Series.
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.
We provide up to 170ms of lip sync delay so that your audio/video matchup doesn’t look like a 1950’s Godzilla movie.
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. All of our ProAudio™ series product are in process of getting a design refresh to include Dolby 5.1 downmixing.
Note: Analog inputs cannot be directly converted to digital outputs. To convert analog to digital, a digital output can mirror an analog output.
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.
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.
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.
Available through the TCP/IP port, or the RS-232 port, our 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.
How frustrating is it when your product arrives from a manufacturer with no rack ears? We ship all professional products with the rack ears integrated into the product or with removable ears. Unpack and install directly into the rack.