Digital Audio Denmark’s (DAD) AX32 audio router and converter has reached a new level with firmware version 2.1, which adds support for the new SPQ speaker processing DSP card.
DAD’s SPQ speaker processing card allows for adding up to 1,024 EQ filters across 128 channels at 48 kHz. A maximum of 16 filters may be used on each channel until the 1,024 limit has been reached.
For users who work at higher resolutions, the system supports 96 kHz (64 channels), 192 kHz (32 channels) and 384 kHz (16 channels). Filters for all sample rates are available natively on the SPQ card when sample rates are changed. SPQ also adds full control and bass management processing over up to eight sub channels, and both the bass management and speaker channels offer a wealth of different filter types to choose from in order to tailor any speaker system to suit any acoustic environment.
Also, the DADman control software now offers support for SPQ control, as well as adding a sample rate converter on MADI inputs and Dante version 4.0 firmware with support for Dante Domain Manager.
“AX32 is evolving continuously, and while the physical SPQ card is a new, optional expansion of the system that can be purchased when the need arises, we are also very happy to be able to provide free firmware and software updates that include new features and possibilities to our existing customers,” said Mikael Vest, sales director of NTP Technology, the parent company of DAD.
The 2.1 firmware update will also be compatible with the DAD DX32R, Avid MTRX, as well as NTP technology’s Penta 720. All firmware and software updates are available now, as is the SPQ speaker processing card.
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