Lake Processing has introduced a new standalone system processor, the LM 44.
The LM 44 is a powerful, full-featured digital audio processor based on the highly acclaimed Lake Processing technology, which builds on the success of the LM 26.
Identical in many respects to the LM 26 Digital Audio Loudspeaker Processor, the LM 44 is distinguished primarily by a different input/output configuration.
The LM 44 provides four analog input and four analog outputs, in contrast to the LM 26’s 2-in/6-out. In addition, the LM 44 accommodates 8-in/8-out AES3 and 4-in/8-out Dante digital audio transport.
The LM 44 benefits from the latest implementation of Lake’s ‘Mesa EQ’ configuration, utilizing 4 Mesa modules, each with an independent input mixer and output signal processing chain.
With this configuration, the LM 44 is ideally suited for a wider number of applications, including as a mix-matrix and full system EQ – sitting between a mixer and virtually any high-end performance loudspeaker system – switching between consoles on large events, inserted EQ for monitor systems, FOH to stage digital transmission, home theatre applications, line driver for self-powered systems, and as a Dante break-in/break-out box.
With its flexible 4 × 4 input configuration, one or more LM 44 units can replace the now-discontinued Dolby Lake Processor in most applications.
It also offers a cost-effective, scalable alternative to other larger and more expensive processors in situations when only a 4 x 4 analog I/O configuration (or multiples of this) is required.
Additionally, LM 44 can be operated in Contour mode configuration (two contour modules) allowing for utilization as a loudspeaker crossover processor, much like the intended operation of LM 26.
Inputs that are not routed to the processing modules (in each mode) may be passed through to the output router. As with the LM 26, all three signal types – Dante, AES and analog – are maintained simultaneously, with user-prioritized automatic failover and dual redundancy, eliminating single point of failure.
The LM 44 integrates fully into all existing Lake system inventories, including PLM Series and LM 26, as well as with Dolby Lake Processors and all other legacy Lake devices – all controlled together via Lake Controller software, providing unrivaled flexibility and ease of use for existing Lake users.
Key LM 44 Features Include:
• 1U chassis
• Universal power supply with lockable IEC
• Mesa Mode or Contour Mode operation
• 4-in / 4-out analog with Iso-Float ground isolation on inputs
• Raised Cosine Equalization
• Linear phase and Classic crossovers
• LimiterMax peak and RMS limiters
• Gigabit dual redundant Dante by Audinate networking
• 24-bit / 96 kHz A/D and D/A conversion
• 32-bit floating point internal data path
• Full control via new version of Lake Controller software
• Software configurable GPIO
LM 44 will be available to ship immediately.