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XTA Announces New DP548 Dynamic Audio Processor

“You can think of the DP548 as ‘a DP448 on steroids’, but that only paints part of the picture." - Bill Woods, XTA

By PSW Staff January 18, 2011

The new XTA DP548 dynamic audio processor; larger image on page 2

The new XTA Electronics DP548 dynamic audio processor adds Series 2 dynamics onto a 4 Series base, and much more, in delivering the company’s most powerful audio solution to date.

“You can think of the DP548 as ‘a DP448 on steroids’, but that only paints part of the picture,” says XTA sales & marketing director Bill Woods. “Think of a standard DP448 – fully loaded with a 28-band EQ, eight parametric EQs and delay on every input; high pass, low pass, nine parametric EQs and delay, plus a combination of two limiters, including the look-ahead “D-Max” limiter on each output.

“Then add three bands of dynamic EQ on every input, a variable knee compressor on every output with full control over ratio, threshold, attack and release times. On top of all that, include full matrix mixing of any input to any output or mix of outputs and provide memory recallable dynamic EQ for the first time via AudioCore, and that is the power and potential of the DP548.

“The reaction we have already had to this product has been fabulous,” adds Woods. “Watching the dynamic EQ curve adapt in real time in AudioCore has proved to both mesmerize and delight everyone who has seen it!  We are confident that the DP548 will quickly become the go-to solution for many sound engineers seeking multi channel dynamic EQ and compression, and many sound contractors seeking overall system dynamic control.”

Each input has a 28 band graphic EQ that can be configured to model either the XTA GQ600, or older inductor based designs such as the DN27.

There are an additional 8 bands of “traditional” parametric EQ on each input. All parametric sections can be reconfigured to many alternate filter behaviors, including the familiar high and low shelves and notch filters, but along with bandpass, elliptic and variable ‘Q’ shapes, and phase adjustment, in 2 degree steps.

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