Dynacord has introduced the MXE5 — the first member of the company’s new MXE matrix mix engine series — a 24 x 24 crosspoint performance audio matrix offering both routing and mixing functionalities, with 12 analog mic/line inputs and eight line outputs. It can also serve as a communications hub for all IP-based peripherals and provides supervision of all system-wide commands.
The MXE5 is designed for large-scale install and live applications, including stadiums and sports facilities, conference and performing arts centers, contemporary churches, and large educational facilities as well as for production companies in live sound environments in a system drive rack.
The MXE5 incorporates advanced DSP, designed providing high audio quality and dynamic range. Sampling rate is 96 kHz and audio latency is stated as less than 0.22 milliseconds. Additional stated specifications include a low distortion rate of <0.002 dB THD and a signal-to-noise ratio of more than 118 dB.
The MXE5 offers a variety of functions beyond being a crosspoint matrix; it also works as both a system manager and an OCA controller with monitoring and supervision abilities. In addition, it can also serve as an FIR-Drive loudspeaker controller.
Third-party integration is enabled via plugins to upgrade existing systems for enhanced performance, starting with a plugin for Q-SYS. The MXE5 also incorporates the entire network infrastructure, with Dante audio transport, AES70-compliant control and no requirement for retrofitted external cards.
Onboard are 24 channels of input and output processing such as zone mixing, dynamic EQ, delay, compression, limiting, ducking, de-essing and more. Future additions will include free DSP configuration, auto mixing, a task engine, Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Automatic Gain Control (AGC) and Ambient Noise Control (ANC).
Primary and secondary OMNEO ports foster flexibility and integration into various network designs, such as transparent, RSTP or glitch-free. The eight GPIO control ports comprise a built-in multicast filter that makes the MXE5 controllable over Wi-Fi networks.
It integrates with Dynacord’s SONICUE sound system software that’s designed to provide comprehensive control and intuitive operation. With SONICUE, the MXE5 can be assigned with personalization features, rights management and GPIO configuration.
The optional TPC-1 touch panel controller has a low-profile form factor and has a 5.7-inch HD display. It can be mounted and installed via a universal mounting socket (EU, UK, US) and Power over Ethernet (PoE). The TPC-1 is controlled and configurable via SONICUE.
The new MXE5 will be available in summer 2020. Find out more here.