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Tech Focus: New Dynacord MXE5 Matrix Mix Engine For Install & Live Applications

Inside a new platform designed for system-wide control and supervision, advanced audio mixing and routing as well as much more.
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Two views of the front panel of the new new MXE5 matrix mix engine from Dynacord.

The just-introduced MXE5 matrix mix engine from Dynacord is designed to deliver:

• System-wide control and supervision for a wide range of applications
• An advanced feature set for professional audio mixing and routing capabilities
• Complete integration with SONICUE sound system software


The MXE5 is the first member of the MXE matrix mix engine series. The 24 x 24 performance audio matrix offers comprehensive control, routing and mixing functionalities, with 12 analog mic/line inputs, eight line outputs and 24 Dante audio channels. At the same time, the MXE5 serves as a communications hub for all IP-based peripherals and provides comprehensive supervision.

Ready For A Wide Range Of Applications:

The MXE5 is designed for consultants, production companies, specifiers and system integrators who demand the highest-quality audio and uncompromising live performance sound. It is the perfect choice for installations including stadiums and sports facilities; congress, conference and performing arts centers; contemporary churches; and large educational facilities. Production companies can also deploy the MXE5 in live-sound environments in a system drive rack.

Delivering Exceptional Audio Quality:

The MXE5 benefits from advanced DSP, providing outstanding audio quality and dynamic range. This is ensured by a sampling rate of 96 kHz and one of the industry’s lowest audio latency measurements at less than 0.22 ms. Dynacord’s leading-edge DSP technology also shows in other specifications, such as an extremely low distortion rate (<0.002 dB THD+N) and a signal-to-noise ratio of more than 118 dB.

Made For Mixing & Routing:

The MXE5 offers a variety of functions beyond being a powerful crosspoint matrix; it works as both a system manager and an OCA controller with complete monitoring and supervision abilities. In addition, it serves as an FIR-Drive loudspeaker controller. Third-party integration is enabled via plug-ins to upgrade existing systems for enhanced performance, starting with a plug-in 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.

Front and back panel views of the new MXE5.

Onboard are 24 channels of professional input and output processing features, such as zone mixing, parametric EQ, delays, compression, limiting, ducking, comprehensive loudspeaker processing with FIR-Drive 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).

Mission-critical reliability and failure-safe operation are at the core of the MXE5’s design, with primary and secondary OMNEO ports allowing full flexibility and integration into various network designs, such as transparent, RSTP or glitch-free. The control ports contain a built-in multicast filter that makes the MXE5 ideal for control over Wi-Fi networks.

Built On Comprehensive Software:

The MXE5 integrates completely with Dynacord’s SONICUE sound system software, one of the most powerful software interfaces in the industry, offering comprehensive control and easy, intuitive operation. Thanks to SONICUE, the MXE5 can be assigned with personalization features, rights management and GPIO configuration.

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Screenshot of SONICUE software.

The optional TPC-1 touch panel controller has a low-profile form factor and features a 5.7inch HD display. With the universal mounting (EU, UK, US) and Power over Ethernet (PoE), it can be easily installed. The TPC-1 is freely configurable via SONICUE for controlling all relevant MXE parameters.

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