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Electro-Voice Extends NetMax Platform Even Further With New N8000-1500 Processor

The new FIR-Drive Line Array Controller in the IRIS-Net control and supervision software provides a comprehensive system drive pre-configured with all the tools needed for the most demanding applications

By PSW Staff January 22, 2009

The new EV NetMax N8000-1500 signal processor

The new Electro-Voice N8000-1500 audio signal processor expands the NetMax platform even further.

At the heart of the N8000-1500 is the new DSP-2 engine, composed of three dual-core processors that expand the total processing power of the N8000-1500 to 1500 MIPS.

The unique modular nature of NetMax means that each input or output card added to a chassis provides an additional DSP engine and another 100 MIPS of processing power.

As a result, a fully loaded chassis provides 1900 MIPS of processing — almost double the power of the original N8000. This is combined with the optional CobraNet interface, NetMax’s unique monitoring and supervision options, FIR-Drive, and the multitude of control options provided by IRIS-Net.

High quality audio converters deliver a stunning dynamic range of 114 dB from analog input to analog output, including all signal processing.

NetMax addresses other considerations for live audio applications, such as latency. The N8000-1500’s auto-compiling DSP engine provides a fixed latency of 2.19 ms from analog input to analog outputs – far less than many competitive products.

The new FIR-Drive Line Array Controller in the IRIS-Net control and supervision software provides a comprehensive system drive pre-configured with all the tools needed for the most demanding applications, including individual processing elements for main, array, and zone EQ, multiple subwoofer configurations, flexible auxiliary processing, and full routing options.

The control interface is laid out in a single high density interface, allowing easy control of all array parameters from a single page.

IRIS-Net and NetMax also provide a unique set of tools for monitoring and supervising all aspects of a system, including temperature, network status, fault conditions, and even cable integrity.

When used with EV’s Tour Grade series amplifiers equipped with RCM-26 cards, an operator is able to monitor the health of the system down to a transducer level, using tools such as the One Button System check to show the status of all amplifiers, cables, and drivers in a matter of minutes.

Electro-Voice Website

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