Community Debuts dSPEC226

Community Professional Loudspeakers has unveiled its latest loudspeaker processor, the dSPEC226.
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Chester, PA (October 4, 2011)—Community Professional Loudspeakers has unveiled its latest loudspeaker processor, the dSPEC226.

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The company claims that dSPEC is a "new approach to configuring, controlling and commissioning sound system installations, from very small to very large." Employing both a high-speed SHARC DSP and a Xilinx Spartan FPGA, dSPEC reportedly offers new capabilities as well as a new method of engineered workflow. All dSPEC models feature a 4-input x 6-output, fixed-chain DSP architecture that includes 2 x 6 native analog I/Os.

Various expansion cards are available to provide two additional analog inputs, two AES3 dual-channel digital inputs or eight CobraNet inputs and outputs. Additional expansion cards will become available as new digital audio networking protocols gain market acceptance, reducing the cost burden for system installations that do not require a full array of I/O options.

Users select from a library of Community loudspeakers and dSPEC automatically assigns factory-recommended low- and high-pass filters, corrective equalization (including 1024-points of FIR EQ via CONEQ), protective limiters, phase compensation and more. Additionally, dSPEC is designed to configure LF and HF outputs with crossover slopes for biamplified loudspeaker models.

Community Professional Loudspeakers
www.communitypro.com