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L-Acoustics P1 processor integrates new Avnu Milan protocol

The P1 is one of the first products developed to be fully compliant with Milan protocol requirements.

The new P1 AVB processor and measurement platform from L-Acoustics is one of the first products developed to be fully compliant with Avnu’s Milan protocol requirements, which were announced on June 5 at InfoComm 2018.

Milan compliancy has also been added into L-Acoustics Avnu-certified LA4X and LA12X amplified controllers.

“Milan represents the next step up in AVB interoperability certification,” said L-Acoustics director of electronics Genio Kronauer. “Products like our P1 that are recognized by Avnu’s new classification will not only mean that they can connect with other brands’ Milan-certified products, but that they are guaranteed to communicate fluently and be fully compatible with each other.”

L-Acoustics’ design engineers worked closely with their industry counterparts at d&b audiotechnik, Meyer Sound Laboratories, and others to openly collaborate on how to successfully ensure that their products “spoke the same language,” Kronauer points out. “It’s quite unprecedented that some of the biggest names in pro audio came together on their own to jointly make this a reality. This depth of communication between each of these companies’ products is a huge win for all of our installation and touring customers.”

The P1 processor is a, three-in-one unit that serves as a front-end processor, an audio matrix and bridge, as well as a system measurement and tuning platform. It takes the task of system optimisation and streamlines it to a single piece of hardware, fully integrated with the LA Network Manager software platform.

As a signal processor with equalisation, delay, and dynamics, its four analogue line inputs with premium A/D conversion assure the utmost sound quality. Integrating 20 inputs and 16 outputs in one rack space, the P1 can matrix, bridge, and distribute AVB, AES/EBU and analogue audio. Time-aligned redundant signal distribution guarantees artefact-free sound with the click of a button.

Updates to LA Network Manager will leverage P1’s four microphone preamps to create an analyser that is aware of all system parameters. This technology is designed to enable system tuning without additional noise.