miniDSP announces the DDRC-24, the world’s smallest Dirac Live® room correction processor
miniDSP is proud to announce the immediate availability of the DDRC-24, the world’s smallest Dirac Live® processor. Dirac Live®, the world’s premier room correction solution, corrects both the room and the loudspeaker with a unique proprietary mixed-phase algorithm doing both impulse and frequency response correction. This technology is used not only in home stereo systems but also in cinemas, recording studios, and luxury cars. With the release of the miniDSP DDRC-24, it is now available in an unbelievably compact hardware unit.
Powered by a 400 MHz Analog Devices SHARC processor, the miniDSP DDRC-24 accepts a stereo input signal via asynchronous USB Audio, digital optical, or analog. The four analog outputs can be matrixed to the two Dirac Live correction channels in any way. Combined with a full suite of miniDSP’s tried-and-tested DSP functionality (parametric EQ, crossover, biquad programming, delay and gain), the result is an extraordinarily flexible processor for applications ranging from straightforward stereo room correction through to active loudspeakers, subwoofer integration, sub-sat systems, and as a component of active multichannel and home theater systems.
DDRC-88BM = Dirac Live + Bass management + Speaker processing
Once again, miniDSP pushes the limits of Digital Signal Processing and Digital Room Correction with the introduction of the DDRC-88BM plugin.
The DDRC-88BM plug-in extends the capabilities of the DDRC-88A multichannel Dirac Live® processor. 100% compatible with all DDRC-88A units in the field, the DDRC-88BM adds comprehensive fine-grained bass management and crossover capabilities. The input signals are low-pass filtered and summed to generate the subwoofer signal; a matrix mixer routes or mixes these channels for the Dirac Live® algorithm, which in turn has its outputs routed or mixed to the output channels, where additional high/low pass and parametric filtering takes place. In addition to improved bass management for conventional home theater signal paths, the DDRC-88BM allows innovative solutions like multi-subwoofer control and combined DRC/active loudspeaker setups.
The miniDSP 2x4HD kit, a USB DAC + DSP in a low cost package
Introducing the long-awaited “reboot” of miniDSP’s best-selling 2x4 digital audio processor: the miniDSP 2x4 HD kit! This tiny powerhouse is jam-packed with miniDSP’s tried and proven audio processing functionality: large FIR banks, flexible parametric EQ, Butterworth and Linkwitz-Riley crossovers, advanced biquad programming, and delay on each output channel. miniDSP’s “one hardware many plugins” concept allows for many interesting future applications!
The upgraded on-board 400 MHz Analog Devices SHARC processor also ena-bles substantial processing upgrades previously available only on more ex-pensive platforms, such as 96 kHz internal processing for true high-resolution audio capability and assignable FIR filter taps for sophisticated equalization, crossover, and room correction capabilities. All to be accessed and programmed with miniDSP’s easy-to-use interface software.
I/O capabilities get an upgrade too, with the addition of USB audio streaming up to 192 kHz and a TOSLINK digital input. The miniDSP 2x4 HD kit will find application in full-sized hifi and home theater systems, on desktops, in cars, in recording studios — anywhere a compact, simple, yet surprisingly powerful DSP audio processor is needed.
Introducing the PWR-16 amplifier
Fitting 16channels of amplification into 1 rack unit. Sounds crazy? Yet it's the technical feat the PWR-16 can achieve and yet with great performance!
The miniDSP PWR-16 is a 400 Watt ultra-compact, highly-efficient audio power amplifier intended for multizone custom installations in modern homes, multi rooms, hotels, restaurants, bars, theatres, auditoriums, amusement parks, shopping malls etc. This amplifier is one of the lightest and most compact of its kind and excels with its impressive power-to-size ratio and its incredible power efficiency.
The PWR-16 features 16 channels of amplification by ICEpower® in eight zones. Each amplification channel can deliver peak power of 80W into a 4 ohm speaker. The two channels in a zone can be switched to BTL (bridge-tied load) mode to deliver peak power of 160W into an 8 ohm speaker. The result is an extremely flexible amplifier that can be used in many configurations.
A comprehensive set of control and protection features make the amplifier extremely flexible and robust. Remote enable, signal detection, and individu-al disabling of zones ensure minimum power consumption.