The latest enhancements to the company’s DAD AX32 A/D and D/A converter are on show. The AX32 is designed for broadcast, recording or mastering applications where 8 to 48 channels of analogue inputs or outputs are needed. New features include
Dante/AES67 to MADI audio-over-IP connectivity.
New for the AX32 is the MOM (monitor operating module), a standalone control unit providing various adjustments for studio control room level, cut, mute, talkback and speaker reference level. Source and speaker select buttons can be configured to any Pro Mon 2 input source and speaker or monitor output.
Two new input/output option cards for the AX32 are now available: a dual MADI module plus an eight-line AES3 (AES/EBU) module with optional sampling-rate conversion. Eight cards can be accommodated in a single AX32, supporting up to 16 MADI channels or 64 stereo AES3 channels in addition to the built-in three MADI and eight stereo AES3 I/O.
With the addition of the new cards, the AX32 can be used for processing stereo, surround-sound or 3D immersive audio formats such as Dolby Atmos.
Mikael Vest, sales director, NTP Technology, said: “Immersive audio adds hugely to the impact film producers can deliver to cinema audiences. Object-based processing allows very precise three-dimensional control of vertical as well as lateral sound positioning.”