18th January 2011 — The blue front panels of XTA rack-mount audio processors are a familiar sight in live and installed audio systems throughout the world. Now the company has raised the bar, not just one but several notches, with the development of the DP548. The DP548 will be warmly welcomed by audio professionals throughout the industry, as it adds Series 2 Dynamics onto a 4 Series base and then goes on adding.
The DP548 Dynamic Audio Processor combines the very best of the company’s product line and delivers an audio solution which is their most powerful yet. “You can think of the DP548 as ‘a DP448 on steroids’, but that only paints part of the picture.” Says XTA Sales & Marketing Director, Bill Woods. “Think of a standard DP448 - fully loaded with a 28-band EQ, eight parametric EQs and delay on every input; high pass, low pass, nine parametric EQs and delay, plus a combination of two limiters, including the look-ahead “D-Max” limiter on each output.”
“Then add three bands of Dynamic EQ on every input, a variable knee compressor on every output with full control over ratio, threshold, attack and release times. On top of all that, include full matrix mixing of any input to any output or mix of outputs and provide memory recallable dynamic EQ for the first time via AudioCore, and that is the power and potential of the DP548.”
Audio Professionals already familiar with XTA’s Series 2 Dynamics will immediately see the benefit that adding this functionality brings. With Dynamic EQ becoming an ever-more important tool in live as well as installed sound markets, the latest XTA processor is certain to find a highly appreciative audience.
“The reaction we have already had to this product has been fabulous,” says Woods. “Watching the Dynamic EQ curve adapt in real time in AudioCore has proved to both mesmerize and delight everyone who has seen it! We are confident that the DP548 will quickly become the go-to solution for many sound engineers seeking multi channel dynamic EQ and compression, and many sound contractors seeking overall system dynamic control.”