The dSPEC226 loudspeaker processor offers a high-speed SHARC DSP and a Xilinx Spartan FPGA. All dSPEC models feature a 4-input/6-output fixed-chain DSP architecture that includes 2×6 native analog I/Os. Various expansion cards are available to provide two additional analog inputs, two AES-3 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.
Users select from a library of Community loudspeakers and dSPEC does the rest, automatically assigning factory-recommended lowpass and highpass filters, corrective equalization (including 1,024 points of FIR EQ via CONEQ), protective limiters, phase compensation and more. Additionally, dSPEC configures LF and HF outputs with optimal crossover slopes for bi-amplified loudspeaker models.
Loudspeakers not manufactured by Community are accommodated by selecting from the rich palette of processing functions that include numerous crossover types, comprehensive protective limiters and 20 configurable filters on each of the six output channels.