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CEDAR Releases the DNS 2 Dialog Noise Suppressor

CEDAR Audio of Cambridge, UK, says that it developed the new rackmount 2-channel DNS 2 noise suppressor “in response to the many requests for a 2-channel DNS 8 Live, which we began receiving almost from the moment that we announced the DNS 8 Live itself.” The DNS 2 is light and portable for use on location as well as in the studio or edit suite. The end-user price of DNS 2 in the UK will be £2,200 (approximately $3,155.15 U.S.).

Its new DNS algorithm requires switching on the Learn function that identifies and adapts to the background noise and then dialing-in the amount of noise attenuation required. This promises near-zero latency, so that the DNS 2 can be used for live sound and live broadcast. It eliminates traffic noise, air conditioning, wind, rain, babble and general background noise from audio signals. CEDAR says the DNS 2 will also help to compensate for unfavorable acoustic conditions and poor microphone placement, and will even suppress excessive reverberation.

The DNS 2 offers analog line and microphone inputs (the latter with switchable 48-volt phantom powering), an AES digital input, and both analog and digital outputs. With its 12V power input and mounting points for use with other equipment, sound engineers can use it in the middle of a field as easily as in the studio or the edit suite.

CEDAR expects to begin shipping units at the end of May 2016.

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