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Dynacord introduces the MXE5 matrix mix engine, first member of new performance audio matrix series

Dynacord introduces the MXE5 matrix mix engine, first member of new performance audio matrix series

The evolution of an iconic audio brand continues. Following the launch of the internationally acclaimed IPX and TGX amplifiers and SONICUE sound system software, Dynacord adds to its line-up of high-grade professional electronics solutions with a new performance audio matrix.

The MXE5 is the first member of the MXE matrix mix engine series. The 24 x 24 crosspoint performance audio matrix offers both routing and mixing functionalities, with 12 analogue mic/line inputs, eight line outputs and 24 Dante audio channels. At the same time, the MXE5 serves as a communications hub for all IP-based peripherals and provides comprehensive supervision of all system-wide commands.

The MXE5 is designed for consultants, production companies, specifiers and system integrators who demand the highest-quality BGM and uncompromising live performance sound. It is the perfect choice for installations including stadiums and sports facilities, congress, conference and performing arts centres, contemporary churches and large educational facilities. Production companies can also deploy the MXE5 in live-sound environments in a system drive rack.

The MXE5 benefits from advanced DSP, providing outstanding audio quality and dynamic range. This is ensured by a sampling rate of 96kHz and the industry’s lowest audio latency of less than 0.22ms. Dynacord’s leading-edge DSP technology also shows in other specifications, such as an extremely low distortion rate (<0.002dB THD) and a signal-to-noise ratio of more than 118dB.

The MXE5 offers a variety of functions beyond being a powerful crosspoint matrix; it also works as both a system manager and an OCA controller with complete monitoring and supervision abilities. In addition, it also serves as an FIR-Drive speaker controller. Third-party integration is enabled via plug-ins to upgrade existing systems for enhanced performance, starting with a plug-in for Q-SYS. The MXE5 also incorporates the entire network infrastructure, with Dante audio transport, AES70-compliant control and no requirement for retrofitted external cards.

On board are 24 channels of professional input and output processing features, such as zone mixing, dynamic EQ, delay, compression, limiting, ducking, de-essing and more. Future additions will include free DSP configuration, auto mixing, a task engine, Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Automatic Gain Control (AGC) and Ambient Noise Control (ANC).

Mission-critical reliability and failure-safe operation are at the core of the MXE5’s design, with primary and secondary OMNEO ports allowing full flexibility and integration into various network designs, such as transparent, RSTP or glitch-free. The eight GPIO control ports comprise a built-in multicast filter that makes the MXE5 ideal for control over Wi-Fi networks.

The MXE5 integrates completely with Dynacord’s SONICUE sound system software, one of the most powerful software interfaces in the industry, offering comprehensive control and easy, intuitive operation. Thanks to SONICUE, the MXE5 can be assigned with personalisation features, rights management and GPIO configuration.

The optional TPC-1 touch panel controller has a low-profile form factor and features a 5.7” HD display. With the universal mounting socket (EU, UK, US) and Power over Ethernet (PoE), it can be easily mounted and installed. The TPC-1 is controlled and freely configurable via SONICUE.

The MXE5 will be available in summer 2020.

17th June 2020

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