• Delivers the highest audio quality for both BGM and live performance
• System-wide control and supervision for a wide range of applications
• Advanced feature set provides professional audio mixing and routing capabilities
• Complete integration with SONICUE sound system software
Following the launch of the internationally acclaimed IPX and TGX amplifiers and SONICUE sound system software, Dynacord adds to its lineup of high-grade professional electronics solutions 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 analog mic/line inputs and eight line outputs. 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.
Ready for a wide range of applications
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 centers; contemporary churches; and large educational facilities. Production companies can also deploy the MXE5 in live-sound environments in a system drive rack.
Delivering the highest audio quality
The MXE5 benefits from advanced DSP, providing outstanding audio quality and dynamic range. This is ensured by a sampling rate of 96 kHz and the industry’s lowest audio latency of less than 0.22 ms. Dynacord’s leading-edge DSP technology also shows in other specifications, such as an extremely low distortion rate (<0.002 dB THD) and a signal-to-noise ratio of more than 118 dB.
Made for mixing and routing
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.
Onboard 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.
Built on comprehensive software
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 personalization 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.
This post is part of Sound & Communications’ InfoComm 2020 Connected New Product Spotlight.