DC 8000


DC 8000 Controller

Digital 4-In/8-Out speaker controller / signal processor with routing matrix

The DC8000 is a digital 4-in / 8-out speaker management matrix system with an internal resolution of 32 bit and 96 kHz sampling rate. The DC8000 is equipped with 4 analog inputs, 8 analog and digital (AES/EBU© format) outputs and two RS485 remote-connectors. The use of modern and fast DSPs enables a latency (analog to analog) of 0,625 ms only. Each input channel includes 8 equalizers (with low-shelf, high-shelf and parametric function), a delay function and a noise gate. The polarity of each input channel can be switched from + to -. Each output channel includes 6 equalizers (with low-shelf, high-shelf and parametric function) and a delay function. The HPF (high-pass filter) and the LPF (low-pass filter) is part of each output channel. Both offer three different operation modes: Linkwitz-Riley, Butterworth and Bessel (up to 48 dB/Oct). Each output channel includes a high performance limiter. The integrated flash memory chip offers space for 30 presets which can be loaded via the preset-menu, three default-buttons or the PC remote software.


► 4 inputs and 8 outputs with free routing
► Intuitive handling at the front-panel and via PC software
► 8 equalizers p. input ch. (low-/high-shelf/parametric)
► 6 equalizers p. output ch. (low-/high-shelf/parametric)
► Symmetric inputs and outputs via XLR connectors
► Analog and digital (AES/EBU©) inputs
► RS485 connectors at the rear-panel
► High performance 32-bit DSP (digtial sound processor)
► 96 kHz AD/DA converters (Burr Brown©)
► Dynamic range >114 dB
► Security functions (lock front panel, etc.)
► Up to 250 units can be controlled in one RS485 network



PC Remote Software

The DSP can be adjusted and controlled with the free PC software. This software is a professional tool and enables a quick and effective programming of presets in real-time (online or offline). The program shows adjustments of any filter in a graphic simulation. All DSP-functions and adjustments can be loaded, edited and saved with this tool. The software is compatible with WINDOWS 98©, WINDOWS 2000©, WINDOWS XP©, WINDOWS VISTA©, WINDOWS 7© and WINDOWS 8©(all 32-bit and 64-bit versions).



 Technical Data

DC 8000 Digital Controller

Digital 4-in-8 controller with 32 Bit internal resolution and 96 kHz sampling rate. 4 inputs (analog/digital AES/EBU© Format), 8 analog outputs