The DX2 is a compact four-fader console audio console designed for use where space is at a premium, such as newsroom desks, podcast studios, voiceover suites and video editing booths. DHD says it provides the same assistive mixing functions as other DHD consoles, including motorized faders, auto-mix and auto level gain, and integrates easily with DHD processing cores running version 10 firmware.
The console comes with an optional six-fader expansion unit and its integral 3.5 mm output jack doubles as an input which can be used to connect a smartphone for live telephone interviews.
Also on show will be the new XC3-core and XD3-core, DHD’s latest additions to its range of audio production processing cores.
The XC3 IP core comprises two dual-core DSP modules in a compact 1U and is designed for on-air studios. It supports up to 48 stereo faders, 72 stereo buses and 16 channels of AES67 IP audio. IPx expansion modules can be added to accommodate 128 channels of AES67/Ravenna IP audio in/out and up to 512 Dante channels. A companion module, the new XC3 Concentrator, allows easy interconnection of multiple DHD IPx modules, control surfaces and I/O modules.
The XD3 is an IP core for use with large mixing and routing systems and iincludes support for networked operations, such as DHD web apps. It provides fully redundant configuration and can accommodate an optional router; DHD claims the XD3 router and IP core combination supports up to 96 stereo faders, 126 stereo buses and 24 Gigabit Ethernet audio ports.
Version 10 firmware
In additional, DHD’s new Version 10 firmware provides increased versatility; the company says it includes enhanced security and management capabilities, unified user management on web apps, expanded fader and bus handling, and other refinements.
“DHD’s strategy is to offer features studios need,” says Christoph Gottert, head of international sales. “Our systems are based on compact desktop consoles with integral displays that take the stress out of live production by showing exactly what operators need to know, from audio levels right through to assignable-control configurations.”
DHD exhibit at MPTS with distribution partner Thum + Mahr, stand L756