DHD audio has chosen IBC2023 to introduce a high-capacity quad-core version of its established XD3 IP Core. The quad-core-equipped XD3 IP Core is designed for mixing systems incorporating up to 96 stereo audio faders in broadcast studio environments, plus 10,240 x 12,288 channel routing.
Cores form the heart of every DHD system by processing all the audio and connecting control surfaces. They also perform input/output routing and interfacing with the outside world. Integrating IP audio feeds and IP-connected remote device control into the XD3 IP Core is easy. It also supports automated workflows and product virtualization. Connectivity options include Audinate Dante, AES67/Ravenna, AES3/EBU, Gigabit Audio, APC, MADI and analog. Broadcasters can operate XD3 IP Core processors individually or as a fully synchronous primary and standby pair, including seamless switching between power sources.
Occupying just 1U of rack space, the XD3 IP Core provides full support for Thimeo’s Stereo Tool software-based audio dynamics optimizer. Over 3,000 FM broadcast stations worldwide and DAB+, HD, AM and TV stations and thousands of streaming stations already use Stereo Tools. It incorporates a wide range of production tools, including the ability to repair audio distortion, an MPEG2/MP3 file enhancer, a hum remover, dynamics filters and enhancers, FM multipath protection, audio dynamics processing and IP streaming.
The quad-core-equipped XD3 IP Core can run Stereo Tool as a fully integrated stereo HD audio processor controlled via DHD Web Apps. DHD audio includes a demo version of Stereo Tool within its latest-generation Version 10.2 firmware, which is also being introduced at IBC 2023.
Three modules are available in the XD3 range: 12K router, controller and IP core, and DSP extension. Supporting accessories include a headphone potentiometer unit, 19-inch rack mounting panels, a table mounting kit, plus a choice of power supply units and cables.
You can see the new DHD Audio quad core XD3 at Stand 8.B73 at IBC2023.