Neutrik has revealed its XIRIUM PRO wireless digital audio system, a cable replacement system designed to provide audio signals to and from devices without long or complicated cable runs.
According to Neutrik, XIRIUM PRO delivers studio quality, full bandwidth audio with extremely low latency that is free of any compression or companion. Thanks to DiWA (Digital Wireless Audio) technology, the system offers audio professionals ‘tremendous’ versatility, ease of operation, and FCC licence-free audio, suited to a myriad of live sound applications ranging from concert and theatrical performance to worship and presentation/conference use.
XIRIUM PRO is a modular system that enables maximum flexibility of signal type, with both input and output modules available for analogue, AES and Dante. The system facilitates the transmission of all three audio formats with transmission distance ‘cable replacement length’ of greater than half a mile (>1 Km line-of-sight). The system works with mixed signal types, including analogue TX (transmission) to AES RX (receive), Dante TX to analogue RX, and so forth, providing RF output of up to two Watts when used with a high-gain antenna.
Flexibility is a key attribute of the XIRIUM PRO, with its configurations supporting as many as ten discrete channels of audio via five transmission units. On the receiving side, the wireless digital audio system supports an unlimited number of receivers. As long as a receiver can ‘see’ the transmitter's signal, audio engineers can use as many receivers as necessary for their project. Additionally, a repeater module is available that converts any receiver module into a repeater unit.
Peter Milbery, president of Neutrik USA, commented on the company’s new system: “XIRIUM PRO offers convenience and capability for audio engineers working in a wide range of environments. Engineers, artists, and project designers can now think beyond the physical limitations of the traditional audio cable. Sound equipment such as loudspeakers, amplifiers, and mixing consoles can now be positioned for optimal audio performance and what makes the most acoustic sense – allowing artistry and sonic performance to take priority over venue logistics.”
Neutrik’s XIRIUM PRO Wireless Digital Audio System is expected to be available during the first quarter of 2016.