Symetrix has unveiled Prism 0x0, the latest in the company's Prism series of Dante-enabled DSPs.
Offering expansion via 64 channels of bidirectional Dante networking when used as a DSP core or co-processor, the Prism 0x0 delivers processing, mixing, and routing for Dante-enabled endpoints, while providing what Symetrix describes as 'exceptional' sound quality.
The Prism 0x0 is identical to the other Prism DSPs in terms of processing power and delay memory. It is unique however in that it has no analogue inputs or outputs and no external control inputs or logic outputs. Housed in a 1/2 rack x1U rack-mount chassis, the DSP includes flexible mounting options and power over Ethernet (PoE+).
"The Prism 0x0 has many applications," explained Symetrix senior product manager Trent Wagner. "For example, a lot of digital consoles have Dante but don't offer feedback elimination, auto-mixing, and FIR filters for processing loudspeakers. Simply insert the Prism 0x0 between the remote stage-input boxes and the console, if Dante-enabled, or use the Prism 0x0 as an insert or bus processor. For outputs, relay the signals through the Prism 0x0, if the amps are Dante-enabled, or insert it on the console's buses."
Like other Prism-series DSPs, Prism 0x0 can be customised, connected, and configured using Symetrix Composer, a Windows-based CAD programme. Prism 0x0 can be controlled from Symetrix ARC wall panels, ARC-WEB browser-based interface, and from third-party touchscreens. An embedded Web server enables remote audio metering and diagnostics of the Prism 0x0 hardware. It also features an easy-to-read OLED display, as well as ARC, Dante, and Ethernet ports.
"The new Prism 0x0 with its 64x64 Dante implementation and powerful DSP reduce system costs so that, combined with compatible Symetrix I/O expanders and control products, it enables integrators to deliver high performance systems at an amazing price point," added Symetrix founder and CEO Dane Butcher. "Prism 0x0 is a great solution for commercial, corporate, house of worship, education, and government installs alike."