Prism

DSP price/performance breakthrough. 0x0, 4×4, 8×8, 12×12, and 16×16 analog I/O versions, all with 64×64 Dante™ and the exact same powerful DSP engine found in Symetrix Radius, Edge, and Solus NX products.

Dante™ in our DNA. All Prism models are equipped with 64×64 Dante channels. Dante is an uncompressed multi-channel digital media technology. Symetrix designs and supports one, and only one, network audio protocol: Audinate’s Dante. Symetrix and Dante provide the fastest way to implement, control, and maintain a system of networked DSPs and accessories – including select third-party products.

Scale up.  Increase a Prism systems analog input and output count using Symetrix Dante-enabled xIn 4, xIO 4×4, xOut 4, xIn 12, and xOut 12 expanders.

Total design control.  Program Prism using Symetrix’ award winning* Composer open-architecture Windows CAD application. Learn more about Symetrix Composer Here.

Connect to the outside world.  Dante, Ethernet and ARC ports are standard issue. Connect to Dante enabled hardware, Ethernet equipped touch panels and computers, and any of the Symetrix ARC wall panels including the ARC-3 with graphical menus and universal mounting options.

Form, fit and function.  Prism 8×8, 12×12 and 16×16 models are 19” x 1U. Prism 0x0 and 4×4 are 1/2 rack x 1U. (Surface mount and rack mount kits sold separately).

An embedded web server for status and control.  Prism’s embedded web server displays analog I/O levels, diagnostics, and provides access to ARC-WEB, a browser interface accessible from any smart phone, tablet or computer. The embedded server is accessible using any popular web browser by entering Prism’s local LAN, or publicly accessible IP address or its fully qualified domain name into the browser’s address field.

* Winner of Sound & Video Contractor – Best of Show InfoComm 2014

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Prism 4x4 Front and Rear
Prism 8x8 Front
Prism 8x8 Rear
Prism 12x12 Front
Prism 12x12 Rear
Prism 16x16 Front
Prism 16x16 Rear

Analog Inputs

Number of Inputs None.

Analog Outputs

Number of Outputs None.

System

Sampling Rate 48 kHz.
Processors 1 x Analog Devices SHARC 21489 @ 400 MHz SIMD.
Raw Processing Capacity 400 MIPS, 1.6 GFLOPS.
Delay Memory 174 mono seconds.
RS-485 Serial I/O 38.4 kbaud (default) 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control. May be broken out of ARC port.
Ethernet Cable Standard CAT5e or CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
Dante Cable Standard CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
ARC Cable Standard CAT5, distance dependent upon load and number of devices. 8 Watts maximum power available.
Maximum Devices Per System 80 Units per Site File.
Maximum Stored Presets 1000.

Mechanical Specifications

Space Required Half rack unit (WDH: 20.83 cm x 22.86 cm x 4.37 cm / 8.2 in. x 9 in. x 1.72 in.) Depth does not include connector allowance. Allow at least 3 inches additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical PoE+ IEEE 802.3at Class 4, 7 Watts minimum to 25.5 Watts maximum. No line voltage switching required. Note: Subject to change when actual power requirements are determined.
Ventilation Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F. Ensure that the left and right equipment sides are unobstructed (5.08 cm, 2 in minimum clearance). The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Certifications or Compliance Safety: UL 60065, cUL 60065, IEC 60065. EMC: “Class A” device (applies to all of the following) EN 55032, EN 55103-2, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, FCC Part 15, ICES-003. Environmental: RoHS.
Shipping Weight 5.2 lbs. (2.4 kg)

Architect and Engineer Specifications: Prism 0x0.

The half rack device shall provide network audio processing, mixing, and routing using the Dante™ protocol with a capacity of 128 (64×64) channels. The connector shall be 1000 Base-T RJ45 utilizing CAT6 cable.

A designer software application shall be provided that operates on a Windows computer, with network interface installed, running Windows® 7 or higher operating system. Computer connection for configuration shall be via the device’s rear panel Ethernet connector. All internal processing shall be digital (DSP). Available DSP components shall include (but not be limited to) various forms of: mixers, equalizers, filters, crossovers, dynamics/ gain controls, routers, delays, remote controls, meters, generators, and diagnostics.

The front panel shall include a white on black 256×64 pixel OLED display and momentary switch. The display shall indicate unit name, IP address, MAC address, Site File version, and fault messages.

External control shall include dedicated software screens as well as preset selection, level control and muting using the optional ARC wall panel remote controls via industry-standard CAT5 cable with RJ45 connectors. A built-in web server shall provide four instances of ARC-WEB, which allows for user control from nearly any web browser or mobile device. All program memory shall be non-volatile and provide program security should power fail. The device shall provide an on board real time clock to facilitate automatic, timed changing of presets and may sync to NTP. Third-party control systems may interface over IP using a published ASCII control protocol.

Internal processing shall be 32-bit or 40-bit floating point, 48 kHz.

The device shall be powered over Ethernet (PoE+) by an IEEE 802.3at Class 4 standard compliant switch, or the included injector. The device can be powered from either the Dante or Ethernet Port . The device shall meet UL/CSA and CE safety requirements and comply with CE and FCC Part 15 emissions limits. The device shall be RoHS compliant. The chassis shall be constructed of cold rolled steel, and may be surface mounted or mount into a standard 19” 1U EIA rack using an available bracket or rack tray. The device shall be a Symetrix Prism 0x0.

Analog Inputs

Number of Inputs Four (4) switchable balanced mic or line level.
Connectors 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Nominal Input Level +4 dBu.
Maximum Input Level +23 dBu.
Mic Pre-amp gain 0, 12, 24, 44 or 54 dB switchable with ± 24 dB trim.
Mic Pre-amp EIN < -125dB with 150 ohm source impedance. 22.4 kHz BW.
CMRR > 79 dB @ 1 kHz, unity gain.
Input impedance 8k Ohms balanced, 4k Ohms unbalanced.
Phantom power (per input) +48 VDC, 10 mA maximum.
Dynamic range > 113 dB, A-weighted.
THD+Noise < -100 dB; 22.4 kHz BW, unweighted; 1 kHz @ +15 dBu with 0 dB gain. Course gain is set to +4dBu.
A to D Latency 0.28 mS.

Analog Outputs

Number of Outputs Four (4) balanced line level.
Connectors 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Nominal Output Level +4 dBu with 20 dB of headroom.
Maximum Output Level +24 dBu (+22.8 dBu into a 2k Ohm minimum load).
Output Impedance 300 Ohms balanced, 150 Ohms unbalanced.
Dynamic Range > 117 dB, A-weighted.
THD+Noise < -97 dB; 22.4 kHz BW, unweighted; 1 kHz, 0 dB gain +8dBu output.
D to A Latency 0.60 mS.

System

Sampling Rate 48 kHz.
Frequency Response (A/D/A) 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB.
Dynamic Range (A/D/A) > 113 dB, A-weighted.
Channel Separation (A/D/A) > 110 dB @ 1 kHz, +24 dBu.
THD+Noise <-95 dB (22.4 kHz BW, un-weighted); 1 kHz @ +15 dBu with 0 dB gain.
Latency (A/D/A) 1.04 mS, inputs routed to outputs.
Processors 1 x Analog Devices SHARC 21489 @ 400 MHz SIMD.
Raw Processing Capacity 400 MIPS, 1.6 GFLOPS.
Delay Memory 174 mono seconds.
Analog control inputs 0-3.3 VDC.
Recommended External Control Potentiometer 10k Ohm, linear.
Logic Outputs Low (0V) when active, pulled high (5V) when inactive.
Logic Output Maximum External Power Supply Voltage 24 VDC.
Logic Output Maximum External Power Supply Current Sinking 50 mA.
Logic Output Maximum Output Current 10 mA.
RS-485 Serial I/O 38.4 kbaud (default) 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control. May be broken out of ARC port.
Ethernet Cable Standard CAT5e or CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
Dante Cable Standard CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
ARC Cable Standard CAT5, distance dependent upon load and number of devices. 8 Watts maximum power available.
Maximum Devices Per System 80 units per Site File.
Maximum Stored Presets 1000.

Mechanical Specifications

Space Required Half rack unit (WDH: 20.83 cm x 22.86 cm x 4.37 cm / 8.2 in. x 9 in. x 1.72 in.) Depth does not include connector allowance. Allow at least 3 inches additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical PoE+ IEEE 802.3at Class 4, 25.5 Watts maximum. No line voltage switching required. Note: Subject to change when actual power requirements are determined.
Ventilation Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F. Ensure that the left and right equipment sides are unobstructed (5.08 cm, 2 in minimum clearance). The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Certifications or Compliance Safety: UL 60065, cUL 60065, IEC 60065. EMC: “Class A” device (applies to all of the following) EN 55032, EN 55103-2, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, FCC Part 15, ICES-003. Environmental: RoHS.
Shipping Weight 5.2 lbs. (2.4 kg)

Architect and Engineer Specifications: Prism 4×4.

The half rack device shall provide four analog mic/line inputs that are adjustable from line to mic level with coarse gain, fine trim and phantom power plus four analog line outputs that are adjustable with fine trim. Levels, phantom powers, signal inversions and mutes shall be controllable via software. Audio connections shall be accessed via rear panel 3.81 mm terminal block connectors.

Network audio expansion shall be provided by the Dante™ protocol with a capacity of 128 (64×64) channels. The connector shall be 1000 Base-T RJ45 utilizing CAT6 cable.

A designer software application shall be provided that operates on a Windows computer, with network interface installed, running Windows® 7 or higher operating system. Computer connection for configuration shall be via the device’s rear panel Ethernet connector. All internal processing shall be digital (DSP). Available DSP components shall include (but not be limited to) various forms of: mixers, equalizers, filters, crossovers, dynamics/ gain controls, routers, delays, remote controls, meters, generators, onboard logic, and diagnostics.

The front panel shall include a white on black 256×64 pixel OLED display and momentary switch. The display shall indicate unit name, IP address, MAC address, Site File version, and fault messages.

External control shall include dedicated software screens as well as preset selection, I/O level control and muting using the optional ARC wall panel remote controls via industry-standard CAT5 cable with RJ45 connectors. A built-in web server shall provide four instances of ARC-WEB, which allows for user control from nearly any web browser or mobile device. Logic I/O shall consist of four contact closure or two potentiometer inputs along with four logic outputs. The logic outputs may be used to drive LEDs directly or control external relays or switchers. All program memory shall be non-volatile and provide program security should power fail. The device shall provide an on board real time clock to facilitate automatic, timed changing of presets and may sync to NTP. Third-party control systems may interface over IP using a published ASCII control protocol.

Audio conversion shall be 24-bit, 48 kHz and internal processing shall be 32-bit or 40-bit floating point, 48 kHz. The dynamic range shall not be lower than 113 dB, A-weighted with a maximum input level of +23 dBu and maximum output level of +24 dBu.

The device shall be powered over Ethernet (PoE+) by an IEEE 802.3at Class 4 standard compliant switch, or the included injector. The device can be powered from either the Dante or Host RJ-45 port. The device shall meet UL/CSA and CE safety requirements and comply with CE and FCC Part 15 emissions limits. The device shall be RoHS compliant. The chassis shall be constructed of cold rolled steel, and may be surface mounted or mount into a standard 19” 1U EIA rack using an available bracket or rack tray. The device shall be a Symetrix Prism 4×4.

Analog Inputs

Number of Inputs Eight (8) switchable balanced mic or line level.
Connectors 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Nominal Input Level +4 dBu.
Maximum Input Level +23 dBu.
Mic Pre-amp gain 0, 12, 24, 44 or 54 dB switchable with ± 24 dB trim.
Mic Pre-amp EIN < -125dB with 150 ohm source impedance. 22.4 kHz BW.
CMRR > 79 dB @ 1 kHz, unity gain.
Input impedance 8k Ohms balanced, 4k Ohms unbalanced.
Phantom power (per input) +48 VDC, 10 mA maximum.
Dynamic range > 113 dB, A-weighted.
THD+Noise < -100 dB; 22.4 kHz BW, unweighted; 1 kHz @ +15 dBu with 0 dB gain. Course gain is set to +4dBu.
A to D Latency 0.28 mS.

Analog Outputs

Number of Outputs Eight (8) balanced line level.
Connectors 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Nominal Output Level +4 dBu with 20 dB of headroom.
Maximum Output Level +24 dBu (+22.8 dBu into a 2k Ohm minimum load).
Output Impedance 300 Ohms balanced, 150 Ohms unbalanced.
Dynamic Range > 117 dB, A-weighted.
THD+Noise < -97 dB; 22.4 kHz BW, unweighted; 1 kHz, 0 dB gain +8dBu output.
D to A Latency 0.60 mS.

System

Sampling Rate 48 kHz.
Frequency Response (A/D/A) 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB.
Dynamic Range (A/D/A) > 113 dB, A-weighted.
Channel Separation (A/D/A) > 110 dB @ 1 kHz, +24 dBu.
THD+Noise <-95 dB (22.4 kHz BW, un-weighted); 1 kHz @ +15 dBu with 0 dB gain.
Latency (A/D/A) 1.04 mS, inputs routed to outputs.
Processors 1 x Analog Devices SHARC 21489 @ 400 MHz SIMD.
Raw Processing Capacity 400 MIPS, 1.6 GFLOPS.
Delay Memory 174 mono seconds.
Analog control inputs 0-3.3 VDC.
Recommended External Control Potentiometer 10k Ohm, linear.
Logic Outputs Low (0V) when active, pulled high (5V) when inactive.
Logic Output Maximum External Power Supply Voltage 24 VDC.
Logic Output Maximum External Power Supply Current Sinking 50 mA.
Logic Output Maximum Output Current 10 mA.
RS-485 Serial I/O 38.4 kbaud (default) 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control. May be broken out of ARC port.
Ethernet Cable Standard CAT5e or CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
Dante Cable Standard CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
ARC Cable Standard CAT5, distance dependent upon load and number of devices. 8 Watts maximum power available.
Maximum Devices Per System 80 units per Site File.
Maximum Stored Presets 1000.

Mechanical Specifications

Space Required 1U (WDH: 18.91 in. x 9.5 in. x 1.72 in. / 48.02 cm x 24.13 cm x 4.37 cm). Depth does not include connector allowance. Allow at least 3 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical 24V 1.4A, 34W Maximum. Symetrix Part Number 12-0034. CUI part number SDI65-24-U-P5.
Ventilation Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F. Ensure that the left and right equipment sides are unobstructed (5.08 cm, 2 in minimum clearance). The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Certifications or Compliance Safety: UL 60065, cUL 60065, IEC 60065. EMC: “Class A” device (applies to all of the following) EN 55032, EN 55103-2, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, FCC Part 15, ICES-003 Environmental: RoHS.
Shipping Weight 8.5 lbs. (3.9 kg).

Architect and Engineer Specifications: Prism 8×8.

The device shall provide eight analog mic/line inputs that are adjustable from line to mic level with coarse gain, fine trim and phantom power plus eight analog line outputs that are adjustable with fine trim. Levels, phantom powers, signal inversions and mutes shall be controllable via software. Audio connections shall be accessed via rear panel 3.81 mm terminal block connectors.

Network audio expansion shall be provided by the Dante™ protocol with a capacity of 128 (64×64) channels. The connector shall be 1000 Base-T RJ45 utilizing CAT6 cable.

A designer software application shall be provided that operates on a Windows computer, with network interface installed, running Windows® 7 or higher operating system. Computer connection for configuration shall be via the device’s rear panel Ethernet connector. All internal processing shall be digital (DSP). Available DSP components shall include (but not be limited to) various forms of: mixers, equalizers, filters, crossovers, dynamics/gain controls, routers, delays, remote controls, meters, generators, onboard logic, and diagnostics.

The front panel shall include a white on black 256×64 pixel OLED display and momentary switch. The display shall indicate unit name, IP address, MAC address, Site File version, and fault messages.

External control shall include dedicated software screens as well as preset selection, I/O level control and muting using the optional ARC wall panel remote controls via industry-standard CAT5 cable with RJ45 connectors. A built-in web server shall provide four instances of ARC-WEB, which allows for user control from nearly any web browser or mobile device. Logic I/O shall consist of eight contact closure or four potentiometer inputs along with eight logic outputs. The logic outputs may be used to drive LEDs directly or control external relays or switchers. All program memory shall be non-volatile and provide program security should power fail. The device shall provide an on board real time clock to facilitate automatic, timed changing of presets and may sync to NTP. Third-party control systems may interface over IP using a published ASCII control protocol.

Audio conversion shall be 24-bit, 48 kHz and internal processing shall be 32-bit or 40-bit floating point, 48 kHz. The dynamic range shall not be lower than 113 dB, A-weighted with a maximum input level of +23 dBu and maximum output level of +24 dBu.

The device shall have a power plug that accepts power from Symetrix part number 12-0034, CUI power supply part number SDI65-24-U-P5. The device shall meet UL/CSA and CE safety requirements and comply with CE and FCC Part 15 emissions limits. The device shall be RoHS compliant. The chassis shall be constructed of cold rolled steel, and mounts into a standard 19” 1U EIA rack. The device shall be a Symetrix Prism 8×8.

Analog Inputs

Number of Inputs Twelve (12) switchable balanced mic or line level.
Connectors 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Nominal Input Level +4 dBu.
Maximum Input Level +23 dBu.
Mic Pre-amp gain 0, 12, 24, 44 or 54 dB switchable with ± 24 dB trim.
Mic Pre-amp EIN < -125dB with 150 ohm source impedance. 22.4 kHz BW.
CMRR > 79 dB @ 1 kHz, unity gain.
Input impedance 8k Ohms balanced, 4k Ohms unbalanced.
Phantom power (per input) +48 VDC, 10 mA maximum.
Dynamic range > 113 dB, A-weighted.
THD+Noise < -100 dB; 22.4 kHz BW, unweighted; 1 kHz @ +15 dBu with 0 dB gain. Course gain is set to +4dBu.
A to D Latency 0.28 mS.

Analog Outputs

Number of Outputs Twelve (12) balanced line level.
Connectors 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Nominal Output Level +4 dBu with 20 dB of headroom.
Maximum Output Level +24 dBu (+22.8 dBu into a 2k Ohm minimum load).
Output Impedance 300 Ohms balanced, 150 Ohms unbalanced.
Dynamic Range > 117 dB, A-weighted.
THD+Noise < -97 dB; 22.4 kHz BW, unweighted; 1 kHz, 0 dB gain +8dBu output.
D to A Latency 0.60 mS.

System

Sampling Rate 48 kHz.
Frequency Response (A/D/A) 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB.
Dynamic Range (A/D/A) > 113 dB, A-weighted.
Channel Separation (A/D/A) > 110 dB @ 1 kHz, +24 dBu.
THD+Noise <-95 dB (22.4 kHz BW, un-weighted); 1 kHz @ +15 dBu with 0 dB gain.
Latency (A/D/A) 1.04 mS, inputs routed to outputs.
Processors 1 x Analog Devices SHARC 21489 @ 400 MHz SIMD.
Raw Processing Capacity 400 MIPS, 1.6 GFLOPS.
Delay Memory 174 mono seconds.
Analog control inputs 0-3.3 VDC.
Recommended External Control Potentiometer 10k Ohm, linear.
Logic Outputs Low (0V) when active, pulled high (5V) when inactive.
Logic Output Maximum External Power Supply Voltage 24 VDC.
Logic Output Maximum External Power Supply Current Sinking 50 mA.
Logic Output Maximum Output Current 10 mA.
RS-485 Serial I/O 38.4 kbaud (default) 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control. May be broken out of ARC port.
Ethernet Cable Standard CAT5e or CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
Dante Cable Standard CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
ARC Cable Standard CAT5, distance dependent upon load and number of devices. 8 Watts maximum power available.
Maximum Devices Per System 80 units per Site File.
Maximum Stored Presets 1000.

Mechanical Specifications

Space Required 1U (WDH: 18.91 in. x 9.5 in. x 1.72 in. / 48.02 cm x 24.13 cm x 4.37 cm). Depth does not include connector allowance. Allow at least 3 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical 24V 1.9A, 45W Maximum. Symetrix Part Number 12-0034. CUI part number SDI65-24-U-P5.
Ventilation Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F. Ensure that the left and right equipment sides are unobstructed (5.08 cm, 2 in minimum clearance). The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Certifications or Compliance Safety: UL 60065, cUL 60065, IEC 60065. EMC: “Class A” device (applies to all of the following) EN 55032, EN 55103-2, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, FCC Part 15, ICES-003. Environmental: RoHS.
Shipping Weight 8.5 lbs. (3.9 kg)

Architect and Engineer Specifications: Prism 12×12.

The device shall provide twelve analog mic/line inputs that are adjustable from line to mic level with coarse gain, fine trim and phantom power plus twelve analog line outputs that are adjustable with fine trim. Levels, phantom powers, signal inversions and mutes shall be controllable via software. Audio connections shall be accessed via rear panel 3.81 mm terminal block connectors.

Network audio expansion shall be provided by the Dante™ protocol with a capacity of 128 (64×64) channels. The connector shall be 1000 Base-T RJ45 utilizing CAT6 cable.

A designer software application shall be provided that operates on a Windows computer, with network interface installed, running Windows® 7 or higher operating system. Computer connection for configuration shall be via the device’s rear panel Ethernet connector. All internal processing shall be digital (DSP). Available DSP components shall include (but not be limited to) various forms of: mixers, equalizers, filters, crossovers, dynamics/gain controls, routers, delays, remote controls, meters, generators, onboard logic, and diagnostics.

The front panel shall include a white on black 256×64 pixel OLED display and momentary switch. The display shall indicate unit name, IP address, MAC address, Site File version, and fault messages.

External control shall include dedicated software screens as well as preset selection, I/O level control and muting using the optional ARC wall panel remote controls via industry-standard CAT5 cable with RJ45 connectors. A built-in web server shall provide four instances of ARC-WEB, which allows for user control from nearly any web browser or mobile device. Logic I/O shall consist of eight contact closure or four potentiometer inputs along with eight logic outputs. The logic outputs may be used to drive LEDs directly or control external relays or switchers. All program memory shall be non-volatile and provide program security should power fail. The device shall provide an on board real time clock to facilitate automatic, timed changing of presets and may sync to NTP. Third-party control systems may interface over IP using a published ASCII control protocol.

Audio conversion shall be 24-bit, 48 kHz and internal processing shall be 32-bit or 40-bit floating point, 48 kHz. The dynamic range shall not be lower than 113 dB, A-weighted with a maximum input level of +23 dBu and maximum output level of +24 dBu.

The device shall have a power plug that accepts power from Symetrix part number 12-0034, CUI power supply part number SDI65-24-U-P5. The device shall meet UL/CSA and CE safety requirements and comply with CE and FCC Part 15 emissions limits. The device shall be RoHS compliant. The chassis shall be constructed of cold rolled steel, and mounts into a standard 19” 1U EIA rack. The device shall be a Symetrix Prism 12×12.

Analog Inputs

Number of Inputs Sixteen (16) switchable balanced mic or line level.
Connectors 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Nominal Input Level +4 dBu.
Maximum Input Level +23 dBu.
Mic Pre-amp gain 0, 12, 24, 44 or 54 dB switchable with ± 24 dB trim.
Mic Pre-amp EIN < -125dB with 150 ohm source impedance. 22.4 kHz BW.
CMRR > 79 dB @ 1 kHz, unity gain.
Input impedance 8k Ohms balanced, 4k Ohms unbalanced.
Phantom power (per input) +48 VDC, 10 mA maximum.
Dynamic range > 113 dB, A-weighted.
THD+Noise < -100 dB; 22.4 kHz BW, unweighted; 1 kHz @ +15 dBu with 0 dB gain. Course gain is set to +4dBu.
A to D Latency 0.28 mS.

Analog Outputs

Number of Outputs Sixteen (16) balanced line level.
Connectors 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Nominal Output Level +4 dBu with 20 dB of headroom.
Maximum Output Level +24 dBu (+22.8 dBu into a 2k Ohm minimum load).
Output Impedance 300 Ohms balanced, 150 Ohms unbalanced.
Dynamic Range > 117 dB, A-weighted.
THD+Noise < -97 dB; 22.4 kHz BW, unweighted; 1 kHz, 0 dB gain +8dBu output.
D to A Latency 0.60 mS.

System

Sampling Rate 48 kHz.
Frequency Response (A/D/A) 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB.
Dynamic Range (A/D/A) > 113 dB, A-weighted.
Channel Separation (A/D/A) > 110 dB @ 1 kHz, +24 dBu.
THD+Noise <-95 dB (22.4 kHz BW, un-weighted); 1 kHz @ +15 dBu with 0 dB gain.
Latency (A/D/A) 1.04 mS, inputs routed to outputs.
Processors 1 x Analog Devices SHARC 21489 @ 400 MHz SIMD.
Raw Processing Capacity 400 MIPS, 1.6 GFLOPS.
Delay Memory 174 mono seconds.
Analog control inputs 0-3.3 VDC.
Recommended External Control Potentiometer 10k Ohm, linear.
Logic Outputs Low (0V) when active, pulled high (5V) when inactive.
Logic Output Maximum External Power Supply Voltage 24 VDC.
Logic Output Maximum External Power Supply Current Sinking 50 mA.
Logic Output Maximum Output Current 10 mA.
RS-485 Serial I/O 38.4 kbaud (default) 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control. May be broken out of ARC port.
Ethernet Cable Standard CAT5e or CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
Dante Cable Standard CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
ARC Cable Standard CAT5, distance dependent upon load and number of devices. 8 Watts maximum power available.
Maximum Devices Per System 80 units per Site File.
Maximum Stored Presets 1000.

Mechanical Specifications

Space Required 1U (WDH: 18.91 in. x 9.5 in. x 1.72 in. / 48.02 cm x 24.13 cm x 4.37 cm). Depth does not include connector allowance. Allow at least 3 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical 24V 2.3A, 56W Maximum. Symetrix Part Number 12-0034. CUI part number SDI65-24-U-P5.
Ventilation Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F. Ensure that the left and right equipment sides are unobstructed (5.08 cm, 2 in minimum clearance). The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Certifications or Compliance Safety: UL 60065, cUL 60065, IEC 60065. EMC: “Class A” device (applies to all of the following) EN 55032, EN 55103-2, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, FCC Part 15, ICES-003 Environmental: RoHS.
Shipping Weight 9 lbs. (4.1 kg)

Architect and Engineer Specifications: Prism 16×16.

The device shall provide sixteen analog mic/line inputs that are adjustable from line to mic level with coarse gain, fine trim and phantom power plus sixteen analog line outputs that are adjustable with fine trim. Levels, phantom powers, signal inversions and mutes shall be controllable via software. Audio connections shall be accessed via rear panel 3.81 mm terminal block connectors.

Network audio expansion shall be provided by the Dante™ protocol with a capacity of 128 (64×64) channels. The connector shall be 1000 Base-T RJ45 utilizing CAT6 cable.

A designer software application shall be provided that operates on a Windows computer, with network interface installed, running Windows® 7 or higher operating system. Computer connection for configuration shall be via the device’s rear panel Ethernet connector. All internal processing shall be digital (DSP). Available DSP components shall include (but not be limited to) various forms of: mixers, equalizers, filters, crossovers, dynamics/gain controls, routers, delays, remote controls, meters, generators, onboard logic, and diagnostics.

The front panel shall include a white on black 256×64 pixel OLED display and momentary switch. The display shall indicate unit name, IP address, MAC address, Site File version, and fault messages.

External control shall include dedicated software screens as well as preset selection, I/O level control and muting using the optional ARC wall panel remote controls via industry-standard CAT5 cable with RJ45 connectors. A built-in web server shall provide four instances of ARC-WEB, which allows for user control from nearly any web browser or mobile device. Logic I/O shall consist of eight contact closure or four potentiometer inputs along with eight logic outputs. The logic outputs may be used to drive LEDs directly or control external relays or switchers. All program memory shall be non-volatile and provide program security should power fail. The device shall provide an on board real time clock to facilitate automatic, timed changing of presets and may sync to NTP. Third-party control systems may interface over IP using a published ASCII control protocol.

Audio conversion shall be 24-bit, 48 kHz and internal processing shall be 32-bit or 40-bit floating point, 48 kHz. The dynamic range shall not be lower than 113 dB, A-weighted with a maximum input level of +23 dBu and maximum output level of +24 dBu.

The device shall have a power plug that accepts power from Symetrix part number 12-0034, CUI power supply part number SDI65-24-U-P5. The device shall meet UL/CSA and CE safety requirements and comply with CE and FCC Part 15 emissions limits. The device shall be RoHS compliant. The chassis shall be constructed of cold rolled steel, and mounts into a standard 19” 1U EIA rack. The device shall be a Symetrix Prism 16×16.

Dante™ in our DNA

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In 2007 Symetrix recognized the need for a standardized, high performance digital audio networking protocol – not only for our own products but for the pro audio industry at large. After considerable research, we aligned with Audinate to become one of the earliest licensees of the Dante protocol. The choice has proven prescient. Legacy protocols like Cobranet have faded into obscurity. Newer protocols, AVB for example, have failed to gain traction due to inherent technical drawbacks. With hundreds of third party licensees and a list of commercially available products that is growing exponentially, Audinate’s Dante protocol is now an established standard, far and above any competition.

Since the introduction of our first Dante enabled product in August 2012, we’ve leveraged the benefits of the protocol for our own box-to-box audio networking, as well as for peer-to-peer connection with major third parties including Yamaha, Shure, and AudioTechnica. In countless case studies, designers have used inexpensive off-the-shelf switches and cabling to link Symetrix DSPs to Dante-enabled mixing consoles, microphones, power amplifiers, loudspeakers, and laptop computers.

Dante is in our DNA … and that has placed us in a highly advantageous position. While our competitors choose to design for and support multiple network audio protocols, in some cases proprietary, Symetrix designs for and supports only one ubiquitous and clearly accepted industry standard: Audinate’s Dante. The Symetrix Dante Advantage provides our customers with a network audio solution that is flexible, dependable, scalable, and supportable. In short, just what you’d expect from an industry standard … and just what you’d expect from Symetrix.

Dante is Economical and Versatile

Dante does away with heavy, expensive, analog or multicore cabling, replacing it with low-cost, readily available CAT5e, CAT6, or fiber optic cables. Using Dante’s logical routes instead of physical point-to-point connections, a network can be expanded and reconfigured at any time.

Symetrix Dante systems scale from a simple pairing of a DSP and an analog I/O expander, to multi-DSP distributed networks. In countless case studies system designers have used Dante to easily connect Symetrix DSPs and analog I/O expanders to third-party Dante equipped mixing consoles, microphones, power amplifiers, loudspeakers, and computers.

Outstanding Quality

Using the Dante protocol, Symetrix transmits and receives uncompressed full bandwidth audio with up to 32 bits of resolution at a 48kHz sample rate. Since audio is transmitted and received digitally there’s no need to face the common analog challenges of interference from other electrical equipment, crosstalk between cables, or signal degradation over long cable runs.

Glitch-Free Redundancy

Symetrix Radius, Prism, Edge, xIn 12, and xOut 12 Dante-enabled products support glitch–free redundancy, enabling a secondary physical network to duplicate the audio traffic on the primary network, automatically preventing audio loss or interruption in the event of a connectivity problem on the primary network.

Unicast or Multicast

Dante audio channels can be configured as unicast or multicast to make the best use of available bandwidth. Unicast provides a direct point-to-point stream for unique channels; multicast sends an audio stream to multiple devices simultaneously.

Easy to Program

Composer is the Windows® application used to program Symetrix Dante equipped DSPs and analog I/O expanders. In addition to the programming of Symetrix devices, Composer also natively configures the setup and routing of select third-party Dante endpoints. Integrators can design a complete end-to-end DSP signal path using just one application.

Dante Virtual Soundcard

With Dante Virtual Soundcard, Windows or Mac OS X computers become a Dante interface to Symetrix DSPs for recording and media playback. Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS) uses the computer’s Ethernet port — no additional hardware is required. Digital Audio Workstations, software-based media players, Skype, iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, and other applications are easily integrated into a network using the DVS which can be downloaded directly from the Audinate website.

User Interfaces

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  • ARC-3 Front
  • ARC-EX4e Front
  • ARC-K1e Front
  • ARC-PSe Front and Rear
  • ARC-SW4e Front
  • ARC-WEB
  • RC-3 Front
  • xControl Front and Rear

Dante I/O Expanders

Interconnect Cables

Composer

  • Composer Software

SymVue

  • House of Worship SymVue Screen