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Is the new Solus NX the replacement for the older Solus models that are now discontinued?


What software do I use to configure the Solus NX?

Solus NX is configured via the award winning Composer CAD based design software.

Will Solus NX work in SymNet Designer software?


Will the original Solus models be supported in Composer software?


How many inputs and outputs are available on Solus NX?

Solus NX is available in 3 configurations, 4×4, 8×8, and 16×8.

Can I daisy-chain multiple Solus NX units together like the Radius and Edge?

No. Solus NX has a single Ethernet port unlike Radius and Edge, which feature dual Ethernet ports.

Does the Solus NX have Dante networking capabilities?

No. Solus NX has analog inputs and outputs only, and comes in 3 configurations, 4×4, 8×8, and 16×8.

Can the Solus NX be controlled by RS-232?

Not directly. However, Solus NX can still be controlled by UDP and TCP/IP over Ethernet. RS-232 control can be added by pairing the Solus NX with xControl.

Does the Solus NX contain any local GPIO or is the xControl needed?

Yes, the Solus NX does have local GPIO so the xControl is not needed in most cases. All 3 Solus NX models have 2 analog control ports (2 pots or 4 switches) and 4 Logic Outputs built in.

Does Solus NX have +48 V phantom power?

No. Phantom Power (per input): +20 VDC @ 20 mA maximum per input.

Can Solus NX be powered over PoE?

No. Solus NX comes with an external 24 VAC adaptor and IEC cable.

Can I directly connect to Solus NX or do I need a switch?

Yes, direct connection from your PC to Solus NX hardware is possible by simply using a straight-through CAT5 cable.

Are Symetrix ARCs supported by Solus NX?

Yes, all of the ARC models are supported, even the new ARC-3. The ARC-PSe can be used as well.

Does the Solus NX built in ARC port offer as much power as Radius or Edge?

Yes, the Solus NX ARC port features 24V, 500 mA output to power connected ARCs, just like Radius and Edge.

Can Solus NX be interfaced with telco systems?

No, although the THI-101 Telephone Headset Interface can be used as a simple solution.

Can Solus NX be used for directly interfacing with digital input and output sources?

No, Solus NX has only analog inputs and outputs.

Can I use SymVue with Solus NX?

Yes, Solus NX can access all of the features in Composer software available to Radius and Edge including SymVue and ARC-WEB.

Can I use ARC-WEB with Solus NX?

Yes, Solus NX can access all of the features in Composer software available to Radius and Edge including ARC-WEB and SymVue.

How much delay memory is available in Solus NX?

There is 174 mono seconds of total delay memory available.

What sample rate does the Solus NX operate at?

Audio conversion is 24-bit, 48 kHz with internal processing of 40-bit floating point, 48 kHz.

How much latency is there in Solus NX?

Latency (A/D/A): < 1.6 mS, input routed to output.

Does Solus NX have any more or less DSP processing power than the Radius or Edge DSP?

Solus NX has the same DSP processing power as the Radius and Edge, utilizing a 400 MHz SHARC processor.

Where can I download archived versions of Composer software?

Archived versions of all final public releases of Composer software are listed in the table below. The software runs on a Windows PC and is used to configure, design, and control Composer-based products. For new designs we highly recommend using the latest version of Composer, however archived major release versions can be found below for legacy compatibility and/or troubleshooting requirements. All firmware files are included as part of the downloaded Composer software package. The Composer firmware versions and Dante Kernels listed below are to help in cross-referencing the firmware running on the installed DSP(s) with the corresponding version of Composer that should be downloaded.

To communicate with Symetrix hardware from a given version of Composer, it may be necessary to upgrade (or downgrade) firmware in each hardware device. This can be done directly from the Composer application and only takes a few minutes per device. Firmware upgrade is done from the Composer Hardware menu.

Composer Version Composer Firmware Dante Kernel Release Notes SymVue Version
1.06 1.026 3.5.3 1.06 N/A
1.23 1.216 3.6.4 1.23 1.23
2.03 2.013 3.6.4 2.03 2.03
2.51 2.502 3.6.4 2.51 2.51
3.02 3.007 3.7.3 3.02 3.02
4 4.002 3.7.3 4 4
4.1 4.100 3.7.3 4.1 4.1
5.01 5.002 3.7.3 5.01 5.01
5.1 5.100 3.7.3 5.1 5.1
5.2 5.201 3.7.3 5.2 5.2
5.3 5.301 3.7.3 5.3 5.3
5.4 5.400 3.7.3 5.4 5.4
5.41 5.404 3.7.3 5.41 5.41
5.5 5.500 3.7.3 5.5 5.5
5.6 5.605 3.7.3 5.6 5.6 4.0.7 6 6 4.0.7 7 7 4.0.7 7.1 7.1
7.2 4.0.7 7.2 7.2
7.2.5 4.0.7 7.2.5 7.2.5
7.3 4.0.7 7.3 7.3
7.3.1 *see release notes 4.0.7 7.3.1 7.3.1
8.0.5 8.0.5 4.0.7 8.0.5 8.0.5
8.1 8.1 4.0.7 8.1 8.1
8.1.1 8.1.1 4.0.7 8.1.1 8.1.1
8.2 8.2 4.0.7 8.2 8.2
8.2.1 8.2.1 4.0.7 8.2.1 8.2.1
8.3 8.3 4.0.7 8.3 8.3
8.3.1 8.3 4.0.7 8.3.1 8.3.1
8.3.2 8.3.2 4.0.7 8.3.2 8.3.2
8.3.3 8.3.3 4.0.7 8.3.3 8.3.3
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