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Peavey® Architectural Acoustics® Digitool® MX16 Featuring Nware™ Algorithms Now Available

June 11, 2012

June 13, 2012, LAS VEGAS (InfoComm exhibit #C10319)—The new Digitool® digital audio processors from Peavey® Architectural Acoustics® bring world-class NWare™ algorithms to mid-market contractor and live sound reinforcement applications.

Digitool MX16

The new Digitool Series is a trio of multi-channel, full featured, digital audio processing and control systems—the Digitool MX16, which is available now, along with the Digitool MX32 and Digitool Live—that provide stand-alone or external GUI-based audio control in 8x8 or 16x16 I/O formats. The new Digitool models share a common processing platform with the Peavey MediaMatrix NION® processor, providing ample headroom for running the commercial audio market's leading processing algorithms on an economical and efficient subset of Peavey's market-leading technology.

Equipped with power and pedigree, the new Digitool models represent the new breed of state-of-the-art digital signal processing. The Digitool MX16 features eight inputs and eight outputs; the Digitool MX32 features 16 inputs and 16 outputs; and the Digitool LIVE features eight balanced XLR inputs and outputs for live-sound FOH applications. These all-new Digitool processors feature a full-color LCD display on the front panel, enhanced front-panel navigation, individual input and output mutes, and five-segment LED arrays for input and output signal monitoring. The entire system may also be configured and controlled via a dedicated NWare-based GUI running on an external PC.

All three Digitool models feature a front-panel USB port that makes interfacing with a PC for software updates quick and easy. The rear panel includes an Ethernet port for programming or connecting to a network; eight control voltage ports; and two RS-485 ports, allowing for a wide variety of external control. All three models also include a globally compatible 100-240V power supply.

The Digitool MX16 is now shipping, and the Digitool MX32 and Digitool Live will be available later in Q2 2012 from authorized Architectural Acoustics dealers.

Updated Digitool® features include:

  • Improved dynamic range
  • Ultra low-noise mic/line input circuitry
  • Enhanced navigation for ease of use
  • Individual front-panel mute for each input and output
  • Five-segment LED meters for each input and output
  • USB port for external programming and firmware updating
  • Rear-panel Ethernet port for network, programming and control
  • Eight control voltage ports
  • AES input, assignable to any output (two on Digitool MX32)
  • 3.81 mm Euro connectors (XLR for the Digitool Live)
  • Vastly more powerful DSP processing for better performance
  • Enhanced security system
  • New external graphical user interface
  • Full-color LCD display on front panel

Features, specifications and pricing are subject to change without notice.

About Architectural Acoustics® Architectural Acoustics® is a division of Peavey®, one of the largest manufacturers of professional audio equipment in the world. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and distributes to more than 130 countries. Architectural Acoustics brings reliable power, audio routing, room combining and more to thousands of airports, stadiums, theme parks, churches, shopping malls, government facilities and other venues around the world. To find out more about Architectural Acoustics, visit aa.peavey.com.

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