Leipzig, Germany, 29 August 2023: DHD audio has chosen IBC 2023 as the venue for the introduction of a high capacity quad-core version of its established XD3 IP Core. Scheduled for introduction on DHD stand 8.B73, the quad-core-equipped XD3 IP Core is designed for use with mixing systems incorporating up to 96 stereo audio faders in broadcast studio environments, plus 10,240 x 12,288 channel routing.
Cores form the heart of every DHD system by processing all the audio as well as connecting control surfaces. They also perform input/output routing and interfacing with the outside world. IP audio feeds as well as IP-connected remote device control can be closely integrated. Automated workflows and product virtualisation are also supported. XD3 IP Core connectivity options available include Audinate Dante, AES67/RAVENNA, AES3/EBU, Gigabit Audio, APC, MADI and analogue. XD3 IP Core processors can be operated individually or as a fully synchronous main and standby pair including seamless switching between power sources.
Occupying just 1U of rack space, the XD3 IP Core provides full support for Thimeo’s Stereo Tool software-based audio dynamics optimiser. Already in use by over 3,000 FM broadcast stations around the world as well as DAB+, HD, AM and TV stations and thousands of streaming stations, Stereo Tool incorporates a wide range of production tools. These include the ability to repair audio distortion, an MPEG2/MP3 file enhancer, hum remover, dynamics filters and enhancers, FM multipath protection, audio dynamics processing and IP streaming.
The quad-core-equipped XD3 IP Core is capable of running Stereo Tool as a fully integrated stereo HD audio processor controlled via DHD Web Apps. It is included as a demo version within DHD’s latest-generation Version 10.2 firmware which is also being introduced at IBC 2023.
Three modules are available in the XD3 range: a 12K router; controller and IP core; and DSP extension. Supporting accessories include a headphone potentiometer unit, 19 inch rack mounting panels, a table mounting kit plus a choice of power supply units and cables.
DHD audio GmbH develops and produces digital audio studio equipment and systems for professional applications in broadcast control rooms, DJ-operated radio studios, OB trucks, SNG vans, ingest stations and edit suites. DHD also produces routing and talkback matrices, audio-over-IP interfaces and supporting software. DHD devices can be operated directly or under IP networked control. Designed and manufactured in Germany, DHD products are used successfully by broadcasters around the globe.