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Allen & Heath DR66

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6 In x 6 Out Digital Audio Mix Processor

Overview

The DR66 represents the cost effective solution to todays complex audio matrix system designer. The digital processing architecture facilitates custom system design and, once installed, the unit operates as a standalone unit with password protection available.

The DR66 digital audio mix processor is a full matrix mixer with gain, levels, gates, compressors, graphic and parametric EQ's. All this is housed in a discreet 1U case, with removable ears for easy desk or rack mounting. Allen & Heath WInDR software makes custom system design simpler and more flexible than ever before. All aspects of the system, from ducking and EQ's to front panel keys and password protection are conveniently set by the installer. For the operator, DR66's simple panel keys make everyday use exceptionally easy and convenient.

<b>The Best Mix</b>
DR66 employs the best mix of existing and new technologies to offer a beautifully simple yet extremely powerful solution for the systems designer. The circuitry uses both conventional and surface mount components for compactness and reliability. The power supply is a mix of switched-mode and linear topologies, giving the unit the ability to run from a single 24V battery backup in the event of a mains failure (conforming to BS5839). The advanced memory management at the heart of the system uses a mixture of DRAM and Flash memory, the latter enabling remote firmware upgrades via the RS232 port, eliminating the need for chip swapping.

<b>Innovation to Excellence</b>
Drawing together the unparalleled expertise of our sister companies in the Harman Group, we developed the revolutionary T-MIX ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit). This powerful device provides the crucial interface between the DSP 'brain' of the unit and the input and output circuits. Each DR66 comes with two ASIC+DSP Processing Engines (PE). The first PE handles all mixing, level control, phase, metering and output limiting, while the second PE executes a powerful selection of signal processing 'palettes' that can be configured and positioned by the installer. It is this unique architecture that defines the DR66 as an exceptional tool.

<b>System Protection</b>
The DR66 provides safety and security with its battery backup, tamper-proof function keys, password access and alarm system integration. DR66 eliminates the need for costly return visits to installations for repairs and reconfiguration associated with racks of analogue equipment.

<b>The DR66 can be set up using PC compatible WinDR software</b>
Simply connect the PC to the DR66 unit and run the WinDR System Manager application. WinDR interrogates any DR66 unit attached for its configuration. Various functions of the system can then be viewed and edited as required. For example, Resource Palettes are selected to suit the application.

This provides a toolbox of audio processing blocks, e.g. Graphic or Parametric EQs that can be dragged onto the required Input or Output channels. The resource then appears as an icon in the channel strip.

Once allocated, a simple click on the icon creates a window where the resource can be viewed and modified. Different variations of the resource palettes can then be stored in patches on disk or downloaded to the DR66. In addition to the Resource Palettes, all DR66 functions can be easily configured from WinDR i.e. Crosspoint Mix Matrix, Ducker, Password &amp; Security, Function Key assign, Remote Switch Event assign, Time/Date.

<b>Features</b>
<ul>
<li> 6 balanced outputs</li>
<li> Battery backup facility</li>
<li> 2 mic/line inputs and 4 line inputs</li>
<li> Resources include duck, gate, limit, EQ</li>
<li> winDR configuration software</li>
<li> 1U rack mount chassis</li>
<li> 8 configurable front-panel f-keys</li>
<li> Custom T-MIX ASIC technology</li>
</ul>

Q & A

Brand
Allen & Heath
Model
DR66
MFR Part Number
DR66
Product Category
Unit of Measure
EACH
Shipping Weight
16.00 lbs.
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