Rane HAL1x Programmable DSP Audio Distribution Multiprocessor

Rane HAL1x Programmable DSP Audio Distribution Multiprocessor

Rane HAL1x Programmable DSP Audio Distribution Multiprocessor

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Product Highlights

  • Digitally Configured Audio Distribution
  • Expandable Up to 512 Inputs & Outputs
  • 9600 MIPS of Processing Power
  • 8 Balanced Euroblock Mic/Line Inputs
  • 8 Balanced Euroblock Outputs
  • 4 Onboard RAD Ports
  • Includes Halogen Control Software
  • Supports External Control Systems
  • Supports Rane DR-Series Remote Controls
  • Multizone Paging
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Rane HAL1x overview

  • 1Description

The HAL1x Programmable DSP Audio Distribution Multiprocessor from Rane allows you to easily create an extensive, far-reaching network of audio and paging zones. It has 9600 MIPS of processing power, and includes its own Halogen control software for Windows, which assists in everything from dynamic signal routing to cable testing.

The HAL1x has 8 on-board analog inputs and outputs, but it can serve as the brains to an audio network expanding up to 512 inputs and 512 outputs. In addition to its Euroblock analog connectors, HAL1x offers four Remote Audio Device (RAD) ports and an Expansion Bus with support for up to 32 EXP1x expansion units. Each EXP1x provides 8 RAD ports.

Rane's Remote Audio Devices (RADs) contain inputs with built-in A/D conversion and outputs with built-in D/A conversion. They can be placed up to 592.1 feet (150 m) from HAL1x, sending 48kHz/24-bit digital audio back and forth over CAT 5e connections. RADs are available in over 20 different combinations of input/output connectors.

Rane's DR-series wall-mount remote controls can toggle parameters from within each output zone, such as volume, DSP presets, input source, and system states. The HAL1x supports up to 12 DRs, but has dedicated inputs for 8. The remotes connect by CAT 5e cables at lengths up to 984.3 feet (300 m).

The Halogen software enables complete control of all components networked to the HAL1 from an Ethernet-connected Windows-based PC. It's indispensable in designing, configuring, and dynamically controlling your HAL audio system. It splits your workflow into two sections, hardware and processing. The hardware workspace allows you to see all connected devices, specify them, and troubleshoot. The processing workspace is where all the virtual patching, DSP effects processing, preset design/recall, zone link, and room combination settings take place. The HAL1 can also support external control systems, such as AMX, Crestron, and Stardraw.

DSP Processing to Support Expansion Possibilities
9600 MIPS of processing power will manage up to 512 inputs / 512 outputs
Connect a Windows PC for Complete Control with Halogen
The Halogen software can control the full network of components attached to the HAL1x. Create, change, and save virtual routing systems and the full range of DSP settings. Automatically senses connected devices and tests for optimal connection strength
Maximum Flexibility
Zones can be easily programmed or preset to combine when different room configurations need to be accommodated
Support for External Control Systems
AMX, Crestron, and Stardraw are all supported with downloadable guides to getting started
Spread Inputs/Outputs Far and Wide
Rane Remote Audio Devices (RADs) can be wired by CAT 5e cable up to 492.1 feet (150 m) away from HAL1x. DR-Series remote controls can be wall-mounted in output zones at distances up to 984.3 feet (300 m)
In the Box
Rane HAL1x Programmable DSP Audio Distribution Multiprocessor
  • Halogen Software for Windows
  • Power cable
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    Rane HAL1x specs

    Analog I/O
    Analog Audio I/O 8 x 8
    Connectors Euroblock: 4 x 6-pin, 5 mm pitch
    Green: Inputs
    Orange: Outputs
    Codec 24-bit, 48 kHz
    Microphone Inputs
    Mic Input Active Balanced
    Gain Range +10 to +60 dB: 1 dB steps
    Input Impedance 2.6 kOhms, 1% - 1 kHz, each leg to ground
    Phantom Power +48 VDC: 10 mA max per input
    Equivalent Input Noise -127 dBu max, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 150 ohm source, 60 dB gain, A-weighted
    THD + N <0.008% typical, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +4 dBu, +10 dB gain, 20 kHz BW
    Maximum Input 3 dBV (1.4 V RMS) typical, input gain at +10 dB, 1 kHz, <1% THD+N
    CMRR 55 dB minimum, 1 kHz
    Line Input
    Line Input Active balanced
    Gain Range Unity & +10 to +20 dB: 1 dB steps
    Input Impedance 5.1 kOhms, 1%, 1 kHz, each leg to ground
    THD + N <0.008% typical, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +4 dBu, unity gain, 20 kHz BW
    Maximum Input 20.8 dBu typical, input gain at 0 dB, 1 kHz, 1% THD+N
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0, -.05 dB
    Dynamic Range 109 dB
    Channel Isolation Interchannel Isolation: 104 dB max, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +20 dBu, unity gain, channel-to-channel
    CMRR 45 dB minimum, 1 kHz
    Outputs Active balanced
    Impedance 200 ohms, 1%, each leg
    Maximum Output +20.9 / +16.4 dBu typical, 1 kHz, 100 kOhms / 600 ohms load
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.1 / -0.3 dB +4 dBu, unity gain, 100 kOhms load
    Dynamic Range 109 dB maximum, +20 dBu, 20 kHz BW, A-weighted, 100 kOhms load
    Channel Isolation 110 dB typical, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +20 dBu, channel-to-channel, 100 kOhms load
    Signal -50 dBFS typical
    Green LED: Peak-reading
    Overload -0.5 dBFS typical
    Red LED: Peak-reading
    Propagation Delays
    RAD I/O RAD In to RAD Out: 1.71 ms typical, Tested with RAD23
    RAD In to Analog Out 1.85 ms typical
    Analog In to RAD Out 2.25 ms typical
    Analog In to Analog Out 2.39 ms typical
    Processing Power HAL1x Processing Power: 9600 MIPS maximum
    4 DSPs @ 300 MHz each with up to 8 instructions / cycle
    Word Length 32/64-bit floating point
    Delay Memory 80 sec maximum
    Computer Connections
    Type Ethernet 1000 base-T
    Zeroconf service discovery protocol for easy set up
    Cable Shielded CAT 5e or better, RJ45 connector
    Length Maximum 328.1' / 100.0 m, standard Ethernet cable length limit
    HAL1x Expansion Bus
    Audio Channels HAL1x Maximum: 512 in x 512 out, plus control channel
    Maximum Number of Devices 32 maximum, daisy-chain
    Maximum Cable Length Maximum 328.1' / 100.0 m
    Propagation Delay 730 ns typical, In and Out of Expansion Unit - 22.4 µs across 32 EXPs
    RAD Ports
    Ports 4, RJ45
    Audio Channels 8 In x 8 Out: Each port 2 in x 2 out, plus control channel, 24-bit, 48 kHz
    Power Each Port: 24 VDC @ 100 mA maximum
    Length Maximum: 492.1' / 150 m, shielded CAT 5e cable or better
    HAL1x DR Ports
    Ports Ports: 8, RJ45 connector
    Power Each Port: 24 VDC @ 50 mA maximum
    Length Maximum: 984.3' / 300 m, shielded CAT 5e cable or better
    Relay ~ Output
    Relay Outputs 2
    Connector Mini Euroblock: 6-pin, 3.81 mm pitch, black
    Type COM, NC & NO
    Limit Values 2 A, 48 V maximum
    60 W maximum switching power
    Logic Inputs
    Logic Input 4
    Connector Mini Euroblock: 6-pin, 3.81 mm pitch, black
    Type Internal passive pull-up, protected to +24 V
    Vin High >2.2 V minimum, normal state
    Vin Low < 1.0 V maximum, external circuit sinks > 22 μA to assert
    General Specifications
    Wiring Class 2, all rear panel terminals
    Power Requirement 100 to 240 VAC 50/60 Hz, 50 W maximum
    Ambient Operating Temperature 104°F / 40°C - maximum external loading
    Conformance Unit Conformity: CE, FCC, CCSAUS
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.5 x 19.0 x 8.3" / 8.9 x 48.3 x 21.0 cm
    Weight 7.0 lb / 3.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 11.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.236 x 13.701 x 4.803"

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