Bogen Communications CORE 12X4 - Universal Audio Processor

Bogen Communications CORE 12X4 - Universal Audio Processor

Bogen Communications CORE 12X4 - Universal Audio Processor


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  • 12 Analog Inputs/4 Analog Outputs
  • Small to Medium Installations
  • Configure via Windows PC/Laptop
  • Programmable Knobs for DSP Functions
  • 3rd Party Control via RS-232, IP Command
  • DSP Drag-and-Drop Component Library
  • Up to 53 Minute Message Storage
  • 16 TTL Inputs
  • 8 Logic Outputs
  • Stack up to 12 Units
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Bogen Communications CORE 12X4 overview

  • 1Description

Designed for small to medium installations, The CORE 12X4 from Bogen Communications is a versatile drag-and-drop DSP processor. The processor consists of a configurable hardware main frame, along with dedicated DSP software. The hardware system configuration is highly flexible, with front panel knobs that can be programmed to map to any functions within the DSP library and can be scaled to match the requirements of the project.

The software system design is PC based and once connected, allows for design, downloading, reversal of in-box designs, and live monitoring, calibration, and routing. Third-party control systems such as Crestron, AMX, Vity and others can also control unit either via RS-232 or IP commands. Up to fifty-three minutes of audio storage is available and audio files can be activated via a built-in scheduler, any of sixteen TTL inputs, or via an end user GUI interface custom built for each application.

Up to twelve CORE units can be networked together for expandability. A variety of accessories, including low cost analog controllers (RAC), digital controllers (URC), and various paging and control microphones (PPM, PPM Touch) are available for use with the system.


Twelve analog inputs and four analog outputs
Configuration via PC/Laptop
Programmable, scalable front panel knobs for DSP functions
Third-party control via RS-232 or IP commands
Full DSP drag-and-drop component library
Up to fifty-three minute built-in message storage
Sixteen built-in TTL inputs and eight logic outputs
Stack up to twelve units
Hardware Components
Main Frame
4 x Slots for input/output cards
16 x TTL/analog inputs
8 x TTL outputs
1 x RS485
1 x RS232 port
1 x Ethernet port

Each Input Card
4 x Channels with individual bypass
Sensitivity select
Phantom power
RTO (Route To Output)
VU meter
Signal present
Level control
Adjustable overload threshold

Each Output Card
4 x Channels with individual overload indicator
Signal present
Level control
Adjustable overload threshold
Software Components
5 to 2000 ms

AGC (mono and stereo)
Automatic noise sensing
Expander (mono and stereo)
Ducker (mono and stereo)
Mono and stereo gate
Voice Gate,
Gate with sidechain

Mono and Stereo GEQ (1 octave, 2/3 octave, 1/3 octave)
Mono and stereo PEQ (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 16 bands)

Feedback Cancellation
Dynamic Feedback cancellation 1/5, 1/10, 1/20, and 1/100 octave with 4, 8, 12, or 16 bands


Level Controls
4 x 4, 8 x 8, 16 x 16

Local Echo Suppression Module

1, 4, 8, 16 channel peak/RMS Logic
And, Not, Or, Nor gates with Net input/output for network applications

Message Repeater
Up to 53 minutes of audio can be stored inside the box and output two separate messages simultaneously to independent zones - messages can be activated using TTL inputs or via the built-in scheduler

Automixers with mix minus
Matrix mixers
Standard mixers
Room combiner

Noise Generator

Page Control Module
For zone paging applications

4x1, 5x1, 6x1, 7x1, 8x1, 16x1, 32x1 for use with third-party control or ATEIS RAC, URC remote controllers

Custom Components
Build a custom program and password protect it
In the Box
Bogen Communications CORE 12X4 - Universal Audio Processor
  • AC Power Cable
  • System Software (Windows)
  • Five (5) Year Warranty
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    Bogen Communications CORE 12X4 specs

    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/-0.6 dB @ +4 dBU
    Dynamic Range >105 dB
    Gain Maximum: 66 dB
    Input Range: 0 to 54 dB
    Crosstalk Line: <-78 dB
    Microphone: <-73 dB
    Inputs 12 x Audio channels via balanced plug-in barrier strip connectors (programmable for line or microphone)
    Outputs 4 x Audio channels via balanced plug-in barrier strip connectors
    Input Impedance 8 kΩ
    Output Impedance 200 Ω
    Maximum Input Level +24 dBu
    Maximum Output Level +24 dBu
    Conversion A/D, D/A: 24-bit
    Sample Rate 48 or 96 kHz (selectable)
    Phantom Power +48V DC
    Power Requirements 100~240V AC, 50/60 Hz Consumption: <145 W
    System Requirements Computer running under Windows XP Professional,Vista, or Windows 7
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 17.1 x 11.6 x 1.75" (434 x 295 x 44 mm)
    Weight 8 lb (3.6 kg)

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