Ashly ne8800mm Network-Enabled Digital Signal Processor with 8-Channel Mic Inputs & Protea Software Suite

BH #ASNE8800MM • MFR #NE8800MM
Ashly ne8800mm Network-Enabled Digital Signal Processor with 8-Channel Mic Inputs & Protea Software Suite
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Ashly NE8800MM Overview

The ne8800mm Network Enabled Digital Signal Processor from Ashly is a network-enabled DSP processor that offers easy setup and control using standard 10/100 Ethernet protocol and Protea ne software. The unit features 8 analog inputs, 8 analog outputs, and 8 microphone inputs (two 4-channel mic input cards). In addition, the DSP processor uses fixed-path architecture with hot-pluggable audio functions anywhere in the signal path to reduce the setup time.

The DSP signal-processing library is extensive and utilizes multiple SHARC 32-bit processors with sample rates of either 48 or 96 kHz. Processing blocks include an 8 x 8 matrix mixer, a full array of graphic, parametric and all-pass equalization, crossover filters including 8th-order Butterworth, Bessel, Linkwitz-Riley, and notched Linkwitz-Riley. In addition, input / output channel-processing blocks include a full array of variable-Q graphic and parametric equalization.

The Protea Software Suite also includes an automatic feedback suppressor, FIR filter capability, gain-sharing automatic microphone mixing, ambient-noise sensing and level adjustment, autolevelers, compressors, matrix duckers, limiters, frequency-keyed noise gates, signal delay up to 1365 ms on every channel, and sinewave, pink-, and white-noise generators.

All programming is accomplished using standard 10/100 Ethernet or RS-232 protocol and Protea ne software on a Windows platform. Hot-plug software control allows for plugging any function into any channel block, even when running live audio with no recompiling necessary. Automatic DHCP network IP configuration reduces network setup time. Multi-level software security with password access provides a tamper-proof audio system.

The signal processor features a gain-sharing automixer on any input signal of any output mixer. Rear-panel Euroblock connectors include 8 logic input or output connections, plus 8 remote-potentiometer level controls. It also comes with Word clock input and output BNC connections for digital audio frame locking to house sync. In addition, the DSP processor can be mounted on a standard 19” rack using 2 spaces (3.5” high).

10/100 Ethernet and RS-232 computer interface standards
Extensive DSP available
Easy and intuitive user interface
24-bit A/D-D/A audio resolution
32-bit SHARC DSPs
Sample rates of 48 and 96 KHz
Hot-plug software control
Automatic DHCP network IP configuration
Butterworth, Bessel, Linkwitz-Riley, and Notched-Linkwitz-Riley filters
FIR filter capability
Automatic feedback suppression
Word Clock input and output
Euroblock connectors for audio, preset recall, DC remote level control, and data in/out
Remote controls for level, logic I/O, and programmable functions
3rd-party control-friendly input and output metering, multi-level security

Ashly NE8800MM Specs

Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz,
+/-0.1 dB, A>D
+/-0.25 dB, D>A
+/-0.25 dB, A>A
Dynamic Range20 Hz to 20 kHz (unweighted)
>115 dB, A>D
>114 dB, D>A
>114 dB, A>A
THD + N1 kHz, +20 dBu analog (-1.0 dBFS digital)
<0.001%, A>D
<0.002%, D>A
<0.002%, A>A
<0.00001%, D>D
Latency@48 kHz
1.42 ms, A>D
0.90 ms, D>A
2.21 ms, A>A
0.10 ms, D>D
@96 kHz
0.71 ms, A>D
0.45 ms, D>A
1.11 ms, A>A
0.05 ms, D>D
WordclockInput/Output Type: 75 Ohms BNC
Lock Range: 48 kHz +/- 4%, 96 kHz +/- 4%
Input Impedance: Selectable 75 Ohms or high impedance
Input Voltage Range: 1.0 to 7.0 Vpp
Output Impedance: 75 Ohms
Output Level: 5.0 Vpp nominal, unterminated
Master ClockSources
Audio network
Internal crystal clock
Prioritized auto switching
InputsAnalog Line/Microphone
Input Type: Active balanced Euroblock
Input Impedance: 20 kOhms
Maximum Input Level: +20 dB
Servo-Balanced Euroblock
Output Impedance: 20 Ohms
Maximum Output Level: +20 dBu
Transformer Balanced Male XLR
Output Impedance: 110 Ohms
Maximum Output Level: 5.0 Vpp
Other Connectors10/100 Ethernet port
RS-232 port
Euroblock inputs/outputs
Four option bays
Word Clock in/out
Remote level control
Logic I/O
Data in/out ports
On/Off switch
Environmental40 to 120°F (4 to 49°C) non-condensing
Power Requirements90 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
70 W maximum
Cable Connector: 15A Edison 3-Prong IEC
System RequirementsComputer running under Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP (32- and 64-bit systems)
CompliancecTUVus, CE, FCC, RoHS
Dimensions (WxDxH)19 x 8.5 x 3.5" (483 x 216 x 89 mm)
Weight10.5 lb (4.77 kg)
Input SourceInput Source Select Options: Analog, Auto (Net, AES3, Analog)
LimiterBrick Wall Limiter
Threshold: -20 to +20 dBu
Ratio: Infinite
Attack: 0.2 to 50 ms/dB
Release: 5 to 1000ms/dB
CompressorThreshold: -20 to +20 dBu
Ratio: 1.2:1 to infinite
Attack: 0.2 to 50 ms
Release: 5 to 1000 ms/dB
Detector: Peak/average
Attenuation Bus: 4 available
Metering: In, Out, Attenuation, Graphical
ControlsTarget Level: -40 to +20 dBu
Action: Gentle, normal, aggressive, user-defined
Maximum Gain: 0 to +22 dB
Metering: Input Level, Gain, Attenuation
Ratio: 1.2:1 to 10:1
Threshold Below Target: -30 to 0 dB
Gain Increase/Decrease Rate: 5 to 1000 ms/dB
Hold Time: 0 to 6 sec
Ambient Noise CompensationMaximum Gain: -20 to +20 dB
Minimum/Base Gain: -40 to -1 dB
Gain Change Rate: 0.2 to 20 s/dB
Link Group: 8 available>ANC Input Channel: 1-2 or 1-4
Noise Threshold: -40 to +20 dBu
Program/Ambient Gain Ratio: 0.3:1 to 3:1
Metering: Input level, Attenuation, Average noise
DuckingHigh/Low Priority, Trigger, Filibuster, Ducked Program
Trigger Threshold: -80 to +20 dBu
Ducking Release: 5 to 1000 ms/dB
Ducking Depth: 0 to -30 dB, -∞
Enable Ducking at Matrix Mixer: Yes
Metering: Input
GateThreshold: -80 to +20 dBu
Range: off, 100 to 0 dB
Attack: 0.2 to 50 ms/dB
Release: 5 to 1000 ms/dB
Metering: Key Signal, Gate LED, Graphical
Advanced Gate Controls
Key Engage Enable: Yes
Key Frequency: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Key Bandwidth: 0.016 to 3.995 octave
GainGain (with/without VCA): -50 to +12 dB, off, polarity invert
Digital VCA Groups: 4 available
Remote RD8C Gain: Enable per channel, 0 dB to -∞
WR-5 (neWR-5) Remote Gain: 0 to -50 dB, mute
EQ Controls31-Band
Filter Type: Constant Q or proportional Q
Bandwidth: 0.499 to 0.25 oct
Parametric 2,4,6, or 10 Band
Frequency: 20 to 20 kHz
Level: -30 to +15 dB
Q Value: 0.016 to 3.995 Octave
Hi/Low Shelf 6/12 dB/oct
Frequency: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Level: -15 to +15 dB
All Pass
Frequency: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Variable Q HP/LP
Frequency: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Q Value: 3.047 to 0.267
Frequency: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Bandwidth Range: 0.016 to 3.995 oct.
FeedbackFeedback Suppressor: Only available w/ 48 kHz sampling rate (inputs only)
Filters: 12
In/Out per filter: Yes
Filter Modes: Float, Restricted, Manual, Lock
Filter Type: Notch, Parametric
Filter Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Parametric Filter Level: +15 to -30 dB
Filter Bandwidth: 0.016 to 3.995 Octave
Detector Sensitivity: 5 levels
Float Time: 5 seconds to 24 hours
Crossover2 Way, 3 Way, 4 Way Crossover & High-Pass/Low-Pass Filters
Bessel & Butterworth Filters: 12/18/24/48 dB/oct
Linkwitz-Riley Filter: 12/24/48 dB/oct
Notched Linkwitz-Riley: 4th Order, 8th Order
Frequency:Off, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Delay@ 48 kHz Sampling Rate (Input Time, Distance & Temperature)
Speaker Delay: 0 to 58.65 ms
Delay: 0 to 1.365.31 ms
@ 96 kHz Sampling Rate (Input Time, Distance & Temperature)
Speaker Delay: 0 to 29.32 ms
Delay: 0 to 682.65 ms
Audio MeteringRange: -60 to +20 dBu
Increments: 1 dB
Peak Hold Indicator: Yes
Signal GeneratorPink noise, White noise, Sine wave
Signal Level: Off, -50 to +20 dBu
Sine Wave Frequency: 20 Hz to 12 kHz
MixerGain (0.5 dB increments): Off, -50 to +12 dB
Mute: Input
Auto-Mixer: Automix assign per input
Global Auto-mixer Response: 0.01 to 2 sec
Enable Ducking at Mixer: Yes
Ducking LED: Per channel if enabled
Metering: Level, auto-mixer level
ProcessorsInput A/D, Output D/A: 24 bit
DSP Processors: 32-bit floating point
Sample Rates: 48 and 96 kHz
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