Allen & Heath Expands IDR DSP System Product Range

Jan 6, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Allen & Heath will be introducing iDR-4 to complement the iDR family of installed and live sound systems. Based on the same technology as the iDR-8 system, iDR-4 is a 4-input, 4-output digital processor with additional 2-input, 2-output, dual-function monitor channels.

There will also be three new products in the accompanying series of PL remote-controller panels. PL-7 is a stand-alone or surface-mounted LCD panel, which, using the PL-Anet interface on CAT-5 cable and connectors, enables remote display of status information and text messages that can be stored in the recallable memory settings. The PL-7 can be embedded with PL-3 or PL-4 wall plates, thus allowing programmable control from a single unit.

PL-8 is a 4-input, 4-output logic control panel mounted on a wall plate that can be connected to PL-Anet. It is designed to interface external systems such as alarm systems, jukeboxes, screens and lights.

The PL-9 hub is a 1U-rack- or desk-mount unit that provides up to seven individual connections to chains of PL devices, simplifying wiring and eliminating the need for complex daisy-chaining. This also allows for longer cable runs and easier “plug and play” of devices such as the PL-6.

Allen & Heath has additionally launched the latest version of the Windows-based iDR Software Manager that configures iDR hardware components into an integrated audio distribution system. Version 3.3 has been developed to support the new iDR-4 signal processor and PL-9 "hub" unit.

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