InnovaSon to Debut Sy80

May 5, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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Designed for live sound touring, fixed install and broadcast apps, the Sy80 from InnovaSon features a brand-new control surface, new software and the ability for users to define any console fader's function.

The Sy80 features 80 inputs, 80 outputs, 80 faders and 48 mix buses houses in a new chassis weighing less than 176 pounds. Combined with a new version of the company's real-time console software manager, Sensoft 8, and a new DSP module built around the latest SHARC digital signal processors, the Sy80 offers greater mixing capabilities.

Sensoft 8 software includes XFAD technology and the Fader Configuration System that allow users to define the function of each fader on the console surface. For example, faders configured to control mix buses can be designated as mono, stereo or LCR; auxiliary or matrix masters; audio subgroups; or VCP group masters. A virtually unlimited number of VCA groups may be created. Faders designated as inputs can be configured as mono, stereo or multiple XFAD expanded faders. For example, an unlimited number of inputs, such as a group of drum channels, can be assigned and "stacked" beneath a single "development" fader for control by that fader. The user may then designate a "deployment" zone of faders anywhere on the console where the relative levels of individual inputs assigned to the development fader may be displayed when selected. Also, users are presented with visual cues regarding inputs assigned to mix buses.

The system also incorporates Mix Box, a local audio rack that is remote controlled from the control surface. Mounted in a separate flight case or located in the control room or remote vehicle, Mix Box allows outboard equipment to be directly connected to the console I/O, minimizing cable lengths and ensuring signal quality and reliability.

Othe features include dual-redundant auto-switching power supplies, which can be fitted in the back of a console or in a rack. MSRP: $71,000.

For more, visit InnovaSon's U.S. distributor, Sennheiser, at

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