DS100 Signal Engine

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DS100 signal engine front view
DS100 signal engine isometric view
DS100 signal engine rear view

DS100 Signal Engine

Network-driven and Dante-enabled DSP platform

  • Processing platform for the d&b Soundscape
  • 64 x 64 matrix Level and Delay in every crosspoint
  • I/O processing EQ, gain, delay, polarity
  • Dante I/O
  • Latency < 1.5 ms (Dante In to Dante Out)

Product description

The DS100 Signal Engine is the hardware, a network controlled and Dante enabled DSP platform that provides comprehensive signal management within the familiar d&b Workflow. It comprises a 64x64 matrix, with delay and level control for all crosspoints and extensive signal processing at all inputs and outputs, integrated in the operating concept of the d&b R1 Remote control software, including grouping of parameters in remote views and storing of scenes in snapshots.

Advanced features within ArrayCalc and R1 simplify the integration of these matrix functions into d&b loudspeaker configurations. From configuring the DS10 Network bridge to preparing an output Dante patch for connecting the speakers. In addition, all functions of the matrix can be controlled via OSC, i. e. they can be remote controlled and automated via this standardized open source protocol for complex applications.

d&b En-Scene.

d&b En-Scene is the Soundscape software module for object-based signal management. This extends the basic matrix function of the DS100 with an object-based positioning tool for every input. In addition to the possibility of independent positioning and moving up to 64 sound objects, an algorithm-based control of up to 64 loudspeakers is provided, based on the loudspeaker positions and their assignment to function groups. Each loudspeaker position needs one matrix output. Loudspeaker positions used for En-Scene can be used with the static matrix at the same time. All this can be configured and controlled via ArrayCalc and R1 within the d&b Workflow.

En-Scene also can be controlled via OSC. This enables the integration of object-based positioning via appropriate plug-ins into audio software and show controls or directly into mixing consoles. If En-Scene is installed on the DS100, the user can freely choose which of the 64 input channels of the DS100 should work object-based and which are used for static matrix functions. Both modes of operation can be used simultaneously within a DS100.

d&b En-Space.

d&b En-Space is the Soundscape software module to enhance or build an acoustic environment, either indoor or outdoor, based on convolution of the audio signals on a large number of impulse responses captured in acoustically renowned performance spaces ranging from chamber recital to large concert halls.

En-Space applies the unique technology of boundary plane emulation. The room response uses a set of 144 boundary plane responses for 64 positions distributed along the circumference and stage lip of the venue. The sampled responses are taken from boundary measurements at the walls, which is exactly the location from where the En-Space loudspeaker sources will later reproduce them.

En-Space is an in-line technology, meaning to generate or expand the acoustic environment it does not use microphone feedback loops. It can be set up and operated quickly, making access to some of the world's most renowned performance spaces a reality for mobile or installation situations.

Digital Signal Processing
Input processing (64 channels)
64 Channels
8-Band PEQ with high/low shelf
Gain -120 to +24 dB
Delay up to 500 ms
Polarity 0° / 180°
Mute On/Off
Matrix processing (64x64)
64x64 Level+Delay Matrix
Gain -120 to +10 dB
Delay On/Off up to 500 ms
Mute On/Off
Output processing (64 channels)
64 Channels
16-Band PEQ with high/low shelf
Gain -120 to +10 dB
Delay up to 500 ms
Mute On/Off
Latency
< 1.5 ms (plus Dante network latency)
Controls and indicators
Power
Push-button switch with integrated ring-LED indicator
Digital inputs
DIGITAL IN
64 Dante, AES67
Sampling
48 kHz
Digital outputs
DIGITAL OUT
64 Dante, AES67
Sampling
48 kHz
Operating conditions
Temperature range
0°C to 50°C
32°F to 122°F
Storage temperature
–20 °C to 70 °C
–4 °F to 158 °F
Connectors
ETHERNET
1 x RJ45
LAN 100/1000 Mbps
OCA/AES70, OSC
Network
Dante audio network
2 x RJ45 for Dante primary / secondary
Power supply
Mains connector
IEC type socket
Rated mains voltage
100 to 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz
Dimensions / weight
Weight (kg/lb)
11.2 kg / 24.7 lb
Dimensions (H x W x D)
3 RU x 19" x 481 mm
3 RU x 19" x 18.93"

Application information is presented for guidance only. d&b reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the products and the published specifications. As part of the ongoing development program d&b tries to maintain the highest degree of product compatibility.

 
Release
Category
File type
Size
Language
 
NEW DS100 Firmware V1.06.01 Release notes
11.10.2018
Firmware and documentation
PDF
53 KB
English
NEW Software Newsletter 2018-10
11.10.2018
Other documentation
PDF
1 MB
English
NEW TI 501 d&b Soundscape 1.5
11.10.2018
Technical information
PDF
4 MB
English
Dante Firmware Update Guide 1.2en
27.07.2018
Firmware and documentation
PDF
783 KB
English
DS100 Dante Firmware Update 4.0.7.2
17.07.2018
Firmware and documentation
ZIP
3 MB
DS100 Manual 1.3 en
25.04.2018
Manuals
PDF
2 MB
English
EU Declaration of Conformity (CE)
06.03.2018
Other documentation
PDF
53 KB
English
d&b Soundscape Introductory brochure
19.02.2018
Brochures
PDF
2 MB
English
DS100 Data sheet
05.02.2018
Data sheets
PDF
1 MB
English
d&b OSC Protocol DS100
05.02.2018
Technical information
PDF
99 KB
English
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