Following the launch of the IPX and TGX amplifiers and SONICUE sound system software, Dynacord now adds the MXE5, its first member of the MXE matrix mix engine series. The 24 x 24 crosspoint-performance audio matrix offers both routing and mixing functionalities, with 12 analog mic/line inputs, eight line outputs and 24 Dante audio channels. At the same time, the MXE5 serves as a communications hub for all IP-based peripherals and provides comprehensive supervision of all system-wide commands.
According to Dynacord, the MXE5 is designed for stadiums and sports facilities; congress, conference and performing arts centers; contemporary churches and large educational facilities. Production companies can also deploy the MXE5 in live-sound environments in a system drive rack.
The MXE5 integrates DSP, and a sampling rate of 96 kHz at what Dynacord claims is the industry’s lowest audio latency of less than 0.22 ms. Dynacord’s DSP technology allows for a low distortion rate (<0.002 dB THD) and a signal-to-noise ratio of more than 118 dB.
The MXE5 has a variety of functions beyond being a powerful crosspoint matrix; it also works as both a system manager and an OCA controller with complete monitoring and supervision abilities. It also serves as an FIR-Drive speaker controller. Third-party integration is enabled via plug-ins to upgrade existing systems for enhanced performance, starting with a plug-in for Q-SYS. The MXE5 also incorporates the entire network infrastructure, with Dante audio transport, AES70-compliant control and no requirement for retrofitted external cards.
On board are 24 channels of input and output processing features, such as zone mixing, dynamic EQ, delay, compression, limiting, ducking, de-essing and more. Future additions will include free DSP configuration, auto-mixing, a task engine, Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), Automatic Gain Control (AGC) and Ambient Noise Control (ANC).
The MXE5 integrates completely with Dynacord’s SONICUE sound system software for control. An optional TPC-1 touch panel controller has a 5.7-inch LCD display, a universal mounting socket (EU, UK, US) and Power over Ethernet (PoE).
The MXE5 will be available later this summer (no exact date yet).