Ashly | ne4400 | Data Sheet - Ashly Audio

Ashly Audio, Inc. | 847 Holt Road | Webster, NY 14580-9103 USA | US toll free: +1-800-828-6308 | tel: +1-585-872-0010 | fax: +1-585-872-0739 | sales@ashly.com | www.ashly.com | Ashly is a division of Jam Industries, Ltd.
5-Year Warranty
Hand-built in
Webster, NY
ne4400
ne4800
ne8800
NE SERIES
Connecting and controlling an audio processor for
networked systems is simplified with our ne Digital
Signal Processors. Complimentary to our amplifiers,
our processors offer easy setup and control using
standard 10/100 Ethernet protocol and Protea ne
Software. No special outboard control units are
needed.
Network-Enabled DSP Processors
ne8800, 4800, & 4400 Features:
Standard units are analog line input/output format of
ne4400 (4x4), ne4800 (4x8), and ne8800 (8x8, shown
above) with four option bays supporting network audio,
AES3, and mic input options. The DSP signal processing
library is extensive and utilizes multiple SHARC 32-Bit
processors with sample rates of either 48kHz or 96kHz.
Processing blocks include either a 4x4, 4x8 or 8x8
matrix mixer, a full array of graphic, parametric and
all pass equalization, crossover filters including 8thorder Butterworth, Bessel, Linkwitz-Riley and notched
Linkwitz-Riley.
The Protea™ Software Suite also includes an
extremely advanced 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
1,365ms on every channel and your choice
of sinewave, pink or white noise generators.
All programming is accomplished using standard
10/100 Ethernet or RS-232 protocol and Protea ne
Software on a PC platform. Hot-plug software control
allows you to plug any function into any channel block
even when running live audio with no recompiling
necessary. Automatic DHCP network IP configuration
reduces network set up time. Multi-level software
security with password access assures you a tamperproof audio system.
• CobraNet®, Dante®, AES3, Mic Input options
• 10/100 Ethernet and RS-232 computer
interface standard
• Extensive DSP available
• Easy and intuitive user interface
• 24-Bit A/D–D/A audio resolution
• 32-Bit SHARC DSPs
• Sample rates of 48kHz and 96KHz
• Hot-plug software control
• Automatic DHCP network IP configuration
• Butterworth, Bessel, Linkwitz-Riley, and
Notched-Linkwitz-Riley filters
• FIR filter capability
• Advanced 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
• Third-party control friendly, input and output
metering, multi-level security
• Safety/Compliance: cTUVus, CE, FCC, RoHS
Control Functions
Digital
Ethernet Control
RS-232 Control
4-pin Serial Data
Remote
Logic Inputs
Logic Outputs
Analog
Standard RJ45 10/100 Ethernet w/
auto-configuration
Standard female Dsub9 jack (RS-232 control
protocol document for Ashly NE products is
available on Ashly website)
4-pin Euroblock for phantom-powered
bi-directional remotes
9-pin Euroblock for (8) assignable 5V logic inputs
Shared with logic inputs. +12V @ 10mA output
high, 100mA input low
Remote Attenuators
10-pin Euroblock for (8) assignable 0-5VDC
passive remote attenuators
Digital Audio Hardware
Samples Rates
DSP Processing
Audio Input Source
Selection
Network Audio
Network Audio
Routing
Digital Audio/Output
Jitter
48kHz, 96kHz
32-Bit floating-point SHARC processor array
Selectable in adjacent channel pairs from
analog, AES3, or network inputs
CobraNet® and Dante® (Optional)
Selectable between input/output or internal
to matrix mixer
Remote Accessories
WR-1
WR-1.5
WR-5
neWR-5
FR-8
FR-16
Ashly Remote
©2014 All features, specifications and graphical representations are subject to change without notice.
0.5nS average, 1.0nS peak
2-Channel Level Control
Level Control Only
Programmable Button Controller
Programmable Network Button Controller
8-Channel Network Fader Remote
16-Channel Network Fader Remote
Remote Application for Apple® iPad®
DS-1014
Ashly Audio, Inc. | 847 Holt Road | Webster, NY 14580-9103 USA | US toll free: +1-800-828-6308 | tel: +1-585-872-0010 | fax: +1-585-872-0739 | sales@ashly.com | www.ashly.com | Ashly is a division of Jam Industries, Ltd.
NE uses Neutrik®
Components
ne4400
ne4800
ne8800
ne8800 Rear Panel
Sonic Performance A > D
D>A
A>A
D>D
Frequency Response
20Hz–20kHz
+/- 0.1dB +/-0.25dB +/-0.25dB
n/a3
Dynamic Range
20Hz–20kHz,
> 115dB > 114dB > 114dB
n/a3
Unweighted
Distortion, THD and Noise
1kHz, +20dBu
Analog
< 0.001% < 0.002% < 0.002% < 0.00001%
(-1dBFS digital)
Latency
@ 48kHz
1.42ms 0.90ms 2.21ms 0.10ms
@ 96kHz4
0.71ms 0.45ms 1.11ms 0.05ms
Word Clock
Input/Output Type
Lock Range
Input Impedance
Input Voltage Range
Output Impedance
Output Level
Master Clock
Sources
Modes
75 Ohms BNC
48kHz +/- 4%, 96kHz +/- 4%
Selectable 75 Ohm or high impedance
1.0Vpp–7.0Vpp
75 Ohms
5.0Vpp nomimal, unterminated
Audio network, Word Clock, AES3,
Internal crystal clock
Prioritized auto switching or manual
Audio Inputs
Analog Line/Mic
Input Type
Input Impedance
Max Input Level
AES3 Digital
Input Type
Input Impedance
Max Input Level
Weight, Dimension & Power
Active balanced Euroblock
20k Ohms
+20dBu
Transformer balanced female XLR
110 Ohms
7.0 Vpp
Audio Outputs
Servo-balanced Euroblock
Output Impedance
20 Ohms
Max Output Level
+20dBu
AES3 Transformer balanced male XLR
Output Impedance
110 Ohms
Max Output Level
5.0Vpp
Rear Panel
Connectors
10/100 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
Unit Weight
Shipping Weight
Dimensions
Environmental
Power Requirements
AC Mains
Power Cable Connector
4400: 10lbs (4.54kg)
4800: 10.3lbs (4.68kg)
8800: 10.5lbs (4.77kg)
4400: 13lbs (6kg)
4800: 13lbs (6kg)
8800: 13lbs (6kg)
19”L x 3.5”H x 8.5”D
(483mm x 89mm x 216mm)
40–120 deg. F, (4-49 deg, C),
(noncondensing)
90–240VAC, 50–60Hz, 70W Max
15A Edison 3-Prong IEC
Ashly Audio, Inc. | 847 Holt Road | Webster, NY 14580-9103 USA | US toll free: +1-800-828-6308 | tel: +1-585-872-0010 | fax: +1-585-872-0739 | sales@ashly.com | www.ashly.com | Ashly is a division of Jam Industries, Ltd.
ne4400
ne4800
ne8800
Digital Signal Processing
for
NE Processors
Protea is compatible with Microsoft® Windows 8, 7 (Vista/XP) 32 & 64 bit systems.
Audio professionals find our Protea™ DSP to be very intuitive and easy
to navigate—and you will too. No need to attend a one-week training class
away from home to learn our software. Common sense layout of controls
and features, on-line help, or a visit to the Technical Support page on
our website provides answers to all of your questions.
Protēa™ DSP Specifications
All DSP functions can be linked to 1 of 8 link groups
Input Source Selection
Input Source Select Options
Analog, Auto (Net, AES3, Analog)
Brick Wall Limiter
Threshold
-20dBu to +20dBu
Ratio
Infinite
Attack
0.2ms/dB to 50 ms/dB
Release
5ms/dB to 1000ms/dB
Compressor
Threshold
-20dBu to +20dBu
Ratio
1.2:1 to infinite
Attack
0.2 to 50ms
Release
5ms/dB to 1000ms/dB
Detector
Peak/Average
Attenuation Bus
4 available
Metering
In, Out, Attenuation, Graphical
Autoleveler Controls
Target Level
-40dBu to +20dBu
Action
Gentle, normal, aggressive, user-defined
Maximum Gain
0dB to +22dB
Metering
Input Level, Gain, Attenuation
Ratio
1.2:1 to 10:1
Threshold Below Target
-30dB to 0dB
Gain Increase/Decrease Rate
5ms/dB to 1000ms/dB
Hold Time
0–6 sec
Ambient Noise Compensation: Output Only
Max Gain
-20dB to +20dB
Min/Base Gain
-40dB to -1dB
Gain Change Rate
0.2s/dB to 20s/dB
Link Group
8 available
ANC Input Channel
1-2 or 1-4
Noise Threshold
-40dBu to +20dBu
Program/Ambient Gain Ratio
0.3:1 to 3:1
Metering
Input level, Attenuation, Average noise
Ducking: High/Low Priority, Trigger, Filibuster, Ducked Program
Trigger Threshold
-80dBu to +20 dBu
Ducking Release
5ms/dB to 1000ms/dB
Ducking Depth
0dB to -30dB, -∞
Enable Ducking at Matrix Mixer
Yes
Metering
Input
Gate
Threshold
-80dBu to +20dBu
Range
off, 100dB to 0dB
Attack
0.2ms/dB to 50 ms/dB
Release
5ms/dB to 1000ms/dB
Metering
Key Signal, Gate LED, Graphical
Advanced Gate Controls
Key Engage Enable
Yes
Key Frequency
20Hz to 20kHz
Key Bandwidth
0.016 to 3.995 Octave
Gain
Gain (with/without VCA)
-50dB to +12dB, off, polarity invert
Digital VCA Groups
4 available
Remote RD8C Gain
Enable per channel, 0dB to -∞
WR-5 (neWR-5) Remote Gain
0 to -50dB, Mute
EQ: 31-Band
Filter Type
Constant Q or Proportional Q
Bandwidth
0.499oct to 0.25oct
EQ: Parametric 2,4,6, or 10 Band
Frequency
20–20kHz
Level
-30dB to +15dB
Q Value
0.016 to 3.995 Octave
EQ: Hi/Low Shelf 6/12 dB/oct
Frequency
20Hz–20kHz
Level
-15dB to +15dB
EQ: All Pass
Frequency
20Hz–20kHz
EQ: Variable Q HP/LP
Frequency
20Hz–20kHz
Q Value
3.047 to 0.267
EQ: Notch/Bandpass
Frequency
20Hz–20kHz
Bandwidth Range
0.016 to 3.995 oct.
Feedback Suppressor: Only available w/ 48kHz sampling rate (inputs only)
Filters
12
In/Out per filter
Yes
Filter Modes
Float, Restricted, Manual, Lock
Filter Type
Notch, Parametric
Filter Frequency Range
20Hz to 20kHz
Parametric Filter Level
+15dB to -30dB
Filter Bandwidth
0.016 to 3.995 Octave
Detector Sensitivity
5 levels
Float Time
5 seconds to 24 hours
Crossover: 2 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, 20Hz–20KHz
Delay: @ 48kHz Sampling Rate (Input Time, Distance & Temperature)
Speaker Delay
0-58.65ms
Delay
0–1,365.31ms
Delay: @ 96kHz Sampling Rate (Input Time, Distance & Temperature)
Speaker Delay
0–29.32ms
Delay
0–682.65ms
Audio Metering Tool
Range
-60dBu to +20dBu
Increments
1dB
Peak Hold Indicator
Yes
Signal Generator Tool: Pink noise, White noise, Sine wave
Signal Level
Off, -50dBu to +20dBu
Sine Wave Frequency
20Hz–12kHz
Matrix Mixer
Gain (0.5dB increments)
Off, -50dB to +12dB
Mute
Input
Auto-Mixer
Automix assign per input
Global Auto-mixer Response
0.01sec to 2sec
Enable Ducking at Mixer
Yes
Ducking LED
Per channel if enabled
Metering
Level, auto-mixer level
Processors
Input A/D, Output D/A
24 bit
DSP Processors
32-bit floating point
Sample Rates
48kHz, 96kHz
Notes:
1) Measured 20 Hz – 20 kHz unweighted using AES17 LPF at 48 kHz sample rate.
2) Analog in to analog out measured using internal master clock.
3) Zero noise or signal amplitude variation introducted in digital domain.
4) Latency of network audio link is additional to latency of digital audio processor.
Ashly Audio, Inc. | 847 Holt Road | Webster, NY 14580-9103 USA | US toll free: +1-800-828-6308 | tel: +1-585-872-0010 | fax: +1-585-872-0739 | sales@ashly.com | www.ashly.com | Ashly is a division of Jam Industries, Ltd.
NE SERIES
Architect & Engineering Specs
ne8800
The digital signal processor unit shall be analog line input / output with four option bays for supporting Cobranet® or Dante® network audio, AES/EBU, and mic input options. The processor shall consist of eight inputs
and eight outputs. The processor shall use fixed-path architecture with hot-plugable audio functions anywhere in the signal path to reduce set-up time. All control and monitoring programming shall be accomplished
using a PC platform and standard Ethernet network connection or RS-232 protocol. Multi-level security with password access and no front panel controls shall insure tamper-resistant operation. Input / output channel
processing blocks shall include a full array of variable-Q graphic and parametric equalization. The processor shall have crossover filters to 8th order Butterworth, Bessel, Linkwitz, and Notched-Linkwitz. The processor
shall have an advanced automatic feedback suppressor, FIR filter capability, autolevelers, compressors, matrix duckers, limiters, frequency-keyed gates and time delay to 1365ms. Sinewave, pink noise, and white
noise generators shall be included in the processor. A matrix mixer shall allow any input to be routed to any output at any level. A gain-sharing automixer may also be enabled on any input signal of any output mixer.
Rear panel Euroblock connectors shall include eight logic input or output connections, plus eight remote potentiometer level controls. Word clock input and output BNC connections shall be provided for digital audio
frame locking to a house sync. The DSP processor shall mount in a standard 19” rack using 2 spaces (3.5” high).
The digital signal processor shall be an Ashly DSP Matrix Mixer model ne8800.
ne4800
The digital signal processor unit shall be analog line input / output with four option bays for supporting Cobranet® or Dante® network audio, AES/EBU, and mic input options. The processor shall consist of four inputs
and eight outputs. The processor shall use fixed-path architecture with hot-plugable audio functions anywhere in the signal path to reduce set-up time. All control and monitoring programming shall be accomplished
using a PC platform and standard Ethernet network connection or RS-232 protocol. Multi-level security with password access and no front panel controls shall insure tamper-resistant operation. Input / output channel
processing blocks shall include a full array of variable-Q graphic and parametric equalization. The processor shall have crossover filters to 8th order Butterworth, Bessel, Linkwitz, and Notched-Linkwitz. The processor
shall have an advanced automatic feedback suppressor, FIR filter capability, autolevelers, compressors, matrix duckers, limiters, frequency-keyed gates and time delay to 1365ms. Sinewave, pink noise, and white
noise generators shall be included in the processor. A matrix mixer shall allow any input to be routed to any output at any level. A gain-sharing automixer may also be enabled on any input signal of any output mixer.
Rear panel Euroblock connectors shall include eight logic input or output connections, plus eight remote potentiometer level controls. Word clock input and output BNC connections shall be provided for digital audio
frame locking to a house sync. The DSP processor shall mount in a standard 19” rack using 2 spaces (3.5” high).
The digital signal processor shall be an Ashly DSP Matrix Mixer model ne4800.
ne4400
The fThe digital signal processor unit shall be analog line input / output with four option bays for supporting Cobranet® or Dante® network audio, AES/EBU, and mic input options. The processor shall consist of four
inputs and four outputs. The processor shall use fixed-path architecture with hot-plugable audio functions anywhere in the signal path to reduce set-up time. All control and monitoring programming shall be accomplished using a PC platform and standard Ethernet network connection or RS-232 protocol. Multi-level security with password access and no front panel controls shall insure tamper-resistant operation. Input / output
channel processing blocks shall include a full array of variable-Q graphic and parametric equalization. The processor shall have crossover filters to 8th order Butterworth, Bessel, Linkwitz, and Notched-Linkwitz. The
processor shall have an advanced automatic feedback suppressor, FIR filter capability, autolevelers, compressors, matrix duckers, limiters, frequency-keyed gates and time delay to 1365ms. Sinewave, pink noise, and
white noise generators shall be included in the processor. A matrix mixer shall allow any input to be routed to any output at any level. A gain-sharing automixer may also be enabled on any input signal of any output
mixer. Rear panel Euroblock connectors shall include eight logic input or output connections, plus eight remote potentiometer level controls. Word clock input and output BNC connections shall be provided for digital
audio frame locking to a house sync. The DSP processor shall mount in a standard 19” rack using 2 spaces (3.5” high).
The digital signal processor shall be an Ashly DSP Matrix Mixer model ne4400.
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