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ControlSpace® ESP-880
engineered sound processor
Key Features
The Bose® ControlSpace® ESP-880 engineered sound
processor is a single-rack-space DSP with an 8x8 analog
audio configuration, built-in ESPLink output, and an open
digital expansion slot ready to accommodate an optional
Dante™ network audio card. This model meets today’s strict
requirements for high-quality signal processing and control
in a cost-effective package. The ESP-880 is designed for a
wide variety of applications ranging from small self-contained
projects to larger networked applications.
• High-quality analog circuitry offers both mic and line-level I/
O, operates with ultra-low noise and 115 dB dynamic range
Product Information
• Optional Dante™ network cards allow ESP processors to
closely integrate with other product supporting Audinate®'s
Dante audio networking solution
The ESP-880 accommodates a total of 56 audio channels
through analog audio connections (8 input, 8 output),
ESPLink (8 output), and when an optional Dante™ audio
network card is used, an additional 32 channels (16 input,
16 output) are available for signal processing, routing and
switching. Alternatively, a Network Control card is available
for clean rear-panel control network connections. For
standalone applications or convenient service access, a
front panel Ethernet connector allows for local configuration
and monitoring. Onboard connectivity includes Serial over
Ethernet, RS-232, 5 control inputs and 5 control outputs.
Any of the elegant Bose wall-mounted user interfaces—
Including the programmable CC-64 and CC-16 controllers
and three simplified zone volume interfaces— can be used
to control all Bose networkable devices.
Open architecture configuration and control is enabled
using Bose ControlSpace Designer™ software where an
ever-expanding list of algorithms and improvements offers
a high level of functionality for audio installations. Bose
single-rack-space ESPs are designed for a wide variety of
applications ranging from small self-contained projects to
larger networked applications.
• Advanced digital signal processing supports audio at 48
kHz sample rate/24-bit, uses a floating-point open architecture
DSP and operates at low latencies for sound system precision
• Expansion card slot supports the use of accessory
networking cards, allowing digital audio to be sent and/or
received from other compatible products
• Bose® ControlSpace® Designer™ software enables a
large set of signal processing modules, such as automatic
mic mixing, multiband graphic and parametric EQs, Bose
loudspeaker libraries, signal generators, routers, mixers,
AGCs, duckers, gates, compressors, source selectors and
Product Overview
• Front panel RJ-45 Ethernet connection enables localized
configuration and monitoring, while enabling network
passthrough when using a rear-panel network option card
• Built-in Bose ESPLink output sends up to 8 channels
of uncompressed digital audio to ESPLink-equipped Bose
PowerMatch® amplifiers
• A variety of control options – ControlSpace ESP products
are compatible with the programmable Bose CC-64 and
CC-16 controllers and three simplified zone volume interfaces,
as well as potentiometers and switches built by other
• Integration with industry-standard control systems using
a comprehensive serial protocol through onboard RS-232 and
Ethernet ports
Designed for a wide range of applications, including:
Houses of worship
Resorts and hospitality venues
Retail stores
Schools and universities
Multi-purpose spaces
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Technical Specifications
Integrated DSP
Signal Processor
32-bit fixed/floating-point DSP + ARM, 456 MHz
Maximum Calculation
3.6 GIPS / 2.7 GFLOPS
43 s
Audio Latency
860 μs (analog in to analog out)
A/D and D/A Converters
Sample Rate
48 kHz
Audio Performance Specifications
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0.3 dB/-0.1 dB)
0.002 % at +4 dBu (A-weighted/20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Channel Separation (Crosstalk)
< -105 dB at +4 dBu input and output level, 1 kHz
Dynamic Range
> 115 dB A-weighted 20 Hz – 20 kHz, analog through
Audio Inputs
Input Channels
8 analog (balanced, mic/line level), 16 digital (via option card)
3.81 mm Phoenix Contact®, 6-pin
Input Impedance
12 kΩ @ 1 kHz (with or without phantom power active)
Maximum Input Level
+24 dBu
Equivalent Input Noise
<-119 dBu (22 - 20 kHz, 150 Ω input, 64 dB gain)
Phantom Power
+48 VDC, 10 mA, selectable per input
Gain settings
0/14/24/32/44/54/64 dB
Audio Outputs
Output Channels
8 analog (balanced, line level), 8 ESPLink, 16 digital (via optional card))
Connectors, Output
3.81 mm Phoenix Contact®, 6-pin (analog), EIAJ optical (ESPLink)
Output Impedance
66 Ω
Maximum Output Level
+24 dBu
Control Inputs
Inputs (Control)
5 analog or digital inputs, 2 kΩ internal pull-up resistor to 5 V, 3.81 mm Phoenix Contact®, 6-pin
Analog Input Voltage Range
0 V to 3.3 V (maximum 5 V)
Digital Input Voltage Range
0 V to 3.3 V (threshold voltage = 1.6 V)
Control Outputs
Outputs (Control)
5 digital outputs, 3.81 mm Phoenix Contact®, 6-pin
Output Voltage
High: 8 V (open circuit), 2.5 V @ 10 mA, Low: < 1 V @ 100 mA, push-pull
Output Current
10 mA source, 100 mA sink (24 VDC max external supply voltage)
Indicators and Controls
LED Status Indicators
Power/Status, Signal, Ethernet, Serial (RS-232 + CC-16)
Audio Signal Indication
Green (-60 to -19 dBFS), Yellow (-20 to -2 dBFS), Red (-1 dBFS to Clip)
Electrical Specifications
Mains Voltage
85 VAC-264 VAC 50/60 Hz
AC Power Consumption
37 VA typical, over all mains voltages
Mains Connector
IEC 60320-C14 (Inlet)
Power Dissipation
22 W (75 BTU/Hr, 19 kcal/hr)
Net Weight
1.7" H x 19" W x 8.5" D (44 mm x 483 mm x 215 mm)
5.8 lb (2.6 kg)
Operating Temperature
32 °F - 104 °F (0 °C - 40 °C)
Cooling System
Passive, side venting
PC Configuration Software
ControlSpace® Designer™ software
Network Control
Ethernet (RJ-45), 100Mb
Communications Ports
Expansion Slots
RS-232 (DB9M, DTE), Bose CC-16 (3.81 mm Phoenix Contact®, 3-pin)
1 control/audio network
Audio Channel Capacity
56 (8x8 analog, 8 ESPLink out, 16x16 digital with expansion card)
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1. LED indicators - Power, Signal, Ethernet and Serial indication
2. Ethernet connector - RJ-45 jack for front panel network connectivity
3. Front rack-mount ears - For use when securing into rack enclosures
1. Analog audio connectors – Mic/line-level balanced input and line-level output connectors
2. ESPLink output connector – For use with ESPLink card-equipped PowerMatch® amplifiers
3. Chassis serial number – Location for unit serial number
4. RS-232 – 5-wire, RS-232-C (DTE) serial data interface connection
5. Digital expansion slot – Supports optional digital expansion cards
6. AC Mains receptacle – Power cord connection (IEC 60320-C14 inlet)
7. CC-16 connector – Allows Bose® CC-16 zone controller connections
8. Control Outputs connector – Five general-purpose control outputs
9. Control Inputs connector – Five general-purpose control inputs
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Mechanical Diagrams
Back View
Front View
Right View
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Bose® ControlSpace® Designer™ software is used for the design,
configuration, real-time operation and monitoring of a system
containing selected Bose system electronics and control centers.
Using a standard drag-and-drop user interface, ControlSpace
Designer software offers the flexibility to quickly and accurately
configure signal processing functions within processors, and to
develop complex control programming for system operation.
When actively connected to the system ControlSpace Designer
software can be used to either control and operate the system
in real time for system set-up and optimization, or may be used
as a system monitor. When configured for monitor mode device
parameters are protected and the system operator only has
access to virtual control panels and amplifier monitor functions.
Parameter sets provide the ability to program and recall system
settings ranging from an individual signal processing parameter
to a complete system setup; while Group controls provide master
volume control of multiple gains, or control of multiple instances of
the same signal processing function type. Both Parameter set and
Group programming functions are easily mapped to the physical
controls of a Bose control center, or may be invoked remotely
using a standard serial protocol or general purpose inputs.
Smart Simulation programming enables designers to test and
modify system control programming while off-line, eliminating
the need to connect to the actual system to configure and test
system control programming. Virtual control centers are included
to test system operation, and all parameter set, group and
general purpose input and outputs may be tested using the Smart
Integrated Dante routing, configuration and monitoring streamlines
setup and control of optional Dante networked audio components.
Minimum System Requirements
The following are the minimum system requirements for
ControlSpace® Designer™ 4.1
Operating System:
Microsoft Windows® 7 and 8, x86 and x86-64 bit versions
(Windows 8 requires installation of Microsoft .NET 3.5)
1GHz processor (or better)
512MB of RAM available (1GB recommended)
Disc Space:
512MB of disk space available (1GB recommended)
Ports Required:
1 USB, 1 network port (Wired LAN, Ethernet, 100 Mb minimum, or
wireless LAN 802.11g/n)
USB & Interfaces:
1 available USB port
A scroll-wheel mouse (highly recommended)
Network Port:
1 available network port (wired LAN, Ethernet, 100 MB minimum,
or wireless LAN 802.11g/n)
Important note: ControlSpace Designer software is not fully tested
for operation running on a virtual Windows machine using Apple®
Macintosh® computers. For critical set up and control operations a
standard Windows PC is recommended for use.
Expansion Cards
ControlSpace® ESP-880/1240/4120 network control card
Adds a rear-panel network connection to fixed-I/O ControlSpace
engineered sound processors.
Product Code: 359841-0010
ControlSpace® ESP-880/1240/4120 Dante™ network card
Provides 16 input and 16 output channels of low-latency digital
audio using the Dante audio networking solution from Audinate®.
Product Code: 359842-0020
Architects’ and Engineers’
The engineered sound processor shall be an open-architecture
audio signal processor supporting 8 analog microphone/line
inputs, 8 analog line outputs, 8-channel Bose ESPLink output,
and optional 32-channel audio network connectivity through one
expansion card slot.
The digital signal processing shall be performed by a Texas
Instruments® brand OMAP-L137 DSP+ARM chip running at 456
MHz, supporting both fixed and floating-point calculations at
6.4 GIPS / 4.8 GFLOPS, and utilizing a total of 64MB of RAM
(42 seconds of buffer) for delay operations. All processing shall
be done at 32-bit resolution, and audio sampling shall be at 48
kHz/24-bit. System latency, from input to output, shall not exceed
860 microseconds.
Software Information
The processor shall include a built-in ESPLink 8-channel optical
output and a user-upgradeable expansion slot accommodating
one optional rear-panel network card. Card offerings shall include
a basic ControlSpace network card and Dante™ audio networking
card. The rear panel network card shall support both streaming
audio and control over the same network connection. The total
channel capacity of the processor shall be 56 audio channels.
The front panel shall include LED indication for POWER, SIGNAL,
ETHERNET, and SERIAL. The processor shall feature a frontpanel Ethernet connection for standalone access or maintenance
functions. The front panel connector shall have the capability to
bridge to any rear panel network connection and be disabled in
Design, configuration and real-time control/monitoring shall
be provided through any active network port and Bose®
ControlSpace® Designer™ software. The PC-based ControlSpace
Designer software shall enable the following minimum set of
processing modules: Bose® Professional loudspeaker EQs,
crossovers, graphic and parametric EQs, routers, delays, matrix
mixers, automatic microphone mixer, signal generators, meters,
compressor/limiters, duckers, automatic gain controls, gate, room
combiner and source selectors. The software shall allow full
IP addressability of the processor with password protection of
system files.
The engineered sound processor shall include external control
capability through serial (RS-232 or Ethernet port), five generalpurpose control outputs, and five general-purpose inputs. The
engineered sound processor shall support up to 16 Ethernetbased control centers, up to 15 Bose CC-16 zone controllers, and
multiple volume and switch-based selector controllers using the
onboard GPI connections.
All signal-processing modules, parameter sets and groups shall
be directly controllable by Bose user interfaces, generic switches
All information subject to change without notice.
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and 10k potentiometers, and third-party control systems (using a
published serial protocol). It shall also be possible to flag signal
processing modules in the design file for which asynchronous
serial communication feedback can be requested by external
control system devices. The processor shall provide a real-time
clock (RTC) by which automated events can be scheduled using
the configuration software.
The processor shall be constructed of painted steel with a black
durable chassis finish and brushed aluminum front panel. The
processor shall allow for 19-inch (483 mm) EIA-310 standard
rack mounting using the pre-installed rack ears. The processor
dimensions shall be 1.7 inches in height (44 mm, 1RU) and 8.5
inches (215 mm) in depth. The processor shall weigh 5.8 pounds
(2.6 kg).64
The processor shall have a universal auto switching power supply
capable of accepting input voltages from 85 VAC to 264 VAC,
50 Hz to 60 Hz, and be able to operate in ambient temperatures
up to 104ºF (40ºC). Power consumption shall be less than 25
W. Certifications shall include cUL, C-Tick, PSE and IEC/EN
60065, and have a CB report including all country deviations.The
processor shall meet FCC Class A, Canadian ICES-003 Class A
and EN55103-1 and EN55103-2 EMC requirements.
The engineered sound processor shall be the Bose
ControlSpace® ESP-880 engineered sound processor.
Safety and Regulatory Compliance
The ControlSpace ESP-880 engineered sound processor meets
cUL (UL 60065 7th edition), C-Tick, PSE and IEC/EN 60065 7th
edition, and has a CB report including all country deviations. It
meets FCC Class A, Canadian ICES-003 Class A and EN55103-1
and EN55103-2 EMC requirements.
Product Codes
ControlSpace ESP-880 120V – US
ControlSpace ESP-880 230V – EU
ControlSpace ESP-880 100V – JPN
ControlSpace ESP-880 230V – UK/Sing
ControlSpace ESP-880 240V – AU
ControlSpace CC-64 control center
ControlSpace CC-16 zone controller
ControlSpace CC-4 room controller
ControlSpace® CC-PS1 universal power
Volume control with A/B switch user
Volume control user interface
All information subject to change without notice.
® 2015 Bose Corporation
All trademarks are those of their respective owners.
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