Crestron | HD-XSP | Product Specifications: HD-XSP

7.1 High-Definition Professional Surround Sound Processor
>> True 7.1 surround sound processing for
commercial and residential applications
>> All of the needed features and performance
— none of the complexity or cost
>> DTS-HD Master Audio™, Dolby® TrueHD,
and Dolby Digital® Plus decoding
>> HDMI®, SPDIF (optical and coaxial), and
stereo analog inputs
>> Source input compensation and 80 ms lip
sync adjustment per input
>> Balanced analog 7.1 surround sound line outputs
>> DSP with 9-band graphic or parametric EQ, delay, crossover
and compression
>> Support for systems without a center speaker or subwoofer
>> High-definition 3D video pass-thru via HDMI
>> Balanced stereo or mono downmix output
>> Balanced stereo mix input
>> Built-in noise generator
>> Advanced HDCP management for trouble-free handling of all
digital content
>> QuickSwitch HD® technology for fast, reliable switching
>> CEC pass-through from a control system enables control of
display and source devices over HDMI
>> Color LCD front panel for setup and basic operation
>> Native Crestron® system integration
>> 10/100 Ethernet communications
>> Front panel USB port for installer setup
>> Simplified setup via front panel or software
>> Single-space rack mountable
Today’s modern boardrooms and auditoriums are more than just places
to meet and speak to an audience — they’re high-tech presentation
environments where groups gather to share ideas, inspire thought and
motivate action through the use of dynamic, interactive multimedia. In an
age where the televisions in our homes are commonly supplemented by
some kind of surround sound enhancement, it’s only logical that we
should expect the same aural experience in any corporate, government,
hospitality or educational presentation space. But, while specifying a large
screen display has become as simple as choosing paint, adding highquality surround sound still relies on wedging consumer grade
components into an otherwise professional system. The result is
typically complicated, expensive, and ultimately unsatisfactory.
The HD-XSP from Crestron® answers the call for a truly professional
surround sound solution that’s simple and affordable to implement. The
HD-XSP provides the features and performance necessary to enable
high-definition 7.1 channel audio for virtually any commercial
environment. It fits easily in a crowded equipment rack and integrates
cleanly with other AV and control equipment. It supports the latest
7.1 digital formats including Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby Digital® Plus and
DTS-HD Master Audio™, with advanced HDCP management for trouble-free
handling of all your digital HD content. Professional DSP and input/output
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mixing is even built in to streamline integration as part of a complete
multimedia presentation system.
The HD-XSP is also useful for many residential applications, providing a
cost-effective, compact surround sound processor that’s well suited for
integration as part of a total home automation and entertainment system.
Complete connectivity
The HD-XSP includes full input connectivity for all types of digital and
analog sources including Blu-ray Disc® players, HDTV receivers, game
consoles, computers, media servers and mobile devices. Additional
specialized inputs and outputs are provided to facilitate integration with
system switchers, matrix routers, microphone mixers, and
teleconferencing codecs.
•• HDMI® Input – The HDMI input provides the essential interface for
handling high-definition 7.1 digital surround sound and HDCP protected
content. It can also handle DisplayPort Multimode signals using an
appropriate adapter. Easy HDMI input expansion is possible using
a Crestron HD-MD8X1 switcher[1]. CEC signals can even be passed
through from a control system to control the source device right
through the HDMI connection.
•• SPDIF Inputs – A combination of one optical and two coaxial SPDIF
digital audio inputs provides connectivity for digital sources
without HDMI.
•• Stereo Analog Inputs – Two stereo audio inputs are included to handle
analog signals from line-level sources such as laptop computers,
media players, and mobile devices.
•• Surround Sound Outputs – A total of eight balanced line-level outputs
are provided to drive a multichannel power amplifier feeding up to
seven speakers and a subwoofer. The HD-XSP can be configured
to work with systems up to 7.1 channels, including those without a
discrete center speaker or subwoofer. Each output channel includes a
9-band graphic or parametric EQ plus trim, delay, and crossover
adjustments. Additional controls are provided for main volume, bass,
treble, loudness, compression, and LFE.
•• Downmix Output – This balanced output provides a stereo or mono
downmix of the surround sound signal to feed a separate speaker
zone, assistive listening system, codec, or recording device. It includes
controls for volume, bass, treble, loudness, and balance.
•• Mix Input – This balanced stereo input is designed to connect to the
HD-XSP 7.1 High-Definition Professional Surround Sound Processor
HD-XSP – Front View
HD-XSP – Rear View
output of a microphone mixer or teleconferencing codec. This input
bypasses all internal signal processing and surround sound decoding,
mixing with the main program signal at the Front Left/Right and/or
Downmix outputs.
•• HDMI Output – An HDMI output is included to pass the HDMI input
signal through to a display device. The HDMI output passes Full HD
1080p60 video and WUXGA computer signals with HDCP, Deep Color,
and 3D. It also passes audio with the option to select either a straight
pass-through from the HDMI input or a stereo downmix of the main
surround signal. It can even pass CEC signals from a control system to
control the display device.
Each HDMI, SPDIF, and stereo input includes an input compensation
adjustment to match the average level between sources. Each of these
inputs also includes up to 80 ms of lip-sync delay.
Easy Integration
By design, the HD-XSP fits seamlessly into just about any AV presentation
or distribution system. It is rack-mountable and occupies just one rack
space. It contains no fans, ensuring silent operation. Via Ethernet, it can
communicate with a Crestron control system, allowing simplified operation
using your choice of touch screen, handheld remote, or mobile device.
Via its HDMI input and output, the HD-XSP provides an ideal solution
for adding surround sound processing to a Crestron DMPS Series
DigitalMedia™ Presentation System or any DM® Switcher. It can even be
located remotely and interfaced using a DM transmitter and/or receiver. Or,
via its SPDIF or analog inputs, it can be added to a Sonnex™ Multiroom
Audio System to provide surround sound processing for a single
room zone.
Via its Mix input and Downmix output, the HD-XSP solves a lot of problems
that other processors just don’t address. The Mix input allows the signal
from a microphone mixer to be passed through unprocessed and mixed
with the program signal at the output. This allows live speech and surround
sound signals to coexist and function simultaneously through the same
speaker system. The Downmix output converts the full audio presentation
into a stereo or mono signal, perfect for feeding a remote listening zone, an
assistive listening system, or a recording device.
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For teleconferencing and Web streaming applications, the HD-XSP serves
as a cost-effective surround sound downmixer to allow participants at the
far end to experience the full audio presentation. Simultaneously, it mixes
the incoming signal from the far end with the local surround sound audio
and sends it to the local room speakers.
To drive all the room speakers, Crestron AMP Series Commercial Power
Amplifiers offer a high-performance, custom-configurable multichannel
amplifier solution for boardrooms, auditoriums, and custom theaters of
any configuration — even systems using 70 or 100 Volt ceiling speakers.
Or, for the ultimate in performance, choose a PROCISE® High-Definition
Professional Surround Sound Amplifier.[1]
Audio – General
Features: 6 selectable source inputs plus built-in noise generator, 7.1
Dolby Digital®/DTS® surround sound decoder, 7.1 multi-channel signal
processing and steering, 9-band graphic or parametric EQ, 80 ms lip-sync
delay, 20 ms speaker delay, unprocessed “Direct” mode, stereo or mono
downmix output, stereo mix input (post surround decoder/processor),
HDCP management, Crestron QuickSwitch HD®
Input Signal Types: HDMI® supporting HD lossless multi-channel up to
7.1 with HDCP, DisplayPort Multimode[2], S/PDIF (coaxial and optical),
analog 2-channel
Output Signal Types: Analog 7.1 channel, analog 2-channel downmix,
HDMI w/2-channel downmix
Analog-To-Digital Conversion: 24-bit 96 kHz
Digital-To-Analog Conversion: 24-bit 96 kHz (192 kHz in Direct mode)
Audio – Surround Sound Output
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
THD+N: <0.002% digital in, <0.003% balanced in, <0.003% unbalanced
in (at 1 kHz across balanced analog out)
S/N Ratio: >108 dB digital in, >103 dB balanced in, >103 dB unbalanced
in (A-Weighted at full output across balanced analog out)
HD-XSP 7.1 High-Definition Professional Surround Sound Processor
Decoding Modes: None, Stereo, Dolby Pro Logic IIx Movie, Dolby Pro
Logic IIx Music, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music, Two Channel
Steering – Surround, Two Channel Steering – Rear, Multi-Channel Stereo
(Party), Dolby Digital®, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby® TrueHD,
DTS®, DTS-ES Matrix, DTS-ES Discrete, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD Master
Audio™, PCM Multi-Channel
Speaker Trims: ±12 dB per output (Front L/R, Surround L/R, Back L/R,
Center, Sub)
Speaker Delay: 0 to 20 ms per output
Crossover Frequency: Large (full range), 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120,
150, or 200 Hz per output (excluding sub)
Low Frequency Effects (LFE): -10.0 to 0.0 dB
Main Volume Level: -80 to +20 dB, adjustable from 0% to 100%, plus
Bass Control: ±12.0 dB
Treble Control: ±12.0 dB
EQ Modes: 9-band graphic (per output) or 9-band parametric (per output)
GEQ Center Frequencies: 63, 125, 250, 500, 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k Hz
GEQ Gain: ±12.0 dB per band
PEQ Center Frequency: 10 to 20,000 Hz per band
PEQ Gain: ±12.0 dB per band
PEQ Bandwidth: 0.1 to 3.5 octaves per band
Loudness Compensation: on/off
Compression: none, Crestron DRC (Heavy, Medium, Light), Dolby/DTS DRC
(Heavy, Medium, Light), Dolby TrueHD Auto
DTS Neo:6 Music Settings: Center Gain 0.0 to 1.0, Standard or Wide
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music Settings: Dimension ±7, Center Width 0 to 7,
Standard or Panorama
Audio – Downmix Output
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
THD+N: <0.002% digital in, <0.004% balanced in, <0.004% unbalanced
in (at 1 kHz across balanced analog out)
S/N Ratio: >107 dB digital in, >103 dB balanced in, >102 dB unbalanced
in (A-Weighted at full output across balanced analog out)
Downmix Volume Level: -80dB to +20dB, adjustable from 0% to 100%,
plus mute
Bass Control: ±12.0 dB
Treble Control: ±12.0 dB
Loudness Compensation: on/off
Balance: ±50%
Summing: Stereo or mono selectable
Audio – Program Inputs
Input Compensation: ±10.0 dB per input
Lip-Sync Delay: 0.0 to 80.0 ms per input
Audio – Mix Input
Main Volume: -80.0 to 0.0 dB plus mute, feeds front left/right outputs
Downmix Volume: -80.0 to 0.0 dB plus mute, feeds downmix output
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Features: audio breakaway, HDCP management, resolution management,
Crestron QuickSwitch HD
Input Signal Types: HDMI, DisplayPort Multimode[2]
Output Signal Types: HDMI
Formats: HDMI w/Deep Color & 3D, HDCP content protection support
Input Resolutions, Progressive: 640x480@60Hz, 720x480@60Hz
(480p), 720x576@50Hz (576p), 800x600@60Hz, 848x480@60Hz,
852x480@60Hz, 854x480@60Hz, 1024x768@60Hz, 1024x852@60Hz,
1024x1024@60Hz, 1280x720@50Hz (720p50), 1280x720@60Hz
(720p60), 1280x768@60Hz, 1280x800@60Hz, 1280x960@60Hz,
1280x1024@60Hz, 1360x768@60Hz, 1365x1024@60Hz,
1366x768@60Hz, 1400x1050@60Hz, 1440x900@60Hz, 1600x900@60Hz,
1600x1200@60Hz, 1680x1050@60Hz, 1920x1080@24Hz (1080p24),
1920x1080@25Hz (1080p25), 1920x1080@50Hz (1080p50),
1920x1080@60Hz (1080p60), 1920x1200@60Hz, 2048x1080@24Hz,
2048x1152@60Hz, plus any other resolution allowed by HDMI up to
165MHz pixel clock
Input Resolutions, Interlaced: 720x480@30Hz (480i), 720x576@25Hz
(576i), 1920x1080@25Hz (1080i25), 1920x1080@30Hz (1080i30), plus
any other resolution allowed by HDMI up to 165MHz pixel clock
Output Resolutions: Matched to inputs
Ethernet: For control & setup; 10/100 Mbps, auto-switching, autonegotiating, auto-discovery, full/half duplex, DHCP
USB: USB client for setup
HDMI: Passes CEC and EDID, CEC control system pass-through to HDMI
input and output, supports HDCP, provides HDCP key management
HDMI IN: (1) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;
HDMI digital audio/video input
HDMI OUT: (1) 19-pin Type A HDMI female;
HDMI digital audio/video output
INPUT, DIGITAL 2: (1) JIS F05 female (TOSLINK) optical fiber connector;
S/PDIF optical digital audio input
INPUT, DIGITAL 3 – 4: (2) RCA female;
S/PDIF coaxial digital audio inputs;
Input Impedance: 75 Ohms nominal
INPUT, L/R 5 – 6: (4) RCA female comprising (2) unbalanced line-level
stereo audio inputs;
Input Impedance: 10k Ohms;
Maximum Input Level: 2 Vrms
INPUT, MIX L/R BALANCED: (1) 5-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block;
Balanced/unbalanced line-level stereo audio input;
Input Impedance: 24k Ohms balanced, 12k Ohms unbalanced;
Maximum Input Level: 4 Vrms balanced, 2 Vrms unbalanced
HD-XSP 7.1 High-Definition Professional Surround Sound Processor
6-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks;
Balanced/unbalanced line-level 7.1 surround sound audio output;
Output Impedance: 200 Ohms balanced, 100 Ohms unbalanced;
Maximum Output Level (Front, Surround, Back, Center): 4 Vrms balanced,
2 Vrms unbalanced;
Maximum Output Level (Sub): 12.6 Vrms balanced, 6.3 Vrms unbalanced
OUTPUT, DOWNMIX L/R: (1) 6-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block;
Balanced/unbalanced line-level stereo audio output;
Output Impedance: 200 Ohms balanced, 100 Ohms unbalanced;
Maximum Output Level: 4 Vrms balanced, 2 Vrms unbalanced
LAN: (1) 8-wire RJ45 female;
10Base-T/100Base-TX Ethernet port
24VDC 2.0A: (1) 2.1 x 5.5 mm DC power connector;
24 Volt DC power input;
PW-2420RU power supply included
G: 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
Chassis: Metal with black finish, vented sides
Front Panel: Metal with black finish and polycarbonate label overlay
Mounting: Freestanding or 1U 19-inch rack-mountable (feet and rack
ears included)
Height: 1.72 in (44 mm) without feet
Width: 19.0 in (483 mm);
17.32 in (440 mm) without rack ears
Depth: 10.23 in (260 mm)
4.2 lb (1.9 kg)
COMPUTER (front): (1) USB Type B female;
USB computer console port (cable included);
For setup only
Available Models
PW-2420RU: Power Pack, Desktop, 24VDC, 2A (50 Watts), Regulated, US/
(Qty. 1 included)
Display Type: 16-bit TFT active matrix color LCD
Size: 1.8 inch (45 mm) diagonal
Resolution: 220 x 176 pixels
Functions: Displays audio settings and setup parameters
Controls & Indicators
PWR: (1) green LED, indicates operating power supplied via power pack
RESET: (1) recessed pushbutton for hardware reset
VOL p,q: (2) pushbuttons for volume adjustment
MUTE: (1) pushbuttons for audio mute
p,q,t,u: (4) pushbuttons, for 4-way LCD menu navigation and
parameter adjustment
SELECT: (1) pushbutton, used to select or execute the highlighted menu
item or value
HOME: (1) pushbutton, returns to the home menu
BACK: (1) pushbutton, steps menu back one level
LAN (rear): (1) green and (1) amber LEDs, green indicates Ethernet link
status, amber indicates Ethernet activity
Power Requirements
Power Pack: 2 Amps @ 24 Volts DC;
100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz power pack, model PW-2420RU included
Temperature: 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C)
Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Heat Dissipation: 65 BTU/Hr
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HD-XSP: 7.1 High-Definition Professional Surround Sound Processor
Included Accessories
Available Accessories
AMP-Series: Commercial Power Amplifiers
PROAMP-Series: PROCISE® High-Definition Professional Surround Sound
HD-MD8X1: QuickSwitch HD® 8x1 HDMI® Switcher
CBL-Series: Crestron® Certified Interface Cables
1. Item(s) sold separately.
2. HDMI requires an appropriate adapter or interface cable to accommodate a DisplayPort
Multimode signal.
This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please
contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available
online at or by calling 800-237-2041.
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Crestron, the Crestron logo, DigitalMedia, DM, PROCISE, QuickSwitch HD, and Sonnex are either
trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other
countries. Blu-ray Disc is either a trademark or registered trademark of the Blu-ray Disc
Association in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby, Dolby Digital, and the double-D
symbol are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories in the United States
and/or other countries. DTS, DTS-HD Master Audio, and the DTS logo are either trademarks or
registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. HDMI and the
HDMI Logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United
States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may
be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their
products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron
is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change
without notice. ©2013 Crestron Electronics, Inc.
HD-XSP 7.1 High-Definition Professional Surround Sound Processor
Crestron Electronics, Inc. 15 Volvo Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647
Tel: 800.237.2041 / 201.767.3400
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©2013 Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Specifications subject to change without notice. Revised 01/10/13
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