SDP-45 Surround Processor
The JBL Synthesis® SDP-45 Surround Processor
The JBL® name represents a long, proud history of invention and insight, and for setting one industry
standard after another. For over 67 years, JBL has brought the joy of sound to settings around the globe,
with products demanded by those seeking only the very best.
The expertise accumulated along the way is why JBL Synthesis gives your home theater the audio
sophistication sought by directors, actors, recording artists, touring musicians, and others.
In a JBL Synthesis home theater, you will discover a showcase of audio perfection. Backed by decades
of award-winning engineering innovation offering uncompromised, realistic sound that is revered by
professionals and purists alike, JBL Synthesis systems deliver the ultimate in performance.
The SDP-45 Sound Processor provides the perfect centerpiece for a reference quality JBL Synthesis home
theater system. With sound quality rivaling the finest two-channel audio components, the JBL Synthesis
SDP-45 makes both music and cinema come to life with stunning realism.
The SDP-45 provides control and switching of eight channels of audio, as well as broadcast quality video.
Independent zone monitoring provides control of source selection for two zones at a time. An HDMI interface
enables the transmission of uncompressed digital audio and video signals through a single connector. The
SDP-45 can pass digital video signals of up to 1080p, 12 bit and 3D, and multiple digital audio channels (7.1
channels) at sample rates of up to 192 kHz through the HDMI interface. The SDP-45 also supports the Highbandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) technology that comprises data encryption and authentication
of the partner equipment.
With two 32-bit floating-point TI DA710 digital signal processing (DSP) engines, the SDP-45 offers
unparalleled processing power. This processing is available at digital input sample rates up to 192 kHz,
with 24-bit resolution to retain top performance from all input sources and listening modes. High-precision
192kHz/24-bit A/D converters can be used to convert stereo analog audio input signals to digital signals,
allowing the SDP-45 to provide the benefits of precise digital signal processing without sacrificing signal
integrity. Additionally, all output D/A convertors can operate at up to 192 kHz/24-bit and are completely
asynchronous from input convertors and all digital inputs, allowing the outputs to be completely buffered
and internally clocked to a very stable crystal oscillator. This is particularly important in removing jitter
from unstable sources, especially HDMI. This allows the SDP-45 to give the best possible signal output and
maintain the highest possible resolution even on less than ideal sources.
Beyond the HDMI connectors and standard 7.1-channel audio output connectors, the rear panel includes auxiliary or secondary
subwoofer connectors to provide even greater flexibility. All Main Zone audio output connectors include 24-bit/192kHz D/A converters
operating in dual differential mode. In addition, the SDP-45 includes balanced and unbalanced audio output connectors for all Main
Zone channels. Two connectors are provided for external control: One RS-232 9-pin serial and one Ethernet 10BaseT which also acts
as a web page server, user interface and firmware update tool.
• 192kHz sampling rate on all analog inputs
• 4x pairs single ended unbalanced RCA inputs
• One 12V input and 3 programmable
trigger outputs
• Up-sampling to 192kHz on all digital audio
inputs including HDMI
• 2x pairs single ended, unbalanced RCA
loop-through (TV, Digital Video Recorder)
• 1x Infra-red sensor; remote control receiver
• Internally buffered and de-jittered D/A output
• 2x pairs of Balanced XLR (female) inputs
(CD, Balanced 2)
• Class A discrete audio circuits
• 4x coaxial inputs (RCA) 75 Ohms (SPDIF)
• 1x Ethernet (RJ45 connector): bilateral data,
software download, etc.
• Analog bypass mode
• 3x Optical inputs (TOSLINK)
• 7.1, 6.1 and 5.1 channel surround sound
• Separate digital and analog power supplies
• 2x AES/EBU inputs (XLR) 110 Ohms
• Dolby® Volume to control listening level
• Dolby TrueHD decoding
• 1x USB 2.0 type B input
• Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital EX,
Pro Logic IIx decoding
• 10x balanced XLR male main zone outputs
• Second zone output via single ended pair,
which allows for separate audio from
another source
• 1x mini (3mm) phone jack (2 conductor) for
auxiliary infra-red control data input
• DTS-HD Master Audio decoding
• 10x single ended (unbalanced) RCA
main zone outputs
• DTS Neo6, DTS, DTS-ES decoding
• 2x single ended (unbalanced) RCA zone 2 outputs
• Support for all HDMI 1.4 video formats
including 3D pass through of HDMI 1.4a
mandatory 3D formats
• 1x headphone output [Not available in all regions]
• 8x HDMI Inputs (Audio and Video)
• Texas Instruments DA710 dual DSP
audio processing chipset
• HDMI video 12 bit deep color and
xvYCC (x.v.color) supported up to 1080p
(225MHz equivalent)
• 2x HDMI outputs
• 3 Year Warranty (U.S.A. Only)
• 1x TOSLINK optical output
• 100 hour burn-in process during manufacturing
• 1x USB (Type A) input for audio
• RS-232 serial data port for remote control via
Crestron, Savant, AMX or similar control systems
• Rack Mounted (19” standard), 3 RU high
Analog Audio
4x stereo single-ended/unbalanced pairs
2x pairs single ended, unbalanced TV inputs
2x pairs of balanced XLR (female) inputs
Digital Audio
4x coaxial (RCA) 75 Ohms (SPDIF)
3x optical (TOSLINK)
2x AES/EBU inputs (XLR) 110 Ohms
1x USB 2.0 type B Analog Audio
Analog Outputs
10 balanced XLR male:
Left, Center, Right, Left Surround, Right Surround, Left
Back, Right Back, Left Auxiliary, Right Auxiliary and
16 single-ended (unbalanced) RCA:
Left, Center, Right, Left Surround, Right Surround, Left
Back, Right Back, Left Auxiliary, Right Auxiliary &
Subwoofer, 4 TV outputs, 2 Zone Two outputs.
Digital Outputs
1x TOSLINK optical
Trigger Inputs/
One 12V input and 3 programmable trigger outputs
IR Remote
Front Panel IR Sensor
A/D Conversion
24-Bit, 192 kHz Delta-Sigma
D/A Conversion
24-Bit, up to 192 kHz Delta-Sigma
DSP Engine
Dual TI DA710
Power Supply
Separate off-line standby PSU & main linear
power supply with toroidal power transformer
1x Ethernet (RJ45 connector): bilateral data,
software download, etc.
1x 9-pin DB9 Female; for control and system feedback
1x mini (3mm) phone jack (2 conductor) for auxiliary
Infra-red control data input
HDMI Inputs
8 HDMI Type A (19-pin) connectors
HDMI Output
2 x HDMI Type A (19-pin) connectors
19” (48.3cm) W x 14.3” (36.3cm) D (not including knobs &
connectors or rack ears) x
5.3” (13.3cm) H (not including rubber feet)
Full support for HDMI v1.4 including 3D
pass-through and all mandatory video resolutions
19” (48.3cm)W x 15.4” (39.1cm) D (including knobs & connectors) x 6.3” (16.0cm) H (including rubber feet)
12 bit deep color and xvYCC (x.v.Color)
supported up to 1080p (225 MHz equivalent)
Full HDCP compliant
Up to 7.1 channels and up to 192kHz sample
rate at 24 bits bit depth
Internal Decoding of all HDMI 1.4 audio
formats including:
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio
Rack Mount
19” (48.3cm) W standard rack mount width
3RU high without rubber feet
Gross 26.7 lbs. (26.7kg)
Net 20.0 lbs. (9.1kg
50 deg. Celsius max
Relative Humidity: 95% maximum without condensation
120VAC & 230VAC models
Maximum power
65 Watts
Standby power
<0.5 watts (Ethernet OFF in standby)
1.5 watts (Ethernet ON in standby).
Harman International Industries, Inc.
8500 Balboa Blvd
Northridge CA 91329
+1 (888) 691-4171 www.jblsynthesis.c om
JBL, JBL Synthesis, Lexicon, Logic 7 and the L7 logos are registered trademarks of Harman International Industries, Incorporated. TrueHD, Dolby Volume, Dolby, Dolby Digital Plus, Pro Logic, and the double-D symbol
are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. DTS, DTS-ES, DTS-HD Audio, Neo:6 and the DTS symbol are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface
are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. Macrovision is a registered trademark of Macrovision Corporation. All rights reserved. SACD is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Digital EX is a jointly
developed technology of THX and Dolby Laboratories, and is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. Used under authorization. Manufactured under license under U.S. Patents numbers 5956674; 5974380; 6226616; 6487535;
7212872; 7333929; 7392195; 7272567 and other worldwide patents issued and pending.
© 2013 Harman International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Features, specifications, and appearance are subject to change without notice.
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