Digital Expansion Processor

DXP Digital Expansion Processor

The DXP Digital Expansion Processor works with the DCP200/300 cinema processors and DCA amplifiers to create the most powerful networked audio solution for cinema. DCA Series amplifiers connect to the DXP via twelve DataPorts for maximum output and control flexibility for even the largest systems. The DataPort connection supplies audio to the amplifier and controls the AC power while monitoring key amplifier conditions such as clipping and heat sink temperature. The audio output of the amplifier is returned to the DCP via the CobraNet connection so that it can be listened to via the DCP’s built-in monitor speaker.

When mounted behind the screen with the amplifiers, the DXP eliminates the need for long and expensive speaker cables and conduit. Inexpensive Ethernet cable and a local AC power source can greatly reduce the cost of system wiring. The DXP also enables “boothless” cinema, since the entire sound system need not be located in a single, large rack. Four relay outputs operate via DCP control presets to allow external devices like masking and curtain motors and dimmers to be operated via the DCP network and mobile control applications.

Features

  • Supports remote mounted amplifiers with the QSC DCP 200 and 300
  • Provides advanced loudspeaker processing as well as a common user interface with the QSC DCP
  • Dual power supplies provide continuous operation in the event of primary supply failure
  • Full DataPort monitoring of the remote amps is provided via the CobraNet audio and data link to the DCP
  • Contact closure inputs can receive audio and control presets from DCP 200/300
  • Relay outputs can use DCP control presets to trigger events like masking, curtain or dimmer changes
  • Microphone/line input for lectern mic, or non-sync devices such as CD/MP3 player
  • Can be controlled via Wi-Fi on Android and iOS mobile devices

For very large systems or systems with surround and screen amps in separate locations from the DCP, up to two DXP’s may be connected to each DCP. The DCP/DXP combination is ideal for multi-channel audio systems with up to 16 inputs.

Moving signals via CobraNet™ over standard Cat-5 cable and Ethernet hardware potentially replaces hundreds of audio cables, helping to vastly reduce installation, labor and material costs. It also improves performance by eliminating the losses inherent in long cable runs.

  • Supports remote mounted amplifiers with the DCP 200 and 300
  • Replaces Basis™ processors with a more powerful and cost-effective solution
  • Provides advanced loudspeaker processing as well as a common user interface with the DCP
  • Dual power supplies provide continuous operation in the event of primary supply failure
  • Full DataPort monitoring of the remote amps is provided via the CobraNet audio and data link to the DCP
  • Microphone/line input for lectern mic, or non-sync devices such as CD/MP3 player
  • Relay outputs can use DCP control presets to trigger events like masking, curtain, or dimmer changes
  • Can be controlled via a Wi-Fi network with Android™ and iOS devices using DCPConnect, a free download from the app store
SPECIFICATIONS DXP Digital Expansion Processor
Front Panel Controls Page Button, Set Button, Menu-driven LCD
Status Indicator LED
Power Indicator LED
Rear Panel Connectors
Mic/Line Input XLR-F
DataPort Outputs HD-15 (12) – QSC amplifier interface
Relay Outputs 3-pin Euro-style (x4)
Contact Closure Inputs 2-pin Euro-style (x2)
CobraNet RJ45s 100 Mbps primary/backup network audio
Power IEC AC input 100-240 VAC
Audio Network
Protocol CobraNet version 2 protocol
Data Rate 100 Mbps (Fast Ethernet)
Ports 1 Primary, 1 Backup (auto-failover)
Connection Requirements Cat-5 UTP cable or better (100m maximum length), direct connection from DCP 200/300
Line Voltage Requirements 100 VAC-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions (HWD) inches 1.75 x 19 x 15 
Dimensions (HWD) mm 44 x 483 x 380
Weight 10 lb (4.5 kg)


Specifications subject to change without notice