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AudiaFUSION hardware

On the simplest level, an AudiaFUSION is essentially an AudiaFLEX combined with an 8-channel, 2400W amplifier. There are, however, some important differences to note.

Differences between FLEX and FUSION

  • Inputs & Outputs:The biggest hardware difference between an AudiaFLEX and an AudiaFUSION is the available input/output options. AudiaFUSION only receives input signals via CobraNet, and sends output signals via AM-600 amplifier modules or via CobraNet. Additionally, the CobraNet port on an AudiaFUSION is limited to 16 input channels and 16 output channels. Currently, the only output card available for the AudiaFUSION is the AM-600 amplifier module.

  • RCB Bus: AudiaFUSION does not have an RCB Bus connection, and therefore cannot be wired directly to RCB controls (Volume 8, Select 8, Volume/Select 8, Logic Box, and Voltage Control Box). However, an AudiaFUSION can be controlled by Remote Ethernet Devices (RED-1, NPS-1), and can integrate seamlessly with an AudiaFLEX which has RCB devices attached.

  • Latency: While AudiaFUSION has about the same processing power as an AudiaFLEX, it processes audio a little differently, and the result is a significant reduction in latency. On typical systems, the processing latency on an AudiaFUSION will be 1.333 milliseconds, regardless of how many DSP blocks are used or what percent of available DSP resources are being utilized. There are certain DSP blocks that can increase latency slightly (namely, delay blocks). All in all, the best way to gauge the latency of a specific configuration is to create a file and compile it.

Features

  • Modular based design
  • Software-configurable output power per channel (100-600W per channel, maximum of 2400W per AudiaFUSION).
  • Software-configurable load type per output channel (4Ω, 8Ω, 70V, or 100V).
  • Controllable over a TCP/IP network, RS232, daVinci, and/or RED-1 Remote Ethernet Devices.
  • Fault monitoring for temperature, short circuits, impedance tolerance, amplifier failure, excessive clipping, fan stuck-rotor.
  • Two failover modes for fault-tolerant systems: channel failover and device failover.
  • Seamless integration with CobraNet-enabled Audia systems, NPS-1 Paging Stations, and third-party CobraNet devices.
  • CobraNet interface standard (16 in/16 out). Software-configurable CobraNet latency (5-1/3, 2-2/3, or 1-1/3 ms).
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