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NSCA EXPO, LAS VEGAS, NV, March 16, 2006 — XTA Electronics has announced the addition of three new powerful processors to its groundbreaking line of DP4 Audio Management Systems. Designed to provide a complete package for digitally interfacing and managing even the largest of integrated audio systems, the XTA DP4 Series units provide the ultimate audio quality and reliability in several new I/O configurations based upon the critically acclaimed original DP428 processor (now known as the DP448).

With an exceptional track record that includes tours with Eric Clapton and U2, theater shows from London to Broadway, and major events including the Turin 2006 Olympics, GRAMMY® Awards and Super Bowl, XTA has delivered its new DSP platform to fit a huge range of differing sound requirements. Paris’ Stade De France and the refitted Amsterdam Arena are the latest major projects to benefit from XTA’s speaker processing. In such a wide range of applications and demanding environments, the new units were designed to help provide system contractors and integrators with the best sounding, most reliable audio solutions available.

The complete range of DP4 processors now includes a choice of 2 or 4 inputs, with 4, 6 or 8 outputs: the DP424 (2 in, 4 out), DP444 (4 in, 4 out), the DP446 (4 in, 6 out), and the DP448, formerly known as the DP428 (4 in, 8 out). Each unit features a 28-band graphic EQ, eight filters, built-in delay, and multiple 48 dB crossover slopes. Inputs and outputs feature precise gain control, while the outputs also feature polarity switching, high/low pass filtering, delay, and up to nine filters. Any input can be routed to any combination of outputs, plus all ins and outs can be phase-adjusted in 2-degree steps. The crossover offers a choice of three filter types (Bessel, Butterworth and Linkwitz-Reilly) and 6, 12, 18, 24, or 48 dB per octave roll-off. Two-stage RMS and Clip/D-max limiters are available, with look-ahead for the Clip limiter attack time.

Digitally, the DP4 Series supports internal sample rates up to 96 kHz, and can accept external sample rates to 192 kHz. AES/EBU inputs are standard, and front-panel LEDs keep the user informed of the unit’s status at all times.

XTA’s industry-leading AudioCore PC remote control software can be used to control input and output routing from its intuitive interface, and EQ curves can be adjusted quickly and easily via PC. Up to 128 DP4 Series processors can be networked together and centrally controlled via AudioCore using common XLR cables. For wireless control, XTA’s Walkabout Kit allows fine-tuning the system from anywhere in the venue for great sound in every seat.

“With the introduction of the new DP4 processors we are giving every sound company and installer a flexible choice of how they structure their drive processing and speaker systems,” stated Guy Lewis, XTA Sales & Marketing Manager. “Whether you are working with a two-way monitor rack, four-way front-of-house system or four-channel EQ front-end, anyone can fit the processing to their way of working, without committing to unwanted ins or outs. With the adaptable new formats of the DP4 processors, we are taking speaker processing to a new level of flexibility and performance,” Lewis concludes.

The DP448 Audio Management System is already available, with the DP424, DP444, and DP446 available in May 2006.

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XTA is a British manufacturer of signal processing equipment for the live sound, permanent installation, broadcasting, and recording markets, and is exclusively distributed in the U.S. by Group One Ltd. of Farmingdale, New York. Group One is also the exclusive U.S. distributor for Blue Sky International, Celestion Professional Products, MC2 Audio Ltd. and a number of prominent lighting products.

Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

—For more information on the complete range of XTA products, contact Sue Adamson,
Group One Ltd., 70 Sea Lane, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Tel: (516) 249-1399;
Fax: (516) 753-1020; Email: suea@g1limited.com; Web: www.g1limited.com

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