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Symetrix Prism 8x8 DSP

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Enjoy High Quality, Professional Audio Performance With The Symetrix Prism 8x8 DSP

The Prism family is included in the Symetrix line of Dante™ enabled DSPs. Symetrix uses Dante, a multi-channel digital media networking technology, to interconnect multiple Symetrix DSPs, Symetrix I/O expanders, and select third-party Dante enabled devices. Prism is ideally suited for applications requiring powerful, extremely cost effective advanced signal processing coupled with a standardized means for future expansion.

Dante in The DNA.  Prism DSPs are equipped with 128 (64×64) Dante channels. The Dante protocol enables ultra-reliable multi-channel audio networking over IP. Together, Symetrix and Dante provide the fastest possible way to implement, control, and maintain a system of networked DSPs and accessories – including third party Dante-enabled microphones, loudspeakers, power amps, and mixing consoles.

Scaling Up.  A Prism system’s analog input and output count may be increased using Symetrix Dante-enabled xIn 4, xIO 4×4, xOut 4, xIn 12, and xOut 12 analog I/O expanders.

Unlimited Programming Flexibility.  Prism is programmed using Composer – Symetrix’ award winning open-architecture CAD application. Unique to Composer is the ability to natively configure Symetrix and select third party Dante hardware – thereby eliminating the confusion of multiple or redundant software applications. Learn more about Composer here.

Control Made Easy.  Multiple control options include low-cost Symetrix ARC wall panels and an easy to generate SymVue Windows virtual GUI. The human readable Composer Control Protocol supports programming of third-party touch screens and control devices.

An Embedded Web Server for Status and Even More Control.  Prism’s embedded web server displays I/O levels, diagnostics data, and hosts ARC-WEB – a browser-based interface for smart phones, tablets, and computers.

Form, Fit and Function.  Prism 8×8, 12×12 and 16×16 have been designed using standard 19” x 1U enclosures. For convenient point-of-use or rack mounting, Prism 0x0 and 4×4 feature 1/2 rack 1U form factors. (Surface and rack mount kits sold separately.)

  • 8 analog in and out, 64x64 Dante and powerful Symetrix DSP reduce overall system costs.
  • Ultra low latency Dante network audio protocol uses standard IT infrastructure.
  • Industry leading analog and A/D/D/A performance, 48 volt phantom mic power.
  • Configured using award winning Composer software. Controlled from ARC wall panels, ARC-WEB and third-party touchscreens. Embedded webserver enables remote metering and diagnostics.
  • Front panel LCD provides configuration information, system status, and analog audio levels.

Analog Inputs

  • Number of Inputs: Eight (8) switchable balanced mic or line level.
  • Connectors: 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
  • Nominal Input Level: +4 dBu.
  • Maximum Input Level: +23 dBu.
  • Mic Pre-amp gain: 0, 12, 24, 44 or 54 dB switchable with ± 24 dB trim.
  • Mic Pre-amp EIN: < -125dB with 150 ohm source impedance. 22.4 kHz BW.
  • CMRR: > 79 dB @ 1 kHz, unity gain.
  • Input impedance: 8k Ohms balanced, 4k Ohms unbalanced.
  • Phantom power (per input): +48 VDC, 10 mA maximum.
  • Dynamic range: > 113 dB, A-weighted.
  • THD+Noise: < -100 dB; 22.4 kHz BW, unweighted; 1 kHz @ +15 dBu with 0 dB gain. Course gain is set to +4dBu.
  • A to D Latency: 0.28 mS.

Analog Outputs

  • Number of Outputs: Eight (8) balanced line level.
  • Connectors: 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
  • Nominal Output: Level +4 dBu with 20 dB of headroom.
  • Maximum Output: Level +24 dBu (+22.8 dBu into a 2k Ohm minimum load).
  • Output Impedance: 300 Ohms balanced, 150 Ohms unbalanced.
  • Dynamic Range: > 117 dB, A-weighted.
  • THD+Noise: < -97 dB; 22.4 kHz BW, unweighted; 1 kHz, 0 dB gain +8dBu output.
  • D to A Latency: 0.60 mS.


  • Sampling Rate: 48 kHz.
  • Frequency Response (A/D/A): 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ± 0.5 dB.
  • Dynamic Range (A/D/A): > 113 dB, A-weighted.
  • Channel Separation (A/D/A): > 110 dB @ 1 kHz, +24 dBu.
  • THD+Noise: < 95 dB (22.4 kHz BW, un-weighted); 1 kHz @ +15 dBu with 0 dB gain.
  • Latency (A/D/A): 1.04 mS, inputs routed to outputs.
  • Processors: 1 x Analog Devices SHARC 21489 @ 400 MHz SIMD.
  • Raw Processing Capacity: 400 MIPS, 1.6 GFLOPS.
  • Delay Memory: 174 mono seconds.
  • Analog control inputs: 0-3.3 VDC.
  • Recommended External Control Potentiometer: 10k Ohm, linear.
  • Logic Outputs: Low (0V) when active, pulled high (5V) when inactive.
  • Logic Output Maximum External Power Supply Voltage: 24 VDC.
  • Logic Output Maximum External Power Supply Current Sinking: 50 mA.
  • Logic Output Maximum Output Current: 10 mA.
  • RS-485 Serial I/O: 38.4 kbaud (default) 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control. May be broken out of ARC port.
  • Ethernet Cable: Standard CAT5e or CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
  • Dante Cable: Standard CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
  • ARC Cable: Standard CAT5, distance dependent upon load and number of devices. 8 Watts maximum power available.
  • Maximum Devices: Per System 80 units per Site File.
  • Maximum Stored: Presets 1000.

Mechanical Specifications

  • Space Required: 1U (WDH: 18.91 in. x 9.88 in. x 1.72 in. / 48.02 cm x 25.1 cm x 4.37 cm). Depth does not include connector allowance.
  • Electrical: 24V 1.4A, 34W Maximum. 
  • Ventilation: Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F


Manufacturer: Symetrix
Model: 80-0115
SKU: I441940-N-0-WHXE

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