DiGiCo Squares up for PL+S 2014 with new D2-Rack

Stand 8.0-F60 at ProLight+Sound 2014 will see leading digital solutions manufacturer DiGiCo exhibiting with new German distributor united-b, launching its new D2-Rack and announcing a number of new software features and an expansion of a third party development project.

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The British manufacturer is also adding a second 60m2 exhibition stand adjacent to the main united-b stand at 8.0-G56. This newly designed area will allow customers a hands-on, in-depth look at selected consoles.

Previewed at ISE2014, and designed to support and expand DiGiCo’s SD Range’s higher sample rate I/O solutions, the D2-Rack comes with either BNC or CAT5 MADI connections, allowing it to be used with a number of DiGiCo consoles.

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By using the latest convertors found in DiGiCo’s SD Racks, the D2-Rack offers a more compact, more efficient, more affordable rack solution for connection at either 48kHz or 96kHz with no I/O reduction.

The D2-Rack offers two I/O versions:

·    48 x Mic inputs
·    16 x Line outputs
·    2 x Blank output slots allowing an additional 16 outputs in the owners desired format – Analogue, AES and Aviom
or
·    24 x Mic inputs
·    24 x AES inputs
·    16 x Line outputs
·    2 x Blank output slots allowing an additional 16 outputs in the owners desired format – Analogue, AES and Aviom

The D2 Rack is currently available for use with SD8 and SD9 systems.

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SD8 System
The D2-Rack updates your SD8 system with a 96kHz rack option. This allows the user to take advantage of the recent increases in the SD8's Stealth Digital Processing™ with a no compromise approach to 96kHz. A new system will be introduced that includes the SD8 surface with the D2-Rack with a system price advantage.

SD9 System
Following on from the success of the SD9 Rack Pack system DiGiCo is pleased to announce the launch of the SD9 D2-Rack system. This will be available with either rack option and will provide a more cost effective single rack solution.

“The D2-Rack means we are able to open up the full 96kHz potential of the SD8, SD9 and SD11 with this next generation of I/O conversion is an impressive upgrade,” says DiGiCo managing director James Gordon.  “The D2-Rack allows users to get unrivaled audio quality at a total system latency of just over 1ms. It was very well received at ISE and we’re anticipating even higher level of interest at ProLight+Sound.

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“We’re also excited to be exhibiting with united-b for the first time. The team has worked hard to put together a fantastic, new-look stand which brings a new dimension to our presence at ProLight+Sound.”

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