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dbx Professional Products, a Salt Lake City-based manufacturer of professional signal processing products and a division of Harman Music Group, has announced its production release of the Quantum II Digital Multi-band Processor.
The original Quantum, which was the first multi-band processor to offer mastering processing capabilities with 96kHz digital output, has added even more features wtih the Quantum II. In addition to a standard feature list including: 96 kHz, 24 bit A/D, D/A, Digital I/O on AES/EBU or S/PDIF, 48 bit internal signal path, Patented Type IV A/D Conversion system with TSE, 4 band stereo compressor-gate-limiter, 5 band EQ Hi and Lo shelves, 3 band fully parametric and MS EQ and Dither outputs to 16, 20, or 24 bits, the new Quantum II now offers adjustable sample rate conversion and PC Graphic User Interface (GUI) control.
The Quantum II also employs the new Crystal 8420 Digital Audio Transceiver chip. This new chip allows the processor to use the digital clocks from any source, Internal, AES/EBU, S/PDIF or Word clock on BNC. It also allows sample rate conversion to and from any sample rate 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz.
The Quantum II also offers an RS-232 connection on the rear panel that along with the included software control program, allow computer control of parameters. This GUI makes the Quantum II very easy to adjust and view all the parameters simultaneously.
"The Quantum II not only provides all the tools that a mastering engineer needs, it also provides instant monitoring and control of all parameters," stated dbx Professional Products Market Manager Dale Sandberg.
Suggested Retail: $2,495.95