The Aura8-IP BLADE audio processor brings two of Wheatstone?s core technologies together: Vorsis ultra-high resolution audio processing and the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. Merging these technologies in a single product provides a convenient and cost effective way to access audio processing wherever you need it on your WheatNet-IP network. The Aura8-IP-occupies a single rack space, but packs in an impressive eight fully independent Vorsis® multi-band stereo audio processors.
Each processing chain consists of a 4-band parametric equalizer followed by a crossover and three bands of compression. The compressors each feed their own limiters, whose outputs are then fed to a broadband lookahead limiter for tight peak control. The Aura8-IP has its own local I/O, with four stereo pairs of AES digital audio and four stereo pairs of analog line level audio in and out, and can function as a standalone processing engine. Because it?s a BLADE, it can also instantly configure itself as part of a new or existing WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network, making its processing power available throughout that network.
The Aura8-IP is configured and controlled over Ethernet using a laptop or desktop computer. Included with the unit is Wheatstone?s acclaimed ?Guru? GUI software, which allows easy setup of the processing using familiar, straightforward controls. Also available is a more sophisticated control interface called ?GUI Pro,? which provides access to every individual processing parameter for expert-level adjustments.
Highest performance 24-bit A/D and D/A convertors
8 complete Vorsis multiband processors, each with:
4-band parametric equalizer
Final lookahead limiter
Two 8-channel utility mixers
4 AES digital inputs on RJ-45 and ?D? connectors
4 stereo analog inputs on RJ-45 and "D" connectors
4 AES digital outputs on RJ-45 and ?D? connectors
4 stereo analog outputs on RJ-45 and "D" connectors
Can be used standalone or as part of a WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network
Built-in router control
Front panel headphone jack
Socketed output chips
Front panel metering
Rugged power supply
Silence sensing can be applied to any output
One Gigabit Ethernet port
Specs For Aura8-IP-3:
INPUTS 4 Stereo Analog inputs on “D” connectors and RJ-45. 4 AES Digital inputs on “D” connectors and RJ-45.
OUTPUTS 4 Stereo Analog outputs on “D” connectors and RJ-45. 4 AES Digital outputs on “D” connectors and RJ-45.
LOGIC 12 Universal Logic ports
PROCESSING 8 embedded multi-band processing chains, each with 4-band parametric equalizer, 3-way crossover, 3 compressors, three limiters, broadband lookahead limiter
PRESETS Non-volatile memory Storage for 80 presets Factory: More than 25 pre-installed and write-protected New factory presets can be downloaded from the Wheatstone Processing web site and installed via the Aura8-IP-3 Software
Common Specs to all BLADE-3s:
LOGIC I/O Connectors: RJ-45 (2), 12 channels Voltage: +5VDC to GND +5VDC and GND provided Current: 100mA max source/sink
ETHERNET Connectors: RJ-45 Cable: CAT5E or CAT6 Audio transport: Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T, used for all BLADE-3-to-BLADE-3 audio traffic Utility interface: 100BASE-TX for future use
SYSTEM Sample rate: 44.1 or 48kHz, user- selectable in software Sync: Internal or external, External sync input Reference level: 0dBFS=+4dBu (+4dBu=1.23VRMS) Latency: 0.5mS, BLADE-3 to switch to BLADE-3
PHYSICAL Dimensions: 1RU 19”/48.3cm wide1-3/4”/4.5cm high 13-1/4”/33.7cm deep 15-1/4”/38.7cm deep with connectors Shipping weight: 14lbs/6.4kg Power consumption: 23VA, 12W