The Aura8-IP-3 occupies a single rack space, but packs an impressive complement of eight fully independent multi-band stereo audio processors. Each is deployable anywhere on the network through WheatNet-IP and offers full AGC, EQ, compression and limiting functions for HD, streaming, podcasting – up to eight separate stereo applications – in one unit.
The Aura8-IP-3 Audio Processing BLADE-3 brings two of Wheatstone’s core technologies together (Vorsis Ultra-High Resolution Audio Processing and WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network) to provide a convenient and cost effective way to provide audio processing wherever you need – standalone or on your WheatNet-IP network.
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-3 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-3, 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.
Highest performance 24-bit A/D and D/A convertors
8 complete Vorsis multiband processors, each with:
- 4-band parametric equalizer
- 3-way crossover
- 3 compressors
- 3 limiters
- 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
Colorful OLED display
Silence sensing can be applied to any output
One Gigabit Ethernet port