DSP Enabled Console Switching System
The MX36 has been designed to offer a uniquely simple solution to the long-standing problem of routing of multiple mixing consoles outputs to a speaker system / system processor. Handling 36 inputs in 2U across analogue, AES and Dante networks, these are arranged in sets of four (to typically support Left-Right-Front Fill and Sub feeds from an individual console). All AES inputs have SRC. There is one set of four outputs, available simultaneously across analogue, AES and Dante networks with Word Clock output sync available on AES.
When you need to ensure that the show goes on, no matter what happens, you need backups of backups. You need a way to automatically switch between them when the signal path drops out. You need the ability to work with any sample rate on any AES input. To perform this across not just stereo pairs, but four channels simultaneously (L/R/FF/Sub).
No need for control software, no PC* and no way for this to be tampered with remotely. You don’t want to be trusting this to an inferior sub-mixer or an over-specified, over-complex processor – get the right tool for the job.
The MX36 Mix Switcher is the solution. It handles four simultaneous inputs across three source types (analogue, AES and Dante – 36 individual inputs) and even when you’re not monitoring a source it will be. It will be checking the signal integrity and will auto-select the highest priority source seamlessly if anything fails.
*except for firmware updates
All you have to do is press A, B or C to choose what’s routed to the four outputs (again all available in analogue, AES and Dante flavours simultaneously with the option for external sync).
Feed in a stereo source direct to the Mix Switcher for background music and a mic for announcements. Plug in some headphones and monitor every individual feed from any source, plus check what’s on the outputs and even verify your redundancy failovers beforehand.
Once you’re happy, lock it all down and walk away, safe in the knowledge that the Mix Switcher will keep the music playing, with optional dual redundant power supplies, and XTA’s 25+ years of DSP knowledge ensuring your audio is treated with kid gloves through the best audio conversion.
Also available are the MX24-A and MX24-D Mix Switchers for A/B switching of four simultaneous channels (L/R/FF/Sub).
These offer the same seamless console management with auto failover, in either Analogue+AES (MX24-A) or Analogue+Dante (MX24-D) formats.