The first, Symetrix xIn 4, is an audio input expander for SymNet Dante-scalable systems featuring four mic/line inputs with +48 VDC phantom power. Likewise, Symetrix xOut 4 is an audio output expander featuring four line outputs, designed to capitalise on the surplus processing power of a SymNet Edge or Radius DSP to bring overall system costs down.
The third new device, Symetrix xIO 4×4, is an audio input/output expander for SymNet systems sporting four mic/line inputs, including +48 DVC phantom power, and four line outputs.
All three devices are configured using SymNet Composer software, thereby eliminating any re-quirement for hardware DIP switches, front panel menus or third-party software. Featuring the in-dustry-leading performance specifications of SymNet Edge & Radius DSPs, the products come supplied with PoE injectors whilst rack mount and surface mount kits are sold separately.
To ensure seamless configuration of the newly-released devices, Symetrix has also released an update to its SymNet Composer software. Version 4.1 expands on the previously-announced inte-gration of Shure, Audio-Technica, Attero Tech and Stewart Audio products to also include British microphone manufacturer Clockaudio, and its CDT100 mic-to-Dante interface product which has features including LED powering and microphone motor control.
“The new xIn, xOut & xIO options increase a system’s analogue input and/or output channel ca-pacity, resulting in a reduction in overall price per channel,” says Brooke Macomber, Managing Di-rector, Global Sales & Marketing at Symetrix. “Half-rack form factors help integrators conserve rack space. If preferred these devices can be surface-mounted. They bring a further dimension of usability to the SymNet range and strengthen our goal of making integrators’ lives easier.”