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HELIX DSP PRO MK2

Digital High-Res 10-channel signal processor with 96 kHz / 32 Bit signal path

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Description

High Resolution audio at its best!

Thanks to numerous improvements the new HELIX DSP PRO MK2 raises the bar to a new level, not only in terms of sound quality.

Besides the extremely powerful 64 Bit Audio DSP, cutting-edge DA and AD converters with an incredible native resolution of 32 Bit ensure unparalleled sound characteristics. The improved internal power supply as well as the increased maximum output voltage of 8 Volts contribute to the enhanced sound quality of this stunning processor.
Further innovations like the ADEP circuit (Advanced Diagnostics Error Protection) in the highlevel input for circumventing factory-made loudspeaker diagnostic systems, the “Auto Remote” switch for activating / deactivating the automatic turn-on feature of the highlevel input and the software-controlled switch between the optical and coaxial input have been added.

Of course, the HELIX DSP PRO MK2 provides a HELIX Extension Card slot (HEC slot). This allows adding further interfaces like a Bluetooth® Audio Streaming module or a High Resolution Audio USB soundcard. In terms of design, the DSP PRO MK2 shows up with the HELIX-like clean look and offers perfect preconditions for a fast and simple integration.

But not only the hardware has been improved – the software as well has been completely revised. Features like the allpass filter option, the increased adjustment range of the time alignment and the switchable sound options of the DA converters are solely a few examples. Despite its extended feature set the configuration of the DSP couldn’t be easier thanks to the new DSP PC-Tool V4, which leaves nothing to be desired due to its numerous sound optimization options.

No doubt – the HELIX DSP PRO MK2 will again make dreams of the most ambitious sound enthusiasts come true – that´s a safe bet!

 

 

Features

    • Extremely powerful “fixed point” Audio DSP with 64 Bit resolution and 1.2 billion MAC operations per second
    • AD and DA signal converters of the latest generation with a native resolution of 32 Bit
    • High Resolution audio bandwidth up to more than 40 kHz for unrivalled sound quality
    • HELIX Extension Card slot (HEC) for additional input / output modules like Bluetooth® Audio Streaming, High Resolution Audio Streaming via USB etc.
    • Smart highlevel input with ADEP circuit (Advanced Diagnostics Error Protection)
    • Start-Stop capability down to 6V supply voltage
    • Freely definable signal routing with separate matrices for line, SPDIF and HEC/AUX
    • “Ground lift” switch to avoid ground loops
    • Control input for connecting remote controls and accessories
    • Time alignment with up to 20 ms delay time per channel, additionally reverse time alignment for in-phase summation of the inputs
    • Inputs: 8 x RCA/Cinch, 8 x Highlevel, 1 x optical SPDIF and 1 x coaxial SPDIF
    • Outputs: 10 x RCA/Cinch with max. 8 Volts output voltage

Specifications

Inputs 8 x RCA / Cinch
8 x Highlevel speaker input
1 x Optical SPDIF (12 – 96 kHz)
1 x Coax SPDIF (12 – 192 kHz)
1 x Remote In
Input sensitivity RCA / Cinch 2 – 4 Volts
Highlevel 5 – 10 Volts or 10 – 20 Volts
Outputs 10 x RCA / Cinch
1 x Remote Out (max.500 mA)
Output voltage 8 Volts
Frequency response 10 – 44,000 Hz
DSP resolution 64 Bit
DSP power 295 MHz
1.2 billion MAC operations per second
Sampling rate 96 kHz
Signal converters A/D: Asahi Kasei 32 Bit
D/A: Asahi Kasei 32 Bit
Signal-to-noise ratio
(A-weighted)
116 dB (digital input)
110 dB (analog input)
Distortion (THD+N) < 0.0005 % (digital input)
< 0.001 % (analog input)
Crosstalk > 90 dB
Operating voltage 9.6 – 18 Volts (5 sec. down to 6 Volts)
Additional features HEC slot, Ground lift switch, Control Input, ADEP circuit, Auto Remote switch
Dimensions (H x W x D) 40 x 177 x 150 mm / 1.58 x 6.97 x 5.91”

 

Delivery contents

1 x Amplifier HELIX P SIX DSP MK2

1 x USB cable

2 x Allen key

1 x Mounting material

1 x Instruction manual

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