• 4 input channels (Analog, AES3 or DANTE™)
  • 8 output channels (Analog or AES3)
  • High quality 24bit – 96 kHz audio processing





Number of Channels: 4 Analog or AES3 Input / 8 Analog or AES3 output. DANTE option Card Available

Sample Rate / Bit Depth 96kHz / 24-bits


HPF/LPF types: Bessel, Butterworth, Linkwitz Riley, Hardman

2.7 kg (6 pounds)

The DP4896 Digital loudspeaker Controller is a one rack spacer, 4 input/8 output and digital matrix, high performance signal processor for loudspeaker systems

Two-pair of balanced XLR connector feeding state-of-the-art A/D converters operating at 24-bit resolution, 96 kHz sample rate provides for nominally flat response beyond 40 kHz.

One or more input pair can be switched to operate as standard stereo AES3, with the option of a Dante® audio networking card. 8 outputs can be switched to operate as analog output or as AES3 (two channel per output: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8) output.

Three velocity-sensitive rotary encoder, illuminated buttons and graphical display provide a rapid and intuitive control from its front panel.

The Device includes a comprehensive arsenal of powerful signal processing tools. Input processing function offers: gain, high-pass filter, high and low shelving, 6-band parametric EQ, delay and polarity. Output processing function offers: gain, crossover, high and low shelving, 8-band parametric EQ, polarity, delay, and innovate suite which includes VX limiter providing dynamic control for passive 2-way enclosures, an Xmax excursion limiter with sliding High pass filter and Tmax transducer thermal modelling.

The accompanying Podware software is easily installed and intuitive to use provides comprehensive control of all parameters from Windows® based computer via Ethernet protocol.

A large library of preset is included for systems ranging from small Tecnare loudspeaker all the way up to complex Array Series line array products.


  • High quality 24-bits / 96 kHz 3th generation SHARC DSP
  • Two input & six output analog channels
  • Hardman Filters
  • Delay 400ms on input, 80 ms on outputs
  • Accepts 48kHz and 96kHz FIR files via System Engineer (DP4896F)
  • Manufactured in UK


  • Medium and large size PA systems
  • Disco, club and DJ sound
  • TECNARE systems
  • Public Spaces
  • Mobile and fixed installation
  • Signal routing and zoning
General Specifications
Number of Channels                                       4 Analog or AES3 Input / 8 Analog or AES3 output. DANTE option Card Available
Max input level                                                +20dBu
Max Output level                                            +18dBu into 600R
Sample Rate / Bit Depth                                 96kHz / 24-bits
Frequency Response / Dynamic Range     10 Hz-40 kHz, +/-3 dB / Input Dyn range: >120dBa Typ.; Out Dyn range: >118dBa Typ.
THD (20Hz20kHz):                                           <0.008% Typ
Audio Processing
Input Gain                                                          -80 to +20dB
Delay                                                                    Input Delay: 1s / Output Delay: 1s
HPF/LPF types Bessel, Butterworth, Linkwitz Riley, Hardman, LIR, FIR
Power Supply
Mains power                                                       Universal switch-mode PSU, 85v to 250v AC, 50/60 Hz
Consumption                                                      30 Watts
Connectors Input:                                             Female XLR-3 / Output: Male XLR-3
Comunications ports                                       Shielded Rj45, 3-pin Phoenix aux contact
Enclosure                                                             Standard 19” 1U (44mm, 1.7″), 254mm (10”)
Net Weight                                                          2.7 kg (6 pounds)

  • Optional DANTE™ CARD (Only fixed in factory)
Small and medium size PA systems
Disco, club and DJ sound
Public Spaces
Signal routing and zoning