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Apex Intelli-X EQ and loudspeaker management system

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At the 115th AES Convention, booth #337, Apex N.V.will debut Intelli-X, a 24 bit/48kHz, single rack-space, four input, eight output equalizer and loudspeaker management system that provides all of the processing required between the mixer outputs and the amplifier inputs. Designed to handle live and installed sound applications, the networkable Apex Intelli-X features extensive parametric and graphic EQ, filtering, delay, and output limiting options simultaneously on all outputs, with flexible crossover and matrix configurations.
Apex is exhibiting at the 115th AES Convention at booth #337 with the Audio Underground Coalition group of high-end, independent audio manufacturers. Manufactured in Belgium, the Apex range of high quality digital and analog graphic and parametric-graphic equalizers and sound levelers is imported into the U.S. by Transamerica Audio Group.
Freely configurable routing allows Intelli-X users to assign any single input, or any mix of the four inputs, to each of the eight outputs, and to configure it for a comprehensive selection of different crossover applications. The flexible matrix routing allows true stereo 2, 3 or 4-way systems to be set up for FOH applications while, for monitor applications, Intelli-X can drive up to four 2-way systems. Unused inputs and outputs can be accessed to provide processing for other applications, such as delay speakers.
Intelli-X supports the simultaneous use of no less than 256 EQ filters. All inputs and outputs may simultaneously be configured with extensive processing without the need to allocate DSP.
Each of the four inputs may simultaneously feature adjustable delay up to 0.5 seconds; a 30-band graphic EQ; an 8-band parametric EQ; two shelving EQs; and 24 bit digital gain control. Input connections are provided for four analog plus two AES/EBU input channels with sample rate converter.
Each of the eight outputs may additionally each simultaneously feature delay up to 0.5 seconds; an 8-band parametric EQ; two shelving EQs; a limiter with adjustable threshold and slow, medium, and fast attack presets; and phase reversal from 0 to 180 degrees. High- and low-pass filters are provided for the frequency crossover functions. The selection includes Butterworth and Bessel type filters with eight switchable slopes and Linkwitz-Riley filters with four selectable slopes. Analog gain control and 24 bit D/A converters are included.
Front panel controls and a graphic display provide access to the most important parameters, presets and editing functions. Ten-segment LED VU meters for all inputs and outputs as well as easily accessed USB and RS 232 ports are also located on the front panel.
The Apex Intelli-X allows the user to store and recall up to 40 presets. Presets can be easily imported into and exported out of the unit. Various protected security levels prevent unwanted alteration of the settings. A Guest Mixer function allows house (system) and show (engineer) EQ settings to be treated separately.
Multiple Apex Intelli-X Equaliser and Speaker Management System may be networked together and integrated with the Apex Intelli-Q Real Time System Optimizer to provide more processing power, versatility and ease and speed of operation.
Windows-based Intelli-Q-Ware and Intelli-X-Ware remote control software, in combination with the Apex RJ 45 serial buss, allows for control of up to 16 combinations of Intelli-Qs and Intelli-Xs from the same PC.
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