Power and processing combines with Delta
The new Delta amplifier range sees British manufacturer MC2 Audio add combined power and audio processing t its line-up in a single unit. The range comprises six networkable ‘power processing’ amplifiers as well as what the manufacturer terms non-DSP derivatives that instead accommodate Dante. The Delta’s processing technology present has been borrowed from sister company XTA’s DSP platform.
Accepting analogue, AES3 digital and optional Dante networked audio, the DSP-enabled variants can reportedly connect to any source and make it available over the network, as well as processing four additional channels with local analogue outputs to connect to non-DSP Delta or traditional amplifiers. Additionally, the auxiliary output channels are fed back onto the Dante network. All input processing channels feature a suite of XTA EQ, as well as dynamic EQ. All eight output processing channels can include FIR filter data and will accept industry standard presets created for XTA’s other processors.
The non-DSP Delta models offer a 4-channel 96kHz Dante input option, allowing a single network cable to connect the processed audio from the DSP amp to any number of non- DSP slave Delta amplifiers. This can be switched back to regular 4-channel analogue if required.
In terms of connectivity, the amps can be remote controlled via Ethernet, USB and RS485, with relay of either USB or Ethernet control via RS485 to work with legacy products. Configuration of the amplifier’s processing is through XTA’s AudioCore application, with tuning and monitoring of a network of Delta DSP amplifiers handled wirelessly by the DeltaDirect iPad app.