At Winter NAMM 2012, Crown Audio showcased its PIP-BLU Programmable Input Processor (PIP) card for the Crown CTs Series power amplifiers.
The PIP-BLU adds BSS Audio Soundweb London digital audio bus functionality to Crown CTs Series amplifiers. The PIP-BLU is compatible with Crown CTs Series 2-channel amplifiers built after April 2011.
It provides BSS Audio Soundweb London digital audio bus functionality along with analog input and output connectors, and offers two digital audio bus channels to the amplifier, an RJ-45 Ethernet jack for remote configuration, control and monitoring and two digital audio bus channels back from the amp (for the listen bus), along with two analog input channels and two analog output channels. The analog channels are designed to provide analog backup and facilitate using the CTs amplifier as a 2-channel Break-In Box (BIB). The analog outputs provide a buffered version of the inputs, allowing daisy-chaining down a rack.
The PIP-BLU card allows the amplifier to be connected into the Soundweb London digital audio bus ring, providing the sharing of digital audio, fault tolerance and simplifying cabling. The PIP-BLU uses HiQnet protocol and is configured, controlled and monitored using HiQnet London Architect.
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