From the Manufacturer
Introducing the BSS Audio FDS-366T Omndrive Compact Plus, an incredibly powerful loudspeaker management system in only 1U of rackspace! Based on BSS Audio’s many years of experience building analogue processing devices for the live sound and installed markets, the FDS-366T Omnidrive is an ‘all in one’ solution for system crossover assignment, EQ, delay and dynamics control. Processing power Using custom designed digital signal processing (DSP) technologies BSS Audio are able to deliver far more capabilities in one box than was realisable from a whole rack of analogue equipment only a few years ago. Also as all the processing on the audio signal is kept in the digital domain added noise and phase anomalies usually expected with analogue equivalents are virtually eliminated. The signals are processed at 24bit, 96kHz resolution to achieve a dynamic range greater than 112dB to ensure the best possible audio quality for your system. Security Moreover, the comprehensive security features included in the FDS-366T enable the unit to be set up with varying degrees of access to its functionality applied and protected by passwords. Indeed the whole unit can be locked totally to prevent tampering, in installed applications for example. Routing An arrangement of 3 inputs and 6 outputs and an additional internal sum of inputs A&B, A+B+C, pre or post input EQ can be matrixed in various combinations to provide a complete loudspeaker management system with integral crossovers, delays, dynamic EQ, and protection limiters. Applications The flexibility of the FDS-366T enables it to be employed for many system uses, such as complete 3 way stereo setups or a 2 way LCR combination. Equally FDS-366T Omnidrives can be stacked to run larger 5 and 6 way systems and more. In stage monitor systems the FDS-366T can function as a triple bi-amp crossover with delay, limiters and EQ. On-stage ‘hotspots’ caused by monitors with identical signals can be eliminated by applying small delays between wedges. Furthermore, the FDS-366T can function as a distribution unit to multizone systems where crossovers may be passive or local to the loudspeaker. In this case, the provision of delays and EQ can radically enhance such a system while reducing both processing costs and required rack space. Upgradeable operating system The system operating software is held in flash EPROM, which means that upgrading to new software is easy – either via PC card or from a PC via the MIDI or RS-232 ports. Memorising Setups 60 internal program locations are available to the user for storing system setups, which may be generic system programs or complete venue settings. These memories may be stored onto a PC card for backup or archiving.