The DCD2020 is a Dante enabled Commentary box/Reporter mixer supporting 2+1 commentators. Network connection may be fiber or copper and it has full network redundancy. Microphone amplifier gains and many other adjustments such as phantom power and limit levels may be made on the local lockable LCD screen or remotely via the DCD2020’s web page. In addition to the commentary box functions there is a built in Dante breakout box with six analog inputs and eight analog outputs. With 240V mains, 12 volt and PoE powering and a built in ethernet switch the DCD2020 can truly be the hub of your commentary system.
The DCD2020 includes three digitally controlled microphone amplifiers with very low distortion and really natural sounding audio amplification. Microphone amplifier gain is adjustable in 1dB steps from 0dB to +70dB. Each microphone has its own adjustable threshold limiter and switchable 48 volt phantom power with status indicated by red LEDs on the front of the unit. There is also a mixed output available with its own limiter. Commentators A and B have four individually selectable talk keys each and the guest position has two. Each also has an On-Air key which may serve as an indicator, a ‘cough’ key or a latching On/Off Air key. There are eight individual listen inputs for Commentator A and B and four for the guest, all with left/right/both ear piece select switches. Each commentary position may be connected using 5 pin headset XLRs or XLR 3 mic input and TRS jacks, suitable for use with both 1/4 inch or PO.
The DCD2020 can be powered by 110-240VAC mains, PoE, 12 volts or any combination for a redundant power supply. The unit includes three GPI inputs for remote talk key switching and three GPI outputs for on-air light switching on the rear D15 connector.
There are six analog inputs and eight analog outputs available via XLR on the rear of the unit, all accessible via the network. These breakouts have no fixed function and may be used for external facilities as required. They may also be used to provide analogue inputs and outputs to/from the commentary box. A built in 1kHz, 2kHz or 400Hz tone generator can be set to identify the audio outputs, perfect for setup and identification with a different tone ident sequence on each output. Lots of lights flash when its on so its not easy to forget. dBFS metering is available for all three commentators and the mixed output. The system includes two 2:1 Dante mixers for convenient adding of Dante audio signals. The purpose was to design a unit to match all current technological requirements while still retaining a familiar feel for the commentator.
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