DS100 Signal Engine

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Network-driven and Dante-enabled DSP platform

  • Processing platform for the d&b Soundscape
  • 64 x 64 matrix Level and Delay in every crosspoint
  • I/O processing EQ, gain, delay, polarity
  • Dante I/O
  • Latency < 1.5 ms (Dante In to Dante Out)
  • Optional Soundscape software module En-Scene for object-based signal management
  • Optional Soundscape room emulation tool En-Space


The truth and beauty matrix

The DS100 Signal Engine is the hardware, a network controlled and Dante enabled DSP platform that provides comprehensive signal management within the familiar d&b Workflow. It comprises a 64×64 matrix, with delay and level control for all crosspoints and extensive signal processing at all inputs and outputs, integrated in the operating concept of the d&b R1 Remote control software, including grouping of parameters in remote views and storing of scenes in snapshots.

Advanced features within ArrayCalc and R1 simplify the integration of these matrix functions into d&b loudspeaker configurations. From configuring the DS10 Network bridge to preparing an output Dante patch for connecting the speakers. In addition, all functions of the matrix can be controlled via OSC, i. e. they can be remote controlled and automated via this standardized open source protocol for complex applications.

Input processing (64 channels)

Input metering

Gain–120 dB  …  +24 dB
Polarity0 °/180 °
EQ ONOn / Off
EQ8-band PEQ
DelayUp to 500 ms
MuteOn / Off

Matrix processing (64×64)

Crosspoint muteOn / Off
Crosspoint level–120 dB  …  +10 dB°
Crosspoint delayUp to 500 ms

Output processing (64 channels)

Gain–120 dB  …  +10 dB
Polarity0 °/ 180 °
EQ16-band PEQ
Output metering

Hardware specifications:

Power supply

Universal range switched mode power supply

Mains connectionIEC type socket
Rated mains voltage100 to 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz
Nominal power400 W

Thermal and environmental conditions

IP classIP20
Operating temperature range0°C to 50°C
32°F to 122°F
Storage temperature range–20 °C to 70 °C
–4 °F to 158 °F
Operating humidity range (rel. non-condensed)10% to 85%
Storage humidity range (rel. non-condensed)15% to 90%

Fan noise emission

Idle (@ 22 °C / 71.6 °F)36 dB(A)
Full load (@ 22 °C / 71.6 °F)42 dB(A)
Full load (@ 50 °C / 122 °F)54 dB(A)

Dimensions and weight

Height x width x depth3 RU x 19″ x 481 mm
3 RU x 19″ x 18.93″
Weight11.2 kg / 24.7 lb


Ethernet1 x RJ 45
LAN 100/1000 Mbps
Audio networkDante audio network
2 x RJ 45 for Dante primary / secondary
USBUSB 3.0 port

Controls and indicators

Mains power switchRocker switch on rear panel
POWERPush-button switch with integrated ring-LED indicator
Boot timeAppr. 45 sec


Sample rate for I/O48 kHz


Dante In to Out<1.5 ms @ 48 kHz
plus Dante network latency