The new star in Mosconi’s product portfolio is the Gladen DSP 8to12 Aerospace. The name already reveals the DSP’s 8 input and 12 output channels, and the addendum “Aerospace” has been borrowed from Mosconi’s sister brand Gladen, where it marks the absolute top range. When comparing the 8to12 with the four-year-old 6to8, it becomes immediately obvious that the 8to12 is much more than just a 6to8 with a few added channels. The DSP 8to12 obviously is state-of-the-art, and it’s the only sound processor that works with 192 kHz/24 bit resolution internally throughout all stages. This would theoretically make it possible to let the 8to12 realize a frequency range of 96 kHz, but the engineers decided that a bandwidth of almost 60 kHz is more than enough, still marking the car audio market’s top position. The ADAU1452 processes the data with 64 Bit, which requires a lot of processing power, while the DSP chip ‘only’ has to deal with 12 channels, despite being designed for working with up to 48 channels. This leaves enough headroom to give the available 12 channels the full feature set.
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