SoundTube to feature STNet Dante AES67-enabled audio endpoints at ISE

SoundTube Entertainment‘s IP-addressable speakers range from pendants and in-ceiling, to outdoor and surface-mount models, and are to be showcased at ISE 2023.

SoundTube Entertainment will feature a live demonstration of STNet Dante-compatible audio solutions at ISE 2023 in Barcelona, Spain on 31 January through to 3 February 2023, on stand 7-A400 in Fira Barcelona Gran Via.

Most notably, stand visitors can experience a wide choice of Dante-enabled endpoint speakers that are available for virtually any commercial sound function including paging, conferencing, background music, foreground music and outdoor. SoundTube IPD Dante-enabled speakers have optimal physical formats including open-ceiling, in-wall, surface mount, pendant, in-ceiling and outdoor audio models. With timbre-match sound to ensure the same tone and sound quality, the IPD end-point speakers can be mixed and matched in format, and consistently deliver high-quality audio at every point in the distributed system, according to the maker.

Using the company’s Broadbeam Ring technology, SoundTube IPD speakers produce a predictable 110° coverage pattern that disperses a fuller sound to create a wider beam, providing clear vocals and strong balance to a larger area. With such outstanding, consistent, full-range, edge-to-edge coverage, end-users get much better sound for their investment, says the maker.

Other attractions

SoundTube will also display the recently launched IPD TSB2.0 which is an ultra-thin two-way Dante-enabled soundbar that features a built-in amplifier and DSP (digital signal processor). The high-quality soundbar is configurable using SoundTube STNet Control Centre software for precise controls with audio distribution applications.

SoundTube’s IPD-Hub 2 DSP amplifier allows integrators to create a complete Dante-enabled audio system using SoundTube RVC-1 controls without using a traditional DSP. Using a local DSP amplifier in each zone rather than a centralised DSP greatly reduces hardware costs making an IPD-HUB 2 networked audio system about the same price as a conventional 70/100V distributed audio system.

All STNet speakers and amplifiers work with the maker’s rack-mountable  SoundTube STNet Switch II managed network switch, 16-port 40W per port, audio-prioritised gigabit switch designed for use in Dante networks. In addition to the 16 RJ45 ports, the STNet Switch II also includes two SFP ports for fibre and high-speed ethernet connectivity. It’s easily wired with CAT5 or CAT6 between the switch, speakers, and all other endpoints, is UL and CE listed and is IEEE compatible. 

The IPD-HUB 2 amp and STNet speakers are managed by STNet Control Center, SoundTube’s proprietary setup software. It is used to set levels, EQ, delay, high and low pass, 40W PoE power, and has a pink noise generator. The software also monitors the speaker’s functions. It will report problems with the amp, temperature, and voice coils. In addition to these functions when used with the IPD-HUB 2 and a RVC (remote volume control) it sets up the IPD-HUB 2’s DSP for two sources in up to eight zones with ducking priorities. The IPD-Hub 2 can be linked in a zone to expand coverage and is ideal for small to medium-sized applications, including bars, restaurants, hospitality, education facilities and more.

The SoundTube/MSE Audio stand will feature a variety of commercial audio solutions including the EN 54 part 24-rated loudspeaker solutions that meet EU’s standard for fire detection and alarm systems, Focal Point domes for sound-triggering applications such as museums and Solid Drive’s invisible sound transducers for foreground, background, and sound masking applications. Phase Technology will feature the new Premier Lux and Power Lux home theatre speakers and subwoofers. Soundsphere and Rockustics products, including a sneak peek at the new Rockustics Monument series, will also be on display.

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