Meet Power Core
Mighty. Small.

Feast your eyes on pure power. Redundant IP networking. Dual-redundant power capability. Tons of built-in I/O, with room for even more. Dozens of DSP channels. It’s like 12 rack units of power, packed into only 1RU. Enough power to accomplish any task. Even the ones you haven’t thought of yet.

I/O forever.

Base I/O includes four HD MADI ports and two AES67 connections. That’s a staggering 384 channels of stereo audio, standard. Want more? Rear-panel slots are waiting to accept up to eight more mic, line, digital, and MADI I/O modules.

DSP for days.

Power Core is a signal-processing superhero. Use DSP channels to apply parametric EQ, shelf, and bandpass filters. Gate, limit, expand, compress, and de-ess to your heart’s delight. Up to 96 channels of DSP processing! Overkill? Not when you’re the pro who needs it.

Each channel equipped with input gain, direct out, insert, Aux send and more. EBU R128 loudness metering, too.
Use as Program, Record, Aux, Group, Mix-Minus or general purpose. Apply DSP to as many as 32 mono / 16 stereo busses.
Available with as many as 1920 x 1920 routing crosspoints, with instant access to all audio sources, networked or local.
A trio of tiered software licence packs let you optimize DSP, bus and routing capacities to fit your station’s unique needs.

* Indicates maximum available resources based on configuration choices. See Feature Chart for details.

Expand. Customize. Connect.

Power Core has an amazing amount of HD MADI and AES67 I/O. And you can add even more. 8 expansion slots accept available mic, line, AES3, MADI, and Studio I/O cards. It’s the most flexible mixing engine ever.

The DSP difference.

 

You’d need 24 regular engines to equal the DSP in Power Core. Why so much? Advantages like Lawo AutoMix, for one. Assign up to 32 signals – stereo or mono – to AutoMix. Then watch the magic as levels are perfectly, dynamically managed faster than hands can move. Your operators never had it so good.

Finally. AoIP done right.

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Everybody’s buzzing about AES67. And for good reason. Finally there’s a real standard for connecting together IP equipment from different manufacturers. This is why Power Core is 100% AES67-compliant. Some purveyors of proprietary protocols claim AES67 is incomplete — but we pair it with RAVENNA, the standards-based advertising and discovery protocol with AES67 compliance baked in. So you can connect and control any studio hardware or software you choose, from the ever-expanding AES67 / RAVENNA universe.

Here are more companies who believe open standards are the only way to go.

Specifications

Signal Processing

  • 96 Input channels, each with Input gain, signal presence indicator, direct out, Insert, fader, Aux send with Pre / Post switching, pan / balance, AutoGain for each mic input
  • Equalizer with three fully-parametric bands plus semi-parametric bands that can also be shelf, high-pass, or low-pass filters
  • Dynamics suite with gate, expander, compressor, limiter
  • Up to 32 instances of AutoMix and / or De-Essing are available for application to any input source
  • 4 individual AutoMix groups available allow creation of multipleindependent mixes
  • All sources and all busses may be metered onscreen using EBU R128 Loudness Metering
  • Sync delays of up to 340 ms.* with switchable units (meters, milliseconds, frames)
    *Available Q1 2018
  • 80 summing busses configurable as Program, Record, Aux, Group, Mix-Minus (clean feed) or General Purpose. A full DSP channel with EQ, Dynamics and Delay functions may be applied to any of these busses (up to 16 stereo or 32 mono busses)
  • Channels and busses may be grouped into Stereo and 5.1 Surround bundles

Standard Audio Interfaces

  • 4 MADI (each 64 channels I/O) with SFP cages (MADI ports 1 / 2 and 3 / 4 can be grouped as dual-redundant interfaces)
  • 2 AES67 / RAVENNA (up to 256 channels I/O accessible via 2 NICs) (Various redundancy schemes will be supported, including hitless merge and LACP following SMPTE 2022-7 definitions)

Optional I/O Expansion

  • 8 Mic / Line inputs
  • 8 Mono / 4 Stereo Line input
  • 8 Mono / 4 Stereo Line output
  • 4 Stereo AES input with SRC + 4 AES output
  • 2 Mic / Line + 1 Stereo Line output + 2 Stereo Headphone outputs
  • 2 MADI (64 I/O channels each) with SFP cages

Control Interfaces

  • TCP/IP
  • CAN
  • RS422
  • 8 GPIO (8 optocouplers, 8 silent CMOS relays)

Synchronization

  • Wordclock input and internal generator with output
  • Optional sync via MADI or PTP)
  • 48 kHz / 44.1 kHz

Mic + Line I/O Card

  • 8 channels, electronically balanced, via DB25 connector
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • A-D Conversion: 24-bit, Delta-Sigma
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dBA
  • THD+N: 0.0006%
  • EIN: -127 dBu @ 150 Ohms
  • Latency: 0.16/0.33ms @ 96/48kHz
  • Switchable Phantom Power (P48) for Mic inputs

Analog Input Card

  • 8 channels, electronically balanced, via DB25 connector
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • A-D Conversion: 24-bit, Delta-Sigma
  • Dynamic Range: 119 dBA
  • THD+N: ≦0.0005%
  • Latency: 0.16/0.32ms @ 96/48kHz

Analog Output Card

  • 8 channels, electronically balanced, via DB25 connector
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 600 – 100k Ohms
  • A-D Conversion: 24-bit, Delta-Sigma
  • Dynamic Range: 119 dBA
  • THD+N: ≦0.0005%
  • Latency: 0.07/0.15ms @ 96/48kHz

AES3 I/O Card

  • 4 stereo inputs with input SRCs + 4 stereo outputs, via DB25 connector
  • AES3-2003 compliant
  • Input Sample Rate Conversion: 24-bit; accepts 4 – 216 kHz signals
  • Dynamic Range: 125 dB

Studio I/O Card

  • 2 Mic inputs, 2 Analog outputs, 2 stereo headphone outputs, via DB25 connector
  • Dynamic Range: 118 dBA
  • THD+N: 0.0006%
  • EIN: −127dBu @ 150 Ohms
  • 24-bit audio sampling resolution
  • Switchable Phantom Power (P48) for Mic inputs
Category Description Super Audio Node Large Console Extra Large Console
Audio Interfacing MADI channels (Front-panel inputs)* 4x64/64 4x64/64 4x64/64
AES67 / RAVENNA IO channels* 128/128 128/128 256/256
AES67 / RAVENNA streams 64 64 128
AES67 / RAVENNA redundancy
(SMTPE 2022-7 and LACP)
Yes Yes Yes
Physical GPIO support No Yes Yes
Maximum number of expansion cards 8 8 8
Audio Processing Configurable, fader-assignable sources 32 96 254
Parallel Mix Inputs with DSP (EQ+DYN+LIM+LOUDNESS)* 16 48 96
AutoMix / DeEsser units* 8 16 32
AutoMix Groups 1 2 4
Busses (no processing)* 20 40 80
Bus Processing DSP Blocks (EQ+DYN+LIM)* 0 16 32
PFL Busses 1 2 5
VCA Groups 0 1 8
5.1 Mixing & Processing No No Yes
Utility Tool MiniMixer 64 64 64
Patchable Meters (PPM & Loudness)
/ Silence Detects*
128 128 256
Control Surface KSC panel support Yes Yes Yes
VisTool Control Yes Yes Yes
Networking GPIO tunnel over audio channels 64 64 64
GPIO Net Elements 40 40 40
External Matrix Remote Control
(KPF / EMBER+ / NTP-DOT)
Yes Yes Yes
Automation System Control Interface (RAS) No Yes Yes
Mackie HUI Support No No Yes
Ember+ Provider 1 1 5
Ember+ Consumer 0 4 15
Audio Signal Distribution Routing Matrix* 1728*1728 1728*1728 1920*1920
Intercom Matrix – Number of clients 16 38 78

 

* Listed numbers are mono equivalent.

Information subject to change without notice. Last update: 3/5/2018.

German. Quality.

Designed and built by skilled engineers in Rastatt, Germany. Legendary German quality. Premium components. The highest standards. Meticulous precision. Powerful. Reliable. Rock-solid, 24/7.

Lawo craftsmen. For them perfection isn’t a goal — it’s a way of life.