GDC Trade-In Trade-Up Program Replacing Legacy Media Servers of Your Cinema Projector with SR-1000 IMB
Replace your legacy media servers with
SR-1000 IMB with a built-in cinema audio processor and save!
Media servers and cinema audio processors at the end of their life cycle? If you answered yes to this question, it is time to make a sound investment!
With GDC’s Trade-In Trade-Up Program, exhibitors can trade-up any legacy media server models of Barco, Christie and NEC projectors with a future-proof GDC SR-1000 Series DCI media server/IMB with a built-in professional cinema audio processor with crossover to deliver 5.1 and 7.1 PCM uncompressed surround sound.
How to upgrade?
As and when you need the cinema audio processor embedded in SR-1000 media server, you can procure the software license remotely with a click of button, exhibitors do not need to purchase an external audio processor separately. Launched in late 2020, the built-in cinema audio processor is available in SR-1000 now.
How to control?
Both audio and video features can be configured and controlled through the easy-to-use web-based GUI. It allows users to access control via network remotely improving operating efficiency.
How to create the ideal audio setup with SR-1000 Integrated Media Block™ with built-in 5.1/7.1 Cinema Audio Processor?
GDC offers a comprehensive portfolio of audio equipment to best fit your needs to create the ideal setup. Introducing the SR-1000 Integrated Media Block™ with built-in 5.1/7.1 Cinema Audio Processor, Digital-to-Analog Converters (DAC), and AES67/AES3 32+32-channel bidirectional converter that seamlessly integrate the cinema audio equipment to produce excellent sound effortlessly.
How does SR-1000 IMB with built-in cinema audio processing deliver a 5.1/7.1 audio solution with analog amplifiers?
When processing 5.1/7.1 audio, SR-1000 IMB has AES3 digital audio outputs. To connect SR-1000 IMB with analog amplifiers, the configuration will require a digital-to-analog converter (DAC). GDC has introduced the Espedeo DAC Series consisting of a portfolio of DACs ranging from 8-/12-/16-/24-/32-channel options to meet your auditorium configuration needs. Each DAC model supports the specified number of AES3 digital audio inputs through RJ-45 socket(s) and the outputs are accessible via Phoenix connectors. The Espedeo DAC Series’ front panel LED indicators show signal presence on each AES3 pair.
Depending on your auditorium needs, you can choose an Espedeo DAC model for the benefit of cost savings or future-proof expansion. Alternatively, users may use AIB-2800 or AIB-2000 Audio Interface Box supporting 8-channel AES, SPDIF, MIC, Non-Sync, and Analog 7.1 outputs.
How does SR-1000 IMB deliver a 5.1/7.1 audio solution with network amplifiers?
When processing 5.1/7.1 audio, SR-1000 IMB has AES3 audio output. To connect the SR-1000 IMB with network amplifiers supporting AES67 input, the solution requires the GDC AE-6703 adapter translating the AES3 output of SR-1000 to AES67 protocol for the network amplifiers.
What’s more, the GDC AE-6703 Converter can be applied in more advanced audio configurations because it is a bidirectional converter capable of converting 32 channels of audio in each direction concurrently (total 64-channel processing). It allows 32 channels of AES3 audio input to be transmitted as AES67 network audio while at the same time allowing another 32 channels of AES67 network audio input to be output as AES3 audio.
Can I upgrade to immersive audio?
Also, GDC supports an upgrade path with the SR-1000 to have up to 24 channels of DTS:X featuring IAB immersive audio and a built-in 16-channel cinema audio processor. Please get in touch with your local GDC sales representative for more details.