16-Channel Cinema Audio Processor AIB-3000

16-Channel Cinema Audio Processor

DTS Surround with Enhanced Bass Management


The AIB-3000 is a standalone 5.1/7.1/15.1 cinema audio processor compatible with all current and legacy media blocks. The AIB-3000 creates a sensational surround sound experience for certified DTS Surround Cinema auditoriums by achieving precise sound system calibration and full-range surrounds with its enhanced bass management.


The AIB-3000 offers a 16-channel premium quality audio processor and Digital-to-Analog converter. It has an expanded feature set including a built-in booth monitor, microphone, and interface with external audio media players. The AIB-3000 is also able to remotely switch input sources via Ethernet.


  1. User-friendly graphical user interface
  2. Easy-to-use volume knob and built-in booth monitoring speaker
  3. LCD display to show control interface
  4. DTS Surround Cinema compliant room calibration
  5. Surround bass management
  6. Built-in crossover (three-way) enhances audio quality and reduces installation cost
  7. Up to 16-channel audio processing capability & Digital-to-Analog converter
  8. Hi/Vi-N outputs provide flexible connectivity
  9. Non-sync and microphone inputs provide flexible audio integration and direct microphone connectivity

AIB-3000 Back Panel

16-Channel Cinema Audio Processor AIB-3000

AIB-3000 Back Panel

16-Channel Cinema Audio Processor AIB-3000

Graphical user interface

Key Features of AIB-3000 Cinema Audio Processor

The AIB-3000 cinema audio processor achieves precise auditorium sound system calibration by supporting:

  • State-of-the-art DTS Surround tuning practices
  • Surround bass management
  • 1/3-octave graphic EQ with independent bass and treble controls (non-LFE channels)
  • Parametric EQ (LFE channel)
  • 3-way crossovers with selectable filter type and configurable slope
  • Fader (gain adjustment), global and individual channel delay
  • Booth monitor output
  • Built-in signal generator, mute with configurable fade-in/fade-out times, wide dynamic range
  • Audio input level display, easy configuration backup and restore
  • Channel routing & duplication

Key Benefits of DTS Surround Cinema

With the AIB-3000 cinema audio processor, it’s now possible to design a certified “DTS Surround Cinema” with a speaker layout following DTS Surround Cinema guidelines featuring full-range surrounds and DTS target curve. A certified DTS Surround Cinema requires onsite certification by an authorized technician.

Using Standard DCP Formats
Certified DTS Surround Cinema auditoriums can play standard 5.1/7.1 DCPs.

Every Movie will Sound its Best

  • Optimized X-curve targets and state-of-the-art tuning practices deliver stunning sound quality with the DTS Surround Cinema solution.
  • Featuring extended frequency range to significantly improve the overall quality of presentation in surround sound theatre.

A Stepping-stone to DTS:X for IAB
A certified DTS Surround Cinema serves as a stepping stone to DTS:X for IAB theatre, enabling seamless upgrades while preserving existing speakers and positions.

Strong Identity to Moviegoers
Marketing materials including a theatre plaque are provided to promote DTS Surround Cinema.

16-Channel Cinema Audio Processor AIB-3000


Balanced analog output

  • THD+N: <0.005%
  • Frequency response: +/-0.5dB (20 Hz – 20K Hz)
  • Dynamic range: >105dB

AES3 input

  • Connector: 3 x RJ-45 balanced
  • Impedance: 110 Ohms
  • Input level: 0.5 – 10 Vpp

Non-sync input

  • Connector:2x RCA unbalanced
  • Maximum input level: +8.2dBu
  • Impedance: 10K Ohms

Microphone input

  • Connector: Female XLR balanced or unbalanced
  • Maximum gain: +32 dB
  • Phantom supply: +48 V switchable
  • Impedance: 750 Ohms (balanced) or 375 Ohms (unbalanced)

Analog output CH1-16 & surround bass channel BM1-2

  • Connector: 18x 3-pin Phoenix Balanced

  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 100 Ohms (balanced) or 50 Ohms (unbalanced)
  • Maximum output level: +13 dBu

Redundant analog output CH1-16

  • Connector: 2x Male HD-25 balanced
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 100 Ohms (balanced) or 50 Ohms (unbalanced)
  • Maximum output level: +13 dBu


  • Connector: 2x RCA unbalanced

Monitoring output (L+C+R summed)

  • Connector: 1x RCA unbalanced

Booth monitor speaker

  • Selectable source: LCR mix or a specific channel* 
  • Main power input: AC 100V-240V 50/60Hz
  • Backup power input: DC +12VDC, 4A
  • Maximum power: <50W
  • Standard operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
  • Non-operating temperature: -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F)
  • Standard operating humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing
  • Non-operating humidity: 20% to 80% non-condensing
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 483 x 88 x 300 mm (19” x 3.5” x 11.8”)
  • Net weight: 3.9 kg (8.6 lbs)
  • Shipping dimensions (WxHxD): 526 x 130 x 430 mm (20.7” x 5.1” x 16.9”)
  • Shipping weight: 4.8 kg (10.6 lbs)

* Note: In the 5.1/7.1 configuration, it is possible to choose a specific channel. In the 15.1 configuration, the channel is fixed to the LCR mix.

Schematic of AIB-3000 with External Audio Equipment*

16-Channel Cinema Audio Processor AIB-3000

* The actual system configuration may vary depending on specific application requirements. Please contact GDC for further details.

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