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AIB™ Digital-Analog Converter

Software License Enablement DTS® 7.1 Cinema Audio Processor


The next-generation AIB 3000 audio interface box offers a 16-channel premium quality digital-analog converter and a built-in booth monitor that connects with external audio equipment such as analog amplifiers, microphone, and media players. The AIB-3000 also allows the remote switching of input sources via Ethernet. The versatile AIB 3000 is designed for media blocks with built-in 5.1 or 7.1 cinema audio processors, or operates independently as a 7.1 cinema audio processor with an audio software license.


The audio software license turns AIB-3000 into a standalone cinema audio processor featuring DTS® 7.1 surround sound, compatible with all current and legacy media blocks. This audio software license is available for new builds or field upgrades, providing the ultimate future-proof cinema equipment in the market.

Key Benefits

• Front panel LCD display for control UI
• Built-in booth monitor with booth volume control
• Fader control
• 16-channel digital-analog converter
• Built-in 3-way loudspeaker crossovers
• Non-Sync and Mic inputs
• Hi/Vi-N output
• 12V DC backup power

Schematic of AIB-3000 with External Audio Equipment for Both DAC Mode and Cinema Audio Processor Mode*

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



  • Source switching via Ethernet and Web-based graphical user interface
  • Dynamic range: >105dB
  • 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz

  • XLR female
  • Microphone IN on/off
  • 2 x RCA
  • 16 x 3-pin Phoenix
  • 3 x RJ-45
  • 1 x RJ-45
  • AES3 / Non-Sync / Mic
  • 90V-265V / 50-60Hz
  • 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
  • -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F)
  • 20% to 80% noncondensing
  • 20% to 80% noncondensing
  • 483 x 88 x 300 mm (19” x 3.5” x 11.8”)
  • 3.9 kg (8.6 lbs)
  • 600 x 175 x 580 mm (23.6” x 6.9” x 22.8”)
  • 4.8 kg (10.6 lbs)

DTS 7.1 Cinema Audio Processor (Software License Enablement)

Key Benefits

DTS 7.1 cinema audio processor license can be procured remotely. With the cinema audio processor software license, the AIB 3000 offers the capability to provide superior sound reproduction for uncompromising quality of DTS 7.1 surround sound following DTS cinema install guidelines featuring full-range surrounds and DTS target curve with great cinematic audio experience. The embedded robust audio processing engine can achieve precise sound system calibration of the theatre by supporting

  • DTS 7.1 cinema audio processing
  • State-of-the-art DTS 7.1 tuning practices
  • 1/3-octave graphic EQ with independent bass and treble controls (non-LFE channels)
  • Parametric EQ (choice of dedicated general LFE settings or SMPTE standard LFE settings for LFE channel)
  • 3-way crossovers with selectable filter type and configurable slope
  • Fader (gain adjustment), global and individual channel delay
  • Provides 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


DTS 7.1 Cinema Audio Processor (Software License Enablement)

  • 32-bit full floating point DSP processing
  • 1/3 octave graphic EQ (31 bands)
  • Band gain: -20 dB to 20 dB in 0.1 dB step
  • Bass level: -12 dB to 12 dB in 0.1 dB step

  • Treble level: -12dB to 12 dB in 0.1 dB step
  • Treble corner frequency: 1K/2K/3K/4K Hz
  • Center frequency: 20Hz to 120 Hz in 10 Hz step
  • Bandwidth (Q): 0.5 to 10 in 0.1 step
  • Gain: -12 to 6 dB in 0.1 dB step
  • Filter type: Butterworth, LR, Bessel
  • Filter slope: 12/24/36/48 dB/octave
  • 0 to 300ms, 0.1ms step
  • -90dB to 10dB (fader 0 to 10)
  • 0.2 to 5.0 seconds in 0.1 step
  • -36dB to 8dB in 0.1dB step
  • 100Hz, 1KHz, 10KHz, Pink Noise, sweep
  • 8 and 16 channels
  • Audio configuration presets (equalization (EQ), crossover, channel delay, global delay, and gain)
  • LCR mix or a specific channel

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