Make a sound investment in your future

GDC SX-4000 Standalone Integrated Media Block™ is designed to anticipate the future of digital cinema sound. When combined with the 16-channel XSP-1000 Cinema Audio Processor (GDC Immersive Sound Solution), it supports 5.1/7.1 surround sound and the option for real-time decoding to playback DTS:X™ immersive sound. The option enables a high-quality audio experience at a price point that allows exhibitors worldwide to affordably install immersive sound in any size auditorium to deliver realistic, rich sound to a much broader audience. DTS:X delivers true cinematic immersion with best-in-class partners including Samsung Onyx LED, ScreenX and IMAX® Enhanced. Today, DTS:X is installed and committed in over 1,000 screens worldwide, including the world’s first and largest Samsung Onyx LED Cinema Screen with DTS:X.

Starting in 2020, SX-4000 will fully support SMPTE’s ST 2098-2 immersive audio bitstream (IAB) standard, which represents a major milestone toward the goal of delivering a single interoperable audio format for theatrical distribution. Supporting SMPTE’s IAB will bring even more immersive content to the big DTS:X screens worldwide - exactly as the filmmaker intended.

Key Benefits of SX-4000 Standalone Integrated Media Block™

GDC SX-4000 Standalone Integrated Media Block (IMB) is designed to future-proof today’s digital cinema.

  • Next-generation design and hardware, which enables faster processing speed for handling tasks more quickly. This additional processing power opens options for advanced integration, theatre automation, and other value-added capabilities.
  • Total 16 audio channels / outputs.
  • Ability to handle high-quality live streaming contents such as MPEG4, MPEG2 in 2D or 3D.
  • Faster I/O interface such as USB3.0 for faster content ingestion and “live play” from storage devices in emergency situations.
  • Additional Gigabit LAN port that can be used for dedicated ingest, theatre automation, and other external devices.
  • Upmix capability from 5.1/7.1 to 16 channels for alternative and pre-show contents.
  • Built-in full 16 channel immersive sound DTS:X decoder with IAB support (optional).
  • Supports SMPTE’s "Digital Sync Signal and Aux Data Transfer Protocol" standard (ST 430-14:2015) and SMPTE’s Immersive Audio Bitstream (IAB) standard ST 2098-2 (optional).
Key Benefits of XSP-1000 Cinema Audio Processor

GDC XSP-1000 Cinema Audio Processor offers 16-channel digital audio processing specially designed for cinema application.

  • Low noise digital processing with up to 96 kHz sample rate to ensure superb presentation.
  • Robust audio processing engine consisting of audio gain, EQ, and delay controls for accurate theatre calibration.
  • Runs on Windows operating systems, allows for complete system configuration, monitoring and firmware upgrades over USB and Ethernet.
  • Supports multiple immersive sound formats.