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ISE 2020: Allen & Heath unveils new audio matrix processor for scalable installs

Targeted at corporate, retail, leisure and education environments, AHM-64 allows integrators to quickly create systems that build from a single boardroom to a complete campus

Allen & Heath is at ISE 2020 this week showcasing AHM-64, a new 64×64 audio matrix processor supported by a comprehensive ecosystem of scalable I/O, control and Dante solutions.

AHM-64 has 12 local inputs and 12 outputs, plus an SLink expansion port allowing plug ‘n play connection to up to 8 remote expanders from Allen & Heath’s Everything I/O family. An I/O port enables a 96kHz, 64×64 Dante option card to be added for connection to equipment on a Dante network, including the wall-mount DT164-W and portable DT168 Dante expanders.

“We asked integrators and consultants what they looked for in a next-generation matrix processor. Scalable I/O and remote control, rapid setup and Dante integration topped the wish list,” says managing director Rob Clark. “AHM-64 ticks all the boxes, and being built around a 96kHz FPGA engine, it delivers exceptional audio quality and low latency.”

An extensive range of ready-made remote-control options supports AHM-64, including an array of PoE remote controllers and the BYOD-friendly Custom Control app, enabling tailored user interfaces for multiple user and device types.

“AHM-64 strikes a balance between the simplicity and set latency of fixed architecture, and the flexibility normally reserved for open architecture platforms, allowing it to handle sound management, paging, audio distribution, conferencing and speaker processing roles,” explains head of product Nic Beretta. “Integrators can maximise their revenues by creating the ideal system more quickly – you don’t need certified training to get great results with AHM-64.”