PIP-USP3/CN (discontinued)

Cobranet Programmable Input Processor


The PIP-USP3CN module includes all of the features of the PIP-USP3 as well as integrating CobraNet transport in the same single 100-MB Ethernet connection. Signal routing is easily controlled via FREE IQWic software. The PIP-USP3CN also provides two analog audio inputs that can be configured as a redundant signal or for page-over applications. Saves audio bandwidth within the CobraNet network by providing local signal processing of the signal at the amplifier. Also features amplifier output listen bus that allows you to route the amplifier output signal back through Ethernet to a central listening position.

  • 100Mb Ethernet single-plug solution for both CobraNet audio and TCP/IQ control and monitoring
  • Analog audio inputs allow CobraNet network audio input, CobraNet audio backup, or a hardwire emergency override of CobraNet audio
  • "Listen Bus" amplifier output monitor via CobraNet
  • 24 bit digital to analog conversion with 32 bit, floating point DSP processing
  • 64 assignable filters with 9 different filter types including all-pass filters
  • Over 2 seconds of delay available per" channel
  • Input compressors and output limiters for each channel
  • Dual, uncorrelated noise generators for noise masking
  • Sine generator
  • Load supervision
  • Full error reporting
  • Firmware upgrades via the network
  • 10 user selectable presets
  • Reliable FLASH memory backup of all parameters
  • Three Year, No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty completely protects your investment and guarantees its specifications (Effective May 1, 2011 when installed into a CTs Series amplifier the warranty is extended to five years.)
Internal Controls A Reset/Preset switch, accessible with a straightended paper clip through the PIP panel, selects the next user preset if pressed for less than 2 seconds, resets the PIP to preset "0" if pressed for more than 2 seconds.
Balanced Audio Input Connectors Single 5-pin removable barrier-strip connector for both channels
AUX Connector Configurable for AUX input, AUX output. Listen Bus is available through CobraNet.
Network Connector The dual RJ45 CobraNet connectors allow a Primary & Secondary connection to the 100Mb Ethernet network. Should the Primary connection lose link activity with the network, the USP3/CN will automatically switch to the Secondary connection to ensure uninterr
Preset Indicator Signals the number of the current preset, if active, by flashing a series of flashes equal to the current preset number.
IQ Data Indicator Flashes when the IQ-PIP-USP3/CN receives a valid command that is addressed to the IQ-PIP-USP3/CN.
Reset/Preset Switch Used to change presets, restore settings to factory default or restore all the presets to the factory defaults. During operations of the switch, the Data indicator flashes as an aid to the user.
Memory Backup 512 kbyte non-volatile FLASH memory for backup of run-time parameters, presets, and program storage. Capable of greater than 10 year data retention and estimated 20+ year life-cycle.
Communications 100Mb Fast Ethernet conforming to IEEE 802.3.
Power Requirements +24VDC @ 350mA, -24VDC @ 30mA. <8.7 watts.
DSP Processing 32 bit, Floating Point, 665 μs latency.
DAC Conversion 24 bit, 135 μs latency
Dynamic Range >103 dB typical (A-Weighted, 20Hz - 20kHz, audio sourced from muted CobraNet channel).
Distortion < 0.05% THD+N, 20Hz - 20kHz
Frequency Response +/-0.5 dB, 20Hz - 20kHz
Input/Output Monitor Accuracy Typically +/-1 dB