Surround Sound Processor
The Extron SSP 200 is a high-performance Surround Sound Processor designed for pro AV applications in corporate and commercial environments that automatically decodes Dolby® and DTS® formats from HDMI sources to discrete audio outputs. Providing up to ten built-in outputs, plus additional outputs via an EXP port, the SSP 200 provides the flexibility needed for multimedia system requirements, including support for the latest immersive formats of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. An upmix function synthesizes exceptional multichannel audio from stereo content. The SSP 200 features an HDMI input with loop through, coaxial and optical digital inputs, and an analog stereo input. It is designed for integration into pro A/V installations, featuring a compact, half rack metal enclosure, RS‑232 serial & LAN control, and balanced line level outputs.
Designed for Pro AV Integration
The SSP 200 is housed in a 1U, half rack width enclosure that is rack-mountable and occupies a fraction of the space required by a consumer surround processor or AV receiver. It can be controlled and configured using RS-232 serial control or via a network connection. For compatibility with pro AV audio equipment, the SSP 200 offers balanced or unbalanced inputs and outputs and an EXP output expansion port for connection to a DMP Plus Series audio DSP processor. Front panel controls can be locked out to prevent unauthorized operation. The SSP 200 is designed for simple, intuitive operation from the front panel, with LED indicators for source selection, source format detection, listening mode, and output volume level.
Control and Configuration
Extron PCS - Product Configuration Software includes an intuitive user interface for efficient setup and control of the SSP 200 as well as calibration of the sound system. Using the software, an integrator can specify the number and size of speakers in the system, and enter the distance of each speaker from the central listening position, or location where acoustical measurements are taken. A nine-band parametric EQ is available for each of the speaker channels to tailor the output signal to the acoustical environment.
Test Signals for Calibration
The SSP 200 generates test signals, including Dolby noise and full‑bandwidth pink noise, that can be routed sequentially to each speaker, or directed selectively to any speaker using the software. Dolby noise is a band‑limited pink noise that allows for higher sound pressure levels, which is advantageous when calibrating speaker outputs to equal SPLs. An individual trim level is provided for each channel to facilitate calibration. The pink noise test signals can be used to calibrate a speaker’s interaction with the acoustical environment. The SSP 200 also offers the option to use an external source for test signals, which can then be directed to any speaker, or all speakers in sequence.
Front to Back Ventilation
Allows side by side and above or below rack mounting of other devices
Supports Latest Immersive Surround Formats
Automatic format detection and decoding
Internal Everlast Power Supply
Provides worldwide power compatibility and high reliability
Video Resolutions up to 4K/60 @ 4:4:4
Supported video signals pass through on HDMI unaltered
Selectable Audio Inputs
Simultaneous connection of surround encoded digital and stereo analog audio
Connects to a DMP Plus Series processor for larger systems
RS-232 and LAN Control
Provides integration with room control systems
Integrated support for systems up to 5.1.4 or 7.1.2
Speaker Output Configurations
The SSP 200 is the heart of this presentation room, decoding source audio and sending it out to amplifiers driving an immersive 5.1.4 speaker configuration. Such a system could be scaled up to auditorium size or be run alongside a collaboration system in a conference room.