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The Datasat AP20 is the product of years of innovation and experience in delivering digital sound for cinema. It delivers the precise reproduction of both digital and analog sources. It is the professional solution that is developed by sound engineers for sound engineers.

The AP20 offers an outstanding array of features in a single box. With 16 channels of digital and analog inputs and outputs, it delivers an impressive total of 85 input options and 34 output options – almost double its nearest competitors. The result is that the AP20 is one of the few audio processors capable of 3D audio today.

Its market leading features include unique room optimization technology, granular sound control and a comprehensive range of memory pre-sets to facilitate room tuning and the optimum playback of alternative content. The AP20 delivers a true-to-source sound stage with unbeatable voice intelligibility and crystal clear musical score and effects reproduction.

An 8 channel version of the AP20 is available for cinema exhibitors that have less demanding requirements but still demand outstanding sound quality. An easy upgrade path is available to the full AP20 product.

Digital Audio Decoders
Dolby Dolby AC3
DTS DTS Master Audio / DTS ES / DTS 5.1 / Neo:6
Signal Inputs
Digital Audio Inputs
  • Channels: 16
  • Connector: Two DB25 (Female) connectors (1-8) and (9-16)
  • Digital Format: AES/EBU
  • Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96 kHz and 192kHz
Other Digital Audio Inputs Connector: Two TOSLINK (optical S/PDIF) and 1 coaxial (S/PDIF)
Analog Audio Inputs
  • Channels: 8 balanced that are fully routable as to output, can be connected unbalanced
  • Connector: DB25 (Female)
  • Impedance: 10k ohms
  • Sensitivity: 300mv rms
Other Analog Audio Inputs
  • Channels: 2 stereo single ended and routable (non-sync) input pairs
  • Connector: 4 RCA jacks
  • Impedance: 10k ohms
  • Sensitivity Adjustable: -16dBv to -4dBv
Microphone Input Single channel -68dBv to -8dBv input (XLR female connector) with switchable +48V phantom power
HDMI Audio & Video Inputs
  • Audio Channels: Up to 8 (PCM, DTS-HD Master Audio & Dolby AC3)
  • Connectors: 5 HDMI connectors (ie: 4 switched as inputs and 1 as output – Video passed thru)
  • HDMI 1.3 compliant digital audio with video pass-thru
Signal Outputs
Digital Audio Outputs
  • Channels: 16 (fully routable as to input)
  • Connector: Two DB25 (Male) connectors (1-8) and (9-16)
  • Digital Format: AES/EBU
  • Sample Rates: 48kHz, 96 kHz and 192kHz
Analog Audio Outputs
  • Balanced (can be connected unbalanced or single ended)
  • - Channels: 16 (fully routable as to input), common mapping with

Digital Outputs - Connectors: Two DB25 (Male) (1-8) and (9-16)
- Level: -10dBu with Fader at 7, +26dBu max (balanced)

  • Connector: 1 single ended RCA output, channel-selectable to drive an external monitor. Adjustable Levels, to 300mv rms
  • Connector: 1 single ended RCA output, summed output for Assistive Listening . - Fixed Level Out, 300mv rms