DTS:X? Immersive Audio Solution

            NEW! IAB support is available

            DTS:X? real-life, rich and immersive sound that moves around in the theatre


            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 would 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.


            SX-4000 Standalone Integrated Media Block

            Dimensions320 (W) x 240 (D) x 63.7 (H) mm
            Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C(32°F to 104°F)
            Operating Humidity20% to 90%, non-condensing
            Operating Altitude10,000ft. (3,000m) above sea level*

            * Depending on specifications of the hard disk

            Max Power Consumption 75W
            JPEG 20004K – 24, 25, 30 (2D) (optional)
            2K – 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60, 120** (2D)
            2K – 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 (3D)
            MPEG 2/MPEG 4SD/HD
            PackagingSMPTE Digital Cinema Package (DCP),
            Interop DCP

            ** Software upgrade and license required

            Digital Uncompressed
            16/24-bit AES/EBU,
            16 channels, 48/96 kHz
            3 x RJ45
            Ethernet3 x RJ45 (1000 BaseT)
            eSATA2 x
            USB 2.02 x USB A-Type Female
            USB 3.01 x USB A-Type Female
            LTCIn & Out (2 x BNC)
            REFPassive loop output/
            Video sync input (2 x BNC)
            HDMI1 x (alternative content input)
            3G-SDI2 x (alternative content input)
            8-port GPI/Os4 x RJ45 (8 GPIs and 8 GPOs)
            • Redundant hot swappable up to 32TB
            • NexGuard? forensic watermarking
            • DCI Compliant (FIPS 140-2)
            • Subtitle overlay
            • Projector Cinecanvas support
            • PC/ Mac/ VGA
            TMSGDC, Third-party
            3D SystemRealD, Dolby??3D, MasterImage 3D,
            active systems
            4D SystemD-BOX Motion Code?, CJ 4DX?
            3D AudioDTS:X, Dolby Atmos?, IAB
            Closed Captioning DeviceSupports SMPTE430-10

            XSP-1000 Cinema Audio Processor

            • Standard 2RU rack-mount chassis
            • 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 30 watts maximum (18 watts typical, 7.5 watts sleep)
            • PA Microphone – XLR 0.7mV sensitivity
            • Calibration Microphone – 3.5mm stereo jack 0.7mV sensitivity with 10V power
            • Non-Sync analog input – RCA 75mV to 4.775V
            • Auxiliary analog input – RCA 300mV
            • Eight-channel analog input – DB25F 300mV
            • COAX1 – RCA PCM decoding
            • COAX2 – RCA PCM decoding
            • TOSLINK – Optical PCM decoding
            • AES/EBU 16 Channel 48-96KHz sample rates
            • 16-Channel Balanced 300mV adjustable. Configurable as 5.1, 7.1 broadband, bi-amp three or five screen channels, tri-amp three screen channels or 13.1
            • DB25F pulse automation
            • Serial control – RS-232
            • USB for laptop setup
            • Ethernet 10/100 – RJ45
            • Digital (COAX1, COAX2, TOSLINK, 8 or 16 Channel AES/EBU)
            • Analog (8-channel, Non-Sync, Auxiliary, Microphone)
            • User 1, User 2 (Configurable in software, e.g., digital 16 channel at lower level, 7.1, 13.1, etc.)
            • 96 kHz processing
            • One-third octave equalization on all channels except LFE, HI, and VI-N
            • Parametric equalizers on LFE
            • Synchronization delays for all inputs
            • Surround delays for all surround channels
            • Crossovers support bi-amp and tri-amp of up to five screen channels plus individual parametric equalization on one to three LFE outputs. Crossover includes a speaker library and allows for user defined speaker systems
            • The XSP-1000 Graphical User Interface (GUI) operates under Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8. It communicates with one or more XSP-1000 systems simultaneously over USB, Ethernet, or RS232. The GUI is used for system configuration including auditorium equalization (both manual and automatic equalization)
            • Typically 105dB