Inovonics 262 :: NOVIA Dual-Mode Stereo Audio Processor

Inovonics 262


Gated and ‘windowed’ gain-riding AGC

  • Unique, adjustable ‘syllabic leveling’
  • 3 bands of dynamic compression with selectable crossovers
  • 4 sections of parametric EQ plus an effective ‘Bass Punch’ feature
  • Independent ‘Density’ and ‘Smooth/Loud’ adjustments
  • GPIOs, Web/email/SNMP for controls and alarms
  • Built-in real time clock and headphone jack
  • Analog, AES-digital, streaming in/outs (no MPX)
  • Selectable 20kHz-wideband and FM-specific processing
  • A great ‘utility’ processor; ideal ahead of STLs/codecs
  • Full function 'responsive' Web interface works on desktop and mobile devices


Frequency Response (processing bypassed)

  • Flat mode analog (I/O): 50Hz - 20kHz, ±0.25dB
  • Flat mode (digital I/O): 20Hz - 20kHz, ±0.05dB
  • FM mode: 50Hz - 15kHz, ±0.25dB; 75μs/50μs

Distortion (processing bypassed)

  • Analog I/O: <0.02% THD (ref: +24dBu I/O)
  • AES Digital I/O: <0.002% THD (ref: 0dBFS I/O)

Signal-to-Noise (processing bypassed)

  • Analog I/O: >105dB (ref: +24dBu I/O)
  • AES Digital I/O: 120dB (ref: 0dBFS I/O)


  • Analog I/O: >100dB, 20Hz - 20kHz
  • AES Digital I/O:  >140dB, 20Hz - 20kHz

Program Line Inputs

  • Analog: active-balanced (XLR) accepts line levels from –15dBu to +15dBu; +24dBu clipping
  • AES Digital: (XLR) accepts line levels between –30dBFS and 0dBFS at sampling rates from 32kHz to 96kHz
  • IP Streaming: accepts all Icecast/SHOUTcast MP3, Ogg and AAC streams

Program Line Outputs

  • Analog: active-balanced (XLR) delivers –12dBu to +18dBu for 100% modulation; +24dBu clipping, 200Ω source
  • AES Digital: balanced (XLR) delivers –30dBFS to 0dBFS at 100% modulation; selectable sampling rates of 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz
  • Characteristic: outputs may be set for flat orpre-emphasized response in FM mode.

Program Signal Latency (Delay)

1.5ms in bypass, 3ms analog I/O, 3.5ms digital I/O (typical)

Network Port

TCP/IP network connection (RJ45) for remote setup/operation and in/out audio streaming; full support for SNMP control

GPIO Ports

3 GPI, 3 GPO with assignable functions and logic polarity

Headphone Jack

Front-panel (TRS) 3.5mm

Internal Test Tone Generator

20Hz - 20kHz; variable frequency and level


Local (GPIO) closures, browser interface, SNMP and SMS/email alarms for analog, digital and stream audio loss; maintains daily, weekly, monthly logs


Dayparting or ‘signature’ processing (e.g. talent microphone) is simplified with an onboard real-time clock and setup-preset programming.

Audio Processing

  • AGC: ±15dB capture range; gated with dual-rate ‘windowed’ operation
  • Leveling: variable ‘syllabic’ 2:1 compression
  • EQ: 4-sections of parametric equalization
  • Bass ‘Punch’: variable bass enhancement
  • Compression: 3-bands with selectable crossovers, variable master and individual band drive controls, plus r.m.s./peak ‘density’ adjustment
  • Final Peak Control: no-clip feed-forward wideband limiting with independent high frequency protection for FM mode

Power Requirement

12VDC at 280mA (2.1mm x 5.5mm coaxial); inline switchmode power supply included

Mounting Options

An optional rack adapter mounts one or two NOVIA or other Inovonics half-rack units in a standard 19-inch, 1U rack space

Size and Weight

1.6”H x 8”W x 6”D; 5 lbs shipping weight


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Inovonics 262