A Processor for All ReasonsWheatstone’s new MP-532 audio processor is an affordable single-space rack unit that can handle any and all your broadcast processing applications – FM, AM, DAB-only, or Streaming. It’s priced so you can use multiple boxes where and how you need them without having to commit to a large expensive box with bells and whistles you may not need. It’s the best way to install exactly what you need without spending a penny more than your budget.
The MP-532 offers tools that can provide the most clarity and articulation of any processor on the market. Breathtakingly airy and silky highs with detail that you get from the finest hifi audio gear, mids that never overstep their thresholds insuring mud-free warmth and presence, and deep powerful lows that are sculpted to be richly detailed and free from the muck that bogs them down in nearly every other processor.
All that comes without having to give up volume – indeed, just the opposite. MP-532 gives you “loudness-ability” courtesy new distortion canceling algorithms and precision look-ahead limiters to provide pristinely clean audio AND dial-dominating loudness.
There’s full FM RDS capability so that $500 RBDS/RDS encoder you were going to have to buy to generate song, title and album data won’t be needed. MP-532 has a built-in RBDS/RDS encoder.
A multiplex power controller is included, saving yet another costly unit to meet the ITU-R BS.412-7 modulation requirements for reducing adjacent channel interference.
Unique to Wheatstone processors, the MP-532 includes our intelligent five-band AGC technology — or iAGC — coupled to a five-band limiter and stereo generator. The combination provides automatic and superior real-time program density control for a consistent, spectrally-balanced sound regardless of density variations in incoming source material.
MP-532 is part of the WheatNet-IP audio network, with a full-blown interface, so you can set up and trigger presets remotely now and add on to your WheatNet-IP ecosystem later. It also includes 192kHz digital MPX connectivity to the transmitter for end-to-end native IP audio quality. It is equipped with two analog composite outputs, two SCA inputs, balanced analog Left/Right outputs and an AES digital output which may be switched to deliver either discrete Left/Right or baseband192 digital multiplex signal. Input audio may be delivered via analog, AES or WheatNet-IP.
For local and/or remote control, there’s a full graphic user interface that allows you to tailor every function of the MP-532, so tweaking and making changes is both intuitive and accessible.
Our adaptive iAGC – or intelligent AGC – allows unobtrusive transitions between hyper-compressed recordings and those with more dynamic range. Our iAGC effectively manages the behavior of the multiband AGC as program content density changes, something a typical broadband AGC simply cannot do. By coupling the iAGC and mulitband AGC, we are able to produce a consistent, spectrally-balanced sound regardless of density variations in incoming source material.
Smart Stereo Enhancement
The MP-532’s Smart Stereo Enhancement provides a wide but extremely stable ‘on-air’ stereo image. “Wide”, “alive”, “exciting to listen to”, and “very natural sounding” are terms customers have used to describe how our stereo enhancement method sounds. Users have reported hearing artistically important nuances in music that were simply inaudible when the same material was processed by competing products. Four band parametric EQ lets you tune in your signature sound.