System Components
DSP Cores

The heart of every DHD system

The 52/XC2, 52/XD2 and 52/XS2 Cores are the basis for all mixing console surfaces of the Series 52 product line.

They process, for example, a small 4-fader 52/TX touch mixer, a compact 10-fader SX2 console, a medium-sized 16-fader RX2 system or a large 32-fader 52/MX console with layers.

Product range


Standard Core

The DSP core for any broadcast studio with self-op or control-room consoles.


High Capacity Core

The high-capacity DSP core for large control-room consoles and routers.


Compact Core

The compact DSP core for small studios and journalist desks.

Combine them all

All 52/XC input and output modules and 52/XC2 Concentrators are compatible with the 52/XC2 and 52/XD2 Cores. You may also use I/O modules and cores of our 52/XS2 series.

Designed to create distributed systems

The 52/XC2 and 52/XD2 Cores and the 52/XC2 Concentrator provide common RJ45 ports for the connection of control modules and I/O boxes. Here, standard CAT cables are used, carrying Audio, Power and Control signals in the same cable – DHD’s APC technology.

Thus, your setup benefits from the advantages of common CAT cabling infrastructure which allows you to place I/O boxes and control modules anywhere you need them.

All Gigabit Audio and data connections between cores and concentrators are based on standard fibre-optic cables for Gigabit Ethernet – DHD’s GA technology.

The 52/XC2 Concentrator is always dedicated to one core and acts as APC port extension unit.

This design principle allows you to create true distributed installations, where every part of the system is where it should be. The use of standard data cables and structured cabling for the interconnection of DHD modules can dramatically reduce the overall system installation costs.

Toolbox – system configuration software

The flexibility of the Series 52 Cores is mainly based on the Toolbox configuration software. All your ideas and requirements for certain functions will be defined during a configuration process typically done by DHD or by your system integrator.

This configuration is what will make your system work. However, if you need to change it later, just use the Toolbox software again.