The name “SPX” has been synonymous with “professional multi-effect processor” for more than 15 years, and the models like SPX90, SPX90II, SPX900, SPX1000 and SPX990 have been the most commonly found equipment in the studio and SR racks.
The SPX2000, while inheriting the standard interface and common programs from its predecessors, brings a new dimension to the sound quality with the new “REV-X” reverb algorithm and the 96kHz audio DSP. It also offers advanced user interface like 5 assignable LCD back colors, operation lock mode and computer based editor program.
SPX2000 is the new generation equipment in line with the DM series Digital Production Consoles, and is suitable for broad range of applications, from Live SR to production studios where professional quality effect processing is required.
Superb Sonic Quality with 24bit/96khz Standard Throughout
The heart of SPX2000 hardware is the 96kHz audio DSP, with 32-bit internal processing (58- bit accumulator) which offers abundant processing power for the advanced effect algorithms. The 24-bit 128-times over-sampling AD/DA converters deliver 106dB dynamic range and flat response from 20Hz to 40kHz at 96kHz sampling rate. Both are in line with the DM series Digital Production Console quality.
Refined Preset Programs Including the Newly Developed “REV-X” Reverb Algorithm
There are 3 banks to the SPX2000 memory: “PRESET”, “CLASSIC” and “USER.PRESET” bank contains 97 programs. 17 programs are made with the newly developed “REV-X” reverb algorithms.REV-X” is a whole new generation of Yamaha Reverb programs with the richest reverberation tone and smoothest decay. There are “REV-X Hall”, “REV-X ROOM” and “REV-X PLATE” algorithms. Newly introduced parameters like ROOM SIZE and DECAY envelope also bring much higher definition and finer nuances. Other 80 presets consist of the popular trademark SPX programs such as gate reverbs, delays, pitch effects, modulation and other special effects. All programs went through refined editing by the top engineers, and no program is the same as the ones offered in the previous effect processors or digital consoles. The “CLASSIC” bank on the other hand consists of 25 programs giving you the reminiscence of the original SPX90 presets.USER” bank can store 99 user programs.
Reliable and Efficient Front Panel User Interface with Colors
SPX2000 hardware cosmetic is designed to offer optimum reliability for the engineers on site. The rugged aluminum front panel features 2 sets of “Cross-keys” – simple navigation tool anyone is familiar with. Parameters are sorted in 3 groups; “PARAMETER”,”FINE PARAM” and “UTILITY” to ensure speedy access. Also other dedicated buttons like UNDO, COMPARE, BANK, MODE, METER, TAP, and BYPASS ensure efficient operations. SPX2000 LCD offers 5 back light color variations(!). You can freely assign any of the 5 colors to user programs. The preset programs are colored by effect groups giving you an instant recognition of the effect type even from the distance. (CYAN: Reverbs, WHITE: Delays, MAGENTA: Pitch & Modulations, YELLOW: Others, GREEN: CLASSIC Bank) RED is reserved for warning messages. SPX2000 “OPERATION LOCK” function offers 3 security levels; from preventing accidental changing of Utility settings, or protecting stored memories to prohibiting almost all operations.
Professional Audio I/O and Control Connectors
SPX2000 Rear Panel houses, for analog connection, XLR type (w/ latch) and quarter inch L R INPUT and OUTPUT connectors both with 4dBU/-10dBu selector switch. Professional digital connection is secured with AES/EBU XLR type I/O connectors and BNC WORDCLOCK IN connector. Also MIDI IN, OUT/TROUGH and USB TO HOST connectors are provided for remote control and data management using computers, Digital Consoles or any MIDI device. Foot Switch connector for effect tempo control is placed on the front panel.
Sampling frequency rate Internal: 44.1,48,88.2,96kHz
Normal Rate:39.69kHz to 50.88kHz,
DoubleRate:79.38kHz to 101.76kHz
Frequency response 20Hz to 20kHz (0dB 1.0,-3.0)@48kHz
20Hz to 40kHz (0dB 1.0,-3.0)@96kHz
Dynamic range 106dB
Total harmonic distortion Less than 0.05%,
(FS=48kHz: 14dB@20Hz-20kHz, 96kHz:20Hz-40kHz)
Memory bank PRESET: 97, USER: 99, CLASSIC: 25
Dimensions, Weight 480W x 45H x 372.5D mm, 4kg
Power requirements Japan: AC100V 50/60Hz, 25W
North America: AC120V, 60Hz, 25W
Other Areas: AC230V, 50/60Hz, 25W
Analog input and output characteristics
Terminal LEVEL SW Impedance For use with nominal Level Connector
Nominal Max before clip
INPUT[L,R] 4dBu 10kohms 600ohm Lines 4dBu 24dBu XLR-3-31 type
TRS phone jack (Balanced)
-10dBu -10dBu 10dBu
OUTPUT[L,R] 4dBu 150ohms 600ohm Lines 4dBu 24dBu XLR-3-32
TRS phone jack
-10dBu -10dBu 10dBu
Digital input and output characteristics
Terminal Format Data length Level Connector
AES/EBU (IN) AES/EBU 24bit RS422 XLR-3-31 type (Balanced)
AES/EBU (OUT) AES/EBU 24bit RS422 XLR-3-32 type (Balanced)
Control I/O characteristics
Terminal Format Level Connector
TO HOST USB USB 1.1 0 to 3.3V B type USB Connector
MIDI IN MIDI – DIN Connector 5P
OUT/THRU MIDI – DIN Connector 5P
WORD CLOCK IN – TTL/75ohms BNC Connector