The Oyster is a compact yet feature-packed solution for loudspeaker management using digital signal processing. With a shallow profile and inconspicuous front panel, this unit may go unnoticed in a rack in an installation or touring setup – however despite the minimalistic appearance, the Oyster is the heart of your sound system, processing the audio routed to each amplifier channel to condition it optimally for your loudspeakers.The DSP system featured in the Oyster contains a wide selection of parametric EQ and crossover filter types, and a flexible routing matrix allowing any of the 2 analogue inputs to be mixed and routed to any of the 6 analogue outputs as the setup requires. With an onboard capacity of 100 presets, you don’t need to stick to one configuration – create a number of presets in advance, and load them as you require, or change them on the fly if necessary.
Having no external panel controls, the unit is inherently tamper-proof, and is controlled entirely using the Ohm Spyder software via the USB port on the front panel – to prevent unauthorised access, the unit can also be password-protected. The Spyder software allows each input and output channel and the routing settings to be browsed, configuring the filters and other parameters with an easy-to-use interface. The changes made via software are applied to the unit in real-time so you can hear your new settings immediately, eliminating any guesswork.The adjustable zero-attack limiters on each output channel mean your loudspeakers as well as your listeners’ ears can be protected from excessive signal peaks, so no need to worry about the sound being turned up too high ending in disaster. An adjustable delay of up to 1 second on each input and output channel can be used in combination with the phase switch to align the sound from multiple loudspeakers. Compact, lightweight and easy to use, yet packed full of processing power, the Oyster is the ideal solution if you require precise control over your audio all in one readily accessible package.