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HARVEY 19" DSP Controlled Audio Matrix with mixing, 2RU

MSRP: $5,590.00 USD

HARVEY mx.16 is the flexible audio and media control matrix and a key component for PA systems and conference systems.

HARVEY is available in different configurations regarding the number of analog IO channels and with or without Dante option. Until further notice, the configurations 12x16 and 16x16 are supported by HARVEY mx.16.

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Audio and Control Matrix HARVEY

HARVEY is a flexible audio and media control matrix and a key component for PA systems and conference systems. It is equipped with analog audio inputs and outputs as well as a large number of different control interfaces and the ideal matrix for conference rooms, home cinemas, museums, educational facilities, multipurpose rooms and theatres.

HARVEY mx.16 is the flexible audio and media control matrix and a key component for pa systems and conference systems. It is equipped with 16 analog audio inputs and outputs as well as a great number of different control interfaces.


The unit has extensive audio processing functions that can be configured in a way that is tailored precisely to the respective application. These settings can also be saved as a preset and retrieved at the press of a button so that you can change fast between different installation options.


Due to the varied control interfaces HARVEY mx.16 can connect to very different devices and act as a central control unit for audio, lighting and media technology. It converts the data between the interfaces and eliminates the need for additional converters. In addition to the new HARVEY Remote Control RC4 also all established media control systems are suitable for controlling HARVEY and all of the other devices connected to it.


The user interface of HARVEY mx.16, the HARVEY Composer, has a simple operating philosophy: The menu structure is clearly arranged, elements are composed in a project by drag & drop and configured immediately in the context menu. That allows you to configure complex projects with only a few mouse-clicks.

The user interface of HARVEY is characterized by its clarity and simple structures. It allows for intuitive use and enables every user to develop detailed planning layouts for complex projects in only a few steps. Learn More.

HARVEY-Composer's key features:
  • Bundling of parallel lines
  • Insertion of signal processing per drag & drop
  • Layout with automatic adjustment and right-angled wiring arrangement
  • Summing up of logical functions into groups
  • Separate layers for audio and control paths
  • Hardware processor load in offline mode
  • No compiling necessary

HARVEY Composer

Ethernet: Connection to configuration PC as well as other controlling devices or devices to be controlled.

RS232, RS485/DMX: Interfaces for remote control and exchange of control commands of HARVEY mx.16 and external devices, e.g. lighting installations, pa systems, media technology or operating panels.

Voltage Inputs: 8 inputs to externally control HARVEY mx.16 parameters, e.g. level by potentiometer. 

Input Contacts: 8 optocoupler inputs for switching and controlling presets and parameters, e.g. muting channels with external buttons or switches.

Output Contacts: Relay outputs for the control of external devices. Contact 1 is fixed as the mx.16 fault indicator.

Audio Inputs: 16 line level balanced inputs. The first 8 channels may be assigned as microphone inputs with 48V phantom power.

Audio Outputs: 16 line level outputs, e.g. for amplifiers.

Dante: optionally available; for connecting several HARVEY mx.16 units and exchanging audio data among the units and other Dante devices via .a network.

CobraNet: optionally available; for connecting several HARVEY mx.16 units and exchanging audio data among the units and other CobraNet de vices via a network.

Audio Processing:

Level, Mixer
  • Mixing matrix
  • Mixing matrix with crosspoint delay
  • Automatic mixer
  • Level control
  • Level meter
  • Mute
  • Ducker
  • 8-Band parametric equalizer
  • Filter (highpass, lowpass, hi-shelf, lo-shelf)
  • Compressor
  • Limiter
  • Expander
  • Noise Gate
  • Automatic Volume Control (AVC)
  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC)

Delay-up to 1000 ms for each delay block

I/O Interfaces
  • RS485/DMX, RS232
  • Contacts, Voltage
  • Proprietary (binary, text based)
  • User defined messages
Control Events:
  • Triggered by:
    • Presets
    • Thresholds (Level, DMX)
    • Input Contacts, Messages
    • Block states (e .g. Ducker)
    • Flip-flops
  • Can Trigger: 
    • Presets
    • User-defined messages
    • Block states (e .g. Level mute)
    • Output Contacts
    • Flip-flops
Gain control
  • Input Voltage mapping
  • DMX value mapping
Audio Inputs
  • 8 analog Mic/Line inputs
  • 8 analog Line inputs
  • 24 bit Sigma-Delta A/D converter
  • +48 V phantom power per Mic/Line input
Audio Outputs
  • 16 analog outputs
  • 24 bit Sigma-Delta D/A converter
Dante for audio signal network (16 In/16 Out)
CobraNet for audio signal network (16 In/16 Out)
Ethernet 10/100 BaseT, RJ-45, link activity LED
RS-485 2 RJ-45 (max. 460 kbps)
RS-232 1 Sub-D 9-pin female (max. 460 kbps)
Contact Inputs 8 Opto-Inputs (activated by connection to GND)
Contact Outputs 3 User-assignable relays, 1 Alarm-Relay
Voltage Inputs 8 inputs 0 - 10 V
Dynamic range AD/DA >110 dBFS (A)
THD+N AD/DA < 0.005%
Input level (full scale) Line: +21 dBu, +12 dBu, +6 dBu, +3 dBu switchable
Mic: +8 dBu to -6 dBu
Output level (full scale) +21 dBu, +12 dBu, +6 dBu, +3 dBu switchable
Mains Power 95 to 250 VAC 50/60 Hz, IEC inlet
Dimensions 2 RU /  19.02" x 3.45" x 15.04" (483 x 88 x 382 mm)
Weight 15.4 lbs (7 kg)


Conference Room

Great demands are placed on today’s modern conference rooms. They have extensive sound technology, presentation systems, air conditioning as well as lighting and room-darkening equipment.

In the ideal scenario, all of these can be operated centrally from one media control unit so that the speaker can concentrate solely on his or her presentation.

This is where the HARVEY mx.16 comes into its own as an audio processor for microphone management, audio sources, sound systems, video conferences and sound recording. Thanks to its extensive control options, the HARVEY mx.16 can be integrated into this infrastructure via its logical connections and various interfaces, and can control the presentation system, air conditioning and lighting.

In this example of a conference room one HARVEY mx.16 is used for the automatic mix of the conference microphones as well as for the ceiling speakers. A second matrix with VoIP-Add-on is required for the integration of external conference participants with connection to further loudspeakers and active echo cancellation. Keypads for switching between the usage settings of a room as well as the network-based media control are connected via the control inputs.

Conference Room Example


In this example one HARVEY mx.16 is used to connect 8 microphones, further line sources, and 16 individually addressable loudspeaker groups.

In-wall key-pads and control dials for retrieving presets or for direct volume control are connected via the control inputs. Loudspeakers and amplifiers are connected via RS485, a media control is integrated via Ethernet/W-Lan.

Church Example

*Note: DSPECIALISTS GmbH reserves the right to make changes and improvements to any of the products described on this website without prior notice. Specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer to the manufacturer's web page for the most up to date specifications and product details. www.dspecialists.com


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