FreeSpace® DXA 2120

FreeSpace DXA 2120

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Overview

The Bose® FreeSpace® DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier features a 6-in by 2-out design that provides signal processing, mixing, routing, paging and two-channel amplification for installed applications. It offers three versatile operating modes and is easily configured using the controls on the front panel. No external computer is required.

Features

Six inputs: four mic/line inputs with choice of balanced Euroblock or unbalanced RCA connectors, one page input and one direct input

Two powered outputs that can operate at high or low impedance: 2 x 120 W at 4 ohms , 2 x 65 W at 8 ohms, or 2 x 100 W at 70/100V

Three operating modes for greater flexibility in installed music or speech applications: Mixer Mode, Dual Mono Select Mode, and Stereo Select Mode

Easy setup and control via onboard controls – no computer needed

DSP includes loudspeaker EQs and dynamic EQ functions engineered specifically for Bose loudspeakers

Opti-voice® paging provides a smooth transition between music and announcements

24-volt DC backup power connection for added reliability and integration onto fire and evacuation systems

Applications

  • Conference centers
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Hotels
  • Lobbies and conference rooms

Specs

Technical Summary

Amplifier Power
2 x 120 W at 4 ohms , 2 x 65 W at 8 ohms, or 2 x 100 W at 70/100V

Signal-to-Noise Ratio
75 dB (below rated power, A-weighted)

THD
≤0.5 % (at full rated power)

Dynamic Range
80 dB

Output Channels
2 channels

Input Channels
Mic/Line Inputs: 4 balanced
Line Inputs: 4 unbalanced
Page Inputs: 1 balanced
Direct Inputs: 1 balanced

Mechanical Diagrams

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Back View

Right View

Product Codes

040753

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FAQs

What is the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

The FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier is a combination digital mixer and amplifier designed to provide mixing, routing, paging and amplification for commercial sound systems. This versatile unit is engineered for business music applications such as conference spaces, retail stores, hotels and restaurants.

Why did Bose make the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

Our goal was to make a quality mixer/amplifier to meet the requirements of most business music installations for ease of use, versatility and value. The FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier was created to provide a simple solution for business environments that need mixing and paging capability, as well as amplification.

For what applications is the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier designed?

The FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier is designed for commercial music applications that require signal processing, routing, mixing, paging and amplification for one to three output zones. Examples of such applications include conference spaces, retail stores, hotels and restaurants.

What are the different modes of operation?

The FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier features three modes of operation: mixer mode, stereo select mode and dual mono select mode. Mixer mode enables sources to be routed to each of the two powered outputs and to the single auxiliary output simultaneously. Stereo select mode enables one of two selectable stereo sources to be played in stereo in a single output zone. And dual mono select mode enables two different sources to play in two different zones.

What are the back panel connections available on the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

The FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier features:

  • RCA/three-terminal Euroblock connectors for the four mic/line inputs
  • Two four-terminal Euroblock connectors for direct and page inputs
  • One six-terminal Euroblock connector for user interface (remote) control
  • One three-terminal Euroblock connector for an auxiliary line-level output
  • Two five-terminal Euroblock connectors for the powered outputs
  • One two-terminal barrier strip for a backup power connection

What does the direct input on the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier do?

When a source is detected at the direct input, it will automatically override all other sources on all outputs.
 

What is included in the input section of the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

The input section of the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier features RCA/Euroblock connectors for the four mic/line inputs, one Euroblock connector for the direct input and one Euroblock connector for the page input.

What is included in the output section of the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

The output section features two five-terminal Euroblock connectors for the powered outputs and one three-terminal Euroblock connector for the auxiliary line-level output.

What are the amplification capabilities of the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

The amplifier section of the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier features two powered outputs that can be configured for high or low impedance operation:

  • 4Ω: 2 × 120W
  • 70/100V: 2 × 100W

 

What are the front panel controls of the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

The front panel of the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier features:

  • Four input gain controls with signal/clip LED indicators
  • An LCD display panel
  • Directional and select buttons for menu navigation
  • A power LED
  • Bass and treble tone controls
  • Output gain controls

 

What accessories are available for the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

ControlCenter CC-1 and CC-2 zone controllers can be used to control level and source selection.

What is included in the signal processor section of the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

The FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier features a fixed global compressor/limiter, Bose FreeSpace loudspeaker equalization presets, Dynamic EQ, Opti-source paging and AGC (Automatic Gain Control).

What loudspeakers can be connected to the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

The FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier is designed to work with all loudspeakers currently in the Bose FreeSpace product family.

What is Bose Dynamic EQ?

Bose Dynamic EQ is a user-selectable DSP function that automatically adjusts equalization based on the output to maintain tonal balance at all volume levels.

What is Bose Opti-voice paging?

Opti-voice paging uses DSP to automatically provide a smooth transition between music and page signals.

How does the AGC (automatic gain control) work on the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

When enabled, the AGC DSP function will monitor the input level and then automatically increase the input gain to compensate for a low-level source (i.e., a microphone with low sensitivity).
 

What is in the box with a FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

The FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier comes with:

  • 4 three-terminal input connectors
  • 2 four-terminal input connectors for wiring page/direct in sources
  • 1 six-terminal input connector for wiring user interfaces
  • 2 five-terminal output connectors
  • 1 three-terminal output connector for the AUX output jack
  • 4 rubber feet
  • 2 rack ears
  • Installation guide

 

Where can I install the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

The FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier can be easily rack mounted or placed out of the way on a level surface.
 

How do I set up the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

Connections can easily be made to the back of the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier with the included connectors. The unit is then configured using the built-in controls and LCD display on the front panel.

Is a computer required for set up?

No. All set up is done locally from the front and rear panels.
 

How do my customers adjust the system installed in their space?

The FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier can easily be adjusted using the front panel controls and built-in LCD display. Optional user interfaces allow the system to be adjusted from remote locations. The unit's menus can also be locked so no changes are accidentally made once the system has been configured.

How do I service the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

Contact your local Bose representative.

What if I want to drive another amplifier with a FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

You can use the auxiliary output can to send a line-level signal to another amplifier.

What is the largest system I can build with one FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

The FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier can power up to two zones. You can expand the system by using the auxilary output to send a line-level signal to powered equipment.

What DSP functions are available on the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier's auxiliary output?

Bose loudspeaker equalization and Dynamic EQ can both be assigned to the auxiliary output.
 

What is the warranty on the FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier?

The FreeSpace DXA 2120 digital mixer/amplifier is covered by a two-year limited waranty that is fully transferable.