ControlSpace ESP-880AD
Control Space ESP-880AD engineered sound processor

ControlSpace ESP-880AD

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Overview

An open-architecture DSP, the Bose ControlSpace ESP-880AD engineered sound processor is designed for a wide variety of applications — from small, self-contained projects to large, networked systems. It features integrated Dante™ audio networking, 8x8 analog audio I/O, a Bose AmpLink output, and a front-panel RJ-45 Ethernet connection for localized configuration and monitoring. Engineered for precise performance, the ControlSpace ESP-880AD offers advanced digital signal processing with 48 kHz/24-bit audio conversion, low-latency, and ultra-low noise operation.

Onboard connectivity includes front and rear-panel Ethernet ports, RS-232 serial, five control inputs, five control outputs, and an 8-channel Bose AmpLink port for sending digital audio to Bose amplifiers. The ESP-880AD also supports integration with industry-standard control systems, such as Crestron and AMX, and can be used with any of the compatible Bose Professional end-user control options such as the ControlCenter zone controllers and mobile-ready ControlSpace Remote.

Configure and control the ESP-880AD using Bose ControlSpace Designer software, where a large set of signal processing modules, such as automatic mic mixers, multiband graphic and parametric EQs, Bose loudspeaker libraries, signal generators, routers, mixers, AGCs, duckers, gates, compressors, source selectors, and delays offer an elevated level of functionality for general installed audio applications. Program end-user controls and automation events visually with less complication and more predicable operation on-site. With ControlSpace Designer software, an entire audio system with multiple components can be configured, monitored, and tuned live for creating custom-designed audio and control solutions that save design time and offers outstanding flexibility to better meet client needs.

Features

High-quality analog circuitry offers both mic and line-level I/O, operates with ultra-low noise and 115 dB dynamic range

Advanced digital signal processing supports audio at 48 kHz sample rate/24-bit, uses a floating-point open architecture DSP and operates at low latencies for sound system precision

Integrated Dante™ audio networking supports 32x32 audio channels for connection to other Dante-enabled products

Integrated AmpLink connection uses standard CAT 5 cables to send up to 8 channels of low-latency, uncompressed digital audio to compatible Bose amplifiers

Bose ControlSpace Designer software enables a large set of signal processing modules, such as automatic mic mixing, multiband graphic and parametric EQs, Bose loudspeaker libraries, signal generators, routers, mixers, AGCs, duckers, gates, compressors, source selectors and delays

Front panel RJ-45 Ethernet connection enables localized configuration and monitoring, while enabling network passthrough with the rear-panel network ports

A variety of control options: ControlSpace ESP products are compatible with programmable Bose CC-64 and CC-16 controllers, ControlCenter zone controllers, and ControlSpace Remote clients

Supports industry-standard control systems using a comprehensive serial protocol through onboard RS-232 and Ethernet ports, with available drivers for AMX and Crestron-based systems

Applications

  • Auditoriums
  • Places of worship
  • Resorts and hospitality venues
  • Retail stores
  • Educational institutions

Specs

Technical Summary

Signal Processor
32-bit fixed/floating-point DSP + ARM, 456 MHz
 

Input Channels
8 analog (balanced, mic/line level), 32 Dante

PC Configuration Software
ControlSpace Designer software

Dynamic Range
> 115 dB A-weighted 20 Hz – 20 kHz, analog through

Output Channels
8 analog (balanced, line level), 8 AmpLink, 32 Dante

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Product Codes

812872-1110 (US-120V)
812872-2110 (EU-230V)
812872-3110 (JP-100V)
812872-4110 (UK-230V)
812872-5110 (AU-240V)
 

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Accessories

ControlCenter CC-3 zone controller
ControlCenter CC-3 zone controller
ControlCenter CC-2 zone controller
ControlCenter CC-2 zone controller
ControlSpace EP22-D 2In/2Out Dante™ Endpoint
ControlSpace EP22-D 2In/2Out Dante™ Endpoint
ControlSpace CC-16
ControlSpace CC-16
ControlSpace CC-64
ControlSpace CC-64
ControlSpace CC-PS1 universal power supply
ControlSpace CC-PS1 universal power supply
ControlSpace WP22BU-D Dante™ Wall Plate
ControlSpace WP22BU-D Dante™ Wall Plate
ControlCenter CC-1 zone controller
ControlCenter CC-1 zone controller
ControlSpace WP22B-D Dante™ Wall Plate
ControlSpace WP22B-D Dante™ Wall Plate

FAQs

What are the key features of the Bose ControlSpace engineered sound processors?

Bose Professional ESP-880A, ESP-1240A, ESP-880AD and ESP-1240AD engineered sound processors leverage over a decade of Bose research and engineering to bring expansive, yet cost-effective audio processing solutions that serve a number of installed professional audio applications. These 1RU processors feature high-quality digital conversion, powerful open-architecture signal processing using Bose ControlSpace Designer software, Bose Amplink digital connectivity, and flexible 32x32 Dante™ network audio on the AD models.

What are ControlSpace engineered sound processors?

Bose ControlSpace engineered sound processors serve as the backbone to installed sound systems, offering high-quality analog/digital audio processing, network connectivity, and seamless integration with elegant end-user controls. Applications include concert halls, auditoriums, educational institutions, places of worship, retail, and hospitality locations. ControlSpace engineered sound processors feature open-architecture DSP and are programmed using ControlSpace Designer software. With Designer software, a full suite of signal processing modules can be applied, including automatic mic mixing, multiband graphic and parametric EQs, Bose loudspeaker EQ libraries, signal generators, routers, mixers, AGCs, duckers, gates, compressors, source selectors and delays.

How does the ESP-880AD differ from the ESP-880A model?

The ESP-880AD model includes all of the features of the ESP-880A model but adds two additional features. The ESP-880AD includes integrated Dante™ audio networking, supporting 32 input and 32 output channels. Additionally, the ESP-880AD has a front-panel RJ-45 Ethernet connection for convenient configuration and service monitoring.

How many audio channels can the fixed-I/O processors manage?

The ESP-880AD provides 8x8 audio channels and 32x32 Dante and 7 AmpLink outputs.

How many GPIO ports are available?

The processor has 5 general-purpose input 5 general-purpose outputs, capable of sensing input from switches and potentiometers, and driving low voltage digital output for external devices.

Is it possible to monitor and control the ControlSpace system outside the installation facility?

Yes. ControlSpace networked systems can be monitored and controlled remotely. ControlSpace Designer software includes specific features to support this advanced functionality.

What is ControlSpace Designer software?

ControlSpace Designer software is a design and configuration tool for creating sophisticated, high-quality audio systems using Bose Professional networkable processors, endpoints, amplifiers, and end-user controllers. Quickly and confidently apply signal processing functions like routing, switching, dynamics, and mixing to audio paths using Designer’s intuitive drag-and-drop interface. Program end-user controls and automation events visually with less complication and more predicable operation on-site. With ControlSpace Designer software, an entire audio system with multiple components can be configured, monitored, and tuned live for creating custom-designed audio and control solutions that save design time and offers outstanding flexibility to better meet client needs.

What are the key features of the new ControlSpace Designer version 5.1 software?

New features include:
• Standard Room Combiner
• Predictive Feedback Suppressor
• Parameter Set Lists
• Human Interface Device (HID) support for EX-1280C
• Support for Shure MXW and ULXD microphones

What type of computer do I need to run ControlSpace Designer software?

ControlSpace Designer (CSD) software currently supports Microsoft® Windows-based PCs and is compatible with versions Windows 7 and higher. Currently, CSD is not natively supported on the Apple macOS platform, although many users report success using VMWare® Fusion and Parallels® Desktop virtual machines.

Can ControlSpace systems integrate with AMX® and Crestron®-based systems?

Yes. All signal processing modules, parameter sets, and groups are directly controllable by third-party devices via the RS-232 port or Ethernet (Serial over Ethernet) on Bose ESP and EX processors. Driver files for Crestron and AMX are available on the PRO.BOSE.COM website to ease integration and control with these systems.

My customers frequently ask to control for the ability to adjust their sound systems using mobile devices. Are there options for mobile apps to control their audio systems?

Yes, ControlSpace Remote is a suite of tools to design, build and deploy customized interfaces for your customers. Client support includes iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS platforms. Additionally, an administrator tool is available for user management.