ControlSpace SP-24

ControlSpace SP-24

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Overview

Overview

The Bose® ControlSpace® SP-24 sound processor makes optimizing 2x4 installed and portable sound systems easy. Use the purposefully simple front panel interface for basic operations, or the intuitive SP-24 Editor software for full access to all signal processing settings.

Features

Features

Real-time control, and the ability to program and store custom scenes with the easy-to-use SP-24 Editor software

SP-24 Editor software provides complete access to all signal processing functions including custom channel routing, input and output 9-band dual equalization, band pass filters, delays, peak limiter, gain and signal polarity for full system control

Simplified front panel LCD menus and controls are purposely designed to make it easier to select preprogrammed scenes, gain and delay parameters, or quickly access Bose® loudspeaker presets

USB port enables plug-and-play PC access for system configuration, programming, signal level monitoring and firmware updates using the SP-24 Editor software

Extensive Bose professional loudspeaker library enables quick access to factory-created equalization curves while the SP-24 Editor software provides intuitive graphical tools for optimizing any passive or powered loudspeaker

XLR inputs (2) and outputs (4) for balanced connectivity to professional audio gear

Signal and clip LED indicators show the signal status of the input channels

Front panel lockout feature prevents unauthorized use

Applications

  • Auditoriums
  • Houses of worship
  • Live music performances
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Retail stores
  • Auxiliary zones
Specs

Specs

Technical Summary

Dynamic Range
107 dB (typical)

Sample Rate
48 kHz

Input Channels
2 channels

Output Channels
4 channels

Mechanical Diagrams

Front View

Back View

Side View

Product Codes

352428-1410

Downloads

Downloads

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Accessories

Accessories

No accessories available
FAQs

FAQs

What is the ControlSpace® SP-24 sound processor?

The Bose® ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor makes optimizing 2x4 installed and portable loudspeaker systems easy. While many loudspeaker controllers offer complicated user interfaces, the SP-24 processor keeps the front panel interface simple with basic preset/scene recall and gain/delay operations. For full system access, the straightforward and intuitive SP-24 Editor software gives access to all signal processing settings and signal routing, whether connected live or offline. Scenes created with the SP-24 Editor software can be saved locally to a PC or, using a USB connection, stored in the SP-24 processor hardware. Full access includes custom channel routing, input and output 9-band equalization, band pass filters, delays, peak limiter, gain and polarity control. Custom loudspeaker EQ curves can be created or Bose professional loudspeaker EQs can be recalled for quick, optimized setup.

What product does it replace?

The ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor replaces Panaray® system controllers I and II with enhanced features and improved audio performance.

What comes in the box?

  • ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor
  • Installation and operating guide
  • Quick start guide
  • 6 ft (2 m) USB cable
  • Power cord

What makes the ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor different?

The ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor takes a different approach by making it easier to optimize sound systems. It has been designed for two methods of control. For basic applications, the simplified front panel user interface with LCD display allows selection of common Bose® loudspeaker preset configurations, while the intuitive SP-24 Editor software enables full system control and configuration with the capability to save custom scenes to the hardware to recall at a later time.

How do I use the ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor?

The ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor connects to pro-level audio equipment using balanced XLR connections. It accommodates 2 input channels, for sources such as mixing consoles, and 4 output channels for connection to amplifiers or powered loudspeakers. After connections are made, the front panel interface can be used for basic preset/scene recall and gain/delay adjustments, or the SP-24 Editor software can be used to create custom scenes that access all signal processing and routing capabilities.

What are the key features of the ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor?

  • Easy-to-use SP-24 Editor software offers real-time control with the ability to program and store custom scenes
  • SP-24 Editor software provides complete access to all signal processing functions including custom channel routing, input and output 9-band dual equalization, band pass filters, delays, peak limiter, gain and signal polarity for full system control
  • Simplified front panel LCD menus and controls are purposely designed to make it easier to select preprogrammed scenes, gain and delay parameters, or quickly access Bose® loudspeaker presets
  • USB port enables plug-and-play PC access for system configuration, programming, signal level monitoring and firmware updates using the SP-24 Editor software
  • Extensive Bose professional loudspeaker library enables quick access to factory-created equalization curves while the SP-24 Editor software provides intuitive graphical tools for optimizing any passive or powered loudspeaker. XLR inputs (2) and outputs (4) for balanced connectivity to professional audio gear
  • Signal and clip LED indicators show the signal status of the input channels
  • Front panel lockout feature prevents unauthorized use

What applications are suitable for use with the ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor?

The ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor is best suited for applications where audio signal processing is required in 2 input – 4 output loudspeaker systems. These applications include simple loudspeaker installations in auditoriums, houses of worship, venues with live music performances such as bars and night clubs, restaurants, retail establishments and auxiliary zones. For larger systems requiring channel flexibility, sophisticated DSP processing, control integration and networkability, we recommend the ControlSpace ESP-00 engineered sound processor.

Can the ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor be used with non-Bose and powered loudspeakers?

Yes. The SP-24 sound processor and SP-24 Editor software can be used to create custom scenes that can help optimize nearly any passive or active loudspeaker system.

What Bose® professional loudspeaker EQs are supported with the ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor?

The ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor comes pre-loaded with loudspeaker presets for Bose Professional loudspeakers. The loudspeaker presets are linked to predefined modes for common configurations of current Bose loudspeakers. Built-in Bose loudspeaker EQ library supports Panaray®, LT, MA12, MB4/12/24, and FreeSpace® loudspeakers. Discontinued Bose loudspeaker EQs can be loaded and applied via the SP-24 Editor software. The SP-24 processor does not support RoomMatch® array module loudspeakers at this time.

What is a preset?

A preset is a preprogrammed speaker configuration accessed from the front panel user interface. Each preset includes specific routing, band pass, gain and active equalization settings for Bose professional loudspeakers.

How many presets are available from the ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor's front panel?

At this time, 152 presets are available from the front panel.

What are the routing configurations options using the front panel?

There are four routing configurations: Mono, Stereo, Mono HP+Bass and Stereo HP+Bass. Further detail about these modes can be found in the Quick start guide and the Installation and operating guide.

How can I create custom routing configurations such as dual-mono or discrete 4-zone output?

Custom routing configurations can be created using the SP-24 Editor software.

What can I control from the front panel interface?

Fixed loudspeaker preset configurations and custom scenes can be recalled from the front panel. Additionally, the Utility Menu offers the ability to adjust Max Input Level, Input Gain, Delay, Output Gain, User Lockout and Factory Reset parameters.

How does the User Lockout operate?

User Lockout is a convenient feature to prevent tampering with the front panel controls from unauthorized users. This mode can be engaged from the front panel Utility Menu. A special key press-hold combination (up and down arrow buttons) re-enables the front panel controls for adjustments. User lockout does not prevent access by the SP-24 Editor software via USB.

Is the ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor updatable?

Yes. The SP-24 Editor is used to update the SP-24 processor firmware and loudspeaker database when new versions are available.  

What will happen to the ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor if there is a power failure?

Nothing. The memory is hard coded to the device, so all your options will be retained. The current setting will also be restored when power is returned.

What is a scene?

A scene is a custom configuration consisting of all DSP and routing parameters in the SP-24 processor. The SP-24 Editor is used to create a scene that can then be stored in the SP-24 hardware. Up to four custom scenes can be stored and accessed directly from the front panel interface of the SP-24 processor.

How many custom scenes can the ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor store?

Up to four custom scenes may be stored within the SP-24 sound processor.
 

What is the ControlSpace SP-24 Editor software?

The ControlSpace SP-24 Editor software enables full-featured control and monitoring of the SP-24 sound processor, allowing users to save, recall and share customizable scenes. This software allows for an elevated level of utility and configurability for portable and fixed, Bose and 3rd party loudspeaker installations.

Besides saving and sharing custom scenes, what else makes the SP-24 Editor software useful to users?

The SP-24 Editor software provides complete access to all signal processing functions including custom channel routing, input and output 9-band dual equalization, band pass filters, delays, peak limiter, gain and signal polarity for full system control.

What unique features does the SP-24 Editor have to support system optimization?

SP-24 Editor software provides access to all of the functions available from the front panel as well as, input and output DualEQ equalization, routing, signal delay, limiting, and real time input and output metering, with 48 dB of metering range. In addition, custom scenes are created and stored using the SP-24 Editor. Maintenance functions, such as a firmware update, are performed using the SP-24 Editor.

What are the system requirements to use the SP-24 Editor software?

The SP-24 Editor is designed for operation on a Windows® PC running an x86 or 64-bit version of Windows XP® Professional or Windows 7, Professional or Ultimate.

Can I run the SP-24 Editor on a Windows® virtual machine?

While we have not seen any issues running the SP-24 Editor using Windows XP and Windows 7 virtual machines, the software has not been fully tested in this environment. In critical applications we recommend using a Windows PC running an x86 or 64-bit version of Windows XP Professional or Windows 7, Professional or Ultimate.

Can I use the SP-24 Editor to monitor and adjust signals while the system is live?

The SP-24 Editor provides real time control of the SP-24 sound processor. When connected to the hardware, all signal processing settings, and input and output metering are live.  

Can I email and share scene files created with the SP-24 Editor software?

Each SP-24 scene file includes the signal processing parameters which were in place at the time the scene file was created. While scene files are very small in size, 3.6 kB, it is recommended that you compress the file using a utility such as WinZip to prevent damage to the file during transfer via various mail servers.

Are there sample Scene files to use as an example?

The SP-24 Editor software ships with several sample Scene files for common applications. A dual mono configuration scene file and two bass array scene files are included. Additional information regarding each of the sample scene files can be found in the SP-24 Editor help file.

Can I create bass array scenes using the SP-24 Editor software?

Yes. Included with the installation of the SP-24 Editor software are two sample bass array configurations. To access these files select File >Open. Details about each of the bass array configurations are included in the SP-24 Editor help file.

How do I service the ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor?

Contact your authorized Bose customer service provider for service options. A list of support contacts are available on the last page of the Installation and operating guide.

What voltage variations are there for the ControlSpace® SP-24 sound processor?

The processor has a universal power supply for worldwide use. Variants of the product refer to the AC cord included with the product. There are five variations with the following product codes:

  • 120V, US: PC 352428-1410
  • 240V, AU: PC 352428-2410
  • 100V, Japan: PC 352428-3410
  • 230V, EU: PC 352428-4410
  • 230V, UK: PC 352428-5410

What is the warranty for the ControlSpace SP-24 sound processor?

The Bose® Limited Warranty for Professional Systems products lasts five years from the date of purchase for the ControlSpace® SP-24 sound processor.