Dynacord starts the millennium with 400 employees in Germany, rising to more than 500 in 2002. After years and numerous installations of DEM Series, its successful analog predecessors, the modular PROMATRIX Public Address and Voice Evacuation System is launched. The PROMATRIX family delivers the finest audio quality thanks to superior digital processors and an outstanding signal-to-noise ratio. These systems are all-in-one solutions dedicated for all kind of venues requiring a permanently installed professional audio system with Public Address and Voice Evacuation functionalities such as stadia, airports, hotels, educational and commercial buildings and many more.
Cobra line-array system
Its expanded radiation characteristics and low feedback as well as quick and uncomplicated set-up make the COBRA System a universal problem solver, which attracted a great deal of attention. It was the world’s first compact line-array system and can be either used as a ground-stacked system or be flown in a line-array configuration. The latter has been the case for artists such as superstar Wyclef Jean or at Munich’s Oktoberfest. At the largest and most spectacular festival in the world, a COBRA System provides sound reinforcement both for the event’s opening as well as for 10,000-odd revelers daily in the largest Oktoberfest tent, the Schottenhamel. Along with the COBRA System speaker cabinets came the ready-cabled system rack, which included DSP controller, power amplifiers and connector panels.
The introduction of the Power H Series power amplifiers marks a new chapter in the history of professional high-performance power amplifiers. For years, power amplifiers from Dynacord have been used in large and very large installed and touring audio systems all over the world – including for Joe Cocker, Santana, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Toto to name a few. This new generation not only featured state-of-the-art class H technology, it quickly became a synonym for the ultimate in efficiency, reliability and audio performance. For the first time in Dynacord’s product history, remote control modules allowed complete system supervision and remote control combined with DSP functions that include ultra-precise FIR filtering and optimized algorithms for loudspeaker protection. The new IRIS-Net software allowed remote supervision and control of the entire networked sound system via graphical user interface on a connected PC.
Dynacord comes part of Bosch Security Systems. The production facility in Straubing is consistently expanded and reorganized according to Bosch Production System (BPS) guidelines. The newly constructed demo hall is one of the world’s largest audio measurement halls featuring a reverberation time below one second for measurements under realistic conditions.
Dynacord introduces various new products that will influence the market for years to come. Worldwide, PROMATRIX 8000 audio systems for PA, ProSound and AV are installed in numerous stadiums, airports and more – often in combination with SL series amplifiers and DSA multi-channel power amplifiers, which feature VLD (variable load drive) technology. Also launched in the same year are the P64 digital audio matrix manager and CXM 15 monitor cabinet, which can be found at diverse festivals including Bluetone and Jazz an der Donau.