16-channel Fully-balanced Digital Equalizer

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The SDEC5500 Equalizer is a high-performance equalizer offering comprehensive EQ and audio optimization capabilities. It offers up to 16 channels of input and 20 channels of output with more than 500 bands of parametric EQ running at 24-bit and 96kHz, making this system better than anything you’ve ever heard at the cinema. The SDEC3500 can apply this equalization to all main, center, surround speakers, and subwoofers in a system. Custom configurations for special needs can be created by JBL Synthesis Engineering to suit any installation you can imagine.


  • 16-channel Input, Blu-Link-channel output, over 500-band parametric EQ, bass management with 16 high pass filters and 4 low pass filters, 8 phase filters, bass/treble/thx re-eq circuit, speaker drive pre-EQ, screen and speaker cloth pre-EQ correction
  • Speaker time delay correction for all 20 outputs
  • Patented Sound Field Management (SFM) when used with JBL Synthesis ARCOS calibration system
  • Patented Auto Curve Sum for Subwoofer to Main speaker optimization when used with JBL Synthesis ARCOS calibration system
  • Active 2-way (x3 channels) crossover for bi-amplification of Left-Center-Right speakers with pre and post crossover drive shaping


Print Specifications
Frequency Response 20Hz – 20kHz (+0.5/–1DB)
THD <0.01% (20HZ – 20KHZ, +10DBU output)
Dynamic Range 108db typical (22Hz – 22kHz unweighted)
Power Requirements 85 – 270V AC, 50/60Hz, Line Voltage set for Destination Country
Power Consumption <35VA
Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.8” x 19” x 9.3” (450 mm x 483 mm x 235 mm)
Weight 6.5 lb (3kg)
Finish Black finish


Software and Firmware

SDEC3000, SDEC4000, SDEC3500, SDEC4500P and SDEC5500
ARCOS v3.0.1 (for first time set up)
Note - This software is recommended for use by Dealers only. ARCOS v3.0.1 is not backward compatible with old .architect files. New .architect files are included with this installation.
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