Digital Cinema Input/Output for Q-SYS

  • DCIO - Front Image with Reflection
  • DCIO - Back Image with Reflection
  • DCIO-H - Front Image with Reflection
  • DCIO-H - Back Image with Reflection
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DCIO is a cinema-specific interface that serves as the audio I/O for each screen in a Q-SYS™ enabled cinema complex. The DCIO – along with Q-SYS Cores, DPA-Q amplifiers and DCS loudspeakers – provides a cost-effective way to realize the full benefits of a Q-SYS enabled cinema for every room in a multiplex, by delivering a full-system approach to cinema audio design driven by the Q-SYS OS. Using Q-SYS Designer and custom UCIs, touchpanels, and mobile apps, the user can configure, control, and monitor their theatre audio equipment through a seamless system view.


  • Digital Cinema Inputs/Outputs for Q-SYS™ enabled cinemas and cinema complexes
  • Routes inputs/outputs from projector IMB and alternate content sources to Q-SYS Core over Q-LAN, network distribution technology by Q-SYS
  • Mic/line input
  • Line level monitor output
  • Powered monitor output to passive speaker
  • HDMI input/output for non-sync sources (DCIO-H version only)
  • Dolby Audio™ (featuring Dolby Digital Plus™ and Dolby® Surround 7.1) and DTS-HD® decoding (DCIO-H version only)
  • Four relay control outputs
  • HI / VI outputs
  • Automation inputs include RS-232 and GPI
Specifications DCIO / DCIO-H
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.75 (2 RU) x 19 x 11.2 inches (44 x 483 x 282.5 mm)
Line voltage requirements 100 VAC – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Accessories included 1m UL/CSA line cord, Euro-style connectors for outputs and relay connections
Front Panel Controls and Indicators
Parameter adjust Rotary encoder
Power On indicator Blue LED
Display Monochrome 304x96 blue OLED graphics display
Other Momentary mute button
Mute LED (red)
Screen Navigation (Next) and ID buttons
Rear Panel Connectors
Mic/Line input XLR — Mic (+ phantom power) or line level
Line Input 3.5 mm TRS, unbalanced
H.I./V.I. output 5-pin Euro-style (x1) – common GND
Monitor Line/Speaker Outputs Line: 3-pin Euro-style, Speaker: 2-pin Euro-style, 10 W max output
Audio Performance
A/D conversion 32-bit delta-sigma, 48 kHz
Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- .5dB)
Stereo Line Inputs
Connector 3.5mm TRS mini jack
Input stage type Unbalanced input
Input impedance (4dBu sens) > 10k Ohms
Max analog input level (4dBu sens) 15 dBu (4.4 Vrms)
Input impedance (-10dBV sens) 2.7k Ohms
Max analog input level (-10dBV sens) 1 dBV (1.2 Vrms)
Relay outputs (4) 3-pin Euro-style
Normally open (NO), normally closed (NC), and common
Max 30 VDC @ 1A
Automation inputs (RJ45 - 6 GPI) Max input voltage 5V (3.3V typical)
TTL compatible dry contact closure
AES3/EBU Inputs Ch. 1-8, 15-16 (RJ45 x2)
Automation Inputs RJ45, RS-232
Dual Gigabit Ethernet Q-LAN ports LAN A, LAN B (RJ45 x2)
HDMI input/output (DCIO-H only) HDMI 2.0, Type A female connectors
Power switch Rocker switch
IEC Power Connector  
AES/EBU Digital Inputs (RJ45)
Input stage type Balanced input
Input impedance 110 ohms
Input sample rate 48 kHz or 96 kHz
Mic/Line Input (XLR)
Input stage type Active balanced input
Input impedance 2.2k Ohms
Max analog input level 26 dBu
Phantom power voltage 15V

All specifications are subject to change without notice.