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Cedar DNS1500 Noise Suppressor

The DNS1500 updated the style, design and performance of its Academy Award winning predecessor, the DNS1000. With an improved chassis and updated processors, it coupled the perfect ergonomics of the DNS1000 with improved 2-channel performance and 96kHz capabilities. Installed in TV, film and post production studios the world over, it made otherwise unusable interviews intelligible and saved huge costs in ADR. It was also a valuable tool in audio forensic investigation, used for cleaning audio signals in the lab and during live surveillance.

For users working in post, the DNS1500’s near-zero latency meant that they didn’t need to slip the audio against time-code, making it possible to use it in real-time on the dubbing stage. For location sound engineers (who do not have the luxury of random access to the material) the near-zero latency meant that there was no loss of lip sync, either when recording or when broadcasting live to air. Furthermore, the combination of low latency and 24-bit fidelity meant that users could leave the DNS1500 permanently in the signal chain without fear of signal degradation.