AP-2000 / FM-2000 FAQ

AP-2000 / FM-2000 FAQ

Early on, the AP1000 was replaced by the AP2000. Why?

The AP1000 was our first high-end processor. As with most very complex products we quickly found ways to increase its performance and upgrade its feature set. Up to a point everything was achievable with a simple software upgrade. But we reached an impasse where some of our new DSP algorithms needed more breathing room and we had to redesign the hardware in order to provide these resources.

Every single AP1000 customer was contacted and invited to send their unit back to the factory so we could upgrade their unit to an AP2000 at no cost. To date, 96 of the first 100 AP1000's built have been upgraded and customers are quite happy with the improvements.

Of the remaining four units, two belong to the same customer, who is happy with his AP1000's as is.

The other two units belong to Wheatstone and reside in the racks of processors in our lab where we can compare them to not only our own line of processors, but also virtually any popular on-air processor that was manufactured in the past 30-plus years.

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