Dual-Mode Stereo Processor

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Also see model: 272 NOVIA FM Stereo Processor

The NOVIA 262 Dual-Mode Stereo Audio Processor is a half-rack, digital audio processor for FM and Stereo Audio Production.

NOVIA´s parametric equalizer offers continuous control over the audio signal's frequency content with 3 bands of dynamic compression and selectable crossovers.

With particular stress on ease of installation and use, the NOVIA 262 incorporates intuitive, multi-language menu-driven setup, as well as an IP/browser interface compatible with any PC or mobile device. Multiple factory and user-defined processing presets streamline the setup process. IP connectivity also provides local and email failure alarms, plus support for SNMP operation. The NOVIA 262 accepts both program line and streaming inputs and allows remote IP audio monitoring.

The 262's Web interface will allow complete setup and control of the unit from your PC, tablet or smartphone.

Audio Processing for an Authentic Sound


  • Gated and ‘windowed’ gain-riding AGC

  • Unique, adjustable ‘syllabic leveling’

  • 3 bands of dynamic compression with selectable crossovers

  • 4 sections of parametric EQ plus an effective ‘Bass Punch’ feature

  • Independent ‘Density’ and ‘Smooth/Loud’ adjustments

  • GPIOs, Web/email/SNMP for controls and alarms

  • Built-in real time clock and headphone jack

  • Analog, AES-digital, streaming in/outs (no MPX)

  • Selectable 20kHz-wideband and FM-specific processing

  • A great ‘utility’ processor; ideal ahead of STLs/codecs

  • Full function 'responsive' Web interface works on desktop and mobile devices

  Online Demo Available


The 262 is perhaps one of the easiest and most versatile pieces of technology in the market. Great value for the money indeed. I was looking for a processor that would incorporate much of the compression and limiting that fm radio uses. This very high quality product at a super great price is a no brainer to have. It’s easy to setup and the sound is great. Thank you inovonics for a job well done.

- Gregory Lopez - Beat Boss Music

The 262 had all the features I needed; it was within the budget and built by a reputable manufacturer with a record of good support. I could not ask for an easier setup. The audio processing is very simple to work with. A good AGC, a parametric equalizer with three bands of compression. This little box does so much, and Inovonics is still creating updates. One more selling point: When you call Inovonics with a question, you get a person, with little if any hold time.

- David Bialik, CBT. https://www.radioworld.com/tech-and-gear/product-evaluations/a-fan-letter-about-the-novia-262


Frequency Response (processing bypassed)

  • Flat mode analog (I/O): 50Hz - 20kHz, ±0.25dB
  • Flat mode (digital I/O): 20Hz - 20kHz, ±0.05dB
  • FM mode: 50Hz - 15kHz, ±0.25dB; 75μs/50μs

Distortion (processing bypassed)

  • Analog I/O: <0.02% THD (ref: +24dBu I/O)
  • AES Digital I/O: <0.002% THD (ref: 0dBFS I/O)

Signal-to-Noise (processing bypassed)

  • Analog I/O: >105dB (ref: +24dBu I/O)
  • AES Digital I/O: 120dB (ref: 0dBFS I/O)


  • Analog I/O: >100dB, 20Hz - 20kHz
  • AES Digital I/O:  >140dB, 20Hz - 20kHz

Program Line Inputs

  • Analog: active-balanced (XLR) accepts line levels from –15dBu to +15dBu; +24dBu clipping, Impedance is 600 ohms
  • AES Digital: (XLR) accepts line levels between –30dBFS and 0dBFS at sampling rates from 32kHz to 96kHz
  • IP Streaming: accepts all Icecast/SHOUTcast MP3, Ogg and AAC streams


Program Line Outputs

  • Analog: active-balanced (XLR) delivers –12dBu to +18dBu for 100% modulation; +24dBu clipping, impedance is 600 ohms
  • AES Digital: balanced (XLR) delivers –30dBFS to 0dBFS at 100% modulation; selectable sampling rates of 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz
  • Characteristic: outputs may be set for flat orpre-emphasized response in FM mode.


Program Signal Latency (Delay)

1.5ms in bypass, 3ms analog I/O, 3.5ms digital I/O (typical)

Network Port

TCP/IP network connection (RJ45) for remote setup/operation and in/out audio streaming; full support for SNMP control

GPIO Ports

3 GPI, 3 GPO with assignable functions and logic polarity

Headphone Jack

Front-panel (TRS) 3.5mm

Internal Test Tone Generator

20Hz - 20kHz; variable frequency and level


Local (GPIO) closures, browser interface, SNMP and SMS/email alarms for analog, digital and stream audio loss; maintains daily, weekly, monthly logs


Dayparting or ‘signature’ processing (e.g. talent microphone) is simplified with an onboard real-time clock and setup-preset programming.

Audio Processing

  • AGC: ±15dB capture range; gated with dual-rate ‘windowed’ operation
  • Leveling: variable ‘syllabic’ 2:1 compression
  • EQ: 4-sections of parametric equalization
  • Bass ‘Punch’: variable bass enhancement
  • Compression: 3-bands with selectable crossovers, variable master and individual band drive controls, plus r.m.s./peak ‘density’ adjustment
  • Final Peak Control: no-clip feed-forward wideband limiting with independent high frequency protection for FM mode

Power Requirement

12VDC at 280mA (2.1mm x 5.5mm coaxial); inline switchmode power supply included

Mounting Options

An optional rack adapter mounts one or two NOVIA or other Inovonics half-rack units in a standard 19-inch, 1U rack space.

Size and Weight

1.6”H x 8”W x 6”D; 5 lbs. shipping weight


Continuous operation at ambient temperatures between 32ºF/0ºC and 122ºF/50ºC; 0-95% relative humidity, non-condensing, altitudes to 10,000ft/3,048m.