Waves System Eventplayer mkII EP220
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Waves System Eventplayer mkII EP220

The Waves System (iD-AL) EventPlayer EP220 is a high quality audio player as well as a powerful and versatile Show Controller designed for non-stop operation. Its also ideal for class change signalling in a school. Built in Class D 2 x 20 watt amplifier.

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The solid state design with no moving parts ensures ultimate stability and reliability. Intelligent and standalone, the EventPlayer automatically runs an unlimited number of programmed shows creating attractive entertainment in commercial and leisure places and making it perfect for:  

  • In-store displays 
  • Exhibitions
  • Heritage centres, museum and galleries
  • Multiple message management in public spaces (shopping malls, airport lounges, railway stations)
  • School class change and lockdown systems
  • Special effects (musical fountains, fun fairs, escape games .. )

The iDAL EventPlayer reads MP3, WAV audio files and DMX sequences from files stored on a SD/SDHC* card or external storage device, USB stick, hard disk or card reader. 

Whichever control is required, for full automation or remote control and integration, the Eventplayer offers powerful time programming, Ethernet, RS232 serial link and interactive playback facilities on a single input contact. (More inputs are available on the EP230 model - see related products) 

As a Show Controller, it executes DMX sequences, commands output contacts and provides an RS232 link to control other pieces of equipment. The EventPlayer controls all actions of the show in perfect synchronisation with the audio file. 

Show Control Sequencer

Show control is the ability to link together and operate multiple entertainment systems in a co-ordinated manner. The EventPlayer can control devices, lights, motors, valves etc in perfect synchronisation with the sound track.   
The show control sequencer allows creation of entertainment programs by recording successive status of the DMX output and the output contacts in relation to the associated audio track. Real time playback and modification is made available by connecting a USB/DMX interface like ENTTEC Open DMX USB Interface to a computer via the USB link.  

• Reads MP3 files (64kbps to 320kbps) and WAV files (16 to 32 bits - 44.1 to 96kHz)
• Storage on micro SD/SDHC* card, USB stick, USB flash drive
• Autoplay mode, can be configured and disabled
• Show control function
• Playback pattern defined by digits included in directory and file names
• Time and date scheduler
• 512 DMX channels output
• RS232 serial link
• Ethernet link (Web server and FTP)
• USB link to update SD card and USB mass storage
• Infrared sensor for remote control handset
• 2 x 20 w integrated amplifier
• Digital setting of volume, treble, medium, bass
• Auxiliary In on RCA, switching can be scheduled with configurable fade in/fade out
• Amplified output on removable terminal block
• Line level output on RCA
• Digital audio output S-PDIF on RCA
• Setting menu by rotary encoder
• 2 configurable push buttons
• 2 x 16 character LCD display
• 12V external power supply unit
• 2 power supply sockets for powering other devices
• Format 1/3 of a 19’’ rack
• Dimensions: L143 x H44x D208 mm
• Weight: 543 g

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Interfacing and Connectivity:


Clickable knob

Volume and setting menu

USB Inputs

USB Host 2.0 Full Speed (12 Mb/s), standard “mass storage” driver, type-A receptacle       

MicroSD Card Slot

Accepts microSDSC cards & microSDHC cards

Line Outputs

Unbalanced line-level stereo audio output on standard RCA connectors

Line Inputs

Unbalanced line-level stereo auxiliary audio input on a standard 3.5 mm (TRS) jack

Input Contact

A standalone opto-isolated input contact on a 3.81 mm pluggable terminal block (typical debounce time: 25 ms)

Speaker Outputs

Class D amplified speaker stereo audio output on 3.81 mm pluggable terminal blocks:

2 × 8 W – 8 Ω, THD+N = 1 %, 1 kHz

2 × 10 W – 8 Ω, THD+N = 10 %, 1 kHz     

2 × 15 W – 4 Ω, THD+N = 1 %, 1 kHz       

2 × 19 W – 4 Ω, THD+N = 10 %, 1 kHz     

DMX Output

DMX512 output on a female XLR3 connector

RS232 Serial Port

RS-232 serial link on a 3.81 mm pluggable terminal block (9600, 19200, or 38400 bauds)       

Ethernet Connector

10/100 Mbps Ethernet, RJ45 connector


Embedded FTP server for remote content update      

Embedded SNTP client to synchronize the clock      

Static IP address (DHCP not supported)   

IPv4-compatible (IPv6 not supported)      

Audio Files Supported

MP3 (.mp3): MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer III, mono/stereo, 16 bits, 44.1/48 kHz, from 32 kbit/s to 320 kbit/s, CBR (Constant Bit Rate) or VBR (Variable Bit Rate), with or without ID3v1/2 tags        

Proprietary obfuscated MP3 (.mp3): to protect MP3 audio content¹     

WAV (.wav): mono/stereo, 16/24-bit LPCM, 44.1/48 kHz, WAVE_FORMAT_PCM or WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE

Other File Formats Supported 

SC2 (.sc2): show control file – Show control V2 file format  

TM2 (.tm2): timestamped programming file (scheduler.tm2) – Scheduler V2 file format       

TXT (.txt): text file for serial (serial.txt) usages – raw text format (only printable 7-bit ASCII characters) with CR/LF, LF or CR end of line characters

Storage Devices

File system supported: FAT32 (read/write)

Supports long filenames limited to 63 characters maximum including extension     

Accepted storage device types:      

microSDSC cards / microSDHC cards / USB flash drives      

Accepts 1000 folders maximum at the root, containing up to 999 files each

Built-in Clock

Timekeeping when the player is not powered: up to 2 months        

Player power supply input

Nominal voltage: 12 V DC

Supplied PSU Voltage

From 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz to 60 Hz



Dimensions  (WHD)

140 mm (1/3 rack width) x 43 mm x 208 mm


543g (with the pluggable terminal blocks)         

Related Products

Waves System Eventplayer mkII EP230

Interactive MP3/WAV/DMX audio player, ethernet show controller. Integral 2 x 20 watt amplifier. 8+1 inputs, 8 outputs.

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List Ex VAT: £627.27