2009 Pick Hits


        Radio on FacebookJoin us on Facebook
Shure X2U

XLR to USB adapter
Shure
X2U: The Shure X2U XLR-to-USB signal adapter is slim, portable and simple to connect. Making it easy to record whenever you want, anywhere you take your computer, it is useful for multi-track recording and features built-in headphone monitoring with zero latency. It also features easy controls to balance microphone and playback audio.

What the Judges had to say:

  • A mic to USB convertor is a good idea, but this adds headphone monitoring.
  • It's an easy way to create a production setup on the go.
    800-25-SHURE
    www.shure.com
    sales@shure.com

    Sierra Automated Systems TP-USB

    USB turret panel
    Sierra Automated Systems
    TP-USB: This turret panel provides an easy way for talent or guests to connect a laptop to the SAS audio network. Typically, guests must feed the unbalanced line or headphone output to the audio network, which can lead to audio problems from ground loops and poor audio quality from the laptop's internal sound card. The card puts a USB B connector receptacle in easy reach to provide a bidirectional stereo connection. The panel fits in a 6" x 1.6" space. It connects to the SAS network via a CAT-5 cable. It is also available in a rack-mount version.

    What the Judges had to say:

  • It's a pretty simple idea, but this eliminates the hassle I've had to deal with laptops being brought into the studio for playback.
  • Clean and straight-forward.

    818-840-6749
    www.sasaudio.com
    sales@sasaudio.com

    Tieline Bridge-It

    IP codec
    Tieline Technology
    Bridge-It: Bridge-It allows users to tailor the codec to suit individual requirements. Encode-only or decode-only versions or both are available. Bridge-It has an SD card slot for failover playback of prerecorded audio, and the unit's menus can be fully programmed using comprehensive front-panel hardware that includes a keypad and LCD display, or by using a Web interface. It is designed for desktop use, or two units can be installed side-by-side in a purpose-built 1RU mounting bracket. Bridge-It comes with a range of high performance broadcast algorithms plus optional AAC LC and AAC HE. Standard algorithms include 16-bit 22kHz linear audio at less than 12ms encode delay for uncompromised audio, G.711 G.722, MPEG Layer 2 and Tieline Music. The Tieline Music Plus algorithm also provides 22kHz mono, dual mono and stereo with 20ms encode delay at under 100kb/s. Bridge-It has all the expected broadcast input connectors. Simultaneous analog and digital AES/EBU audio outputs are provided on XLR connectors and it includes a 1/4" stereo headphone output.

    What the Judges had to say:

  • The SD card slot gives extra peace of mind for audio backup.
  • Very flexible unit for IP audio applications, with all the necessary codecs.

    888-211-6989
    www.tieline.com
    sales@tieline.com



  • Acceptable Use Policy
    blog comments powered by Disqus

    [an error occurred while processing this directive]

    Today in Radio History

    Milestones From Radio's Past

    The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.

    Digital Edition

    Each Issue as a Digital Edition

    Read each issue online in our Digital Edition Format in your Web browser.

    EAS Information More on EAS

    NWS XML/Atom Feed for CAP Messages

    The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.

    Wallpaper Calendar

    Radio 2014 Calendar Wallpaper

    Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.

    The Wire

    A virtual press conference

    Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.

    Join Us Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn
    Radio magazine cover

    Current Issue

    88Nine Radio Milwaukee

    A New Home Brings Community Together

    Browse Back Issues

    [an error occurred while processing this directive]