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Cad Professional Microphones
GXL3000: A large-diaphragm, multi-pattern (cardioid, omni, figure-eight) condenser mic, this piece of equipment features a 1” dual diaphragm, a highpass filter and a 10dB pad. A shock mount is included.
Sicon-8: This dial-up, site controller features balanced audio pass through and eight channels of metering, status and control. It provides five alarms per channel. Enhancement options are available for greater capabilities but aren't required for initial installation. A cell phone audio interface allows the remote control to be used with any auto-answer wireless phone. Six channels of momentary relays and two channels can be momentary or latching. All message prompts can be re-recorded.
RF Wattmeters: These high-power, remote wattmeters are designed for the measurement of complex RF waveforms such as CDMA, DAB, CW and AM and FM. Several models are available to measure forward and reflected power in 50Ohm coaxial transmission line systems with 5/10/25 or 15/30/60 scales. The 98952-A wattmeter with 5/10/25 scales includes two 10' cables and an ac adapter. The 98954-1 with 5/10/25 scales includes forward/reflected switch, four 10' cables and an ac adapter. The 98958-A and 98959-A with 15/30/60 scales include forward/reflected switch, four 10' cables and an ac adapter.
Portable audio mixer
FP-21: A three-channel portable audio mixer, this unit is equipped with long-lasting batteries, conductive-plastic rotary faders, mic/line selectors, metering, filters and balanced audio circuits. The unit provides phantom power, to 124dB S/N and distortion of 0.5 percent or less. The balanced audio inputs and outputs are provided on XLR connectors. The unit is housed in an aluminum enclosure and can operate for 10 hours on six D batteries. It can also accept a 10.5V to 18V dc power feed.
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Integrated Drive: The core component of the Integrated Drive is the variable vacuum capacitor. It also includes a motor, coupler and tube to drive the capacitor. A durable, backlash-free coupler connects the capacitor to the drive system. A bulk-head flange and adjustable end flange ensure easy mounting in the match-box. Features include an optional memory chip that stores specific module information, such as capacitor type, serial number, measurement of capacitance curves and, on request, an integrated stepping motor driver and a micro controller that allows high-level commands.
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Access: BRIC technology enables broadcasters to use a variety of commonly available Internet access points to broadcast real-time audio. The unit uses widely available wired circuits like DSL, cable, POTS and frame relay as well as wireless circuits such as Wi-fi, 1XRTT, Edge and 3G data networks. The codec is available as rack mount and portable units. Capable of providing voice quality connections over IP connections, the codec also offers a stereo mode that provides optimized performance when used on managed data networks.
Phoenix: This TDM plug-in for Pro Tools emulates the unique properties of a magnetic tape machine. The plug-in process not only incorporates the nonlinear saturation characteristics created by the magnetic tape itself, but also includes the interrelation of an analog tape recorder's record/reproduce electronics and equalization curves. Five TDM plug-ins emulate tape characteristics, each one incorporating a color change button allowing three choices to modify the process. A level control determines the amount of the process integrated into the audio signal.
HD Radio monitor
M2: Over-sampling 24-bit/96kHz DAC combined with the proprietary Class A-biased audio output circuitry of this unit provides transparent and dynamic audio. The high resolution, peak and hold 50-segment LED meters indicate RF carrier modulation percent and audio modulation in decibels. The equipment uses a multi-function display for tuning and other station information. The monitor also includes alarms for over-modulation, loss of audio and loss of carrier. All tuner functions can be monitored and controlled remotely via an optional PC interface.
HD Radio monitor
M4: Like the M2, the M4 offers a low noise RF front end with built-in preselector and double-balanced mixer. Its low jitter DAC and Class A-biased audio output provide playback of HD Radio 96kb/s programming. Synthesized pushbutton tuning for AM and FM bands, balanced audio outputs at +4dBV on 3.5mm Eurostyle modular connectors and a multi-function LCD are all features of this monitor. Ten preset stations per AM and FM band are offered, as well as left program and right program signal indicators. The unit also features an HD Radio digital to analog program time-alignment monitor.
Flexline Foam: Type FLF is normally used for primary feeders, while Type FLS is typically used for jumper assemblies. Both style cables feature copper inner conductors, highly closed-cell foamed polyethylene insulator, oxygen-free copper corrugated outer conductor and polyethylene jackets. The foam cable is available in a full range of sizes. The FLF is available in ½”; 7/8”, 1 1/4” and 1 5/8”. The FLS is available in ¼”, 3/8”, ½” and 7/8”. Connectors and accessories are available for all sizes of these cables.
USB audio interface
UAX220: This USB audio interface was specifically designed for broadcast and pro audio applications. Supplied in a 17cm x 22cm bag, the unit features two balanced analog inputs and two balanced analog outputs on Neutrik XLRs, 24-bit/48kHz resolution, a dynamic range greater than 103dB (A-weighted) and a ¼” headphone output. Once connected to a USB port on a computer (Windows 2000 and XP, Mac OS X, Linux), the unit is automatically recognized as a USB audio-compliant device without needing additional drivers. External power is not required.
Streaming, processing, routing system
Xip882: This unit combines the functions of four traditional product categories: IP steaming client/servers, audio processors, routers and codecs. The system features eight audio inputs and eight audio outputs in analog and digital formats. An embedded matrix provides routing capabilities from any input to any output. The system combines a 2RU and a network application programming interface that enables Digigram's OEM development partners to control the equipment's functions.
Digital Radio Express
FM Extra: This encoder enables broadcasting of multiple digital signals on an existing FM carrier with flexible architecture that can use any available SCA carrier space. The unit offers expandable bandwidth, riding on 99kHz of baseband on standard FM exciters. It will work on IBOC stations or non-IBOC stations. The unit is capable of more than 128kb/s. The encoder can also be used to broadcast true discrete 5.1 surround sound, equivalent to Dolby Digital 5.1, and can broadcast multiple independent audio streams to provide multi-channel programming.
Ultimate EAS Remote: The interface is designed for the Sage-Endec 1822 EAS encoder and decoder. The system offers a large backlit LCD to display the date, time and alert details, just like the LED sign display, with a small footprint for crowded countertops. A strobe catches the eye when an alert is pending, and the color is tailored to the severity of the alert. The system can cue the pending alert audio through an internal speaker or earphones, and an independent rear panel line output is supplied.
4041-T2: Using an updated 130V microphone preamplifier module, this mic incorporates a pentode vacuum tube driven as a cathode follower in a Class A unity gain output stage. The sub-miniature vacuum tube is heated by 6V supplied via the HMA5000 high-voltage microphone amplifier. With a self-noise of 10dBA and a THD at 0.5 at 120dBSPL peak, the mic offers a range of about 110dB. The back plate of the capsule is polarized via the HMA5000 with 200V, providing sensitivity and SPL handling of 144dB before the onset of clipping. The mic features a flat phase design with a frequency response from 10Hz to 20kHz and a soft boost of 4 to 6dB at 8kHz.
Echo Digital Audio
Layla 3G: This recorder features two universal inputs with mic preamps, six balanced analog inputs, eight balanced analog outputs and a stereo headphone output. ADAT lightpipe, optical and coaxial S/PDIF and MIDI are included as well. The device comes with a 15' cable and PCI card that connects to the audio interface. The recorder is compatible with PCI-X (3.3 or 5V) motherboards and Power Mac G5 computers, as well as older systems.
Blue Cardinal and Blue Raven: The red-bodied, cherry wood finish Cardinal mic is a class A cardioid condenser while the dusky Raven is a dynamic mic. The Raven provides a cardioid pattern that offers off-axis rejection. The frequency response has a slight upward slope with peaks at 5kHz and 12kHz. The double swivel-mounted design makes it easy to position. The pressure-gradient Cardinal offers class A discrete noise circuitry and a 40Hz to 17kHz (+/-3dB) frequency response.
Automated profanity elimination
Guardien: This system is an automated profanity elimination and spoken word logging system for radio broadcasters. Guardien is a two rack-unit device with stereo balanced analog and AES/EBU inputs and outputs. It features contact closures for control of external devices or alert mechanisms. The unit delays and monitors the air signal, looking for objectionable words, and when it finds them, mutes or bleeps them automatically. Then the system logs the event, along with an audio clip, for future reference.
Antenna planning software
Broadcast System Planning Software v7.0: Version 7.0 of the FM antenna system planning software is available at no cost from the ERI website or by request on compact disc. The software provides assistance in designing FM radio transmission systems using ERI's antenna and transmission lines. The software also includes plotted and tabulated azimuth and elevation pattern data for most standard ERI antenna products, including Rototiller FM antennas.
Programmable event controllers
700 series: ESE's 700 series is a family of programmable event controllers that provide a number of contact closure outputs at predetermined times. These controllers allow the user to automate a multitude of events with simple programming. Various models are available from time code readers to stand-alone clocks and elapsed timers with thumbwheel, keypad and PC interface programmability.
BD600: Replacing the BD500, this device increases the delay capability to 80 seconds, which is twice as long as the BD500's capability. A panic feature allows a WAV file stored on a compact flash card to be played when the panic button is pressed. While the file is played the delay buffer rebuilds, allowing programming to continue in safety as soon as the jingle has completed. The unit can be controlled through the front panel or through a control interface. The unit also includes a microprecision delay, which can be set to 10 seconds of delay adjustable in 100 nanosecond increments.
Noise Pump Music: NPM provides several musical styles from orchestral to electronica in a user-friendly layout including long form titles, commercial length edits and sub-mix versions. All music is released on Firstcom's website for download.
AC-215: Built around the company's SMP+ technology, the conditioner includes two rear-panel outlets and mounting hardware. It fits into any application where discreetly located, remote power purification and protection are needed. A three-year limited warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship is included.
Digital monitoring system
8130A: Featuring a 192kHz/24-bit digital audio interface, AES/EBU digital and analog audio inputs, as well as automatic detection of word length and sampling frequency, the 8130A is the latest addition to the 8000 MDE Series of bi-amplified active monitors. The unit features a 5” bass driver along with a ¾” tweeter loaded into an advanced DCW. The free-field frequency response is 58Hz to 20kHz (+/-2.0dB). Peak SPL per pair is 108dB, driven by a pair of 40W amplifiers.
CT504HD: This CAT-5e cable is for use with Neutrik Ethercon connectors, and is also available from Gepco as pre-terminated cable assemblies. The inner jacket of the CT504HD allows the pair to have proper physical spacing to achieve EIA/TIA CAT-5 specifications, while the TPE outer jacket protects the cable from physical damage or abuse. In addition, the CT504HD uses stranded 24-gage conductors that enhance the cable's flexibility and flex-life durability.
Great River Electronics
MEQ-1NV: This is a single-channel microphone preamplifier combined with a four-band parametric equalizer in 1RU. The unit's sonic character is attributed to the discrete Class A circuitry and custom-wound transformer inputs for mic pre and EQ, and true inductor-based LC circuits in the EQ-1NV. The EQ-1N features four overlapping frequency bands with comprehensive control of Q and slopes, as well as an effective third order high-pass filter.
3DX-25: This 25kW transmitter's direct digital drive technology conserves energy and improves modulation linearity and bandwidth for the transition to digital radio. The transmitter offers a linear power supply that protects the transmitter when turned on and eliminates separate step-start/run contactors and resistors. The transmitter's Intellistat diagnostic user interface features easy-to-read control and status parameters to verify transmitter performance.
HD Radio importer, exporter
Flexstar HDI-100 and HDE-100: The Flexstar HDI-100 data importer and HDE-100 program exporter can broadcast supplemental audio and implement data services, maximizing available bandwidth within the transmission chain. The HDI-100 importer accepts all advanced application services, including supplemental audio program streams. The HDE-100 exporter multiplexes the data leaving the importer with a station main program channel and feeds all the data as one bit stream to an HD Radio exciter. The Flexstar exciter is HD-Radio ready and can adjust the phase of the output for split-level combining applications.
PR-30: This mic features a large 1.5" diameter dynamic element and a dual wound voice coil with a neodymium magnet structure that creates a magnetic field 10 times stronger than traditional magnets. The mic's frequency response is 28Hz to 18kHz and it offers an impedance of 600Ohms balanced. Other features include an output level of -52.9dB at 1,000Hz and a net weight of 15oz.
Headphone monitor system
Multiphones: Providing multi-user headphone listening facilities, this system consists of a master unit and 12 guest pods. Guest pods are compact listening stations that can be located near the user. Each guest pod has its own headphone amplifier, volume control and headphone jacks. The pods are connected to the master unit with CAT-5 cable. The system provides multiple users with audiophile quality listening facilities, where each listener has his own volume control and can use any type of headphone without affecting other users in the system.
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