2005 Product Source - Q through T
S8: A self-powered, two-way active monitor, this speaker is configured with an 8” bass driver and a 1” soft-dome tweeter. It provides 370W of linear Class A-B amplification to drive each monitor. Measuring 17” H x 11.8” W x 14.5” D, the speaker weighs 42.3 lbs. Frequency response is 50Hz to 20kHz, +/-2dB.
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Millenium Digital: This console provides analog or digital on every channel, 32-bit resolution, sample rate conversion on every input and CRT companion metering/timer and set-up display. All the outputs are available in analog or AES/EBU digital format and the console offers 10 extra auxiliary output busses. The system also features 10 fully programmable mix-minus outputs and a serial RS-232 interface.
Multistream: This transportable HD Radio receiver can handle multiple digital streams along with existing HD Radio and analog signals. The removable receiving unit measures less than 6” x 4” and the complete radio is less than 16” x 7”. When broadcasters add a second digital stream, the receiver will allow listeners to receive the additional programming.
Broadcast monitoring service
Aircheck: Aircheck is a broadcast monitoring and automated audio identification service providing data from the top-rated radio stations in New York City. Clients can view commercials or songs aired, or play back the audio of any commercial or song. With same-day data availability, decisions can be made with current information. It does not need to run on RCS and all audio is watermarked.
Gobotraps: This system consists of a lightweight carriage with wheels that accommodates standard or Gobo Minitraps. The traps are stacked sideways on the carriage to create a gobo that is 4' wide, and two or three traps can be attached for a total height of 4' or 6'. The carriage hovers low to the floor to minimize sound leakage under the traps, and the wheels are large enough to roll on thick carpet or over wires. This product is available in standard and HF versions. Standard traps are absorbent on one side and reflective on the other, where the HF is absorbent on both sides. Both are built with an internal MDF barrier to provide sufficient mass to block sound from passing through.
Road Ready Cases
RRUT1 and RRUT1E: These trunks are large enough to store oversized equipment and come with integrated casters and dishes on top to stack trunks on top of each other. The RRUT1E offers a storage capacity of more than 22 cubic feet, and the RRUT1 comes with eight adjustable/removable storage compartments and two take-out drawers to store smaller accessories. Recessed, industrial grade latches and recessed, spring-loaded handles are also features of these cases.
Rohde and Schwarz
NR8200: Covering a power range from 2.5kW to 30kW, the transmitter includes the SU800 exciter, VU825 power amplifier, a transmitter rack with cooling system, a power combiner, power distribution and the Net CCU 800 control unit. The air-cooled models with only 800mm rack depth provide an output power of 15kW in a 19" rack. The Net CCU 800 transmitter control unit handles internal and external communication and provides all control functions. All transmitter and amplifier parameters required for diagnostics can be retrieved locally or remotely via standard protocol and standard software. Conventional standby systems such as exciter standby, (n+1) standby, passive standby and active output stage standby can be implemented.
DR10, DR20: A dynamic microphone with a hyper-cardioid pattern, the DR10 and DR20 microphones provide a frequency response from 60Hz to 15kHz. A talk switch provides on and off control. The mics offer 130dB maximum sound pressure level (less than 0.5 percent THD). They include a hard-shell carrying case with mic clip and cable.
Portable editing system
PCM2: Using a USB 2.0 interface, the PCM2 system adds power to the BB2-J portable editing system and can be added to any laptop or desktop host PC running Windows XP. The portable system's connections are provided for analog I/O, S/PDIF digital I/O, headphone output and stereo microphone input. The BB2-J combines all of the audio I/O capability and functionality of the BB2 with a jog wheel controller, together with core function buttons.
Equipment dealer: A 28-year-old company in the broadcast industry, the computer division was formed in 1992 to address the digital revolution and new broadcast technology. The company represents more than 700 manufacturers. SCMS occupies a 12,000 sq. ft. facility capable of staging RF, computer or studio projects. This company is the exclusive Broadcast Electronics RF representative for the Southeast, and one of only three Wheatstone digital dealers. SCMS has five field offices across the United States.
Voice tracker via the Internet
Scott Studios/Dmarc Broadcasting
Voice Tracker: This system allows announcers to record air shifts from anywhere with an Internet connection, Windows computer and microphone. When used with Scott's SS32, times and current temperatures can air. Voice Tracker via the Internet requires a special Internet music server at the station to send compressed song heads and tails, in WMA format, to the announcer's headphones. It automatically virus scans and places the recorded voice tracks in the air studio. Stations choose how many songs per hour an announcer is allowed to change for timing, or whether he must follow the log exactly.
Z3300a: This mic is a Class A multi-pattern condenser with 1.07” gold diaphragm with cardioid, omni and figure-eight patterns with a 100Hz filter and 10dB pad. Frequency response is 20Hz to 20kHz, and sensitivity is 12.6mV/Pa – 38 +/-2dB (0dB=1V/Pa 1kHz). Other features include an impedance of 200Ohms equivalent noise level 20dB (A weighted) and 125dB max SPL. It uses 48V phantom power. The mic also comes with a metal shock-mount cradle and aluminum flight case.
Sealink+232.PC: Sealevel Systems has produced internal USB to RS-232 serial adapters, available in one-port and two-port models. These devices mount directly to a PC's chassis, eliminating the need for external converters. All models are USB bus powered, capable of data rates to 460kb/s, and install inside the computer in a spare bracket location. The single port adapter is available with a low-profile PC bracket or standard PC bracket, while the two-port model ships with a standard PC bracket. The adapter includes a 14" cable that connects to most motherboard USB box header connectors and uses only one USB port per serial port.
Digital audio toolbox
DA795: Analyze any stereo digital audio signal and generate low-noise digital test signals, all at up to 24-bit/96kHz sample rate resolution. The toolbox offers two sets of AES/EBU and S/PDIF inputs, including Toslink and ADAT, plus word clock in. A transparency test verifies that a device passes digital test waveforms without errors, using synchronous or asynchronous test. The bit stream analyzer analyzes digital stream characteristics to check actual word length and sample rate, bit activity, header information, flag errors and low voltage. Bitscope shows distortion, noise or jitter on an signal-to-distortion or X-Y scope, and also applies the results to the internal speaker, headphones and line output.
Evolution E840: This professional cardioid vocal microphone has been engineered to suppress sounds emanating from outside its pick-up pattern and providing high gain before feedback. It is fitted with a hum-compensating coil to reduce electromagnetic interference. The metal housing, finished in gray with a gray basket, encloses a shock-mounted capsule, resulting in a durable microphone that is insensitive to handling noise. The mic is supplied in a protective pouch with an MZQ800 microphone clip.
2630, 2640: The 2630 low power branched combiner system and the 2640 balanced combiner system are patching systems with lockout-tagout capability, compact power dividers, low windload hybrids and a digital injector for high-level combining.
Sierra Automated Systems
Rubicon SL: The Rubicon SL radio broadcast console control surface is for the smaller market station or less demanding studio. Like its bigger brother Rubicon, the SL offers complete integration with the SAS 32KD and the SAS Connected Digital Network, as well as stand-alone operation with the upgraded Riolink mixer and router.
LED sign interface
MBC-1: This interface replaces the basic signaling lights with a customized message on a Beta-Brite or other Adaptive Micro Systems LED message boards. Each MBC-1 can control several displays. The system monitors as many as 15 control room devices and can display a unique message for each one. Any message that can be displayed on the message sign can be triggered by the MBC-1. Several messages are preprogrammed and can be changed. Inputs are individually programmed for a momentary or latched display. Latched messages are cleared with a common reset input.
SA-6000EX: The SA-6000EX provides users with a diagnostic test range from 25MHz to 6GHz. The unit stores up to 300 traces. This product includes better overall frequency resolution, a source VSWR of 1.12 to 1.00, a VSWR range of 1.00 to 99.99, and a greater low-temperature operating range (-10 to +50 degees C). The unit is built for field use with a high-capacity battery pack, ergonomic design, large color display and immunity to on-channel interference (+13dBm).
Stereo headphone DA
RB-HD2: The RB-HD2 is a two-way stereo headphone distribution amplifier for driving two pairs of professional stereo headphones from a single stereo or mono input. There are two rotary volume controls on the front panel and a stereo and mono switch located on the rear panel.
Miniature multitrack recorder
Mini R82: A miniature two-to eight-track hard disk and Compact Flash card recorder with recording capabilities from 44.1kHz to 192kHz at 24 bits, it includes two microphone preamps with limiter and LF cut, two line inputs at a fixed level, eight AES-3 digital inputs and full timecode function. This unit measures 4.75” x 3.15” x 1.1” and weighs about a 0.5 lbs with four AA batteries.
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Digital audio editing
Sound Forge 8: A new feature of this audio editing software is the CD Architect 5.2 software for professional CD mastering, with direct track export functionality from Sound Forge software for Red Book audio CD creation. This upgrade also provides application scripting functionality and batch processing, which allows users to automate processes for multiple file encodes; customizable keyboard commands for streamlining workflow; and the addition of low-latency ASIO driver support.
UREI 1620LE, 1601, 1601S: Features of the 1620LE include six input channels; two phono and four aux inputs;; headphone monitoring of any input; and two-band EQ on the output. The 1601 features selectable line or phono inputs and three-band EQ on each channel, high-pass filters for removing turntable rumble or stage noise, an FX send and return loop with selectable signal feed locations, and an independent mic/line input with two-band EQ. Each input fader has selectable response curves, as does the cross-fader. The headphone outputs offer an EQ control. Two sets of dual 10-segment LED meters show the input and output levels. Outputs are on balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA-phono connectors. The 1601S is identical to the 1601, but also offers a two-bank, 32-beat, 96kHz/24-bit auto-looping sampler with one-shot and reverse functions.
Universal voltage monitor
UVM-6: A universal voltage monitor hardware interface, this equipment allows a host computer to measure and monitor six ac line voltage sources via a variety of communications standards, including serial control as well as optional TCP/IP over high speed Ethernet using a standard 10BaseT connector. The system uses a dedicated RMS to dc analog signal processing device to compute, using analog building blocks, the RMS value of the input waveform from any of the six available ac connectors on the rear panel. The device will support the installation of an Ethernet communications module to allow operation over the Internet. The module is attached to the rear panel and is supported by a pair of standoffs on the main board.
CS series: The CS1, a single pattern large diaphragm condenser mic, offers three thumb-wheels that are positioned just under the windscreen, rotating perpendicular to the axis of the body, controlling high pass filters (50Hz, 75Hz, 150Hz and 300Hz), low pass filters (3kHz, 5kHz, 7kHz and 15kHz) and pad (5dB, 10dB, 15dB and 20dB). The CS3 is a dual diaphragm multi-pattern large diaphragm condenser. Combined with all the features of the CS1, a fourth thumb-wheel has been added to allow users to adjust pattern (cardioid, wide cardioid, hyper-cardioid, omni and figure eight).
Surge suppression, power conditioning technology
SX1115, SX1115-RL, SX1115-RT, SX 1120-RT and SX1215: The SX1115 Series surge suppressors are 15A load-capable. The SX1120-RT accepts 20A loads, and the SX1215 is for 240V applications. All models provide eight grounded ac receptacles on the rear panel, with six switched and two always on. The R and RT models also provide a front-panel courtesy outlet. The SX1115-RL features two Neutrik XLR connectors for Littlite gooseneck lamps to provide dimmable illumination of equipment racks in recording studios, custom design/build installations and FOH sound reinforcement applications. The SX1115-RT features a remote turn-on capability for use in integrated power distribution systems. A rear-panel Phoenix connector allows the unit to be connected in a master-satellite configuration with a controller such as the Surge X SEQ for the sequential power-up of multiple components.
Blend 6: A six-channel mixer, this product features Mackie-designed mic preamps and impact-resistant knobs that are mounted so they ride just above the steel chassis, absorbing the impact from errant users. It features two mic preamps, two dedicated instrument inputs, stereo aux return to monitor and two aux sends.
DM-3200: A 48-channel 96kHz/24-bit digital console, it includes 16 rotary encoders with LED indicators to display mixer settings. Up to 6.1 surround panning is available, and the optional IF-SM/DM surround monitoring interface card adds multichannel monitor and downmix capabilities. The console offers 32 channel inputs and 16 return inputs, 16 mix buses and eight aux busses, four-band full-parametric EQ and dynamics on each of the 32 channels and two stereo effects at 44.1, 88.2 or 96kHz. The console provides driverless USB 1.1 connection to a computer for data backup.
Telephone control panel
Call Controller: This unit adds a compact, flexible option for call screening and on-air control to the Twox12, the 12-line phone system designed specifically for talkshow production. Users can mix and match Call Controllers with Desktop Directors to customize control of their Twox12. Using Dual Studio mode, control of one of Twox12's two hybrids is assigned to each studio. On-air lines can now be shared between two studios, allowing the use of a Twox12 for simultaneous production of live and pre-recorded talk segments. Twox12 works with analog or digital telephone circuits.
5200: The analog STL consists of a transmitter and receiver pair that delivers a composite or mono signal with flexibility and minimum adjustment or configuration. The transmitters feature a nominal output of 10W; 20W versions are also available. The RF system is frequency agile and set by software in the transmitter and receiver. The transmitter features all frequency bands from 1.7GHz to 140MHz, a 6.25kHz step size, direct FM modulation and an input/output of 600Ohms. Its dynamic range is 80dB static and its frequency response is +/-0.1dB at 0.5Hz to 100kHz.
Buildings, shelters: Thermobond is a manufacturer of communication shelters, equipment shelters, enclosures, prefabricated buildings, fiber optic shelters, meter buildings, head-end buildings, switch buildings and substation control buildings. Its buildings feature R-values of R-11 to R-27 in the walls, roof and floor; complete wiring packages: lights, outlets, breaker panels, surge arrestors, generator receptacles, wall mount and window air conditioner installation and insulated steel door assemblies with adjustable weather-stripping.
Mix, router, codec
Commander G3: Commander G3 features two expansion slots that accept the user's choice of hardware and software modules. Combinations of modules offer 15kHz mono over POTS, dual mono over POTS, stereo over POTS, mono/stereo over ISDN, GSM wireless to landline and mono/stereo audio over IP and data networks. The unit also offers simultaneous off-air communications over POTS, ISDN or GSM networks in addition to the main program channel. There is a digital audio matrix router in each codec that configures broadcasting profiles such as mono, stereo, live off-air communications with the program channel, dual mono, cue, intercom and bonded mono configurations.
Digital audio leveler
Ariane Sequel: Like its analog predecessor, the Ariane Sequel features the company's sum-and-difference processing. The audio processing path is fully digital, not a hybrid analog/digital design. It provides independent two-channel and stereo-linked modes, protection limiting, input and output level metering, TCP/IP and RS-232 remote control and software upgrade capability. Adapting the Ariane leveler concept to a digital system was the result of Translantech's partnership with Broadcast Warehouse.
Easy-Decoder: The Windows-based setup software allows configuration and control using a Windows setup program. Internally stored EAS logs for as many as 1,000 EAS activations may be retrieved into a word processor for printing, or archived on a disk. Flash BIOS and DSP technology allows the decoder's operating system to be field-upgraded with no hardware changes. Upgrades may include additional features or support for modifications in EAS regulations. The decoder offers two internal radio receivers, each tunable to AM, FM or NOAA reception. A balanced, stereo audio switch provides a self-contained means of replacing normal program audio with EAS audio.
Transmitter/antenna switch controllers
FM controllers: From one command, a timed sequence removes RF power, moves the switch and verifies the position before RF power is restored. The test load is also protected by the controller's load interlock circuit, which will not allow the off-air transmitter to run unless the load's air or water is running. The single-switch controller is for one coax switch, two transmitters, one antenna and dummy load. The keyswitch selected auto function will transfer to the aux transmitter on failure of the main transmitter. The dummy load ready light works with the load interlock logic for automatic load protection. Two and three switch controllers are also available.
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