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Can interface directly to most popular automation systems, taking
commands directly from the digital audio system via serial interface or
TCP/IP. IMediaAdcast can also be operated via simple closures, if a
user's digital audio system is not currently supported. iMediaAdcast
can be used to substitute more than just commercials. IMediaAdcast can
block out whole hours of programming and replace it with
Internet-approved content. IMediaAdcast can replace liners and stingers
to better promote your station's Internet presence.
The models in this series are housed in single space chassis. A pair
of full-range, shielded stereo speakers are built in, along with a
speaker mute switch. A TRS output is provided for headphone listening.
A phase indicator displays the phase relationship of the left and right
channels of the source being monitored. Each input is routed to a
fourteen-segment LED meter. All analog I/Os are high common-mode
rejection XLR balanced, and each is provided with a rear-panel signal
activity indicator. Outputs also have +/-6dB gain trim controls. The
unit is powered with an included UL-approved external power supply via
a DIN 5 connector. Models with digital monitoring capability are
equipped with an A/D select button and both front and rear digital
signal activity indicators. The digital inputs can accommodate stereo
digital signals sampled at rates up to 96kHz, in AES/EBU format, via
rear panel BNC inputs.
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Big Pro and Pro Studio
These studio systems have locations for two PCs, a deep equipment rack unit system, utility drawer, and access to wiring behind the rack
and PC location, with a wiring channel between them. Options include a
keyboard drawer, silencing PC compartment door, custom overbridge,
equipment racks, matching wood microphone stands and more. Standard Pro
Studio 6' x 3' or the Big Pro 6' x 4.5' are available. Sit down 30" or
standard stand-up 38" heights are available.
The first LED-based flashing red beacon for marking radio and television towers and other obstacles that pose hazards to aircraft
navigation, the new light is designed to meet the requirements of the
FAA, Transport Canada, and ICAO. Designed primarily as a replacement
unit for 300mm incandescent red flashing beacons in existing
installations, the L864 flashing red beacon mounts to standard bolt
patterns and requires no additional wiring, controllers, or monitors.
It uses high-flux LEDs and uses 90 percent less energy than standard
incandescent beacons that consume a minimum of 1240W. Its unique design
optimizes LED performance, resists shock and vibration, and provides
360-degree visibility, while minimizing unwanted ground-lighting
effect. The L864 flashing red beacon carries a limited five-year
A revitalized version of the Aural Exciter, the new Model 204, which replaces the older Model 104, features an Optical Big Bottom for
enhanced low-end response; two independent channels; new packaging with
a revamped front-panel layout; internal power supply; XLR and
¼-inch I/O connectors; plus updated circuitry for improved overall
sound quality and user flexibility. The Model 204 features a
new-Millennium front-panel design and operator controls, plus a custom
light-dependent resistor as the gain-control element. As a result,
dynamic range is increased by 10dB with increased flexibility. The
patented Big Bottom circuit dynamically shapes the bass response in the
20Hz to 120Hz range, increasing the perception of low frequencies
without boosting the maximum peak output.
Integrated audio production station
Combining automated digital mixing, hard-disk recording, MIDI sequencing, powerful editing, DSP plug-in technology and multi-format
mastering capabilities, the SX-1's feature set includes: a flexible
40×8 digital mixing console with 100mm, touch-sensitive faders,
advanced built-in dynamic automation, and 16 high-quality,
phantom-powered mic preamps; a full-function, 48kHz, 24-bit, 16-track
hard disk recorder; highly integrated and intuitive waveform, MIDI and
automation data editing; complete surround mixing capabilities; a
128-track MIDI sequencer; a built-in CD-RW drive; DSP plug-in
technology; analog, digital, MIDI and computer interfacing; built-in
timecode/sync support; and expansion slots for 24 more channels of
digital I/O or additional analog I/O. Other standard features of the
SX-1 include an onboard LCD screen and an XVGA output that acts as a
stand-alone DAW interface. The SX-1 also offers the ability to author
MP3 files, includes a jog/shuttle wheel that allows users to scrub
audio and MIDI data simultaneously, and may be cascaded with TASCAM's
DM-24 Digital Mixing Console to add input channels and
Featuring a 24-carat gold transducer case for optimum conductivity and resistance to corrosion and humidity, the C 900 offers a
frequency-independent cardioid polar pattern optimized for high gain
before feedback. The C 900 also boasts a frequency range of 20Hz to
20kHz, which is enhanced by the integrated PB 1000 Presence Boost
Adapter that provides a 3dB to 4db peak between 5kHz and 13kHz and
allows for better intelligibility and sound. The C 900 features
sensitivity at 1kHz of 6mV/Pa, impedance is 200ohms and can handle a
maximum SPL of 139dB at 1 percent THD. The C 900 also features a
standard three-pin male 24-carat gold plated XLR-type connector.
Accepts loop-thru AES/EBU digital audio via 110ohm XLR and 75ohm BNC and RCA connectors. A 24-bit, 96kHz D/A converter feeds stereo
headphone drivers, balanced audio line outputs and a stereo LED meter.
Input sample rates of 32, 44.1, 48, 82.2 and 96kHz are decoded and
indicated with a front-panel display. A data valid light indicates that
there have been no data or transmission errors. Bright, stereo,
two-color LED meters are switchable to the D/A converter output and
indicate headroom down from 0dBFS. Display ballistics are PPM for
optimum indication of audible peaks.
Numix Selector wedge
An advanced control surface for the company's Audio Engine, the Numix Selector wedge is a digital mixer/router, and is expandable from
six to 24 faders. The new Numix Selector Wedge features a large LCD
panel with color graphics, improved intercom functions, programmable
buttons for executing custom commands and more. The fader wedge
sections of the Numix will also be changed in the coming months to
include improved displays. Along with the large display, the new Numix
Selector Wedge provides a number of fully programmable buttons that can
be used for any desired function.
Audio test and measurement system
This PC-based audio test and measurement system provides design engineers with the ability to choose performance capabilities to match
specific needs and budgets. Analysis capabilities include both harmonic
distortion and multi-tone analyzers. The Harmonic Distortion Analyzer
decreases an engineer or technician's test time by quickly isolating
and identifying circuit problems. The Multitone Analyzer enables fast
analysis of frequency response, crosstalk, noise and
distortion-eliminating errors, improving accuracy and reducing costs
associated with test time. This series of performance tests is carried
out in less than one second with a single acquisition. Audio Precision
also offers a performance option that increases measurement bandwidth
to 120kHz and includes complete digital audio interface tests including
waveform and eye pattern displays.
Built on the Precision Series amplifiers, the P Series brings well-researched and flexible custom modules to a variety of
applications. The P1201 and P1202 feature plug-in modules specifically
designed to complement EV speakers. All P amplifiers feature modular
I/O panels for future options and inputs on XLR with slave out(s). The
standard versions, P1201 and P1202, feature XLR and Neutrik Speakon
connections, while the contractor versions, P1201i and P1202i, are
equipped with Phoenix and barrier strips. All modules feature level
control, input/signal present LED, voice-coil-protection, mode switch
(FR/Mid-Hi) with status LED and mid-EQ for customer selection between
flat or dip. All P amplifiers feature LPN filters and crossovers.
Universal telephone interface
This single pack provides audio connections to cell phones, PBX phone systems, and plain analog phone lines. For use with cell phones,
simply plug ComPack into the 2.5mm headset jack of your wireless cell
phone. The phone will recognize ComPack as a headset, which will
disable the mic and speaker in the phone. For PBX systems, unplug the
handset from any analog or digital PBX phone and plug the coiled cord
into ComPack. With analog phones, plug ComPack into an RJ-11 jack, go
off-hook and dial, or answer an incoming call. ComPack also functions
as a simple telecom interface for a beltpack intercom system. This
allows users to connect the three-pin XLR to a beltpack intercom group
for a full duplex, always-on connection to any telephone network.
With the Instant 3-Play, DL4 users can record a jingle, bed, liner or other file into the DL4 workstation and play it back in up to three
places before it is even finished recording. The DL4 workstation is a
2RU high broadcast appliance that records and plays audio from hard
disk. The DL4 has four serial ports for control from one, two or three
Windows 95/98/NT computers. The Arrakis Instant 3-Play software is run
on these PCs allowing up to three studios to play audio at the same
time. The Instant 3Play will also allow you the ability to play
multiple jingles at the same time in one studio. Control is via touch
monitor, mouse, or keyboard.
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