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PAW 120: Built on the DR 100, which received a Pick Hit Award from Radio magazine at NAB2005, the PAW 120 features a built-in speaker, aluminum case and a dual-color LED display. The unit operates on two AA batteries. It records and edits linear PCM and MPEG compressed audio, supports the BWF file format, and stores audio to an internal 512MB flash memory. It has a built-in microphone and accepts a mono or stereo external microphone while providing phantom power. An AGC and voice-activated recording can be switched on or off.
AT2041SP: The Studio Pack combines the AT2020 side-address condenser microphone with the new AT2021 small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone. The AT2021 offers a flat frequency response from 30Hz to 20kHz, handles up to 145dB SPL and features a 126dB dynamic range. The AT2020 uses a custom-engineered, low-mass diaphragm that provides extended frequency response plus the ability to handle high SPL levels. The fixed cardioid polar pattern mic has a flat frequency response from 20Hz to 20kHz, handles SPL levels up to 144dB, had covers a dynamic range of 124dB.
Digital audio processor
AP3: The 1RU, two-channel/stereo audio processor provides an array of analog/digital inputs and outputs, four-band parametric EQ, three-band compressor, and tunable filters along with overall AGC, limiting and expansion. All settings can be stored and replayed as password-protected presets. The front-panel display includes input, output and gain reduction meters. Remote monitoring and operational control is possible using Ethernet-enabled GUI software.
FM broadcast processor
DSPX Mini: The DSPX Mini is based on the original DSPX and the six- band DSP Xtra. The mini follows the original DSPX with a 4+4 AGC and limiter processing architecture but with a slightly cut back feature set. The unit does not offer the analog and digital audio outputs, but has a stereo encoder. The unit maintains stereo separation in excess of 75dB.
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CD-01U, CD-01U Pro: These professional CD players occupy 1RU. Available in two versions, the Pro version adds balanced analog and digital outputs to the unbalanced audio and S/PDIF optical connector provision. Both models have an RS-232 control port for external programming. The Pro version also adds a DB15 connector for parallel machine control. Each features MP3 playback, 20-second shock protection and pitch controls (±12.5 percent). Discs are inserted through a slot-loading CD transport. Three playback modes (repeat, single-play and program), a call function to return to the last playback start point, auto ready and auto cue functions, and a wireless remote control round out the feature set.
CX, CX3: These 1RU mixers feature 12 inputs, including four balanced XLR/phono jacks for mics or line level equipment. Both models feature stereo output with LED metering, master volume control, and two-band EQ and level controls for each input. The CX3 has a DSP section that includes a variety of delays, reverbs and effects. All inputs have access to a pair of pre- and post-fader auxiliary sends. The stereo output features LED metering, master level control and balanced XLR and phono connectors.
CSD-1: This unit converts a composite stereo signal into discrete left and right balanced outputs. Features include twin BNC input connectors, multi-turn input level control, twin power connectors allowing four units to be driven off of one power supply, front-panel output trimmers, stereo and power LEDs and plug-in Euroblock output connectors. The unit is powered by a surge-protected, internal bipolar 12Vdc power supply.
Upgrades and Updates
Translantech has updated the operating system of its Ariane Sequel to version 1.03 to enhance the unit's operation through a Windows remote-control application. The Remote Windows Application provides access to the Ariane Sequel's settings, and it replicates the front-panel display. (www.translantech.com)...Digidesign is shipping Pro Tools 7 software for Pro Tools|HD and Pro Tools LE systems. The update delivers many new features and enhancements such as expanded recording and editing capabilities for audio and MIDI, added mixing power and flexibility, and improved ease of use. (www.digidesign.com)...D.A.V.I.D. Systems has added Emergency Alert System (EAS) support to its program-associated data (PAD) functionality, allowing stations to display EAS alerts as text on RBDS and HD Radio receivers and on their websites. The new EAS Listener connects to EAS receivers via RS-232 and monitors for incoming alerts. (www.latitude-edition.com)...Day Sequerra has received Ibiquity certification for its M2 HD Radio modulation monitor. The M2 monitors AM, FM and HD Radio signals, including multicast signals. It also received a Radio magazine Pick Hit award at NAB2005. (www.daysequerra.com)
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