New Products from the Fall 2005 Conventions
Nov 1, 2005 12:00 PM, By Kari Taylor, senior associate editor
Multichannel monitoring system
8020.LSE Espresso: This multi-channel monitoring system is suited for control rooms measuring up to 2,500 cubic feet. It consists of five 8020A two way, bi-amplified active monitors matched with the 7050B LSE series active subwoofer. The subwoofer offers an 8″ proprietary driver and a 70W power amplifier, frequency response from 25Hz to 85Hz (�3dB), and delivers a short-term sine wave of 100dB SPL. The 8020A MDE active monitors, measuring 8?” H � 6″ D � 5?” W, offers a 4″ bass driver and �” tweeter, each powered by a 20W amplifier. Free field frequency response is 65Hz to 20kHz (-3dB) and maximum peak SPL output per pair with music material is 105dB.
Traffic One: Traffic One offers radio stations the ability to provide their site visitors with up-to-the-minute traffic information and personalization services. The information is available with co-branding to maintain the station’s image.
Capture, archiving module
Audiovault AV Logger: This new audio capture and archiving module is available for the company’s Audiovault digital audio system. The module can record multiple audio feeds from a wide range of sources at a variety of bit rates, and provides file markers for logging events. It can be configured to record multiple sources at once or record audio inputs independently to capture left and right channels separately at differing bit rates. The module can be integrated with any Audiovault system in the field, or can be purchased as a stand-alone application.
Portable stereo recorder
HD-P2: Co-developed with Frontier Design Group, this recorder captures 192kHz/24-bit audio to Compact Flash media, and its audio files are instantly available to digital audio workstations (DAW) through the built-in Firewire connection. The recorder features SMPTE time code input for synchronization to external devices while in record or playback. The unit records in stereo from 44.1kHz to 192kHz, at 16- or 24-bit resolution. It features a pair of XLR mic inputs with phantom power and analog peak limiting to curb distortion. It also features unbalanced RCA ins and outs as well as S/PDIF digital I/O.
Flexstar HDX-FM: This exciter provides real-time adaptive correction technology that offers noise reduction and transmitter and antenna linearity to provide a clear signal to the listener. The unit also features adaptive group delay equalization; secondary auto-switching of AES3 and composite inputs; and hybrid/straight FM outputs for the split-level combining method, which enables the implementation of FM HD Radio using a station’s existing FM transmitter and antenna and offers an 10 percent reduction in operational costs over high-level combining.
811 HD FM: A cabinet-mounted, low-power, HD Radio-only linear transmitting system, this unit includes an IBOC exciter. Additional options include an IBOC importer for multicasting and surround-sound broadcasting, and the Audemat-Aztec Goldeneagle IBOC monitoring system. The transmitter is a 250W HD Radio transmitter for high-level combining or separate antenna systems. High-intensity LEDs indicate operational status, and ac power recycling is standard.
WO Traffic for Radio: WO Traffic offers centralized management of traffic and reporting from one location for multi-station groups, and tracks market history and conditions. WO Traffic for Radio can handle multi-station, multi-location, one terminal or 800+ users on a single database, real time inventory, real time reports, HD Radio multi-channels, electronic invoicing, EDI, Internet and NTR revenue streams and podcasts. The software also includes several sales-oriented features like proposal writers, self-contained contact management, sales force automation and Sarbanes-Oxley compliant reporting tools.
Hi-MD portable recorders
MZ-100, MZ-10: The MZ-M100 features 1GB storage capacity with each Hi-MD removable Mini Disc, a six-line large organic electro-luminescence display, includes an ECM-DS 70P stereo microphone, and MDR-EO931 ear bud headphones for improved field monitoring. The unit records from multiple sources: mic-in jack, a USB port for uploading material to Mac or Windows PC. It comes with an extended capacity rechargeable internal battery. The MZ-M10 also features 1GB storage capacity, ECM-DS stereo mic and ear bud headphones, and a five-line LCD display.
Solid state media recorder
Ares-M: This solid-state recorder captures audio at up to 24-bit/48kHz and operates over a range of -20 to 60 degrees Celsius. It measures 5″ � 2″ � 0.8″ and it weighs less than 250g. The recorder offers a USB 1.1 connection. The equipment’s sampling rate is 32kHz to 48kHz. It features an internal omni-directional mic and a stereo mic and line input, as well as an internal speaker for playback. Its signal-to-noise ratio is greater than 90dB A-weighted. The device also offers built-in audio editing, automatic record start, menu-setting templates, markers and online software updates.