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IBC Sneak Peek: Wheatstone Releases Second-Generation FM-55

FM-55e adds features

Wheatstone is giving IBC show attendees their first look at a second-generation FM-55 multiband FM processor, the FM-55e.

The new processor retains all of the FM-55 functions and adds enhanced iAGC controls and a new bass processor design.

The iAGC, a five-band intelligent gain controller, is coupled to a five-band limiter and stereo generator, plus five-band stereo enhancement and program adaptive L-R control for multipath mitigation, according to the company.

Wheatstone Processing Systems and Support Engineer Mike Erickson said, “The FM55e is another step forward in the creation of processing that is naturally loud, where stations that are on a budget can still sit at the grown ups’ table.” Naturally the 55e is compatible with WheatNet-IP and it can deliver baseband192 digital MPX. Current FM-55 owners can upgrade their units to 55e with a free software reload, to be available later this year.

IBC Stand: 8.C91