Processor-maker DaySequerra is bringing the NeuStar2 digital radio processor to Las Vegas. It is a two-stream AES stereo audio processor designed to improve the audio performance of low-bitrate HD Radio multicasts, DAB+ and DRM+ channels with particular focus on stereo at 24 kbps. The company says that the NeuStar2 features an industry-proven loudness measurement algorithm and newly developed psychoacoustic processing with lookahead gain correction to make audio level adjustments that are transparent to listener.
DaySequerra’s proprietary NeuStar codec preprocessing engine has been specially tuned for operation at 24 kbps, 32 kbps, 48 kbps, 64 kbps, and 96 kbps bitrates to reduce artifacts from lossy codecs and low-bitrate transmission.
The NeuStar2 also includes 10 presets with a parametric equalizer and adjustable dynamic range contours, an auto sensing EAS/CAP input with auto-daypart that automatically changes operating profiles via the rear-panel GPIO.
NeuStar2 is an easy-to-operate 1RU unit with bright, accurate bargraph metering, rear-panel GPIO and an Ethernet interface for status monitoring and settings/preset management and field software updates. DaySequerra says the NeuStar2 delivers pristine, powerful sound and has all the tools broadcasters need to get their station’s “signature sound” across their multicasts while saving time, money and space.
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