2006 Product Source: # to C

September 1, 2006

Time shifter
Audio Time Manager: This audio processor allows stations to pause a network feed, insert content, then return where the program left off, and seamlessly catch up to real-time. Time compression rates can be adjusted on the fly, or the unit can be used to time shift programs by up to an hour. Remote control is available. Linear audio is processed at 44.1 or 48kHz.

Acoustic foam
Acoustics First
Cutting Wedge: This polyurethane foam absorber can create seamless surfaces to reduce unwanted reflections. Available in two versions, the 2000 series panels can be nested to increase the thickness of the surface. The Classic series features a flat back. Both are available in charcoal, brown, beige, blue, burgundy and hunter green. Panels can be ordered as 1' x 1' squares or 2' x 4' panels.

Portable recorder
PAW 120: The PAW 120 will replace the DR 100. The recorder features a built-in speaker, aluminum case and a dual-color LED display. The unit operates on two AA batteries. The recorder appears as a USB removable external device for Windows and Macs. 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 features 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.

DJ headphones
K 181, K 81: The stereo/mono selector on this headphone allows single-earphone monitoring without signal loss. 3D-Axis allows the ear cups to pivot side-to-side and up-down. The headphone features a magnesium alloy frame that folds into a small package for transportation. The K 181 delivers a frequency response of 5Hz to 30kHz. A detachable single-sided input cable with locking mini-XLR connector stows away for easy transportation. The cable can be replaced with a straight or optional coiled cable. The headphones feature a 99.9 percent oxygen-free input cable with hard gold-plated connectors and mini-to-1/4" adapter. The K 81 DJ is a smaller version of the K 181.

Voice processor
Aphex Systems
230: Features of this voice processor include a reflected plate amplifier tube mic preamp, an easy rider compressor, a logic-assisted gate, split band de-esser and an aural exciter. The processor offers +4dBu and -10dBV outputs, as well as 24-bit/96kHz A/D AES, S/PDIF and optical outputs. Low jitter word clock output, word clock input and a cough switch (soft mute) are also features of this unit.

Analog, digital translator
Armstrong Transmitter
A Radio magazine Pick Hit of NAB2006
TRX-HD series: Designed to transition a translator station from analog-only broadcasting to digital broadcasting, this series receives an FM station's entire signal payload over the air, including its HD Radio digital component. The signal content is transferred to the TRX-HD transmit side for retransmission on the translator frequency. The TRX-HD10 provides 10W in the hybrid digital mode, the TRX-HD50 provides 50W hybrid digital, and the TRX-HD100 is a 100W hybrid digital translator. Higher hybrid power levels are achieved by adding an Armstrong solid-state amplifier.

Automation systems
Digilink Extreme: This system uses Digilink-Bridge hardware. Users plug a current Windows PC into the Bridge and it creates a digital audio workstation. The system features three built-in routing switchers, satellite and control logic, silence sensor, dual sound cards and balanced analog audio I/O. With dual sound cards built into the Bridge, a sound card is not required in the PC itself.

Dual-tuner receiver
Audio Design Associates (ADA)
Duo Tuner: This 1RU receiver features two independently controlled modules, an RCA audio output for each module and optical digital audio output for each module.

Tuner adapters
Audio Science
ASI8712, ASI8713: The ASI8712 contains four AM/FM tuners. Each tuner may be set to an independent AM or FM radio station. The audio from each tuner is presented to the computer host as a mono or stereo record stream that may be accessed through a high-speed bus master PCI interface. The ASI8713 is similar to the ASI8712 except it contains four FM/NTSC-TV audio tuners. The AM portion of the ASI8712 has a medium wave tuning range of 520kHz to 1,750kHz. FM capabilities include a tuning range of 76MHz to 108MHz with software-controlled stereo decoding. An RF connector on the card bracket supplies the AM/FM/TV signal to the tuners. Each tuner has a software selectable attenuation of zero or 20dB. A DB-9 connector supplies a line level mono version of each tuner audio signal. The full stereo signal is available from a 50-pin header on the board.

Mixing console
Audioarts Engineering
D-75N: The D-75N digital audio mixing console can be modified with the Net-75 panel. Four output buses along with eight digital inputs and outputs are provided within each panel. Six faders provide access to thousands of analog and digital system resources. Input modules are equipped with eight character LED displays, rotary source selectors and take buttons.

Automatic mixer
AT-MX381 Smartmixer: A microprocessor-controlled, programmable, automatic-switching eight-channel mixer, this device automatically keeps the number of open microphones to a minimum, bringing background noise and feedback under control and providing increased clarity and audio quality. The mixer features eight balanced mic- or line-level inputs, each with selectable 48V phantom power, gain and volume controls, adjustable gate attenuation and a low-cut filter to minimize pickup of undesirable noise. All audio connections terminate in block screw connectors for ease of installation. External control capability (via channel contact closures on a DB25 connector) enables the equipment to interface with other devices.

Equipment isolation pad
Auralex Acoustics
Great Gramma: The gig and recording, amp and monitor, modulation attenuator offers a large acoustic isolation platform for heftier speakers and instrument amplifiers. The isolation platform is 30"L x 19"W x 2"H and exceeds the 300lb weight limit of the original Gramma. The new system comes complete with a carrying handle, road-ready carpet, Studiofoam wedges and platfoam.

IP audio distribution
Barix Technology
A Radio magazine Pick Hit of NAB2006
Instreamer, Exstreamer, Exstreamer Gold: With Instreamer, stations can distribute audio and deliver music and announcements via any IP path. The Exstreamer MP3 Player pulls digital audio from the network while converting it into music or voice. It communicates over a standard network connection (10/100 Mb/s Ethernet) with PCs, digital audio servers and Internet radio stations. It is controlled using a standard Web browser or IR remote control. The Exstreamer Gold is a MP3 player that can pull digital audio from the network while converting it to music or voice. This device includes its own built-in amplifier and speaker output. It communicates over a standard network connection with PCs, digital audio servers, Internet radio stations and analog audio sources using an Instreamer.
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Pre-made assemblies
Brilliance A/V Cable Assembly: The Belden Brilliance A/V Cable Assemblies line includes breakouts, BNC, Catsnake, composite A/V, dubbing cable, DMX, DT-12, fanouts, MIDI, mults (snakes), musical instrument, patch cords, RCA, RGB, speaker and XLRs.

Condenser mic
MC 840: The 840 is a compact, large diaphragm studio-class microphone. It features a gold vaporized double diaphragm and five selectable polar patterns: omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid and figure eight. Based on the MC 740 condenser mic, the 840's capsule is equipped with a low-noise preamplifier and an impedance transformer without transducer.

Production music library
Blue Fuse Music
Blue Fuse Music Library: Blue Fuse Music Library's 37 CDs and more than 1,200 unique song titles are broken down into five focused libraries.

Analog stereo matrix switcher
Broadcast Tools
A Radio magazine Pick Hit of NAB2006
ADMS 44.22: The device is a four-input stereo AES and four-input stereo analog matrix switcher with two independent stereo analog and AES outputs in a 1RU profile. Each input is equipped with a three-band EQ, five types of filters and a leveler function. Any or all of the inputs may be mixed, faded or dimmed to either or both output pairs. Additional features include selectable stereo VU meters; headphone amplifier; powered monitor output; 16x16 GPIO port and RS-232/USB port. The switcher is also equipped with an expansion port allowing a second unit to be added, increasing the inputs to 16.

Switch control interface
Broadcast Tools
Smart Relay 4: This interface provides four independent 2PDT relay and eight optically isolated 5Vdc to 24Vdc wet or dry inputs. The unit converts sustained network closures to a pulse. User programmable logic and pulse stretching may be set from 50ms to 99 hours, 59 minutes and 59.99 seconds. Most programming is accomplished with dipswitch settings, while advanced configuration is performed through the serial port using a non-dedicated PC with Windows Hyperterminal. Screw terminals are provided for all connections, while the optional RJ-21X cable kit may be used to attach to a standard punch block. Power is applied to the coax power jack on the unit or directly on the punch block. The unit is supplied in an aluminum Flex-chassis.

Eight channel remote control system
Broadcast Tools
A Radio magazine Pick Hit of NAB2006
WVRC-8: This system comes equipped with a browser-based function program scheduler and alarm logger, while the user may select from four e-mail recipients or different sounds to play when an out-of-tolerance alarm is generated. The unit offers eight high-resolution telemetry channels, while each of the eight optically isolated status channels may be configured for five to 25Vdc wet or dry input monitoring. The eight control channels are equipped with independent SPST 1A relays for the raise/on and lower/off functions. Other features include stereo silence sensor audio and balanced caller/send telco audio; a jack for external fail power supply; 1/8" TRS jack for an optional external temperature sensor; a front-panel mic for remote aural monitoring; and a front/rear panel RJ-11 telephone jack for user voice response recording.

Transmitter remote control system
Burk Technology
A Radio magazine Pick Hit of NAB2006
Arc Plus: Automatic functions are built in, and backward compatibility with the Arc-16 provides flexible roll-out options. The system is a next-generation transmitter remote control system for full-time, multi-site or dial-up operation. Taking advantage of the scalability of IP, the unit connects an unlimited number of sites, each with as many as 256 channels of metering, status and command. Access the entire system from the front panel of any unit, take control using a Web-browser or PC software or dial into the system over the phone. Advance facility management operation incrementally and protect the station's hardware investment.

Radio newsroom system
Burli Software
Podcasting for Radio News: Create podcasts from news audio such as reports, bulletins, interviews, actuality and entire shows. Click on an audio item, select Podcast and upload. Create and manage multiple podcasts, servers and standards-based XML data. Control the number of episodes and expiration time. Manually edit name, date, author and summary information, or let Burli create it automatically based on configurable presets. Create MP2 or PCM podcast files at a wide range of standard sample and bit rates. Include images. The system is fully Apple Itunes compatible.

RF directional wattmeter
Coaxial Dynamics
81030: Measure RF power in 50ohms coaxial cables and transmission lines, and accept plug-in elements in the range of 0.1 to 10,000W and from 2MHz to 2,300MHz with this wattmeter. Complete with a built-in line section, its Quick Match connectors for 50ohm cables and transmission lines offer speed and reliability. Connect the wattmeter between the power source and the antenna or dummy load, plug in the appropriate element and set the range switch on the front panel. Select the forward or reflected direction and read the power on the advanced LCD display.

Audio codec
Access Portable: About the size of a camcorder, this hand-held unit may be powered for more than seven hours by its rechargeable battery. For broadcasts that require larger mixing and headphone capabilities, the system may be docked into the stereo mixer/headphone management section to provide a table-top, five-channel mixer/codec. The codec uses BRIC technology to deliver wideband mono or stereo audio on a single POTS line or IP network including the Internet. A Web browser is included for connection to Wi-fi access points that require log-in. Other features include a built-in Ethernet port, and connection to a range of other networks via integral Cardbus slot including, modem, 3G cellular, Wi-fi and Wi-max.

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