Sonifex Add Meters to The Reference Monitor Range
14th September 2009
Sonifex are displaying the new range of Reference Monitor Meters on stand 8.E61 at IBC this year. There are eight meters in the range, 3 are freestanding, 5 are 1U rack-mounted and all operate from global mains voltages (85-264V AC, 47-63Hz) without adjustment.
Eamonn Heffernan, Sales Manager, said: “We introduced this new range of precision meters to the Reference Monitor family as a response to customer feedback. Our audio and metering Reference Monitors have been very successful in the marketplace and customers have asked if we could compliment the range by introducing a series of simple but effective meters”.
The new Reference Monitor Meters are a range of precision meters offering accurate, high resolution metering of between 1 and 4 stereo audio sources. Each stereo source is auto-switching between either balanced analogue or digital AES/EBU format with sample rates up to 192kHz accepted.
The level of each stereo source is displayed on a pair of bright, 53 segment or 106 segment multi-coloured bargraph meters, with a choice of ten accurately modelled scales/responses to suit different applications and local preferences. Each stereo meter pair can have a different scale, set via a DIPswitch on the rear panel and multiple complete sets of meter ballistics overlays are provided so that these can be user settable. Separate 5 LED phase meters indicate channel correlation or phase error conditions, and additional LEDs show digital input lock and audio level alarm status.
The 106 segment meters also have a front panel mounted push-button which selects the input source to be monitored, from either of 2 auto-switching analogue or digital AES/EBU stereo inputs, or from a mono mix of each channel, with channel 1 shown on the left meter and channel 2 shown on the right meter.
For all products, on the rear panel, open-collector alarm outputs provide hardware indication of audio under-level or silence, audio over-level, sustained phase errors above 90 degrees and digital source lock. Status monitoring and unit ID functions, plus firmware updates to add extra functionality, are all accessible remotely via a RS232 connection in conjunction with Sonifex SCi software.
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