ORBAN OPTIMOD-FM5500 2-5 BAND AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSOR

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OPTIMOD-FM 5500 puts coveted five-band and two-band OPTIMOD processing into a single rack unit package and brings it to you at the most affordable price ever. Quality sound is what 5500 is all about-sound that attracts audiences by providing a polished, professional presentation regardless of format and source material. Exceptional versatility allows you to adjust […]

 

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OPTIMOD-FM 5500 puts coveted five-band and two-band OPTIMOD processing into a single rack unit package and brings it to you at the most affordable price ever.

Quality sound is what 5500 is all about-sound that attracts audiences by providing a polished, professional presentation regardless of format and source material. Exceptional versatility allows you to adjust the processor’s audio texture to brand your audio, knowing that the resulting signature sound will remain consistent, cut-to-cut and source-to-source. Branding builds businesses and no other processors have the consistency to brand your sound like OPTIMOD.

With the 5500, your signature sound is just a preset away. An easy, one-knob Less/More adjustment allows you to customize any factory preset, trading cleanliness against processing artifacts according to the requirements of your market and competitive environment. Full Control gives you the versatility to customize your audio further. And, if you’re a hard-core processing expert, you can explore Advanced Control to tweak presets at the same level as Orban’s factory programmers. This versatility makes the 5500 a superb choice for any format. Its five-band processing is ideal for any pop music format (even the most competitive and aggressive CHR), while phase-linear two-band processing yields ultratransparent sound for classical, classic jazz, and fine arts formats. Regardless of your choice, 5500’s optimized technology ensures unusually high average modulation and coverage for a given level of subjective quality. Unlike many lesser processors, the 5500 handles speech particularly well. It’s always clean, even when you process for loudness.

If you’re concerned about latency because you need to feed live talent headphones off air, be assured that the 5500’s ultra-low-latency (5 ms delay) processing will keep the most finicky talent happy. Or use optimum latency (15 ms delay) processing for the most competitive sound with delay that’s still low enough to satisfy most any talent.

Versatility doesn’t stop with sound.

The 5500 can also be used as a superb stand-alone stereo encoder with latency as low as 2 ms and full overshoot limiting in both the left/right and composite baseband domains.

When used in this mode, the 5500 must be driven (usually via an STL) by a full-featured FM audio processor (like Orban’s 8600) that incorporates pre-emphasis aware HF limiting and peak control. In both modes, the 5500’s stereo encoder helps deliver a transmitted signal that’s always immaculately clean and perfectly peak limited, with full spectral protection of subcarriers and RDS/RBDS regardless of the amount of composite limiting.

It is the ideal choice for network broadcasters who process with Orban’s flagship OPTIMOD-FM 8600 at the network origination point and who need a processor at every transmitter to eliminate STL overshoots (using the 5500’s stand-alone stereo encoder mode) and/or to process local insertions while also eliminating network STL overshoots (using the 5500’s audio processor / stereo encoder mode). Moreover, the 5500’s two modes make it easy for large government and network broadcasters to manage its inventory of spares because any 5500 can be used as a stereo encoder with or without audio processing.

Available in both modes, the built-in, defeat-able ITU-BS412 multiplex power controller allows the 5500’s output to meet even the most stringent European government regulations.

A 10 MHz frequency reference input allows the stereo pilot tone frequency to be locked to GPS or another high-accuracy frequency standard. This improves the performance of single-frequency networks in areas where coverage of the transmitters overlaps.

The 5500’s built-in stereo encoder, AES/EBU digital inputs and outputs, and analog I/O permit hasslefree interfacing to any broadcast plant, whether the 5500 is located at the studio or the transmitter. Tight band limiting to 15 kHz means you can use any uncompressed digital STL to pass 5500- processed audio from studio to transmitter without compromising on-air loudness – there’s no need to use STL’s having 44.1 or 48 kHz sample-rate.

The stereo encoder’s stereo sub-channel modulator can operate in normal double sideband mode and in an experimental compatible single sideband mode (SSB/VSB) that is offered to enable users to compare and assess the two modes.

Analog Fallback to Digital control that allows Silence Sense to switch the active input from Analog to Digital if silence is detected in the analog input signal but not on the digital input signal. This function works vice versa as well on both analog and digital AES input. The silence sense parameters apply to both simultaneously and both detectors are available to drive the 5500’s tally outputs and sending SNMP Traps/Alerts.

If you want to locate the 5500 away from the studio, you’ll be pleased by its three separate remote control ports – GPI contact closures, RS232 serial and built-in Ethernet for TCP/IP networks. The serial and Ethernet ports are supported by the supplied 5500 PC Remote Control application. This Windows® 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 application allows you to do even more with the 5500 than you can do through its front panel, making remote control a pleasure.

5500 PC Remote software allows you to access all 5500 features and allows you to archive and restore presets, automation lists, and system setups (containing I/O levels, digital word lengths, GPI functional assignments, etc.)

Built-in clock-based automation lets you automatically day-part the processing. You can control many other 5500 operating parameters too.

The 5500’s feature set fully exploits the processor’s DSP and computer-based control architecture. To ensure absolute accuracy, you can automatically synchronize the clock to an Internet timeserver. It has a cool-running, energy-efficient switching power supply and uses the latest dual-core DSP chip technology from Freescale Semiconductor.

 

Weight 9.50 kg

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Description
  • Error proof operation to smooth uneven levels, add sustain to guitars, fatten drums or tighten up mixes
  • New gate timing algorithms ensure the smoothest release characteristics
  • Program-adaptive expander/gates
  • Great sounding dynamics control for any type of program material
  • Separate precision LED displays for gain reduction, compression threshold and gate threshold allow quick, accurate setup
  • Stereo or dual-mono operation
  • Balanced inputs and outputs on 1/4" TRS and XLR connectors
  • Side Chain insert
  • Classic dbx® "Auto" mode
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OPTIMOD-FM 5500 puts coveted five-band and two-band OPTIMOD processing into a single rack unit package and brings it to you at the most affordable price ever.

Quality sound is what 5500 is all about-sound that attracts audiences by providing a polished, professional presentation regardless of format and source material. Exceptional versatility allows you to adjust the processor's audio texture to brand your audio, knowing that the resulting signature sound will remain consistent, cut-to-cut and source-to-source. Branding builds businesses and no other processors have the consistency to brand your sound like OPTIMOD.

With the 5500, your signature sound is just a preset away. An easy, one-knob Less/More adjustment allows you to customize any factory preset, trading cleanliness against processing artifacts according to the requirements of your market and competitive environment. Full Control gives you the versatility to customize your audio further. And, if you're a hard-core processing expert, you can explore Advanced Control to tweak presets at the same level as Orban's factory programmers. This versatility makes the 5500 a superb choice for any format. Its five-band processing is ideal for any pop music format (even the most competitive and aggressive CHR), while phase-linear two-band processing yields ultratransparent sound for classical, classic jazz, and fine arts formats. Regardless of your choice, 5500's optimized technology ensures unusually high average modulation and coverage for a given level of subjective quality. Unlike many lesser processors, the 5500 handles speech particularly well. It's always clean, even when you process for loudness.

If you're concerned about latency because you need to feed live talent headphones off air, be assured that the 5500's ultra-low-latency (5 ms delay) processing will keep the most finicky talent happy. Or use optimum latency (15 ms delay) processing for the most competitive sound with delay that's still low enough to satisfy most any talent.

Versatility doesn't stop with sound.

The 5500 can also be used as a superb stand-alone stereo encoder with latency as low as 2 ms and full overshoot limiting in both the left/right and composite baseband domains.

When used in this mode, the 5500 must be driven (usually via an STL) by a full-featured FM audio processor (like Orban's 8600) that incorporates pre-emphasis aware HF limiting and peak control. In both modes, the 5500's stereo encoder helps deliver a transmitted signal that's always immaculately clean and perfectly peak limited, with full spectral protection of subcarriers and RDS/RBDS regardless of the amount of composite limiting.

It is the ideal choice for network broadcasters who process with Orban's flagship OPTIMOD-FM 8600 at the network origination point and who need a processor at every transmitter to eliminate STL overshoots (using the 5500's stand-alone stereo encoder mode) and/or to process local insertions while also eliminating network STL overshoots (using the 5500's audio processor / stereo encoder mode). Moreover, the 5500's two modes make it easy for large government and network broadcasters to manage its inventory of spares because any 5500 can be used as a stereo encoder with or without audio processing.

Available in both modes, the built-in, defeat-able ITU-BS412 multiplex power controller allows the 5500's output to meet even the most stringent European government regulations.

A 10 MHz frequency reference input allows the stereo pilot tone frequency to be locked to GPS or another high-accuracy frequency standard. This improves the performance of single-frequency networks in areas where coverage of the transmitters overlaps.

The 5500's built-in stereo encoder, AES/EBU digital inputs and outputs, and analog I/O permit hasslefree interfacing to any broadcast plant, whether the 5500 is located at the studio or the transmitter. Tight band limiting to 15 kHz means you can use any uncompressed digital STL to pass 5500- processed audio from studio to transmitter without compromising on-air loudness - there's no need to use STL's having 44.1 or 48 kHz sample-rate.

The stereo encoder's stereo sub-channel modulator can operate in normal double sideband mode and in an experimental compatible single sideband mode (SSB/VSB) that is offered to enable users to compare and assess the two modes.

Analog Fallback to Digital control that allows Silence Sense to switch the active input from Analog to Digital if silence is detected in the analog input signal but not on the digital input signal. This function works vice versa as well on both analog and digital AES input. The silence sense parameters apply to both simultaneously and both detectors are available to drive the 5500's tally outputs and sending SNMP Traps/Alerts.

If you want to locate the 5500 away from the studio, you'll be pleased by its three separate remote control ports - GPI contact closures, RS232 serial and built-in Ethernet for TCP/IP networks. The serial and Ethernet ports are supported by the supplied 5500 PC Remote Control application. This Windows® 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 application allows you to do even more with the 5500 than you can do through its front panel, making remote control a pleasure.

5500 PC Remote software allows you to access all 5500 features and allows you to archive and restore presets, automation lists, and system setups (containing I/O levels, digital word lengths, GPI functional assignments, etc.)

Built-in clock-based automation lets you automatically day-part the processing. You can control many other 5500 operating parameters too.

The 5500's feature set fully exploits the processor's DSP and computer-based control architecture. To ensure absolute accuracy, you can automatically synchronize the clock to an Internet timeserver. It has a cool-running, energy-efficient switching power supply and uses the latest dual-core DSP chip technology from Freescale Semiconductor.

 

Compressos Expander Gate Kimiter DBX 166XS Stereo Overview Bring a more professional sound to your mix Adding a dbx® 166xs Compressor/Limiter/Gate to your live sound rig or studio gives you more dynamic control to help create a more polished, professional sound. Having compression in your audio chain gives you the ability to smooth out uneven levels, add sustain to guitars and fatten up your drums. It also makes it easy to bring vocals to the front of your mix - adding greater clarity and making them stand out from the surrounding instruments. To protect your expensive amps and speakers the PeakStop® limiter provides an absolute ceiling for peak excursions or large transients that could damage your equipment. dbx knows compressors...after all we invented them! The 166xs is the latest in a long line of the world's most successful compressors from the inventors of the technology. Its patented Overeasy® compression technology provides smooth and musical performance while the AutoDynamic™ attack and release controls, found only on dbx compressors, puts great sound within easy reach. The 166xs can operate in stereo or dual-mono modes, has true RMS power summing and features quality XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs and outputs. It cuts no corners on visual feedback with gain reduction metering and easy-to-read backlit switches. Specifications
Input Connectors 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
Input Impedance >50kΩ balanced, >25kΩ unbalanced
Max Input >+24dBu, Balanced or Unbalanced
Input Type Electronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
Sidechain 1/4" TRS Phone, Normalled: Ring = Output (send); tip = Input (return)
Sidechain Impedance Tip = >10kΩ (Input), Ring = 2kΩ (Output)
Sidechain Max Input Level >+20dBu (tip/input); >+20dBu (ring/output)
Output Connectors 1/4" TRS, female XLR (pin 2 hot)
Output Impedance 120Ω balanced, >60Ω unbalanced
Max Output +21dBu balanced/unbalanced into 2kΩ or greater; >+18 dBm balanced/unbalanced (into 600Ω)
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz; +0, -0.5dB, Typical 3dB points are 0.35Hz and 110kHz, unity gain
Noise

The AD2055 combines 100% discrete, pure class A signal amplifiers with state-of-
the-art passive and active filter topologies. The AD2055's unique circuitry delivers
very high resolution transient detail at the operational extremes of real world equalization
demands. The AD2055 auto-bias DC servo loop control eliminates the need for all
interstage capacitor coupling. The AD2055 breathes life into all musical performances!
 
AD2055 FEATURES
Pure Class A, 100% discrete design
Smooth musical detail and sonic excellence
Minimum audio signal path
Dual mono operation
Transparent active and passive filter design
High headroom +30dB Very low noise -94dB
Fully balanced inputs and outputs
DC coupled, no transformers in audio path
Switched frequencies in high and low bands
Mid bands use X10 frequency for extended range
Wide bandwidth -3dB 1Hz to 450kHz
Low distortion less than 0.5% THD and IMD
All signal routing with sealed silver relays Conductive
plastic potentiometers for low noise
External 150W toroidal power supply 100% discrete
power supplies for audio path
Long lasting, stainless steel hardware
 
SONIC EXCELLENCE
The Avalon AD2055 Pure Class A music equalizer is the most powerful, low noise
parametric equalizer available today. Designed to optimize absolute signal integrity
and musical performance, the AD2055 combines the best of active and passive filter
topologies with sonic excellence unequaled by lesser designs. The AD2055 is the
perfect solution for two buss music-program equalization, special instrument EQ and
FX applications and ultra high performance mastering studio's.

Features include state-of-the-art, balanced 100% discrete, Pure Class A signal amplifiers,
practical user features and rugged hardware designed to deliver true high performance
audio for many years. 

PASSIVE-ACTIVE FILTER DESIGN
Avalon equalizers feature the unique combination of both active and passive filter EQ designs.
This special combination enables the AD2055 to deliver high speed transient detail at the
operational extremes of real-world equalization demands. The passive high and low bands offer
alternate musical tone range to the full function active parametric mid bands. Passive equalizers
have long been a favorite with music lovers around the world.  Full bodied, powerful (up to +/-32dB,
64dB range !) and sweet frequency selections are the benefits of the passive high-low EQ bands.
The full bandwidth twin mid bands provide variable frequency selection (X10 frequency multipliers
for very wide range), variable Q (width) and amplitude control.

MINIMUM SIGNAL PATH DESIGN
Avalon's advanced true symmetry design offers high-voltage, large headroom, extended bandwidth
and very low noise. The use of 100% discrete, Pure Class A signal amplifiers give the serious music
professional unlimited sonic character and a natural harmonic detail that enhances the program
material and becomes one with the music itself. The Avalon AD2055 breathes life!

AD2055 SPECIFICATIONS
Circuit Topology  High-voltage 100% discrete, balanced and symmetrical
Class A 
Output Gain Range  Unity Gain 
Maximum Input Level  +30dB balanced XLR pin 2 hot 
Maximum Output Level  +32dB balanced 600 ohms, DC coupled, high-current
discrete Class A 
Input / Output Type  XLR type, pin 2 hot balanced 
Noise 20kHz Unweighted  -94dB (EQ in) 
Distortion THD, IMD  0.5% (typical 0.05% at +6dB 1kHz) 
Frequency Response -3dB  1Hz to 450kHz (input band limited) 
Equalizer Type  Passive high and low bands plus two fully parametric mid
bands 
Bypass  Hard-wire relay bypass for equalizer in-out 
Low Band F1  Passive, amplitude to -32dB to +32dB shelf or peak-dip curve 
F1 Frequency Range  Switched 10 position 18Hz, 25, 30, 50, 72, 100, 150, 215,
300, 450Hz 
Mid Band F2  Active, amplitude to -16dB to +16dB peak-dip curve 
F2 Frequency Range  Variable 35Hz to 450Hz (x10) 350Hz to 4k5Hz, Q (width)
0.3 to 3.0 
Mid Band F3  Active, amplitude to -16dB to +16dB peak-dip curve 
F3 Frequency Range  Variable 160Hz to 2k0Hz (x10) 1k6Hz to 20kHz, Q (width)
0.3 to 3.0 
High Band F4  Passive, amplitude to -26dB to +26dB shelf or peak-dip curve 
F4 Frequency Range  Switched 10 position 1k5Hz, 2k5, 3k5, 5k, 7k2, 10k, 12k5,
15k, 20k, 25kHz 
AC-DC Power  External AC supply, 150w toroidal transformer, 4 pin cable 90v
isolated, 
(B2T Power Supply Included)  100-240v selectable 50/60Hz, 150w max 
Dimensions  19 x 3.5 x 12 in (482 x 88 x 305mm) 
Shipping weight  30lbs (13.6 kg) 

FEEDBACK DESTROYER FBQ1000 Automatic and Ultra-Fast Feedback Destroyer/Parametric EQ with 24 FBQ Filters High-performance 2-channel Feedback Destroyer and Parametric EQ Automatically and "intelligently" locates and destroys up to 24 frequencies Ultra-narrow FBQ filters for extremely effective feedback suppression, while keeping highest sonic quality "Set-and-forget" default setting enables immediate and super-easy Feedback Destroyer performance Auto mode continuously monitors the mix and automatically sets filters Single-Shot mode automatically detects and destroys feedback plus locks the filter until you reset it manually Manual mode allows setting of up to 24 fully parametric filters with individual frequency, bandwidth and gain parameters Extensive MIDI implementation and user preset memories for instant program recalls Balanced inputs and servo-balanced outputs with ¼'' TRS and gold-plated XLR connectors High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany BEHRINGER FEEDBACK DESTROYER FBQ1000

The S com 4 is a compact and versatile single-rack space device that provides
four channels of high quality dynamics processing with an Expander/Gate and
Compressor/Limiter on each channel.
The four channels operate independently or in stereo pairs. Its multi-segment LED
metering displays input/output level as well as gain reduction. The Expander/Gate
section features a continuously variable Threshold control as well as a switch for
fast or slow release times.
The Compressor/Limiter section includes variable Threshold, Ratio and Output levels.
S com 4's Enhancer switch restores high frequencies that are sometimes diminished
by heavy compression. This wide-ranging combination of features makes the S com
4 an efficient and versatile audio tool for a wide variety of applications. Its clean and
quiet audio characteristics make it ideal where high sonic integrity is imperative. 
 
FEATURES:

4 Channel Compressor/Limiter, Expander/Gate with Enhancer
Linkable in two Stereo pairs
Expander/Gate with variable Trigger control and switchable Fast/Slow Release
5 Segment LED meters for Input/Output levels and Gain Reduction on each channel
Advanced circuit design utilizing Low Noise Operational
Amplifiers and High Quality VCA's
Servo Balanced Inputs and Outputs on XLR and 1/4" connectors
SKD (Smart Knee Detector) circuit automatically switches from soft to hard knee
based on the level of Input signal applied
Individual Threshold and Ratio controls on each channel
Three-year extended warranty 

The latest addition to the 10 Series product line, the dbx® 1074 QuadGate™, is the perfect companion to the 1066 and 1046. The 1074 offers 4 channels of gating with threshold, depth and release controls on each channel. The 1074, like the rest of the products in dbx 10 Series, is based on the legendary dbx V2 VCA and offers XLR inputs and outputs, and 1/4” side-chain input. In addition to an external key input per channel, the 1074 also has an internal filter that can be independently activated and controlled on a channel-per-channel basis. This filter allows the 1074 to not only clean up tracks, but gives you frequency selective control on each gate, to open exactly when you want it to. These features combined, make the 1074 an absolute must for those who require quad gating on applications including: Gating dry and percussive sounds such as snare drum and kick drum,gating sounds that have longer decay times such as cymbals and Pianos, gating hum or buzz from live instruments or recorded tracks or eliminating Headphone leakage into microphones. Gating instrument microphones to eliminate amplifier bleed. 

From the company that has been redefining the standard of signal processing for more than 30 years, dbx® Professional Products comes a bulletproof product that caters to the scrutinizing needs of those who require the precision noise gating capabilities. Once again, the engineering staff at dbx® Professional Products have taken technology that has been over three decades in the making and have created a product that is flexible, versatile and rock solid in construction design. The 1074ʼs independent channel design with key filtering capabilities make it the perfect tool for countless applications.

  • Four independent channels of gating
  • Independent key filtering
  • Independent Threshold and Release controls
  • Differentially balanced gold-plated XLR and 1/4" inputs and outputs
  • True RMS level detection
  • Stereo Coupling mode
  • Switchable +4dBu or -10dBv operation per channel

    Input ConnectorsXLR (Pin 2 and tip hot)
    Input TypeElectronically balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    Input ImpedanceBalanced > 50 kOhm, unbalanced >25 kOhm
    Max Input> +22 dBu balanced or unbalanced
    CMRR40dB: Typically >55 dB at 1 kHz
    Key InputElectronically balanced/unbalanced, RF fitered Balanced 50kOhm, unbalanced > 25 kOhm
    Output ConnectorsXLR (Pin 2 hot)
    Output TypeServo-balanced/unbalanced, RF filtered
    Output ImpedanceBalanced 60 Ohm, unbalanced 30 Ohm
    Max Output> +22 dBm balanced, > +20 dBm unbalanced
    Bandwidth20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0/-0.5 dB
    Frequency Response0.35 Hz to 200 kHz, +0/-3 dB
    Noise
    Dynamic Range> 115 dB, unweighted
    THD+Noise0.008% typical at +4 dBu (1 kHz unity gain), 0.08% typical at +20 dBu (1 kHz unity gain),
    Interchannel Crosstalk
    Stereo CouplingTrue RMS Power Summing
    Operating Voltage100-120 VAC 50-60 Hz or 200-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption30 Watts
    Fuse100-120 VAC:250 mA Slow Blow, 200-240 VAC:125 mA Type T
    Power ConnectorIEC receptacle
    Unit Weight6.9 lbs.
    Shipping Weight9.3 lbs.


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