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3G/HD/SD-SDI Embedded Audio Monitor with Dolby E/DD/DD+ Decoder

The C16A-2DD is a compact and lightweight 2 RU 16 Channel SDI embedded audio monitoring system that provides visual and aural monitoring of all 16 channels of audio from an SDI signal on a 75 Ohm BNC connector. The C16A2DD also has an integrated DolbyE/DD/DD+ decoder.

A large vacuum fluorescent display located on the front panel displays the audio on 16 bar graph VU/PPM meters, additionally, the C16A-2DD provides ITU1770-3/1771 measurements. SDI signal status, group audio presence and a reset timer for the LKFS meter are also visible on the display.

With simplicity in mind, the C16A-2DD has been designed with an intuitive user interface to allow for easy access to the signals and information you need to monitor. Twelve illuminated pushbuttons located directly below the display allow for intuitive channel source and mode selection for on the fly monitoring. Routing the Dolby signal to the decoder is simple to do by choosing the compressed Dolby signal and pressing the DIS pushbutton which routes this signal to the decoder and also to the meter display and speakers for monitoring.

A high-quality military spec rotary shaft encoder is used to provide volume control with a unique push to mute function. Also located on the front panel is a 1/4″ jack for use when headphones are required. The C16A-2DD internal speakers will automatically mute once a headset has been detected when plugged in.

One 3G/HD/SD-SDI signal can be connected to the BNC on the rear panel while a reclocked output is provided. The C16A-2DD also provides AES/EBU outputs of the decoded DolbyE/DD/DD+ signal on 4 75 Ohm unbalanced BNC connectors. Two 3-Pin terminal block connectors also provide a stereo monitor output. This monitor output follows the signal that is being monitored on the internal speakers. The front panel volume control can also be used to control the monitor output by placing a jumper on the GPI connector.

An Ethernet port located on the rear panel allows the operator to connect to the unit using the free openGear dashboard software application. This unique feature provides future software upgrades. The C16A-2DD is powered by an internal power supply, while a high-quality class D amplifier and full-range speakers provide intelligible audio for complete confidence monitoring.


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