Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Studio Technologies shows three new broadcast products
At the recent AES show, Studio Technologies introduced three new products aimed at the broadcast market: Model 46 is an intercom interface designed to wed two-wire, full duplex partylines to four-wire matrix intercom systems; StudioComm for Surround is a surround-sound monitoring system; and the Model 223 is the latest in the company’s line of announcer’s consoles. All have been field tested in the broadcast community.
The Model 46 Interface offers two independent two-channel interfaces, each with two hybrid circuits for automatic nulling capability. Multiple LED meters allow continuous monitoring of the input and output signal, and the unit’s circuitry is designed for high-quality, distortion-free audio.
Based on the popular StudioComm for Surround Models 68A/69A, the Models 76 and 77 offer a number of upgrades and advancements. The inputs are AES3id (unbalanced) digital audio, while the outputs remain analog. Multiple Model 77 user control surfaces can be connected, all with excellent audio quality. At AES, Studio Technologies showed Models 761 and 771, a monitor system developed for FOX Broadcast’s new facility in Houston. This combo is a broadcast-specific version of the general purpose StudioComm for Surround with the ability to read, display and respond to dialnorm data associated with an AC3 metadata signal.
The Model 233 Announcer’s Console is the sixth and newest addition to Studio Technologies 200-series of announcer’s consoles. The new unit incorporates an integrated side tone section, two line-level audio talkback outputs, two line-level audio inputs, sophisticated dual-channel intercom interface and a tally output. The compact tabletop Model 233 is well suited to stadium announcement and live event applications.
For more information, visit www.studio-tech.com.