Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Wohler’s AMP1-E16/S16-3G monitors with Dolby capability
With dual selectable SD/HD/3Gbs inputs, the AMP1-E16-3G and AMP1-S16-3G are Wohler's first 1RU 16-channel 3Gb/s audio/video monitors. They also serve as the company's first 1RU audio monitors with Dolby E and D upgrade capability.
The straightforward control interface and overall look and feel of each unit mirrors that of Wohler's new AMP2-16-3G 16-channel audio monitor. Like the AMP2-16-3G, the new AMP1-E16/S16-3G provides monitoring for up to 16 channels of embedded audio within a single multirate SDI signal, serving as an ideal solution for complex multichannel and surround applications in DTV production and transmission.
Three LCD screens offer flexible options for high-resolution, 180-segment audio metering or display of video or data. The screens also support the systems' intuitive and easy-to-use interface for setup and configuration of monitor features. Integrated loudness measurement and dialnorm data are displayed on the monitor's LCD screen to alert the operator if signals fall out of compliance with ITU-1770/1771 standards.
The fully digital system architecture of the AMP1-E16/S16-3G features multiple high-fidelity Class D amplifiers for absolute reproduction of the embedded signal. Flexible assignment of directional signals allows the operator to configure the monitor to the specific needs of a production. Likewise, user-selectable metering functions and eight user-defined presets provide speedy configuration of the monitor to meet various operational requirements.