05.18.2009 11:14 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Wohler announces multirate audio monitors
Wohler Technologies announced the release of the AMP1-E16-3G and AMP1-16-3G 16-channel multirate audio monitors, the company's first 1RU 16-channel 3Gb/s audio/video monitors. The AMP1-E16-3G serves as the company's first 1RU audio monitor with Dolby E and Dolby Digital capability. With a straightforward control interface and the same look and feel of Wohler's AMP2-16-3G 16-channel audio monitor, these new monitoring systems are designed to offer ease of operation that simplifies the complex multichannel and surround applications.
Equipped with dual selectable 3G/HD/SD inputs, the new AMP1-E16-3G and AMP1-16-3G provide monitoring for up to 16 channels of embedded audio within a single multirate SDI signal. Two of the three LCD screens can simultaneously monitor 16 channels of audio with flexible options for high-resolution 180-segment audio metering, while the third LCD screen may display source 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 may be displayed on the monitor's third 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-E16/16-3G features multiple high-fidelity class-D amplifiers for absolute reproduction of the embedded signal. Flexible assignment of directional signals allows users to configure the monitor to the specific needs of a production. Likewise, user-selectable metering functions and four user-defined presets provide speedy configuration of the monitor to meet various operational and programming requirements.