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Ward-Beck AMS8-2A Multichannel Audio Monitor w/AES/EBU Inputs 2 RU
  • Ward-Beck AMS8-2A Multichannel Audio Monitor w/AES/EBU Inputs 2 RU
  • Ward-Beck AMS8-2A Multichannel Audio Monitor w/AES/EBU Inputs 2 RU
  • Ward-Beck AMS8-2A Multichannel Audio Monitor w/AES/EBU Inputs 2 RU
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Ward-Beck AMS8-2A Multichannel Audio Monitor w/AES/EBU Inputs 2 RU

Manufacturer: Ward-Beck Systems Ltd.

Item #: WARD-AMS8-2A   •   MFG #: AMS8-2A


List Price:$3,995.00
Our Price:$3,994.00

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    The AMS8-2A is a compact two rack-unit aural and visual monitor designed to handle multi-channel format audio signals. Eight PPM/VU LED bargraphs display signal activity, while a sophisticated multi-speaker system allows operators to listen, with great clarity, to the signal being monitored. The AMS8-2A has four digital audio inputs (110 Ohm balanced inputs are on 3-pin pluggable screw terminal connectors and 75 Ohm unbalanced inputs are on BNC connectors). An internal switcher allows the operator to toggle between the balanced and unbalanced AES inputs. A reference input for DARS is provided. This may be 110 Ohms, balanced, via a 3-pin pluggable screw terminal connector or 75 Ohms, unbalanced, via a BNC connector. The SERIAL COMM DB9 connector includes GPI and GPO inputs that may be used for tally and external control functions. AES re-clocked copies of the four input signals are provided on the rear panel. The signals are provided as both balanced, on pluggable 3-pin terminals, or unbalanced signals on BNC connectors. The unit provides an analog stereo output that is a copy of the signal being fed to the integral speaker system. This stereo output may be configured to follow the front panel speaker level control or to be a fixed line level output. The versatile AMS8 series monitors may be field configured to suit the monitoring needs of a particular operation or location, using a combination of the eight segment LED dot-matrix readout, the eight lighted pushbuttons and the two rotary shaft encoders with integral pushbutton switches. Ward-Beck has developed an intuitive scheme to ease programming of the AMS8 series monitors. Features that can be readily programmed to assist in monitoring include: Creating preset monitoring configuration, creating an infinitely variable proportional stereo mix-down of multiple audio channels, providing global control for monitoring and enabling voice-over on Dolby signals.

    • Features

      • Compact 2 RU multi-channel audio monitor
      • Eight LED bar-graph meters provide visual indication of audio levels
      • Multi-speaker system provides clear audio monitoring
      • 4 AES audio inputs (110 Ohm, balanced or 75 Ohm unbalanced)
      • Input switcher toggles between balanced and unbalanced inputs
      • External reference input (75 or 110 Ohm)
      • Re-clocked AES copy of the input signals provided (75 or 110 Ohm)
      • Analog copy of the input signal provided on a 25 pin D connector
      • Analog output of signal feed to internal speakers provided on rear panel
      • Analog output may be fixed line level or follow speaker volume control
      • Operating modes may be field configured to suit monitoring needs
      • Balanced AES and analog connections on pluggable 3 pin screw terminations
      • Unbalanced connections on BNC connectors
      • GPI and GPO controls provided on 9 pin D connector
    • Specifications

      • AES Digital Audio
      • Input Voltagel - 0.2 to 7V pp
      • Max Input - 0 dbfs
      • Input Impedance - 75 Ohm, unbalanced 110 Ohm, balanced
      • Output Voltage - 2.5V p-p terminated
      • Max Output - 0 dbfs
      • Output Impedance 75 Ohm, unbalanced & 110 Ohm, balanced
      • Noise - Less than -100 dbfs
      • THD - Less than 0.001%
      • Analog Audio
      • Max Output - 23.5dBu
      • Output Impedance - 60 Ohm, Balanced
      • Frequency Response - 1.5 dBu from 20Hz to 20kHz
      • Noise - Less than -70dBu
      • THD - Less than 0.05%
      • SDI
      • Input Level - 0.8 Vp-p (typical)
      • Input Impedance - 75 Ohm
      • Output Level - 0.8 Vp-p
      • Output Impedance - 75 Ohm
      • Return Loss - -10 dB
      • Data Rates - 270, 360Mbps or 1.485 Gbps
      • General
      • Power Requirements - 90 -230 VAC, 50-60 Hz
      • Dimensions - 19” w x 3.5” h x 13” d (483mm x 89mm x 330 mm)
      • Weight - 5kg (11 lbs)

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