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Ward-Beck AMS8-1A  8 Channel Audio Meter & Monitoring System with 4 AES/EBU Inputs 75 & 110 Ohm 1 Rack Unit
  • Ward-Beck AMS8-1A  8 Channel Audio Meter & Monitoring System with 4 AES/EBU Inputs 75 & 110 Ohm 1 Rack Unit
  • Ward-Beck AMS8-1A  8 Channel Audio Meter & Monitoring System with 4 AES/EBU Inputs 75 & 110 Ohm 1 Rack Unit
  • Ward-Beck AMS8-1A  8 Channel Audio Meter & Monitoring System with 4 AES/EBU Inputs 75 & 110 Ohm 1 Rack Unit
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Ward-Beck AMS8-1A 8 Channel Audio Meter & Monitoring System with 4 AES/EBU Inputs 75 & 110 Ohm 1 Rack Unit

Manufacturer: Ward-Beck Systems Ltd.

Item #: WARD-AMS8-1A   •   MFG #: AMS8-1A


List Price:$3,495.00
Our Price:$3,494.00

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    The AMS8-1A is a compact one 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 AMS8-1A 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 two banks of four balanced and unbalanced 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 AMS8-1A 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 AMS8-1A. 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.

    • Features

      • Compact 1 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 monitored signal 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 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%
      • General
      • Power Requirements - 90 -230 VAC, 50-60 Hz
      • Dimensions - 19” w x 1 3/4” h x 13” d (483mm x 44mm x 330 mm)
      • Weight - 4.5kg (10 lbs)

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