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Ward-Beck AMS8-1AM Multichannel Audio Monitor -HD/SD-SDI Demuxer
  • Ward-Beck AMS8-1AM Multichannel Audio Monitor -HD/SD-SDI Demuxer
  • Ward-Beck AMS8-1AM Multichannel Audio Monitor -HD/SD-SDI Demuxer
  • Ward-Beck AMS8-1AM Multichannel Audio Monitor -HD/SD-SDI Demuxer
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Ward-Beck AMS8-1AM Multichannel Audio Monitor -HD/SD-SDI Demuxer

Manufacturer: Ward-Beck Systems Ltd.

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


Our Price:$4,275.00

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    The AMS8-1AM 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. INPUTS The AMS8-1AM has four digital audio inputs. 110 Ohm balanced inputs are on 3-pin screw terminal pluggable 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. Four AES output signals that are copies of the 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. A reference input for DARS is provided. This may be 110 Ohms, balanced, via a 3-pin screw terminal pluggable connector or 75 Ohms, unbalanced, via a BNC connector. The AMS8-1AM is equipped with a Ward-Beck demux module capable of handling 3G/HD/SD-SDI signals with embedded audio. The demux module provides a re-clocked copy of the input digital video signal as well as a copy of the AES group that is selected for monitoring. The unit provides an analog stereo output that is a copy of the signal being fed to the integral speakers. This stereo output may be configured to follow the front panel speaker level control or to be a fixed line level output. The SERIAL COMM DB9 connector includes GPI and GPO inputs that may be used for tally and external control functions.
    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 1 RU multi-channel audio monitor
      • WBS demuxer installed
      • 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 connections on pluggable 3 pin screw terminations
      • Unbalanced connections on BNC connectors
      • GPI and GPO controls provided on 9 pin D connector
      • Includes 3G/HD/SD-SDI Demux module
      • Provides re-clocked copy of input digital video signal
      • Provides AES copies of the de-muxed group being monitored
    • 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 1 3/4” h x 13” d (483mm x 44mm x 330 mm)
      • Weight - 4.5kg (10 lbs)

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