BEL AUDIO CONFIDENCE MONITORS - DANTE
For use in broadcast, fixed installation, commercial AV and live sound applications, the BM-A1-64DANTE offers a pair of loudspeakers, to check the content of the audio and a visual indication of channel signal strength for up to 64 channels in a DANTE or AES67 compatible networked AoIP system, for 'at-a-glance' confirmation of audio presence.
It offers monitoring of up to 64 audio channels, selected from a DANTE network stream, with loudspeakers and meters. Audio level indication of individual 64 channels is provided by 64 bi-colour, signal-present LEDs and two high-resolution bargraphs. Monitoring may be of individual channels or user-defined channel combinations by use of the front panel SEL/PAN rotary control. User preset slots allow monitor combinations and preferences to be stored. A display on the front panel provides status information including DANTE receiver channel name, audio metering, active preset and power supply status. Both DANTE and AES67 streams can be monitored simultaneously using the magnetically shielded internal speakers.
In addition to the 64 signal present LEDs, associated blue LEDs illuminate when any of these channels are actively being monitored. The front panel also provides controls for channel select and pan ('SEL/PAN'), volume ('VOL'), 'MUTE' - mutes speakers and headphone output, 'PRESET' 1 and 2 - allowing user-defined channel combinations to be stored and recalled and Clear (CLR) to clear any current channel selections. There is also a 6.35mm jack socket for listening on stereo headphones. When this socket is in use the internal loudspeakers are automatically muted.
The rear panel provides two RJ45 DANTE network connections, primary and secondary, which are compatible with 44.1/48/88.2/96kHz sample frequencies. In addition, a single, balanced, 110 ohm, 3-pin XLR AES/EBU audio output is provided which follows the sources selected to the left and right loudspeakers. Two balanced 3-pin XLR outputs can also be used as analogue outputs with a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz. Two IEC power inlets are provided for PSU redundancy. Power consumption is 16W.
Power source: 2x 100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz. Dimensions: 482 x 200 x 44 (WxDxH)mm. Weight: 2.75 kg.
Included accessories: User manual, 2 x IEC connector retaining clamp.