Orban Optimod FM 8500 HD Digital Audio Processor
The 8500’s proven, competitive sound makes it the ideal choice for FM stations simultaneously transmitting iBiquity’s HD Radio®, DAB, DRM or a netcast. With double the DSP power of the 8400, the 8500 supports many features, such as 20 kHz bandwidth on HD processing channel, window-gated dual-band AGC, stereo enhancement, parametric EQ, large color LCD, advanced processing controls and an Orban-exclusive baseband processor providing all the advantages of composite clipping without the usual degradation of stereo or RDS/RBDS coverage. The
8500 also has versatile five-band and two-band processing for both analog transmission and digital radio, the 8500 provides the industry’s most consistent sound, track-to-track and source-to-source. Digital I/O included (2). Sample rates automatically selected for AES/EBU input and digital sync input: 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz. Inputs: AES/EBU, digital sync and electronically balanced stereo analog (XLR). Two SCA inputs (BNC). Output sample rates selected in software: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.1 and 96 kHz. Outputs: AES/EBU (2), electronically balanced and floating stereo analog (XLR). Two stereo encoder composite outputs (BNC). Remote control interface (DB25), two RS-232 interfaces (DB9). Pre-em- phasis 50µs or 75µs. 3RU. 28 lb/12.7kg. (HD Radio™ is a registered trademark of iBiquity, Inc.).