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TC Electronic DB6 Multi Loudness Management Processor

Intelligent Loudness Management Broadcast Processor
Part No: TC-951901051

Let DB6 manage your audio loudness to stay compliant with broadcast standards and legislation at all times, without sacrificing audio quality. DB6 handles up to three SD/HD/3G streams in a single rack space unit. It measures and adjusts audio formats, loudness and true-peak level automatically, at the same time logging stats for documentation and evaluation.

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Product Description

Details

Let DB6 manage your audio loudness to stay compliant with broadcast standards and legislation at all times, without sacrificing audio quality. DB6 handles up to three SD/HD/3G streams in a single rack space unit. It measures and adjusts audio formats, loudness and true-peak level automatically, at the same time logging stats for documentation and evaluation. DB6 is an addition to the highly acclaimed TC Electronic DB family of processors that includes DB2, DB4 and DB8. DB processors have been used 24/7 at numerous world-leading broadcast stations for more than a decade and you can operate them from one constantly developing user interface.

Features

One-Step Loudness Management

Quite simply, DB6 is a TV and Mobile TV transmission processor that is able to handle everything regarding loudness in one simple process: loudness metering at the input stage, up- and/or down conversion at any stage, loudness processing, on-line lip-sync delay, loudness metering at the output stage and logging of all relevant loudness statistics. In short, it is an intelligent one-step loudness management solution that even keeps your audio at its finest, regardless of which platform you need to deliver to.

 

True Value

Density is key at many broadcast stations and of course in OB Vans. Therefore, DB6 is housed in a single rack space unit that allows you to process up to three SD/HD/3G streams simultaneously, making it one of the most compact and powerful solutions on the market. Surely, density does not necessarily equal cost-effectiveness, but in this particular case, the cost per stream is highly competitive. With DB6, you get two 5.1 capable processing engines per SDI stream, each able of delivering to any platform and any codec; be it HDTV, Mobile TV, Digital Radio or Podcast using AAC, Dolby, Ogg Vorbis, Lossless or Linear.

 

Forever Compliant

DB6 is compliant with all major broadcast standards, and it comes fully loaded with presets tailored specifically with each of these standards in mind. However, it is not just a matter of being compliant, it is also imperative to stay compliant. We have taken part in many aspects of defining and developing these standards and remain dedicated to keeping our broadcast equipment up to date whenever a new revision is released.

 

Two Versions - DB6 Multi & DB6 Single

DB6 is available in two different versions: DB6 Multi and DB6 Single. At first glance they look quite similar, but on the rear panel, you will notice a significant difference. As the name implies, DB6 Single handles one SD/HD/3G stream, which makes it the perfect choice if you are a local broadcaster or need intelligent loudness management in an OB van.

DB6 Multi also comes with the ability to process one stream right out of the box, but you can also install one or two additional 'Transmission 3G' dual-engine cards and thereby increase the count of total streams per unit to two or three, making DB6 Multi the perfect, high-density solution for any TV station in need of processing multiple streams simultaneously.

Each Transmission 3G card holds two multichannel processors and is capable of running two LM6 Loudness Radar Meters as well as two LoudnessWizard™ algorithms simultaneously.

Apart from the expandability of DB6 Multi, both versions are identical, featuring the same high-quality hardware as well as the same powerful software algorithms.

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

Frame

  • Frame configuration: DB6 Single holds 1 Transmission 3G card, DB6 Multi holds 1 to 3 Transmission 3G cards
  • Front indicators: Status for: PSU 1, PSU 2, Sync, Alert, Signal
  • Finish: Natural color anodized aluminum face plate. Plated steel chassis
  • Mains voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz auto-select
  • Power supply function: Dual Power Supply Redundancy
  • Fan: Dual Fan Redundancy
  • Power consumption: DB6 Single 14 W typ., DB6 Multi 45 W typ
  • Warranty, Parts and labor: 2 years (Extended Warranty program available)


EMC

  • Complies with: EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2, FCC part 15 class B, CISPR 22 class B


Safety

  • Certified to: IEC 60065, EN 60065, UL 6500 and CSA E65


Environment

  • Operating Temperature: 32° F to 122° F (0° C to 50° C)
  • Storage Temperature: -22° F to 167° F (-30° C to 70° C)
  • Humidity: Max. 90 % non-condensing


Dimensions and Weight

  • 19 x 1.75 x 13.2 inches (483 x 44 x 334 mm), 1 RU
  • Weight: DB6 Single 4.3 kg, DB6 Multi max 4.7 kg

 

Transmission 3G Card


General

  • Number of Processors: Two LoudnessWizard processors, Stereo or 5.1
  • Number of Meters: Two LM6 Loudness Radar Meters. Stereo or 5.1
  • Number of audio channels processed: 8 in, 8 out (pr. card)
  • Audio format configuration: 2, 5.1, 2+2, 5.1+2, 2+5.1, 5.1+5.1
  • Audio Processing Delay: 0.15 ms
  • Adjustable On-line Delay: 0-10 sec per audio channel
  • Delay Resolution: 32 bit
  • Frequency Response DIO: DC to 23.9 kHz +/- 0.01 dB
  • Audio sample rate: 48 kHz, fully synchronous
  • Audio Processing Resolution: 32 bit, bit transparent


I/O

  • Connectors: 1 BNC In, 1 BNC Out. 75 Ohm
  • Bypass Relay: Input to output while powered off and during boot-up
  • Function: Audio de-embed/embed, video thru


SDI Formats supported

  • SD: 525i59.94, 625i50
  • HD: 720p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1080i50, 59.94, 60
  • 3GA: 720p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080i50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • 3GB (2 streams):
  • 720p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080i50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • Complies with standards: SMPTE 259M, 292M, 424M, 425M
  • Audio input/output selection: SDI group 1-2, 3-4, 3G stream 1, 3G stream 2
  • Interface function (de-embed/embed): Synchronous, bit transparent
  • Input Return Loss: Typ. 17dB, < 1.5 GHz, typ. 12 dB, 1.5 to 3 GHz
  • Output Return Loss: Typ. 18dB, < 1.5 GHz, typ. 12 dB , 1.5 to 3 GHz
  • Relay bypass Return Loss: Typ. 19dB, < 1.5 GHz, typ. 14 dB , 1.5 to 3 GHz
  • Adaptive Cable Equalization (input): 480 m @ SD, 250 m @ HD, 150 m @ 3G, Belden 1694A
  • Jitter tolerance (input): Timing: > 10 UI, Alignment: > 0.7 UI
  • Output jitter (output @ clean source): Timing: < 0.25 UI, Alignment: < 0.22 UI @ SD
  • Timing: < 0.5 UI, Alignment: < 0.1 UI @ HD
  • Timing: < 1.0 UI, Alignment: < 0.25 UI @ 3G
  • Signal Level (output):
  • 800 mV +/- 5%
  • DC offset (output): 0 V +/- 0.5 V
  • Rise/fall time (output): < 700 ps @ SD, < 130 ps @ HD, < 120 ps @ 3G
  • Overshoot (output): < 5% of amplitude

 

Control Interface

  • GPI, control inputs (D-SUB): 1 BNC In, 1 BNC Out. 75 Ohm
  • GPO output (D-SUB): 2 relays, floating, 200 mA / 24 V AC/DC max
  • Output voltage (D-SUB): 3.3V DC, 100mA current limited
  • Ethernet and remote control: 2 ports, 10/100 Mbits/s, Base-T, SNMP enabled

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