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Bel Digital Audio BM-AV2-16SHD A/V Monitor

High-quality 2U 16 channel audio/video monitoring unit with SDI de-embedding
Part No: BM-AV2-16SHD

The BM-AV2-16SHD is a 2U high-quality audio/video monitoring unit, capable of monitoring 3G/HD/SD video and multi-channel audio sources. This class leading product builds on Bel’s reputation for providing very high quality and reliable broadcast solutions.

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Bel Digital Audio

Product Description


The BM-AV2-16SHD provides a pair of auto-detecting 3G/HD/SD SDI inputs and accepts 10 analogue audio inputs and 8 AES-3id pairs (also accepts SPDIF).

Integral to the BM-AV2-16SHD is a high-quality 5" video display providing exceptional clarity and image definition. The selected audio inputs are displayed on high-resolution multi-coloured LED bargraphs providing long term reliability. Selected audio channels are also provided as AES-3id and analogue outputs on the rear panel. Output levels can be fixed or controlled by the front panel volume control. An integral audio mix system enables any demuxed audio channel to be mixed on either, or both speakers, whilst maintaining a constant output level.

An SDI reclocked loop-through connector is provided enabling connection to downstream equipment.

Two high quality and magnetically shielded speakers are mounted on the front panel, providing together with a ducted bass system provide high-SPL audio reproduction. Either speaker can monitor the sum of any combination of inputs.

A headphone socket is provided on the front panel.

The BM-AV2-16SHD is suited to operation within Master Control Rooms, Outside Broadcast Vehicles, or indeed anywhere where audio monitoring of SD, HD and 3G SDI sources is required, especially when within a space conscious environment.


  • High-quality 16 channel audio/video monitoring unit with high-quality 5" video display
  • Auto-selection of 3G/HD/SD input source via two SDI inputs with loop-through
  • Designed to exceed current EMC directives
  • High resolution, tricolour level meters with adjustable colour transition points & peak-hold facility. Four standard scales & ballistics, user assignable
  • 16 channel monitoring with ability to monitor any channel on either speaker, including combinations and groups
  • Phase meter
  • Able to be upgraded to include Dolby® E, Dolby® Digital and Digital Plus decoding
  • Auto-scaling facilities are available on the audio outputs when selecting multiple sources
  • Comprehensive I/O facilities, including 2 x SDI, 8 x AES-3id pairs (accepts SPDIF inputs), 10 x analogue
  • Fully RoHS compliant


Additional Information


Audio Inputs

  • Digital AES3-id: 8 x 75W ohm (BNC connector)
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Analogue: 8 x differential impedance 25k ohm. 25 way ‘D’ type connector; 2 x XLR3F



  • Input: 2 x 3G/HD/SD SMPTE 424M, 259M, 296M, 274M, 292M
  • Output: 1 x SDI loopthrough
  • Display: 5” 800 pixels x 480 lines.



  • Bargraphs: 16 x 53 element tricolour with adjustable colour break points


Analogue Monitor Outputs:  2 x XLR3M

  • Max output level: +15 dB
  • Noise + THD: -98 dB


Analogue Channel Outputs x 8: 1 x 25 way ‘D’ type connector

  • Max output level:  +10 dB
  • Noise + THD: -108 dB w.r.t. clipping


Digital Channel Outputs x 16: 8 x 75 ohm BNC

  • Digital AES-3id


Frequency response

  • All analogue outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±1 dB


Main drive amp

  • Noise + THD: -80 dB w.r.t. maximum output


Speaker driver units

  • Peak acoustic level (@2ft): 100 dB SPL
  • Shielding: Magnetic


Scales and Ballistics

  • DIN PPM: Overall dynamic range: 55 dB (+5 to -50 dB) Attack time: 10 mSec Fallback: 1.5 Sec per 20 dB decay
  • BBC PPM: Overall dynamic range: (+12 to -12 dB from mark 7 to mark 1) Attack time: 10 mSec Fallback: 2.85 Sec (from mark 7 to mark 1)
  • VU: Overall dynamic range 23 dB (+3 dB to -20 dB) Attack time: 300 mSec Fallback: 300 mSec
  • AES/EBU: Overall dynamic range 60 dB (0 to -60 dB) Attack time: 1 mSec Fallback: 1.5 Sec per 20 dB decay



  • 19” Rack Mount: 2U high.
  • Outline Dimensions: 483 mm(W) x 256 mm(D) x 89 mm(H) Outline Dimensions: 19 inch(W) x 10 inch(D) x 3.5 inch(H)


  • 90 - 264 VAC 50/60 Hz Autoselect, Fuse 4A HAC


  • Temperature 0 °C to 30 °C. Humidity 70% max (non-condensing)



  • 6 kg (14lbs)