Orban Optimod 8600-FM Digital MPX Audio Processor
12 Jun 2018 12:00 #1
Orban's 8600’s main goal is to make FM analog broadcasts more competitive with the cleanliness, punch, and open high frequencies of the digital media against which FM analog transmissions now battle.The FM loudness wars represent 20th-century thinking; in the 21st century, the new competition is digital media. Thanks to its fresh, crisp sound, Orban's 8600 helps level the playing field between analog FM and its ever more aggressive digital-only competitors.Because the input/output delay of the new peak limiter is too long to permit talent to monitor off-air on headphones, 8600 processing is useful for remotes and outside broadcasts where off-air headphone monitoring is desired and Orban's 8600’s low-delay monitor output cannot be brought to the talent. Orban's 8600 includes ITU-R BS.1770-3 loudness meters and loudness controllers for use in countries that enforce a BS.1770 loudness limit on FM radio broadcasts. There are independent loudness meters and loudness controllers for the FM and digital radio processing chains.