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Sonifex RB-DEED8 Dolby E Encoder 8 Channel, Digital Inputs - Discontinued

This product is now discontinued

Sonifex RB-DEED8

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Sonifex RB-DEED8 Dolby E Encoder 8 Channel, Digital Inputs

The Sonifex RB-DEED8 is a Dolby® E Encoder. It encodes up to 8 digital audio channels into a single Dolby bitstream output. There is also an extra Dolby output for connection to monitoring equipment.

Each digital input channel has independent level control, which can be adjusted from -24dB through to +24dB in 0.5dB steps. The digital inputs and outputs can be selected to be either balanced or unbalanced AES/EBU specification, and can be connected through either BNC or D-type connectors. These I/O connections are paralleled, allowing one type to be used per input or output.

Metadata can be input to the encoder using RS-485 via the external 9-pin D-type socket on the rear panel and can also be viewed using the SCi software. 

A video input is used to genlock the audio output and Dolby® E encoding to a known video reference. This input autodetects between NTSC, PAL or Tri-level sync.

8 general purposes inputs and 8 outputs are available on a rear panel 25 way D-type socket whose function can be programmed using the menu, e.g. alarm outputs for loss of input or encoder errors.

The unit is controlled locally using the front panel display and control knob but can be remote controlled via an ethernet connection using the Sonifex SCi software.

Sonifex RB-DEED8 Specifications

  • Output Sample Rate: 48kHz
  • Input Sample Rates:
    • CH1/2 & CH3/4: 32-192kHz
    • CH5/6 & CH7/8: 32-48kHz
  • Input & Output Impedance: 75Ω/110Ω selectable
  • Signal Level(un-terminated):
    • Unbalanced: 1Vp-p +/- 20%
    • Balanced: 6.6Vp-p +/- 20%
  • Digital Audio I/O: 
    • Inputs: 8 input channels via 4 x BNCs or 25 way D-type socket (AES3)
    • Dolby Output 1: 1 x Dolby bitstream output via BNC
    • Dolby Output 2: 1 x Dolby bitstream output via BNC or 25 way D-type socket (AES3)
  • Digital Audio Connectors:
    • 6 x BNC
    • 1 x 25-way D-type socket
  • Metadata: SMPTE-RDD06, 9 way D-type socket 

Video Reference

  • Reference Type: Autodetect NTSC, PAL or Tri-level sync
  • Impedance: 75Ω
  • Connector: 1 x BNC
  • LTC Input: 1 x BNC (not used) 

Operational Control

  • Display: Vacuum fluorescent display
  • System Navigation: Rotary selector with integral push-switch   

Additional Connections

  • Ethernet Port: 10/100Mbps, RJ-45
  • Remote: 25-way ‘D’-type socket
  • Input/Output Port: Serial Port: RS232, 9 way D-type
  • Power Supply: Universal filtered IEC, continuously rated 85-264VAC @47-63Hz, fused
  • Fuse Rating: Anti-surge fuse 1A 20 x 5mm 

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions:
    • 48cm (W) x 15.8cm (D*)x 4.2cm (H)  
    • 19” (W) x 6.2” (D*) x 1.7” (H) (1U)
  • Weight:
    • Nett: 1.8kg Gross: 2.3kg
    • Nett: 4.0lb Gross: 5.1lb
Manufacturer Sonifex
Model Sonifex RB-DEED8
Sonifex RB-DEED8
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