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Audessence PodBlaster

Audessence PodBlaster
Audessence PodBlaster

Unrivalled professional level control at a breakthrough price point. Our entry-level digital audio processor designed for podcasters, broadcast studios, news booths and programme production applications. Can also be used for dual ('main' and 'guest') microphone processing. 

'Easy-Mode' GUI makes for easy set-up for exactly the right results, even for beginners! Shipping with all audio levellers / levelers, and a free upgrade for existing users.

Part Number: PodBlaster
Optional Items:Short & long ear for rackmounting one ‘solo’ PodBlaster

Part Number: PodBlaster-Duplex
PodBlaster (duplex) two PodBlasters including two short rack ears 

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Frequency Response:
DIGITAL-DIGITAL: 20Hz-20kHz +/-0.1dB 
ANALOGUE-ANALOGUE: 30Hz-20kHz +/-0.5dB

DIGITAL-DIGITAL (rms 20Hz-20kHz): <-117dBFS 
ANALOGUE-ANALOGUE: (rms 20Hz-20kHz): <-83dB ref: Limit point +8dBu 

DIGITAL-DIGITAL (6dB limiting): <-100dB / 0.001% THD 
ANALOGUE-ANALOGUE (6dB limiting): <-80dB / 0.01% THD 

Stereo Separation (L/R crosstalk):
DIGITAL-DIGITAL (at 3kHz): <-117dB 
ANALOGUE-ANALOGUE (at 3kHz): <-82dB 

ANALOGUE: Balanced, 10k (bridging), ¼” Jack [TRS]. Standard operating level -6dBu to +14dBu (+22dBu clip point) 
DIGITAL: S-PDIF (RCA/Phono); 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz sample rate. 16, 20, or 24 bits. 

ANALOGUE: Balanced, ¼” jack [TRS]. Standard operating level -6dBu to +18dBu
DIGITAL: S-PDIF (RCA/Phono); full input rate / half input rate and 88.2 / 96kHz selectable. 

Processing blocks: 
High-pass filter: Can be set between 3Hz and 110Hz 
Gated AGC: Capture range +/-20dB; maximum positive gain can be set. 
Advanced AGC enables faster, programme-dependent operation. Defeatable.
Compressor: Nominal 1.5:1 slope and 4dB maximum boost of low levels. Defeatable.
Wide-band Limiter: Zero overshoot 1.3ms look-ahead zero clipping. Defeatable. 
HF Limiter: Protects 50us or 75us emphasis curve for FM broadcast applications. Defeatable. 

Setup is via PC only (GUI software supplied) and USB port (USB is on rear panel). 
Select a factory pre-set, modify it for less or more processing, set levels etc, save to Flash memory. 
Simplified operation of GUI (’Easy Mode’) does not require any expert knowledge. Every processing parameter, including all thresholds and time constants, can also be accessed and modified under PC control if desired for ‘Expert Mode’ setup. 

Power: 5V DC / 6 Watts. External 110V or 230V AC PSU supplied. 
Dimensions & weight: 44 x 217 x 228mm deep / 1.75” x 6.5” x 9” deep. 
Weight: 1kg / 2.2lbs

Warranty: 1 year return-to-base warranty Approvals: CE (EMC and LVD), RoHS


Download the PodBlaster datasheet.

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