Sennheiser SPB 8000 Esfera Surround Sound Process Base

Sennheiser SPB 8000 Esfera Surround Sound Process Base

Sennheiser SPB 8000 Esfera Surround Sound Process Base

B&H # SESPB8000 MFR # SPB 8000
Sennheiser SPB 8000 Esfera Surround Sound Process Base

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Product Highlights

  • Ideal for Recording and Broadcast
  • Decoding Done in Real Time or Post
  • 48V Phantom Power
  • Digital and Analog In/Out
  • Built-In Compressor
  • 4x Programmable Presets for Storage
  • Adjustable Via Web Interface
  • Rack Mountable
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  • 1Description
The SPB 8000 Esfera Surround Sound Process Base by Sennheiser is for converting stereo microphone signals into 5.1 surround. It can be used in various environments when capturing audio in studios, live stage, theater, rehearsals, houses of worship, and more. The system consists of the SPM 8000 stereo microphone, (sold separately), and the SPB 8000 processing unit that converts the stereo signals of the microphone into a complete 5.1 audio signal. The DPB 8000 supplies the microphone with 48V phantom power, is input switchable between analog and digital AES3 signals and has a switchable compressor built-in. In addition it features 4 programmable presets for storage of 5.1 surround parameters. The SPB 8000 is adjustable via a web interface.
In the Box
Sennheiser SPB 8000 Esfera Surround Sound Process Base
  • 3 x Mains Cables (US, EU, and UK Version)
  • Network Cable
  • 4 x Self-Adhesive Feet
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Microphone Inputs
    Impedance Approximately 4 kOhms, balanced
    Phantom Power 48 V, switchable
    Connection 2 XLR-3F sockets, transformerless balanced
    Power Supply
    Connector Mains: 3-pin, protection class I as per IEC/EN 60320-1
    Power Consumption Maximum 15 W
    Fuse 115 V AC: T 160 mA L 250 V, T 315 mA L 250 V
    Voltage Range 115 V / 230 V, 50/60 Hz
    Audio Characteristics
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.03% at 64 dBu: Gain: −12 dBFS at 1 kHz
    0.004% at 30 dBu: Gain: −12 dBFS at 1 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio CCIR 468: -82.6 dB, 64 dB gain at 48 kHz sampling rate
    CCIR 468: -106,1 dB, 30 dB gain at 48 kHz sampling rate
    A-weighted: -85.5 dB, 64 dB gain at 48 kHz sampling rate
    A-weighted: -109.3 dB, 30 dB gain at 48 kHz sampling rate
    Unweighted: -84 dB, 64 dB gain at 48 kHz sampling rate
    Unweighted: -104,3 dB, 30 dB gain at 48 kHz sampling rate
    Gain +64 dB (max)
    Dynamic Range 130.3 dB 30 dB gain (A-weighted)
    Crosstalk -70 dB at 10 kHz (-30 dBu input, 30 dB gain)
    Frequency Response Measured at AES3 Out 1/2:
    At 44.1 kHz Sampling Rate: 10 Hz-21 kHz
    At 48 kHz Sampling Rate: 10 Hz-22.5 kHz
    At 88 kHz Sampling Rate: 10 Hz-42 kHz
    At 96 kHz Sampling Rate: 10 Hz-45 kHZ
    Digital Inputs
    AES3 Input Channels L/R
    Connection 1 XLR-3F socket
    Digital Outputs
    AES3 Audio Outputs Channels L/R, C/LFE, SL, SR
    Sampling Rates 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
    Bitrate 24 bits
    Format Professional
    Connection 3 XLR-3M sockets
    Communication HTTP (POST request method), JSON-compliant
    Ports 80, 9050 with multicast
    Connection RJ 45 socket
    Firmware Updates Via HTTP
    Word Clock Via input socket B (BNC)
    AES3 Input Clock: Via in socket D (XLR-3F)
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.7 x 19 x 11" (44 x 482 x 275 mm) depth with controls and sockets
    1.7 x 19 x 10" (44 x 482 x 260 mm) depth with sockets
    1.7 x 19 x 9.4" (44 x 482 x 240 mm) depth of housing
    Weight 8.6 lb (3.9 kg)

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