TC Electronic DB6 Multi 1 Broadcast Audio Processor with Intelligent Loudness Management

TC Electronic DB6 Multi 1 Broadcast Audio Processor with Intelligent Loudness Management

TC Electronic DB6 Multi 1 Broadcast Audio Processor with Intelligent Loudness Management

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TC Electronic DB6 Multi 1 Broadcast Audio Processor with Intelligent Loudness Management

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  • One-Step, Automatic Loudness Management
  • One Dual-Engine 3G Transmission Card
  • Handles One SD/HD/3G SDI Stream
  • Expandable, Accepts Up to Three Cards
  • Compliant with All Major Standards
  • Loudness Wizard Algorithm
  • LM6 Loudness Radar Meter
  • Dual Redundancy
  • Includes TC Icon Software & DB6 Software
  • 1 RU High-Density Design
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TC Electronic DB-6 overview

  • 1Description

The TC Electronic DB6 Multi 1 is a broadcast transmission audio processor that provides a complete and intelligent loudness management solution to help broadcasters with their loudness responsibilities. It employs a one-step process that preserves the details of your audio, while allowing you to stay compliant with broadcast standards and legislation at all times.

The DB6 Multi 1 comes with one 3G transmission card, which gives you the ability to process one SDI stream with eight audio channels, right out of the box. The unit is expandable with one or two 3G transmission cards (available separately), increasing the number of simultaneous SDI streams to two or three and ideal for any station that needs to process multiple streams simultaneously.

Audio loudness is measured at the input as well as the output of the DB6. In between, the LoudnessWizard algorithm handles everything regarding loudness including automatic format detection, automatic up- and down-conversion, automatic loudness correction, true peak limiting, lip-sync delay with look-ahead capability, all in one single process and for a multitude of broadcast platforms. The unit comes with ready-to-use presets based on international standards

The LM6 loudness radar meter provides an easy way to read loudness with a complete overview. Loudness history is displayed by the radar and momentary loudness is displayed by the outer ring. True peak level is displayed on the right side. Program loudness, range values, or other parameters of your choice are shown at the bottom. You also get 24/7 measurement and logging of key stats for future evaluations and documentation.

The DB6 Multi 1 features a full, dual-redundancy setup with dual fans, dual fuses, and dual power connectors, which you can use with independent power sources. In case of an emergency, the relay bypass ensures that your content is not compromised. The unit is housed in a high-density, 1 RU enclosure to help you save space in your equipment room. Included are two power cords and a USB memory stick with TC Icon software and DB6 software.

One-Step Loudness Management

Professional broadcast transmission audio processor with automatic intelligent loudness management
Helps stay compliant with broadcast standards and legislation at all times, without sacrificing audio quality
Comes with one 3G transmission card to handle one SD/HD/3G SDI stream
Expandable for any station that needs to process multiple streams simultaneously. Add one or two additional 3G transmission cards, increasing the number of simultaneous SDI streams to two or three
Plug-and-play functionality with powerful LoudnessWizard algorithm
Deliver for a multitude of platforms and codecs
Process, measure, and log eight audio channels
Accepts mono, stereo, and 5.1 surround and can simultaneously deliver high-quality audio to SDTV, HDTV, and mobile platforms
1 RU, high-density design saves space in equipment room
Comes with ready-to-use presets based on international standards
Designed and engineered in Denmark

Loudness Wizard Algorithm

  • Powerful one-step LoudnessWizard process makes it easy to achieve your loudness-handling requirements
  • Automatic loudness correction
  • Automatic up-conversion
  • Automatic down-mix
  • Look-ahead lip-sync delay
  • True-peak limiting
  • Handling of normalized and non-normalized Content

Ultimate Compliance

  • Compliant with all major broadcast standards
  • ITU-R BS.1770-3
  • EBU R128
  • ATSC A/85
  • ARIB TR-B32
  • FreeTV OP-59
  • Supported by TC Electronic to remain compliant with current and future releases of major broadcast standards

LM6 Loudness Radar Meter

  • LM6 loudness radar meter gives you a complete loudness landscape overview at a glance
  • Loudness history, momentary loudness, true-peak level, program loudness, loudness range in a single view
  • Mono, stereo, and 5.1 surround
  • 24/7 logging: monitor and log audio loudness input and post-processing output, and create a ready-made history of broadcast for evaluation and documentation purposes

Dual Redundancy

  • Offers robust redundancy and reliability needed for mission-critical live applications
  • Dual power supplies
  • Dual fuses
  • Dual low-noise fans
  • Complete relay bypass for live stream 

Control Interface

  • Connect to a computer (controller) running TC Icon software via an Ethernet port
  • Second Ethernet port allows for daisy-chaining multiple 3G transmission cards

3G Transmission Card

  • Each card processes one SD/HD/3G SDI audio stream with eight audio channels I/O
  • Holds two multichannel processors
  • Runs two LoudnessWizard algorithms simultaneously
  • Runs two LoudnessWizard 2 algorithms simultaneously
  • Runs two LM6 loudness radar meters simultaneously
In the Box
TC Electronic DB6 Multi 1 Broadcast Audio Processor with Intelligent Loudness Management
  • 3G Transmission Card
  • 2 x Power Cables
  • USB Memory Stick with TC Icon Software and DB6 Software
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    TC Electronic DB-6 specs

    DB6 Frame
    Frame Configuration Comes with one 3G transmission card
    Capable of holding one to three 3G transmission cards (additional cards available separately)
    Front Indicators Status for: PSU 1, PSU 2, Sync, Alert, Signal
    Mains Voltage 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (auto-select)
    Power Supply Dual power supply redundancy
    Fan Dual fan redundancy
    Environment Operating Temperature 32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
    Storage Temperature -22 to 167°F / -30 to 70°C
    Humidity Maximum 90%, non-condensing
    Finish Natural-color anodized aluminum face plate
    Plated steel chassis
    Compliance EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2
    FCC part 15 class B
    CIS-PR 22 class B
    Safety Certification IEC 60065, EN 60065, UL 6500, CSA E65
    Dimensions 19 x 1.75 x 13.2" / 483 x 44 x 334 mm
    1 RU
    Weight 9.5 lb / 4.3 kg (with one card)
    10.4 lb / 4.7 kg (with three cards)
    3G Transmission Card
    Number of Processors 2 x LoudnessWizard processors (stereo or 5.1)
    Meters 2 x LM2/LM6 Loudness Radar Meters (stereo or 5.1)
    Audio Channels Processed 8 in, 8 out
    Audio Format Configuration 2, 5.1, 2+2, 5.1+2, 2+5.1, 5.1+5.1
    Audio Processing Delay 0.15 ms
    Adjustable Online Delay 0 to 10 second per audio channel
    Delay Resolution 32-bit
    Frequency Response DIO DC to 23.9 kHz 0.01 dB
    Audio Sample Rate 48 kHz, fully synchronous
    Audio Processing Resolution 32-bit, bit-transparent
    Connectors 1 x BNC input
    1 x BNC output, 75 Ohms
    Bypass Relay Input to output while powered off and during boot-up
    Function Audio de-embed/embed, video thru
    SDI Formats Supported SD
    525i59.94, 625i50

    720p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    1080p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    1080i: 50, 59.94, 60

    720p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    1080i: 50, 59.94, 60
    1080p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

    3GB (2 Streams)
    720p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    1080i: 50, 59.94, 60
    1080p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
    Standard Compliance SMPTE 259M, 292M, 424M, 425M
    Audio I/O Selection SDI group 1-2, 3-4, 3G stream 1, 3G stream 2
    Interface Function Synchronous, bit-transparent (de-embed/embed)
    Input Return Loss Typically, 17 dB, <1.5 GHz
    Typically, 12 dB, 1.5 to 3 GHz
    Output Return Loss Typically, 18 dB, <1.5 GHz
    Typically, 12 dB, 1.5 to 3 GHz
    Relay Bypass Return Loss Typically, 19 dB, <1.5 GHz
    Typically, 14 dB, 1.5 to 3 GHz
    Adaptive Cable Equalization 480 m at SD, 250 m at HD, 150 m at 3G, Belden 1694A (input)
    Jitter Tolerance Timing: >10 UI (input)
    Alignment: >0.7 UI (input)
    Output Jitter SD
    Timing: <0.25 UI
    Alignment: <0.22 UI

    Timing: <0.5 UI
    Alignment: <0.1 UI

    Timing: <1.0 UI
    Alignment: <0.25 UI
    Signal Level 800 mV 5% (output)
    DC Offset 0 V 0.5 V (output)
    Rise/Fall Time <700 ps at SD, <130 ps at HD, <120 ps at 3G (output)
    Overshoot <5% of amplitude (output)
    GPI Control Inputs 4 x Multi-state, multi-function 0 to 3.3 VDC, sensing D-Sub connector
    GPO Output 2 x Relays, floating, 200 mA, 24 VAC/VDC maximum
    D-Sub connector
    Output Voltage 3.3 VDC, 100 mA, current-limited
    Ethernet and Remote Control 2 x Ports, 10/100 Mb/s, Base-T, SNMP-enabled

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