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Blackmagic Design Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G (1 RU)

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Blackmagic Design Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G (1 RU)
Key Features
  • Dual-Subwoofer Design
  • Class-D Amplifiers
  • 12G-SDI, AES/EBU & Analog Inputs
  • SDI Loop Out & HDMI 2.0 Output
Monitor your audio with the 1 RU Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G from Blackmagic Design. Featuring a dual-subwoofer design with extra wide range speakers, the audio monitor is equipped with Class-D amplifiers. It features a 12G?SDI input, a balanced XLR analog audio input, a balanced AES/EBU digital input audio, HiFi audio inputs, and an HDMI 2.0 output. The front panel features multicolored audio level meters and a built-in LCD for monitoring video sources.
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Blackmagic Design HDL-AUDMON1RU12G Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Monitor Anywhere
  • 3Powerful and Loud
  • 4Precision Metering
  • 5Machined Metal Design
  • 6Advanced 12G-SDI
  • 7Audio and Video Connections
  • 8Monitoring
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Monitor your audio with the 1 RU Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G from Blackmagic Design. Featuring a dual-subwoofer design with extra wide range speakers, the audio monitor is equipped with Class-D amplifiers. It features a 12G?SDI input, a balanced XLR analog audio input, a balanced AES/EBU digital input audio, HiFi audio inputs, and an HDMI 2.0 output. The front panel features multicolored audio level meters and a built-in LCD for monitoring video sources.

Monitor Anywhere
Install the Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G in broadcast racks, audio on decks, video servers, and live transmissions. With the push of a button you can switch between stereo pairs of the SDI input, making this unit great for monitoring alternative language tracks. The compact size is ideal for portable flyaway kits and broadcast trucks where space is tight or in edit and audio postproduction facilities.
Powerful and Loud
The Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G has been designed to create a wide and smooth frequency response curve with crisp highs and powerful deep bass. The unit is powerful and loud enough to hear your audio in noisy environments, such as broadcast equipment rooms that have a lot of cooling fan noise.
Precision Metering
The two big bright audio level meters on the front panel feature multicolored RGB LEDs under each segment. You can select between VU or PPM or loudness scales with a choice of EBU or BBC meters. With lots of meter segments, you can monitor a very wide dynamic range from -45 to +3 dB, -12 to +12 dB, or 0 to 7 dB, depending on the scale. In addition, you can meter loudness using standard loudness, K-weighted, relative to full scale (LKFS) to normalize levels for delivery to broadcast TV and video. The bright audio level meters are clear enough to read in bright or dark environments.
Machined Metal Design
The machined metal design is extremely strong. This allows for a robust chassis that produces better quality sound without rattles and vibrations. The front panel features audio level meters, a LCD video monitor, and a reliable contact-less volume control to avoid deterioration and crackling in the audio when adjusted. To select audio pairs, left and right solo, mute, and input, there is a built-in illuminated keypad and for private monitoring, there is a built-in headphone socket.
Advanced 12G-SDI
Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G supports all common SD, HD, and Ultra HD video resolutions. The 12G-SDI input and HDMI 2.0 output also support high-resolution Ultra HD monitoring. The 12G-SDI allows you to work at resolutions and frame rates as high as 2160p at 60 fps, over a single cable. You can connect to Ultra HD TVs and projectors with HDMI 4K, and you can monitor any of the 16 audio channels on the 12G-SDI input.
Audio and Video Connections
The Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G features balanced analog XLR audio, balanced AES/EBU audio, and HiFi audio inputs. You can select between inputs quickly using the input button situated on the front panel. The 12G-SDI video input and HDMI 2.0 video output both support embedded audio and let you connect to the high-resolution video technology.
Monitoring
You can use the Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G to convert from SDI to HDMI for monitoring with big-screen televisions or video projectors. Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G automatically switches between SD, HD, and Ultra HD formats. You can monitor in high-resolution Ultra HD using the HDMI output with a single HDMI cable.
AES/EBU audio inputs support two channels of balanced 110-ohm AES/EBU via XLR
SDI audio inputs support 16 channels of embedded audio in SD, HD, and Ultra HD 4K
SDI audio outputs support 16 channels of embedded audio loop out
HDMI audio outputs support eight channels of embedded audio in SD, HD, and 4K

Blackmagic Design HDL-AUDMON1RU12G Specs

Amplifiers
Class-D
Inputs
1 x SDI, Video
2 x XLR, Analog Audio
2 x RCA, Stereo Audio
1 x XLR, AES/EBU 2 Channels Balanced
Output
1 x SDI, Video Loop Out
1 x HDMI 2.0, Video
1 x 1/4" / 6.5 mm Headphone Jack
Control
1 x USB Type-C, Port
1 x RJ45, Ethernet Port
SDI Rate
270 Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, and 12G
Built-In Speakers
2-Way Stereo, 2 x Subwoofers, 2 x Full-Range Drivers  
Metering
2 x 27-Segment RGB LED VU, PPM, or Loudness Meters
SD Video Standards
525i59.94 NTSC and 625i50 PAL
HD Video Standards
1080p at 50, 59.94, and 60
1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, and 30
1080PsF at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, and 30
1080i at 50, 59.94, and 60
720p at 50, 59.94, and 60
2K Format Support
2K DCI at 23.98p, 24p, and 25p
2K at 23.98PsF, 24PsF, and 25PsF
Ultra HD Format Support
2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, and 60
4K Format Support
4K DCIp at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, and 60
SDI Compliance
SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B, SMPTE 2081-1, SMPTE 2081-10, SMPTE 2082-1, and SMPTE 2082-10
SDI Auto Switching
Automatically Selects Between SD, HD, 3G-SDI Level A and B, 6G-SDI, and 12G-SDI
Audio Sampling
96 kHz and 24-bit
Video Sampling
4:2:2 and 4:4:4
Operating Systems
Mac 10.13 High Sierra, Mac 10.14 Mojave or later, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
Display Size
2.2" Diagonal
Display Resolution
320 x 240
Power Supply
100 to 240 VAC, Internal
Power Usage
55 W
Material
Machined Metal
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 90%
Dimensions
19 x 9.65 x 1.73" / 48.3 x 24.5 x 4.4 cm
Weight
5.73 lb / 2.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
6.91 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.5 x 10.9 x 3.4"

Blackmagic Design HDL-AUDMON1RU12G Reviews

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Does anyone know what the resolution is of the ...

Does anyone know what the resolution is of the HDMI output on the back? I have one of these and tried to run an HDMI cable out to an HDMI monitor to view program and it would not work with my monitor until I put a converter on it. Can't find any specs on that and there is no way to change the resolution output in the menu system.
Asked by: Jason
The HDMI output will be the same resolution and frame rate of the SDI input. Make sure you have SDI audio channels selected and not analog or AES or the HDMI will be black.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2021-07-17

Can this convert an AES/EBU stereo digital audio ...

Can this convert an AES/EBU stereo digital audio signal to 12G SDI? I want to be able to monitor from Pro Tools/HDX/HD I/O during live streaming whilst simultaneously converting/sending the AES/EBU (XLR) signal to a BlackMagic ATEM TV Studio Pro via 12G SDI.
Asked by: Alex
No, this doesn't embed the external audio into the SDI output. The SDI output is a loop out of the SDI input. You can use an audio embedder like the Teranex Mini Audio to SDI 12G to embed your AES/EBU audio into a 12G-SDI output to send out to the Audio Monitor 12G for monitoring and loop out to the ATEM switcher.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2023-10-28

We take audio out of a mixer, put it into a delay ...

We take audio out of a mixer, put it into a delay unit and then into an ATEM switcher. Would this let us monitor program audio? How would we configure it? Could we take an SDI out of the switcher and go into this device? (Not sure if that's what this is made for or if there's a better way.)
Asked by: Jarrod
Yes, you can monitor program audio. I run mine through a VideoHub so I don't suck up all the outputs on my ATEM.
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2021-04-13

If audio is embedded on the 12G input will the ...

If audio is embedded on the 12G input will the HDMI carry the embedded audio through on the output?
Asked by: Will
Yes, the HDMI output on the Blackmagic Design Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G will carry the embedded audio along with the video.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-02-08

Can you input SDI video but choose XLR Analog ...

Can you input SDI video but choose XLR Analog audio for input? Video through SDI but audio through XLR. Is that doable?
Asked by: Felix
Thats all good and all but again, you cannot choose XLR audio inputs and SDI at the same time. Either you have SDI video and audio or XLR audio but no video.
Answered by: Felix
Date published: 2021-07-02

if you solo left or right audio, does it output ...

if you solo left or right audio, does it output that channel through both of the speakers or just the one side?
Asked by: Charlie
According to the manufacturer, the Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G from Blackmagic Design allows you to switch between stereo pairs of the SDI input, but not a single channel.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-10-22
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