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Sonifex RB-TGHDX

SKU: 105703

Original price was: €1,245.Current price is: €1,180.


Sonifex RB-TGHDX

Multi-Channel High Definition Tone Generator

Broadcasters Warehouse -The RB-TGHD is an 8 channel audio tone generator that provides line identification for multichannel audio systems, including 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound typically used in high definition television broadcasts. By using a range of widely accepted industry standard tone sequences such as the EBU R49, GLITS and BLITS tones, channel identification and associated levels can be determined easily. Correct channel configuration in fold-down mixes can also be highlighted when a broadcaster needs to mix several audio channels into a stereo feed.

The RB-TGHD caters for 2, 4, 6 and 8 channel configurations and all the available audio tone sequences for each channel configuration can be cycled through automatically, or selected manually, and a loop mode allows patterns of tones to be repeated. A bank of 4 push-buttons on the front panel sets these options and the associated LEDs indicate the current setting. A set of 8 LEDs on the front panel indicate which channel is currently outputting audio with the LEDs numbered as both 1-8 and as L, R, C, LFE, LS, RS, LR and RR.

The RB-TGHD is available in two variations, each providing both analogue and digital audio outputs. The RB-TGHDX offers balanced AES/EBU digital audio outputs on 3 pin XLR connectors, and the RB-TGHDB has unbalanced digital audio outputs on BNC connectors. Both types provide 8 balanced analogue outputs on 3 pin XLR connectors.

A wordclock synchronising input on the BNC connector allows the digital outputs to be synchronised to an external signal. Optionally, an RB-SYA or RB-SYD video sync board can be fitted, to synchronise the unit to either an analogue or digital sync signal. A SYNC LED on the front panel indicates when the unit is synchronised to the external signal.

The audio level line-up of the RB-TGHD can be adjusted from 0dBu to +24dBu in 1dBu steps (ref FSD) to suit different environments via the front panel mounted DIP switches. Changing the audio line-up does not affect the gain relationship between each channel, ensuring that correct levels through the target system can be maintained. These switches also provide settings for digital sample rate which ranges from 32 kHz to 192 kHz, and digital sample width which is either 16 bit or 24-bit.

The serial port allows the RB-TGHD to be connected to a PC running SCi, the Sonifex Serial Control Interface. This allows full control of the unit and the ability to generate a user defined audio tone sequence. In addition, a remote port on the rear provides a simple interface to control the unit and has several outputs to indicate which tone sequence is active.

Technical Specification For RB-TGHDX

Analogue Output Impedance:
<50ΩDigital Output
Impedance:110 Ω balanced
75 Ω unbalanced Dynamic Range:>100dBMax Output Level:+24dBuDistortion & Noise:≤85dB THD+N at 1kHzCrosstalk:≤110dB (20Hz to 20kHz) for analogue outputs

Front Panel Controls

Channels:2, 4, 6 or 8Sequence Mode:Auto or Manual Sequence:EBU R49 stereo line-up
GLITS stereo line-up
BLITS stereo line-up
EBU R49 channel ID
BLITS channel ID
User defined (using SCi) Sequence Loop Mode:On or Off (enables looping of
current sequence)Digital Sample Frequency: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz 96kHz, 176.4kHz or 192kHz (via DIP switches) Digital Sample Width: 16bit or 24bit (via DIP switches) Audio Line-Up:0dBu to +24dBu in 1dB steps ref FSD (via DIP switches)Channel Identification:LEDs indicating 1-8 and L, R, C,
LFE, LS, RS, LR and RR

Rear Panel Connections

Analogue Outputs:8 x XLR 3 pin male (balanced)Digital Outputs:4 x AES/EBU XLR 3 pin male (balanced) or
4 x BNC female (unbalanced)Digital Input: Wordclock on BNC Remote I/O Port: 25-way ‘D’-type socket 17 inputs, 7 tally outputs Serial Comms Port9-way ‘D’-type socket Mains Input: Filtered IEC, continuously rated 85-264VAC, 47-63Hz, 60W peak, 30W average
Fuse Rating: Anti-surge fuse 1A 20 × 5 mm

Equipment Type

RB-TGHDX Multi-Channel HD Tone Generator with XLR Digital Outputs

Physical Specification

Dimensions (Raw):48 cm (W) x 15.8 cm (D*) x 4.3 cm (H) (1U)
19″ (W) x 6.2” (D*) x 1.7” (H) (1U)Dimensions (Boxed):59 cm (W) x 27.5 cm (D*) x 11 cm (H)
23.2” (W) x 10.8” (D*) x 4.3” (H)Weight:Nett: 1.3 kg Gross: 1.9 kg
Nett: 2.9lbs Gross: 4.2lbs* Note that this product is deeper than standard Redboxes


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