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Glensound VITA

Commentary Unit With Talkback & Dante Interface

The main input on the Glensound VITA is switchable between mic, mic+48v phantom power, and line. The input has an adjustable gain control to meet a wide range of dynamic, condenser, and ribbon microphones. The input passes through a broadcast quality DSP controlled compressor/limiter circuit prior to the A/D converters to maximize headroom and designed to manage the peaks of excited commentary. The A/D converters are full broadcast spec low noise, 48K 24bit designed for on air use.

There are two output circuits. One is used as the main programme audio, the other as a talkback circuit. There are separate button controls for each of these using Config+. They can each can be independently configured for latching or momentary, with the programme button also having a ‘cough’ feature. All talkback I/O connections are via the RJ45/CAT5 Dante network audio connection.

There are two monitoring inputs, each with independent level control. Each of these inputs can be switched from the left ear, right ear, or both ears to the stereo headphone amplifier. The headphone amplifier is our high performance intelligent circuit which automatically adjusts its output level for high or low impedance headphones and can also drive mono earpieces and headphones.

There are 2 off 4 LED level meters, both indicating -12 to +6 dB. One LED meter is located on the front panel to enable easy visualization of the audio levels if the VITA is being used as a table-top device, and the other meter is located on the top panel facing the operator when used by its belt clip.

Via PoE on the network connection, or via an external DC power supply.

The VITA is often used as a remote link to the main commentary unit. It is favoured by pitch side interviewers, and is popular in combinations with wireless systems.

The sophisticated, modern looking Windows 10 App allows full remote control of all the features of the Vita.

The App connects to the Vita via the same network as the Dante audio circuits.

One App can connect to multiple Vita’s and multiple Apps running on different PCs can connect to a single Vita.

Controls on the App include:

  • Selecting input type (Mic, Line, Mic + 48V Phantom)
  • Changing the input gain
  • Locking the input gain (to prevent the user altering the gain)
  • Monitoring an input level on a small PPM style meter
  • Viewing the PGM & TB button on/off state
  • Turning the output on/ off for both PGM & TB
  • Setting up operation of PGM & TB channels (momentary/ latching etc)
  • Changing the interaction between the PGM and TB switches
  • Viewing IP & Multicast addresses
  • Setting the headphone volume controls range level (fully muted or limited)
  • Viewing firmware revision
  • Complete commentary functionality and 4W in a small belt pack format
  • Main mic/line input is electronically balanced on XLR with adjustable gain control
  • Input is switchable from line, mic, or mic + 48v phantom power
  • Low noise, high headroom mic amplifier
  • 48K 24bit A/D converter
  • Headphone output on 6.35 mm jack socket
  • Two outputs: one for main programme audio, one for talk back circuit, are both on the single RJ45/CAT5 network audio connection
  • Independently configurable buttons for both outputs using Config+: latching, momentary or lazy
  • Two inputs for headphone monitoring from network audio connection, both with adjustable level
  • Headphone inputs have left/both/right switching
  • Glensound intelligent headphone amp provides correct output levels into low or high impedance headphones and can also correctly drive mono earpieces with mono jack plugs.
  • Belt clip
  • Powered via PoE, or via external 12v DC
  • Maximum Dimensions (excluding belt clip): 153 mm x 104 mm x 43mm
  • Weight (excluding battery): 355g
MIC INPUT GAIN RANGE -18dBu to +12dBu DYNAMIC MIC LINE UP 58dBu MIC + PHANTOM POWERT LINE UP 42dBu LINE INPUT LINE UP 0dBu (Gain range +/-15dB) EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE 124dBu (22-22KHz RMS gain @ max) Input terminated with 300 Ohms FREQUENCY REPONSE (Mic-Line) MIC: >+/-0.25dB 50Hz to 22kHz (-2dB @ 25Hz) Line: >-0.1dB 22Hz to 22kHz PHANTOM POWER 48 Volt Phantom power MAXIMUM INPUT BEFORE CLIPPING Dynamic MIC: -2dBu Mic + 48V Phantom: +12dBu Line: +18dBu THD+NOISE (Ref +8dBu) 100Hz = 0.016% 1kHz = 0.012% 10kHz = 0.011% PPM METERS 4 x LEDS (–12,-6,0,+6 dBu with reference to prog out) HEADPHONE IMPEDANCE 32 - 1000 Ohms Auto output level to match impedance MAXIMUM HEADPHONE OUTPUT LEVEL +15.8dB into 600 Ohms HEADPHONE FREQUENCY RESPONSE >0-.1dB 22Hz to 22kHz HEADPHONE NOISE -74dB @ lineup (residual noise) HEADPHONE THD + NOISE (Ref +8dBu) 0.008% @ 1kHz HEADPHONE VOLUME POT RANGE Default: +10dB to Off Optional configuration via App: +10dB to -20dB DANTE NETWORK AUDIO CONNECTION Frequency: 48 - 96kHz Resolution: 24 bit CAT5 on an RJ45 connection.  Two send channels and two receive channels. REMOTE CONTROL APPLICATION Windows 10 direct install application (Not downloaded from app store) POWER External: 9 to 15V @ < 80Ma 2.5 mm Jack (inner positive) or via PoE on CAT5 connection OVERALL SIZE 43 x 153 x 103 mm (H x W x D) UNIT WEIGHT 420 Grams MECHANICS All aluminium construction, anodised and laser etched panels, powder coated sides INCLUDED ITEMS Handbook A5 (Download also available) 2 metre RJ45 cable Beltclip (Fitted) OPTIONAL ITEM Switch mode power supply terminated with IEC plug
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