Cologne, Germany (May 5, 2009)–To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1206 peak-program meter, RTW is looking for the oldest unit still in working condition. The winner will receive a new RTW 10500X-PLUS monitor.
Designed as a low-cost, entry-level model, the 1206 nevertheless featured the same distinctive orange and red gas-plasma display as more expensive models. From the very beginning, the little meter included a signal-controlled power-on/off function and two independent inputs. Over the years, more improvements have been made, including double the number of per-channel resolution segments, implementation of SLR and RCA inputs as well as a sliding scale that allows changes between horizontal and vertical use, and housing in a new case. Today, the 1206 analog peak meter is available with multiple scale variants and optional transformer-balanced inputs. In addition, RTW now offers the 1252DIG, which provides similar functionality for digital input.
About 25,000 units of the RTW peak-program meter, which is still in production, have been delivered and are in use at broadcast studios, recording studios, and audio installations in no fewer than 42 countries worldwide.
To enter the contest, owners should visit www.rtw.de/1206_contest and enter the serial number of their unit. Users of units lacking a serial number may contact RTW directly via e-mail (email@example.com).
RTW will also celebrate the 30th birthday of its 1206 peak program meter with a birthday cake at the AES Convention, May 8-10, in Munich, Germany.