Kitchener, Canada (May 5, 2009)–TC Electronic has unveiled its BMC-2, a dedicated digital-to-analog converter and monitor control that’s targeted for use with digital and analog speakers.
The BMC-2 is a self-contained desktop unit and can be operated without a Mac or PC. As well as controlling the listening level, the BMC-2 can also switch between several digital input sources–S/PDIF, AES3, TOS and ADAT–and confirm if inputs are synchronous or not. BMC-2 drives one set of analog speakers, one set of digital speakers and a set of headphones. Calibrated listening is available with both sets of speakers and the headphone output.
The BMC-2 reportedly re-clocks all inputs and features jitter rejection based on TC’s patented JET technology that was originally developed for the company’s flagship System 6000. Analog output offers wide dynamic range on XLR connectors. Peak level metering and Integrity Check–or “iCheck”–is also available on the selected input. iCheck reveals if the signal is spatially compromised, (e.g., because of data reduction, such as MP3 or AAC encoded at too low a bit rate).