London, UK (February 8, 2013)—TSL Professional Products Ltd. has introduced its first member of its Studio Audio Monitor (SAM) family, the SAM1-3GM audio monitoring unit, designed to help streamline workflows in TV production by bringing monitoring capabilities to facility-wide multi-channel audio operations.
The system’s 1U format provides visual feedback from 16 channel sources of embedded SDI. Additionally, two auxiliary analog or AES input channels can be mixed into the monitoring chain, allowing users to listen to their external sources such as intercom, when working with headphones.
The SAM1-3GM allows the user to allocate individual channel formats as stereo, mono and 5.1, with the ability to downmix surround sound sources for stereo compatibility monitoring. Channels can also be mixed with a single button to achieve individual level trims and channel balance/pan control. The resulting “mix” output is then available for use as a line-level analog or AES feed.
The SAM1-3GM offers monitoring bargraphs and scales for all international standards. Similarly, the unit’s 10 stereo bargraph pairs can be individually labeled with up to a 10-character mnemonic. When installed as a monitor destination and attached to an SDI router, the unit allows the user to see an overview of all 16 embedded audio channels, with configuration for monitoring individual programs within the stream, regardless of whether they are mono, stereo or 5.1 discrete audio.
Other noteworthy features of the TSL PPL SAM1-3GM audio monitoring unit include Scroll to Hear channel selection, master output volume with cut/dim, menu level use for IP setups, the efficient management of onboard preset memories and USB save/recall and software updates.
TSL Professional Products Ltd.