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Audio Monitor 12G

Blackmagic Design
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Audio Monitor 12G

Rack mount audio monitoring from SDI, AES/EBU and analogue audio sources

Product Code: BMD-HDLAUDMON1RU12G

Suggested Retail Price £959+VAT

Where to buy

Stock status: In Stock; available from resellers

Kit List

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  • Rack mount audio monitoring from SDI, AES/EBU and analogue audio sources
  • Fantastic quality audio monitoring in an impossibly small one rack unit size
  • With a dual subwoofer design combined with extra wide range speakers all backed by a super powerful class D amplifier
  • Designed to be both an audio and video monitoring solution so you get advanced 12G‑SDI up to 60p input, as well as balanced XLR analogue audio, balanced AES/EBU digital audio and consumer level HiFi audio inputs
  • Features an elegant design with big bright multi colour VU, PPM or Loudness audio meters and a built in LCD for monitoring video sources
  • HDMI 4K output so you can connect a television for big screen video monitoring of your SDI sources

Connections

  • SDI Video Inputs
    1
  • SDI Video Outputs
    1 loop out.
  • SDI Rates
    270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.
  • HDMI Video Outputs
    1
  • Multi Rate Support
    SDI and HDMI are switchable between standard definition, high definition and ultra high definition.
  • SDI Video Loop
    1 x reclocked 10‑bit SD/HD/3G‑SDI, 6G‑SDI and 12G‑SDI.
  • Analogue Audio Inputs
    2 x XLR. 2 x RCA HiFi.
  • Analogue Audio Outputs
    1 x 6.5mm headphone socket.
  • Digital Audio Inputs
    1 x XLR.
  • Built in Speaker
    Stereo with 2‑way crossover and independent stereo subwoofers.
  • AES/EBU Audio Inputs
    2 channels balanced 110Ω AES/EBU via XLR.
  • SDI Audio Inputs
    16 channels embedded in SD, HD and UltraHD 4K.
  • SDI Audio Outputs
    16 channels embedded audio loop out.
  • HDMI Audio Outputs
    8 Channels embedded in SD, HD and 4K.
  • Ethernet
    1Gb/sec for configuration and firmware updates.
  • Computer Interface
    USB‑C for configuration and firmware updates.
  • Metering
    2 x 27 RGB segment LED VU, PPM or Loudness meters.
  • Modes
    Push button interface allows for input selection, channel selection, independent left and right audio, mute and volume control with scroll wheel.

Warranty

Warranty information available from Blackmagic Design's website

Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G provides the finest quality audio monitoring in an incredibly small one rack unit size! Featuring a dual subwoofer design with extra wide range speakers for amazing audio, all backed by a super powerful class A/B amplifier. This precision audio and video monitoring solution includes an advanced 12G‑SDI input, as well as balanced XLR analogue audio, balanced AES/EBU digital audio and consumer level HiFi audio inputs. The elegant front panel has bright multi coloured audio level meters and a built in LCD for monitoring video sources, plus you get an HDMI 2.0 output for monitoring Ultra HD on big screen televisions.

Monitor Anywhere

Great audio wherever you work

It’s never been easier to put the highest quality audio and video monitoring everywhere you need it. Install Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G in broadcast racks audio on decks, video servers and live transmissions. At the push of a button you can switch between stereo pairs of the SDI input, great for monitoring alternative language tracks. The compact size is perfect for portable flyaway kits and broadcast trucks where space is tight, or in edit and audio post production facilities where precise audio quality is essential.

Small Size, Big Sound!

Crystal clear audio with a dual subwoofer design

The Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G has been designed using the latest advanced audio analysis technology to create a wide and smooth frequency response curve with crisp highs and powerful deep bass. You get great sounding music, extremely clear voice tracks and all the detail of effects tracks! Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G is powerful and loud enough to hear your audio in noisy environments, such as broadcast equipment rooms that have a lot of cooling fan noise.

Precision Metering

Know your audio levels at all times

The two big bright audio level meters on the front panel feature multi coloured RGB LEDs under each segment. You can select between VU or PPM or Loudness scales with a choice of EBU or BBC meters. With lots of meter segments you can monitor a very wide dynamic range, from -45 to +3 decibels, -12 to +12, or 0 to 7, depending on the scale you choose. In addition you can meter Loudness using standard Loudness, K‑weighted, relative to Full Scale (LKFS) to normalize of levels for delivery to broadcast TV and video. The bright audio level meters are always clear enough to read, no matter if you are working in bright or dark environments.

Machined Metal Design

Milled from solid aluminum for sound free of vibrations

The machined metal design is attractive as well as extremely strong, which means you get a robust chassis that's vital for better quality sound without rattles and vibrations. The elegant front panel features audio level meters, LCD video monitor and a reliable contact‑less volume control, so you never get deterioration and crackling in the audio when adjusted. To select audio pairs, left and right solo, mute and input, there is a built in illuminated keypad and for private monitoring there is a built in headphone socket.

Advanced 12G‑SDI

Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G supports all common SD, HD and Ultra HD video resolutions. The 12G‑SDI input and HDMI 2.0 output also support high resolution Ultra HD monitoring. The advanced technology of 12G‑SDI is 48 times faster than standard HD‑SDI so you can work at resolutions and frame rates as high as 2160p60, all over a single cable! You can connect to Ultra HD TVs and projectors with HDMI 4K and you can monitor any of the 16 audio channels on the 12G‑SDI input.

Both Audio and Video Connections

Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G has all the audio and video connections you need to make it the perfect monitoring solution in any environment. With balanced analogue XLR audio, balanced AES/EBU audio and consumer level HiFi audio inputs it’s easy to connect any audio source. You can select between inputs quickly using the input button situated on the front panel. The 12G‑SDI video input and HDMI 2.0 video output both support embedded audio and let you connect to the latest high resolution video technology.

Use a Big Screen TV for Monitoring

When you're working with SDI video input you can use the Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G to convert from SDI to HDMI for monitoring with big screen televisions or video projectors. Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G automatically switches between SD, HD and Ultra HD formats. You can monitor in high resolution Ultra HD using the HDMI output with only a single HDMI cable.

What's new in Blackmagic Audio Monitor Utility 3.0

  • Support for Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G

What's new in Blackmagic Audio Monitor Utility 2.0

  • PPM and Loudness metering added. New scales available from your local Blackmagic Design office.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G
  • PPM and Loudness Scale Stickers
  • SD card with software and manual

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