Q. What are SoundPals?
A. SoundPals is a family of self contained modules for digital audio
conversion, signal processing,
distribution, and test.
Q. How are SoundPals modules packaged?
A. All SoundPals modules are housed in a rugged, compact (5.2"W
x 1.62"H x 6.625"D) aluminum
alloy enclosure. They are finished in a durable powder coat paint.
Q. How are SoundPals modules powered?
A. All SoundPals modules require a 6 volt DC power source. Current draw
varies from module to
module over a range of 150 -- 750 mA. A mating power connector with
locking ring is supplied with
every SoundPals module. Optional wall mount and pre-regulated power
supplies are available from
Q. Can SoundPals modules be battery powered?
A. Yes. Any 6 volt battery capable of delivering sufficient current
may be used. Battery power
systems suitable for use with SoundPals are available from Eco-Charge
Q. Can SoundPals modules be rack mounted?
A. Yes. The model RT-2 rack tray can be used to mount up to three SoundPals
modules in only
1RU. The RT-2 includes a single power supply with provisions for a second
(backup) supply. The
RT-2 is mounted on rack slides to facilitate access to module wiring
after the tray has been installed.
Q. How many different modules are there in the SoundPals series?
A. Currently, there are 18 basic SoundPals modules:
|| Eight channel AES to ADAT converter
|| Eight channel ADAT to AES converter
||Two channel 24-bit A/D converter
||AES Audio Delay (Balanced)
||AES Audio Delay (Unbalanced)
||AES Audio De-embedder
||AES Audio De-embedder
||HD/SDI auto-detect de-embedder to 4 AES audio streams, both balanced and unbalanced
||HD/SDI auto-detect de-embedder to 8 channels of analog audio output
||Four output AES distribution amplifier
||Two channel 24-bit D/A converter
|| Two channel digital fader
||Two channel 24-bit mic preamp
Four channel digital combiner
|| Digital test generator
||High definition eight channel audio de-embedder
||SDI Audio De-embedder
|| Video-referenced AES/word clock generator
Many of these modules are available in
multiple configurations. Consult the SoundPals section
of this web site for details.
Q. What format is used for the digital I/O on SoundPals modules?
A. Both the AES3 balanced and AES3id unbalanced I/O formats are supported
SoundPals product line. Most modules support both types in a single
version. The more I/O
intensive modules (DA-14, ADAT-3, ADAT-4, and DMIX-41) are available
with either AES3 or