Digico announces broadcast extension for SD5 console

Digico has introduced SD5B, a broadcast application-specific extension for its SD5 console.

The SD5B’s low noise, heat dissipation worksurface features five digitally-driven colour TFT LCD screens – three of which are touch sensitive – with a new configuration that enables easy access to single or multiple users. Also included are also two interactive dynamic metering displays (IDM), while quick access buttons positioned down the left side of the channel screens offer fast and easy navigation.

"As with all the mixers in the SD Series, SD5’s superior headroom, dynamic range and audio quality are of paramount importance and its feature set surpasses any other console in its class," according to Digico.

The SD5 comes with a 2GB fibre optic system as standard, which lets it run up to 448 channels of I/O at 96kHz, as well as 56 console-to-console tie lines, allowing it to connect to up to 14 of the SD variant racks. The system is also equipped with three redundant MADI ports and local I/O includes eight mic inputs, eight line outputs and eight AES I/O (mono).

The SD5 consists of 124 input channels; 56 configurable busses, along with up to 5.1 master; a 24 x 24 fixed matrix; DiGiTubes on every channel, buss and output; 24 assignable Dynamic EQ; 24 multiband compressors; 24 stereo effects; 32 Graphic EQ; 10 x 4 (40) RGB backlit macro buttons; plus the option to add an upgrade from Waves Audio.

For broadcast users, the SD5B also comes with dual solo busses for PFL and on-air soloing in mono, stereo LCRS and 5.1, as well as an LR/LCR/LCRS/5.1 Master buss.

“Since its launch last year, the SD5 has become incredibly popular in the live market,” said James Gordon, Digico’s managing director. “The addition of the B software means that the broadcast market can now get all the great benefits of the SD5 in a package that’s tailored specifically to its needs.”

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