The SAM1 MADI is a sophisticated device that provides multiple source monitoring of up to 20 channels of audio from MADI, embedded HD-SDI, AES and analogue sources on a user-configurable screen, providing immediate access to any combination of formats, delivering a comprehensive visual and audio feedback for confidence monitoring in a compact unit.
The unit is suited to those needing confidence monitoring in a mixed multichannel environment including HD-SDI, MADI, AES and analogue audio where comprehensive visual and audio feedback is required in a compact format. Ideal for Sound Engineers to check the integrity of their MADI signals, Broadcast Studio Engineers who use MADI to transport multiple channels of audio around their facility and production operators involved in programme making within studios or on OB trucks where MADI technology is implemented.

MADI is a cost effective means to transport up to 64 channels of audio over a single coax or fibre cable, until now the choice of monitoring devices has been extremely limited; the SAM1 MADI addresses the lack of appropriate solutions and is a product designed after a period of in depth market consulation to deliver exactly what the industry has asked for.
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Channels can be defined as being mono, stereo or 5.1 downmixed group via a single button press with a simple colour scheme providing instant user recognition of the channel configuration. Furthermore, the operator can mix multiple signals together and adjust individual mix levels if required to create a personal monitoring environment that meets their exact requirements.

The SAM1 MADI was awarded a ‘Pick Hit’ Award at IBC, presented by Broadcast Engineering Magazine.

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  • Dual auto-sensing, 1080p (60, 59, 94 and 50Hz), HD/SDI video inputs
  • De-embedded audio monitoring from video (HD/SDI) with intuitive selection from up to sixteen channels (four groups)
  • Single 54/64 channel MADI input with coax connection, single mode or multi-mode fibre option
  • 54/64 channel MADI ‘reclocked’ loop output via coax connection
  • 54/64 channel MADI output with coax connection, single mode or multi-mode fibre option
  • 4 AES (4 Pairs/8 Channel) Inputs– 110Ohm Balanced or 75Ohm unbalanced via optional CAB-D25-BNC cable
  • 2 Analogue Stereo Inputs
  • Ethernet for Network connectivity
  • USB connector for system updates and preset save/recall
  • SD card slot for system updates and preset save/recall
  • ‘Scroll To Hear’ – top level bargraph navigation using rotary encoder
  • Downmix of discreet multichannel audio to stereo for compatibility monitoring
  • Individual channel level send / mix / balance control
  • Re-clocked HD/SDI video output
  • Dual high resolution 2.4″ screens for 20 bargraphs, setup and menu displays
  • Choice of user selectable bargraph scales (BBC PPM, EBU PPM, EBU Digital, Nordic,VU and DIN)
  • User programmable presets. 18 internal, accessible by high level menu selection or GPI
  • Fixed or variable analogue stereo outputs
  • Fixed AES multichannel outputs (4 pairs/8 Channels)
  • High quality internal full range loudspeaker system
  • Dual 12V DC inputs
  • Headphone output with LS muting
  • Compact, lightweight (weight tbc) 1RU case, 250mm deep

Instantaneous, Intuitive and Inexpensive

The SAM1 MADI is a highly cost-effective audio monitoring unit which gives a degree of agility to operators which has previously been reserved for much more expensive devices.

In Live Production:

Installed as a monitor destination, attached to an SDI router, the SAM1-MADI gives the user an instantaneous overview of all 16 channels of embedded audio and can be quickly configured to monitor the individual programmes within the stream , whether they are stereo, mono or 5.1 discrete audio.

An operator can confidence check stereo and surround mixes of programme and effects simply and rapidly with the bonus of being able to hear auxillary audio channels such as talkback. The simplicity of the SAM1-MADI lies in its ability to store standard configurations and recall them quickly via ethernet connection or from local memory.


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