15W and 25W SE V3
The new SE+ V3 series brings significantly improved DSP software, V4 exciter, sharper low pass filter, better stereo separation and tighter MPX control with several limiters. SE+ lineup is based on our top of the line FM exciter (8015 series V4), SE8000 DSP stereo encoder V3 and has a number of other improvements. Perfect for demanding broadcasters. Advanced FM exciter guarantees clean signal. No tuning is necessary, design is entirely wideband.
All you have to do is set the frequency and change sound processing parameters,
if desired. SWR, temperature and polarity protection make it very difficult
to destroy the unit. Unit is housed in a brand-new 1H professional 19" rack,
new design is lighter and RF tight (does not leak RF). It is rugged and made
for 24/7/365 operation. Each unit has a wide-angle high contrast backlit LCD
display. For a list of improvements in SE+ version look below.
RDS parameters can be programmed with the help of a PC via USB cable. RDS encoder does not
require PC once the settings are stored.
All our manuals and software are available here.
What's new in SE V3 version:
- Separation improved due to 8015 V4
- Extra low pass filter section reduces harmonics
- New expander DSP functionality to boost quiet audio and improve loudness
- Improved MPX level control (limiting introduced at several points).
- Improved remote control
- Digital audio input via USB or Ethernet (option)
- LCD now shows several transmitted RDS parameters (requires RDS option)
- All parameters are now shown with better precision than in V2
- Shows output power (and other parameters) on LCD in watts
- Modular construction, most modules can be exchanged easily without soldering
- Easy change of frequency or any parameters via LCD. Only changing RDS requires a PC.
- Low distortion
- SWR protection
- RDS option (new 8000 series RDS encoder)
- Friendly user interface
- Cost effective, energy efficient, light, small and practical
What parameters can I change via PC remote control?
Its best that you look at the screen capture below. The program may change over
time as we make enhancements, we will be adding more features soon! Feel free
to ask for any features you may want.
How do I wire up the transmitter, antenna and audio sources?
Look at the image below (click to enlarge) for an example of a nice radio station with some studio items. At the bottom of this page look for the links to other items that you can use to setup your radio station (WHAT ELSE WILL I NEED AND IT WASN'T INCLUDED? and WHAT CAN I USE AS AUDIO SOURCE?).
- Output power: 15W, 25W depending on the model, easily adjustable via LCD display (100 steps)
- Output impedance 50 unbalanced, VSWR less than 2:1 for full output
- Output connector: BNC female
- Frequency range 87.5 to 108MHz
- PLL step 100KHz
- RF Spurious > -85 dBc @ +- 1MHz min. out of carrier
- RF Harmonics > -60 dBc min, -70dBc typ
- Monitoring Led: Power on, SWR/TEMP/PLL warning
- Modulation capability: FM
- Audio connectors: BNC (MPX model) plus RCA and XLR (stereo version)
- USB audio input
- Audio level required: 4dBu (1.23Vrms @ 0db gain), -10dBu (0.316Vrms @ +14dB gain), adjustable in wide range
- Audio input impedance: 10Kohms resistive, balanced
- Pre-emphasis Flat, 50 or 75usec
- Harmonic distortion ( THD ) <0.1%
- Stereo separation: >65dB
- Mode: Stereo/Mono, adjustable via LCD display or remotely with PC
- Frequency amplitude: 0.5dB, 30Hz - 15kHz
- Ambient temperature: -5° to +45°C
- Power supply: 15V 3A min for 15W, 5A min for 25W (ordered separately)
- Standard 19"1HE rack, 125mm deep (about 5")
- Weight about 4kg (volumetric)
Note: SE are available in 2 versions.
- With MPX input (from STL receiver or external DSP processor for example)
- Stereo DSP/RDS version with DSP stereo encoder plus RDS
|Full unit name
|SE V3 MPX
||No, just BNC for MPX
||CyberMaxFM+ SE V3 MPX
|SE V3 STEREO + RDS
||CyberMaxFM+ SE V3 STEREO DSP+RDS
What is included?
- USB cable, mains power supply and mains cable are NOT included (they are standard items, you can buy them in local computer or hardware shops, mains cable is the same plug-in type as used for your PC)
How much range can I expect?
You can read more about range in this guide HERE.
What is DSP stereo?
This unit has a DSP stereo encoder, making your transmitter stereo. Very shart input filters with a deep 19KHz notch, advanced signal processing with compressor and limiter, all adjustable via LCD display. The number of settings is indeed fascinating, you can also set gain for each audio channel, compression ratio etc.
What is RDS?
Data System, basically it displays station name and sometimes song name
and similar information on a compatible radio receiver. Very popular in Europe,
less so in the US. Requires connection to a PC at the time of programming, but
retains settings even when powered off.
What is the replacement final transistor?
You can buy this just to have a handy replacement transistor in case it gets damaged some time in the future, for example if there is a lightning strike.
What is the Ethernet remote control module for?
- This add-on card lets you connect this transmitter to the PC via Ethernet network. You can control and monitor the status of your transmitter over Ethernet or Internet.
What is the Ethernet remote control module with IP audio for?
- This add-on card lets you connect this transmitter to the PC via Ethernet network and it also lets you receive IP stream. This is basically Barix IP module inside your transmitter. Can be used on its own to receive streamed audio. To use remote control and audio streaming requires Barix Extreamer on the transmitting side in your studio.
What is "Mobile phone remote control (SMS)"?
Connects to the RS232 port at the back of your transmitter and enables remote control of the transmitters via GSM phone network. SIM card and contract not included. Commands and alarms are sent and received via SMS. An app exists for Android phones.
WHAT CAN I USE AS AUDIO SOURCE?
- A high quality mixer with telephone hybrids, such as this very popular unit.
- Professional broadcasting microphone with noise-free stand, such as this one.
- Your PC. Just plug audio cable into your sound card. Add SAM broadcasting.
- CD player, MP3 player or any other music reproduction system
WHAT ELSE WILL I NEED AND IT WASN'T INCLUDED?
- Requires mains plug which can be purchased in your country (each country has a different mains plug and we don't carry all). This is standard mains plug and its price is typically around 1 US$ or less. You can get it in any electronics store, such as radio shack, circuit city, any computer store etc. Always use grounded plug for your safety!
- You will also need antenna, you can order one HERE
- You will also coaxial cable to connect antenna and transmitter, you can order it HERE (up to20m) or HERE (20-60m) or HERE (>60m).
- Radio Essentials Kit contains various connectors and adapters plus an antenna analyzer, every stations should have these at hand at any time.
- You will need audio source (mixer, cd player, microphone etc). It is a good idea to use PC as audio source and run some kind of audio scheduling software, such as Jazler, Raduga or winamp. Winamp plugins such as rocksteady exist and can make your sound even better.
Where can I buy everything I need to start in a package, including antenna and everything else?
You can check our All-inclusive transmitter packages, these include antenna, coaxial cable and mains power supply. Another way to go would be to select your preferred antenna here and coaxial cable with connectors here, this way you can configure your own package.