Black edition with new high performance advanced display, backed by 5 years of warranty
The new Black Edition (BE+) series FM exciter brings completely new advanced graphics display with many new features such as web control interface, ethernet connectivity, two-color VU meter, smooth rotary button operation and full control over every aspect including RDS. Sharp low pass filter, great stereo separation, fantastic reliability and tight MPX control with several limiters were carried over from the previous models. With this new OLED display and new great looking enclosures with improved ventilation it seemed completely logical that warranty period would be extended to 5 years **.
This unit is perfect for demanding broadcasters. No tuning is necessary, design is entirely wideband. All you have to do is set the frequency and output power, the rest is optional. SWR, temperature and polarity protection make it 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 OLED display.
Those who use streaming sources to stream your audio will be happy to hear that as an option we also offer industry – standard streaming service receiver which also reads MP3 files from USB port at the back. What is even cooler is that the name of the stream or song name (if transmitted by stream operators) will be displayed on the display and also sent out with RDS. Instructions how to set this up are in the manual for the LCD display.
What’s new in BE version:
– Bright 122×32 graphical LCD with rotary encoder, USB and Ethernet ports.
– Classical two-color LED-based VU-meter and forward/reflected power indicator.
– Remote control via Ethernet and web browser as standard, possible even from mobile phone
– RDS fully configurable via OLED display and web interface
– RDS is also supported via industry-standard UECP interface
– RDS can now substitute special national characters by standard recognizable by all receivers (if desired)
– RBDS and RDS are both supported
– Time update via Internet to always ensure precise CT RDS time with very precise implementation of CT algorithm. With automatic daylight savings switching.
– Firmware of all sub-systems can be upgraded via USB interface. If we release an update or a new feature you will be able to install it.
– Optional streaming and Mp3 playback which can also transmit song name via RDS
– Calibrated two-color VU meters for power, reflected power and audio level
– Improved MPX level control (limiting introduced at several points).
– MPX level adjustable from outside via a hole next to XLR connectors at the back
– 100 power adjustment steps
– Percentage based power adjustment (50% will now give approximately half of output power, V2 could give very approximate result)
– USB digital audio input (MPX mode now features 192KHz conversion rate)
– Optional AES/EBU in MPX audio input models (later it will also be available in stereo models)
– Modular construction, most modules can be exchanged easily without soldering
– Easy change of frequency or any parameters via display or web interface, friendly user interface
– Cost effective, energy efficient, light, small and practical
– 1W and 5W versions do not have any fan and are completely silent, 50W and 100W version have much better cooling than previous versions
What parameters can I change via remote control?
Frequency, output power, various alarms, network parameters, time settings, audio input selection and levels, DSP parameter and RDS settings can be changed via Ethernet in web browser. No software installation is needed, just connect your transmitter to local Ethernet and open web browser to access all the settings. Check the manual for more info. Below is a small sample of the interface.
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: 1W to 100W 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 50KHz
– 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
– RDS support: Yes
– RDS CT accuracy: -+0,1 seconds
– Supported RDS groups: PS, RT, CT, AF, EON, PTY, TA, TP, ECC, DI bits, UECP interface
– Audio connectors: BNC (MPX input), RCA, XLR and USB
– 192KHz USB audio input for MPX version
– 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(ordered separately, current rating depending on power)
– Standard 19″1HE rack, 125mm deep (about 5″)
– Weight about 4kg (volumetric)
Note: BE units 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|
|BE MPX||No||No||Yes||CyberMAXFM+ BE+ MONO MPX 192KHz USB|
|BE STEREO + RDS||Yes||Yes||Yes||CyberMaxFM+ BE STEREO DSP+RDS|
What is included?
– USB cable
– Short Ethernet cable
– Mains power supply and mains cable must be ordered separately (they are listed below transmitters, get the one for your power level)! The reason is that these units can be battery powered (car battery for example), they are relatively common standard items and many have them already. Mains cables are standard desktop PC type and vary from country to country so we don’t know what type is used where you live (and sometimes in the end the unit ends up somewhere else, not where we ship it). Also, these are industry standard.
How much range can I expect?
You can read more about range in this guide HERE.
What is RDS?
Radio Data System, basically it displays station name and sometimes song name and similar information on a compatible radio receiver. Very popular in Europe
and also in the US.
IP audio streaming with MP3 playout from USB
This add-on card lets you receive internet audio streams or play MP3 files from USB drive. This is basically industry-standard Barix IP module inside your transmitter. Especially cool is that the stream source often also transmits song name and when this is the case the RDS encoder can also transmit song name and it can be displayed on the LCD. Read the manual to see how this is done.
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
– Your PC. Just plug audio cable into your sound card. With some audio scheduling software.
– 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. Antenna accessories such an antenna analyzers are also very welcome. And of course lightning protection.
**For the warranty period of 5 years some conditions apply. Warranty does not cover final transistors and shipping cost, also natural disasters and mishandling are excluded.