Falcon X7

Broadcast Audio Processor for FM & HD Radio

Falcon X7 is the top level unit among AxelTech’s Audio Processors new generation: the traditional quality, reliability and cost effectiveness, recalled by the name Falcon so well known in the broadcast world.

Falcon X7 makes your Radio sound great enabling you to set up your perfect sound identity by choosing the pre set that suits better with the style of your radio or by tailor making your own set.

Falcon X7 embeds the New Falcon Platform: a brand new firmware with cutting-edge technology that combines ease of use and high level quality sound.

Falcon X7 is an all-in-one equipment: Audio Processor. MPX Generator, RDS Encoder, Loudness Control, Change Over. It works for FM and DAB, HD Radio, Sirius XM, Web.

All these features make Falcon X7 a unique unit among competitors of the same and even higher range of prices.

  • All-in-one 5 Bands Audio Processor with MPX Generator, RDS Encoder (optional), MPX power Control and Change Over/Silence Detector.
  • Parallel Dual Processing allows Falcon to feed at the same time FM (15 kHz) and digital broadcasting (20 kHz) such as DAB, HD Radio, Sirius XM and Web Radio.
  • Fully customizable top class Audio processing tools with 5 bands compression control, adjustable Drive and Threshold, Dual AGC, 3 Bands Equalization (Low, Mid and High frequency), Stereo Enhancer, Voice Detector and Brightness Control.
  • Mono Sound Phase Control gives a more natural and pleasant sound to the human voices. The final limiter enhances the sound presence.
  • More than 240 Factory Presets + 20 User Presets to tailor at best your channel.
  • MPX Encoder and Optional Dynamic RDS encoder both integrated in the DSP structure to provide the ideal MPX signal: easy to integrate with the customer infrastructure thanks to the MPX digital AES-192 and two independent analogue MPX outputs.
  • Loudness control: EBU R 128 (https://tech.ebu.ch/publications/r128) and ITU-R BS.1770-4 (https://www.itu.int/rec/R-REC-BS.1770) recommendations for digital and analogue audio outputs.
  • Power MPX control: ITU BS.412 MPX Power Recommendations available for MPX processing (https://www.itu.int/rec/R-REC-BS.412/en).
  • Fully configurable Audio Changeover/Silence Detector to switch over four out of the Analog, Digital, MPX, IP, AoIP, Dante (optional) and Built In Player inputs.
  • The hardware bypass circuit guarantees audio presence and programs continuity.
  • Full range of outputs: one analog, two digital audio (over XLR connectors), two Optional Dante™ and two independent MPX.
  • Falcon can integrate with existing infrastructure via Ethernet port, two RS-232 serial ports, two USB ports and six GPI ports with optical coupler and four relays.
  • A LAN port and a built-in Web Server to control & configure the processor from any device and tune audio from anywhere also using the IP streams I/O.
  • Falcon Logs every second on the external microSD card the value/status of 8 out of 88 internal parameters for 1 year (at the end of the period oldest data will be overwritten). The user can choose the 8 parameters to be logged and can select a time lapse among the logging to export the data on a CSV file for any analysis.
  • Falcon processors are equipped with a universal 90-260 V AC power supply, working at 50 or 60 Hz, ready to be used in every country around the world. Thanks to the low power consumption (max 15 W) Falcon is also a green equipment.
  • Falcon 1 Rack Unit robust design is sustained by the extensive use of steel and aluminum. Falcon appliances are immune to strong electro-magnetic fields and are suitable to be installed in extreme climate environments.
  • A dedicated digital test signal generator can send to all the physical outputs (analogue, digital and MPX) signal sample with variable frequency and amplitude to help calibrate the whole audio chain.

The Falcon X Series

Different users have different needs: that’s the reason why AxelTech features a whole line up of processors with different models suitable for different workflows. Falcon X7 is the full option unit, Falcon X6 embeds the same features only except the controls on the front panel, perfect to be remotely installed and managed through the WEB interface. Falcon X5 is entry level unit with the same processing power of the Falcon X7 and a simplified I/O and changeover sections.

Falcon audio processors integrate many extra though needful features for the radio workflow: RDS coding (optional) and Stereo Generator or innovative technologies such as DAB and audio over IP.

Falcon series equipment ensures top quality performances and high level audio. It features powerful DPSs, 5-bands architecture, dual bands AGCs, 3-bands equalizer, stereo enhancer, speech detector and 5 limiters.

The comprehensive and accurate control of each audio parameter allows to perfectly shape the audio to broadcast unique and exceptional branded sound.

Complete set of inputs

Extended Changeover/Silence Detector with configurable source priorities out of the following sources: 1xAnalog, 2xAES/EBU, 2xIP, 2xMPX, 1xMPX-AES192, 2x Dante (Optional), 1xInternal Player

Sampling rate from 32 kHz TO 192 kHz

Complete set of outputs

1xAnalog, 2xAES/EBU, 1xIP, 2xMPX, 1xMPXAES192, 1x Dante (Optional)

Built-in audio player

Suitable like a backup source or for test purposes. A Test Signal Generator is also available.

Advanced SNM (Simple Network Management Protocol)

Allows data interchange and simplified configuration of third-party appliances connected in the same LAN using shared datasets MIB.

MPX Changeover

Manages the routing of MPX signals for Advertisement Area Splitting.

Advanced RDS (Optional)

Dynamic RDS fully supported, UECP Input implemented, 8 Datasets available. Suitable for network infrastructures.

Upgradable and Reliable

Internal microSD card with OS for Disaster Recovery. Easily Upgradable via WEB or Windows application.

Built-in audio encoder and streamer

Can manage two audio streams like an input, can generate an output audio stream.

Web based control panel

The whole system can be managed through a WEB page generated by the internal web Server. The main functions can be managed through the physical panel.

Advanced features

Processing delay

A configurable delay (from 0 to 3.5”) can be applied to the FM process to synch with those distribution channels having a significant latency like the DAB.

Dual Processing

15 kHz processing allows to use it as FM Audio Processor.

20 kHz processing for digital broadcasting, allows to use it as DAB Audio Processor, HD Radio Audio Processor, Sirius XM Audio Processor, Web Radio Audio Processor.

MPX Loudness processing

ITU BS.412 MPX Power Loudness Recommendations available for MPX processing chains compliant with every country loudness rules.

MPX over AES 192 (AES3)

This is the standard for exchange the digital MPX+RDS signals between professional audio devices.192 kHz standard is supported by several transmitter manufacturers.

Advanced Changeover

The Advanced Audio Changeover/Silence Detector can switch between any available input source: Analog, Digital, MPX, FM, IP, Dante, Internal Audio Player.

Real time monitor

Processing delay is quite non audible, 10 to 30mS depending on the processing complexity.

Audio Processing

Clarity of sound

Falcon processors high-quality hardware design and software algorithms produce a detailed, crystal-clear sound on any speaker system, always preserving original audio signature.

Voice processor

A dedicated processing section boosts presence of voice delivering a soft, silky sounding effect. Vocals are always on top of the mix making lyrics comfortably audible. Each instrument and vocalist gains dominium of its own space.

Extreme density

Falcon processors deliver full impact sound at the highest volume density preserving original audio detail, identity and mood. The dedicated ‘Bass Enhancer’ stage delivers a strong and effective ‘drum punch’ for a deep musical emotion.

Here are the processing tools to make it sound as you like:

AGC – Automatic Gain Control

  • AGC Enable
  • Cross Frequency
  • Filter Slope
  • Drive
  • Attack Time
  • Release
  • Gate Threshold
  • Release Acc. Hold
  • Release Acc. Coeff.
  • Work Zone Threshold
  • Work Zone Release
  • L/R Linkage
  • Bass vs Master Coupling
  • Idle Compression
  • Idle Speed
  • HP Filter


Stereo Enhancer

  • Mode, Band, Effect Limiter, Effect Drive, Effect Depth

Post-AGC Equalizer

  • Low Band 
  • Mid Band 
  • High Band
  • Low Pass Frequency
  • Center Frequency
  • High Pass Frequency
  • Low Pass Slope
  • Band Pass Width
  • High Pass Slope

Speech Detector

  • Mode
  • Action

Phase Rotator

  • Phase Rotator


Multiband Controls

  • Drive
  • Attack Time
  • Release
  • Gate Threshold
  • Release Acc. Hold
  • Release Acc. Coeff.
  • Idle Compression
  • Idle Speed
  • Band1 vs Band2 Coupling
  • Band2 vs Band3 Coupling
  • Band4 vs Band3 Coupling
  • Band5 vs Band4 Coupling


  • Threshold (for each of 5 bands)
  • Relative Attack (for each of 5 bands)

Compressor-Limiters Feedback

  • Feedback (for each of 5 bands)


  • Drive (for each of 5 bands)
  • Attack Time (for each of 5 bands)
  • Release (for each of 5 bands)
  • Hold (for each of 5 bands)

Downward Expander

  • Expansion (for each of 5 bands)
  • Expansion Threshold (for each of 5 bands)

Bands Mixer

  • Gain (for each of 5 bands)

Final Limiters

Limiters Setup

Bass Limiter

  • Bass Drive
  • Bass Attack
  • Bass Release
  • Bass Threshold
  • Super Bass Mode
  • Super Bass Gain
  • Lookahead Mode

Main Limiter

  • Mid. Freq Drive
  • Mid. Freq Attack
  • Mid. Freq Release
  • Mid. Freq Threshold
  • Mid-High Peaks SubDrive
  • Mid-High Peaks Attack
  • Mid-High Peaks Release
  • Mid-High Peaks Threshold

Bass/Main Limiter Setup

  • Bass Limiter Mix
  • Main Limiter Mix

Lookahead Final Limiter

  • Overdrive

Brilliance adjustment

  • Wide Band Process Brilliance Attenuation

MPX Bass Control

  • Mode
  • Drive
  • Clipping Threshold

MPX Limiter Deemphasis

  • Drive
  • Attack

MPX Limiter Emphasis

  • Drive
  • Attack

MPX Limiter Emphasis 2

  • Drive
  • Attack

MPX Limiter Global

  • Attack

Factory Presets

The right sound for your Radio or TV in a few clicks thanks to our Factory Presets.

In our Factory Presets there is all our expertise acquired in thirty years of experience, enriched by the advice of the most important experts in the sector.

FM & HD Radio Applications

Falcon processors are populated with 8 Families of Factory Presets for FM & HD Radio, allowing sound engineer to rapidly find the desired sound. For each Family are available some Flavors.

All the Factory Presets are available in the 50 µsec and 75 µsec Pre-emphasis versions, some are available in a specific version for HD Radio.

For each Flavor, are available 4 additional versions:

  • +1: slightly emphasized
  • +2: moderately emphasized
  • EFX: as +2 with some Bass & Stereo enhancing
  • Voice: slightly reduced to highlight speech

Combining all of this, the Falcon gives you more than 240 presents, one of which is the right for you.

General Purpose (50 µsec, 75 µsec, HD)

The easiest and fastest way to go on the air. This preset is the best possible compromise between various musical genres, speech and advertising.


  • All Purpose
  • Classic Hits
  • Rockloud
  • General Purpose

Clean (50 µsec, 75 µsec, HD)

A clean preset for VOICE or music formats that requires a transparent processing with a good amount of AGC.


  • CHR Hot
  • Newstalk
  • Clean

Open (50 µsec, 75 µsec)

Open and clean with a touch of color and loudness.


  • Rock open
  • Open

Compressed (50 µsec, 75 µsec, HD)

For who search a compressed, loud and big sound.


  • RNB
  • Bass punch
  • Compressed

Loud (50 µsec, 75 µsec, HD)

Loud and open preset for a competitive sound.


  • CHR Loud 1
  • Loud

POP-Contemporary (50 µsec, 75 µsec)

Processed and loud preset for contemporary music.


  • AC Bright
  • CHR Bright
  • Electra V2
  • Gigawatt
  • POP Contemporary

Oldies-Generic (50 µsec, 75 µsec)

Loud, big and compressed preset with a good amount of auto equalization for oldies format radios.


  • Oldies
  • Oldies Generic

Oldies 70-80 (50 µsec, 75 µsec)

Like Oldies Generic but with more gentle processing and a different approach to oldies music processing.


  • Loud 80s
  • Oldies 70-80

Signal Routing and Changeover

The new Falcon processor includes a technologically advanced Audio Changeover/Silence Detector able to switch between any available source: Analog, Digital, MPX, FM, IP, AoIP…In case of missing audio from any external sources, the processor can play the playlist stored in the microSD. It’s possible to add up to 3.5 seconds delay to MPX output to synchronize DAB signal (connected to analogue or digital output) to FM signal connected to MPX output.

An embedded Test Signals Generator allows to output an audio signal suitable for testing the equipment or the whole audio system.

I/O Connections

Falcon Audio Processor new series features a complete set of input and outputs connections. Analog and AES/EBU digital audio connections are standard aside of two buffered and independent multiplexed output (MPX+RDS) with hardware bypass: Analog Input > Analog Output | Digital1 Input > Digital1 Output | Digital2 Input > Digital2 Output |AUX1 Input > MPX1 Output | AUX1 Input > MPX2 Output

Three USB ports (one on the front, one on the rear panel and one installed on the internal circuit board), are available.

microSD allows to clone the whole setup from one Falcon to another one.

Two AUX inputs (SCA) allows to connect an external RDS encoder. Another AUX input can receive the audio from another MPX processor and switch with the internal generated MPX, allowing to build a small network managed from radio automation system. 

Dante connection, available as an option, allows to manage AoIP Dante or AE67 signals: 2 Stereo inputs and 2 Stereo outputs.

Front Panel

Falcon X7 features a wide Color TFT Technology display (480×128) that shows the input and output processing, including the corrections for each band featured from the compressor, the limiters and the multiband AGC. 

Obviously, it also shows the input and output of all signal levels.

Moreover trough the display it’s possible to check the system status: operating parameters, GPI/O port status and RDS parameters, including the station’s ID. 

A TRS (stereo Jack 6,3 mm) connector allows monitoring both original and processed signal, checking in the faster way the differences between the available presets.

Communications & Alarms

Falcon audio processors can exchange information with other equipment through some communication ports: One LAN/WAN port, two RS-232 serial ports, two USB ports, one GPIO port with optical coupler and relays.

Information will be sent (status, alarms) or received (commands). A panel with 40 LEDs and the LCD display (Falcon X7) show status information.

Alarm messages can be sent via GPO, SNMP (Trap), and http.

Web Server

Users can manage Falcon equipment via LAN, no need to install any client software. The internal Web Server can be managed with any browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Opera…). The GUI on the web page is clear, easy to use and responsive, suitable to be managed from any device: Personal Computers, tablets, smartphones.

SNMP (v 2.0c) programming protocol allows to manage the whole command set. Falcon firmware also implements HTTP, FTP, SNMP, SMTP, UDP, TCP and is PV4 – IPV6 addressing compliant. RDS services need a precise synchronization: the system tries to connect to a primary NTP, backup NTP and to an external GPS receiver (not supplied).

Moreover, connecting an external GPS allows to geo-localize the Falcon. The WEB server supplies a page with a map that shows the appliance position. Standard Ethernet interface can manage up to 4 independent TCP ports, up to 4 separate UDP ports and 1 SNMP port. Obviously, it also shows the input and output of all signal levels.

MPX Stereo Generator

The stereo generator integrated in the DSP structure, provides an almost ideal MPX signal, optimizing the performances of the equipment to the maximum. All the parameters for pilot level, phase and levels are adjustable via the web page. Stereo Generator circuit can switch the source between the internal MPX and an external signal. Switch can be managed locally or with a command sent by an external radio automation software via Ethernet or GPI.

Built In Decoder and Streamer 

Falcon processors, in addition to analog/digital/AoIP inputs and outputs, are open to integration with the IP world, thanks to the ability to decode two audio streams (each stereo or mono) as input and generate an output audio stream (stereo or mono).

Supported CODECs:

Input (CBR & VBR):

  • AAC (AAC-LC): 32-256 kbps, 16/32/44.1/48 kHz
  • Linear PCM – 16 bit, 16/32/44.1/48 kHz
  • MP3 (MPEG1-Layer 3): 32-320 kbps, 16/32/44.1/48 kHz
  • MP2 (MPEG1-Layer 2): 32-320 kbps, 32/44.1/48 kHz
  • OGG VORBIS: 32-256 kbps, 16/32/48 kHz
  • OPUS: 6-320 kbps, 48 kHz

Output (CBR):

  • AAC (AAC-LC): 32-256 kbps, 16/32/48 kHz
  • Linear PCM – 16 bit, 16/32/48 kHz
  • MP3 (MPEG1-Layer 3): 32-320 kbps, 16/32/48 kHz
  • MP2 (MPEG1-Layer 2): 32-320 kbps, 16/32/48 kHz
  • OGG VORBIS: 32-256 kbps, 16/32/48 kHz
  • OPUS: 6-320 kbps, 48 kHz

Supported Streaming Servers:

  • Icecast: MP3, OPUS and Ogg Vorbis

Network and Transport & protocols:

  • Transport: Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP), Real-time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)
  • Protocols: IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, UDP, RTP, RTSP

Casting modes: Multicast and Unicast

Auxiliary Data / TAGs:

Auxiliary Data/TAGs to be inserted in encoded output stream (ID3 for MP3) can be defined:
  • From a web page;
  • Using REST-type commands;
  • Read from a file via SMB/SAMBA;
  • Parsed by ASCII UDP commands;
  • Parsed by SNMP string commands.
  • Imported by the Input Stream.
Dynamic data streaming output (title / author / channel name / URL)

Key applications:

  • STL and SSL links, DVB S/T audio, WEB radio;
  • Audio streaming over internet


Dante option (also supporting AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110-30 transport protocols) provides an Ethernet connection for 2 Stereo Input and 2 Stereo Output, with independent and dedicated Level Control and Sample Rate Conversion.

RDS Radio Data System Encoder

Falcon RDS option performs a full digital Static and Dynamic RDS encoding in compliance with the latest standards: UECP EBU SPB490 v7.05, Cenelec (Europe) and NRSC (USA).

It provides 8 Data Sets with a wide range of static services, including Radio Text.

The dynamic RDS features allows to manage many kinds of services: PS, RT, CT, EON, RT+, PTY, PTYN.

With the addition of the RDS encoder, the processor makes the listening experience even more engaging by also transmitting emergency information, such as weather or traffic alerts, helping to keep listeners informed and safe.

Add the RDS encoder to the Falcon is easy and convenient and does not require additional hardware installation. Furthermore, the RDS encoder can be controlled and configured through the web user interface, making managing the services/data transmitted even easier.

Analog Input - AUDIO
Number of Inputs1 Stereo
Connectors:2 XLR, female - Electronically balanced – EMI Suppression
A/D Conversion:24bit Sigma-Delta Conversion (Crystal CS4272)
AD Clipping Point+24.0 dBu
Operative Nominal LevelFrom –12.0dBu to +13.0dBu (0.1dBu Step) Software adjustable
Line Impedance10 kΩ (Electronically balanced selectable)
DistortionLess than 0.01% TDH+NOISE (0.0 dBu 1Khz)
AD Dynamic Range108 dB RMS (110 dB A weighted)
Input ModesStereo, Mono (Left), Mono (Right), Mono (Left+Right)
CMRR input>60 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
FM Frequency range5 Hz-15 kHz (+/- 0,5dB when processing is disabled)
DAB Frequency range5 Hz-20 kHz (+/- 0,5dB when processing is disabled)

Digital Input – AUDIO
Inputs Number2 (1st for audio, 2nd for audio or Digital MPX)
ConnectorsXLR, female – Electronically balanced– EMI Suppression
Input impedance110 Ω
Sample rate32 kHz / 44.1 kHz / 48 kHz /96 kHz / 192 kHz with src and jitter attenuation
Operative Nominal levelFrom 0.0 dBFs to -25.0 dBFs (0.1 dBu step) Software adjustable
Dynamic Range125 dB (Typical), 122 dB (Minimal)
Distortion Less than 0.01% TDH+NOISE (0.0 dBu 1Khz)
Input ModesStereo, Mono (Left), Mono (Right), Mono (Left+Right)
Conversion dynamic range124 dB (32 KHz) | 126 dB (44,1 kHz) | 126 dB (48 kHz) 122 dB (96 kHz)
Conversion resolution24 bits
FM Frequency range2 Hz-15 kHz (+/- 0,025dB when processing is disabled)
DAB Frequency range2 Hz-20 kHz (+/- 0,025dB when processing is disabled)

Digital Input MPX
ConnectorsBalanced on 1 XLR – EMI Suppression
Input impedance110 Ω
Sample rate192 kHz
Nominal input level (sensitivity)From 0 dBFs to –25,0 dBFs (0,1 dB step)

Input Number2
ConnectorsUnbalanced on BNC – EMI Suppression
Input impedance50 KΩ
Adjustable Nominal Input Level (Sensitivity)-6 dB to +13,0 dB (0.1 dBu step) Software adjustable
Max Input Level+18,0 dBu
A/D ConversionTexas PCM4220

Analog Output AUDIO
Output Number1
Connectors2 XLR, female - Electronically balanced – EMI Suppression
D/A Conversion24 bit Sigma-Delta Conversion (Crystal CS4272)
Output Level-6.0 dBu to +20.0 dBu (0.1 dBu Step)
Output Level Max.+ 24,0 dBu
Output Impedance10 Ω
Load Impedance600 Ω or greater
THD + NoiseLess than 0.01% (0.0dBu @ 1 kHz)
Signal to noise Ratio>80 dB unweight - 100% Mod. 20 Hz–15 KHz
L/R CrossTalk< –70 dB, 20 Hz–15 KHz
Pre-emphasis50 µsec, 75 µsec
FM Frequency range5 Hz-15 kHz (+/- 0,5dB when processing is disabled)
DAB Frequency range5 Hz-20 kHz (+/- 0,5dB when processing is disabled)

Digital Output AUDIO
Outputs Number2 (1st for audio, 2nd for audio or Digital MPX)
ConnectorsBalanced on 1 XLR – EMI Suppression
Output impedance110 Ω
Sample rates32 kHz / 44.1 kHz / 48 kHz / 96 kHz / 192 kHz Software selectable
Resolution24 bit
Operative Nominal levelFrom 0.0 dBFs to -30dBFs (0.1 dBu step)
Dynamic Range125 dB (Typ), 122 dB (Min)
DistortionLess than 0.01% TDH+NOISE (0.0 dBu 1 Khz)
Pre-emphasis50 µsec, 75 µsec
FM Frequency range2 Hz-15 kHz (+/- 0,025 dB when processing is disabled)
DAB Frequency range2 Hz-20 kHz (+/- 0,025 dB when processing is disabled)

ConnectorsUnbalanced on 2 BNC – EMI Suppression
Source impedance10 Ω
Load impedance600 Ω or greater
Maximum Load Capacitance5 nF
D/A ConversionTexas PCM 1796
Composite output level-6,0 dB to +13,0 dB (0,1 dBm step)
Max Output Level+18.0 dBm
Mod Power LimiterAdjustable from -1.0 dB to +12 dB according to ITU-R BS.412
Pilot Frequency19 KHz +/- 1 Hz
Pilot Level-25.5 to -14.0 dB in 0.1 dB/Step - Ref 100% Mod
Pilot Stability19 kHz, ± 1 Hz
Pilot PhaseAdjustable +/- 12 degrees, 1 degree step
Pilot THD+Noise0.03% (TDH 0.002%)
Stability+/-10 ppm (-10 to +55 °C)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (S/N)> 85 dB on a 60 kHz Bandwidth, referenced to 100% modulation, unweighted
Distortion<= 0.01% THD - Bypass mode, de-emphasized, 20 Hz – 15 kHz bandwidth, referenced to 100% modulation, unweighted
Stereo SeparationGreater than 70 dB, 30 Hz – 15 kHz
Linear Crosstalk> -80 dB - main channel to sub-channel or sub-channel to main channel referenced to 100% modulation
38 kHz Suppression> 70 dB (referenced to 100% modulation)
Pilot Protection> 65 dB relative to 10% pilot injection, ± 500 Hz.
Crosstalk M/S > 80 dB
Crosstalk S/M> 80 dB
MPX clipping & limitingBased on look-ahead techniques
RDS/RBDS ProtectionBetter than -55 dB @ 56kHz, better than - 65dB@57 kHz (MPX Clipper Disabled)
Pre-emphasis50 µsec, 75 µsec
MPX ModesStereo, Mono, L+R, L-R, Pilot only, No Pilot
MPX ClipperOn/Off and adjustable 95% to 105 %, 1% step

Digital Output MPX
Connectors:Balanced on 1 XLR – EMI Suppression
Input impedance:110 Ω
Sample rate:192 KHz
Output level adjustment:From 0,0 dBFs to –30,0 dBFs (0,1 dB steps)

Physical supportUSB Flash Drive, microSD CARD (max 64GB)
Audio file formatMP3, WAV
Sample Rate32 | 44,1 | 48 | 64 | 96 kHz

RDS Level adjustmentDigitally controlled
Phase adjustmentYes, 0 ÷ 359.9°
RDS Subcarrier100% Digitally Generated Shape
CENELEC – EN50067 compliant Yes
Accurate Clock Time (CT) Sync with Internet ConnectionYes
Remote TA actuation for Traffic AnnouncementsYes
GPS module for automatic synchronisation of the built-in Real Time Clock (RTC)Optional external via USB
Group SupportedAll
Group SequenceConfigurable
AF Method Aup to 1024 (64 lists)
AF Method Bup to 1024 (64 lists)
RTYes, 32 messages
RT rate adjustmentGroup Sequence
RT+ for songs and content taggingYes
TA ControlCommand, Soft, GPI
Free Format Groups (FFG)Yes
Open Data Application (ODA)Yes
PS ScrollingYes
Scrolling by characters, by word, auto centre, truncate long wordsYes (Characters – from 1 up to 8)

Connection with radio automation: SoftwareYes
Network connectivity4 TCP ports / 4 UDP / 1 SNMP
Configuration softwareWeb Server, FTP
Password protectionYes
ASCII ProtocolConfiguration messages
REST CommandYes
Alert notifications on user-defined events via SNMP trapsYes
Embedded SNMP agent permitting: active management tasksYes
Supported Network ProtocolsHTTP, SNTP, UDP, TCP, NTP, FTP
UECP ProtocolEBU SPB490 Ver. 7.05
PI CalculatorYes
RDS 2.0 ReadyYes

System Features
Remote interface GPIn 6x GP In optocoupled
Remote interface GPOut 4x Relays – dry contacts
Remote interface connectorDB 25 female connector - EMI suppressed
Remote interface GPIO Voltage and CurrentDC 5V Source and Sink 10 mA
Communication Port2 x RS232, 3 x USB, 1 x LAN
Serial Interfaces1st RS232 on DB9 female connector - EMI suppressed
2nd RS232 on DB25 female connector - EMI suppressed
Firmware can be upgraded in the fieldYes
Front-panel Colour TFT DisplayNo (Falcon X6) / Yes (Falcon X5, X7, D7 and Fox 3)
Data may be entered on-site with Front-panel ButtonsNo (Falcon X6) / Yes (Falcon X5, X7, D7 and Fox 3)
Front Panel LEDs40

Dimensions485 x 44 x 240 mm (1 rack unit)
AC Rate Voltage230Vac / 110Vac +/- 10% - 30VA – Connector IEC 3-Wire detachable
AC Frequency50 Hz / 60 Hz +/- 4%
Power factor0,9
Processing architectureFully digital, based on DSP 24bit/250Mhz.
5 band Signal processing
Weight3,5 Kg
Operating temperature-5°C / +50°C up to 95% non condensing
Max AltitudeUp to 3000 meters above marine level
Safety StandardCE
RFIThe equippment has been designed to work in strong RF Fields and it is provided with Standard RFI filters. Necessary RFI filters are standard and same are provided.
GroundingOne more earth terminal are provided in the body to connect audio ground