FM Audio Processor

FALCON 3i


Digital Audio Processor

Digital FM-Audio Processor 4-Band with MPX stereo generator, Analog, Digital and MPX Input and Output. Double MPX Out. AGC, Equalizer e Speech Detector, Final Limiter Drive, Brilliance Control. GPIn and GPOut, Serial and USB port. Remote control Software, interface for Radio Automation and GPS.

Falcon 3i is the most cost effective and high performing equipment combining Digital Audio Processor, Stereo Generator and RDS Encoder.
The all-in-one solution designed for FM broadcasting, WebRadio and Satellite stations.

Falcon 3i delivers a great sound, loud and clear, thanks to the 4-band architecture, the dual band AGCs, 3-band equalizer, speech detector, and 4 limiters.
The control of each audio parameter allows the broadcaster to achieve a unique tailored sound that before could be achieved only with the most expensive audio processors.

The built-in digital Stereo Generator assures an extremely precise MPX Signal.
The RDS Encoder (optional) is compliant to UECP SPB490, provides 2 DataSet with a wide range of static services, including Radio Text.

Falcon 3i features full connectivity with analogue and digital AES/EBU inputs and outputs (over XLR connectors) and 2 independent MPX outputs, USB, GPI and serial ports.
The hardware bypass circuit is always included to guarantee the presence of audio and continuity of audio programs.

All features available in the audio processor are complete and fully customizable: 4-band compression control with drive and threshold, a powerful AGC double-band, a three-band equalizer for Low-Middle-High frequency and a brilliance control.
The check of the phases of the monophonic audio signals gives to the sound of the human voice a more natural and pleasant structure; the final limiter drive pushes to maximum the sound presence.

The soundprint of every transmitter can be created starting from one of the ten audio presets already present in Falcon3i and it can be saved on the equipment in order to be able to recall it in a second moment accordingly to the program; furthermore it is also possible to recall a preset through a command on the GPIn port.

On board of the audio processor there is also a completely digital generator of sample tones with variable frequency and amplitude.
It is available on analogue, digital and MPX outputs for a precise and correct calibration of the network.

The Composite Clipper, put on the back side of the stereo generator guarantees the best modulation level, in respect of the deviation limits acknowledged by worldwide standards. Falcon 3i makes every sound unique and artifacts free.

Falcon 3i for all its features is the audio processor and RDS encoder with the best quality/price ratio on the market.

Features


4-Band digital stereo audio processor
Analog and aes/ebu input and output over XLR
2 MPX outputs and 2 aux inputs
Digital RDS encoder, 2 dataset (optional)
AGC, brilliance control, speech detector, 3-band eq
USB, serial, 4 GP in - 4 GP ou
Front headphone output
Hardware bypass

Technical specifications


  • Brand Axel Technology
  • Item FALCON 3i
  • Groups FM Audio Processor
  • Type Equipment
  • Area Radio
  • Gross weight 4 kg
  • Net weight 4 kg
  • Height 12 cm
  • Length 33 cm
  • Width 52 cm
  • Volume 20592 cm3
  • Analog Input Module
  • A/D Conversion 24bit Sigma-Delta Conversion (Crystal CS4272)
  • Connectors XLR, female - Electronically balanced
  • AD Clipping Point +20.0dBu
  • Operative Nominal Level From –12.0dBu to +12.0dBu (0.1dBu Step)
  • Line Impedance 10 kΩ (Electronically balanced selectable) EMI–suppressed
  • Distortion less than 0.01% TDH+NOISE (0.0dBu 1Khz)
  • AD Dynamic Range 108 dB RMS (110 dB A weighted)
  • Input Modes Stereo, Mono (Left), Mono (Right), Mono (Left+Right)
  • Digital Input Module
  • Connectors XLR, female – Electronically balanced
  • Format AES3/EBU
  • Sample rates 32 kHz / 44.1 kHz / 48 kHz / 64 kHz / 88.2 kHz / 96 kHz with src and jitter correction
  • Operative Nominal level From 0.0 dBFs to -24dBFs (0.1 dBu step)
  • Dynamic Range 125 dB (Typ), 122 dB (Min)
  • Distortion less than 0.01% TDH+NOISE (0.0dBu 1Khz)
  • Input Modes Stereo, Mono (Left), Mono (Right), Mono (Left+Right)
  • Analog Output Module
  • D/A Conversion 24bit Sigma-Delta Conversion (Crystal CS4272)
  • Connectors XLR, male - Electronically balanced Output Level -12.0dBu to +14.0dBu (0.1dBu Step)
  • Output Level -12.0dBu to +14.0dBu (0.1dBu Step) – Max (+19dBu)
  • Impedance Source 10 Ω
  • Load Impendance 600 Ω or greater
  • Distorsion Less than 0.01% TDH+NOISE (0.0dBu @ 1Khz)
  • Digital Output Module
  • Connectors XLR, Male – Electronically balanced
  • Format AES3/EBU
  • Sample rates 32 kHz / 44.1 kHz / 48 kHz / 64 kHz / 88.2 kHz / 96 kHz with src and jitter correction
  • Resolution 16 bit – 20 bit – 24 bit
  • Operative Nominal level From 0.0 dBFs to -24dBFs (0.1 dBu step)
  • Dynamic Range 125 dB (Typ), 122 dB (Min)
  • Distortion less than 0.01% TDH+NOISE (0.0dBu 1Khz)
  • Input Modes Stereo, Mono (Left), Mono (Right), Mono (Left+Right)
  • Remote Interface
  • Digital Inputs GPIn 4x GP In optocoupled
  • Digital Outputs GPOut 4x GP Out Open Collector optoisolated
  • Serial Interface 1x RS-232 Serial protocol ports EMI filtered
  • USB 1x Universal Serial Bus port – B type EMI filtered
  • Ethernet Port and Parser ASCII protocol Ethernet port by option, over RJ45 connector with web server interface

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