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The SOUND4 IMPACT Eco – Advanced 6-Band Processor is sound processing technology at its best. No small detail is overlooked in this product which delivers innovation, multifunctionality and dependability in equal measure to produce the consistently loud and clear sound you need. It has a powerful processing chain which includes 2-band input Automatic Gain Control, based on signal strength and no longer on electrical average values. It automatically detects differences in levels to smooth out variations in sound perception. Its structure ensures perfect stability and enhanced vocals combined with a good bass presence.

 

The SOUND4 IMPACT Eco introduces an innovative process - mono and stereo parts of the signal are processed separately to obtain perfect consistency in terms of both sound and level. Therefore, in moving reception, when the FM receiver switches from stereo to mono and back to stereo, the sound variations and changes in level are reduced by over 90%. In the SOUND4 IMPACT Eco processing chain, the stereo expander can be used substantially without any limitations.

With the 6-band processor, a single algorithm guarantees the gain in each of the bands in order to complete sound stability. “Coloring” is controlled by the Fidelity parameter, which means that it is possible to have a “purist” and a “colored” sound texture. The 3-band limiter prepares the work of the final limiter and is provided with a very powerful algorithm, simplified to the maximum, so that it is not encumbered with useless parameters.

 

One of the most significant features of the SOUND4 IMPACT Eco is the 4-band parametric equalizer, which is not there to “build a sound” but rather allows some final little touch-up that may be required before the final limiting section.

 

What is more, this tool has reliable backup capabilities and a number of options. These include Basic and Full RDS, Streaming Extension, IP TX + RX and Dual IP TX + RX to name but a few. It can also perform Internet radio streaming and has six fully configurable encoders supporting MP3, AAC and HE-AAC v1 and v2.

 

SOUND4 IMPACT Eco comes in a convenient, compact 1U case at affordable price and the easy-to-use remote control interface, this is the ultimate sound processing tool.

 

Software Options Available *

 

SOUND4 IMPACT has reliable backup capabilities and a number of options. These include Basic and Full RDS, Streaming Extension, IP TX + RX and Dual IP TX + RX to name but a few. It can also perform Internet radio streaming and has six fully configurable encoders supporting MP3, AAC and HE-AAC v1 and v2.

 

A full list of all software options is available below:

 

  • Basic RDS Encoder
  • Full RDS Encoder
  • Streaming Extension
  • IP Tx
  • IP Tx2
  • IP Rx
  • IP Rx2
  • IP RX + Tx
  • Dual IP Tx + RX
  • IP Pass Through
  • Emergency URL Player
  • Emergency Audio Player
  • Kantar Media Watermarking for
    FM/HD and Streaming (same for both)
  • Option - 2nd Kantar Media Watermarking for
    FM/HD but Independent for Streaming

 

* All Software Options are subject to an additional payment. 

 

 

SOUND4 IMPACT Eco Audio Processor

£4,949.00Price
  • The SOUND4 IMPACT Eco

    • 4 inputs - AES from 32 to 192 kHz, analog, IP (Livewire or SOUND4 IP CONNECT)
    • Mixing of inputs and automatic safety function.
    • 5 simultaneous and independent outputs - TX1, TX2, AES, Analog IP (Livewire or SOUND4 IP CONNECT).
    • Routing of signals for outputs.
    • Relay switch for automatic by-pass.
    • Digital AES/EBU synchronization input.
    • DSP computing power - 4 Giga Flops (Sharc 40 bits with floating point).
    • GUI and driver compatible 32 & 64 bits - Windows 7, Windows 8 & 8.1, Windows 10, 2008 R2, 2012 and Linux (Debian)

    User-Friendly Control Interface

    • Sound setting from one single screen - you no longer need to open and close windows to go from one function to another.
    • Two modes - Easy and Full. Easy - provides simplicity and rapidity; Full - allows you to explore all of the processor functionalities. There are also ultra-rapid VU meters for true control over modulation.
    • Unlimited “Undo/Redo” versioning function for presets with possibility of recall.
    • Innovative “compare” function with reference notion.
    • Log function for presets.
    • A readable and interactive diagram.
    • A remote connection manager to control several processors.
    • Works with the following operating systems - WXP SP3, W7 32& 64 bits, W8 32 & 64 bits, WS 2008 R2, WS 2012, Linux (Debian).

    Processing

    HQ Sound, main sampling process frequency of 192 kHz.

    • 2-band AGC.
    • 4-band EQ + Tone FX and Stereo FX.
    • Stereo enhancer.
    • 6-band process with Fidelity and Sound Impact System (S.I.S.).
    • 3-band limiter.
    • 4-band EQ.
    • Final limiters
      • FM path - Bass Clipper + FM Limiter + MPX Limiter
      • HD path - Look Ahead limiter for the HD outlet.
    • BS412 compliant MPX power controller.
    • Ultra low delay - 30 milliseconds.

    Others key points:

    • Stereo Matrixing for better stability in loudness and sound tone when the receiver switches from mono/stereo/mono.
    • 19 kHz embedded pilot to gain close to 1 dB in loudness.

    Extra

    • Basic RDS encoder (with scrolling PS)
    • Full RDS (UECP-compatible)
    • IP Codec - SOUND4 IP Connect
    • Audio Backup - thanks to the audio driver
    • Audio streaming - 6 encoders (MP3, AAC, HE-AAC v1 & v2), compatible with all delivery servers (Icecast, Shoutcast v1 & V2, Flash, Wowza)
    • Replication of inputs
    • Link & Share - 100% of all parameters are accessible via the telnet protocol
    • Panels - the device allows you to create your own panels with unlimited functionality
    • Preset Sharing - the ultimate solution to managing an unlimited number of processors. All of them are automatically updated if a one of them is modified