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Joe Co BlackBox BBR1-A

The BlackBox Recorder with Lightpipe i/o enables audio capture via a digital mixing console supporting Lightpipe (TOSlink) inputs and outputs.

This BBR model can also interface directly with any of the high quality A-D converters that incorporate Lightpipe outputs.

Three 8-channel Lightpipe inputs can be connected from the mixer and three Lightpipe outputs can return the signals back to the mixer. All other BlackBox Recorder features remain unchanged and the full analogue i/o capability of the standard BBR1 is still available for situations where the Lightpipe interface is not suitable.

Note: Due to limitations in the Lightpipe format, use of this option restricts 24-track recording to single speed sample rates (44.1kHz and 48kHz). At double sample rates the unit employs the SMUX2 protocol reducing the i/o count to 12 channels. However, the full 24/24/96kHz facility is still available in the analogue domain.

Lightpipe i/o via 3 x TOSLINK inputs and 3 x TOSLINK outputs (24 channels @ 48k, 12 channels @ 96k). Word clock input on BNC. Unbalanced analogue as BBR1U (cable looms not supplied)
General Specifications
Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
Bit depths: 16bit; 24bit
Disk interface: USB2
Format: FAT32
File type: Broadcast WAV (BWAV)
Media: USB2 hard disk (7200rpm recommended), USB2 flash drive - 200x minimum (except for MADI and DANTE systems which have more demanding data rates), SHDC (Class 10 with suitable adapter except MADI and DANTE)
Monitoring: 1 x 1/4" TRS jack socket, headphone mix/solo
Physical: 19" rack mounted 1U
Dimensions: (425mm x 150mm x 44mm)
Weight: < 2.4kg

Control and Synchronisation
MIDI: 1 x 5-pin DIN (open loop) - MIDI time code (MTC) and MIDI machine control (MMC) protocol
LTC: 1 x 1/4" TRS jack socket: Frame rates supported: 30fps, 29.97drop fps, 29.97non-drop fps, 25fps, 24fps, 23.98fps
Machine control: 1 x 9-pin D, SONY PII protocol
Audio clock synchronisation: 2 x RCA sockets, AES3 / SPDIF Format, also used for communications to slave units
Footswitch: momentary switch on ring of LTC, TRS socket
Keyboard: 1 x mini DIN PS2 connector, Standard 102 key
Power: 9v - 16V dc (< 25W). 2.1mm dc inlet. PSU supplied

Analogue Inputs:
Levels: -10dBu / +4dBu switchable
Max input level: +22dBu = 0dBFS
A-D conversion: 24bit, 96kHz
106dB S/N, 96dB THD+N (typical A-weighted)

Analogue Outputs:
Levels: -10dBu / +4dBu switchable
Max output level: +22dBu = 0dBFS
D-A conversion: 24bit, 96kHz
106dB S/N, 94dB THD+N (typical A-weighted)
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