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Joe Co BlackBox BBR1-B

The Blackbox Recorder with Balanced i/o enables audio capture via a mixing console with balanced insert points or direct outputs.

The three lower 25-way female D-type connectors are used as balanced inputs and the three upper 25-way female as balanced outputs. The unit can use the same high quality D-type cables as for the unbalanced BBR1, but these are not supplied as there are too many different types of termination (1/4" TRS, XLR male, XLR female, 25-way D-type, etc.).

In the same manner as the Unbalanced model, the BBR1B loops the inputs directly to the outputs via relays when in record or stop so that even a power failure on the BBR cannot affect the audio through the PA. Other BlackBox Recorder features remain unchanged.

The Balanced i/o interface uses high quality balancing receivers and transmitters and has been designed specifically for the BLACKBOX RECORDER to be fully transparent.

Balanced i/o via 6 x 25way D-sub connectors. Lower row - inputs; Upper row - outputs. (TASCAM analogue format, 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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