Ramsey 2013 Catalog - page 5

AM/FM Broadcasters
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Built-in mixer - 2 line inputs and one microphone
input, line level monitor output!
Frequency range 88.0 to 108.0, 100 kHz steps
Precision active low-pass “brick wall” audio filter!
Clean, filtered RF output suitable for RF amplification
Dual LED bar graph audio level meters!
Automatic adjustable microphone ducking!
The Complete Station...
Continues To Be The
Leader Worldwide!
Super-Pro
Synthesized FM Stereo Radio Station
The true professional workhorse of our FM Stereo transmitter line, the FM100B has become the trans-
mitter of choice for both amateurs and professionals around the world. From the serious hobbyist to
churches, drive-in theaters, colleges and schools, it continues to be the leader. Not just a transmitter, the
FM100B is a fully functional radio station and provides everything but the audio input and antenna sys-
tem! Just add that and you’re on the air!
This professional synthesized transmitter is adjustable directly from the front panel with a large LED digital
readout of the operating frequency. Just enter the setup mode and set your frequency. Once selected and locked you are assured of a rock stable carrier with zero drift. The power
output is continuously adjustable throughout the power range of the model selected. In addition, a new layer of anti-static protection for the final RF amplifier stage and audio inputs
has been added to protect you from sudden static and power surges. If you’re looking for a “soup to nuts” solution for your micro broadcasting station, the FM100B is it!
Audio quality is equally impressive. A precision active low-pass brick wall audio filter and peak level limiters give your signal maxi-
mum "punch" while preventing overmodulation. Two sets of rear panel stereo line level inputs are provided with front panel level
control for both. Standard unbalanced “RCA” line inputs are used to make it simple to connect to the audio output of your comput-
er, MP3 player, smartphone, CD player, deck or any other consumer audio source. Get even more creative and record and air your
own “live remotes” such as concerts and meetings with the H1 portable stereo recorder on page 4. In addition to
the line level inputs, there is a separate front panel microphone input. All three inputs have independent level
controls eliminating the need for separate audio mixer! Just pot-up the source control when ready, and
cross fade to the 2nd line input or mic! It’s that simple! In addition to the dual stereo line inputs, a
stereo monitor output is provided. This is perfect to drive studio monitors or local in-house PA systems.
Not enough? How about unattended microphone ducking! When enabled, the presence of mic audio automatically reduces and overrides the line level
input! If you have music playing from one of the line inputs, just start talking into the mic and the cross fading is done automatically! Just like the profession-
al units at a fraction of the cost. To provide a perfect match to any microphone you may use, a new highly responsive mic AGC circuit along with a front panel
mic duck sensitivity control is also provided. This allows you to customize line muting to your exact needs!
The FM100B series includes an attractive metal case, whip antenna and built in 110/220VAC power supply. A BNC connector is also provided for an external
antenna. Check out our Tru-Match FM antenna kit, for the perfect mate to the FM100B transmitter. We also offer a high power kit as well as an export-only
assembled version that provides a variable RF output power up to 1 watt. The 1 watt unit must utilize an external antenna properly matched to the operating fre-
quency to maintain a proper VSWR to protect the transmitter.
(Note: The FM100B and FM100BEX are do-it-yourself learning kits that you assemble. The end user
is responsible for complying with all FCC rules & regulations within the US or any regulations of their respective governing body. The FM100BWT is for export use
and can only be shipped to locations outside the continental US, valid APO/FPO addresses or valid customs brokers for documented end delivery outside the con-
tinental US).
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FM100B
Super-Pro FM Stereo Radio Station Kit, 5uW to 25 mW Output
$269.95
FM100BEX
Super-Pro High Power Kit, 5uW to 1Watt Output
$349.95
FM100BWT
Factory Assembled & Tested FM100BEX, 5uW to 1 Watt Output, Export Only
$429.95
SGC1
Stereo Audio Platform Gain Controller Kit, With Case and Power Supply
$179.95
The SGC1 is one of our latest kits, and provides a great solution to the age-old problem: how can we easily correct inconsistent
audio levels without negatively affecting the dynamics of the audio signal? To fully understand that statement, let's look at a few examples:
Say you've recorded a live event, whether it be a concert, meeting, or even a family gathering, you have certainly found your recording contains a wide
range of audio levels, from the overbearing drums close to the recorder to the faint whisper of a flute across the stage. Likewise, broadcasting a live "town hall" meeting, where some
of the participants can be heard just fine while others are barely audible. Or how about an example everyone is familiar with: when television commercials come on, they are often a
lot louder than the program you were just watching! So how does the SGC1 solve this problem? Read on!
The SGC1 circuit implements a principle known as the "Platform Gain Principle," which was originally developed by CBS Labs (what we now know as CBS in the TV and radio world)
to allow transmitted audio levels to be automatically adjusted to keep them within a desired range. Think of it like an audio engineer, constantly adjusting the output level in order to
limit highs that would be too loud while boosting lower levels so that they can still be heard. You may think "oh, this is just another limiter/compressor!" Not so! Here's the real
trick: keeping the full dynamic range ratio of the output signal the same as the original input - something the typical limiter/compressor can only dream of doing!
The SGC1 can be placed in just about any standard analog stereo line level audio circuit (the red and white RCA connectors or the mini-phone connector) to keep the audio level
within the desired range. It's also the perfect addition to any of our hobby kit transmitters, allowing you to match levels between different audio sources while keeping lows audible
and preventing the highs from overdriving. The SGC1 makes a great addition to any audio system where you need to keep levels from different sources under control, but still make
sure they all sound great!
In addition to its useful basic function and great audio performance, the SGC1 also boasts a front panel LED meter to give an indication of the relative level of the input signal, plus a
level control (also on the front panel) that allows you to adjust the controller to the min/max center point of your desired level range. And yes, it is a
S
tereo
G
ain
C
ontroller!
Meaning that the levels of both the left and right channels are monitored and adjusted equally, thereby maintaining the relative virtual position of things like instruments, singers and
speakers! When powered down the controller is automatically bypassed, and will simply pass through the unchanged original audio, meaning no messing around with cables
required if you simply want to cut it out of the equation temporarily. There's even a front panel switch to disable the LED display - perfect for situations where light can be distracting
- like a darkened home-theatre! The entire unit is housed in a slim attractive black textured aluminum case that is sure to complement your studio or home theatre. If you're looking
for perfect audio levels, hire a broadcast audio engineer, but if that doesn't fit your budget, the SGC1 is the next best thing! Includes 15VDC world-wide power adapter.
Stereo audio processing while preserving audio dynamics!
True stereo control keeps virtual sonic source location intact!
Automatic set-and-forget operation!
Auto-bypass restores original levels when power is turned off!
Unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm stereo input and output line level jacks!
Built-in bar graph indication of signal level with display mute!
Your Full-Time Audio Engineer...
Without the Payroll!
Stereo Audio Platform Gain Controller
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