Orban Processors OPTIMOD-FM 8700i


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Orban Processors OPTIMOD-FM 8700i

Orban Processors OPTIMOD-FM 8700i is Orban’s flagship processor. Featuring versatile five-band and two-band processing for both analog FM transmission and digital media, the Orban Processors OPTIMOD-FM 8700i provides the industry’s most consistent sound, track-to-track and source-to-source. This consistency allows you to create a sonic signature for your station with the assurance that your signature will stay locked in, uniquely branding your sound.

The Orban Processors OPTIMOD-FM 8700i main goal is to make FM analog broadcasts more competitive with the cleanliness, punch, and open high frequencies of the digital media against which FM analog transmissions now battle. The FM loudness wars represent 20th-century thinking; in the 21st century, the new competition is digital media. Thanks to its crisp, punchy sound, the 8700i helps level the playing field between analog FM and its ever more aggressive digital-only competitors.

The 8700i offers 8500-style processing presets too. Because the input/output delay of the MX peak limiter is too long to permit talent to monitor off-air on headphones, 8500-style is useful for remotes and outside broadcasts where off-air headphone monitoring is desired and the 8700i’s low-delay monitor output cannot be brought to the talent.

Orban’s exclusive MX peak limiter technology decreases distortion while increasing transient punch and high frequency power handling capacity. Compared to the 8500’s limiter, the MX limiter typically provides 2.5 to 3 dB more power at high frequencies, which minimizes audible HF loss caused by pre-emphasis limiting. Drums and percussion cut through the mix. Highs are airy. “Problem material” that used to cause audible distortion is handled cleanly.

  • Xponential Loudness™ brings hyper-compressed music back to life, revealing detail and increasing impact while reducing listening fatigue and distortion.
  • Built-in streaming server allows you to monitor the 8700i-processed FM and HD audio wherever there is a LAN or Internet connection using free OPUS and MP3 codecs.
  • Exclusive “Multipath Mitigator” phase corrector reduces multipath distortion without compromising stereo separation.
  • Dante dual-redundant Audio-Over-IP now with AES67 support coming fall of 2017 via an easy software upgrade.
  • Subharmonic synthesizer adds modern-sounding bass punch to older recordings.
  • Dual redundant power supplies and safety bypass relays ensure 24/7 operation with no dead-air.

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