Ward-Beck Systems AMS16

Ward Beck Systems AMS 16

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The AMS16 is an embedded audio monitor. Using the front panel input source selection switches, the operator can select from two inputs of HD or SD-SDI with embedded audio. When the source selection is made, the unit will provide two reclocked outputs on the rear panel and display the audio signals on the sixteen bargraph meters. In addition, the unit will also provide discrete audio outputs of the selected source on the rear panel. Pushbutton switches located below each meter pair can be pressed to route that signal to the internal speakers and also provide two outputs of this signal on the rear panel. There is a headset jack located on the front panel. Inserting a headset will automatically mute the speakers. The AMS16 has a built in power supply and occupies 2 RU of space. Optionally the user may add a Dolby E/AC3 decoder.


Analog Audio Output
Frequency Response 1.5 dBU change from 20Hz – 20kHz
Impedance 60 Ohm Balanced
Maximum Output at 0dBFS & 1kHz in 23.5 dBu
Noise Less than -70 dBU
THD less than 0.05%
Connector Type DB25 Male
AES/EBU Outputs
Impedance 75 Ohm Unbalanced
Level 2.5V p-p terminated
Max Output o dBFS
Noise Less than -100 dBFS
Standard AES3ID-1995
THD Less than 0.001%
Connector Type BNC Female
Headset Jack
Type Tip Ring Sleeve
Metadata Output
Connector Type DB9 Male
AC Supply 90 – 230 VAC, 50-60 Hz

Average Consumption 38.5 Watt
Max Consumption 110 Watt
SDI Input/Output
Format SD-SDI 525-270, 625-270
Format HD-SDI 1280x 720 60, 59.94 Hz
Format HD-SDI 1920 x 1080 60, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 24, 23.98 Hz
Impedance 75 Ohm
Level 0.8 V p-p
Standard SD SD-SDI as per SMPTE-259M
Standard HD HD-SDI as per SMPTE-292M
Connector Type BNC Female
Input Number 2
Output Number 2 Reclocked
Dimensions Imperial (W x D x H) 17 7/16″ x 12 5/8″ x 3 1/2″
Dimensions Metric (W x D x H) 443mm x 321mm x 89mm
Rack Size 2 RU
Weight Imperial 10.36 lbs
Weight Metric 4.7 Kg

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