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  • 16 Channels
  • XLR, 1/4", HDMI Connection
  • 98 kHz/ 24-bit Audio Sampling
Blackmagic Design Audio Monitor Blackmagic Design Audio Monitor
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Blackmagic Audio Monitor provides the finest quality audio monitoring in an incredibly small one rack unit size! Featuring a dual subwoofer design with extra wide range speakers for amazing audio, all backed by a super powerful class A/B amplifier. This precision audio and video monitoring solution includes an advanced 6G-SDI input, as well as balanced XLR analog audio, balanced AES/EBU digital audio and consumer level HiFi audio inputs. The elegant front panel has bright multi colored audio level meters and a built in LCD for monitoring video sources, plus you get an HDMI 4K output for monitoring on larger screens!


Monitor Anywhere
Great audio wherever you work.

It’s never been easier to put the highest quality audio and video monitoring everywhere you need it. Install Blackmagic Audio Monitor in broadcast racks for monitoring audio on decks, video servers and live transmissions. At the push of a button you can switch between stereo pairs of the SDI input, great for monitoring alternative language tracks. The compact size is perfect for portable flyaway kits and broadcast trucks where space is tight, or in edit and audio post production facilities where precise audio quality is essential!

Small Size, Big Sound!
Crystal clear audio with a dual subwoofer design

The Blackmagic Audio Monitor has been designed using the latest advanced audio analysis technology to create a wide and smooth frequency response curve with crisp highs and powerful deep bass. You get great sounding music, extremely clear voice tracks and all the detail of effects tracks! Blackmagic Audio Monitor is powerful and loud enough to hear your audio in noisy environments, such as broadcast equipment rooms that have a lot of cooling fan noise.

Precision Metering
Know your audio levels at all times

The two big bright audio level meters on the front panel feature multi colored RGB LEDs under each segment of the VU scale. You can select between VU or PPM scale and extra scales can be added in future software updates.
With lots of meter segments you can monitor a very wide dynamic range, from -45 to +3 decibels. The bright audio level meters are always clear enough to read no matter if you are working in bright or dark environments.

Machined Metal Design
Milled from solid aluminum
for sound free of vibrations!

The machined metal design is attractive as well as extremely strong, which means you get a robust chassis that's vital for better quality sound without rattles and vibrations. The elegant front panel features audio level meters, LCD video monitor and a reliable contact-less volume control, so you never get deterioration and crackling in the audio when adjusted. To select audio pairs, left and right solo, mute and input, there is a built in illuminated keypad and for private monitoring there is a built in headphone socket.

Advanced Ultra HD

Blackmagic Audio Monitor supports all common SD and HD video resolutions. The 6G-SDI input and HDMI 4K output also supports high resolution Ultra HD 4K. The advanced technology of 6G-SDI is 4 times faster than standard HD-SDI and means you can work at a resolution that’s 4 times bigger than 1080HD. You can connect to Ultra HD TVs and projectors with HDMI 4K and you can monitor any of the 16 audio channels on the 6G-SDI input.

Both Audio and Video Connections

Blackmagic Audio Monitor has all the audio and video connections you need to make it the perfect monitoring solution in any environment. With balanced analog XLR audio, balanced AES/EBU audio and consumer level HiFi audio inputs it’s easy to connect any audio source.
You can select between inputs quickly using the input button situated on the front panel. The 6G-SDI video input and HDMI 4K video output both support embedded audio and let you connect to the latest high resolution video technology.

Use a Big Screen TV for Monitoring!

When you're working with SDI video input you can use the Blackmagic Audio Monitor to convert from SDI to HDMI for monitoring with big screen televisions or video projectors. Blackmagic Audio Monitor automatically switches between SD and HD and even Ultra HD 4K. You can monitor in high resolution Ultra HD 4K using the HDMI 4K output with only a single HDMI cable or you can connect a regular HDTV and use the unit’s built in Ultra HD 4K to HD down conversion!

Dolby Decoding
Digital and 5.1 Surround

Dolby sound is common in broadcast, film, web streaming and other productions, and the Blackmagic Audio Monitor features a Dolby slot so you can add a Dolby decoder module whenever you need. The Dolby decoder supports Dolby Digital and AC-3 decoding for 5.1 surround sound monitoring from either the 6G-SDI video input or the AES/EBU audio input. To monitor different channels in the decoded 5.1 surround sound source, you can select these easily using the push button controls on the front panel!


Elegant Design
Get attractive audio monitoring that's designed for video

Blackmagic Audio Monitor features an incredibly compact design for outstanding quality audio monitoring. The beautifully machined front panel includes large LED VU meters that are fantastic to look at and provide precision audio metering at a glance. A built in high resolution LCD screen lets you monitor your video source to give the confidence that audio matches your incoming video feed. With advanced 6G-SDI technology you can use the Blackmagic Audio Monitor as part of an Ultra HD 4K workflow, as well as being able to monitor from AES/EBU and analog audio sources all in a single box!

Loud Clear Audio
Dual subwoofer for power!

Two full range speakers and two sub woofers combine to provide crystal clear audio that is rich in low frequency and provides sharpness in mid and high ranges. The speaker and subwoofer enclosures are made from an ABS polycarbonate blend, which is extremely impact resistant and has superior damping compared to traditional speaker materials. This advanced design helps to eliminate audio distortion, maintaining the high fidelity of your original signal.

Large Level Meters
Accurate metering of your audio

An integral part of the Blackmagic Audio Monitor’s design is its 2 channel audio meters for either VU or PPM scale. These large bright meters are each divided into 27 segments, which are beautifully backlit by bright LEDs. This design gives you precise audio level monitoring across a wide range with an attractive display that can be easily seen from a distance or close up!

Machined Metal Design
Innovative and attractive design is super strong

Blackmagic Audio Monitor has a machined aluminum front panel that’s both elegant and incredibly strong. The 2 full range stereo speakers and dual subwoofers are secured on each side of the panel behind super tough metal speaker grills. These precision drilled front grills provide extra speaker protection and reduce vibrations!

Easy Control
Controls are easy to use and backlit for visibility

Switching between input sources and audio channels is easy using illuminated push button controls. You can isolate left and right channels and move sequentially up or down between pairs of audio channels in your SDI video signal. You get precise volume adjustment with the contact-less control wheel and you can mute the output of the unit with a single button. The built in LCD shows your video picture and includes source information, video format and the audio channels being monitored.

Audio Monitoring in any location!
Slimline 1RU fits neatly into any flyaway kit

At only 9.5 inches deep, Blackmagic Audio Monitor’s slim single rack unit design fits easily into any equipment rack. This incredibly portable design is perfect for broadcast trucks, flyaway kits and virtually any location where you need audio level monitoring. The ability to monitor SDI audio as well as external AES/EBU and analog audio sources gives you complete flexibility to route any audio input through the unit. You can also connect headphones when you need to monitor in environments with high ambient noise.

Internal Power
Built in power supply for easy connection

Blackmagic Audio Monitor has a built in power supply for 110-240V mains power. To power the unit all you need is a standard IEC cable, which removes the need for separate power ‘bricks’ and additional messy cabling. The wide input voltage means you can use the Blackmagic Audio Monitor in any international location!



What's Included

  • Blackmagic Design Audio Monitor
  • Software CD


Product Specifications


Detailed Specifications
 SDI Video Input 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/UltraHD 4K. Supports 3G-SDI single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and 6G-SDI single link 4:2:2/4:4:4.
 Multi Rate Support  SDI and HDMI are switchable between standard definition and high definition.
 SDI Video Loop  1 x reclocked 10-bit SD/HD/3G-SDI and 6G-SDI switchable.
HDMI Video Output  1 x HDMI type A connector.
 Analog Audio Input  2 channels balanced analog low impedance line level via XLR connectors or 2 channel unbalanced analog line level via RCA connectors.
 Analog Audio Output  1/4" TRS headphone socket.
 AES/EBU Audio Input  2 channels balanced 110Ω AES/EBU via XLR.
 SDI Audio Input  16 channels embedded in SD, HD and UltraHD 4K.
 SDI Audio Output  16 channels embedded audio loop out.
 HDMI Audio Output  2 Channels embedded in SD, HD and 4K.
 Metering  2 x 27 WRGB segment LED VU meters.
 Modes  Pushbutton interface allows for stereo audio selection, mute, input selection, channel selection, independent left and right audio and volume control with scroll wheel.
 SD Format Support  625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC.
 HD Format Support 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98,1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97,1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 2048x1080p/23.98, 2048x1080p/24, 2048x1080p/25,2048x1080PsF/23.98, 2048x1080PsF/24, 2048x1080PsF/25, 2048x1556PsF/23.98, 2048x1556PsF/24, 2048x1556PsF/25.
 4K Format Support 3840x2160p23.98, 3840x2160p24, 3840x2160p25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30.
SDI Compliance  SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 372M, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
 SDI Auto Switching  Automatically selects between SD, HD, 3G-SDI and 6G-SDI.
 Audio Sampling  96 kHz and 24 bit.
 Video Sampling  4:2:2 and 4:4:4
 Internal Software Upgrade  Via USB Connection.
 Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.
Windows™ 7, 8 32 bit or Windows 7, 8 64 bit.
 Display Element  2.1" diagonal color LCD.
 Display Resolution  320 x 240.
 Input Display  SDI video, format, audio type, audio channels and volume level.
 Power Requirements  
 Redundant Power  1 x built in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 110-240V, 50-60Hz.
 Input Voltage  < 20 Watts
 Power Usage 90-264 Vac
Physical Specifications  
 Length  482 mm
 Height  44 mm
 Weight  3.6 kg
 Environmental Specifications  
Operating Temperature  0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature  -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
 Relative Humidity  0% to 90% non-condensing

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