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SSL C10 HD For NBN Television

Newcastle-based NBN Television recently completed the installation & commissioning of an SSL C10 HD audio console for use in their “On Air” news studio.

The station was inaugurated on 4 March 1962 as the first regional commercial television station in New South Wales. Throughout the 2000's, and now into the next decade, NBN has been regarded as one of the leaders in digital broadcasting, being the first to produce a nightly regional news bulletin in full digital format, using a digital-friendly news set, and also commissioning Australia's first fully High Definition digital outside broadcast van. Most recently, on 26 September 2010, NBN began transmission of the HD digital channel GEM on channel 80.

This recent console acquisition, configured as a 16/8/16 configuration (32 channel faders and 8 master faders) was supplied with dual redundant  power supplies and processors which was critical for NBN’s one hour News broadcast application.

NBN undertook an extensive evaluation of the various console options available, with emphasis on a solution that would provide all the features and  core requirements needed for the application, as well as providing a “value for money” solution.

First unveiled at NAB in 2009, the C10 HD is quickly becoming an industry favourite and dominates the mid level price range by offering top-shelf reliability and sound quality combined with an advanced feature set not found on other consoles in any price range.

“We were looking at all the options, and had virtually made a decision to purchase an alternative brand, when I saw the C10 HD at SMPTE last July. The C10, a new model just released by SSL at the time, provided the configuration, layout and features we were looking for, and very importantly, at the right price” commented Leo Perren from NBN.

Some of the unique features include, the innovative ‘Dialogue Automix’ feature, which tames panel-type programming by providing intelligent level control for up to 16 microphones while maintaining smooth ambient noise.

The console also offers ‘5.1 Up mix’, the unique ‘Eyeconix’ system that displays a photo or graphic in the channel display to identify sound source and the intuitive ‘One Touch Mix-Minus’ system.

The C10 HD is self-contained, has a small footprint, low power draw and offers multiple external I/O and routing options.

The NBN installation adds to the already impressive list of C10 HD sales internationally since its 2009 release.