Blackmagic Audio Monitor

Blackmagic Audio Monitor is a new rack mount, extremely high quality audio monitoring solution with advanced 6G-SDI video for Ultra HD video sources, as well as regular analog audio and SDI video inputs, integrated video monitor and integrated LED level meter.
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Audio Monitor

Blackmagic Audio Monitor

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

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!

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

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 audio level meter brightness can be adjusted so that in either bright or dark environments the meters are always clear enough to read!

Machined Metal Design

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

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!

Easy Control

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!

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

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!


Blackmagic Audio Monitor is perfect in demanding fast paced broadcast environments where audio level monitoring is essential. You can install a Blackmagic Audio Monitor in equipment racks near to decks and media servers, for monitoring incoming video feeds and other signals. In presentation suites and master control environments you need quick operation of audio metering equipment, easy to read displays and the highest quality audio. When connected to an SDI router you can send any SDI output to the Blackmagic Audio Monitor without ever needing to swap cables.

Post Production

Connect a Blackmagic Audio Monitor in your editing or grading suite and accurately monitor your project’s audio levels whilst you work! Whether monitoring embedded SDI audio or taking input from a separate audio mixing desk, you get a clearly visible display of levels. The built in LCD lets you monitor audio with confidence as you can match this to the picture being displayed on the screen, plus you get information on the channels being monitored and the format of the connected video signal.

Broadcast Trucks

In broadcast trucks and smaller electronic news gathering situations it’s essential to quickly monitor audio levels of incoming signals and uplinks for transmission. The slim single rack unit design of the Blackmagic Audio Monitor is perfect for installation into vans and smaller ENG flyaway kits. The ability to monitor your incoming video signal along with audio levels gives you a complete solution in an incredibly compact design. Install Blackmagic Audio Monitor next to a SmartScope Duo for a larger picture display, waveform monitoring and audio level metering in a 4 rack unit configuration.

Audio Studios

In audio suites the Blackmagic Audio Monitor provides you with a larger than normal display of your audio levels. With 27 meter segments you can monitor from -45 to +3 decibels in the VU scale. When using separate audio mixing desks it’s important that you can check that incoming audio signals match their pictures. You could use the Blackmagic Audio Monitor to check the levels of incoming audio signals, or send your mixed output to analyze master levels.

Portable Fly Away Kit

With a lightweight and strong machined metal chassis, the Blackmagic Audio Monitor is perfect for flyaway kits. The slim design means you get a complete audio monitoring solution in a single rack unit. The built in speakers are powerful enough to be heard in control environments and you can connect headphones when you need to monitor in open areas. The 6G-SDI input makes the Blackmagic Audio Monitor the ideal solution for Ultra HD 4K production where you’re using ATEM Production Studio 4K for live switching.

Tech Monitoring

You can accurately check the audio levels of all your output devices by connecting a Blackmagic Audio Monitor to each piece of equipment. When you’re working with audio from SDI video sources you can use an SDI router to send the required signal to the audio monitor’s input. The built in LCD lets you monitor audio and video in a single unit and the picture display includes information showing the video input format and audio channels being monitored.

  • Professional audio monitoring with amazing dual subwoofer sound in a single rack unit size.
  • 6G-SDI input for Ultra HD monitoring, switches automatically between SD, HD and Ultra HD.
  • Balanced analog XLR stereo audio, HiFi analog input and balanced AES/EBU audio inputs.
  • Built in LCD display shows video when monitoring from SDI. Includes status and volume info.
  • Bright RGB LED audio level meter allows VU level monitoring.
  • Contact-less volume knob eliminates wear and annoying crackling when adjusting volume.
  • High power amplifier allows audio to be monitored in noisy environments.
  • Elegant machined metal design in a compact 1 rack unit size.
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 inch TRS headphone socket.
AES/EBU Audio Input:2 channels balanced 110? 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:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.
Windows: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
Height:44 mm
Width:482 mm
Mass:3.6 kg

Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature:Operating Temperature
0° to 40° C
Storage Temperature:20° to 45° C
Relative Humidity:0% to 90% non-condensing

Warranty:12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

  • Blackmagic Audio Monitor
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