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The VITA BB PLUS is a very powerful Dante network audio interface, in a traditional desktop style. It has a mic/line input and headphone monitoring connection for a single user, and contains two 4 wire circuits. One of these is typically used as an on air channel, and the other as a talkback channel.
The high quality microphone input, with the Glensound Referee compressor, makes the Vita BB Plus suitable for on air commentary use, perfect for a small OB or in an off-tube booth.
The flexibility of the talk button configurations, means that the Vita BB Plus can also be used as a talkback unit as part of a Dante / AES67 network.
The Vita BB Plus can connect to any Dante or AES67 network, or to other audio equipment via Glensound’s own Dante interface units.
Two Four Wire Circuits
The VITA BB PLUS has two 4 wire circuits. These are typically used as main programme on air, with a separate talkback circuit. The push buttons for each circuit are configurable and can operate in different modes, to allow configuration for different types of uses:
- Latching on/off
- Momentary push to talk (PTT)
-Intelligent mode where a short tap is latching, but a longer hold becomes momentary
- Always on and mutes when pressed (cough)
- Pressing one button, mutes the other circuit (talkback)
There are 6.35mm and 3.5mm jack sockets for headphone monitoring on both the front & rear of the unit. Each of the two 4 wire inputs can be selected to be in the left ear, right ear, or both ears of the headphones, depending on the users preference. The level of each input can also be independently selected.
The headphone amplifier is intelligent and capable of driving correct levels into low or high impedance headphones and capable of connecting directly to both stereo or mono headphones and earpieces.
The headphone monitor also includes sidetone (at a programmable level) - sidetone is the commentator’s own voice.
The VITA BB PLUS is a single user unit, with one high quality microphone input. The input is mic/mic+48v/line switchable, on a 3 pin XLR, with a variable gain control. As the Vita Plus can be used for on air broadcast, Glensound’s Referee compressor limiter is used to control the audio levels and prevent any clipping. The Referee compressor has been developed over many years of working with sports commentators, and provides a gently increasing compression as the input signal approaches clipping. In normal use the compressor is not active as it only starts working as clipping approaches, so normal dynamic range is maintained.
Network Audio Link
The VITA PLUS is Dante / AES67 network audio compatible. The network connection is via a single Neutrik XLR RJ45. This link carries:
- 2 audio inputs
- 2 audio outputs
- Power over Ethernet (PoE)
The VITA BB PLUS is powered by PoE network switches or PoE midspan power supplies.
There is a simple to use 4 segment PPM meter on the VITA BB Plus’s front panel.
The meter indicates the outgoing level in dBs and provides indication of the level in 6dB steps from -12 to +6.
The sophisticated modern looking Windows 10 App allows full remote control of all the features of the Vita BB Plus.
The App connects to the Vita BB Plus via the same network as the Dante audio circuits.
One App can connect to multiple Vita BB Plus' and multiple Apps running on different PCs can connect to a single Vita BB Plus.
Controls on the App include:
MIC INPUT GAIN RANGE
-18dBu to +12dBu
DYNAMIC MIC LINE UP
MIC + PHANTOM POWERT LINE UP
LINE INPUT LINE UP
0dBu (Gain range +/-15dB)
EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE
124dBu (22-22KHz RMS gain @ max) Input terminated with 300 Ohms
FREQUENCY REPONSE (Mic-Line)
MIC: >+/-0.25dB 50Hz to 22kHz (-2dB @ 25Hz)
Line: >-0.1dB 22Hz to 22kHz
48 Volt Phantom power
MAXIMUM INPUT BEFORE CLIPPING
Dynamic MIC: -2dBu
Mic + 48V Phantom: +12dBu
THD+NOISE (Ref +8dBu)
100Hz = 0.016%
1kHz = 0.012%
10kHz = 0.011%
4 x LEDS (–12,-6,0,+6 dBu with reference to prog out)
32 - 1000 Ohms
Auto output level to match impedance
MAXIMUM HEADPHONE OUTPUT LEVEL
+15.8dB into 600 Ohms
HEADPHONE FREQUENCY RESPONSE
>-0.1dB 22Hz to 22kHz
-74dB @ lineup (residual noise)
HEADPHONE THD + NOISE (Ref +8dBu)
0.008% @ 1kHz
HEADPHONE VOLUME POT RANGE
Default: +10dB to Off
Optional configuration via App: +10dB to -20dB
DANTE NETWORK AUDIO CONNECTION
Frequency: 48 - 96kHz
Resolution: 24 bit
CAT5 on an RJ45 connection. Two send channels and two receive channels.
REMOTE CONTROL APPLICATION
Windows 10 direct install application (Not downloaded from app store)
PoE on CAT5 connection
Maximum consumption 7 Watts
80 x 174 x 168 mm (H x W x D)
All aluminium construction, anodised and laser etched panels, powder coated sides
Handbook A5 (Download also available)
2 metre RJ45 cable
6 Brooks Place, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1HE, UK.
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