PROCESSOR FM/HD with MX limiter, compact 1RU spacing and RDS/RBDS.
The OPTIMOD 8600 Audio Processor was a hit as soon as it was introduced. The 8600 had a dramatically improved MX peak limiter technology which decreased distortion while increasing transient punch and high frequency power handling capacity. A significant number of broadcasters have asked us to make the 8600’s sound available in a compact package at a lower price. Orban’s response is the OPTIMOD 8600Si, which offers 8600-class sound in a single rack unit. An efficient, switching power supply ensures that the 8600Si runs cool even in a crowded rack. The 8600Si includes simultaneous processing for FM and for digital transmissions like netcasts, DAB+ and HD Radio.The 8600Si Audio Processor provides stereo enhancement, equalization, AGC, multiband compression, low-IM peak limiting, stereo encoding, and composite limiting — everything that even the most competitive major market station needs to stand out on the dial. More than 20 excellent sounding, format specific factory presets get you started. Although the factory presets are fully competent "out of the box”, you can adjust them with easy one-knob LESS-MORE control. With the option Full Control you can customize your audio even further. Orban’s Quick setup, which is a guided sequence of screens through the 8600Si‘s setup, is the easiest way to have your station On Air quickly.
This features provides a guided, systematic procedure for setting up the 8600Si.
Factory Presets & LESS-MORE Control
The OPTIMOD 8600Si comes with a variety of factory presets which you can use as basis to create your own signature sound. Orban is happy to help you find the perfect setup for your station.
Remote Control or front panel operation
The 8600Si can be configured and operated comfortably via the supplied Windows PC Software using your local network or the Internet. Alternatively, you can chose to operate the unit via the front panel.