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SOUND4 Processors are in a category of their own. Compared with other processors that cost up to $14,000.

IMPACT does more for only $5695! That's Less than half of their price for a whole lot more...

Comments from SOUND4 Users:

 

  • SOUND4 IMPACT: “The sound is incredible, no other processor can produce such deep bass while maintaining the impact, plus the mids and highs don't get buried by the bass like with other processors”
     
  • SOUND4 PULSE: “For the price the sound is simply unbeatable, I chose the PULSE knowing I could upgrade to IMPACT later...”
     
  • SOUND4 FIRST: “Used as a Stereo Generator and RDS encoder at the transmitter, the FIRST sounded fantastic on it's own with it's advanced 2­Band AGC, and the final limiters are the same as IMPACT!”
     

3 FM/HD Processors... Choose your application!
 

Incredible Unrivaled Sound... From smooth to BIG, Punch your competition below the belt!

No hidden PC inside... 100% custom designed by SOUND4 for the broadcast industry

Today most broadcast processors operate with a hidden PC in a box. This is the reason for such long boot times... look inside almost any modern processor, chances are you will find a consumer grade PC motherboard! Do you want your entire air chain running through a consumer grade PC?

The SOUND4 FM/HD product line does NOT use any hidden PC inside, you get audio to air in 3 seconds at power up!

No mono blending dropout… SOUND4 is optimized for Mono & Stereo receiving
 

Everybody knows when FM receiving is altered by multipath or low HF level, sound always changing because receivers constantly switch from Stereo to Mono… It is commonly called “blanding problem”. SOUND4 FM/HD Processor integrate a very new approach intended to reduce sound change when a receiver switch in Mono, the result is mayzing!
 

SOUND4 IMPACT, The BIG One!
Intelligent AGC, 6-­Band Processor, Stereo Enhancer, Dynamic Clipper + many options (*)

SOUND4 PULSE, The affordable One! ­
Intelligent AGC, 3­-Band Processor, Stereo Enhancer, IMPACT Clipper! + many options (*) (**)

SOUND4 FIRST, The Entry One!
Digital Stereo Generator, RDS/RBDS, 2­-Band AGC, IMPACT Clipper! + many options (*)

SOUND4 FM/HD PROCESSORS COMPARATIVE SHEET

* RDS/RBDS basic or Full, Emergency Backup Player, Stream Encoder, IP Codec, Dedicated HD output with Diversity Delay, GPS sync for booster alignment.

** SOUND4 PULSE can be upgraded in seconds to IMPACT via software license.

 

SOUND4
IMPACT

The Big One!

SOUND4
PULSE

The Affordable One!

SOUND4
FIRST

The Entry One!

GENERAL FEATURES
Analog Input & Output
Digital Input & Output
AES-67 / LIVEWIRE Input & Output
MPX FM Output
Automatic Input failover mix or switch
BS-412 Compliant
Boot time
3 RJ45: Admin, AES-67 and IP CONNECT
GPIO (contact closure)
Upgradable to IMPACT
Remote control Client
Link & Share protocol compatibility

Size

2

2

2

Yes

Yes

3 seconds On Air

AES-67 + IP CONNECT

8 GPI / 8 GPO

Yes

Yes

1U

2

2

2

Yes

Yes

3 seconds On Air

AES-67 + IP CONNECT

8 GPI / 8 GPO

Yes

Yes

Yes

1U

2

AES67 or IP CONNECT

2

Yes

Yes

3 seconds On Air

AES-67 or IP CONNECT

8 GPI / 8 GPO

No

Yes

Yes

1U

PROCESSING

2-Band AGC

4-Band EQ + Bass FX + Treble FX

Stereo FX

Yes

Multiband Process

Multiband limiter

HD Limiter (Independent path)

Low Distorsion Bass Clipper

Low Distorsion FM Limiter

MPX Clipper

Auto-Mono

HD Latency (AES In to AES Out)

FM Latency (AES In to MPX Out)

Patch point insert for enhanced watermarking (PPM or others)

Yes

Yes

6-Band

3-Band

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

11 ms

30 ms

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3-Band

3-Band

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

11 ms

30 ms

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

2-Band

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

5 ms

24 ms

Yes

Size

-

2

2

OPTIONAL

Basic Emergency Audio player

Advanced Commercial Insertion Player

Basic RBDS/RDS Encoder

Yes

Full UECP compatible RBDS/RDS

Internet Streaming Encoder: MP3, AAC, HE-AAC v1 & v2

IP Codec (SOUND4 IP CONNECT)

GPS for Sync

Yes

Yes

Yes

3 Encoders

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3 Encoders

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

3 Encoders

Yes

AES67 or IP CONNECT

Engineering enhancements are ongoing, specifications are subject to change without notice.

Preliminary Information

SOUND4 IMPACT REAR SIDE...

2

Compatiblility: Icecast, Shoutcast, Wowza, HLS by SOUND4!

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dual power supply

Yes

Yes

Yes