DB2 puts all of the tools necessary for trouble-free broadcasting into one rack-mountable unit, and adds to a scalable family of processors covering from regional stations to network centers, from Pod-cast to HDTV, from AC3 to linear, and from mono to 5.1.
- Automatic Loudness Correction - Consistant Loudness without the Hassle
- Compliant - ITU BS.1770, EBU R128, ATSC A/85, etc.
- Upgradeable - If Your Needs Grow, Upgrade from DB2 to DB4 or DB8
The Transparent Loop
We are the world's premier supplier of automatic loudness correction equipment and our high-quality audio loudness range trickle-down concept works independently of metadata, but nevertheless is fully compliant with metadata in, for instance, the AC3 codec.
DB processors not only automate loudness control in a
proper way, they also help take the extra workload and
unpredictable behavior out of the codec.
Apply it in ingest and/or transmission as part of a transparent loop, based on international open broadcast standards, spanning from production over transmission to delivery at the home viewer/listener.
If you're in production, use one of our metering tools such as the LM6 radar loudness meter and obtain predictable results across broadcast platforms. News, soap, commercial, film, music, promo. All genres are covered.
Step Up as You Go Along
If you find that your needs grow within two years of the
original purchase, you can upgrade your DB2 to DB4 or DB8 at only
the price difference plus a modest handling cost.
Because, let's face it: You'll never know if your audience will prefer stereo, multiple stereo, multichannel, or something else, so why not stay as flexible and as automated as possible at a minimum entry cost, yet retaining a valuable option to upgrade.
DB2 gives you a wide variety of connection options to
ensure simple yet comprehensive integration into all of the most
popular broadcasting systems. You can also remote control DB2 with
our award-winning Icon software, allowing direct parameter control
and preset switching from any location.
Based on an immensely powerful, low-latency topology, DB2 gives you a host of 48-bit resolution tools to be used simultaneously:
- 5-band Level Optimization
- On-line Delay Adjustment
- Adaptive Limiting
- Emphasis Compensation
- Filtering and EQ
- Stereo Width Adjustment
We are proud to have taken part in defining several international broadcast standards by donating technology and submitting recommendations of which many are now integrated in these standards.
Throughout the world, legislation on loudness in television is being introduced as we speak. Not all countries rely on the same standard and all of them are ever-evolving, but regardless of your location and which TC Electronic Loudness-related units you use, rest assured that you will always be compliant with the latest revision of the broadcast standard that you need to conform to.
Defined by The International Telecommunication Union, the ITU BS.1770 recommendation is global and one of the most important broadcast standards as many other standards are based on it.
Our broadcast products supports all revisions of BS.1770, including the latest BS.1770-3.
The P/LOUD group, which is part of The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), has defined the R128 standard that applies to many European countries.
ATSC A/85 is specified by The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and applies to US broadcasters. A/85 is rooted in BS.1770 Loudness and True-peak level and uses LKFS as loudness unit.
Defined by the Association of Radio and Television Businesses (ARIB), TR-B32 is a Japanese broadcast standard that builds on ITU BS.1770-2.
Audio I/O include 24 bit AES3-id on BNC connectors and
balanced analog on XLR connectors with analog domain gain scaling.
Digital as well as analog I/O feature hardware bypass.
Remote control may be established via RS232, USB and/or GPI; and SNMP signaling is available via the Icon application.
Total Control With The TC Icon Remote
Our innovative and attractive TC Icon Remote is able to control
a wide range of our units - including DB2.
- Incredibly Fast Response On Touch Screen and Faders
- Attractive and User Friendly User Interface
- Controls Even More Studio and Broadcast Units from TC With Dual Ethernet and Dual USB ports
- Add a Loudness Meter to Your Audio Arsenal
- Integrate Multiple Mainframes and TC Icons/Editors Into Your
There are many aspects to loudness, and keeping track of all of them can be a challenge. Therefore, we have created a dedicated loudness website, where all of these aspects are outlined, explained and discussed.
The site is an answer to the highly relevant
"What Is Loudness, and Why Is It Important?"
In the Press
Our history in digital audio dates back to 1985 and as pioneers in loudness, we took part in research studies and the definition of international broadcast standards right from the start.
Over the years, we have even donated technology that is now part of these open, international standards.
That is why world-leading broadcast magazines often invite
us to share our knowledge with their readers.
Broadcast & Production Sales Team