HQSound ­Processor
Audio Processing for FM and Digital broadcasting

Overview

HQSound®! According to our customers, it is the most incredible dynamic processing engine ever made. It features higher sampling rates 192 kHz / 1.5 MHz, extended FM bandwidth to 17 kHz, low delay: <6ms on any output and also additional advanced features such as RDS, Audio Backup and ScriptEasy.

Powerful
Performance

Audemat ScriptEasy Powerful Performance

  • HQSound® processing for exceptional audio
  • Higher sampling rates (1.5MHz)
  • Exceptional stereo encoder with 1.5MHz FM Limiter for perfectly controlled deviation
  • 2.8 giga-flops of processing power
  • Shortest delay (<5ms) and 2s REBOOT ! (power on to on-air)

Powerful
Control

Audemat ScriptEasy Powerful Control

  • Advanced processing interface with factory and user presets
  • MPX power limiter on all processing stages for better results 
  • Predictive power calculation (for instantaneous MPX power display and limiting)
  • ScriptEasy software suite for advanced remote control and telemetry 
  • Connectivity via TCP/IP, SNMP, UECP…
  • Optional I/O boards for remote control of co-located equipment 

Powerful
Savings

Audemat ScriptEasy Powerful Savings

  • 3 processing versions
  • Single 1U compact design
  • Full RDS equivalent to capabilities of FMB80
  • Audio backup to internal HD or ICEcast / SHOUTcast input in case of STL or studio failure

Architecture

HQSound Architecture

Features

Amazing Stereo Encoder

  • 1.5MHz FM Limiter guarantees a perfectly controlled deviation
  • MPX Power Limiter (ITU-R412) operates on all processing stages for better results
  • Predictive Power calculation (for instantaneous MPX power display and limiting)
AdvancedProcessingInterface
Audemat HQSound imagetexte

Full RDS - Equivalent to the famous FMB80

  • All RDS parameters (EON, TMC, RT+, ODA…)
  • Dynamic Scrolling PS and RT
  • 10 DSN/PSN
  • Full UECP (10 addresses)
  • 6 Communication ports:
  • 3 serial (COM/USB), 2 UDP, 1 TCP
  • Encoder access rights by MEC

Advanced Audio Backup

  • Local source in case of STL or Studio failure
  • Silence detection - Auto switch with fade in/fade out
  • Independent storage on dedicated internal hard drive
  • File upload by FTP
  • Wave, mp3, mp2 – 44.1kHz/48kHz
  • Multiple file management and up to 10 playlists
  • ICEcast and SHOUTcast input
HQSound Realtime RDS Status

Advanced Telemetry & Remote Control with ScriptEasy

ScriptEasy is the revolutionary facility control software developed by WorldCast Systems to give users the power and flexibility to create “Smart” sites; ones that can automatically take action to correct any critical errors that affect operations.

Featuring an intuitive Graphic User Interface (GUI), ScriptEasy incorporates GPIO functions, serial communications, logic operators, live user inputs, timers and more. This allows the site operations to be “scripted”, to allow evaluation of multiple parameters and even automatically engage backup systems, while simultaneously alerting relevant technical personnel.

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ScriptEasy


Connect with WorldCast Manager

The WorldCast Manager  simplifies the management of all SNMP-enabled devices in a network, providing real-time status, historical data and visualization of multiple devices from a single screen. The intuitive and simple-to-use interface shows all devices located at your site(s) displaying product information, alerting you to any alarms and providing one-click access to the unit’s web-based control interface.

The WorldCast Manager is compatible with all WorldCast Systems’ equipment as well as SNMP devices from ANY manufacturer.

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WorldCast Manager
  



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Applications

Processing versions

 

Processing stages
Analog InputHQSound® 1 band versionHQSound® 2 band versionHQSound® 4 band version
Gated AGC
Parametric equalization 4 bands4 bands
Tone FX (LF and HF enhancers) 
Controlled Stereo enhancement 
Revolutionary multi-band processing 2 bands4 bands
Multi-band Limiter 2 bands4 bands
Dual path for FM and digital applications (HD, DMB, DAB…)
User and factory presets
Band upgrade capability 
Sound process delay< 3 ms< 4 ms< 6 ms
user report

User report

"Overall, the HQSound Processor is the best-sounding, most accurate audio processor available that I have found."
Tee Thomas, Chief Engineer, Ramar Communications, USA 

Specifications

Current version: 3.0.4

Analog Input
Quantity1 stereo
Level2 ranges : +12 or +24 dBu jumper selectable with software adjustments
Impedance600 Ω / 10 kΩ Jumper selectable
ConnectorXLR female balanced and EMI suppressed
AES/EBU Synch Input
Quantity / Connector1 BNC female connector
Sync typeWorld Clock - 44.1 to 192 kHz
Level1 to 6 V
Analog Output
Quantity1 stereo
Level2 ranges : +12 or +24 dBu jumper selectable with software adjustments
ImpedanceMinimum load impedance 300 Ω at +24 dBu
ConnectorXLR male balanced and EMI suppressed
Stereo generator Output
Quantity2 outputs which can deliver MPX or 19 kHz pilot (software selectable)
Level2 ranges : +6 or +18 dBu jumper selectable with software adjustments
Impedance600 Ω- Max load : 35 Ω at +18 dBu
ConnectorBNC female – EMI suppressed
Digital Input
Quantity1 stereo
LevelAES 3
Impedance44.1 to 192 kHz, 24 bits
ConnectorXLR female balanced and EMI suppressed
SCA / RDS Input
Quantity / Connector1 BNC female connector
Sync typeAdder (jumper selectable)
Level+24 dBu, identical to the MPX output (adder)
Digital Output
Quantity1 stereo
LevelAES 3
Impedance44.1 to 192 kHz, 24 bits
ConnectorXLR male balanced and EMI suppressed
Audio Performance
Processing delayFrom 1.5 to 5.5 ms (depending on presets and audio path)
Frequency responseFmHQ : 30 Hz – 17 kHz +/-0.2 dB (de-emphasized measured on analog output) HD : 30 Hz – 20 kHz +/-0.2 dB (measured on HD output)
Noise level< -90 dB (no pre-emphasis)
Distortion<0.02% THD (no pre-emphasis)
Separation>70 dB
Physical specification
External Dimensions (W / L / H)484 x 44 x 380 mm (1 U high)
Weight≈ 5,9 kg
Optimal Performance Temperatures+5°C - +45°C
Storage Temperatures-20°C - +70°C
Voltage90 to 265 VAC. 47 to 63 Hz
Humidity10-95% non-condensing relative humidity

Order information

REFDescription
TF00977-A0HQSOUND® PROCESSOR FM1
TF00977-B0HQSOUND® PROCESSOR FM2
TF00977-C0HQSOUND® PROCESSOR FM4
Hardware options
SP01536Advanced Remote Control Package for HQSOUND® PROCESSOR FM

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Brochures

  • HQSound PROCESSOR

    Published on Jun 7, 2016
  • AUDEMAT RDS Encoders

    Published on Jun 7, 2016
  • AUDEMAT ScriptEasy

    Published on May 30, 2017

Quick Start Guides

  • Upgrading the number of bands

    Published on Feb 16, 2017
  • Input / Output Configuration

    Published on Jun 14, 2017
  • HQSound PROCESSOR - Quick Start

    Published on Feb 16, 2017

Manuals

  • Advanced ODA configuration

    Published on Jun 7, 2016
  • HQSound PROCESSOR - Manual

    Published on Feb 15, 2017
  • Sound process - Manual

    Published on Feb 15, 2017
  • AUDEMAT HQSound Processor Configuration Manual

    Published on Feb 15, 2017
  • ScriptEasy - Manual

    Published on Jun 15, 2017

Catalog

  • Corporate Catalog

    Published on Apr 20, 2017
  • WorldCast Systems Overview

    Published on Jun 8, 2017

Press Kit

  • HQSound Processor - Media Kit

    Published on Feb 16, 2017
  • WorldCast Systems Logo - Press Kit

    Published on Feb 16, 2017

Others

  • Installation issues

    Published on Jun 7, 2016