BLU-BIB Soundweb London Break-In Box Input Expander


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The Soundweb London BLU-BIB or “break-in box” offers 8 channels of analog audio input expansion via the Soundweb London high bandwidth, fault tolerant digital audio bus.

This expander features a low latency, fault tolerant digital audio bus of 256 channels which uses standard Category 5e cabling giving a distance of 100m between compatible devices. The BSS Audio MC-1 fiber optic media converter can be used to increase the distance between devices to over 10 km (6.2 miles) using single mode fiber.

The BLU-BIB input channels are easily configured by six DIP switches located on the rear of the device, which select consecutive channels in groups of eight. This simple configuration allows assignment to any 8-channel range within
the 256 channels available on the digital audio bus. Input channel assignments are configured by DIP switch selection only. The BLU-BIB is not configured by HiQnet London Architect. Each channel’s input gain and Phantom Power are adjusted using buttons on the front panel.

The 8 analog mic/line level inputs utilize the same terminal block connectors as the other members of the Soundweb London family.

Signal present, clip, and Phantom Power per channel are displayed by front panel LED indicators. The front panel also contains a power status and applied gain LED indicators.
The BLU-BIB operates in three different modes, which are entered and exited via the front panel controls. Edit Mode allows the user to adjust each channel’s input gain and Phantom Power. Normal Mode prevents the user from changing input gain or Phantom Power. Stealth Mode prevents the same changes from occurring, but without LED illumination (except power).

The chassis is a half rack wide and can be rack mounted using the BSS Audio 1U Rack-Mount Kit. It can also be undertable mounted or wall mounted using the included mounting brackets.

The BLU-BIB break-in box input expander is powered by a 12V DC adapter which is included with the device.
The BLU-BIB and the other members of the Soundweb London family provide the building blocks of the perfectly tailored system solution.

• 8 Analog Audio Inputs
• Standard Terminal Block Connectors for Analog Audio Connections
• DIP Switches for Channel Range Selection
• Front Panel Input Gain and Phantom Power Control
• Front Panel Lockout for Tamper-Free Operation
• Front Panel “Stealth” Mode for Inconspicuous Operation
• 256 Channel, Low Latency, Fault Tolerant Digital Audio Bus
• Clear Front Panel LED Indication
• 12V DC External Power Adapter (included)
• Terminal Block Connectors for Power Connection
• Half Rack Width, Desk Mount or Wall Mount Chassis
• 1U Rack-Mount Kit available separately



Front Panel LED Indicators: Signal Preset/Clip (per input), 48V (per input), Gain (0/6/12/18/24/30/36/42/48 dB),
and Power
Analog Inputs: 8 electronically balanced on Phoenix/Combicon removable screw connectors
Mic/Line Inputs: Nominal gain 0 dB, electronically switchable up to +48 dB, in 6 dB steps
Input Impedance: 3.0 kOhm
Maximum Input Level: +20 dBu with 0 dB input gain, +8 dBu with 12 dB gain
CMRR: >40 dB at 1 kHz
Input Noise (E.I.N.): <-123 dBu typical with 150 Ohms source
Phantom Power: 48V nominal, selectable per input
A/D Latency 37/Fs [0.77 ms @ 48 k, 0.39 ms @ 96 k]
Digital Audio Bus:
Connectors: 2 x RJ45 Ethernet connectors
Maximum Cable Length: 100m/300 ft on Category 5e cable between devices
Maximum Number of Nodes: 60
Latency: 11/Fs [0.23 ms @ 48 k, 0.11 ms @ 96 k]
Pass Through Latency: 4/Fs [0.08 ms @ 48 k, 0.04 ms @ 96 k]
Power and Dimensions:
Mains Voltage: 12V DC external power supply included
AC Power Input to Adapter: 19W
BTU Rating: <65 BTU/hr
Operating Temperature Range: 0º to 45º C (32º to 113º F)
Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.65” x 8.63” x 7.75” (42 mm x 219 mm x 197 mm)
Weight: 2.96 lb. / 1.34 kg
More Information
Weight 5.000000
Length 16
Width 4
Height 13.5
Color Black
Manufacturer BSS by HARMAN
Manufacturer Model Number BLU-BIB
Manufacturer Part Number BSSBLU-BIB-M
UPC 691991600661
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