Eventide BD600 80 Sec AES Digital Broadcast Profanity Delay DUMP Button **READ** [Used]
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** QUIRKY INTERFACE ** • Tested/Guaranteed • Usually $2,995 • Up to 80 Seconds Delay • Cough/Ramp Up/Ramp Down • Fixed Delay • Latest Firmware etc
Photos are of the actual unit for sale
Used, in good cosmetic condition with AES/EBU digital I/O and 80 seconds of audio memory is installed. The unit has been tested and the delay functions (build up/down, cough, dum etc) all work as expected. The config menus work, but are quirky in that they sometimes stop responding and you need to wait a bit or start over after putting the unit back into bypass briefly. This only affects the initial set up process (so setting the delay length, ramp speed, analog/digital input etc) - which is something that you would normally only do once, and which is easy to cope with if you are willing to show a little patience. Once configured, the unit works as it should. I couldn't find an obvious cause for this and the impact is fairly low so I did not invest bench time into further investigation. The photos show the actual unit for sale. No printed manual is included but a copy may be downloaded from https://www.prostudioconnection.net/1501/Eventide_BD600_Manual.pdf. Firmware version is 1.5 (the latest version available). A few scratches in the top cover have been retouched with black paint to improve the cosmetic condition of the unit, in case it is not installed in a rack.
The BD600 adds more delay protection, improves fidelity, and expands remote options, while maintaining the user interface and yellow DUMP button familiar to all radio engineers. It is the culmination of thirty years of designing and manufacturing highly reliable delays for broadcast.
Featuring 80 seconds of delay, 24-bit digital and analog I/O, plus a host of new features, the BD600 is the new world standard.
Full details may be obtained from the User Manual at
Usually Sells For $2,995
- Microprecision delay mode for HD syncronization
- 80 seconds of delay protection
- "Panic" allows WAV file play back during delay rebuild
- 24-bit aes/ebu digital i/o, with optional wordclock sync
- 24-bit analog xlr i/o
- User-defined "dump" length segmentation
- "Sneeze" button for momentary edit
- Remote control capability
- Easy-to-wire euroblock for remote hookup (on base unit) [connector blocks not included]
- RS-232 i/o
- Programmable i/o
- Remote option offers 16 bi-polar opto-isolated inputs and 16 open-collector outputs
The New Standard for Protection
The BD600 offers an unprecedented 80 seconds of the highest quality revenue and license-protecting delay - twice as much as other delays. You have the flexibility to customize the delay buffer length from four seconds to the full 80 seconds. Dump can be customized in 1/2 second increments up to 10 seconds.
Each time the DUMP button is pressed, only one segment is deleted. For example, if a unit is set to the full 80 seconds of delay buffer, and is set up to provide 8-second dumps, you will have ten separate dump segments. Pushing the DUMP button the first time cuts out one 8-second segment. You still have 72 seconds of delay protection. If this is followed by more trash-talk, push the DUMP button again and you still have over a minute of delay protection.
The "sneeze" button momentarily "edits" audio entering the delay, allowing the host to sneeze, cough, or make a short comment without being heard on air - and without dead air. Your station cannot afford to work without a net. With the BD600, you will never worry about running out of delay memory.
The New Standard for Features
If 80 seconds of delay protection were not enough, the BD600 has a secondary backup called PANIC. This plays a .WAV file stored on a compact flash card.
While the file - a jingle, ID or other message - is played, delay is being built up in real time, allowing programming to continue in safety as soon as the jingle is over. This can also be used for painless entry into delay.
The unit shows not only an exact digital readout of delay time, but also has a "quick read" bar graph which instantly confirms "you're safe" at a glance. The BD600 is an 80-second stereo delay unit featuring analog XLR-type inputs and outputs, as well as AES/EBU digital audio inputs and outputs.
All front panel switches (except "configure") can be remoted, as can the status indicators. Both RS-232 in and out are included; four configurable control inputs and two configurable relay-isolated control outputs are provided via an easy-to-wire Euroblock barrier strip.
Expanded Remote Capability
The Optional BD600 Extended Remote is perfect for more sophisticated automated broadcast chains. 16 bipolar opto-isolated inputs may be configured to drive BD600 functions and general-purpose delay inputs. 16 open-collector outputs may be configured to output BD600 status indicators or to pass through delayed versions of the inputs. An RS-232 output provides a delayed version of the input, useful for driving a time display or for other control purposes.
Analog Input Characteristics
Audio Input Connectors XLR pin 2 hot, true differential balanced, +4 dBm nominal
Input Impedance 20 K Ohm (bridging)
Full Scale Input Level+26 dBu
Dynamic Range>104 dB
THD+N<0.003 @ 1 kHz, -3 dBFS
Crosstalk<-100 dB @ 20 Hz to 20 kHz, - 1 dBFS
Analog Output Characteristics
Audio Output Connectors XLR pin 2 hot, true differential balanced, +4dBm nominal
Output Impedance 20 K Ohm (bridging)
Full Scale Output Level+26 dBu
Dynamic Range>108 dB
THD+N<0.003 @ 1 kHz, -3 dBFS in stable delay state
Crosstalk<-100 dB @ 20 Hz to 20 kHz, - 1 dBFS
A/D and Digital Signal Characteristics
Sample Rates 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, Word Clock, AES/EBU
DIGITAL Inputs/Outputs 2 channels of 24-bit AES/EBU
Recorded Signal Specs
Frequency Response Live or Bypass: 20 Hz-20 kHz +- 0.1 dB
HD Micro Precision Delay mode 10 Hz-19 kHz +- 0.25 dB
Broadcast Profanity Delay mode 10 Hz-20 kHz +- 0.1 dB (while delay is changing 10 Hz-19kHz +-1.5dB)
Profanity Delay Maximum LengthCan be set to 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 20, 30, 40, 60, or 80 seconds
Micro Precision Fixed DlyCan be set from .010 seconds to 9.999,999 seconds in microsecond steps
Remote Control Connectors and Interfaces
Remote Control Inputs RS-232 control input and output
Basic Remote configurable inputs (closure to ground)
2 relay-isolated status outputs
Optional Extended Remote16 bi-polar opto-isolated inputs 16 open-collector outputs
RS-232 input and delayed output
Compact Flash InterfaceSupports Type I and Type II Compact Flash cards for .WAV sample playback and software update.
Power 40 watts, 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions Inches: 1.75h x 19w x 10.5d / CM: 4.5h x 48.3w x 26.7d
Weight: pounds (4.1Kg); shipping weight 12 pounds (5.5 Kg)