DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles

SD5B MAIN FEATURES

  • 124 Input Channels
  • 56 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR/5.1 Master Bus
  • 24 x 24 Full Processing Matrix
  • 2 Solo
  • 24 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 24 DiGiTuBes
  • 24 Multiband Compressors
  • 24 Digital FX
  • 32 Graphic Equalizers
  • Optional Waves Integration
  • 48/96/192kHz Sample Rate
  • Standard Optics

SD5B : Overview

DiGiCo SD5B: “Intelligence is power...”

Having firmly established itself in the live arena, as with other consoles in the SD Series, British audio solutions manufacturer DiGiCo has now added a broadcast application specific extension which allows it to become the SD5B, putting this processing powerhouse firmly in the broadcast arena.

The SD5 fits directly into the shoes of the D5, the console manufacturer’s first digital mixing desk, but benefits from the advancements made possible by DiGiCo’s proprietary Stealth Digital Processing™ and floating point Super FPGA technology, which adds a host of new features and a much bigger punch.

As with the SD5, the SD5B’s worksurface is a low noise, heat dissipation worksurface benefiting from Hidden-til-lit (HTL) technology, yet its five digitally driven full colour TFT LCD screens, three of which are touch sensitive, have a new configuration that allows easy access to single or multiple users. There are also two interactive dynamic metering displays (IDM) and quick access buttons are positioned down the left side of the channel screens for fast and easy navigation.

Incorporating the master screen into the worksurface design has allowed for complete user feedback, but maintains a lower profile meter bridge. This still allows clear visibility of those on stage for the user, with everything in close reach to the mix position.

As with all SD range consoles, the SD5’s superior headroom, dynamic range and audio quality are of paramount importance and its feature set surpasses any other console in its class.

As standard, the SD5 comes with a 2Gb fibre optic system, which is capable of running 448 channels of I/O at 96kHz, plus 56 console-to-console tie lines, allowing connection to up to 14 of the SD variant racks. There are three redundant MADI ports and local I/O includes eight microphone inputs, eight line outputs and eight AES I/O (mono).      

The SD5B has up to 253 input channels; up to 124 configurable busses, plus up to 5.1 master; a 24 x 24 fixed matrix; DiGiTubes on every channel, buss and output; 253 assignable Dynamic EQ; 253 multiband compressors; 48 stereo effects; 32 Graphic EQ; 10 x 4 (40) RGB backlit macro buttons; plus the ability to add a Waves upgrade.

For broadcast applications, the SD5B also includes dual solo busses for PFL and on-air soloing in mono, stereo LCRS and 5.1 and an LR/LCR/LCRS/5.1 Master buss.

 

 

Options

The following options are available:

Specifications subject to change without notice. E&OE

DiGiCo SD5B

Broadcast Console with Stealth Digital Processing™

Looking for recent install and sound rental user stories featuring the DiGiCo SD5B?

As a monitor console, it is great. The onboard graphic EQs sound great and are very easy to control. It is a great benefit to everyone that you can leave those big racks of outboard EQ in storage.

Karri Soilamo - Engineer - Pop Idol Finland

The DiGiCo platform has completely exceeded my expectations. The console is so clean and transparent; it is unlike any other console I have mixed on.

Zito - FOH Engineer - OneRepublic

The D5 is very quick to learn and it handles very well in a live situation. And of course it sounds great!

Ivan Mangelschots - DB Videoproductions

The DiGiCo consoles are very simple and intuitive to use and include absolutely every thing that is necessary to do the job

Miguel Escada - Gold Globes Gala

The gig itself was sure challenging, not only because of the venue, but also as FOH was actually 20m [approx 66 ft] stage right! Luckily having used the SD7 for so long with The Killers, doing a challenging show like that was more like flying a chopper with its trim balanced!

James Gebhard - FOH Engineer - The Killers

We are very impressed by the snapshot facilities. The client was really happy. They told us they had never heard such great audio quality from a mixing console. Thanks to the SD8 and SD9, the Canton Towers grand opening was perfect!

Stanley He - Rightway Audio Consultants
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